MONDAY, JUNE 21ST, 2021

ALL-IN LEARNING HALF-DAY TODAY: DAY 1 (ODD)

WE MADE IT! Congratulations! Have an amazing summer, CHS!

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Daily Announcements:

~ Find the newsletter with the links to our Student Help Labs here!

  • CHS Daily News NEW Student Editors: Thank you so much to Courtney Pratt and Abby Martin, our new Daily News editors!

  • SPORTS: N/A

  • SUMMER READING 2021: Click here for the summer reading list.

  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT: There will be academic support available to students in the library before and after school. Each day, two teachers will be in the library from 7:15-7:50am and 2:30-3:15pm with the exception of Friday afternoons, when the library closes at 2:30pm. This is in addition to the peer tutoring that is also available after school.

  • Check out the Daily News Features tab above for past posts of Rho Kappa's This Month in History, Black History Month, Remembering Juneteenth, Women's History Month, Asian American Pacific Islander History Month, LGBTQ+ Month, Earth Day, and March Mindful Moments!

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Happy Monday CHS!!! WE MADE IT!!!

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Daily Schedule: Half Day, Day 1 (Odd)

Lunch Schedule

Lunch 1: English, World Language

Lunch 2: History, Math, Student Services

Lunch 3: Arts, Science, Wellness

Links to Health, Safety, and Planning Policies

  • Locate the Canton Public Schools Strategic Framework 2018-2023 (Vision, Mission, Core Values): here.

  • Find the CHS Website here.

  • Access the Canton Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard here.

  • In order for students to attend CHS, families must complete a self-screening form for each student every day. That form is linked here.

  • Students must submit a questionnaire by the start of each athletic training or game which can be accessed here.

  • The link to the cafeteria and library seating form can be found here.

  • Staff and students are required to wear a mask at CHS. The entire face covering policy is linked here.

  • Families who wish to read the CPS Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios may visit this link here.

  • Learn about the 2009 H1N1 pandemic versus the COVID-19 pandemic from this Rho Kappa slideshow presentation here, created by CHS senior, Harshitha Valluri.

Thank you!

As we close the year, on behalf of CHS and all that used and benefited from the Daily News Website, we would like to give a big thank you to Amy Hylen for her incredible work! There is so much more that goes into the editing and publishing process than most know. The mission of the Daily News was to "foster an inclusive and engaging community, promote positivity, showcase diverse perspectives, and celebrate school culture." Amy has gone above and beyond that and made this website part of our school, honoring historical events, student's work, and keeping CHS up to date with announcements, sports, and schedules. Amy has done so much for CHS behind the scenes and worked with CCSC and CCC too. She has left a mark on this school and will be missed! Congratulations on moving on Amy, and thank you for all of your help and dedication! :)

Remembering Juneteenth

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued out the Emancipation Proclamation which made over 3 million slaves living in the Confederate states to be free.

However, more than two yearswould go by until the news of the Emancipation Proclimation reached African Americans living in Texas.

It wasn't until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 that the state's citizens learned that slavery had been abolished.

In celebration, former slaves immediatley begain feasting, praying, singing, and dancing together.

Click here to learn more about Juneteenth.

Juneteenth (This Saturday, June 19) is the oldest know holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Celebration

CHS Library LQBTQ Collection: here

Thank you so much to Atlas C-B for your help in creating this!

LQBTQ Milestones Timeline: here

Shout-out to Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Murphy for sharing this resource!

Marsha P. Johnson

stood at the center of New York City’s gay liberation movement for nearly 25 years. She was on the front lines of protests against oppressive policing. She helped found one of the country’s first safe spaces for transgender and homeless youth. And she advocated tirelessly on behalf of sex workers, prisoners and people with HIV/AIDS.

Jazz Jennings

is an American YouTube personality, spokesmodel, television personality, and LGBT rights activist. Jennings is notable for being one of the youngest publicly documented people to be identified as transgender. She also had a TV series called "I am Jazz."

RuPaul

RuPaul Andre Charles, known simply as RuPaul, is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, television personality, and author. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race, for which he has received eight Primetime Emmy Awards. He is considered the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States. In 2017, he was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Miles Mckenna

is an American vlogger, actor, and LGBTQIA+ advocate. McKenna is a trans man and is among YouTube's most prominent trans creators with over one million subscribers. His videos incorporate comedic skits and often include commentary on gender identity and other LGBTQ issues.

LGBTQ+ Acronym meaning:

Lesbian (wlw) Gay (mlm) Bisexual (bi) Transgender (trans) Queer Questioning 2-spirit Intersex Asexual (ace) Aromantic (aro) Demisexual (demi) Demiromantic Graysexual (Gray-ace) Grayromantic Pansexual (pan) Panromantic Omnisexual (omni) Omniromantic Polysexual Polyromantic Biromantic Sapphic Agender Pangender Bigender Genderqueer Genderfluid Genderflux Non-Binary (n-b/enby) Demi-Boy Demi-Girl & Polyamorous.

Weekly Shout-Out


This week's Shout-Out goes to the CHS Robotics Team

The CHS robotics teams recently completed their competitive season. The newer team, the Canton Gearhounds (FTC team #11723) was made up of all students new to robotics this year. They won the design award during the MA State Remote Qualifier Competition ending May 1st. This judged award recognizes design elements of the robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award was presented to the Canton GearHounds to recognize them as the team that best incorporated form and function into their robot. To win this award during their first competitive season demonstrated amazing effort, teamwork and coordination.


