While other students may have been at home on Friday, October 9, for Parent-Teacher Conferences, our Model United Nations team was on campus for the first in-house conference of the year! Our 18 delegates split into two committees and debated the reunification of Korea in 2025 and the World Health Organization. The club members would like to give special thanks to the club advisors, Dr. Young and Mr. Kean, for their hard work and dedication in making this event possible.
Congratulations to our Middle School Golf team for taking second place in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship! The championship round was held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at San Carlos Golf Club.
Who needs the “Monster Mash” when there was a “pumpkin smash” in Mr. Carstens’ AP Physics class? Our students had no idea what they were in for when Mr. Carstens started teaching them about the force rubber bands exert during their class.
The word “Cram” has a new meaning now, thanks to the efforts of eighth-grade student Dylan M. ’25. This fall, Dylan developed the peer mentoring program: Creating Role Models and Mentors (a.k.a CRAM). He asked his mother, Mrs. Lizy Dosoretz ’98, for help gathering underprivileged students in the Fort Myers area who need assistance with homework and can make it to her company, Elite DNA Therapy Services, on a weekly basis.
The past has come alive in Mrs. Hall’s fifth-grade Social Studies class! Rather than just reading about ancient Mesopotamia and the city of Ur, Mrs. Hall decided her class would get to immerse themselves in the rich culture and lives of the Sumerians. She broke out her trusty game board, dice, and playing chips so her students could play the Royal Game of Ur.
Canterbury School’s music classes are on the rise! Our fifth and sixth-graders faced two major changes this year and have handled them with enthusiasm: the pandemic and a significant change to the arts curriculum. With campus reopening in August, it was a slow transition to getting all the students ready.
In a world where Broadway has shutdown and theaters across the globe are closed or having to perform virtually, our own theatre department has hit the ground running. Our newly elected Thespian Troupe 5782 board officers are working hard alongside their staff supervisor, Mr. Aaron Jackson, to ensure that this year is the best it can be.
Autumn’s arrival at Canterbury does not just entail pumpkin spiced lattes, flannels, and football; it also means it’s time for Mrs. Sizemore’s hallmark activity of orange dissection. The orange serves as a stand-in for the brain and provides the Applied Psychology class a hands-on way to learn about the more intricate parts of the mind.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on our Cougar Vision Multimedia Team. This awesome team consists of Osa N. ’21, Tyler B. ’23, William M. ’23, Alden G. '23, Jake Z. ’23, Ellie A. '24, Zachary B. '24, Delaney F. '24, Reese C. '24, and Alexa G. '24.
As the pandemic continues and classes are mixed with in-person and remote learners, teachers alike are in a pickle. How do we make the flexible learners feel included while still teaching what we need to? Mrs. Amy Hoefling may have found the answer to her visual arts class: an app called Padlet allows her to display her students’ artwork digitally and enables the students to provide feedback about a specific picture.
Mr. Rowe’s Glowing Review exercise for fifth grade’s upcoming Earth and Space quiz couldn’t stay a secret for long. Already proclaimed by the fifth-graders as one of the best activities of the year, word quickly spread around the school over the course of the morning about the mysterious set-up in Mr. Rowe’s classroom. With black paper on the walls, strange lights around the room, and a new planetary system made from foam hanging from the ceiling, staff and students alike were curious and peeped their heads into the room to try to guess what was happening.
One of our Canterbury seniors, Austin S. ‘21, has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently named 16,000 semifinalists for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
After the amazing success of our Sensory Path, the School Counseling team has devised a new collaborative art project with our students. Throughout the first half of September, our Lower School students each had the opportunity to contribute to our Character Rock Garden. Located between the Sensory Path and the planter boxes outside of the Lower School, this beautiful new spot on campus is a great reminder of how unique our students are.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on our newly elected Junior International Thespian Society council members! Anika K. ’25 is President, Ellie M. ’25 is Publicist, Sophia B. ’25 is Vice President, Lucy W. ’25 is Secretary, and Natasha A. ’25 is Historian.
On September 1, 2020, our seventh-grade entrepreneurship students in Ms. Stephenson’s class participated in their first pilot program for the LIFT Off Entrepreneur Program. The goal of the program is to problem solve real-world challenges that will impact our community with unique and specific solutions.
This week Canterbury School welcomed back all faculty and staff to get ready for the 2020-2021 school year. The last time the school had everyone on campus was back in early March, so this moment was certainly a joyous sight for many.
Canterbury School’s new Sensory Path was created for Lower School students to use movement and poses to reset their bodies and minds when they are having a big feeling, they feel stuck or unfocused, or when they need to change their energy level.
