Shonto Begay is a nationally known Navajo author, poet, children’s book illustrator, and fine artist. Shonto is a born storyteller, who grew up listening to his father, a Navajo Medicine Man, tell the ancient stories of his people. Shonto tells these stories through his paintings, which are featured in museums around the country - including our very own James Museum. We were unable to go to the James Museum because of Covid-19, but that didn’t stop us from bringing Shonto Begay and the James Museum to us!
Day of the Dead is a holiday mostly celebrated in Mexico but is rapidly spreading to other countries. It is not Halloween. In fact, it would more closely align with the Christian celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
The Day of the Dead celebration is Nov. 1 and 2. It is marked by parades, special foods, festivals, and the creation of ofrendas to celebrate the deceased. An ofrenda is covered with marigolds, pictures, candles, and symbols of the deceased's life. It is believed that the spirits of the deceased return to visit their families during this time.
Upper School Principal Donnamarie Hehn and the 2020 Valedictorian Maddie Fine were featured guests on local radio station HOT 101.5 with hosts Holly and Miguel.
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Grade 8 Soccer Standout J. McFarland recently had an amazing opportunity to play against the US Women's Soccer Team to help them prepare for their next big win!
Canterbury's middle school science fair competition was held this week. Six judges from professional science backgrounds like the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and USF College of Marine Science voted for our winners.
Canterbury senior signs to play softball at Nova Southeastern University with her family and teammates at her side.
Last week, Sean Daly from ABC Action News visited the Hough Campus to cover a story about kindness in St. Pete. What better place is there to study kindness in action?
Daly was blown away by the breadth of our Character Education program, and even though this year's theme is focused around kindness on the Hough Campus, he was surprised and encouraged to hear how Character Education and kindness reach throughout our entire school from the Buddy Program to service-learning and beyond.
Congratulations to the Canterbury Crusaders! Our varsity football team was victorious on Friday night over two-time defending state champion Academy at the Lakes! The final score was 33-27.
Crusaders showed their school spirit during Homecoming week. Blue and gold filled the campus for Spirit Week festivities. Check out the costumes, class colors, decorations, parades, games, the FLASH MOB, and more!
The Class of 2019 crossed the stage and stepped into their future on Saturday. Forty-eight college-bound students gathered at the First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg along with their families, friends, and supporters to witness the culmination of their high school years and the commencement of their next adventures.
On Tuesday, April 30, Canterbury is partnering with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital to bring this event to our community. Hear from Dr. Melissa Faith, a licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. This chat is designed for parents of middle school-aged children but is relevant to all parents with school-aged children.
You wouldn't know it from their pre-performance chatter, but this group of ten talented singers might have had a few jitters. They played it cool as they took a few selfies and 'usies' by home plate. They barely even noticed the professional players on the field nearby warming up for the game. Clearly, they were excited at the opportunity to perform in the notorious hometown venue, Tropicana Field.
Sasha F., grade 8, was awarded honorable mention in the Environmental Engineering category at this year's fair, which was held in Lakeland, Florida. The competition at the state fair was intense, with over 900 finalists from all over the state coming together to showcase their outstanding scientific research.
Talented Canterbury faculty Jeff Donnelly is a guest teacher for Keep St. Pete Lit for the month of February. Mr. Donnelly is teaching from a playwright’s point of view and how it helps with fiction writing.
Canterbury's Marine Studies Director Jenna LoDico was recently honored by receiving the Margaret Riggs Outstanding Alumna Award from Eckerd Women’s Resources Center. This award is given to alumni for professional achievement. She credits the tremendous support and educational opportunities while she attended Eckerd to her passion for marine education and conservation.
Congratulations to eighth-grade history students who will continue to the final round in the NHD competition.
Lower School music teacher, Allison (Novak) Lubas recently sang with The Florida Orchestra. She was the second soprano soloist in Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Join us in congratulating Canterbury's Varsity Boys Basketball team for moving on to the Regional Finals for the first time since 1977. We will host Orlando Christian Prep on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. with a trip to the State Final Four on the line.
Canterbury students place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the Pinellas County Science Fair.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Canterbury Middle School Science Fair!
During the fair, each student met with six different judges and presented his or her project. The six judges were local scientists and former science educators from the Tampa Bay area. These six judges evaluated the student’s projects and determined a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for the school fair.
Dr. Jennifer Katzenstein, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, educates us about anxiety symptoms, including social anxiety across development, and ways parents and educators can identify symptoms, provide support for students, and find necessary resources in the community.
Canterbury's astronomy class hosted a total lunar eclipse viewing party for students.
Canterbury will host Academic Sports Conference lead by Brett Brenner, University of Tampa Asst. VP for Enrollment Management. Brenner is an athlete financial aid expert will be talking to the community about .
Canterbury Crusader athletes and coaches participated in the Pinellas County All-Star Classic Football Game on Wednesday, Dec. 12! Three football players, three cheerleaders, three football coaches, one of our Varsity cheer coaches, and a Mike June courage award winner joined other all-stars from the county at the event.
Upper School Science Teacher Meredith Mikell won the Barrett Award based on her colleagues' and students' recommendations, an essay, and review of her teaching methodologies using virtual reality and augmented reality programs in Anatomy & Physiology class.
CSFeatures is a publication of Canterbury School of Florida, a PK3 - Grade 12 independent school in St. Petersburg, FL. CSFeatures covers the school's students, faculty, alumni, parents, and events.
Security upgrades are happening now thanks to our incredible supporters! Keep an eye out for this and other campus improvements!
A local publication, the Northeast Journal believes in “paying forward” what’s good about a community! Recently, an article about the Lower Campus's STEAM Garden ladybug release was a featured story.
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!
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 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).
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.
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!
Congratulations to our District Champions for their big win last Friday night! They will host a regional semi-final game this Thursday at home.
Our new STEAM garden has everyone wanting more veggies!
On Saturday, February 3rd, three of Canterbury's middle school students competed in the Pinellas Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Seminole Middle School. During the competition, our students explained their projects to judges from the professional scientific community. Awards were announced on Tuesday evening at Largo Middle School and all of our students were big winners!