CANTON CITY SCHOOLS NEWS

Bulldog Update: March 12, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT TALBERT

Hello Bulldog Nation!

We have so many great things to report this week starting off with the news that our staff received the second round of COVID19 vaccinations today. This takes a big step forward in getting teaching and learning back to normal. I know our teachers and staff members miss the spontaneous hugs and high fives that go with celebrating achievement. We'll get there, I'm confident of that.

* Staff, please note the link below regarding the CDC recommendations after you are vaccinated.

I want to congratulate our McKinley Speech & Debate Team for their successful "virtual" trip to the state tournament last week. We have a state champion in the house! Junior Taylor Vickers took home the title in Dramatic Interpretation. See below for more.

Also, I want to give a big shout-out to the Girls Bowling Team who returned to the state tournament last Friday for the second straight year! Congrats to Zach McCutchan and Brooke Tucker - Federal League Bowlers of the Year! And finally, the season has ended for both basketball teams. Congrats to Fed Players of the Year Kobe Johnson and Nakyah Terrell, and Coaches of the Year, Andy Vlajkovich and Bryant Bowden!

Once again, thank you for another great week in the CCSD! Please keep scrolling for more updates and good news.

Have a great weekend and don't forget to spring forward. #GoBulldogs!

IMPORTANT DISTRICT INFORMATION FOR 2021-22

The district will host virtual showcases for families to better understand their options for the 2021-22 school year. The schedule is below and on our website at www.ccsdistrict.org.

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

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WE HAVE A STATE SPEECH CHAMP!

Congratulations to Junior Taylor Vickers who took first place in Dramatic Interpretation at the state speech and debate tournament! Coach Manuel Halkias said the McKinley Speech and Debate Team had an incredible showing at the virtual competition.

Congrats also to Guenevere Berrie, a semifinalist in Congress who won the $500 scholarship from Friends of Christian Science Monitor for analytical thought. McKinley students have won this two straight years!

Other notable accomplishments are:

Teagan Fuller, Quarterfinalist in Drama

Connor Curran , Quarterfinalist in Humor

Sasha Greer, Quarterfinalist in Humor.

HEY SENIORS! GET IN THE SPOTLIGHT!

Members of the Class of 2021 can be featured here and on our social media. Just fill out the Google survey below!

FUTURE FLASHES

Congratulations to these Crenshaw Middle Canton Crenshaw Middle School Canton 8th-grade students who were accepted into the Rising Scholars Program.


This is in partnership with Kent State, where students who complete the program, have the opportunity to attend Kent State Stark, free of cost!


Tichanda Bradley, Lila Jack, Neveah Parks, Michael Roden II, Aireanna Tyson, & Joshua Young

PERFORMING ARTS

URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

Urinetown:

March 26th & 27th @ 7:00pm

March 28th @2:00pm

Umst. Hall

Students: $8.00

General: $10.00

Below is a link to our Performing Arts Website where you can find information for ticket reservations.

McKinley Performing Arts


In the not-so-distant future, a terrible water shortage and 20-year drought has led to a government ban on private toilets and a proliferation of paid public toilets, owned and operated by a single megalomaniac company: the Urine Good Company. If the poor don’t obey the strict laws prohibiting free urination, they’ll be sent to the dreaded and mysterious “Urinetown.” After too long under the heel of the malevolent Caldwell B. Cladwell, the poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom to pee “wherever you like, whenever you like, for as long as you like, and with whomever you like.”


SPORTS

CATCH BULLDOG NATION SPORTS WITH SCOTT DAVIS!

This week's episode features Highlights of the Lady Pups Basketball Regional Semifinal vs. Akron Hoban, a review of the Lady Pups Bowling team's State Tournament play, highlights of the Basketball Varsity Bulldogs in last week's District final, and Federal League Award recognition for winter sports.

On a personal note from Scott Davis:

"To the athletes and coaches from these 3 sports: it was an honor and privilege to be involved in the coverage of your teams this season. I can't remember a season in my 40-plus years of covering high school sports where there were so many positive storylines involving team and individual accomplishments involving 3 different sports and 4 different teams during the same sports season. The fact it all took place during a pandemic...and you can see why these are memories that I will never forget!"

