The Canterbury Arts Department would like to shine the spotlight on Travis H. ’25, Daniel B. ’21, and Arabella L. ’21! All three musicians auditioned and were selected to represent Canterbury at All-State, the annual concert and orchestra conference by the Florida Music Educators Association.
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.
Co-Curriculars are back in action! The Upper School’s annual club fair was bustling with excited students on Friday, October 23, 2020. With more than 25 clubs, some of which are entirely new, the students were eager to browse the tables and ask questions during their advisory time. Although the clubs have had to adapt to an age of Zoom and virtual competitions, they have handled it with love, goodwill, and trust. Head of the Upper School, Mr. Carl Melamet, observed, “It’s promising that we are able to host the fair outside or even at all.” At the beginning of the school year, there were discussions over if the club fair could happen, and if the students could socially distance during it. However, our students have proven themselves to Mr. Melamet. “Our kids are showing a lot of responsibility when it comes to wearing their masks and staying respectfully distant,” he noted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.