CA Update 5-2-16

Home of the Braves

Good afternoon CA Community,

On Monday, we ask that all seniors wear college or military gear to show where they are off to next year. During the week, we ask that seniors put their name and where they are going in the fall on the pennets we will have in the atrium during lunches. We will display these throughout the atrium for all to see.

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. We often forget to thank those who give so much to our children. Next time you see a teacher, thank them. #ThankATeacher

Have a great week!

Your Principal,

Vern Tenney

Principal's Achievement Award

The Principal’s Achievement Award gives students the opportunity to be recognized for Academic, Athletic, Artistic and Extra-Curricular activities. It requires, by its nature, that a student be a well-rounded student.

To earn this award, you must score at least 100 points. The points are earned during this school year through the end of the third marking period. The Letter to the Principal is intended to be your opportunity to explain what you do outside of school OR to highlight some of your accomplishments this school year. It is a letter and must be typed, proof read and edited. It is your voice, make it look good.

The student must tally the points, obtain the appropriate signatures and return the completed document to the Principal’s office no later than 3:00 p.m on Friday, May 6. Absolutely no applications will be accepted after this time.

If you have any questions, please see your counselor. My personal goal is to have each and every student recognized for their accomplishments this school year.

Applications are available by clicking HERE.

CA Students at Relay for Life

Jazz Artist & Educators Joins Musicians

NYC based Jazz recording artist and educator Camille Thurman will be performing and working with Canandaigua Jazz musicians this week. Ms. Thurman is a versatile saxophone and vocalist whose talents have taken her on international tours, in addition to a robust performance schedule that has included The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and many NYC venues including the Apollo Ball Room, ​​Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at the all new home of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and many more.

Over three days this week, students in JAZZ5, Middle School Jazz Ensemble, The Academy New Jazz Ensemble, Academy Jazz Choir and The Academy Jazz Ensemble will spend time with Camille. The week will culminate in the all new and re-designed, Canandaigua Jazz Festival. Now TWO nights of Jazz music, this night was formerly known as Night Club Night.

General admission tickets for both of these special nights are $5 per person at the door with a family max of $20. This ​admission charge directly supports educational opportunities for music students across ​our district and will help make Ms. Thurman's appearance possible. Special thanks and consideration to Mobile Music and Wegmans, who have partially funded this experience for our Canandaigua Musicians.

Desserts available both nights and the second half of Friday night's performance will feature an open dance floor for all! Doors open at 7:00 PM and concerts begin at 7:30 PM.

​​Additional information about Camille Thurman -

For news and more, be sure to follow the Canandaigua Music Department on Twitter:

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AP & IB Testing

Testing starts Monday. The schedule is listed below. Let's remind the students of getting rest, sleep the night before and eating a good breakfast.

Monday, May 2:

- AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science

- AP Psychology

- IB English

- IB Economics

Tuesday, May 3:

- AP Physics I

- IB English

- IB Economics

Wednesday, May 4:

- AP English Literature

- AP Physics II

- IB Biology

Thursday, May 5:

- AP Calculus AB & BC

- IB Biology

Friday, May 6:

- AP US History

- AP German

- IB History of the Americas

- IB Physics

I know that testing is stressful and taxing on our students. However, students ARE expected to attend their other classes during exam days.

Summer Opportunities

UofR Summer Photon Camp

University of Rochester summer 2016 Photon Camp provides High School students with a free study of optics at a world class institution. The camp runs from July 11-15.

The application deadline is May 27. There is no charge for participation in Photon Camp 2016. No college credit will be awarded for completing Photon Camp. Photon Camp alumni are eligible for University of Rochester Early Connection Scholarships.

For general information or to apply, contact Daniel Smith, Undergraduate Program Manager at The Institute of Optics, at (585) 275-7764 or

For more information click .

Strong Memorial Summer Program

Strong Memorial Hospital's popular summer volunteer program is open to any student age 14 (By July 1) or older. The 8-week program runs from July 11 through September 3. It will require 3-4 hours per week.

Interested students or parents should call The Friends of Strong Office at 275-2420 to schedule a placement appointment on Tuesday, May 3 starting at 8:30 AM until all appointment slots are filled. Telephone calls will not be answered prior to 8:30 AM on that day. Due to the enormous popularity of the Summer High School Program, please continue calling if the lines are busy.

For more information, click

Accounting Summer Learning

Get a preview of the accounting professional and college life! Career Opportunities in the Accounting Professional (COAP) is a four-day summer program for current high school juniors going into their senior year.

The COAP is free at RIT from June 26-June 29.

For more info and go to

Last SAT & ACT of school year

The last SAT and ACT for the year are scheduled for June 4 and June 11. The deadline to register is May 5 for the SAT and May 6 for the ACT. All Juniors that are planning to apply to four-year colleges should be taking these exams. We encourage students to take both

assessments as they are different. Colleges will accept the exam they score the highest on.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Counseling department.

To register for the SAT go to:

To register for the ACT go to:

Student Government Elections

It is that time of year where we elect our student leaders for next year! If your student would like to have a leadership role in their class or in Student Government please have them complete the google application by May 9.

Junior Class News

The class is looking for led tea lights, mason jars and white lights for prom if you can let us borrow them we would appreciate it. We are also looking for props for the photo booth- old picture frames, hats, etc…if you have any we would love to borrow them as well! Email us at if you can help.

We need 25 volunteers for the Canandaigua Half marathon on May 22. Please email us if you can spare some time on May 22 between 9am-1pm

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CA Cherry/Grey Dri Shirt Sale

The Canandaigua Student Government is selling Cherry/Grey Dri fit shirts with logo on front. The items will be sold on a PRE-SALE and PRE-PAID basis only. In order to guarantee timely distributions of the items all orders must be submitted no later than Friday.

Use the link to place an order.

Checks should be made out to: Canandaigua Academy Student Government (Note: prices include sales tax). The price is $35.00 add $2 for 2XL, 3XL

Please send payment to:

Canandaigua Academy Student Government

435 East Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424

For more information, contact Roberta Bittel at

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Upcoming Events

Junior Prom - Saturday, May 14 Dinner 6:30-7:30, Dance 8-11

National Honor Society Ceremony - Sunday, May 15 @ 2:00 PM

District Budget Vote - Tuesday, May 17

Mock Car Crash @ CA - Thursday, May 19 (rain date, May 20)

Bottom Line

Monday will be a "B" day.

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