Canterbury School is pleased to announce a generous gift from Robert Fawcett and Laurel Rosen to establish the Robert J. Fawcett Scouting Scholarship Fund. This award supports students entering Canterbury School in the seventh, eighth, or ninth grades who are currently participating in a local Scouts of America program and have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and student leadership.
Canterbury School welcomes several new faculty and staff members to our 2020-2021 school year. Each joins the Canterbury community with an outstanding background and a commitment to academic excellence. Please introduce yourself to the new faces you see on campus and welcome them.
Congratulations to one of our Odyssey of the Mind teams for winning the eighth place in the 2020 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually for the first time in the problem-solving competition's history.
Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills in French. Nearly 70,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 2020 event.
Canterbury School would like to congratulate all of the Upper School students recognized for their efforts in academics, athletics, the arts, and service for the 2019-2020 school year. Please enjoy the booklet below honoring our recipients. We plan to have a traditional awards ceremony where their achievements will be recognized when possible in the coming school year. Congratulations to all!
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, a group of students from the Class of 2024, along with their parents and members of Canterbury’s faculty gathered virtually for the Eighth Grade Awards Ceremony. Students were welcomed by Middle School Head, Mrs. Sharon Laconi before members of the faculty presented each award to the students.
Many of us are looking for ways to help those in our community battling on the front lines of the COVID-19 situation. Aaron Z. ’24, one of our eighth-graders, is one of the many eager to show his support.
Congratulations to several of our Lower School students for being recognized in the 2020 Florida Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Their drawings were selected by judges at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge from hundreds of entries from all over the state.
Congratulations to our students who participated in this year’s Congres de la Culture Francaise en Floride! Due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 situation, our team competed virtually in the competition on March 12-13, 2020.
Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica recognizes “high achievement in Spanish or Portuguese and promotes the continuity of interest in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian studies.”
On Monday, April 6, 2020, ten Canterbury seniors were inducted into the Canterbury Chapter of the Cum Laude Society. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools.
Congratulations to our two Odyssey of the Mind teams for their performance in the 2020 Sun Region Tournament on Saturday, February 29, at South Fort Myers High School. We are excited to share that both of our teams earned first place and will be moving on to the State Tournament in Orlando on April 11.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on three hard-working and highly creative juniors who are currently taking Advanced Placement Art and Design: Sara M. ’21, Lilli H. ’21, and Morgan R. ’21.
Canterbury School is closely monitoring information regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), particularly in light of the announcement there have been two positive tests for coronavirus in Florida, one involving a Manatee County resident and the other a Hillsborough County resident.
Congratulations to our students for winning second place in the 2020 MATHCOUNTS Competition for the Calusa Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society. The event was held at Dunbar High School on February 22.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on our Junior Thespian Troupe 89393 for their incredible performance at the Florida State Junior Thespian Festival held February 6-8, 2020, in Orlando.
On Thursday, February 6, Canterbury welcomed Kerry Kennedy to campus as a special guest of our Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) program. Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, an organization that works alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations.
Congratulations to Canterbury’s Mock Trial team on placing second out of six teams in this year’s Lee County Mock Trial Competition, which took place on February 7-8, 2020, at the Lee County Justice Center. Our students spent a total of 16 hours trying cases that they have been preparing since November.
On Friday, January 31, 2020, Canterbury School celebrated the dedication of Val Ward Cadillac Court. This generous donation represents one of the first gifts to The Lucas Match which included the renovation of the gym floor in addition to many other improvements.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on Canterbury’s Jazz Ensemble for earning a Superior rating at the District Jazz Music Performance Assessment on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
We would like to congratulate Bo H. ’24 on winning first place for the second year in a row in Canterbury School's National Geographic Geography Bee on Monday, January 27, 2020. We would also like to recognize Jason N. ’24 on earning second place in the competition.
Students from Canterbury’s Upper School community performed well in the Regional HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Competition held on January 25 at Estero High School. HOSA gives students an opportunity to study and acquire skills in more than 50 different fields related to medical science.
Canterbury School would like to congratulate several of our Upper School students who recently earned top honors at the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Southwest Florida Regional Event on January 10, 2020.
The Canterbury School Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on our fifth-graders who did an amazing job with their clay masks. They designed masks that embodied their personality and interests and sculpted the features out of clay as they honed their mask-making skills. After a bisque firing, fifth-graders used acrylic paints and other mixed media to decorate and finish their masks.
Several Canterbury students won top awards at the Thomas Alva Edison Regional Inventors Fair. The competition took place Saturday, January 18, at Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Marathon is a Canterbury tradition in which students run, walk, create art, and will learn life-saving techniques to raise money for worthy causes. This year, the dollars you donate will benefit The Heights Foundation, American Heart Association, Kids Care Disaster Relief, and Canterbury's CPR Program. The event will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020. As in year's past, the money raised will be split equally among the four charities.