"Canton Can"

"One Goal, One Vision, One Mission...imagine the possibilities" 
         Canton Public School District
Issue: #2November  2014
To find out more about Canton Public Schools visit our website at www.cantonschools.net


Thanksgiving Holiday
Schools and offices in the Canton Public School District will be closed November 24-28  for the Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on Monday, Dec. 1.

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Canton Public School District

District Online Testing Schedule

School Year 2014-2015


Testing Date(s)




14- 21, 2014


District Assessments

  • Grades 2-8 Language Arts
  • Grades 2-8 Mathematics
  • Grades 5 and 8 Science
  • SATP Areas (Algebra I, Biology I, U.S. History, English II) 

January 7-16, 2014

District Assessments

  • Grades 2-8 Language Arts
  • Grades 2-8 Mathematics
  • Grades 5 and 8 Science
  • SATP Areas (Algebra I, Biology I, U.S. History, English II)

February 4-13, 2014

District Assessments

  • Grades 2-8 Language Arts
  • Grades 2-8 Mathematics
  • Grades 5 and 8 Science
  • SATP Areas (Algebra I, Biology I, U.S. History, English II) 


 *All online except Grade 2 LA, Grade 2 Math, US History & Biology

  Nichols and Porter  A-TEAAM


Nichols and Porter Middle School students say the guidance and support they are receiving from the Ambassadors of the Evers Academy of African-American Males or A-TEAAM is priceless. The A-TEAAM is a mentorship program which inspires young Black males in middle school to honor the life and live the legacy of Medgar Evers as they interact with a "village" of role models and mentors. This 'village' of mentors provides support and one-on-one guidance, utilizing a meaningful curriculum to empower these young men as they matriculate through middle school. The purpose of the A-TEAAM Movement is to improve the quality of life for young African-American males by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge and support provided by the guidance of a caring mentor. One objective is to assist them in making internal changes with an outcome of increased positive self-esteem and overall improvement in the way they view the world.

The A-TEAAM program's goal from 2013-2016 is to identify 200 African American males in across Mississippi to start a movement that empowers them to be confident and overcome inevitable obstacles they will encounter. Each year 40-60 males of color will be selected to participate in this project that will consist of a minimum of twelve 1-hr sessions from September to April each year. Additional sessions include an Organization Presidents' Training, a mentor training session, orientation sessions for the Ambassadors and for their parents and teachers.

This program will improve the quality of life for young African American males in several middle schools, including Nichols Middle School and Porter Middle School in Canton and Blackburn, Hardy and Powell in Jackson. The participants are provided a "village of mentors" with a purposeful curriculum. Parental involvement and teacher involvement are critical and necessary components of this project. Each organization has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Foundation agreeing to provide a 'village' of 4-6 mentors for two of the young males participating in the program. 

The ambassadors received gift cards for successfully attending and participating in mentoring sessions.


                                                            The organizations are:

International Community Ambassadors Network

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Delta Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Rho Lambda Omega Chapter

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Upsilon Upsilon Omega Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jackson Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Madison County Alumnae Chapter

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Rho Xi Lambda

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Jackson Alumni Chapter

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Beta Alpha Chapter

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Epsilon Kappa Kappa

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Mu Sigma Chapter

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Delta Zeta Chapter

The Links, Incorporated, Jackson Chapter

The Links, Incorporated, Le-Fleurs Bluff Chapter

100 Black Men of Jackson

100 Black Men of Canton

Forward Lookers Federated Club

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Jackson (MS) Chapter

National Council of Negro Women, Jackson Section

Men In Action

Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi


The Mayor Tony T. Yarber serves as Honorary Chairman of the JPS A-TEAAM program and Mayor Arnel Bolden serves as Honorary Chairman of CPS A-TEAAM Program.


CHS Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Installation Ceremony 

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CSPD Superintendent Ike Haynes


Albertine Nash, Job Specialist, Shelby Taylor, JMG President, Dr. Pearl Epps JMG Office


 The Jobs for Mississippi Graduates Career Association held its annual Initiation and Installation Ceremony, November 12, 2014 in the Canton High School Auditorium.  The guest speaker was CPSD Superintendent Ike Haynes. He  encouraged students to strive for excellence, be humble, and  be of service to others. He also told students not to be denied opportunities by preparing themselves to reach their goals. 

