Awards & News

  • "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" and eat dessert!

    What happens when you bring together some of the greatest comedic scenes ever penned by some of the 20th century's legendary comedy playwrights? You end up with this year's Winter Play, "Live, Laugh, Love." This play consists of 10 scenes performed by more than 20 High School students, many with multiple roles and differing parts, depending on which night you attend. Valentine's Day may be over for another year, but the loving and especially the laughing will live Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Summer's Auditorium. You won't want to miss it! Adults $10; Students $5. Both evenings feature a special dessert.


    Jelena Nguyen was selected to play violin with the Indiana All State Orchestra. The concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 17.

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  • High School students with Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay - Project V.O.I.C.E. Sarah Kay at the Middle School. A couple of brave volunteers spoke their own poetry in front of Phil and Sarah and the whole Middle School.


    For the past two days Canterbury has had two special guests on campus, and they have made quite an impression on students and faculty alike. Nationally acclaimed poets Sarah Kaye and Phil Kay from Project V.O.I.C.E. spent the two days inspiring everyone through their poetry, question and answer sessions and Spoken Word workshops.

    The English Department was able to bring Project V.O.I.C.E. here due to the Special Focus funds for Reading and Writing at Canterbury, that were raised during the 2014 Laughing Cavalier. Thank you, again, to everyone who donated and made this incredible experience possible for the faculty and students in grades 2-12.

    Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is based on three founding principles - entertainment, education and inspiration. The presenters focus on literacy, creative writing, public speaking, poetry, storytelling, performing arts, youth empowerment and collaborative learning.

    Students received a lot of advice about brainstorming and creating stronger, more visual writing, whether it be for a poem, an essay or for a presentation. Sarah and Phil said it is important to capture those "Aha" or "Uh" moments jotting down key words in a notebook or even texting them to yourself throughout the day. (They were jotting notes about what students and faculty said that inspired them during the workshops.) Then when you go back to brainstorm about writing, you have a bread trail of anecdotes from which to select. Students also learned the difference between abstract concepts and sensory details. They practiced using their five senses to write more descriptively and to give more power to their words, especially the spoken word.

    Phil and Sarah put the faculty to work during their Project V.O.I.C.E Spoken Word session. In this professional development opportunity, the teachers learned additional ways to use Spoken Word in their different fields of study and how to promote student creativity and buy-in for using the Spoken Word skills. The teachers did some of the same brainstorming, writing and performance exercises that the students experienced in their workshops.

    To learn more about Project V.O.I.C.E. and its poets, visit

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  • Two selected to All Region Band

    Canterbury High School freshmen Catie Galbraith and Lauren Wayman were selected to be a part of the Indiana Bandmasters Association All Region Band, which takes place November 23 at DeKalb High School. Both play the clarinet. This is an ensemble comprised of more than 100 young musicians from across the region.

Coming Up

Sat Mar 07

IHSFA Speech Sectional

Wed Mar 11

Shrek Jr. - (Grandparent Performance)

4:15 PM
Location: Middle School Auditorium, 5601 Covington Road
Thu Mar 12

Shrek Jr. (Student and Faculty performance)

1:00 PM
Location: Middle School Auditorium
Fri Mar 13

Shrek Jr. - Middle School Musical

7:30 PM
Location: Middle School Auditorium
Sat Mar 14

Shrek Jr. - Middle School Musical

7:30 PM
Location: Middle School Auditorium