Canton Public School District, Canton Mississippi, Current School District News
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10/2/2014  -     

CHS PTO - 3rd Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Porter Middle School PTO - 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Goodloe Elementary PTA - 1st Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Nichols  Middle School PTO - 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Myers CSAS PTA - 4th Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Canton Elementary  PTO - 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

McNeal Elementary PTA- TBA
10/2/2014  -  Superintendent's Excellence Banquet  (Click on the title for more information.) 

Press Release October 2, 2014, CPSD High Achievers Honored

9/25/2014  -     

Scabies Update

Press Release 9/2/2014

CPSD Scabies Update 

Canton Public School District Superintendent Ike Haynes says the district has taken and will continue to take every measure possible to keep students safe.

" I want to reassure parents and students that crews have worked diligently to thoroughly deep clean and disinfect all schools, school cafeterias, and school buses, to prevent any additional cases of scabies. So far, we have 15 reported cases of scabies.

I want to thank our maintenance department for working around the clock over the Labor Day Holiday to sanitize all of our facilities to ensure our students' safety. We are asking parents to continue to monitor their children and if they develop any symptoms please seek medical attention and keep school officials informed.

Again our students' safety is our top priority and we continue working to make sure they stay safe while in our care." 

-- CPSD Superintendent Ike Haynes


What is scabies and how can I treat it?

Scabies is a skin condition where a tiny mite burrows under the skin and causes a rash.

  •        What are the Symptoms of scabies?

Symptoms include a rash that is very itchy and uncomfortable, especially at night. The rash may look like red bumps or small blisters, and scratch marks from the fingernails are often a common sign.


  • How is scabies spread?

By direct and prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with someone with scabies

Sharing common household items such as clothing, towels, and bedding.

  • How is scabies diagnosed and treated?

A healthcare provider can take a tiny scraping of the skin and look under the microscope for the mites. Scabies is treated with a prescription cream or lotion. Family members and very close contacts should also be treated at the same time as infected child, even if no signs are present.


  • How do you control the spread?

Launder bedding, towels, pillows, and clothing worn next to the skin during the 4 days before treatment began in a washer with hot water and dry items using the hot setting.



CPSD Works Diligently to Contain Spread of Scabies

"The Canton Public School District has informed its parents their child may have recently been exposed to scabies. There are 5-10 reported cases of scabies at several of our schools. The district is in the process of performing a deep cleaning to disinfect the buildings. Teachers are also making sure students increase hand washing. We are working diligently to make sure every measure possible has been taken to prevent the spread of scabies."

                                                                                                                                         Superintendent Ike Haynes

9/15/2014  -     

"Canton Can" 

One Vision, One Goal, One Mission....transforming lives, while building futures


·         Sept. 8 Goodloe Elementary Granolas & Breakfast with Grandparents 7:00 a.m.

·         Sept. 9 CPSD Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Nichols Middle School 

·         Sept. 11 McNeal Elementary Grandparents' Day & Lunch

·         Sept. 11 Canton Elementary Parent Rights to Know Meeting 

·         Sept. 11 Goodloe Elementary PTA Meeting 5:30 p.m.

·         Sept. 11 Canton Career Center NMS 8th Grade Tour 

·         Sept. 12 Goodloe Elementary Tiger Den opens

·         Sept. 12 Progress Reports go home 

·         Sept. 12 Myers CSAS SWAGG it out Midterm Celebration

·         Sept. 15 Canton Career Center Physical Fitness Speaker for Law & Public Safety 

·         Sept. 16 Canton Elementary Shooting STARS Kick-Off meeting

·         Sept. 17 Canton Career Center Speaker for Skills USA Transportation

·         Sept. 19 Canton Elementary Lunch with our Tiger Star Dads

·         Sept. 19 McNeal Elementary Starbucks Store opens

·         Sept. 19 Myers CSAS ALS Principal Ice Bucket Challenge at 2:00 p.m.

·         Sept. 20 Canton Elementary hosts Shine Volunteer Day

·         Sept. 22-26 Canton Career Center STEP

·         Sept. 22 Myers CSAS Daddy and Me Tea 9:30 a.m. (K & 1st Grade)

·         Sept. 25 Canton Career Center STEP Career Day at Nissan

·         Sept. 23 Myers CSAS Mommy and Me Tea 9:30 a.m. (2nd & 3rd Grade)

·         Sept. 25 Myers CSAS PTA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

·         Sept. 26 Canton Elementary Lemonade War Social

·         Sept. 26 Goodloe Elementary Fantastic Friday with Fathers

·         Sept. 29 Myers CSAS 5th Grade PBIS Celebration/MDHS Dental Sealants Program (K-5)

·         Sept. 29 Nine Weeks Testing begins

·         Sept. 30 McNeal Elementary PTA Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

·         Sept. 30 Myers CSAS P.A.W.Fect Attendance Celebration 1:30 p.m.

