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Across the Generations

Canterbury students are learning about the art of communication and relationships by visiting FIve Star Senior Living, a retirement community in Fort Wayne. Middle School Religion/Service teacher Nancy Schantz tells us why the partnership is so important.

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Making Math Fun

Canterbury Lower School students are learning important math skills... and having fun! Math teachers Linda Corson and Kelly Madarang talk about teaching math at Canterbury and how they keep students engaged.

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Board of Trustees Announces Tuition Freeze for 2020-21 Academic Year

Canterbury School's Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that, for the first time in its history, the school will hold tuition flat for the 2020-21 academic year. Although this decision is based on many factors, ultimately, it is founded on a recognition that families make considerable sacrifices to send their children to Canterbury even at current tuition levels. It is also intended to ensure that the blessing of a Canterbury education is accessible to future generations

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Canterbury Students Go "Write" to the Top in Scholastic Writing Competition

You may wonder what Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Bernard Malamud, Marc Brown, and Myla Goldberg all have in common with Canterbury School. These world-renowned writers are notable alumni of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and recently, 43 Canterbury students across Grades 7 – 12 were recognized in this year's Scholastic Writing Competition, adding their names to that same list of alumni.

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Canterbury Artists Receive Regional and National Recognition in Scholastic Competition

The 2018-19 National Scholastic Arts Competition recognized more than 45 art and writing compositions by Canterbury School students, who earned six Gold Key awards, 10 Silver Key awards, and 31 Honorable Mentions. In the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio Art Region, 3,400 entries were submitted to this year's competition.

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What Home Means to Amanda Martinez Moreno: Canterbury School's National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar

Having moved from Mexico to Ohio at the age of 5, Amanda Moreno-Martinez found herself in a kindergarten classroom. "Hello, my name is Amanda," and "I like corn," were the only two phrases she mastered in English, and her nerves got the best of her. That childhood moment has come full circle as she...

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Unmasked: Celebrated Artist and Musician Aaron Cromie Visited Canterbury Middle School

While masks are often used to conceal identity, Canterbury Middle School theatre students recently employed masks for a much different purpose. Last week, celebrated Philadelphia-based artist and musician Aaron Cromie collaborated with students on mask work in performance, using masks to reveal important elements of themselves, including their thoughts and feelings.

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Award-winning Author Lola Schaefer Visited Canterbury School

This week, books came to life for Canterbury School students! On Oct. 1 and 2, award-winning children's author Lola Schaefer facilitated presentations and writer's workshops for students in the Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School divisions. Schaefer's engaging conversations tied in perfectly to students' classroom lessons leading up to her visit.

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Concert in the... Early Childhood Commons!

This morning's cool weather warranted a change of venue: Our Concert in the Garden event was temporarily re-named "Concert in the Early Childhood Commons"! But the children's bright smiles and the musicians' full notes warmed the halls and made for a magnificent concert nonetheless. This was the second installment of Concert in Lily's Garden, and this year, it was part of National Arts in Education Week...

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Canterbury School Celebrates National Arts in Education Week

Canterbury School is celebrating National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 9 – 15! The US House of Representatives designated the second week in September as National Arts in Education Week in 2010, with the intent of showcasing the transformative power of the arts. To celebrate, Canterbury School students will stretch themselves creatively, explore ways to communicate, and create original content. In addition to regular Fine Arts classes, students from...

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Author Visit: Lola Schaefer

We have a special guest arriving in October! On Oct. 1 and 2, 2018, children's author Lola Schaefer will visit and speak with Canterbury School students in the Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School divisions. Schaefer has written more than 280 books for children, including picture books, easy readers and novelty books. An experienced speaker, she excites students with personal stories and shares writing tips she's developed during her career as a writer.

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Each Person Matters

This is more than just a billboard, a hashtag or a catchphrase. This is a story – many stories, in fact. And, all stories lead back to a special place found on Covington and Smith Roads in Fort Wayne, Ind., where each fiber is navy blue and white, where each action is filled with integrity and where each person matters.

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Cherry Blossom Festival "Can You Haiku?" Poetry Content Finalists

On Sunday, May 20, the Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival shared traditional and contemporary Japanese culture with Northeast Indiana residents, including a "Can You Haiku?" poetry contest. Several Canterbury Lower School students entered the contest and were selected as finalists. Canterbury Lower School Finalists were...

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Students Earn Recognition at 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, three Lower School students, and one High School student, earned recognition at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which is part of the 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art (JESA) Grand Awards Gala. Timothy Haist (Grade 4, 2026) was a Grand Award Winner for his piece titled "Theatre Lights". Victoria Kim (Grade 2, 2028), Estelle Pasko (Grade 4, 2026) and Sean Walulik (Grade 11, 2019) earned Regional Awards for their artworks.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Join us for a minimally designed, but magnificently creative, student-directed performance of Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing"! Performances will be held Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Summers Auditorium.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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