CA Update 10/12/15

Home of the Braves

The English Literature trip to New England over the weekend was an incredibly exciting and educational trip. I was able to accompany the students and teachers as they explored Boston, Salem, Lexington and Concord. We visited many historic and literary sites and had many outstanding tours. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Donna Klick for organizing this fantastic opportunity for our students.

Student Wellness Seminar

English lead teacher Brian Moore and Science teacher Cary Burke will conduct our first student seminar of the year on Thursday and Friday. We are using Physical Education classes as a means to provide students with instruction that is incredibly worthy of their attention but does not really fit in any one class or course. The theme is Wellness, and our first topic is Academic Wellness. Mr. Moore and Mrs. Burke will provide the students a session on Academic Honesty. They will explain to students the results of a student, parent and staff survey on the topic, examples of honest and dishonest academic conduct, and they will reinforce the language staff are now using when it comes to academic tasks.

Students will bring home the Academic Honesty requirements we now have at CA after their seminar on either Thursday or Friday. We ask you to review this with your student. Our requirements and expectations are in line with collegiate expectations. A copy is available by clicking HERE.

Class of 2016 Senior Trip

To all parents of seniors attending the class trip to Boston in November: please remember to complete and turn in required overnight field trip paperwork. Most of you received this at one of the evening information meetings. The code of conduct can be returned to either advisor, Mrs. McDonald or Mrs. Morgan. The medical form should be returned to our school nurses’ office. Any questions, please contact Mrs. McDonald or Mrs. Morgan.

Junior Class Fund-Raiser

The Junior Class - Class of 2017- is running a Bubble Ball tournament and Food truck Rodeo on October 17 from 4:00 – 7:30 PM at the Academy Exhibition field!

Tickets are $10 to play 2 games. There is no cost to watch. Students can buy tickets, register and get permission slips in to School Store until Oct 15.

Email: with any questions.

Robotics Team Tan (X) News

The Canandaigua FIRST Robotics team will be in action this Saturday in the Rah Cha Cha Ruckus, a fun Halloween themed pre-season competition. For more information and times to cheer on Team Tan (X) click HERE.

Academian News

Personal (baby) Ads are due 11/1/2015. Students can get these forms in the atrium or from Mrs. Coleman in Room 108. Or you can follow this link to download the form at the bottom of the page labeled “Personal Ad Form”.

Soccer Senior Nights

Come cheer on your CA Soccer Seniors this week. Tuesday night is Boys Senior Night and Friday is the Girls Senior night.

Class of 2018 Fund-Raiser

The Class of 2018 is reporting their Save Around the City fundraising program has been a great success. The advisors - Mrs. Tepedino and Mr. Pane - report they are missing several books and need to get those either returned or paid for. If you Class of 2018 student has paid for their book, please disregard. If you have not purchased or returned the book, please do so. These can be taken care of in Mrs. Tepedino's room - Room 103.

Scholarship Opportunities

Every once in a while I will get scholarship information. Here are two for you to check out:

Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

Each year the New York State PTA awards $3,000 scholarships to students from graduating class who exhibit the potential to be outstanding classroom teachers. The application is available on the New York State PTA website by clicking HERE. The completed application must be sent to the NYS PTA Office, post-marked, not metered, by December 15.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships are designed to support high-performing students with financial need starting as early as middle school, going through high school, college, and beyond. Up to 250 new Cooke Scholars are selected each year throughout the country, and scholars come from every state with no restriction on background, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or citizenship status.

1. Cooke College Scholarship Program.

This scholarship is available to 12th graders. We are accepting applications now through November 3, 2015.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Scholars receive up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other fees.

2. Cooke Community College Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The scholarship is available to community college students. We are accepting applications now through December 3, 2015.

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. Scholars receive up to $40,000 a year to cover tuition, living expenses, books and other fees, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Students and families can learn more by clicking HERE.

Military Visits

The United States Army will be in the Atrium during student lunches on October 19. Any student interested is to stop by the table during their lunch.

On October 27, the Army National Guard will be in the atrium during student lunches.

Progress Reports

Student Progress Reports for the first five weeks will be posted on the parent portal this Wednesday. Progress Reports are not mailed home or distributed to students. Report Cards, issued quarterly, are mailed home. The first report card will be mailed on November 18.

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