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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Parent Association Presents: The College Preparatory Experience from Pre K through Grade 12

All parents are invited to this new event: Parent Association Presents, Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the HS Summers Auditorium. The topic is "The College Preparatory Experience from Pre K through Grade 12." Heather Case, director of college counseling, will lead the presentation with assistance from Nathan Kober, assistant director of college counseling. There will be an overview, discussion on college visits and demonstrated interest.

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Stop by the Open Houses Nov. 7 and 8
Interested in learning more about Canterbury School? Stop by the Open Houses any time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 7 or 8 for the Early Childhood Program and Kindergarten through Grade 8. The staff will be on hand to answer questions and take you on tours to see classes in action. Canterbury is located at 5601 Covington Road. Park in the South Bend Drive lot and enter through Door 1 for Early Childhood and K-4 and Door 19 for Grades 5-8. www.canterburyschool.org/visit

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Cavs to play for sixth state soccer title
  • The Canterbury boys soccer team made Indiana history Saturday with a record 11 Semi-State wins. The game against Boone Grove was scoreless at the half. In the second half, the Cavs brought the victory home with 3 goals - scored by Jonathan Bowen, Justin Baeten and Michael Clark. The boys will play for a record sixth state title against Covenant Christian (Indianapolis) in the IHSAA Class A State Soccer Tournament Friday, October 27, at 6 p.m. The game will take place at the Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl, Butler Univeristy 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis. Livecast: http://ihsaatv.org/?bfplayvid=46426
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Meet Canterbury's newest family - The Addams

The cast and crew of The Addams Family are putting the finishing touches on this zany production, sure to be a crowd-pleaser for Halloween weekend. The Addams Family, directed by Dr. Joyce Lazier, opens Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door - Adults/$10 and Students/$7 (students dressed in all white pay only $5).

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Canterbury plays in Semi-State Oct. 21

The Canterbury Boys Soccer Team spent a long day in Kokomo, first playing Liberty Christian at noon and then University High School at 7 p.m. on October 14. The Cavs were victorious over Liberty Christian 2-0 in the Semi-Final. They won the IHSAA 1A Regional Championship 1-0 over University. The Cavs will play in the Semi-State Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. against Boone Grove. The game takes place at St. Joseph HS in South Bend.

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12 receive National Merit honors

Twelve members of the Class of 201813% of the senior class – have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the October 2016 PSAT:

  • 6 seniors recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 5 seniors recognized as Commended Students
  • 1 senior recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar

We will await information regarding whether any of our Semi-Finalists will be named National Merit Finalists. Last year, 9 members of the Class of 2017 – 10% of the senior class – were similarly recognized. The following received awards:

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Canterbury students receive 79 AP Scholar designations and 7 National AP Scholar awards

Canterbury students continue to outperform area high schools on the Advanced Placement Exams. For the testing that occurred last May, students scored an average of 3.98 out of a possible 5.0 on all exams taken, with 90% of those exams considered to be "passing" – that is, scoring 3, 4, or 5. AP courses are taught at the college level. The College Board awarded Canterbury students with 79 AP Scholar designations and named 7 National Scholars in recognition of our students' exceptional achievement on these tests. The AP exam is required for all high school students enrolled in AP courses for the school year. Following are the results for each award:

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Sectional win marks 500 career wins for Coach Mauch

The Canterbury Boys Soccer Team had a dual celebration at the end of the game Saturday, Oct. 7. First, the Cavs won the IHSAA 1A Sectional in overtime 3-1 over Blackhawk Christian. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of regular play, both teams scored in the first half. The Cavs scored two goals in the first half of overtime. With this win came a major milestone for the boys soccer program's Coach Greg Mauch - 500 Career Wins.

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HOMECOMING INVITATIONALS BEGIN SEPT. 15

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!

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Math for Fun

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.

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Ready for the first day of school? We are!

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.

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K-5 students sharpen their math skills for the new school year

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.

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Fall sports begin soon at High School

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).

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Celebrating the Class of 2017

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:

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Cum Laude recognizes academics and character

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.

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Seniors are College Bound

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.

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Senior named Indiana Academic All-Star

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.

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Music adds dimension to social studies class

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.

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Cast of characters roars on stage

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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Young scientists try out hypotheses

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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Middle School students prepping for science fair

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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Students earn 37 Scholastic Art Awards

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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Students receive 128 writing awards

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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Two to play college soccer

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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Witwer receives national honors in computer science

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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Coach Mauch honored nationally for long-term service

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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Meet the Cast of the Three Musketeers

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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Sixth grader spells way to victory

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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