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Canterbury Faculty Published in SAIS Magazine
Amber Lavender, Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Allison Lester, Grade 4 teacher and Molly Smith, Upper School Assistant Principal and AP US History teacher recently wrote a blog about how the Big Buddy/Little Buddy program helps to build a strong sense of community at Canterbury. They were published in SAIS - Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools's spring magazine! Click on the link and learn more!

 

Allison Lester, Grade 4 teacher and Molly Smith, Upper School Assistant Principal and AP US History teacher recently wrote a blog about how the Big Buddy/Little Buddy program helps to build a strong sense of community at Canterbury. They were published in SAIS - Serving and Accrediting Independent Schools's spring magazine! Click on the link and learn more!

Canterbury Middle School Student Competes at Florida State Science & Engineering Fair
Amber Lavender, Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Congratulations to Sasha F. ('23) for his success at the Florida State Science & Engineering Fair. The fair was held from March 27-29 at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL.  At this event, more than 900 finalists from across the state gather to present their projects to judges in the three day competition.

 

Congratulations to Sasha F. ('23) for his success at the Florida State Science & Engineering Fair. The fair was held from March 27-29 at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, FL. At this event, more than 900 finalists from across the state gather to present their projects to judges in the three-day competition.

Sasha competed in the Environmental Engineering category with his project on solar panel tracking. He was awarded the Bay Education Foundation Outstanding Project Award along with a $50 cash prize.  

In February, Sasha won Best of Fair at the Pinellas Regional Science & Engineering Fair. This distinction allowed him to move forward to the state science fair. Sasha will now be honored on the science fair plaque that hangs in the main building on the Knowlton Campus.  

Jody Moore Wins PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award
Amber Lavender

Congratulations to Canterbury Varsity Softball Coach Jody Moore! Coach Moore was recently named a National Winner for the Double Goal Coach Award sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). 

Congratulations to Canterbury Varsity Softball Coach Jody Moore! Coach Moore was recently named a National Winner for the Double-Goal Coach Award sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). She was selected as one of the top 50 national winners out of a pool of over 800 applicants. As one of the winners, she will each receive a $200 check, certificate from PCA, recognition on PCA's website, newsletters and media campaigns, and an invitation to PCA's National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit on April 28th. Four of these winners will be selected to win an all-expenses-paid trip with a guest to California for the event and be welcomed on stage for a panel discussion.

Coach Moore has an uncanny ability to turn Canterbury Crusaders into student-athletes that excel in the classroom and on the field. She has won four state championships in her 12-year career, more than any coach in Pinellas County. She molds young women by emphasizing character, commitment, and teamwork. The life lessons and experiences gained are second to none.

    

Here are some of the recommendations shared regarding Coach Moore's impact on young lives...


"I never had a positive female role model to look up to growing up. My mother was not in the picture. Coming onto the Canterbury Softball team shaped the woman I was to become because of Coach Moore. She was always on time, organized, and came prepared to change lives every day. Not only in the fundamentals of Softball but, in the fundamentals of life. She taught me what it meant to be a strong, independent woman through her coaching, consideration of me as not only a player for her team but, as an individual, and also as a positive leader day in and day out. I am now a strong, loving mother of a four-year-old daughter and a business owner. Because of Coach Moore, I can confidently be a positive role model for other kids in teaching them character and leadership building lessons every day in my current career."

