Canterbury School is pleased to showcase our new Grandparents Council (GPC) with the purpose of better connecting grandparents to our school community. Grandparents have always been a welcome presence at Canterbury through activities like our annual Grandparents and Grandfriends Day. Through this new GPC, we hope to expand opportunities to engage this vital part of our Canterbury community.
Although the Holiday Break is over, the festivities are still going strong in Ms. Grisell Abad’s Spanish classes! This month, she is teaching her students about “Los Tres Reyes Magos”, or The Three Kings Day. In Spain and many Spanish-speaking countries, it is an additional religious holiday centered around the Three Kings associated with the Nativity. The occasion is celebrated with gifts, feasts, parades, a lottery, and a special cake known as “The Three Kings Cake”.
Canterbury School would like to announce the student inventors moving on to our Regional Competition with the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Inventors Fair. Judging will take place between February 7 - 13, 2021. We are very proud of all our students who competed!
Seventh Grade students in Canterbury’s LIFT OFF Entrepreneur Program wrapped up their second project for the semester. This time, they had to troubleshoot problems for a local farm, market, and brewery, Southern Fresh Farms.
If you had told sophomore Max B. ’23 last winter that Science Fair would be happening over Zoom meetings, he probably would have laughed. Now, though, it only makes sense that most events would happen online with the number of cases in the United States growing every day. However, the impact of switching to online learning for most of the spring semester inspired Max’s project this year of comparing virtual learning with in-classroom learning.
Canterbury School is pleased to share that Plasma Air ionization systems are being installed in all buildings across campus as part of the school’s commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.
Congratulations to Hunter T. ’23, on his acceptance into the highly competitive Inspirit AI program at Stanford University! Hunter will be spending his two weeks of Holiday Break participating in an Artificial Intelligence intensive program hosted by Stanford alumni online. The conference size will be small, much like a Canterbury class, to allow for discussions among the participants. Hunter looks forward to the challenge of the AI program after having previously worked on Microsoft applications and website coding.
Congratulations to Kenny K.’ 22, on his Eagle Scout ranking! On November 9, Kenny received his credentials from National Boy Scouts of America for Eagle Scout rank, as well as the Bronze Eagle Palm for earning seven more merit badges beyond the required twenty-one.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on the yearbook editors! This photograph shows yearbook staff who are creating The Lair Volume 47. Front row: Delanie D. ’21, Jake R. ’22, editor Sara M. ’21, Ibi R. ’24, editor Brandon U. ’22. Top Row: Kristina P. ’24, editor Lilli H. ’21, editor in chief Selin H. ’21, and yearbook director Mr. Nick Grey.
Upper School students in Canterbury’s LIFT OFF Entrepreneur Program wrapped up their first major presentation. Our Introduction to Entrepreneurship Honors class worked tirelessly throughout the month of October to problem solve for Tarpon Lodge and Cabbage Key.
In the midst of the pandemic, a quiet surprise came to Canterbury: our first official diving team. While the school had previously had individuals compete within the season, there had never been enough members to count it as a “team”. This year, James G. ’24 and Ibi R. ’24 became part of that change.