Canaan Middle School Update

May 13, 2022

Principal Corner

We made week is the last week of the 2021-22 school year. Looking back on where we were at the beginning of the year, this is a good felling.

Congratulations to all our students, staff and families!

Please take a look at the events taking place over the last week of school. We are still in need of volunteers for CMS Field Day on May 26,2022. A link is provided to sign up.

5th Grade Field Trip-Ohio Caverns

Tuesday, May 24th, 9:45am

2210 Ohio 245

West Liberty, OH

Our 5th grade students will visit Ohio Caverns on Tuesday, May 24th and bring learning to life with the Social Studies standards that have been learned throughout the year. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you have questions or need assistance.

Field Day

Thursday, May 26th, 8am

7055 U.S. 42

Plain City, OH

Both 5th and 6th Grade will participate in a Field Day event to end the year. Each student should bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Students can also bring a towel or blanket for lunch to sit on as outside eating will be an option at Field Day.

We are seeking volunteers to help with this event and you can sign up at the link provided:


We hope you are using Peachjar, our new flyer platform, to find out what's going on here at Canaan and out in the community! You can find the flyer board here, or by clicking on the Peach logo on our school website. Lots of great summer engagement opportunities for students!

Superintendent Search Survey

Please help us with JA's search for a new superintendent! Follow this link for a brief survey.

Free and Reduced Lunch Information 2022-23

The JA Food Service Department is asking all families to complete their Free & Reduced Meal application in Final Forms, regardless of need, due to program changes for the 2022-2023 school year. The form can be found here for English speakers and here for Spanish speakers. This is also a great opportunity to update any of your child's information as well.

2022-23 Planning

As Canaan Middle School and Jonathan Alder Junior High School begin to plan for next school year, if your child will not be attending Canaan or Jonathan Alder Junior High School due to a move, please reach out to Mr. Keller or Mrs. Sowards to let us know. This information assist in planning efforts for next school year.

Spirit Week May 23-26

CMS Spirit Week sponsored by Student Council:

  • Monday- PJ Day
  • Tuesday- Summer Accessories
  • Wednesday-Hawaii Day
  • Thursday-Tie Dye

School Supply Kit Sale 2022-23 (For CMS 5th Grade Students this year)

School Store Link:

Our Canaan Middle School PTO is sponsoring a school supply kit for the 2022-23 school year and you can access this purchase at the following link:

The store will be open through July 1, 2022.

7th Grade Vaccinations 2022-23

The state of Ohio requires vaccinations for students entering 7th and 12th grade. The requirements include:

  • Students entering 7th grade-Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis), Meningococcal (ACWY)(Meningitis)
  • Students entering 12th grade-Meningococcal (ACWY) (Meningitis) (All students in grades 8-12 must have one documented Tdap booster)

If your child has not received these vaccines, please make arrangements to obtain these immunizations prior to the start of the 22-23 school year. You may schedule these vaccines with your child's pediatrician or family doctor. If your child has received these vaccines, please make sure to forward a copy of the record to the school. All 7th grade immunization records must be sent to Jonathan Alder Junior High School via fax 614-873-0845 and 12th grade immunization records to Jonathan Alder High school via fax: 614-873-4252.

4th Nine Weeks Report Cards/Spring MAP Reports

Our students will bring home their 4th nine weeks report cards on our last day of school (May 26, 2022). Students will also bring home their Spring MAP Reports.

Thank you for supporting Canaan Middle School!!!