"Canton Can"

"One Goal, One Vision, One Mission...imagine the possibilities" 
         Canton Public School District
Issue: #1October  2014
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CPSD High Achievers Honored
Superintendent's Excellence Banquet

Superintendent Ike Haynes and the Canton Public Schools Board of Trustees saluted the district's high achievers. The district honored 51 students who scored Advanced on multiple sections of last year's MCT2 or SATP at its Superintendent's Excellence Banquet. Six Teachers with the highest QDI (Quality of Distribution Index) were also praised. The awards banquet was held October 1,2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Ridgeland at 6:30 p.m.

Superintendent Haynes told students to always strive for excellence, have a heart for service, and have a vision for success. He encouraged students to never let anyone tell you that you can't achieve. He congratulated them on a job well done.

Students received a certificate, a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card, a 10 day pass to be exempt from wearing uniforms, and a 10 day athletic pass to attend the district's regular season sporting events. Teachers received a certificate, a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card, six duty-free passes, a leather portfolio, an umbrella, and a lighted key chain. The district thanks Venture Technologies for providing the gift cards and lighted key chains and the Personnel Department for donating the umbrellas and leather portfolios. Students and parents say they enjoyed an opportunity to celebrate their achievements.



















Goodloe Elementary School

Reuben Myers Canton School of Arts and Sciences

Canton Elementary School

Porter Middle School

Nichols Middle School

Canton High School

Advanced in Two Areas of the MCT2

Advanced in Two Areas of the MCT2

Advanced in Two Areas of the MCT2

Advanced in Two Areas of the MCT2

Advanced in Two Areas of the MCT2

Advanced in Two Areas of the SATP

Dwight J. Luckett, Jr.

Yasmine Jeffrey

Gredarian Smith

Karen Solano Ortega

Morgan Stanley


Trevarious Body

Isabella Jordan

Kanyla McMorris

Kiara Smoot

Charity Washington

Christopher Lewis

Jaylan Harris

Ryan Poston

TeMontre Fleming





Janette Bartolo

Seany Carrreto Cruz

Ahniya Myers

Lyna Nichols

Leandra Alexander

Travian Chambers

Araceli Gaspar

Zaria Ingram

Kadestiny Ousley

Charles Sullivan

JaMichael Branch

Tyreece Estes

J'Dia Martin

Jacques Ratliff

Kelly Salvador

Derrick Bailey

Imani Bailey

Michael Griffin

Myesha Stovall




Christion Grant

Rigoberto Leon

Montavious Esco

Inesha Jackson


Gabriel Bridgeman

Tiara Carter

Deontae Green

Michael Greenwood

Jeremy Prophet

Treonna Readus

Kayla Smoot



 Advanced in Three Areas of the MCT2




Advanced in Three Areas of the MCT2



Advanced in Three Areas of the MCT2



Advanced in Three Areas of the MCT2 & the Algebra I SATP



 Teara Hardy


Rachel Hawkins


Javian Doyle

Javion Smith


Timmy Bridgeman

Garrison Gillum

Kayla Wilkes















Nissan Mini Grant Winners

Nissan and BankPlus award the Canton Public School District more than $38,000 in Educational Mini-Grants


The district thanks its supportive community partners for helping make a positive impact in the lives of its students. Don Stoegbauer, Nissan North America Canton, Director of Body and Stamping  and BankPlus Senior Executive Vice President, Gene Delcomyn, presented Canton Public School teachers with a check totaling $38,931.00. Officials awarded the district 24 mini-grants to support innovative teaching and challenging learning projects that teachers created to enrich students' academic performance. The mini-grants cover everything from reading and math to science and health projects to increase student achievement. Grants entitled "Building Mathematics Through Technology" to  "Enhancing Literacy Across the Curriculum" were among the winning entries. Superintendent Ike Haynes thanks Nissan, BankPlus and the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson for selecting these deserving educational projects that met their criteria to support the district's educational curricula in grades K-12.

The annual education grant program awards up to $1,500 to individual teachers and school administrators to fund projects that annual school budgets cannot. Nissan held a reception, August 25, at its Canton plant to honor the winning teachers. 



