Canton Public School District, Canton Mississippi, Current School District News
4/23/2015  -     

4/14/2015  -     

Join Canton Public School in the Fight for Healthy Babies!


Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Time: 8:00AM

Registration Time: 7:00AM

Renaissance at Colony Park

1000 Highland Colony Pkwy

Ridgeland, MS 39157

4/13/2015  -     




Students at Canton Elementary, Reuben Myers Canton School of Arts & Sciences, and Goodloe Elementary School will take the new third-grade reading state test Tuesday, April 13-22. 

Students are required to pass the Mississippi  3rd Grade Literacy Promotion Act  in order to be promoted to the 4th Grade. The new state law went into effect during the 2014–2015 school year.

The 3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment will be used to determine students' reading mastery status. Students scoring at the lowest achievement level on this assessment will have the opportunity to be reassessed before the school year ends and over the summer. Interventions must be provided between the first and second test. Students who still do not demonstrate proficiency will not be promoted to the 4th grade unless he/she qualifies for an exemption. All information related to a child's promotion status will be communicated to parents in writing.Much work has been done all year long to help ensure the success of our K-3 students.

Students will be asked to answer 50 multiple choice items based on short questions and passages up to 55 words long. The test is computer adaptive, which means questions get more or less difficult depending on whether a student answered the previous question correctly. Test items will assess comprehension of literature and informational text, the use of vocabulary, and foundational reading skills including phonics, word recognition and fluency.

To view the test blueprint and all of the sample questions, visit the Mississippi Department of Education's Reading Assessment webpage. Under Resources, there is a link to the “3rd Grade Reading Summative Assessment Sample Item Booklet.”


  Parents please encourage your children to do their best on the test!   



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3/30/2015  -     
3/30/2015  -     
Saluting Excellence


Canton Public School leaders salute students for  bringing home top honors after competing in the Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair. CPSD students competed with over 1200 students in the two-day Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair. Four of the district's state winners were selected  as BroadCom nominees and will compete with the top 10% of 6-8th graders in the nation for a trip Washington and a grand prize of $25,000. Our BroadCom nominees are:  Aaliyah Archie, Treveze Dunigan, Shata Harmon, and Ta'Prekiah Sutton. These students will compete in the State Science Fair held at the University of Southern Mississippi. The district congratulates all of the students whose outstanding efforts allowed them to compete in  one of the state's largest regional science competitions.

This Regional Fair provides a platform for elementary, middle and high school students from Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Madison, Rankin and Warren counties to  showcase their independent research and compete for cash prizes and awards in 10 categories. Jackson State University hosted the fair and partnered with dozens of corporate, academic, government and science-focused sponsors to offer support and awards for the event.


Huey Porter Middle School:

1st place:

 Aaliyah Archie - Botany

 Shata Harmon - Medicine and Health 

2nd place:

Treveze Dunigan - Behavioral Science

Ta'Prekiah Sutton - Zoology  

3rd place:

Camillia Goodloe  - Behavioral Science 


Goodloe Elementary School:


 1st place:

  Cortez Dunigan (3rd grader) - Physics 

2nd place:

 Jakiah Taylor (2nd grader) - Chemistry

 5th place:

Leah Stewart (3rd grader)- Engineering 

6th place:

Dwight Luckett, Jr. (4th grader)- Earth and Space Science


Nichols Middle School:


4th place: Rucell Harris, Jr. -Zoology

4th place: Vergie Jackson - Biochemistry

5th place: Cierra Hughes - Physics

5th place: Jimmy Foster - Zoology

6th place: Jakayla Denton -Behavioral Science


State Fair Winners: 

3rd Place  Camillia Goodloe- Behavioral Science

4th Place  Ta'Prekiah Sutton-Zoology  


3/30/2015  -     

Winter Weather Days


CPSD has received a waiver from the state to forgive the two days lost due to winter weather. Please note on your calendar that we will NOT have school on Good Friday, April 3 and Easter Monday, April 6.


JACKSON, Miss. – This school year, high school seniors will have one additional option to meet graduation requirements if they don’t pass one or more exams in the Subject Area Test Program (SATP) and don’t meet previously approved alternative options. 

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3/4/2015  -     

Goodloe Elementary Testing Dates :  

Tuesday, March 17th - 3rd Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment 


Wednesday, March 18th - 3rd Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment 


Thursday, March 19th - 3rd Grade (Math) Performance Based Assessment 


Friday, March 20th - 4th Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment  


Monday, March 23rd - 4th Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment 


Tuesday, March 24th - 4th Grade (Math) Performance Based Assessment 


Wednesday, March 25th - 4th Grade (Math) Performance Based Assessment 


Thursday, March 26th - 5th Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment  


Friday, March 27th - 5th Grade (ELA) Performance Based Assessment  


Monday, March 30th - 5th Grade (Math) Performance Based Assessment 


Tuesday, March 31st - 5th Grade (Math) Performance Based Assessment  


Wednesday, April 1st - Friday, April 3rd - Make-Up Testing








2/2/2015  -     

Regional Meetings


In an effort to assist school districts with the implementation of the Literacy-based Promotion Act, the Mississippi Department of Education is conducting regional meetings for parents of Kindergarten through 3rd grade students. Parents will receive an overview of the legislation, as well as strategies that can be used at home to help improve reading outcomes for children. These regional meetings will be held on the following dates in the following locations at 6:00 p.m.

  • Monday, February 23: Meridian - Meridian Room 008, Mississippi State University

  • Wednesday, February 25: Oxford - Oxford Conference Center

  • Tuesday, March 3: Hattiesburg - N.R. Burger Middle School Transplorium

  • Tuesday, March 17: Cleveland - Jacob Center (Ewing Hall), Delta State University

  • Thursday, March 19: Flowood - Northwest Rankin High School Auditorium

  • Tuesday, March 24: Biloxi - Biloxi High School Lecture Hall

No registration is required. If you have questions regarding these events, please contact Tina Sellers in MDE's Office of Professional Development at 601-359-2869

2/2/2015  -     

Canton Career Center TSA Winners

Congratulations to Ernest Bland, Kendarious Jackson, and Preston Lewis for placing third in the Technology Bowl at the Technology Student Association leadership competition in Vicksburg January 30, 2015.  They will advance to the state competition at the Jackson Marriott in March.




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