2015 Local Earned Income Tax Returns
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School District Policies
PA Child Welfare Portal
Final Budget 2015 - 2016
Draft Canon-McMillan School District Comprehensive Plan
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Canon-Mcmillan Community Scholarship Foundation
School Closings and Delays
CM Statement on Track
CMSD Board of Directors Reorganizes
CMSD Declares Board Vacancy
Nov. 19 meeting roundup
Oct. 22 meeting roundup
Annual Audit Report 6-30-2015
AFR 6-30-2015 (revised 12-15-15)
Band Composed of CM Students Wins Washington's Got Talent
Congratulations to No Interruption – a band composed of Canon-McMillan High School’s own Drew Sipos, Anthony Popovski, Matt Pukansky, and Carter Seroka – for winning the recent Washington’s Got Talent competition.
The band previously won CM’s Got Talent competition earlier this year.
Here’s a picture from the event:
PA Attorney General's Office and Local Official Present Drug Prevention Program at CMS
State Rep. Brandon Neuman stood before the Canonsburg Middle School student body and asked a simple question: Who wants to be successful? The query prompted every hand in the auditorium to shoot up almost in unison.
Neuman, a Canon-Mac alum, was flanked by representatives from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office, as well as Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome, and told students that’s why they were all assembled: To talk about one of the best decisions they can make – staying away from drugs and alcohol.
Agent Philip Little, of the attorney general’s office, also addressed students, telling them about the dangers of drugs and concentrating on the type most commonly abused by 12 and 13-year-olds: The ones prescribed by a doctor.
He said many young people don’t realize that medication prescribed by a doctor could be dangerous or addictive, and said that, for many, the jump from use to abuse to addiction is sometimes a gradual one.
Little then presented a video that told the real-life addiction story of a teenager named Mike: A young man who was severely injured in a car accident, and who later received opioid prescription medication to treat the associated pain.
Through interviews, Mike tells his addiction story: That is started with taking more pills than prescribed, then looking for pain relief when his prescription ran out in the form of heroin – first sniffing it and later shooting it.
Through the process, he lost everything from respect and opportunities to friends. He ended up in rehab, and also in jail.
Mr. Little, Rep. Neuman and Mayor Rhome asked students to use Mike’s story as a cautionary tale – and implored them to not only make the best decision (to avoid drugs), but to make sure that if they see a friend or classmate who is struggling with drug abuse, to say something.
“You are our greatest hope to beat addiction,” Rep. Neuman said.
CMHS Art Students Win Made by Milk Contest
Canon-McMillan High School’s Concept and Creative Thinking class was one of six across the country to win The Made By Milk contest, one that tasked students will repurposing milk cartons and transforming them into art.
Ms. Ashley VanAuken’s class spent four weeks this past fall transforming 1,300 milk cartons into a project it titled, “Circle of Life” and that consisted of a menagerie – a giraffe, elephant, Panda and more. And it was all made from the recycled cartons.
The class used paper, tape and hot glue – as well as art concepts they’ve learned in class, as well as a lot of patience and team work to create the various pieces that composed the project.
And with any long-term team project, there were some proverbial bumps in the road. But the Concept and Creative Thinking Class didn’t struggle with artistic differences.
Some of the students just struggled with the slight stink of spoiled milk emanating from the recycled cartons.
That occupations hazard aside, students said they were both excited and surprised to learn that their project had received a $1,000 prize.
“We were kind of all dumbfounded,” junior Mikaylah Snedeker. “There were a lot of good projects.”
The money will be used to purchase a chrome cart for the art department.
Congratulations to all involved! Here is another photo from the project:
Four NSIS Students Selected to Represent School at PMEA Singfest
Congratulations are in order for four students who were chosen by application to represent North Strabane Intermediate School at the 2016 PMEA District 1 Singfest West Festival.
Sixth-grade students Lindy Spear, Anna Sheppard, Anna Hefler and Alia MacFarland will participate in the day-long festival slated for March 4 at Baldwin High School – an event that is aimed at improving singing skills and developing leadership among choral singers.
The Singfest will feature chorus students from more than 40 elementary schools in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Students will prepare and memorize seven pieces of challenging choral music. On the day of the festival, students from across the region will combine to rehearse with guest director Ms. Rachel Pollard of the Fox Chapel Area School District.
Throughout the day, students will also have the opportunity to participate in different musical activities, and the day will conclude with a concert for the public.
“We are very proud of these students, and we wish them the best of luck,” their principal, Dr. Mark Abbondanza said.
The mission of the Canon-McMillan School District, in partnership with the community, is to invest in our greatest resource, our students. We strive to teach, challenge and support all students to prepare them for college and careers with the information and skills necessary to compete, achieve and serve as leaders in a global economy as ethical and responsible citizens.
The vision of the Canon-McMillan School District is to graduate all students with the ethical and effective communication, critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in an evolving global economy.
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