"Canton Can"

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

Canton Public School District Key Communicator
Issue: #6

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


Winter Weather Days


CPSD has received a waiver from the state to forgive the two days lost due to winter weather. Please note on your calendar that we will NOT have school on

Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday, April 6.



The Canton Public School District invites the community to attend its " Against All Odds" Rally at Nichols Middle School Football Field Saturday, March 28. School leaders will be on hand to share information about the March 31st School Bond Election. The carnival style event will offer loads of fun for families with music, food and other exciting activities.  The event gets underway at 12 Noon. We hope to see you there! 


Go Vote!

Tuesday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March 31

Nichols Middle School

529 Mace Street 



Saluting Excellence


Canton Public School leaders salute students for  bringing home top honors after competing in the Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair. CPSD students competed with over 1200 students in the two-day Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair. Four of the district's state winners were selected  as BroadCom nominees and will compete with the top 10% of 6-8th graders in the nation for a trip Washington and a grand prize of $25,000. Our BroadCom nominees are:  Aaliyah Archie, Treveze Dunigan, Shata Harmon, and Ta'Prekiah Sutton. These students will compete in the State Science Fair held at the University of Southern Mississippi. The district congratulates all of the students whose outstanding efforts allowed them to compete in  one of the state's largest regional science competitions.

This Regional Fair provides a platform for elementary, middle and high school students from Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Warren counties to  showcase their independent research and compete for cash prizes and awards in 10 categories. Jackson State University hosted the fair and partnered with dozens of corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors to offer support and awards for the event.


Huey Porter Middle School:

1st place:

 Aaliyah Archie - Botany
 Shata Harmon - Medicine and Health 

2nd place:

Treveze Dunigan - Behavioral Science
Ta'Prekiah Sutton - Zoology  

3rd place:

Camillia Goodloe  - Behavioral Science 


Goodloe Elementary School:


 1st place:

  Cortez Dunigan (3rd grader) - Physics 

2nd place:

 Jakiah Taylor (2nd grader) - Chemistry

 5th place:

Leah Stewart (3rd grader)- Engineering 

6th place:

Dwight Luckett, Jr. (4th grader)- Earth and Space Science


Nichols Middle School:


4th place: Rucell Harris, Jr. -Zoology

4th place: Vergie Jackson - Biochemistry

5th place: Cierra Hughes - Physics

5th place: Jimmy Foster - Zoology

6th place: Jakayla Denton -Behavioral Science


State Fair Winners: 

3rd Place  Camillia Goodloe- Behavioral Science

4th Place  Ta'Prekiah Sutton-Zoology  








 CPSD  March  2015 Events

 "Canton Can"

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

  • Rescheduled to after Spring Break---Goodloe Elementary School Day Pictures

  • Rescheduled to after Spring Break---Canton Elementary Parent Academy

  • March 2 "Read Across America"

  • March 3 McNeal Elementary Black History Program @5:30

  • March 6 Nichols Middle Perfect Attendance/Behavior Party

  • March 6 Myers CSAS 5th Grade Spring Break Celebration

  • March 6 CPSD students participate in the State Reading Fair

  • March 6 McNeal Perfect Attendance Celebration

  • March 3-6 Nine Weeks Assessments

  • March 9-13 Spring Break (Schools and Central Office Closed)

  • March 16 Canton Elementary Science Fair Projects due (4th & 5th graders)

  • March 17-31 Performance Based Assessments / (April 1 Make-Up Testing)

  • March 17 "Rock the Vote T-Shirt Making Day" at CES/McNeal Elementary(Bring a white T-Shirt)

  • March 19 CPSD students participate in Regional Science Fair at JSU

  • March 19 Nichols 8th Grade Course Selection

  • March 20 Canton Elementary begin Weekend Homework/ Perfect Attendance Jean Day

  • March 20 "Rock the Vote Dance" for ELEMENTARY students only from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Nichols Middle School Gym

  • March 20 McNeal Elementary Weekend Homework Begins 

  • March 20 Myers CSAS 1st Grade Trip to Petrified Forest

  • March 21 Canton Elementary March of Dimes Car Wash 9 a.m.-12 noon

  • March 21 Porter Middle PTO "Mother-Daughter/Father-Son Luncheon" 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. ($10 couple, add 2.50 for each extra person)

  • March 21   March Madness Parent Academy

  • March 23 Report Cards Issued

  • March 24 State Testing Begins

  • March 26 Myers CSAS PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m.

  • March 26 Lunch with Dads

  • March 27 Canton Elementary School Day Pictures

  • March 27 Canton Elementary "Tape the Principal to the Wall" in the    name of March of Dimes

  • March 28 Canvass the Community Day/School Bond Referendum Rally at Nichols Middle

  • March 30 Canton Elementary Awards Day (9:00 a.m. 3rd grade/10:00 a.m. 4th & 5th grade)

  • March 31 Go Vote! Canton Public School Bond Referendum Election from  7:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. at Nichols Middle School

  • March 31 Myers CSAS 1st Semester Awards 9:30 a.m. (K-2) , 1:00 p.m. (3-5



Canton Public Schools
403 East Lincoln Street
Canton,MS 39046
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