Canyon High School
October 2, 2023
It's hard to believe it is now October and that the first quarter is almost over. Below is a recap of some of the great things that took place at Canyon High School during the month of September as well as information about upcoming events in October.
WELCOME BACK DANCE
On Friday, September 8th, Canyon had it's annual Welcome Back Dance (a.k.a. WARP). Over 1100 students dressed in bright neon colors attended and had a great time! In addition to dancing, students had the opportunity to play many different arcade games, have their face painted and try one of the many beverages at the beverage cart. For those who really needed a break on what was a hot evening, a cup of Hawaiian Ice from the Kona Ice Truck probably did the trick.
Canyon held it's annual Club Carnival on September 21st and 22nd. This used to be a one day event, but due to the large number of clubs we extended it to two days. We currently have almost 100 clubs! Club Carnival is one of the most highly anticipated events each year as students have the opportunity to get information on clubs as well as sign up for them. If your student did not sign up for a club and is looking for a way to get connected at Canyon High School, it is not too late. They can go to the Student Center for a list of Clubs and information on when and where they meet.
50th Anniversary - Indiana Jones Theme
Homecoming Week 2023 was a great success!!! During the week, student's participated in dress up days to promote school spirit. Thursday night we had a great Pep Rally in the gym where the court was named and Nick Frith was announced as the Homecoming King for 2023. Friday night at Halftime of the Football game, Emilie Crain was announced as our 2023 Homecoming Queen. As for the game itself, our football team put forth a great effort but lost to a very good Yorba Linda team 49-20. On Saturday night, over 1,000 students attended the Homecoming Dance. The quad, as well as a few classrooms were decorated with Indiana Jones decorations. One classroom even contained an exhibit of Indiana Jones least favorite animals....snakes. Students were able to get an up close look and touch some snakes, reptiles and turtles. For those who needed a break from the dancing, an outstanding dessert table provided snacks and arcade games provided other entertainment. Thank you to all who participated and especially to our ASB for putting on a great week!
Once again, our outstanding student section showed up to support our team. In honor of the 50th anniversary, they wore gold.
Our football team gets ready to take the field wearing brown throwback jerseys to honor the alumni who remember when the school colors were brown and gold.
NATIONAL MERIT AWARD WINNERS
Canyon High School is proud to announce our two National Merit Finalists! Congratulations to Jiya Patel and Alexander Rosu on this outstanding accomplishment! We also want to congratulate Maylene Hall, Angelina How, Claire Kim, Noah Kim, Vihaan Parekh, Rishi Patel, Sanam Punjabi, William Rowen, Tyson Smith, Brian Ta, Niko Thongdyxay and Rohaan Trivedi who were recognized as Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
AP TEST SALES
AP Test Registration is now Open! Students need to follow a two step process to register. Prices go up as the year goes on so we encourage you to register now.
Step 1: Register using Total Registration. You will pay on this site as well and you will be emailed a receipt. Please save the receipt. Use the link below.
Step 2: Students will log into their College Board Account and choose their tests.
BOTH STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED IN ORDER TO REGISTER.
Canyon High School - AP Exam Registration
ATTENTION! Students and guardians should complete this registration/enrollment together. This is a two-step process and both steps MUST be completed to access the AP Classroom resources and/or order AP Exams. The entire process (both steps) can be completed in a single sitting in approximately 10 minutes. Complete the registration process that starts below.
The Fall Sports Season is well underway. Most of our teams are starting league play and looking forward to the C.I.F. playoffs starting in late October. Several teams and individuals are having great seasons! As of now, the Girls Tennis is currently 8 - 2, the Girls Volleyball team is 12 - 2, the Boy's Water Polo team is 13 - 3 and the Girls Golf Team is currently 15 -1! Individually, Girls golfer Natrada Pongsasin, recently had a hole in 1 and Girls Cross Country Runner McKenna Oliva placed 1st at the Century Conference Girls Preview.
NEWS FROM THE CANYON CAREER CENTER
During the months of October and November, Colleges and Universities will continue to visit campus and do presentations. Upcoming visits are always posted on our school website under "Daily Bulletin" as well as in the Career Center.
Community Service Program
Canyon's Community Service Program is an optional program for students in grades 10 - 12. It requires 50 hours per year (during grades 10 - 12) and students are recognized by wearing a special cord at graduation as well as receiving a certificate. Community Service is also a great thing to list on College Applications!
CLASS OF 1993 VISITS CAMPUS
On Saturday, September 23rd, the Graduating Class of 1993 Celebrated their 30th class reunion. On Friday, some of them got together to take a tour of Canyon High School and see how it has changed over 30 years. They enjoyed their visit and were amazed at the programs we now offer. If you know of any alumni or groups that would like to tour our school, please let Mr. McKee or the front office know. We are always excited to show off our great school!
PROGRAM OF THE MONTH
Canyon High School would like to feature the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program as September's Academic Program of the month. Canyon is among the 3% of schools in the United Status that offer IB (That is 900 in 20,000 US schools). The IB diploma is internationally recognized as one of the highest standards in university preparatory education. Over 1,000 colleges and universities in North America factor IB in how their weight admission, advanced standing, college credit and even scholarships.
Students graduating with the IB diploma are able to study at universities around the world, often with up to 30 units of advanced credit. Students report their involvement in IB has prepared with the tools they needed to be successful in college. IB combines six curriculum subjects, inquiry-based learning, research, writing, assessment and community service to prepare students for both college and their future career! For more information on this amazing program please contact our IB coordinator Mrs. Nancy Belinge.
Getting IB diploma credit at US colleges and universities
Entering or considering university in the United States? You may be looking to lower the cost of your education or the time it takes to graduate. In addition to finding scholarships, many institutions offer generous course credit for both the full IB diploma and individual DP course exams. While not comprehensive, consider this list to guide you through credit offerings at four-year and two-year institutions.
PTSA MEETING - Thursday, October 5 at 9:00 AM in the Back of the CHS Library
CHOIR CONCERT - Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in the MPR
ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00 PM in the MPR
MINIMUM DAY - Wednesday, October 11 (End of 1st Quarter)
PSAT 11/ SAT (Only for students who already registered) - Wednesday, October 11 and 12
9th GRADE PARENT NIGHT - Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 PM in the CHS Library
FALL PLAY - "THE ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE" - October 24 - 27 at 7:00 PM in the MPR