·         Sept. 30 Goodloe Summer Reading Response Logs Due

·         Oct. 1 CPSD's 2014-2015 Awards Banquet to honor students who scored Advanced on multiple sections of the MCT2 or SATP last year. Teachers with the highest QDI will also be honored. Location: Hilton Hotel in Ridgeland at 6:30 p.m. 

9/2/2014  -  Scabies Update   

Press Release                                                   9/2/2014  CPSD Scabies Update

                                                                           Press Release                                                         9/2/14

                                                                        Anti-Bullying Rallies Schedule

In an effort to raise awareness and prevent bullying, the Canton Public School District has launched an Anti-Bullying Campaign entitled "Be Smart, Don't Start."

Event coordinator, Nichols Middle School Assistant Principal Matt Sheriff, has scheduled week- long Anti-Bullying Rallies at the following schools:  

September 2nd   12:30  McNeal Elementary /Nichols Middle School

September 3rd    10:00  Porter Middle School

September 3rd      1:00  Goodloe Elementary School

September4th     12:00  Reuben B. Myers Canton School of Arts & Sciences

September 4th       1:00 Canton Elementary School

September 5th     (TBA) Canton High School

8/27/2014  -     

Press Release

Supt. Speaks to Madison Co. Business League

Superintendent Ike Haynes shared his vision for making the Canton Public School District one of the top districts in the state with Madison County business leaders and elected officials. Haynes spoke at the  Madison County Business League Education and Government Relations Committees’ joint l meeting on Wednesday, August 20th . The event was held at the McGowan Center at Holmes Community College- Ridgeland Campus. 

Haynes gave attendees his 90 day Entry Plan which provides a framework for his goals to improve the district. He shared his desire for CPSD students to achieve and be as academically competitive as students in Madison  County Schools. He says he will achieve his goals by listening to and working with all stakeholders. Haynes says he believes “Canton Can” do better by working together to achieve its mission.  

During the luncheon, State Treasurer Lynn Fitch kicked off her new T.E.A.M. initiative, the Treasurer’s Education About Money. T.E.A.M. has partnered with EverFi and MCEE to offer every public and private school across Mississippi the opportunity to teach students about the importance of managing money.


                                                                      Superintendent Meet & Greet   

The Canton community gave new Superintendent Ike Haynes a warm welcome. Mayor Arnel Bolden, school PTO officers, students, teachers, school board members, and other community leaders gathered July 31, on the Canton Square to show support at the Superintendent's Meet and Greet. The event was organized by Superintendent Haynes’ fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi. Haynes shared his vision and met with various stakeholders.  People attending the festive event enjoyed food, music and space jumps. Haynes says he has already exceeded his goal of 30 visits  to meet with a wide range of citizens and groups involved in public education during his first 30 days. Those visits included everyone from retired teachers and community groups to churches and elected officials.  



Leadership Training Conference

The Canton Public School District’s Executive Staff enhanced their leadership skills by participating in a Leadership Training Conference. The Bailey Education Group conducted the conference held July 23-25, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson and in the district’s Central Office. Superintendent Ike Haynes and Bailey Education Group presenters Chuck Poer, Cellie Scoggin, and Birdette Hughey  reviewed  CPSD directors and principals on everything from Common Core Implementation to building teacher capacity by focusing of teacher performance standards. Presenters also analyzed the district’s data by mapping out strategies to improve student performance on the MCT2 and SATP2 tests. 


                                                                              Principals Meeting 

Principals prepare for a successful school year by focusing on how “Canton Can” improve. Superintendent Ike Haynes says it’s all about “Attitudes and Expectations.” Haynes says employees, students, parents, and other stakeholders must have a positive attitude and set high expectations for achievement.  Directors also shared important updates at the  "Back to School" Principals Meeting  held at  Porter Middle School. Principals were informed on everything from how to conduct teacher evaluations to crisis response training. School leaders say working together to develop and share strategies helps them be proactive and ensure students, teachers, and principals have the tools they need to be successful. 




