Free Summer Science Camp Offered For GCS Students
The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and Canterbury School are partnering to offer a fourth summer of the Canterbury Summer Science Academy, a one-week, all-day summer camp that is free for Guilford County Schools students. The camp is July 9-13, 2018. Applications are open to rising ninth graders in the Guilford County Schools. There are limited spots for rising 10th and 11th graders.
The camp, which started in July 2015 with one group of ninth graders, is designed to add a ninth grade group per year and for each group of campers to return every summer. Twelve of the first group of ninth graders have returned every year.
Students begin the day at Canterbury learning broad scientific knowledge, skills, and practices with hands-on projects. The students eat lunch at Canterbury then go to the JSNN Building at the Gateway University Research Park on East Lee Street to work with graduate students on their own research questions and problems. Canterbury provides transportation to and from the camp. The week culminates in a presentation of the students’ research findings to an audience of scientists and family.
Rising freshmen work on hydroponics and the nano science of plants; sophomores on 3D design and printing; juniors in labs at the JSNN with off-site visits to brain scientists at UNCG and to the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, for example. Campers are chosen based on academic merit. Applications are available here.
“The goal of the camp is to nurture students’ love of science through their high school years and produce a group of scientific-minded citizens who continue in a STEM post-secondary education and ultimately pursue a career in the sciences,” said Nicole Schutt, Canterbury’s curriculum coordinator and director of the Canterbury Summer Science Academy. “The connections these students make with the professors, teachers, and graduate students will hopefully follow them into college and beyond.”
The Summer Science Academy has been funded with a grant from a Canterbury supporter and supplemented with other donations. Applications are due May 31, and forms are available on the Canterbury website here or by contacting Nicole Schutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John O'Leary To Speak At Canterbury
At the age of nine, John O’Leary was burned over his entire body. No one expected him to survive the first night. Despite months in the hospital, years of surgeries and therapy, and losing all his fingers, O’Leary survived and thrived. Today he is an author and motivational speaker.
His book, “On Fire,” is about the lessons he learned throughout his recovery and life. O’Leary now speaks to groups about resiliency, personal and communal strength, hope, and love. His inspiring message is that despite personal and professional challenges, we choose how to deal with adversity and live to impact others. He will be at Canterbury March 1 and spend the day talking with students and faculty and staff. His evening talk on March 1, at 7 p.m. in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus, is open to the public.
O’Leary’s visit is underwritten by Canterbury’s Fund for Ethical Christian Living and is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. For more information, call 336-288-2007.
Distinguished Service Award Given At Founders' Day
Oct. 6, 2017
Canterbury School celebrated its 25th school year on Oct. 6 with a Founders’ Day service. During the service, held in Phillips Chapel on the Canterbury campus, the school recognized people who have contributed to its success.
Carol and Charles Lucas received the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes those who have made a significant impact on the life of the school. Carol Lucas served on the board of trustees from 1998 to 2008, chaired a variety of committees, and co-chaired the school’s first auction fundraiser. Charles Lucas co-chaired Canterbury’s most recent capital campaign, which raised more than $9 million, and is a volunteer coach for the school’s golf team. First graders Georgia Fowler, left, and Mason Hu, right, made and presented the service “medals.”
Immediate past trustees Laura Burton, Brad Hayes, Robb Hutchison, The Rev. Ginny Inman, Alison Medley, and Sam Simpson were thanked for their service on the board. Beth and Nick Heinzelmann were recognized as 2016-17 chairs of the Annual Fund.
Nationally Known Cyber Security Expert To Speak Sept. 27 at Canterbury
Sept. 14, 2017
Katie Greer, a recognized national expert in internet/digital safety and technology, will speak at Canterbury School on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus. Greer will help parents navigate the digital waters in a time when keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can seem overwhelming. Parents will learn about what’s new and what’s next when it comes to children and technology and leave with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe.
The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
Greer has been featured in USA Today, TIME Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Parents magazine, CNN and Inside Edition. She is a former intelligence analyst for the Massachusetts State Police, a former director of internet safety for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and an advisory board member of Internet Keep Safe Coalition.
Greer’s visit is funded by the Canterbury Fund for Christian Ethical Living.
High School Night Open To The Public
Sept. 17, 2017
Canterbury School’s High School Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Berry Hall on the Canterbury campus, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd. in Greensboro.
Anyone who is interested in learning more about local public high schools, local independent schools, and a variety of boarding schools is welcome to attend. No reservation is necessary. Representatives from 40 high schools will be stationed at information tables stocked with admissions materials and will be available to talk to students and their parents in an informal setting.
The following local schools will be represented: Bishop McGuinness, Caldwell Academy, Greensboro Day School, Grimsley High School, Middle College at Bennett, New Garden Friends School, Page High School, Piedmont Classical High School, and Weaver Academy.
Boarding schools attending are: Asheville School, Baylor School, Blair Academy, Blue Ridge School, ChathamHall, Choate-Rosemary Hall, Christ School, Christchurch School, Culver Academies, Dana Hall School, Darlington School, Episcopal High School, Foxcroft School, The Hun School of Princeton, Madeira, McCallie School, Miller School of Albemarle, Milton Academy, Miss Porter’s School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Oldfields School, The Outdoor Academy, Randolph-Macon Academy, Saint James School, St. Margaret’s School, Saint Mary’s School, Salem Academy, Stuart Hall, Virginia Episcopal School, The Webb School, and Woodberry Forest School.
Canterbury Hires New Faculty And Staff
Sept. 9, 2017
The following people have joined Canterbury School’s staff: Paul Andrichuk, director of middle school; Martha Burford, middle school English and theology teacher; Paulette Evans, extended day teacher; Lindsay Guptill, middle school math teacher; Rebecca Hogarth, extended day teacher; Kristy Johnson, middle school math teacher; Elizabeth Klammer, middle school science teacher; Marisol Lopez, third grade teacher; Margaret Mulry, middle school Spanish teacher; the Rev. Hunter Silides, chaplain; Nyaa Vincent, extended day teacher; and Mara Whichard, extended day teacher.