  The JMG Career Association is a student-led organization for career minded students who are interested in preparing themselves to enter the workforce and are involved in a program that is affiliated with the Jobs for Americas Graduates network.  All activities are offered to develop, practice, and refine skills necessary for personal, academic and career success.

 JMG Inductees for 2014-15:

Jesse Beal, Daniel Chambers,Keveyun Dillion, Zaundra Hobson, Janijah Kelly, Rufus Lewis, Tamyra Morment, Shakiera Page, Jameria Ratcliff, Shantwana Rose, Amber Slaughter, Shelby Taylor, LaMiracle Tucker, Christopher Mayfield 


JMG Officers: President- Shelby Taylor, Vice Pres. of Career Preparation- Jasmine Smith, Vice Pres. of Civic Activities-Jeremy Prophet, Vice Pres. of Social Activities- Tamyra Morment, Vice Pres. of Leadership Development- Jesse Beal,Secretary- Kenesha Cross, Historian- Jameria Ratcliff 

An Enchanted Evening: CHS Coronation 



           The Royal Court 


Mr./Miss Canton High              Mr./Miss SSAC                               

Shelby Taylor                            Alexandria Nichols

Stephon Green                         Monjarius Walker


Mr./Miss Freshman                 Mr./Miss Gifted

Makayla Anderson                    Brittany Mack

Montell Meeks                           Devontae Chinn


Mr./Miss Sophomore              Miss HOSA

Erielle Pheal                             Leonela Luna

Javarious Jones                       Jalen Taylor (escort)


Mr./Miss Junior                      Mr./Miss JMG

Jayla Camphor                        Kenesha Cross

Chris Mayberry                       Ja'Maal Luckett


Mr./Miss Senior                      Mr./Miss National Honor Society

Ilivia Jackson                           Rushunna Harris

Justin Davis                             Rodney Harris, Jr.


1st Alternate/Escort               Mr./Miss. Prom

Charissa Coleman                    Adriana Ware

Devie Freeman                         Felix Morment



Mr./Miss Beta Club                 Mr./Miss Skill USA

Nakeydra Carter                       Maribel Rosales

Curtis Washington                    Xzavier Carpenter


Mr./Miss DECA                       Mr./Miss Yearbook

Crystal Mays                            Monjenae Jackson

Redmon Emory                         Jamarius Brown


Mr./Miss FCCLA                      Miss Canton Career Center

Jameria Ratcliff                         Alexis Glover

Jesse Beal                                Michael Greenwood (escort)


Miss Spanish                           Miss TSA

Corchia Luckett                         Destiny Green  

Bralon Robinson                       Jacobi Lindsey (escort)


Miss NTHS                               Mr./Miss Choir

Lakenya Travis                         Ariane Hawkins

Gregory Richards (escort)        Fredrick Murry



Porter-Goodloe Royal Court 


Mr. & Miss Porter Middle School

Thomas Simmons & Camillia Goodloe


Mr. & Miss Homecoming...................Ric'Javious Carter & Kiera Luckett

Mr. & Miss 6th Grade........................Corey Garrett & Yasmine Jeffery

Mr. & Miss 7th Grade........................Jacques Ratliff & Rivian Rivers

Mr. & Miss 8th Grade.........................Frank Marroquin & Felandria Joyner




Mr. & Miss Goodloe Elementary School

Rictravious Slaughter & Jaelyn Carey


4th Grade Prince & Princess..............Dwight Luckett, Jr. & Laniah Anderson

3rd Grade Prince & Princess..............La'Javeon Griffin & Tyra Sims

2nd Grade Prince & Princess.............Eugene Luckett & Karyn Paige

1st Grade Prince & Princess..............Caydon Jones & Markeira Douglas

Kindergarten Prince & Princess........Willie Hooker & Aniyah Jones

Pre-K Prince & Princess.....................Demarkeel Jackson & Diamond Tucker


School Organizations

Mr. Football & Miss Cheerleader........Joshua Bailey & Nitza Velesquez

Mr. & Miss Basketball..........................Cedricus Caldwell & Jalaceia Smith

Miss Tiger Girl & Escort......................Jada Poston & Trayvon Blackmon

Mr. & Miss Band...................................Darius Dortch & Alexia Ross

Mr. & Miss Library................................Bryant Johnson & Carmina Williams

Mr. & Miss History................................Brendan Bouldin & De'maya Smith

Mr. & Miss Math and Science Club.....Rucell Harris & Maribel Lopez

Mr. & Miss Accelerated Reader...........Traveze Dunigan & Ta'Preikah Sutton

Mr.  & Miss Gifted..................................Ryan Poston & Kayla Campbell


Canton Public Schools

Board of Trustees Meetings


5:30 p.m.



