Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The student allegedly stole a set of master keys and threatened a Canonsburg Middle School teacher.
Canonsburg police are charging a Canonsburg Middle School student with theft and making terroristic threats after he allegedly stole a master set of keys from the building and told a therapist that he wanted to kill a teacher there. Police were initially notified of the theft on Wednesday, but school officials said the 13-year-old boy's parents had been contacted and that they had promised the keys would be returned. School officials told police at that point that the issue would be handled internally. However, police were called later in the week by a district administrator, who told officers that the boy's therapist had informed the school that he had admitted in a session that he wanted to commit a homicide. The therapist also indicated…
Friday, May 3, 2013
This Canonsburg team won second-place in a recent competition.
Canonsburg Middle School students Samuel O’Bryan, C.J. O’Shell, Dimitri Pihiou, and Robby Sanders Jr. placed second in Pennsylvania for the seventh-grade division of the U.S. Army-sponsored competition eCybermission. As a second-place team, each member of the team will be awarded a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. eCybermission is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th-, 7th-, 8th and 9th-grade teams. The teams propose a solution to a real problem in their community and compete for state, regional and national awards. While taking the standard science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace, eCybermission challenges students to explore how ccience, technology, engineering and mathematics work in …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The band was judged at the highest standard—superior.
After weeks of getting up early for 7 a.m. rehearsals, members of the Canonsburg Middle School Symphonic Band enjoyed the fruit of their labor—a top ranking in the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational Dixie Classic. A select ensemble of seventh- and eighth-grade students, under the director of band director Paul Rush, competed in the classic—held in Chattanooga, TN—this past weekend. How was the band judged? At the highest standard of superior. Want to hear more? The community is invited to enjoy an evening with the Canonsburg Middle School Symphonic Band, along with the Canonsburg Middle School Concert Band, as they perform with international composer Robert Buckley at their spring concert. It will be held at 7 p.m. on May 9 in the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Pennsylvania Treasury's Bureau of Unclaimed Property lists local organizations and businesses with money due them—and there might be some out there for you, too.
Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property, including abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks, certificates of deposit, life insurance policies, safe deposit box contents and recovered stolen property. Most of this unclaimed property is owed to individual residents. (Read below to find out how to search for yourself or for a relative). However, there are a number of municipalities, school districts, fire and police departments, civic groups, and other organizations that also have money waiting for them. The state website identifies the property as either "under $100" or "over $100" and the source of the property. A quick (and by no means complete) search of the state's …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The following students and athletes were honored by the board and administration this month.
Canon-McMillan School board and the administration recognized the following athletes and academic achievers this month:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The boy was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon.
A 12-year-old Canonsburg boy was flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a vehicle on Highfield Avenue. Canonsburg police said the boy was riding a skateboard down the road with other children when he was struck around 6:15 p.m. by a car being driven by Michelle Stacko of Cecil. While police and fire personnel had originally been told the boy was stuck underneath the front of the car, nearby residents had helped free him prior to their arrival. When officers arrived, the boy was lying on the road and bleeding from the mouth. The boy was transported by ambulance to the Canonsburg Middle School, where he was flown to Children's, police said. According to a police report, the boy underwent surgery …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Congrats to the team!
Congrats to the Canonsburg Middle School Math Counts Team, which came in second place at the recent Math Counts competition held at Washington & Jefferson College. Math Counts is a math enrichment club sponsored by Mr. Randy Clonan, CMS math teacher.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Natalie Cummings was confident while spelling her winning word.
Natalie Cummings, an eighth grader at Canonsburg Middle School, qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. after winning the 63rd Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee on March 23. Cummings correctly spelled "dynagraph" in the 13th round, while "sociologese" and "eschewal" knocked out the second and third place finishers. She went on to confidently spell "gobo" in the 14th round to claim victory, according to the Post-Gazette. Share your congratulations with Natalie in the comments below.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
See who else is being recognized by the Canon-McMillan School Board and administration this month!
The Canon-McMillan School Board and the district's administration are giving a shout out to these students and faculty members for their recent accomplishments. The following are being recognized by the board this month:
Friday, March 8, 2013
The fundraiser benefits the Canonsburg Middle School Band!
If you go to McDonalds for some grub on March 14, you might see some familiar faces. Especially if you—or your kids—attend Canonsburg Middle School. That's because March 14 is McTeacher Night at the Canonsburg eatery. "This is a fundraiser where a few of the middle school teachers work behind the counter from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a portion of the sales go to the band," said Marge Eiben, who is the chairperson for the event, said. Mr. Paul Rush (who also serves as band director), Mr. Randy Cloonan, Mr. Tony Dominick, Ms. Emily Clawson, Mr. Adam Manion, and Mr. Vince Faith will be taking orders both behind the counter and at the drive-through window.