Awards & News


    High School choir students Vannessa Case, Sangeeta Reddy and Sophia Slates will be performing as members of the All State Choir Saturday, Jan. 17. The three will be part of a free concert at the Embassy at 5 p.m. This concert also is part of the INASTA and IMEA event.


    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. It is sponsored by the Indiana American String Teachers Association (INASTA) and the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA). The community is invited to attend this free concert.


  • 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.

  • Eighth grader selected to Regional Orchestra

    Clayton Perry, Grade 8, represented Canterbury Middle School November 15 at the Indiana ASTA Northern Regional Orchestra. Perry, a violinist, performed with students from around the region in the honors concert.

Coming Up

Fri Jan 30

District Debate Tournament

Sat Jan 31

District ISSMA vocal/piano competition

Fri Feb 06

IHSFA State Debate Meeting

Sat Feb 07

District ISSMA wind/string/percussion

Sun Feb 08


Location: Middle School