Canton's Veteran team, the Canton Robodogs (FTC #6040) earned the THINK Award at the same qualifier ending May 1st and as a result advanced to the State Championship. The THINK award is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. The Robodogs participated in the MA State First Technical Challenge Championship (remote) ending on May 22nd. They received one of the coveted judged Awards - the CONNECT AWARD. The CONNECT award recognizes the team for helping the community understand FIRST, the FTC, and the team itself. The team credits their win to helping to create and run the CHS Unified Robots program and creating an Engineers ZOOMED in series in which the team invited industry professionals to Zoom into their team meetings and shared their experiences. Congratulations to both teams!

Mindful Moments

(Check Out the March Mindful Moments Past Posts on the Daily News Features tab for more!)

~ Mindful.org: here

~ Brené Brown: here

~ Headspace Channel: here

~ The Science of Wellbeing: here

~The Mindful Movement Channel: here

~ Ms. Bousquet's Happiness Practices: here

~ Positivity lift - the Morning Mindset Podcast: here

~ Inner Health Studio - Coping Skills and Relaxation Resources: here

~ Daily inspiration from the book, Good Morning, by Brook Noel: here

Below is an excerpt from, Good Morning, by Brook Noel for daily inspiration

Upcoming Events

CPS School Year Calendar: here

CHS All-In Schedule: here

- Friday, June 18th: End of Term 4

- Saturday, June 19th: Juneteenth

- Sunday, June 20th: Father's Day

- Monday, June 21st: Last Day of School

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Hockomock Sports: here MIAA: here

CHS Athletics Blog: here

This Week's Athletic Events: Monday the 14th - Friday the 18th:

  • Monday the 14th: CHS Boys Lacrosse vs Oliver Ames, CHS Girls Lacrosse vs Oliver Ames, CHS Wrestling vs Sharon, CHS Varsity Baseball vs CHS JV Baseball

  • Tuesday the 15th: CHS Boys Tennis vs Foxboro, CHS Girls Tennis vs Foxboro

  • Wednesday the 16th:

  • Thursday the 17th:

  • Friday the 18th:

Our Week at a Glance

Culture within CHS Community

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Last week on June 1st, seniors attended their Gala at Granite Links to enjoy dancing, dinner, picture taking, superlatives, and especially having fun and making memories with friends before graduating. A huge-shout out goes to Mrs. Sullivan and Student Council for all the hard work preparing and planning to make this phenomenal night possible!

Fox 25 news anchor Chris Flanigan interviewed Meghan LaBelle about her documentary "Coronacoaster" for the news segment "Positively Massachusetts." Watch the documentary here.

CHS Softball had a big win against Foxboro this week with a final score of 6-5. Great job, CHS!

Congratulations to CHS Boys Lacrosse who have an impressive win record of 8-1. Girls Lacrosse also is strong in the Hock, after some great games against Foxboro and Oliver Ames this past week. Good luck to both teams against Oliver Ames this week!

CHS Boys Tennis claimed an impressive win over Foxboro with a final score of 5-0 during their last game, and the Girls Tennis team put up a good fight against Foxboro. Both teams will face Oliver Ames this week. Go Bulldogs!

Last Saturday, the senior class of 2021 graduated on a beautiful, sunny day at Canton High School. The CHS community is so excited for and proud of this amazing class. Congratulations seniors and best wishes for the future. Also, thank you so much to Mrs. Sullivan, Ms. Ashley, Ms. Armando, and all those who made this incredible graduation a possibility!

Check out Mr. McDonough's Hats Off to the CHS graduates video here!

The United 2021 threw an end off the year ice cream party this week to celebrate the end of the school year!

In his first varsity start, Andrew Middleton threw a perfect game with 16 strikeouts against Attleboro before pitching a one-hitter with another 16 strikeouts in CHS Baseball's victory over Stoughton. They are currently ranked at the top of the Hockomock League with a record of 6-1. Keep up the incredible work!

Girls spring track has a wonderful win against Oliver Ames this week with a final score of 55-81. Boys Track competed against Oliver Ames this week, too and fell just short with a final sore of 90-46 against North Attleboro.

Student Voices

~ World Language Week Website: here

~ Canton Creates, CPS Art Gallery Website: here

~ CHS Performing Arts Website: here

~ CHS Drama Club Website: here

~ Prism, CHS's Literary Magazine: here

~ Spectrum, CHS's Newspaper: here

~ CHS Senior, Alexis Newton's original poetry book, Sunshowers: here

~It's Always March Vodcast: here

  • Canton Public Library Website: here

  • CHS Library Website: here


  • CHS Students are now able to connect their Canton Google account to the library catalog! Watch this video here to learn more.


  • Students can now put holds on books and are able to see what books they have checked out.

  • HYBRID STUDENTS: Please put books on hold and wait for an email from Ms. T or Ms. Heelen saying the book is ready to be picked up in the library.

  • REMOTE PATHWAY STUDENTS: Please put the books on hold and wait for an email from Ms. T or Ms. Heelen. You will need to coordinate a pick up time or come on one of the monthly remote pathway pick up days.

This Week's Video by Meghan LaBelle

The June Takeaway

Memorable Messages and Moving Mantras


Don't Quit

By John Greenleaf Whittier


When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit,

Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns

As every one of us sometimes learns

And many a failure comes about

When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up though the pace seems slow—

You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out—

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell just how close you are,

It may be near when it seems so far;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit—

It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Congratulations, CHS, we made it to the end of the year! Even with all the crazy curveballs the 2020-2021 school year has thrown at us, the CHS and Canton community has been so resilient and has adapted so well! Amazing work this year, CHS! Keep it up!



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