All area eighth graders are invited to compete for merit scholarships to attend Canterbury High School next fall. The 36th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Canterbury High School - 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Up to 10 students will earn $2,000 annually ($8,000 total for Canterbury High School) in merit scholarships. Register online at www.canterburyschool.org/scholars.
The Canterbury Family Fun Run/Walk - Tin Can 5K is an annual community event. This race offers great fun, fitness, prizes and the opportunity to serve the hunger needs of our community. Whether you love to run or walking is more your speed, bring the whole family on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Pre-register online for the race/walk at www.canterburyschool.org/funrun.
Our Homecoming sporting events kick-off with dinner, Friday, Sept. 15, from 5-6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by the Senior Lot. The High School House Board will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and chips for $5, and treats for an additional cost. #CavEats and then get ready to cheer for the boys and girls soccer teams as they play Lakewood Park Christian at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Admission is charged for soccer. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the High School campus will host Soccer, Tennis and Volleyball all day. The Girls Golf Team will compete in Sectionals at Timberridge Golf Course at 8 a.m. - Go Cavs!
Kelly Madarang, Canterbury's math specialist, loves to focus on interactive, hands-on math application with her students. During this recent workshop, students practice essential equations, improve their spacial cognition and understanding of geometry using blocks and group-oriented activities, and learn to think about math creatively through stories. One of Mrs. Madarang's primary goals is to break down the fear of math often instilled in students at a very young age. The students are not afraid to try and fail, and are encouraged to learn from their mistakes. Click through for video.
We are so happy to have first graders through seniors back at school on August 23. Faculty and staff have been back on campus meeting, training, and preparing their classrooms for the new school year. Many of our teachers experienced professional development opportunities or did research on their favorite topics over the summer and will be sharing what they learned with their students and peers this school year. Eventually, we will have all our students (Early Childhood and Kindergarten) back on campus again, and the new school year will really be underway. School begins at 8:00 a.m. for Grades 1-12. There is no morning Extended Day Care on August 23.
School begins August 23 at Canterbury School, but the Math classroom already has had a workout. For three days in August, Kindergarten through Grade 5 students had the opportunity to participate in the Math for Fun workshop, refreshing their math skills in fun and interesting ways before the school year starts. Kelly Madarang, Canterbury's math specialist, designed the program with a focus on interactive, hands-on math application.
It is time to begin planning for the upcoming school year and for High School fall athletics. The High School has a No Cut Policy - all students are invited to participate in our athletics program. Fall practice opportunities for many teams will begin on the first date allowable by IHSAA by-laws - Monday, July 31. 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).
Canterbury English teachers and the librarians have put together reading lists for every grade level (Canterbury Kids-Grade 12) this summer. Click through for links to download and print each list or save to your phone to use as a shopping list. High School students have assignments in addition to the reading that is due in August.
Canterbury School welcomes Ashley Smits, Class of 2004, back to campus to give the Graduation Speech. Robert Greene will deliver the Senior Speech. High School graduation begins at 7:15 p.m. Graduation is held outdoors on the HS lawn, 3210 Smith Road. Everyone is invited to attend graduation. This year Jonathan Zhou is valedictorian and Debra Choe and Ramya Tummala are the salutatorians. The 91 seniors have all been accepted to college and earned about $9 million in merit scholarships. The class performed 9,177 hours of service in the community. See the complete list of schools the seniors will attend:
Congratulations to Kyra Foster, as she advances to the Tennis Individual State Finals on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis.
Girls Tennis Sectional Champs! Watch the girls compete in Regionals this week at Carroll HS - play begins Tuesday, May 23, at 4:15 p.m.
The Canterbury chapter of the Cum Laude Society held a ceremony for new inductees. Guest speaker Mary Encabo, Class of 2009, delivered a message reflecting on the value of a love of learning and a respect for differences. Canterbury's chapter of the Cum Laude Society was formed in 1992. It honors and recognizes Canterbury's value of scholarly excellence combined with character. Induction into the Cum Laude Society honors and encourages that extra devotion to learning that marks true scholars.
The 91 seniors in the Class of 2017 received 360 acceptances from 150 colleges and universities. In preparation for graduation, each student is now fulfilling a 40 hour senior internship requirement. Students are gaining experience in settings such as hospitals, newspapers, food industry, congress, manufacturing, electronics and more. In addition to their senior internships, the Class of 2017 also volunteered in the community a total of 9,177 hours.
Sophomore Gabe Gabriel attended a news conference with his family and HS advisor Pascal Losambe on Thursday. Gabe was one of four area students to receive the Taylor Award for Safe Driving, which is a scholarship for driver's education courses. Winners were chosen through an essay contest.
Congrats to Jonathan Zhou, who was recently named one of the 2017 Indiana Academic All-Stars! Jonathan was selected from a field of 266 outstanding nominees from the state's private and public accredited schools. Academic All-Star distinction recognizes seniors who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities.
Music is one of those great equalizers that can really bring a history lesson to life. Mr. Westfall, social studies teacher, and Mrs. Tan, orchestra teacher, planned a cross over Americana Unit for the seventh grade. Some of the string students learned a few pieces of music relevant to the times being studied in social studies. The teachers then helped students make connections about the time period, travel, instruments and lyrics.
The High School Spring Concert takes place Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the community. The choirs, band and orchestra will perform.
Kindergarten students have been exploring spatial reasoning during Math Enrichment class. "Research has shown a strong correlation between a student's spatial reasoning and their future math abilities," said Kelly Madarang, math specialist. "Spatial ability is strongly linked to success in areas of science, technology, engineering and art."
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.