Canyon Heights Events
Part of the experience of Canyon Heights is the various events that either exhibit student talents or allow our students to share an important day with their mother, father or grandparents. Here are some brief descriptions of the major events at Canyon Heights:
Back to School Night
Held in September, the purpose of this event is to introduce parents to class curriculum and academic expectations, class procedures, teacher channels of communication and to prepare parents for a constructive and formative parent / teacher relationship
Held in October and conducted by the Events Committee, the Fall Kick Off celebrates the beginning of a new year and provides an opportunity for all the school families to get together in a casual and fun atmosphere. Highlights include face painting, a potluck meal with food from every family, bounce houses, climbing walls, plus games and activities for all ages!
All Saints Day and Grandparents Day
Held November 1, Canyon Heights celebrates this solemnity by linking the generations. Students prepare for the day by deciding which saint of the Church they will be, coming dressed as that saint for the day and introducing themselves to the assembly. Each class also prepares a short skit or presentation. In addition, students share the special day with their grandparents and bring them to class for a special presentation and gift.
Thanksgiving Speech Exhibition
Held before Thanksgiving, this event gives students the opportunity to showcase their public speaking abilities. Students in Preschool to Third prepare a class exhibition, while the top speakers from grades 3 to 8 present their winning oratories.
Mother and Child Mass
Held on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Mother Child Mass is a special opportunity for children to honor their mothers and celebrate this great Marian Solemnity with them.
Christmas Pageant and Performance
No Christmas is complete without a school performance. Preschool and Kindergarden present their own Pageant and Lower and Middle School present their own performances. It's always a crowded house!
Held in January, the Art Fair is an excellent opportunity for all the students to showcase their artwork produced in their art classes.
Held in the spring, the Spelling Bee is a competition that allows the best spellers in the school to go head to head.
Held in the late spring, the Science Fair is a major event for all classes. Students in grades Preschool to Second prepare class projects and students in grades Third to Eighth prepare individual projects. A select panel of judges is brought in to evaluate the projects and the competition is stiff for the grade level prizes and the coveted "Best of Show."
Preschool and Kindergarden Circus
Come and see the greatest show on earth! Canyon Heights' Preschool and Kindergarten performers put on their own circus in a not to be missed performance. Students prepare all of the acts and the parents are amazed at the dancing bears and tigers, animal trainers, strong men, ballerinas, and the ever-popular clowns.
Lower School Spring Play
Each year the lower school performs a Spring Play (usually a musical). Past performances have included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Newsies and Pinocchio.
Middle School Spring Play
A new tradition started in 2007, the middle school also performs a spring play. The inaugural performance was from an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce.
Father and Child Mass and Olympics
Held on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph, the Father and Child Mass is an excellent opportunity for fathers and children to pray together and then compete together in true Olympic style.
Held on the First Friday of May, the May Crowning honors Mary in her month of May. An all school Mass is preceded by a Marian procession and the actual crowning of Mary by those students who have received First Communion that year.