Chris Gilbert wins January C.A.R.E. Award - 01/22/2018
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The January 2018 C.A.R.E. Award (Canby Area Recognition of Excellence) recipient is Chris Gilbert, ELD Teacher, Migrant Coordinator at Canby High School.

Gilbert has been teaching at Canby High School for 18 years and is a thoughtful and kind advocate for students' needs. He works with students after school on scholarship applications and has played a huge part in improving the CHS graduation rate and making college accessible for migrant, English Language Learners (ELL), and monitored students. He works tirelessly and is not afraid to make suggestions or to challenge administrators to think differently for the success of his students.

Chris became the migrant coordinator last year and...

Stacy Ackerman & Anna Jones win December C.A.R.E. Award - 12/18/2017
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The December 2017 C.A.R.E. Award was presented to two Canby School District staff members: Carus School Counselor Stacy Ackerman (left) and Carus Kindergarten Teacher Anna Jones (right). These women have consistently demonstrated their genuine desire to help students be the best that they can be. The C.A.R.E. Award is presented monthly by Canby Kiwanis Club and the Canby School District to recognize excellence. Thanks to these community businesses for their sponsorship: Columbia Bank, DirectLink, Wild Hare, Back Stop Bar & Grill, Rice Time, Human Bean, and Cutsforth’s Thriftway.

Lifetime Kiwanian Fred Kahut, 1941-2017 - 11/08/2017
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Our condolences to the family of Fred Kahut, a member of Canby Kiwanis since 1973 and a life member of Kiwanis. Fred, owner of Kahut Waste Services, which includes KB Recycling and Canby Disposal, helped our club with dumpsters for our Thrift Store and Food & Toy Drive, saving us money that could then be used to help children and families in our community.

Community involvement was important to Fred. According to the Oregonian, he was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Willamette Valley Country Club for many years. He received the prestigious City of Canby Hometown Hero award in 2002. He served on numerous civic associations over the years including Canby Education Foundation...

Nancy Thompson wins October C.A.R.E. Award - 11/03/2017
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Nancy Thompson, a physical therapist at Eccles Elementary, is the recipient of the October CARE Award. Canby Kiwanis sponsors this award with the Canby School District and business community to recognize the excellent work our teachers and staff perform in helping children. Nancy was nominated by Laurie Barrese, a special ed instructional assistant, who said, "Nancy's assistance is not limited to just physical therapy. She is a teacher and mentor, an advocate for all children who cross her path, and she supports all staff with whom she works. Her care, compassion and dedication to the children and staff of Canby embodies the spirit of the CARE Award." Thank you Nancy!

Kiddie Capers Parade is August 15 - 08/01/2017
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Print an entry form and bring it with you to enter the 69th Annual Kiddie Capers Parade, Tuesday, August 15, behind Knight Elementary School. See the Parade page under the Programs tab for more information.

Dance Party Kicks Off New Imagination Library Program in Canby - 05/17/2017
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Canby Kiwanis held a sign-up event at the Canby Public Library on May 13 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Alphabeticians played preschool rock and roll, families enjoyed corn dogs, popcorn, and crafts, and Granny Goose made an appearance, while new registrants received a copy of their first book, The Little Engine That Could. Canby Imagination Library now has more than 100 kids enrolled in the program, which provides a free book by mail every month to kids from birth to their fifth birthday who live in the Canby School District.

Thanks to Angela Christensen for chairing this new program!

Eco Park Cleanup Is Saturday May 20 - 05/17/2017
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Bring gloves & rakes and wear your work clothes. Builders Club arrives at 9 to do setup, with the cleanup starting at 10. Water, snacks, and pizza lunch provided! Thanks to Anne McKinney for coming up with this new service project!

Leticia Angel wins April C.A.R.E. Award - 05/05/2017
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Leticia Angel, campus security specialist and MEChA adviser at Canby High School, is the recipient of the April 2017 C.A.R.E. Award from Canby Kiwanis and the Canby School District. CHS Associate Principal Kimie Carroll nominated Leticia to receive the award.

"Leticia is amazing. She was hired two years ago as our Campus Security Specialist and immediately jumped in, making positive relationships with students and doing whatever was needed for our school," Carroll's submission read. She also became the adviser for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztan. MEChA is a student organization that promotes higher education, culture, and history. 

"Her club recently organized...

Sandy Kahut wins March C.A.R.E. Award - 04/12/2017

Sandy Kahut, a math teacher at 91 School, is the winner of the March 2017 C.A.R.E. Award. One of her students, Caleb Chupp, nominated her. "Mrs. Kahut has been a very admirable figure for me here at Ninety-One, and has greatly improved my education. Whether it be by her humor, or her connection with students, both academically or personally," Chupp's submission read.

It's not just Mrs. Kahut's ability to connect with her students that earns her high praise, it's also her commitment to seeing her students succeed. "There is a teacher that connects with students, and interacts with them in positive ways, and then there is the teacher that gets the whole...

Anne Busse wins February C.A.R.E. Award - 03/15/2017

Anne Busse, special education teacher at Knight Elementary School, received the February C.A.R.E. Award. Nancy Thompson and Dianne Holme nominated Busse for the award because she “exemplifies a passionate, committed, creative teacher who consistently puts her students first. Anne enriches student’s lives by meeting them where they are while encouraging them to reach their fullest potential,” explained Thompson and Holme. “Her students love her as they trust and respect her efforts in helping them. Anne is a well-loved and admired teacher and individual.”