"Canton Can"

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

Canton Public School District Key Communicator
Issue: #3January 2015
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Happy New Year!



Granting Holiday Wishes

The Canton Public School District's Business Department  granted one needy child's holiday wish. Jha'Kim  Huffman's home was destroyed by fire, but CPSD Business Office employees were determined to make sure his spirits still burned brightly during the holidays.The employees asked the Goodloe Elementary student what he wanted Santa to bring him for Christmas and made sure he was not disappointed. His mom, Kimberly Dawson, and Jha'Kim say they were grateful for the gifts and support from employees. Business Office employees say they were overjoyed to bless Jha'Kim with the gifts to warm his heart.



Christmas Around the World

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A surprise visit from Santa and his elves excited students at Reuben Myers Canton School of Arts and Sciences. Students were reminded if they were naughty and not nice all year long, they would get a lump of coal instead of their wishes granted. The students also performed their play "Christmas Around the World" and sang carols to the excited crowd of students and parents.  


Polar Express Pajama Parties 




It was a pajama party for Students at Canton Elementary and Reuben Myers Canton School of Arts and Sciences as they watched the movie The Polar Express. Students were treated to hot chocolate, brownies and other treats as teachers helped make the book they have been reading come to life. Teachers and students wore their pajamas to school for the event.  The Polar Express, a  computer-animated Christmas fantasy film based on a children's book, is filled with dancing waiters who dispense hot chocolate on a train headed to the North Pole as it weaves an exciting plot filled with action and adventure. Students say they enjoyed the movie and are encouraged by the adventures found in reading good books.


Canton Elementary Holiday Celebrations



Canton Elementary students dazzled parents with outstanding performances from their choir, cheerleaders and drummers. Students and their families also took pictures with Santa. Students helped usher in the  holidays with their festive spirit. PTA President Albert Jones encouraged more parents to get involved and support their children by joining the PTA. Principal Shalondia Washington reminded students to keep learning by completing their homework assignments over the holiday break.

SPOTLIGHT:  School PTA/PTOs Show Appreciation



Nichols Middle School PTO showered gifts of love and appreciation on students and staff for the holidays. PTO President Irma Meeks spearheaded the event. She along with PTO volunteers, provided teachers and staff with a special holiday breakfast and gifts. The group also provided treat bags to students. The PTO  also rewarded students with a party for participating in fundraisers at their school. The money raised will help provide incentives  to encourage academic excellence and reward positive behavior throughout the school year. When students returned from the holiday break, Meeks and her team of volunteers delivered hand sanitizer, paper towels, and other schools supplies to teachers and students. The PTO also rewarded the Teacher and  Student of the Month

with incentives. Teachers and students thanked Mrs. Meeks and the PTO for their gifts of love and their devoted efforts to make a difference in their lives.  






Canton High's PTO expressed their appreciation for teachers and administrators by giving them gifts and requested school supplies. PTO President Bessie Archie applauded CHS' staff for their hard work. She encouraged more parents and teachers to pay the $5.00 membership fee to join the PTO and continue working together to provide incentives and other needed support to students and staff to increase academic performance at CHS. CHS Principal Timothy Chambers, parents, and teachers thanked Archie for her devoted leadership and relentless efforts to improve student achievement.  




Goodloe Elementary  PTA 




Goodloe Elementary PTA rewarded students for their accomplishments in their school's Reading Fair. First, Second, and Third place winners were treated to a pizza party in the library. PTA President Tyra Jackson and Vice President LaDrena Wise say it's not only important to encourage students to excel but reward them when they do. The First Place winners will compete in the District Reading Fair January 29.


Canton Public Schools 

 Board of Trustees Meetings 2014-15

  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: 


  • 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.

Holiday Treat


Canton Public School District Superintendent Ike Haynes gave employees a special holiday treat. Central Office employees and school administrators exchanged gifts and sung holiday carols to celebrate the season during their annual Christmas party. However, this year employees were surprised when Superintendent Haynes treated them to lunch at Two Rivers restaurant in Canton. He thanked employees for all of their hard work and encouraged them to stay focused on the task of educating children and making sure to give their best everyday. Employees thanked the Superintendent and board members for showing appreciation for their efforts.   



Board Chairman Johnny Brown, Board Member Reverend Moses Thompson, and Superintendent Haynes also thanked retiring receptionist, Mrs. Deloris Harden, for 39 years of dedicated service to the district. Employees say her professionalism, warm spirit and beautiful, welcoming smile will be missed.



 CPSD January  Events


                                                        "Canton Can"

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


  • Jan. 7-16 District Assessments

  • Jan. 9 McNeal Elementary Perfect Attendance Jean Day

  • Jan. 10 Myers CSAS students participate in Blues Marathon Kids Fun Run at 9:00 a.m.

  • Jan. 12 Goodloe Elementary Mom and Me Breakfast

  • Jan. 12 Myers CSAS Reading Fair

  • Jan. 12-14 CHS English II Test/

  • Jan. 14-15 U.S. History/Biology Test

  • Jan. 13 CPSD Board of Trustees Meeting 5:30 p.m. at Canton Elementary

  • Jan. 13 CHS USM College Recruiter at 9:00 a.m.

  • Jan. 15 6:30 p.m. in CHS Auditorium "Tigers to the Top"- Supt. Ike Haynes unveils goals and strategies to improve the Canton Public School District. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Jan. 16 Goodloe Elementary Kindergarten's 100th Day of School Celebration

  • Jan. 16 Canton Elementary Dec. Perfect Attendance Jean Friday

  • Jan. 19 MLK Holiday (Schools and Central Office closed)

  • Jan. 20 Parent/Teacher Conference Day 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (no students)/ Report Cards issued

  • Jan. 20 Goodle Elementary PTA Discount Card Fundraiser money is due

  • Jan. 20 Canton Elementary Bullying Workshop for Parents (3:00-4:00 p.m.)

  • Jan 21 Goodloe Elementary Science Fair Projects are due (2nd- 5th grade students)//CHS Delta State Recruiter

  • Jan. 22 Myers CSAS PTA Meeting/Literacy Night 6:00 p.m.

  • Jan. 22 Goodloe 2nd Nine Weeks Awards Day Program

  • Jan 23 Porter Middle /Goodloe Elementary Science Fair 8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. PMS Gym

  • Jan. 26-30 McNeal Elementary Winter Book Fair

  • Jan. 27 Canton Elementary Awards Day

  • Jan. 27 McNeal Elementary Mom and Me Luncheon

  • Jan. 28 Canton Elementary PTA Meeting/5th Grade Program at 5:30 p.m.

  • Jan 28-30 Goodloe Elementary Tiger Den Open

  • Jan. 29 District Reading Fair  9:00 a.m. at Goodloe Elementary

  • Jan. 29 McNeal Elementary Awards Day

  • Jan. 30 Canton Elementary TIGER Buck Dance

  • Jan. 30 Myers CSAS 5th Grade AR Competition Ends

  • Jan. 30 Goodloe Elementary "Nacho" ordinary Friday/Game Day PBIS Celebrations




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