CA Update 3-11-17

Home of the Braves

Good Morning CA,

We were lucky. Wednesday's wind storm brought back memories of the Ice Storm from the 1990s. The difference this time - we did not lose power, but we were still impacted with email and internet outages. Its ironic how much we depend on both!

If you have time today or next weekend I encourage you to attend the Academy Players Production of Disaster! My family attended Saturday; what an outstanding performance! The talent on stage, behind the scenes and in the pit is simply amazing!

Students have a shortened week; staff have a conference day this Friday.

Have a fantastic week,

Vern Tenney

Nominate Deserving Young Women

The Professional Women of the Finger Lakes is looking for nominations of outstanding young women in grades 9-12 for the Youth Leadership award that recognizes young women for their leadership, initiative, good works and good citizenship. Their accomplishments may include raising money for charity, mentoring and tutoring younger students, participation in the political process, school wide initiatives and leadership roles in their community and/or a variety of organizations. Specific examples are requested as well as three letters of recommendation.

Nominations are now open and will close March 24.

In addition to the Youth Leadership category, nominations are open for Women in the following categories - Entrepreneurial, Professional Achievement, Volunteer Service, and Women Helping Women.

For more information, go to

Braves Ball

Braves Ball is an annual Dodge Ball Tournament that raises money for Honor Flight. This year, we had 17 teams participate, and raised $510.

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Senior 100 Days

The Senior Class 100 Days celebration is this Thursday during second and third periods. In addition to the celebration and breakfast, students will learn about the Local Combined Scholarship program that consists of 66 different scholarships, totally over $64,000 being awarded at either the awards assembly or graduation.

Scholarship applications can now be found on the Academy counseling website, see link below, and on Naviance.

All scholarship application information must be submitted to the counseling center by 3:00 on Thursday, April 6.

FLCC Victor Campus STEM Session for Women

Finger Lakes Victor Campus Center Lecture Series on March 16 is one to check out! The focus will be Women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math). The presentation will include the Chief Science Officer at Advanced Biological Marketing, Inc, Dr. Molly Cadle- Davidson, an RF Engineer from Harris Corporation, Dani Walters, and current engineering student, Alex Livings. For more information click HERE.

Summer Research Program for Juniors

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester holds an annual summer research program for Rochester-area high school students who have just completed their junior year. The eight-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for highly motivated students to experience scientific research in a realistic environment. Students who are accepted into the program are assigned to a research project and supervised by a staff scientist at the Laboratory.

Only students currently in their junior year are eligible. To apply, a student must submit a letter indicating his/her desire to take part in the program and fill out an application form. The student must also submit a short essay describing his/her interest in science and technology and his/her future goals. As supporting material, the student must submit a copy of his/her transcript and a letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher. Several applicants are interviewed before the final selection is made. Selections are announced by the beginning of May.

The deadline to Apply is Monday, March 20. For more information, click HERE.

Music in Our Schools Month

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Disaster! A Musical Comedy

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The Academy Players Production of Disaster is coming soon!. The musical, created by Seth Rudetsky, and written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, plays homage to classic disaster films of the 1970s.

In this musical, a group of New Yorkers attend the opening of a floating casino and discotheque that quickly succumbs to multiple disasters. These calamities correlate with plots of various disaster films of the 1970s such as earthquakes or killer bee incidents echoing situations from the films Earthquake and The Swarm respectively.

Additionally, this play keeps with a 1970s theme by being a jukebox musical, using popular songs of the decade as musical numbers.


March 17th -18th at 7:30pm

March 12th & 18th at 2pm

Spring Blood Drive

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CA will host an American Red Cross blood drive on March 24. All blood types are always needed. Students must be at least 16 years old AND all student donors must have parental permission. The parent consent form is available HERE. Because it's during the school day, we will also require students to signup in advance. A representative from the American Red Cross will be in the atrium during lunch periods on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23. Students are to bring their signed parent consent form when they sign up to donate.

Our school-wide goal is to collect 75 pints of blood. The American Red Cross provides schools with a scholarship each year. Seniors who SIGN up to donate will be eligible for the Red Cross scholarship. Please note, if a senior signs up but is unable to donate they are still eligible for the scholarship.

Teen Book Festival

Over the past ten years, the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival has been an opportunity for public and school librarians to dedicate an event solely to teens, to encourage reading some of the best titles aimed at young adults, and to offer a place where readers can interact with award-winning authors. The Teen Book Fest demonstrates the value of teens within our literary communities and focuses attention on the authors who write for them.

The Teen Book Fest is free and open to everyone. It will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 8:45 - 5:00 PM @ Nazareth College.

For more information, click HERE.

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Superintendent Conference Day - March 17

Superintendent Conference Day - April 14

This will be a conference day ... It was not listed on the printed calendar mailed home.

CA Graduation Ceremony - Sunday, June 25

Click HERE for previous newsletters.

Monday will be a "A" Day.