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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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The Canterbury School Fine Arts Department will host visiting artists WindSync, a wind quintet ensemble featuring 2007 Canterbury High School graduate Emily Tsai, oboe. The group is currently on the Fischoff Double Gold Tour. The concert event "Pies and Pipes" will take place at the Canterbury Middle School Auditorium on Friday, September 30. The WindSync concert is free and takes place from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Before the concert enjoy pizza, salad and pie from 6-6:45 p.m. available for purchase in the cafeteria. Please email to let her know how many plan to come for supper.

Last May, Canterbury High School students wrote 403 Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Out of a possible score of 5, 89 percent earned 3 or higher and 72 percent earned scores of 4 or 5. Canterbury students averaged 3.98 on all AP exams. The Indiana average was 2.63.

Additionally, 94 AP Scholar designations were awarded by The College Board in recognition of the students' exceptional achievement. The AP exam is required for all high school students enrolled in AP courses for the school year.

Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, it will be raining (80 percent chance of thunderstorms) on our Fall Family Picnic Day, Saturday, Sept. 17. We are postponing the Picnic. The Alumni/Alumni Family/Parents of Alumni Tailgate event that was planned for Saturday is now canceled. Soccer and tennis are canceled. The sunny news, though, is that Volleyball is still on in the gym and we are planning to have the Fall Family Picnic on Sunday, October 9.

The girls golf team begins post season play Saturday, Sept. 17 with Sectionals hosted by Norwell. Tee times are 9 a.m. #5 Canterbury- Sara Diem; 9:08 #4 Canterbury – Samantha McAllister; 9:16 #3 Canterbury – Elisha Scott; 9:24 #2 Canterbury – Deborah Choe; and #1 Canterbury – Maria Teel.

Are the students writing on the table tops? Yes, they are working together on a problem from BC Calculus class. These new whiteboard tables are used by companies (eg. Google and Apple) that are very much into the design thinking movement. The tables are perfect for encouraging collaboration, innovation and fun.

The Enrichment Programs in Early Childhood help to balance out our youngest students' school day by offering the opportunity to create up to a full day experience. New to the menu of enrichment programs is ArtSci Conservatory led by Jane Berner and Jennifer Reelsen.

Marylynn Hammond, math teacher, decorated a portion of the math and science hallway with examples of Growth Mindset. Mrs. Hammond hopes to boost students' confidence and to change the way they perceive their own abilities. "I love sharing short videos and stories with my students that demonstrate how changing their mindset can impact their learning and success in a huge way," she explained.

It was a big day for Kindergarten students on Wednesday as they attended their first K-12 Convocation at the High School. The student and faculty event is a tradition to bring everyone together in Summers Auditorium to celebrate the beginning of a new school year and to put emphasis on "Building Community."

Canterbury artists and writers earned 208 Scholastic awards. Students and their teachers werel recognized at the Regional Awards Ceremony at the Grand Wayne Center. Entries awarded a Gold Key, went on to compete n to the national competition. For art, there were 13 HS Gold Keys and 3 MS Gold Keys. In writing, there were 51 HS Gold Keys and 8 MS Gold Keys.

It is time to begin planning for next school year and for fall athletics in particular. Fall practice opportunities for many teams will begin on the first date allowable by IHSAA by-laws: Monday, August 1. Athletes must plan to be present for 10 practices (one per day) prior to being eligible for a contest in that sport (Exception: Girls Golf requirement is 2 practices). Mandatory forms for High School athletes are due before your first practice on August 1. Forms are online now. Links are listed in this article to all four forms. Coaches, Practice Dates and more also are listed.

The summer reading lists are up on the Parents/Students Forms and Info page. This is the page you will use all summer as directed to download items and update information. We also have the summer reading list in this news item. Reading lists have been compiled for each grade level beginning with Early Childhood (age 2-K-Prep), Lower School (Kindergarten through Grade 4), Middle School (grades 5-8) and finally High School (grades 9-12). The High School assignments that go along with the reading and are due in August, also are posted.

The Class of 2016 had an amazing year at Canterbury High School as artists, athletes and scholars. All 90 of them graduated and have been accepted to colleges and universities. The entire class earned more than $8.2 million in merit scholarships. Where will they go next? Click the read more button to see the full list.

Please join us in celebrating retiring Headmaster Jonathan Hancock Sunday, June 12, from 2-4 p.m. on the Canterbury High School Lawn. Remarks will be at 3 p.m.

In possibly the wisest decision in its history, the school hired Jonathan Hancock in 1982. Jonathan was raised in England, where he received both a bachelor's and master's degree from Oxford University while studying the classics. He continued his studies at Harvard University, where he received a graduate degree in education. Jonathan also teaches seventh-grade Latin. He is retiring after 32 years of amazing accomplishments at Canterbury, and he will be greatly missed.

Click to see Mr. Hancock's Top 10 Memories and more.

The Middle School Houses are each named for the rivers and parks in Fort Wayne: Maumee House, St. Marys House, St. Joe House, Rockhill House, Headwaters House and Foster House. House Service Day is time for the students to learn more about these vital landmarks and how they can help sustain them. The students received education from community experts on the types of fish and wildlife in the rivers, also about water quality and deforestation regarding the Maumee River. For the service part of their day, they pulled the invasive garlic mustard plant from around the riverfront. Fort Wayne Outfitters staff made it possible for the students to experience the river in kayaks and canoes.

It was a special moment in the NOG as first graders from Mrs. Birkmeier's class presented a beloved Canterbury tradition - the Memorial Day Marching Chapel. Not only did students learn the time-honored march to Stars and Stripes Forever, they also learned the history behind Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was originally called. The students took their responsibility as honor guard very seriously. To learn more about Decoration Day and to watch the student's presentation and march...

We have several arts-related special events this week. Please invite your family and friends.


The art teachers and volunteers have been busy transforming the Middle School gym into a gallery featuring more than a thousand of student-created masterpieces. You'll be fascinated by the different techniques and genre of works on display. The Visual Art Exhibit features Lower and Middle School work.


The Art Walk will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Stroll through the Visual Art Exhibit and then stay for the free Middle School Spring Concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features performances from the fifth grade strings, fifth grade band, MS band, choir, orchestra and chamber orchestra. Not only is the concert entertaining, it is designed to demonstrate the students' technical and musical development and achievements this past year.

Cold weather and rain got you down? Think "Golf" and you will cheer up. It is time to make your teams for the Cavalier Golf Open - an 18 hole scramble and tailgate at Chestnut Hills May 23. Whether you are a serious golfer or just want to have fun - this tournament is for you. Everyone has a common goal - supporting Canterbury Athletics. Register online to play or for sponsor opportunities. Already have a foursome? Great! Need help forming a foursome, we can help with that too.

Seventh grader Olivia Roussel's novel, Vampires of London, received a Gold Key in the Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition this spring. Her novel went on to compete at the national level, where it received a Silver Medal. Only 29 novels in the nation received either a Gold or Silver Medal.

Canterbury School is pleased to announce the results of the 5th Grade Scholar Challenge! Fifth graders from northeast Indiana schools vied for the merit scholarships in the eighth annual competition. Merit scholarships were awarded based on standardized testing, essays, interviews, transcripts and faculty recommendations. Recipients were awarded $6,000 merit scholarships ($2,000 for each of the three remaining years they attend Canterbury Middle School).

The Indiana High School Athletic Association recently announced this year's group of 13 senior student‐athletes to be honored with the 2016 C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Award. Canterbury's Kate White was among the students. Kate runs cross country and track, plays soccer and swims. She has led the Champions Together effort at Canterbury, benefiting Special Olympics.

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