CA Update 5-22-16

Home of the Braves

Students in the Class of 2016 have 10 school days until Senior Ball, 15 until the end of classes and the beginning of state exams, 23 until Graduation rehearsal and 26 school days until Commencement. If you talk to a senior, it's an eternity. If you talk to a parent, it's in the blink of an eye. Regardless, I hope it is an enjoyable buildup to a time for everyone to celebrate 13 years of hard work, academic, emotional and physical growth, and the start of great things to come!

This week is, of course, very busy. I believe I say that about every week in May and June! Wednesday evening we will honor academic, artistic and athletic achievements at our Awards Night. If your child is receiving recognition you should have received a notice in the mail. We hope you and your student will attend as we recognize CA students for their accomplishments. Friday we will have our field day, Spring Fling. The Academian will be dedicated and distributed, the student body will recognize the Class of 2016 retiring faculty and staff, and the Class of 2016 class officers will say their good-byes to the underclass men. We will also have an entertainer, comedian hypnotist Jack Hirsh, games and everyone's favorite - the faculty dunk tank! Somehow, my name got on the list!

Again, it is a busy week. Students in grades 9-11 are readying for state tests just around the corner. We have one test on June 1 for students in Algebra 2. The rest start on June 14. Athletetic teams are in sectional play and our musicians are rehearsing for end of the year performances. WOW!


Your Principal,

Vern Tenney

Camp College

Each year we have a handful of CA students attend Camp College Prep. This will be the 17th year John Serafine, Lead Counselor at Fairport High School, and John Baynes, English teacher at Fairport High School, will run this program. Camp College Prep will be held this July at Nazareth College. It is a four-day seminar designed for current high school sophomores and juniors who will be pursuing college admission. The goal of the program is to prepare students to become attractive candidates in the college admissions process.

The following topics will be addressed at Camp College Prep:

  • SAT/ACT preparation (7 hours)
  • How to write a powerful college essay (students will leave with a completed college essay)
  • One-on-one college counseling
  • How college admissions decisions are made (presentation from Directors of Admissions from local colleges)
  • How to create a comprehensive activity resume
  • Analysis of the Common Application
  • How to get the most out of a college visit
  • Factors to consider when choosing a college
  • How to use technology in the college search process
  • An overview of the financial aid system

Further information can be found at or by contacting John Serafine at 330-0103.

Canandaigua Classic

CA students, staff, administration and the board of education joined together as 800+ runners ran the second annual Canandaigua Classic - a 5K or Half Marathon through Canandaigua on beautiful Sunday morning. This is such a great community event. Runners from all over got to see Canandaigua and the greatness we can pull off when everyone chips in.

Attention Parents of Sophomores

If your child currently receives test accommodations and is interested in applying for testing accommodations for the PSAT/SAT or AP exams, please fill out the form HERE and return it to the Academy Attention: Laure Blazey. We need to start the process NOW if you are interested in having them for the PSAT which will be given in the Fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Laure Blazey

Student Elections

It is that time of year where we elect our student leaders for next year! ELECTIONS are this week! Students it is now time to vote for our class representatives and class officers. Voting will close at noon Tuesday May 24.

You must use your google account to vote and Please VOTE for only your class.

Mock Car Crash

Seniors watched a multi-scene Mock Car Crash on Thursday. We do this annually to impress upon our seniors the dangers of poor decisions as we approach Senior Ball and Graduation. This event included support from the Ontario County Sheriff's Department, Canandigua Police Department, Canandaigua Rescue Squad, Ontario County Coreneer's Office, Canandaigua City Court, Canandaigua City Schools Maintenance Department, and school staff members Scott Schauman, Cindy Vanderlee and Matt Rodgers.

Honorable Stephen Aronson summed it up by saying it was a great event. "Congratulations on making the point about DWI consequences in a most persuasive, powerful and dramatic manner! You have all collectively made a life-saving community contribution."

Yearbook Distribution

The yearbook distribution day will be this Friday after the morning awards assembly. Students should be prepared to show ID and books will only be given to the person whose name appears on the order. Students can pick up their yearbook during their assigned times.

  • Seniors: 10:30 - 10:55
  • Juniors: 11:00 - 11:20
  • Sophomores: 11:25 - 11:45
  • Freshmen: 11:50 - 12:10
  • Extra Yearbooks for Sale: 12:15 - 2:15

Extra yearbooks will also be available to purchase for $70 - CASH ONLY. Books will NOT be distributed before the assigned times.

If you will not be in school on Friday, you may pick your book up the following week from Mrs. Coleman in Room 108.


CA's junior varsity baseball team just wrapped up a perfect season going 20-1. Parents give a shout out to Coach Tepper and Coach A on a great baseball season.
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Interact at Ronald McDonald House

Students in Interact made a delicious dinner for the families at Ronald McDonald house in Rochester Thursday night.
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Of Mice and Men on Canvas!

English 10 and English 10 Honors students recently completed a project where they turned aspects of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men into art. Their work is INCREDIBLE!
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McCarthy Organizes 5K!

CA Sophomore, Claudia McCarthy organized a 5K for Troops on Sunday, May 15. She did everything on her own. All of the money raised went to the Blue Star Mothers.
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The May PTSA e-newsletter is available at

Bottom Line

Monday will be an "A" Day.

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