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Cañon City school district hosts school safety meeting

By: Carly Moore Fox21News
CAÑON CITY, Colo. - Following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, two months ago, local school leaders are taking a closer look at safety.

The Cañon City School District hosted a community meeting about school safety on Monday.

"The kids are our greatest asset and the teachers that teach them," Renne DuPont, a local who attended the meeting, said.
Safety is the number one priority for Cañon City School District.
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Canon Exploratory Studesnt

Kade Saffold, a first grader at Canon Exploratory School, did his quarterly project on Tezak Heavy Equipment, a local business.He wanted to learn more about how the company works, the different kinds of jobs you can do there, and how they blow up the rock.

Kade organized a field trip for his class to go to learn about how the company does mitigation work while preserving the natural animal habitat.

The class was given a guided tour through the quarry to see first hand how the rock is moved and sorted for different purposes. They also learned how they blast the rock and how the rock from the quarry is used in many different ways. It was a ROCKIN' field trip!
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McKinley Elementary School 360° Virtual Field Trip

McKinley students were able to take a 360° virtual field trip tour of Lego Land, located in California, from their classroom seats. Paraprofessional, Chris Hurst, was able to use the overhead projector and a You-Tube video and the response from the students was amazing. The students were very excited to see the park.
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CCHS Students Secure Opportunities for their Classmates

“What was your proudest academic achievement in high school?”

“I aced the Chemistry final!”

“I earned a 4.0 GPA!”

“I earned the highest grade on the Honors English paper!”

All great answers, eliciting the ability to be proud of an accomplishment. But do they reflect authentic learning and translate directly into future success?
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CCHS Varsity Rifle Team win Junior Olympics State Championship

A big congratulations goes out to our varsity rifle team! They won the Junior Olympic State Championship yesterday! The team of Henninger, DiOrio, Perez, and Mills shot our season high score, and all-time school record, of 2,152 points at the match yesterday! Kudos also go out to Skylar Tyler, who shot an all-time personal best of 529 points! The varsity team, and Tyler, have now qualified to shoot the Junior Olympic National Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio, in late June. Great job, team!
#cchsjrotc #jostatechampionship #jonationals
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CCHS Pathways Video

To help promote pathways at Cañon City High School, MacKenzie Claflin created this video with the assistance of Kyle Smith, Taylor Hopson, Megan Reynolds, and Karli Weatherill. Their goal was to encourage incoming students to find a passion in high school and to get involved.
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