Canaan Middle School Update

May 13, 2022

Principal Corner

It feels good at Canaan! The sun is shining, there are unique experiences for our students taking place and they are learning while they build lasting memories. Please continue to support your child and their needs as we finish the 2021-22 school year.

We thank all of our families for your support throughout the year! It takes a true partnership to help each child grow!

6th Grade visit to Jonathan Alder Junior High School

Tuesday, May 17th, 12:30pm

6440 Killbury-Huber Road

Plain City, OH

Our 6th Grade students will visit Jonathan Alder Junior High School in two different groups on Tuesday, May 17. The students will have a tour of the building and learn about the opportunities at the Junior High.

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.

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.

Art Show and Band Concert

Tuesday, May 17th, 5pm

9200 U.S. 42

Plain City, OH

An Art Show will be on display for CMS students/families from 5-7 PM at Jonathan Alder High School. At 7 PM, our 5th and 6th grade students will have an end of the year band concert.

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 16-20

CMS Spirit Week sponsored by Student Council:

  • Monday-Marvel Comics and Superheroes
  • Tuesday-Twins
  • Wednesday-Disney
  • Thursday-Monster's Inc.
  • Friday-Shrek


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.

Canaan Middle Geography Bee

Congratulations to the following students that participated in our Geography Bee at Canaan Middle School 5th Grade: Daniel Farmwald, Max Reichenbach, Ryan Nicol, Silas Edinger, Gabe Cazares and 6th Grade: John Parker, Ella Dyar, Calvin Beatty, Cole Miller. Congratulations to Ella Dyar (Champion) and Ollie Miller (Runner Up).

5th Grade Field Trip-Ohio Caverns

Tuesday, May 24th, 9am

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. The cost of the field trip is $7 per student. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you have questions or need assistance.

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.

Summer Social Skills Group

Memorial Hospital is hosting Summer Pediatric Social Skills Groups. Please see attached flyer. If you have questions, please contact Danielle Pittman, Speech Language Pathologist, at 937-578-2810 or


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. More information will be coming soon including volunteer opportunities for our families.

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

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!!!