Canton High News

As you may know, in August when your student returns to school, Canton High School will have a new modified schedule that will include an 8 period day. There are several goals with this new schedule.  First, it will give students opportunities for additional electives which will allow for the attainment of 25 credits which are required for graduation beginning with the class of 2019.  Also, it should prove to reduce scheduling conflicts and provide more opportunities for student internships, VHS courses and is in alignment with the state graduation requirement that all students earn a credit in Senior Capstone. 

As we have done in previous years, all students will participate in our CHAT (Canton High Advisory Time) each Wednesday.  Student lunch periods have been scheduled into D, E, F or G period. 

Mon, Tues*, Thurs, Fri                                                       
  7:30      Warning Bell
  7:35 - 8:23 A
  8:26 - 9:14 B
  9:17 - 10:05 C
10:08 - 10:56 D
10:59 - 11:47 E
11:50 - 12:38 F
12:41 -  1:29 G
  1:32 -  2:20 H
WEDNESDAY
  7:30      Warning Bell
  7:35 -  8:20 C
  8:23 -  8:41 CHAT
  8:44-  9:29 A
  9:32 - 10:17 B
10:20 - 11:05 D
11:08 - 11:53 E
11:56 - 12:41  F
12:44 -  1:29  G
  1:35 -  2:20  H  

The schedule will rotate the first three periods of the day (as opposed to the first four last year) to afford teachers and students the opportunity to benefit from learning different subjects at different times of the day.

Rotation Period A,B,C
    M     T     W     Thu Fri
    A     B     C       B  A
    B     C     A       C  B
    C     A     B       A  C

Additionally as a part of our new schedule, the Board of Education has set aside time for Canton High School teacher’s to collaborate on a myriad of school and district initiatives with the goal of improved student learning. Twenty Tuesday’s have been selected for this “Community of Practice” time. On these dates, school will begin at 8:23 for students.

          September 29
          October 6, 20, 27
          November 10 
          December 1,8,15
          February 23
          March 1,8,22, 29
          April 5, 19, 26
          May 3,10,17,24 

The schedule for these days will be as follows: 

*TUESDAY *
(Community of Practice Dates)

  7:30       Warning Bell
  7:30 -  8:20     Teacher’s meet
  8:23 -  9:05    B
  9:08 – 9:50     C
  9:53- 10:35     A
10:38 - 11:20     D
11:23 - 12:05     E
12:08 - 12:50    F
12:53 -  1:35    G
  1:38 -  2:20    H  
On these pre-scheduled dates please keep in mind the following important information: 

   - Busses will run at normal time and students are encouraged to come by 7:30.
   - Students can choose to come to school at 8:20
   - If students choose to come to school at “regular time”, they will be afforded the following options:
                 -  Supervised area of Library Media Center, Cafeteria, Gymnasium and Guidance
                 -  Guidance-Method Test Prep, Guidance meetings
                 -  Club meetings- NHS, CATA, Student Council, Science NHS, other
                 -  Meet with SRBI tutor, Language Arts consultant, paraprofessionals
                 -  Assembly Time
                 -  Class or school-wide testing

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Canton High School Principal, Drew DiPippo, at 693-7707.


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Canton Public Schools has once again received a Best Communities for Music Education Designation!

                                                                                                            

Canton’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

 Canton named a Best Community for Music once again

Canton has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Canton joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016.

The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Districts that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are often held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the Best Communities designation, [District] answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

This award recognizes that [District] is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the new federal education legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation, signed into law in December 2015, replaces No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing—while leaving behind subject such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all children.

[“Insert quote from school official on how music education is important to this district and its students,” said District Official. “Insert quote on the impact that receiving this designation will have on the district’s music education program.”]

As [district] finalizes its 2016-2017 budget, the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education Award and the implementation of the federal ESSA law bring attention to the importance of keeping music education part of the school’s core education for all students. It also highlights music’s vital role in students’ overall success in school

Community music programs have been drawing increased attention because of a landmark study by Northwestern University brain scientists. These researchers found new links between students in community music programs and academic success in subjects such as reading. 


 

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