Superintendent Ike Haynes laid out his vision and plans for the new academic year August 4, at the district's Convocation. He spent his first 30 days on the job meeting with community stakeholders, local leaders, and city officials to build trust and communication. 

 Haynes says his goals are to improve the district in the following areas: literacy, technology, student attendance, collaboration, common core, and listening. He says he wants to listen to all stakeholders and address their concerns so they can be involved in the district’s transformation. He also wants to make sure students are not bullied and Character Education is taught. 

At the end of  90 days, Superintendent Haynes says he will know what needs to be done. Haynes says it takes courage and audacity to make tough decisions that will transform the Canton Public School District into the top district in Mississippi for growth in student achievement. He will announce those plans to the School Board of Trustees in his “Tigers to the Top Improvement Plan.” 


 Canton Public Schools First Day focused on Teaching and Learning

New Canton Public School Superintendent Ike Haynes hit the ground running meeting and greeting students and parents as he welcomed them back to school. On the first day of school, teachers were in their classrooms teaching and students were learning. Haynes spent the day inspecting what he expects by visiting classrooms and observing teachers. 


"I'm unafraid to roll up my sleeves and work," Haynes said. "What matters is we are the difference makers for our children. I want us to focus on our theme  'Canton Can.' "                                                                    ###   

                        Gearing Up for a Successful Year 

Students and parents  toured classrooms and met teachers while attending Open House at Reuben B. Myers Canton School of Arts and Sciences. Teachers and administrators shared with parents how they can work with the Canton Public School District to make sure their child has a successful  school year. Parents were also able to offer their ideas and share concerns with school leaders.




Parents were encouraged to join the school's PTA, read to their children every night, help make sure children complete homework assignments, and participate in school events throughout the year. They were also encouraged to make sure their children attend school every day. School leaders say parental involvement is a very important key to ensuring students have a successful school year.  




A “Track” Record of Success 

Canton Tigers  were excited to get tips from the Millsaps College Cross Country team. The team visited CHS August 19, to discuss life as a collegiate student-athlete.  Millsaps' Head Coach, Andy Till, lead the discussion. Coach Till is the former head coach of St. Andrew’s Episcopal. Its program is revered as one of the most dominant programs in Jackson.  Since 2009, Till has coached 42 individuals to All Conference Honors and seven All Conference relay teams on the collegiate level. 


 Till discussed the typical day in the life of a collegiate runner. Many of his runners discussed their busy schedules, managing classes, and practices. They also shared with Canton Tigers nutritional tips, the importance of healthy eating, and how to train throughout the year to avoid injury and stay motivated. The session would not have been complete without a discussion on how to  build a positive team atmosphere.


Following an extended Q&A session, one of the more experienced Millsaps’ runners lead a session on core exercises, in which many Canton runners completed planks, bicycle kicks, and six-inches.  Both teams ran a victory lap together, focusing on proper running form.  The session ended with a motivational group cheer.  Overall, both teams walked away with a greater appreciation for endurance running and the dedication needed to become a successful teammate.

The Canton Tiger's have a "track" record of success, its girls are the 2014 Class 5A Girls Track and Field State Champions and last year its boys were the 2013 Class 5A Boys Track and Field State Champions.


The Canton Tigers’ first  track meet is at the Madison Trail Run  September 6, located at  Madison Middle School.  Millsaps College kicks off  its season in Clinton at the Mississippi College Season Opener in Clinton. 




8/21/2014  -     


2014 Football Season Ticket Packages


Gold Package $150


2 Season Passes for all Athletic Events sponsored by CPSD (Regular Season Only)

2 Reserved Stadium Chair Seats (football games)

1 Reserved Parking Space (football games)

2 Polo Shirts with Embroidered Logo

2 VIP Tent Passes


Blue Package $100


2 Season Passes for all Athletic Events sponsored by CPSD (Regular Season Only)

2 Reserved Stadium Chair Seats (football games)

2 T-Shirts with Logo

2 VIP Tent Passes


White Package $50


2 Season Passes for all Athletic Events sponsored by CPSD (Regular Season Only)


Employee or Retired Employee Pass $25


This pass gets employee or retired employee into all athletic events (middle school & high school) sponsored by Canton Public School District.  This excludes all playoff games.  The price of this pass can be payroll deducted.



Proposed Change to Ticket Prices:


General Admission $7

Reserved (Chair Back) $10


Note:  Everyone that enters game must purchase a ticket; have a season ticket pass, employee pass, district pass or state pass.  ID must be shown to use all passes.  

