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Grade 2 Students Celebrate Earth Day

This year, our Grade 2 students have been studying Earth care. They've visited Fox Island Park in Fort Wayne, Ind., explored a landfill, observed deciduous trees throughout the seasons, and learned the importance of conserving resources like water. As part of the curriculum, the students painted a rain barrel during art class. Keep reading to learn more!

Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series: Carter Cast

You're invited to attend the Jonathan Hancock Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 15, at 7 p.m., in Summers Auditorium. Guest speaker Carter Cast will present "The Right – and Wrong – Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made and Unmade". During this special event, you'll receive an insider's look into why some people make it big while others, equally experienced, talented, and credentialed, fall by the wayside – all based on deep research into the topic of career derailment and Dr. Cast's own personal experiences.

Parent Association Presents: Staying Organized with Emily Fitzgerald

The Canterbury Parent Association Presents: Staying Organized with Emily Fitzgerald! During this lunch and learn experience, Certified Professional Organizer and Founder of OLS Organizing, LLC, Emily Fitzgerald, will share tips and tricks for keeping yourself, and your environment, organized and clutter-free. No need to register; please come as you are.

Fine Arts Weekend Trip

Last weekend, Orchestra students explored the Windy City with Mrs. Tan and Mrs. Butler! They participated in a string clinic at VanderCook College of Music, visited The Art Institute of Chicago and attended "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen at the Goodman Theatre. A day of art, traffic adventures and fellowship is certainly one to be treasured.

Peter and the Starcatcher debuts March 2 & 3

How did Captain Hook and Peter Pan come to be? Find out in the prequel as this magical story sails on the stage in Summers Auditorium with Peter and the Starcatcher. The play debuts at 7:00 p.m. March 2 and March 3. Directed by Ranae Butler. Play by Rick Elice. Composed by Wayne Barker. Adapted from Peter and the Starcatchers. Tickets available at the door, $10/Adult and $5/Student.

Parent Association Presents: Board 101

Parent Association Presents held its second presentation the evening of February 7th in Summers Auditorium. Presenters Jennifer Haines, Board Chair; Larry Weigand, Board Vice-Chair; Jim Kunce, Board Treasurer; and Bill Ennist, Head of School; discussed the role of the Board of Trustees in an independent school and the process for setting tuition each year. For questions, please contact Bill Ennist or Jen Haines.

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Canterbury hosts Diversity Summit for Middle and High School Students

Canterbury School welcomes today's guest speakers, panels, performers, students and faculty to the 3rd annual Courageous Conversations. The summit encourages a safe dialogue between the community and faculty experts and the audience of students in Grades 5-12, concerning topics that are real and present in our communities and our students' lives. As all conversations do, the hope is that the presentations will stimulate thought and further questions. "Our overall mission is to build respect and understanding for what is unique about each of us – our similarities and our differences. Being intentional in having conversations and embracing what is unique and different is paramount in creating global citizens," said Ben Ottenweller, assistant head of school.

Canterbury artists and writers earn 167 Scholastic awards in regional competition

Canterbury artists and writers earned 167 Scholastic awards. Entries awarded a Gold Key, will go on to the national competition. For art, there were 8 HS Gold Keys and 5 MS Gold Keys. In writing, there were 15 HS Gold Keys and 8 MS Gold Keys, and 4 seniors earned Gold Key awards for their Writing Portfolios. All entries are on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through April 8. Additionally, eighth grader Lucas Valcarcel's story, Conquering Your World in 5 Easy-ish Steps, has been chosen as an American Voices Nominee for the 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards.

Jain featured as area Scholar Athlete of the Week

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The ABC21/Parkview Physicians Group Scholar Athlete of the Week is Canterbury senior swimmer Rishubh Jain. Jain is captain of the swim team, and also does long jump for Canterbury track and field. He has a 4.5 GPA, and is heavily involved in other activities, including the Model UN and School Newspaper.

Meet the new Canterbury Scholars

Canterbury is pleased to announce the Canterbury Scholars who will attend the High School next fall as freshmen. The 36th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition was an opportunity for all area eighth graders to compete for $8,000 ($2,000/year) merit scholarships.

The Canterbury HS Speech Team placed 4th overall at the Bishop Dwenger HS meet. Nineteen schools competed. Nine entries from Canterbury placed. Final results:

Canterbury Fine Arts Presents: Christian Howes in Concert

One of the world's top Jazz Violinists, Christian Howes, will be the resident expert working with music students February 15, focusing on improvisation techniques and alternative styles. His visit culminates with a 7:00 p.m. performance for the greater Fort Wayne community, featuring Canterbury musicians. The joint concert will showcase unique and fun jazz and alternative styles music. Tickets available at the door (cash only): $8/adult and $5/student. The concert will be held in the Canterbury Middle School Auditorium, Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Good, old-fashioned research drives student success at MUN

Canterbury's Model United Nations (MUN) team took home 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places for best Delegate and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th for Best Delegation at the November IU Southeast Conference. Model United Nations is an educational simulation in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. During the IU Southeast mock session of the UN, the students were assigned to be delegates from specific countries. Canterbury competes in two MUN conferences annually, with 10-15 high schools attending each.

Spelling champ moves on to Regional Bee

Congratulations to all who participated in the Canterbury Middle School Spelling Bee! This year's winners are Oliver VandeWater, Grade 8 – school winner and Ishan Ramrakhiani, Grade 4 – school runner-up. Oliver's last round spelling word was "mandible," and then he spelled "malign" for the win. Oliver will represent Canterbury Middle School in the Allen County Spelling Bee to be held at IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center in the Auer Performance Hall on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The competition begins at 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Good luck, Oliver! Grade level winners:

K-12 State Chess Championships

The 2017 Indiana State K-12 Grade Chess Championships were held Saturday, Nov. 4, at Canterbury High School. A total of 130 students from Indiana participated in the tournament, including 47 students from Canterbury. Results for the Canterbury students: