CA Update 3-5-17

Home of the Braves

It was an interesting week back from February break. We had temperatures near 70 then windchill near 0. Students competed in state tournaments while others are preparing for opening night. We are certainly busy as can be!

With everything that our students do - all the time! - we came across an interesting blog that should be shared with all.

Success in High School is the exact same as College. We believe this and so do many education experts. This is a good read for everyone ... click HERE.

Have a fantastic week!

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This part is key - "where college readiness is a toolkit, college persistence is consistent application of the tools. Ideally, readiness begets persistence. But what is known about the secret recipe to persistence? What combination of skills, traits, experiences and practices produce the highest likelihood of college persistence?

Three words: motivation, markers and momentum."

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.

Music in Our Schools Month

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March is Music in Our Schools Month. CA will have near weekly music events. Academy Players Production of the musical, Disaster!, will be March 10 - 12 and March 17-18. The Academy Music Department will put on the Music in Our School Month concerts on March 28 and 30.

AP Examination Registration

Registration forms were mailed home to all students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course. Students are expected to register for the May examinations. It is our expectation that each student enrolled in an AP course takes the AP exam.

To register for your exam(s):

  1. Place a check next to each AP Examination you wish to order.
  2. Total the amount owed. The fee is $93 per examination. Checks can be made payable to Canandaigua Academy.
  3. Registration will be conducted in the Main Office only during periods 3 through 7 and after school from Monday, February 27 through Friday, March 10.
  4. No registrations will be accepted before school or during periods 1 and 2.
  5. Return this form and payment to the Main Office by Friday, March 10.

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 10th -11th & 17th -18th at 7:30pm

March 12th & 18th at 2pm

CA Athletes Compete @ States

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Good luck to bowler Tristen Briggs, who holds the number 1 average in Monroe County, bowls today in the state bowling tournament at Gates Bowl today.

Indoor Track

Congratulations goes out to our Indoor Track athletes. Seniors Ben Twombly and Grace VanGorder competed Saturday in Staten Island in the state tournament. Twombly finished 7th public/10th overall in the pole vault. VanGorder placed 12th in the racewalk.


Mackenzie Lupton and Emma O'Neil participated in the NYS Alpine Ski Championships at Bristol Mountain.

  1. The Matthew R. Row Scholarship is a $2500 scholarship for two seniors who have lost a parent or guardian. Applications can found at
  2. The Canandaigua Federal Credit Union Scholarship consists of three $1,000 scholarships for students who belong to the Canandaigua Federal Credit Union. Applications are in the counseling center scholarship bin, under the letter C. The application must be postmarked by April 27.
  3. The 2017 QDMA Scholarship is a $300 scholarship for students who have expressed and/or demonstrated a concern for wildlife management. Preference will be given to students entering a field of study in Conversation. The deadline is March 15. Applications are under the letter Q in the counseling center scholarship bin.
  4. The Irene Buckner Memorial Award is a $1,500 award given by Canandaigua Elks Lodge #1844. The award is to a senior who is pursuing education or training for a vocation that involves the care, treatment, or preservation of animals. This scholarship is located under the letter I in the counseling center scholarship bin. The deadline is March 31.
  5. The Italian Civic League Scholarship is two $1,000 awards given to seniors of Italian lineage (at least one Italian grandparent). Applications are in the counseling scholarship bin, under the letter I. The deadline to apply is April 30.
  6. AIA Rochester is awarding $12,000 in scholarships to seniors majoring in Architecture. The deadline to apply is April 21. Applications are in the bin under the letter A.
  7. WNY Safari Club International is offering $2,000 to a high school senior with a demonstrated high level of interest in the environment and outdoor activities. The deadline is April 15. Applications can be found at Preference given to a major related to conservation and wildlife enforcement.

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.

Bottom Line

Superintendent Conference Day - April 14

This will be a conference day ... It was not listed on the printed calendar mailed home.
Click HERE for previous newsletters.

Monday will be a "B" Day.

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.

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