CHS Weekly News – January 13, 2017

Good afternoon CHS families!

Notes from the Principal:

It was a quiet week at CHS as everyone appears to be refocused from vacation mode to school mode.  Having said that, exam time is drawing near for students taking semester long classes in the first semester.  The final exam schedule is as follows (Please note that final exams will have no impact on the regular, daily class schedule for that day.)

Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th:  
Psychology
Sociology
Law and Order
Modern Global Studies
Health and Wellness

 Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th:  
AP World History (Grade 10)
Government
Anatomy and Physiology
Semester English Courses (Heros & Monsters and  Shakespeare (H))

Don’t forget to check out the new CHS magazine The Arrow.  The Arrow is a news, arts, and literary magazine which is completely staffed by students.  We are very proud of their efforts as they take on this new venture with the support of advisor Carla Kurt, and we look forward to reading each article!

If you haven’t cleaned out your closets yet, it’s not too late!  CATA’s winter clothing drive runs through January 18th. All gently used winter clothing and footwear in all sizes can be brought to the CHS office and/or room 109.

Athletic News

Our winter sports are off to a very successful start, including our wrestling team which has a home meet tomorrow at 10 am.  Come out and support our winter sports!  Check out the athletics/CIAC website for the most up to date information on home and away contests.

Notes from School Counseling:

Scholarships:  

  • Seniors should complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov in order to receive financial aid for college. Information about local scholarships coming soon.  Meanwhile: 
  • All Canton residents: Create an account at www.cantondollarsforscholars.org/ to be eligible for local scholarships.
  • All Hartford County residents: Create an account at www.hfpg.org/ to be eligible for scholarships from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Juniors/Parents:

Please make your appointment for your Junior Meeting if you haven’t done so already! All appointments should take place over the next three weeks.

Snowflake Scramble

Join your friends on snowshoe or hike through the forest on a frosty day for the Snowshoe Scramble!  Lights On Canton is partnering with Canton Parks & Recreation Department to hold Canton’s first Snowshoe Scramble on Sunday, January 29 at 1 p.m. starting and ending at Canton High School.  The Snowshoe Scramble is a gentle, rambling snowshoe or walk through the woods and Mills Pond Park (or a brisk walk if Mother Nature does not cooperate with snow).   Hot chocolate and donuts will be waiting at the end, sledding and snowball fights are highly encouraged and four legged friends are welcome, too!  The Snowflake Scramble includes a toasty hat in Canton pride colors and entry into a fantastic raffle.  Registration for this fundraiser is $25 per person or $75 for a family of four. On-line registration can be found at the Canton Parks & Recreation website, http://www.cantonrec.org/info/activities.  Be sure to check the Canton Parks & Recreation website or the “Lights On Canton” Facebook page before you go to get the most updated course information!

LEAVE A LEGACY BRICK

Lights On Canton, the committee raising funds for permanent lights for the CMS/CHS track & field athletic complex, is proud to announce the opening of its “Leave A Legacy” patio brick fundraiser. This large, gorgeous new patio will be placed at the heart of the athletic complex and will feature a dramatic “BIG C” design in Warriors colors.  We invite everyone in Canton to show your Warrior pride and donate a brick to the new patio. Here is your ordering information!

Fully customizable bricks make an amazing way to recognize family members, an organization name or an individual achievement.  A brick also can serve as a lasting memorial to a loved one or a cherished veteran.  A variety of clipart can be added to the brick to reflect a commitment to sports, the arts, our nation or Canton Warriors.  Bricks also make outstanding gifts to recognize a parent, teacher or coach!

Standard size (4-inch-by-8-inch) richly hued red bricks are available for $100 donation and include three lines of customizable text.  Larger (8-inch-by-8-inch) red bricks are $250 and include 5-6 lines of text and the addition of optional clipart from the library on-line.  Our premium, large grey bricks are featured in the center of patio inside the bold “BIG C” design.  These limited bricks are available for $750 and include 6 lines of text. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Don’t miss this opportunity to leave a legacy while supporting Canton athletes and the Canton community!  For more information or to donate your brick, visit www.polarengraving.com/LightsOnCanton.

Lights on Canton also invites you to “Be a Beacon” in the Canton community by making a larger donation as well. Donations of $1000 or greater will be recognized on a handsome bronze plaque prominently placed at the athletic complex. Consider donating with another family, friends or even your street! In addition, many employers will match your donation at 100%.  Here is your donation form!

Please contact Kimberly Marze at kamarze@yahoo.com or Angela Tollis at angelatollis@sbcglobal.net for questions about brick donations or “Be a Beacon” gifts.

Canton Parks and Recreation is looking for students who would like to work for the remaining of the school year. The hours would be Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm beginning February 3rd and ending on June 15th.  Please see this Job Description.  Please contact Cedric C. Lawrence, Recreation Coordinator, at 860-693-5808.

Community Flyers

UPCOMING CALENDAR:  For the most up to the minute calendar, please check our Google Calendar on our website, which will indicate any changes in event dates.

January 16                 No School – Martin Luther King Day

January 19 – 21        Model UN trip

January 23                 Incoming 9th Grade Orientation

January 24                 2nd Quarter Ends

January 24                 Spanish National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – 3:30 pm

February 4                 National Ocean Science Bowl SEARCH at UCONN (snow date Feb. 5)

February 4                 Prisms Concert – 7:30 pm

February 11               Berklee High School Jazz Festival –

Jazz Ensemble & combo at Hynes Convention Center – Boston

February 14                Collaborative Tuesday – Students arrive no later than 8:15 am

February 18 – 25        World Language International trip to Spain

February 20 – 21        Winter Recess – No School

Drew DiPippo, Canton High School Principal