8/18/2014  -     





Superintendent Ike Haynes

 answers your questions or concerns at this

Informational Meeting. 


Canton High 


5-6:00 p.m.


· Certified Staff only

August 18


· Non-Certified Staff only

  August 25

8/7/2014  -     
CANTON, MS 39046
Bettye Hart- Liddell, Director Rebekah Hamilton, Supervisor

August 4, 2014

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that Canton Public School District will be Implementing a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) for School Year 2014-2015.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Canton Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2014-2015 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an lunch application.

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact the Child Nutrition office at

Bettye Hart-Liddell
Bettye Hart-Liddell, Director
Office of Child Nutrition

In accordance with Federal Law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9922(Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have
Speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
8/6/2014  -     
Got Questions ?

Get Answers.... at Canton Public Schools Back to School District Parent Meeting

August 6, 2014

Canton High School Auditorium

Time: 6:30 p.m.

· Meet new CPSD Superintendent Ike Haynes

· Meet Central Office Executive Staff

· Meet your child’s Principal

· Get your questions or concerns answered

7/29/2014  -     
2014 Canton High School Varsity Football Schedule
August 15 Brandon(Scrimmage) Ridgeland
August 22 Provine Home
August 29 Velma Jackson Away
September 5 Holmes County Home
September 12 Leake Central Home
September 19 OPEN
September 26 Ridgeland Away
October 3 Pearl Home
October 10 Neshoba Central Away
October 17 Vicksburg Home (HC)
October 24 Callaway Away
October 31 Germantown Home
November 7 Lanier Away
November 14 Playoffs
November 21 Playoffs
November 28 North State Championship
December 5 State Championship

2014 9th Grade Football Schedule
September 2 Velma Jackson Home 7:00
September 8 Germantown Home 6:00
September 16 Neshoba Central Away 7:00
September 22 OPEN
September 29 Wingfield (SJ) Away 6:00
October 8 Ridgeland Away 7:00
October 13 Provine Home 7:00
October 20 Callaway (NJ) Home 7:00

2014 Nichols Middle School Football Schedule
September 2 Northeast Madison Home
September 9 Yazoo County Away
September 16 Neshoba Central Away
September 22 OPEN
September 30 Leake County Away
October 6 Bailey Magnet Away
October 15 Old Towne Away

2014 Porter Middle School Football Schedule
September 2 Crystal Springs Home
September 9 Germantown Home
September 16 Northeast Madison Home
September 24 Leake Central Away
September 30 OPEN
October 8 OPEN
October 14 Northwest Middle Home
"Canton Can"
One Vision, One Goal, One Mission....transforming lives, while building futures.

CPSD Back to School Calendar of Events

• CPS Student Registration 2014-15 July 29, 30, & 31 1:00 –7:00 p.m.

•July 31 & August 1 New Teacher Orientation

• July 31 Community Meet & Greet for Superintendent Ike Haynes

5:00-8:00 p.m. Town Square

•July 31 Book Bag/School Supply Giveaway St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church 505 S. Union Street 5:00-7:00 p.m. Alderman Andrew Grant

• July 31 Nichols Middle School 6th Grade Student/Parent Orientation 5:30-7:00 p.m.

•August 3 Porter Middle School Open House 3:00-5:00 p.m.

• August 4 Convocation

•August 5 District Professional Development

• August 5 Canton Elementary Tiger Star Open House 2:30- 4:30 p.m.

•August 5 McNeal Elementary Meet and Greet 2:00-4:00 p.m.

• August 5 Myers Canton School of Arts & Sciences Open House 4:00-6:00 p.m.

•August 5 Goodloe Elementary Meet and Greet 2:00-4:00p.m.

• August 5th Canton Educational Services Center Open House 2:00- 4:00 p.m.

• August 6 First Day for Students

•August 19 Nichols Middle School Back to School Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m.

• August 26 Goodloe Elementary Back to School Night 5:30 p.m.

• August 28 Canton Elementary Back to School Night 5:30-6:30 p.m.

•August 28 McNeal Elementary Back to School Night 5:30 p.m.

• August 29 Myers Canton School of Arts& Sciences Tiger Den Grand Opening

•August 29 Canton Elementary Star AR Kick-off Celebration

• August 29 McNeal Elementary Starbucks Store Grand Opening

•August 29 Goodloe Elementary Tiger Den Grand Opening


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