Canyon High School
December 1, 2023
PTSA ART REFLECTIONS CONTEST
During the month of October, over 80 of our talented students used their artistic skills to enter the National PTSA Reflections Contest. Students had the option to enter under one of six categories and on Friday, November 3rd, prizes were awarded to students during a special ceremony. The students had to create an art piece using the prompt: "I am hopeful because..."
First Place Winners were:
- Film Production - Olivia Collins
- Dance Choreography - Sophie Sardesai
- Photography - Michelle Setiohardjo
- Music Composition - Zachary Kwon
- Literature - Peyton Davenport
- Visual Arts - Lorena Audet Marraro
All of these first place winners have had their entries forwarded to the Orange Unified Council, which is the next step in this National Competition. Congratulations to all of the students who took advantage of this opportunity to showcase their artistic skills. For more information including 2nd and 3rd place winners by category as well as photos from the ceremony, click on the attachment below.
CANYON BAND PERFORMS AT DISNEYLAND
The Canyon High School Band recently had the opportunity to perform at Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure. The Canyon High School Orchestra performed on stage at Disney's California Adventure Park while the Canyon High School Marching Band and Regiment marched in the Disneyland Parade. Our musicians entertained Disneyland guests with their great performances and represented Canyon High School proudly!
CONGRATULATION TO OUR ROBOTICS TEAM!
Our Robotics Team C, also known as the Misfits, has QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!
A MID SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
The Canyon High School Drama Department presented Shakespeare's "A Mid Summer Night's Dream" during the week before Thanksgiving break. As usual, our students put on an outstanding performance! Memorizing lines is hard enough but memorizing lines of Shakespeare requires an amazing talent which these students obviously have. A big thank you to former Canyon student Jace Medina and his Company Face Off Media who shared the photos below.
From Left to Right: Rei Schweitzer (Played the roll of Egea), Morgan Terreri (Played the role of Lysander), Skye Mason (Played the role of Theseus), Vincent Logan (Played the role of Demetrius), Angelina Hayden (Played the role of Hippolyta) and Keira Low (Played the role of Helena). Hidden on the left is Sarah Devereux (Played the role of Hermia).
Below is Sophia Ortiz who played the role of Puck and Jake Medlin who played the role of Oberon.
CIF RUNNER UP
Boys Water Polo Team
Congratulations to the Canyon Boys Water Polo Team! They made it all the way to the C.I.F. Championship game before losing to a very good El Segundo team. It was a fun game and the Canyon culture was on full display as our fans out numbered their fans 4 to 1. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a great season!
Congratulations to Senior Makena Oliva who finished in the top 15 at the Cross Country C.I.F. Finals! Makena's performance qualified her for the State finals in Fresno on Saturday, November 25th. At the State Meet, she ran her personal best time for that course and finished 106th out of 908 runners. This puts her in the top 12% of the state!
STUDENT THANKFUL TREE
Prior to Thanksgiving Break, ASB students went to second period classes and gave students the opportunity to write something that they are thankful for on a leaf. ASB then took these leaves and taped them individually to windows to form a Thankful Tree. I wasn't given the opportunity to write on a leaf but if I had been, I would have written that I am thankful for our ASB Students who worked hard to create this awesome tree!
FALL SIGNING DAY
On Wednesday, November 8th, six Canyon Athletes signed their letters of intent to play college athletics. We want to congratulate these athletes on the success they've had both on the field and in the classroom and wish them the best going forward.
- Austin Dang - Soccer at Cal State University, San Bernardino
- Cohen Gomez - Baseball at Stanford
- Sofia Ingle - Golf at Biola University
- Mattias Morris - Golf at Aurora University
- Kendall Nevin - Softball at Portland State University
- Maya Sarhan - Soccer at University of the Paciffic
For more information on each of these athletes and their accomplishments, please click on the following link:
Canyon Athletics National Letter of Intent Signing Day November 8, 2023
Congratulations to Canyon High School student-athletes Austin Dang, Cohen Gomez, Sofia Ingle, Mattias Morris, Kendall Nevin, and Maya Sarhan for committing to compete at the collegiate level! Austin Dang - Soccer Cal State University, San Bernardino Austin Dang came to Canyon his Junior year after just winning CIF and State with Servite HS which is one of his favorite memories and achievements.
Need Help Studying for Finals?
Final exams for first semester are about to begin. If students need help, Canyon provides the following tutoring opportunities for students to get help:
- NHS Tutoring from 3:30 to 4:30 in Room 101 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Math Tutoring from 7:30 to 8:30 in room139 Monday through Friday
- Spanish Tutoring
Friday, December 1 - Dance Show at 7:00 PM in the MPR
Thursday, December 7 - PTSA Meeting at 9:00 AM in the Library
Friday, December 8 - Band and Choir Holiday Show at 7:00 PM in the MPR
Thursday, December 14 - Minimum Day
Friday, December 15 - Minimum Day and end of Semester 1
Winter Break: December 16th through January 7th. School resumes on Monday, January 8th.
On behalf of everyone at Canyon High School, I want to wish everyone a safe and fun filled Holiday Season!