"Be Smart , Don't Start"
Anti-Bullying Rallies
In an effort to raise awareness and prevent bullying, the Canton Public School District has launched an Anti-Bullying Campaign entitled "Be Smart, Don't Start." Students learned why it's important not to become a bully. Students say it's important to recognize when you are being bullied and seek help from your teachers or school leaders. Don't let incidents escalate. Administrators encouraged students to always report incidents so they can make sure to resolve any acts of bullying that may occur.

(Policy GHAA /JCBC)


The Canton Public School District does not condone and will not tolerate bullying or harassing behavior. Bullying or harassing behavior is any pattern of gestures or written, electronic or verbal communications, or any physical act or any threatening communication, or any act reasonably perceived as being motivated by any actual or perceived differentiating characteristic that (a) places a student or school employee in actual and reasonable fear of harm to his or her person or damage to his or her property or (b) creates or is certain to create a hostile environment by substantially interfering with or impairing a student's educational performance, opportunities or benefits. A "hostile environment" means that the victim subjectively views the conduct as bullying or harassing behavior and the conduct is objectively severe or pervasive enough that a reasonable person would agree that it is bullying or harassing behavior. Bullying or harassing behavior will not be condoned or tolerated when it takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, or on a school bus, or when it takes place off school property when such conduct, in the determination of the school superintendent or principal renders the offending person's presence in the classroom a disruption to the educational environment of the school or a detriment to the best interest and welfare of the pupils and teacher of such class as a whole.

The Canton Public School District will make every reasonable effort to ensure that no student or school employee is subjected to bullying or harassing behavior by other school employees or students. Likewise, the District will make every reasonable effort to ensure that no person engages in any act of reprisal or retaliation against a victim, witness or a person with reliable information about an act of bullying or harassing behavior. The District encourages anyone who has witnessed or has reliable information that a student or school employee has been subject to any act of bullying or harassing behavior to report the incident to the appropriate school official.

 Matt Sheriff Nichols Middle School Assistant Principal  Rally Coordinator

SPOTLIGHT: School Board Recognizes Faculty Achievements
STAR Team Awards

Superintendent Ike Haynes and the Canton Public School District Board of Trustees congratulated several McNeal Elementary employees for their hard work. Principal Shalondia Washington awarded Clarie Lovelace, LaBroski Herrod, and Tijuanna Glass with the STAR Team Award. Washington thanked them for their dedication, hard work, and support of the vision and leadership of McNeal Elementary during the month of August.  



STAR Literacy Award

Superintendent Ike Haynes and the Canton Public School District Board of Trustees also congratulated Shoney Harris. Principal Shalondia Washington awarded her the STAR Literacy Award for her dedication, hard work, and support in literacy at McNeal Elementary during the month of August.         

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. 