 In an effort to increase parental and community involvement, the Canton Public School District Board of Trustees will rotate its regular board meetings to the

following locations: 

  •  September 9   Nichols Middle School
  •  October 14      Porter Middle School
  •  November 11  Reuben B. Myers CSAS
  •  December 9    Goodloe Elementary
  •  January 13      Canton Elementary
  •  February 10     McNeal Elementary
  •  March 10         Canton High School
  •  April 14            Canton Career Center
  •  May 12             Canton Career Center
  •  June 9            Canton Career Center


 *Special Called Board Meetings will still be held in the boardroom at the Canton Career Center. 

A Show of Support over a Thanksgiving Meal

CPSD parents and grandparents showed their support by visiting their child's school and enjoying a Thanksgiving meal together. Students say they love it when their parents take time out of their busy schedules to come to their schools to visit with their teachers and see what they are working on in their classrooms. Nichols Middle School displayed students' work on the walls in the hallway so parents could view their assignments after their meal.

McNeal Elementary students dressed as Indians, pilgrims and other early settlers to welcome their parents. Parents say they enjoy the opportunity to encourage their children to learn all they can while they are at school.

Shaquitta Wolfe enjoys a meal with her son Marquis
Shaquitta Wolfe and son
Tomba , Kameron,Te'Montre and LaKishia Fleming
Tomba, Kameron, Te'Montre and Lakishia Fleming
Hector Luna enjoys a meal with his son.
Hector Luna and son
A McNeal Elementary Mom enjoys a meal with her daughter.
Jaylan and mom Jamie Love
Jaylan  and mom Jamie Love
Mary Blackmon and grandson Jalan
Mary Blackmon and grandson Jalan

Goodloe Elementary Pumpkin Patch Visit

 Goodloe Elementary First Graders experienced an outdoor learning  adventure when they visited Nichols Boyd Pumpkin Patch. The students had a wonderful time learning about pumpkins and different kinds of animals. They also had fun taking a good old-fashioned hay ride.  

      Mrs. Dew and Joshua
 CPSD November Events


  • Nov. 13 CHS ASVAB Test (Seniors)

  • Nov. 13-21 District Tests

  • Nov. 13 CHS FCCLA Canned Food Drive

  • Nov. 13 Nichols Middle School DECA Conference (NCAA game) in Memphis, TN

  • Nov. 13-14 Canton Elementary Book Fair

  • Nov. 14 Progress Reports Issued

  • Nov. 14 Canton Elementary Poppin' Perfect Attendance (Popcorn & Movie for Oct. Perfect Attendance)

  • Nov. 14 Nichols Middle School Celebrates Spanish Heritage & Culture

  • Nov. 15 CHS Basketball Game at Velma Jackson

  • Nov. 17 CHS Jobs for MS Graduates (JMG) students attend Nat'l Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C.

  • Nov. 17-21 CHS Kirkland Group Tutorial offered

  • Nov. 18 Nichols Middle School PTO Slam-Dunk/Science Night

  • Nov. 18 CHS Basketball Game at Murrah

  • Nov. 20 Canton Elementary PTA Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 20 Nichols Middle School 6th Grade Thanksgiving Lunch & Learning Walk with Moms & Dads

  • Nov. 20 CHS Basketball Game at Wingfield

  • Nov. 21 Canton Elementary School Dance at 12:30 for the grade level that collects the most canned food

  • Nov. 24-28 Thanksgiving Break

  • Nov. 25 CHS Basketball Game at Vicksburg

  • Nov. 27 Have a Happy Thanksgiving!




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Canton,MS 39046
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