Welcome home, alumni.

Even though you have graduated, there are many ways to stay involved with Canterbury. Join us for events on campus including Homecoming, Alumni Tailgate, Fall Family Picnic, Alumnus Festivus, Laughing Cavalier, Trivia Night, Graduation and our many arts and sports events. Local and regional alumni gatherings happen throughout the year. There are also many opportunities to volunteer through the Alumni Association.

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Upcoming Events

The HS Horticulture Science class has successfully carried out a first in the campus Crawford Family Greenhouse. The class has grown a crop of lettuce using the hydroponic system. The produce was used for lunches and the salad bar menu. Growing this lettuce involves planting seeds in a soil medium, germinating the seeds into young lettuce seedlings, transferring seedlings to a hydroponic growing medium and net pots, placing net pots into the wells of the hydroponic system, allowing time for the lettuce to mature, harvesting and finally transporting to the school kitchen for prepping and serving.

What is the All School Hoopla? It's kind of like homecoming for basketball. Canterbury families from all school divisions, alumni and their families, faculty and staff, friends and fans are all invited. You will have free admission to a hot dog and chili supper in the HS cafeteria Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. As a special treat, basketball teams from Australia will be in town to play our boys and girls varsity teams. The girls play the HSE Emus at 6 p.m. and the boys play the HSE Kangaroos at 7:30 p.m.

Canterbury performing artists will give a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 W Berry St., Fort Wayne. The concert features Canterbury Children's Choir, High School Orchestra, Middle School Chamber Orchestra, Middle/High School Band, High School Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

Giving Tuesday, November 29, is a national day to support non-profit organizations that have made a difference in your life. This is the second year we have participated in Giving Tuesday as a campaign for our alumni -#MAD4Canterbury - Make A Difference, encouraging them to support the Canterbury Fund. Alumni have already begun to participate sending in their written testimonials along with their gifts. We hope to have at least 120 alumni participate for Giving Tuesday (20 of which are new givers), but all our friends and family are invited to give as well.

Canterbury seventh graders testified about the United States Constitution today at the Allen County Courthouse. The students have been studying the Constitution in social studies class through the We The People program. They read, write, research and put together their testimony. During the hearing they present their findings and answer questions related to their research. Judges include Veterans, experts in the legal field, faculty, Canterbury High School students and other professionals.

Senior Mason VanHouten is the recipient for District 1 IBCA Player of the Week for October 31-November 5. VanHouten tossed in 33 points with three rebounds, three assists and two steals as Canterbury defeated Wayne High School in its season opener. VanHouten, a Cal State-Fullerton recruit, sank 12-of-16 from the field, including 3-of-3 3-pointers, and 6-of-6 free throws.

Canterbury broke ground October 31 on the new Conservatory, which will be located on the northwest corner of the Clubhouse property. "This new structure will facilitate Early Childhood's innovative art and science programming," said Cherie Bowen, Early Childhood director. "You may have noticed new fencing which was set in anticipation of both the Conservatory and a raised garden bed. The project was supported by the Special Focus dollars raised during the Laughing Cavalier 2016 for which we are very thankful."

College Board Advanced Placement exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 and 5 is the equivalent to an A in a corresponding college course. According to a letter from Trevor Packer, College Board Senior Vice President of AP and Instruction, Benjamin Ryker received the top score of 5, resulting in his being "one of only three students in the world (amounting to just 0.006% of all 2016 AP Physics C: Mechanics Exam takers) to earn every possible point on this difficult assessment."

Mrs. Butler's Grade 8 Shakespeare class produced a unique audio recording. The assignment is a full-class collaboration to create a vocal interpretation of this famous monologue from Hamlet. "The challenge is to use all members of the class, choose what the most important pieces of the passage are, and to develop a way to express these thoughts through sound only," said Mrs. Butler. (Click through for the rest of the story and the recording.)

On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Canterbury High School Orchestra, directed by Mrs. Tan, performed at the Indiana High School Orchestra Invitational, sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

The Haven Interfaith Parents (HIP) at Canterbury School is hosting an interfaith event on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium, 5601 Covington Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46804, titled "Love Thy Neighbor." The moderated hour-long event will feature panelists from different faiths offering responses to questions posed by Canterbury students relating to the concept of "Love Thy Neighbor."

Canterbury's Equestrian Teams are competing in the 2016-2017 Interscholastic Equestrian Association events. IEA is unique in that riders do not need to own a horse to compete. They are assigned a horse at random and judged on their skills alone.

Six High School and five Middle School students participated in a Novice Speech Tournament at Bishop Dwenger. The High School team brought home the 3rd place trophy.

Canterbury music teachers have been working with their performance groups in class for the first concert of the season. The HS Fall Concert will take place Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. The concert is free and all families and the community are invited. The concert features performances from the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Concert Band and Orchestra. The concert will feature a variety of music from each group and closes with a combined performance of music by Irving Berlin that joins the orchestra and the vocalists who will be involved with the music tour in Ireland in November.

All students in Indiana are invited to play in a major chess tournament hosted by the Canterbury Chess Club. The Indiana State K-12 Grade Chess Championships will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 a.m. at Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Road. There are 13 separate divisions for students in pre-K through Grade 12. Pre-K students will compete in the Kindergarten division. Online Entry and more information at

Girls volleyball won the first round of sectionals against Eastside HS 4-1. They will play in the Sectional Semi-Final at 11:30 a.m. at Bluffton HS against South Adams on Saturday, Oct. 22. With a win they will play either Churubusco or Adams Central at 4 p.m. for the championship. Go, Lady Cavs!

The girls volleyball team will travel to Bluffton for sectional play. The girls play Eastside HS October 20 at 6 p.m. With a win they play again on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m. against either Woodlan or South Adams. The Sectional Final will be at 4 p.m. that day.

The high school cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast invite you to be their guest at this spectacular musical. Choose from Thursday, Friday or Saturday at 7 p.m. at Summers Auditorium. Tickets are sold at the door, $10 Adult, $5 Student. Catch up with Belle, the Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts and a castle full of dishes and objects just wishing to be human again. Don't miss this tale as old time.

Matt Kimbrell and Hannah Hoffman were the overall male and female race winners of the Canterbury 5K Fun Run, benefitting Associated Churches Food Network on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kimbrell posted a time of 16:43.5 (5:24/M) and Hoffman posted 20:04.6 (6:28/M). Kimbrell came in first over all racers and Hoffman came in fifth. Click through for the full race results and more.

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