SPOTLIGHT: New CESC Principal Encourages Students
Principal Koche' Anderson   
   Canton Educational Services Center Principal Koche' Anderson says he is committed to making a difference in the lives of the children he serves. The 19 year education veteran has served seven years as a teacher and 12 years as an administrator. Anderson says he comes from a family of educators who have dedicated their lives to empowering and educating students in Canton, Mississippi. "I am a proud Cantonian who came back to my home town so that I could make a difference in my community. I graduated from Canton High School in 1992 with honors and ranked number four in a class of over 200," says Anderson.
   Anderson says he is one of two athletes from Canton to ever be named a high school "All American Football Player." The other person is his son, Keontre' Anderson, a 2014 graduate of CHS. Anderson received a full athletic scholarship to play at Mississippi State University. This proud Mississippi State Bulldog graduated in 1996 with a Bachelors Degree in Education in Biology and General Science Secondary Education/Pre-Physical Therapy. While teaching, Anderson obtained his Masters Degree in Education Administration in 1998 from Jackson State University.
  Anderson says as the principal of the alternative school, his goals are to help students in the following areas: promote better life skills, promote positive behavioral change, promote educational excellence, and  provide encouragement to change and improve. He also wants to send students back to their home school better prepared emotionally and educationally to deal with being in a normal school setting. Anderson says he wants to encourage students to stay on a positive path in life after graduation from high school.   
  He says the Canton Educational Services Center is a place where students receive a second chance. Students are admitted into the program because of multiple disciplinary infractions committed at their home school. The purpose of the program is to rehabilitate student behavior and promote positive change. Anderson says students will only be successful if they put in the effort and have continuous parental support and guidance. As a dropout prevention measure, the AIP Program is designed to give middle school students in CPSD, who are two or more years behind, a chance to make up two years in one. Students must complete a year worth of course work, plus summer school to be considered for promotion. The GED Program provides an alternate route of graduation for those students who can TAB in and perform well enough on the exam to receive their GED. Anderson says CESC also offers weekly counseling, character education, and speakers who provide encouragement to students.
 Anderson is married to Corice Greenwood-Anderson. She is a teacher at Nichols Middle School. They are the proud parents of Keontre', a freshman and football player at Jackson State University, MyQuashia, a sophomore and cheerleader at Canton High School, and Laniah, a fourth grader at Goodloe Elementary School. Anderson says he looks forward to many more years of encouraging and serving the children of his hometown.
Goodloe Elementary Book-Nic
Goodloe Elementary School students were focused on literacy as they enjoyed lunch outside with a good book. The students say they loved Book-Nic. It gave them an opportunity to have fun while learning. Students were encouraged to bring their favorite books from home and read them while enjoying lunch. Teachers also read to them. Sparky excited the crowd with a visit to encourage students to stay safe. He shared tips on fire prevention and safety rules. Students say they can't wait for their next Book-Nic.   
 CPSD Upcoming October Events
  • Oct. 14-17 CPSD Breast Cancer Awareness Week 
  • Oct. 16 Myers CSAS Take the Bully Pledge (wear orange shirts)
  • Oct. 16 Nichols Middle School Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 4-6:00 p.m. (cost $1.00 to walk)
  • Oct. 16 ShakeOut Earthquake Drill at 10:16 a.m.
  • Oct. 17 McNeal Elementary First Nine Weeks Award's Day (8:30-Kindergarten,9:45 a.m.-1st Grade, 12 Noon- 2nd Grade)
  • Oct. 17 Myers CSAS 5th Grade Field Trip
  • Oct. 17 CHS Senior Night (football players, cheerleaders, band members)
  • Oct. 17 Porter Middle School "Movie Day" students watch an anti-bullying movie
  • Oct. 17 Nichols Middle School Honor Scholars Dress-Out Day
  • Oct. 20 Nichols Middle School Girl Talk with Melody 9:00 a.m.
  • Oct. 20-24 CPSD Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 20-24 Porter Middle School/Goodloe Elementary College Spirit Week
  • Oct. 21 Nichols Middle School PTO & Awards Night/ Away Football Game against Ole Towne Middle
  • Oct. 23 Myers CSAS PTA Meeting 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 24 Myers CSAS Pink Parade Breast Cancer Walk 1:00 p.m. (parents are invited)
  • Oct. 24 McNeal Elementary Pink Out for Breast Cancer Walk (students may wear pink shirts with uniform bottoms)
  • Oct. 24 Nichols Middle School Red Balloon Release
  • Oct. 24 Canton Elementary Shining STARS Awards Day 3rd Grade at 9:00 a.m. , 4th Grade at 10:00 a.m. , 5th Grade at 1:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 27-31 CPSD Homecoming Week Activities
  • Oct. 27 CHS Highlight Your Class Day(wear neon colors)
  • Oct. 28 CHS College Warfare Day (wear college apparel)
  • Oct. 29 CHS Athletic Day (wear sports attire)/ Coronation at 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 30 CHS Spirit Day/Pep Rally (wear Homecoming T-shirts)
  • Oct. 30 Goodloe Elementary Kindergarten & 1st Grade Vocabulary Parade/ HalloREAD Night at 6:00 p.m./Myers CSAS Trunk or Treat (wear costumes)
  • Oct. 31 CHS Costume Day (wear Halloween costumes to school)
  • Oct. 31 CHS Homecoming Festival(tailgating set up) 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 31 CHS Homecoming Parade 2:00 p.m.) / Tigers vs. Mavericks Football Game at 7:00 p.m.



Canton Public Schools
403 East Lincoln Street
Canton,MS 39046
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