Sumer resigns from CISD board

CISD cleared land on Buffalo Street.

The Canton ISD Board of Trustees met in a special session meeting, Monday, Dec. 4, accepting the resignation of trustee Regan Sumner.

Sumer has been on the Canton ISD Board of Trustees since 2008.

Board President Kenneth Pruitt gave a statement on behalf of the board, “Mr. Sumner has served the district well over the last nine years.  He has always kept the students first in all of his decisions.  We appreciate his service and Canton ISD is a better school district because of his commitment.”


CISD receives Superior Achievement rating

The Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas Report was released by Canton ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Jay Tullos during the Oct. 16 Canton ISD school board meeting, with the district receiving a Superior Achievement rating.

The district scored 94 points out of a possible 60, with points being taken away for two indicators including: if the debt service coverage ratio sufficiently meeting the required debt service and the ratio of current assents to current liabilities for the school district to sufficiently cover short-term debt. However, Supt. Tullos said that the two indicators that the district lost points on were “indicators that the district has lost points on for several years due to the amount debt we have because of bonds. But, we are pleased with the report.”

In a similar matter Supt. Tullos discussed the redemption of certain outstanding CISD unlimited tax refunding bonds, specifically, the bond series of 2006.


University News TVCC confers degrees

Trinity Valley Community College conferred degrees on 228 students during commencement ceremonies held Friday, Aug. 18 at Cardinal Gym, the largest August graduation class ever. There were 138 associate degrees and 90 certificates of completion were awarded.

Canton students graduating were Bradly C. Brown, certificate; Cody L. Easley, Associate of Arts; Lindsey D. Grace, Associate of Arts; Courtney M. Mangum, certificate; Taylor A Phillips, certificate and Jacob M. Watson, certificate.


Canton FFA receives top honors at Texas FFA Convention

The Canton FFA Chapter was recognized as a gold-level chapter for the esteemed Golden Horizon award in the multi-teacher division at the 89th annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 10-14 in Corpus Christi.

The gold-level Golden Horizon award is the highest state rating to be bestowed upon a Texas FFA chapter. Golden Horizon award selection is based on exceptional chapter involvement and activities within the school and community.

The Golden Horizon award recognizes well-rounded chapter involvement that promotes maximum participation and achievement in order to deliver all facets of the agricultural education program.


Use your teacher voice!

Suzanne Bardwell

I have spilled barrels of ink in columns on the joys of being a teacher but now some ink needs to be spilled to get educators the help we need. Along with other school employees and retirees, we are facing a nightmare. And that is why 800 educators packed the front lawn of the Gregg County Courthouse recently in the "Use Your Teacher Voice!" Rally.


CHS registration scheduled

Registration for all students will be come and go on Aug.8-9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. in the Canton High School Commons area.

 Schedules for the new school year will be distributed only after all registration materials have been completed and signed by a parent or guardian and all fees and fines from last year have been cleared.  

All registration forms will be available online at  and at the high school office beginning Aug. 3.   All students must provide proof of residency in the form of a current utility bill or lease agreement.  If you are not accompanying your student to registration, you must send proof of residency and all completed and signed registration forms for your student to receive his/her schedule. 


CIS recipient of bicycles

Canton Intermediate School recipients of brand new bicycles through Stan's Plan were Zy'Reana Tyson (4th grade student in Mrs. Ham's class) and Edgar Zaragoza (3rd grade student in Mrs. Elliott's class)

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4th grade A honor roll year

Canton Intermediate School 4th grade students who made "A" Honor Roll for All Year are Sarah Cargle, Soloman Carter, Willow Cavitt, Hutson Davis, Jacob Durham, Olivia Freeman, Ella Goodson, Abigail Grant, Jayden Huff, Bella Irwin, Yoyo Jiang, Mackenzie Krailo, Caroline Kroha, Ellie O'Mara, Raley Pino, Kara Pride, Allison Rickman and Jake Wilkerson.


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3rd grade honor roll

Canton Intermediate School 3rd grade "A" Honor Roll students for the 4th 9 weeks are Addison Alexander, Gabe Battisto, Addie Bell, Tucker Brown, Karter Broyles, Rylee Busby, Rigel Carreon, Lily Cervantes, Addison Cowden, Omega Dees, Joel Delgado, Lexi Etheridge, Nash Fenner, Katheryne Fisher, Andres Galan, Colton Goodson, Lane Hall, Dylann Hillhouse, Kenzie Jones, Sarah-Kate Kelly, Kaven Kernell, Andi Kinsey, Ella McMillan, Jayden Mitchell, Wyatt Monie, Cash Moser, Kendyl Nix, Grace O'Bannon, Rylee Owens, Jacie Priest, William Rowland, Caleb Rushing, Benjamin Schira, Brenden Selby, Lane Sides, Riley Smith, Brody Wampler, Kadence Wilson, Mason Wright and Edgar Zaragoza.


2nd Citizenship awards

Canton Intermediate winners for the Citizenship Award for the 4th 9 weeks are Kennedy Opitz and Johnny Fleming (5th grade).

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