CES May StuCo

Canton Elementary Student Council members for the month of May are Cooper Hall, Dallas Peel, Cort Ray, Cole Peiser, Jorge Navarro, Sydney Reiser, Kenlee Wright and Isabella Doud.


CIS announces student registration schedule

All incoming third grade students that are currently enrolled at Canton Elementary or incoming fourth and fifth grade students that are currently enrolled at Canton Intermediate School will automatically roll over and be added to a class list for the 2018-‘19 school year.

Canton Intermediate School students will be given a registration packet during Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, Aug. 16 (time TBD) or on the first day of school scheduled for Monday, August 20.


CIS summer office hours released


May 28–Memorial Day Holiday. CLOSED.

May 29 -June 7 – Front office will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

June 8 through July 31 – closed.

Aug. 1 - Aug. 16 – Front office will be open (Registration opens for students new to CISD) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.


CHS Class of ’78 holds 40-year reunion

The Class of 1978 at Canton High School held its 40th Class Reunion on April 21.


CHS health science students speak at Lions Club


A group of Canton High School health science students delivered the program April 18 at  a meeting of the Canton Lions Club held at the Van Zandt County Club.

CHS Health Science Instructor Amanda Burch opened the program after she was introduced by Canton Lions Club member Rhita Koches.


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.


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