"Canton Can"

"One Goal, One Vision, One Mission...imagine the possibilities" 

Canton Public School District Key Communicator
Issue: #9

April 10, 2015
To find out more about Canton Public Schools visit our website at www.cantonschools.net




Students at Canton Elementary, Reuben Myers Canton School of Arts & Sciences, and Goodloe Elementary School will take the new third-grade reading state test Tuesday, April 13-22. 
Students are required by a new state law to pass this test for promotion to the 4 th Grade.

The 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment will be used to determine students' reading mastery status. Students scoring at the lowest achievement level on this assessment will have the opportunity to be reassessed before the school year ends and over the summer. Interventions must be provided between the first and second test. Students who still do not demonstrate proficiency will not be promoted to the 4th grade unless he/she qualifies for an exemption. All information related to a child's promotion status will be communicated to parents in writing.Much work has been done all year long to help ensure the success of our K-3 students.  Parents please encourage your children to do their best on the test!   








 Managing Reality



Some Canton Career Center students got a rude awakening when they got a "Welcome to the Real World." The Mississippi State University Extension Service program is an active, hands-on, real-life simulation designed to help young people learn about the financial obligations adults face on a daily basis. Each student is given a scenario containing an occupation, marital status, and number and ages of children. After participants receive their monthly salary, they then proceed through the Real World, deducting taxes, determining a savings amount, and spending their monthly "salary" on the necessary or luxury items that reflect their careers and lifestyles. Participants receive no financial support from family or others. Some students say after participating in the program they learned how to better balance their money, make better choices, and had a greater desire to pursue a college education.













 CPSD  April 2015 Events

 "Canton Can"

One Vision, One Goal, One Mission....transforming lives, while building futures.


  • CPSD will be closed on Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday, April 6. Have a safe and happy Easter Holiday!

  • April 1-17 Porter Middle Popcorn fundraiser

  • April 2 Hunt for Knowledge Myers CSAS & Goodloe Elementary

  • April 8 CPSD will hold a (Pre-K) Pre-Kindergarten informational session at 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Reuben B. Myers Canton School of Arts and Sciences. Parents are invited to come learn about our new program and register their child for a screening appointment.

  • April 7-10 State Testing

  • April 10 Myers CSAS Kindergarten Zoo Field Trip

  • April 10 Canton Elementary March Perfect Attendance Jean Day & Bond Referendum Lawn Party 11:30-2:00 p.m.

  • April 11 Canton Elementary March of Dimes Car Wash 9-12

  • April 13-22   3rd Grade Gate Test at CES, Myers CSAS, & Goodloe Elementary

  • April 13 Porter Middle Nissan 8th grade visit

  • April 13 at 4:30 p.m., 15-19 CHS Prancing Tigerrettes Auditions

  • April 13 Pre-Kindergarten Program Registration 8:00 a.m.-12:00 McNeal Elementary School

  • April 14 Myers CSAS Spring Carnival

  • April 14- 29 CPSD New Pre-Kindergarten Program Screening/ There will only be 3 classes limited to 20 students in each class.

  • April 14 Porter Middle Library Appreciation Day

  • April 14 CPSD School Board Meeting at 5:30p.m. at Canton Career Center

  • April 17 CHS Prancing Tigerrettes Preliminary Audition at 7:00 p.m. admission $5.00 (open to public)

  • April 18 CPSD Job Fair 9 A.M.- 12 Noon Currently recruiting: teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, teacher assistants, maintenance workers, etc.

  • April 20-25 Porter Middle School Cheerleader Practice

  • April 23-29 MKAS K/Pre-K Assessment at McNeal and Goodloe Elementary

  • April 23 Myers CSAS PTA End of Year Meeting

  • April 20-24 Canton Elementary PARCC Motivation Week

  • April 24 Myers CSAS 4th Grade Paint Party Field Trip/5th Grade Funtime Skateland Field Trip

  • April 25 CPSD March of Dimes Walk

  • April 25 Canton Elementary 5th Grade trip to Memphis

  • April 30 Porter Middle Cheerleader Tryouts

  • April 30 Myers CSAS Choir Field Trip

  • May 2 Porter Middle Mardi Gras Ball tickets $5

  • May 4 Canton Elementary 3rd Grade trip to Braves Game






Canton Public Schools
403 East Lincoln Street
Canton,MS 39046
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