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The Lion King JR musical has a little bit of everything - comedic one liners, a villain, a hero and a love story. The Lion King JR debuts with dancing and singing lions, hyenas, birds, zebras and a whole herd of animals in the pride lands. Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, the cast and crew are set for their public performances at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are $10/Adults and $5/Students.

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Canterbury students in Group I who received Gold at the District competition advanced on to the State ISSMA event. Canterbury students brought home Golds for two string solos, a trio and ensemble members. Vocal and piano students earned nine Golds and one Silver for solos and Gold for ensemble members. Following are the complete results:

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Canterbury Middle and High School students spent extra time preparing for competition at the district level of ISSMA for vocal, piano and instruments. Students who competed in Group I who received Gold advanced to the state competition. Following are the district awards:

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Students are preparing to represent Canterbury Lower School at the Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 17 at IPFW. The following were selected from the Canterbury Science Fair: Representatives are Kianna Morrison, Grade 4, Is Bottled Better? and Jackson Glassley, Grade 4, Rolling...Rolling...Rolling. Alternates are Kiora Bell, Grade 4, and Sara Grabowski, Grade 4.

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Three students will represent Canterbury Middle School at the Northeast Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair in March: Alex Elko, Lucas Valcaracel and Abby Westropp. Alternates are Sophia Shugart and Jessica Zhou. Middle School students' projects covered a variety of categories including Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine and Health, Physics and Astronomy and Plant Sciences.

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Twenty Gold Key entries from Canterbury Middle and High School artists will go on to compete in the National Scholastic Art Awards. Canterbury students were awarded a total of 37 Scholastic Art Awards including 4 Senior Gold Key Portfolios. There were 3,068 art entries in the region competition, which ranks in the top five in the nation. The awarded works will be included in the region display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art February 12 through April 9.

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Canterbury Middle and High School students earned 127 honors in the Scholastic Writing competition for the region. Overall, 1,293 writing pieces were submitted regionally. Canterbury students received 39 of the 137 Gold Keys awarded, 56 of the 188 Silver Keys, and 32 of 153 Honorable Mention awards. The writing projects receiving awards will be on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art beginning February 12 through April 9. Gold Key writing continues on in the national Scholastic Writing competition.

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Canterbury High School held a College Sport Signing Ceremony Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, for seniors Madison Howell and Sydney Colby. Madison will attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering and play Division III soccer. The team co-captain ended her high school career with 13 goals, 6 assists and 2 state championships. Sydney will attend High Point University and play Division l soccer. The team co-captian ended her high school career with 39 goals, 14 assists and 2 state championships.

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A love of computer science and a lot of hard work has earned senior Sally Witwer the title of "Total Rock Star," bestowed upon her by her computer science teacher. It also earned her state and national recognition from the National Council for Women in Technology. Sally was named a winner in the Indiana competition and a National Honorable Mention in the NCWIT Aspirations for Computing Awards.

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The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) announced the 2017 Rising Stars of Indiana, which includes Emma Case, Rishubh Jain, Aarnval Lal and Keegan McArdle. Each Indiana high school was invited to recognize up to four juniors, based on their academic achievement.

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Canterbury Soccer Coach Greg Mauch was honored January 13 in Los Angeles during the NSCAA Awards Banquet in conjunction with the 70th annual NSCAA Convention. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America honored him with the Robert W. Robinson Award - High School Long-Term Service Award sponsored by the american Youth Soccer Organization. The award is presented annually to someone who has exhibited a career of contributions and service to both the NSCAA and the game at their constituent level.

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Canterbury is pleased to announce the Canterbury Scholars who will attend the High School next fall as freshmen. The 35th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition was an opportunity for all area eighth graders to compete for $8,000 ($2,000/year) in merit scholarships.

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The HS speech and debate team, led by Mrs. Alt, has earned the Leading Chapter Award in the Northeast Indiana District. This honor is bestowed on a chapter based on student participation and is the highest level given by the National Speech & Debate Association.

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Joyce Lazier will direct the next Canterbury High School Theatre production: The Three Musketeers. The show is scheduled for February 10 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. Auditions were held December 12 and the cast list is up. Musketeers will be played by Bo Geyer, Nicholas Kobs, Evan Stoddard and Case Davis. Click through for the complete cast list. One For All, All For One!

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More than 50 students tried to spell their way to victory in the annual Middle School Spelling Bee. Students competed in their grade level and then first place winners from each grade spelled off to see who would represent the school at the county bee. Madeline Phuong, Grade 6, is the school winner and Vonnia Anwar, Grade 7, is the school runner-up.

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The Model United Nations Delegations from Canterbury traveled to the Indiana University Southeast Conference in November. The topics they debated included the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Chinese Expansion in the South China Sea, Syrian Conflict, and Crisis in Ukraine. The group took away Best Delegation and Best Delegate awards.

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It looks like winter has finally arrived. Here are some reminders about school delays and closings. The criteria used in considering to delay or cancel school includes weather reports, other area school closings, specific local conditions and a desire to hold school whenever possible. The school recognizes that individual family situations and geography vary considerably and respects the right of parents to keep their children home in inclement weather.

Where will delay or closing information be posted?

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Senior Emily Westropp was profiled by 21 Alive's Zach Groth as the ABC21/Parkview Sports Medicine Scholar of the Week. Emily is captain of the swim team and runs track and cross country. She is an active volunteer, including with Erin's House. Click through for video link.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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."

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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."

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Girls Cross Country continues on to Regionals. The girls team placed fifth at Sectional, advancing them to the next race which takes place Saturday, Oct. 15, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion at 10:30 a.m.

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Lower and Middle School students enjoyed a music workshop with guest artists WindSync. The quintet introduced the students to each of their wind instruments and kept them entertained and tapping their toes with different genres of music and storytelling. The Canterbury Fine Arts Department invited this internationally recognized group to school, which features 2007 Canterbury alum Emily Tsai, oboist. (Video Post)

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Canterbury boys tennis team will be in action for sectionals Wednesday and Thursday September 28 and 29 at Homestead. The Cavaliers will play Wayne HS at 4:30 p.m. The sectional championship takes place Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

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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 mscheer@canterburyschool.org to let her know how many plan to come for supper.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Auditions have been held and the cast is busy rehearsing for the next high school musical: Beauty and the Beast. The show will run October 20, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. Cast in the role of Belle is senior Rebecca Bormann and the Beast is junior Mitchell Railsback, with senior Case Davis as Gaston. Click below to see who was cast in your favorite roles and be our guest for this memorable musical.

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Attention all Kroger shoppers: please visit www.Kroger.com and register your Kroger card for the Community Rewards program. Kroger's Community Rewards programs distributes $2 million per year to participating schools. Canterbury School received $8,000 last year through this program so please sign up. A $500,000 distribution occurs each quarter based on the total spending by each school.

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We are so happy to have first graders through seniors back at school on August 22. The hallways have been so quiet and lonely without you and your teachers. Eventually, we will have all our students (EC and Kindergarten) back on campus again, and the new school year will really be underway. So what do you need to know for day one? School begins an hour later than normal on Monday, Aug. 22, for grades 1-12 (we begin at 9 a.m.). There is no morning bus service this first day. Read on for more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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