TOP OF THE FED In B-BALL!

Congratulations to the Bulldogs’ Kobe Johnson and Nakyah Terrell for earning Federal League Players of the Year and to Andy Vlajkovich and Bryant Bowden, the Federal League Coaches of the Year! In addition, Kobe finished out the season as the All-Time Leading Scorer in Bulldogs' history. Finally, you can vote for Kobe as the MaxPreps Athlete of the Week at the link below. Voting closes at noon on Monday.

BOWLERS OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Zach McCutchan and Brooke Tucker - Federal League Bowlers of the Year! First Team awards went to Alex Coffelt, Zach McCutchan, and Brooke Tucker. Second Team - Dylan Shankle, and Honorable Mention - Jacob Dorosky, Destiny Henson, and Ally Moreland!

Way to go Coaches Kim Heaton and Wiley Currance!

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SAVE THE DATE: STEPHANIE RUSHIN PATRICK DEDICATION CELEBRATION, "THEN & NOW"

The Leila Green A.B.S.E. will honor Ms. Stephanie Rushin Patrick for her unwavering service and dedication to the students and families of Canton with a two-day celebration on May 7 and 8, 2021.

  • Friday, May 7, 3:30 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting and official dedication of Patrick Elementary, followed by a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel’s Restaurant Patio in downtown Canton.
  • Saturday, May 8, 6 p.m.: Revival of the Leila Green Talent Show at Umstattd Hall. More info coming soon.


  • For more information visit HERE.

IN THE GAME!

Mr. Mike Conkle's first-period class at McKinley Downtown was chosen to be a part of the Cleveland Browns "Stay In The Game" Playoff Challenge, which culminated last week with a visit from Mascot "Chomps" who awarded prizes.

Students who earned prizes included:

La'Niyah Brewer

Autumn Conley

Alex Dexter

Marrion Edwards

Davonte Everett

Jaylan Heard

Ricardo Kim

Jayla Shaarda

Jayla Smith

Grand Prize winner was Amani Ross, who won a Gift Card to the Browns Team Shop and a Browns Playoff Shirt.

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SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Douglas L. Houck Charitable Fund Scholarship


The Canton City School District along with Stark Community Foundation presents "The Douglas L. Houck Charitable Fund Scholarship" for students who meet the eligibility requirements.


The exact monetary amount of the scholarship will be determined by the selection committee and communicated to scholarship recipients. Please note: This is a one-time monetary distribution. Applicants will be notified of selection before the Scholarship Ceremony.


1. 2021 Canton City School District Graduate

2. High School GPA 3.00 or above (weighted)

3. Copy of College/University acceptance letter

4. Copy of College/University financial aid award letter (if applicable)

5. Resume of extra-curricular activities, community service, awards, and honors

6. Essay (explaining how this scholarship will help you with your future plans - 500

words)

7. Copy of high school transcript (provided by scholarship committee)


Application deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021, by 12:00pm.


Student can apply through the following link: The Douglas L. Houck Charitable Fund


Please see your school counselor for any questions

SAVE THE DATE!

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

EXPLORE YOUR INNER POET!

Students in grades 2-12 can enter the Stark County District Library's Annual Poetry Contest.

Showcase your best poem, in any style you’d like, and read it at their virtual open mic night!

Several winners will be chosen. Entries must be submitted by April 30, 2021.

Submit your poem HERE.

Learn more at the link below ...

YMCA

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EN-RICH-MENT

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STARK NAACP

High School students can receive applications from counselors or by visiting this WEBSITE.
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DO YOU HAVE GOOD NEWS TO SHARE?


To submit news items and photos for this eNewsletter or the District Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, email Lisa Reicosky, Coordinator of Communications and Media Relations, at reicosky_l@ccsdistrict.org.

WE ARE ...

Stark County's largest school district, serving over 7,000 students. We are home to a nationally acclaimed Speech and Debate program, first class theatre arts, college degree opportunities, career technical education with job certifications, Adult Education, and the best in competitive sports.

VISION

Where all Bulldogs acquire a worldview of life’s possibilities and the confidence to pursue their dreams using the knowledge and skills learned in the Canton City School District.

MISSION

To inspire confident, creative and open-minded learners.

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