"My daughter played softball for Jody Moore for 6 years. In fact, Jody was an important component in making the decision to move my daughter to Canterbury in 7th grade. Jody’s reputation on and off the field as an incredible teacher, leader and motivator strongly played into why we chose Canterbury. This reputation was only a small component of what we found when Danielle actually started playing under Coach Moore. We found her to believe that softball and winning was only a small piece of the puzzle. Jody saw her role was to not only teach the game the best of her ability to all levels of players but to also teach her players to be better people and prepare them to be good citizens long after softball was over. She taught them to play with 100% dedication to themselves and their teammates and to play with purpose and accountability to everyone. From day one she taught both the players and the parents that everyone on the Team counted and had a place and role in each victory. She always required maximum effort on and off the field. She continually monitored their classroom performance as well as any behavioral issue that may occur. She thought nothing of sitting a great player if they were not performing in the classroom or if they did something that was not representative of her team’s goals and standards. She would even do this at risk of loosing just to make a point to the player and team that they all needed to be accountable to themselves and each other. She required the most skilled players to teach and assist the novice players and help them to be the best they could. She constantly taught through long and intense practices and even between innings. I witnessed her arm around many a player walking off the field telling them not only what they did great but also what they could have done better for the next time. She took many players with zero softball experience and made them into great and contributing players. Her team believed in her and learned from her dedication to them that they needed to believe in themselves. She was able to win four State titles with various levels of players solely because she had everyone playing the best of their ability and fulfilling their role on the team. My daughter is now playing softball at the University of Florida and is using the skills that Coach Moore taught her every day. Her transition has been seamless and I believe that Coach Moore was a huge influence. She was totally prepared to work hard and sacrifice for a common goal and that everyone truly has a role. She's been able to juggle the academics, athletics, and the community service because of the skills that were taught to her at Canterbury. I strongly recommend Coach Moore for this award. She is the poster child of what the PCA stands for and would be an incredible ambassador for the program."

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Canterbury Students Participate in National History Day Competition
Amber Lavender

For the first time, Canterbury sent students to participate in the National History Day competition at the county level. This year's theme was Conflict and Compromise, and it proved to be a great framework for our 8th grade Honors History students to pursue their personal interests as they relate to national and world history topics.

For the first time, Canterbury sent students to participate in the National History Day competition at the county level. This year's theme was Conflict and Compromise, and it proved to be a great framework for our 8th grade Honors History students to pursue their personal interests as they relate to national and world history topics.

The following projects and students represented Canterbury at the 2018 Pinellas County NHD competition on March 2nd and 3rd.

  • Group Documentary/Protestant Reformation: Robby Burton, Liam McFarland, Abby Traynor
  • Group Documentary/1967 Detroit Riots: Wyatt Goulding, Ayden Ramos
  • Solo Paper/Alexander the Great: Bonnie Snell
  • Solo Paper/Separation of Czechoslovakia: Max Kluzek
  • Solo Website/Cuban Missile Crisis: Max Akridge
  • Group Website/D-Day: Jack Connors, Connor Ely, Jared Mantell
  • Group Website/Cuban Missile Crisis: Dylan Perez, Ben Sun
  • Solo Exhibit/Trump and Illegal Immigration: Mackenzie Bergstrom
  • Group Exhibit/Surfing Revolution: Gavin Swartzwelder, Nia Tomalin

We are excited to announce that two of Canterbury's projects, Max Kluzek's individual paper and the group documentary by Robby Burton, Liam McFarland, and Abby Traynor, went to the final round of judging in the NHD competition! Max Kluzek won 3rd place! Dylan Perez and Ben Sun won the "Best of School" award.

 

 

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Canterbury Teams Earn 3rd in Their Division at Ocean Bowl
Amber Lavender

Canterbury sent two teams to compete in the Ocean Bowl competition on February 24 at USF's College of Marine Science.  Teams A and B both placed 3rd in their division!

Canterbury sent two teams to compete in the Ocean Bowl competition on February 24.  Teams A and B placed 3rd in their division!

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is a timed competition for teams of high school students involving critical thought questions and "rapid memory recall" responses via a "lock-out" responder system. Question topics cover the biology, physics, geology, and chemistry of the oceans, as well as related geography, technology, history, policy, and current events. These rules apply to the Regional and Finals competitions.

 

Team A:

Emma J. (Captain)
Georgia B.
Kylar C.
Coleman M.
Mino S. (Alternate)

 

Team B:

Maggie G. (Captain)
Trinity D.
Ben S.
Nicholas W.
Emmy M. (Alternate)

 

Faculty Sponsors: Mrs. Mathers & Ms. LoDico