CA Update 3/20/16

Home of the Braves

Happy First Day of Spring! At least that is what the calendar indicates. Well, it could be worse; we could have the Nor-easter the downstate people are facing today and tomorrow.

We have a shortened week with a conference day on Friday. Students are in session through Thursday; staff will have a Superintendent Conference Day for Professional Development on Friday. School will be closed Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1. School resumes on Monday, April 4.

It was an eventful weekend; Academy Players Production of the Little Mermaid was out standing! Kudos to all of the students, parents and staff that were all involved in one of the best productions I have attended. Our First Robotics team made it to the quarterfinals and won two awards.

This will be my last communication until we return from Spring Break.

Have a great week!


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Student Government @ SUNY Geneseo

On Thursday, March 17 student leaders from the Academy and middle school joined 600 other students at SUNY Geneseo for the Genesee/ Finger Lakes Region Leadership Conference. Students listened to keynote speaker Harriet Turk, attended small group workshops and participated in a community service project. Canandaigua had 34 Academy students, 27 CMS students and 6 advisers in attendance. We had 6 student present workshops on perspective, positivity and breaking the ice and an adviser presenting to the adults! Junior Ryan Bittel arranged to have the students collect and raise over $700 for the Epilepsy Foundation by collecting donations of clothing and books!

The “Mike Myers” Leadership Scholarship was awarded to Elizabeth Page, Grace VanGorder, and Ryan Bittel based on their leadership offices and positions and responsibilities they have held to help them attend the National Conference in Oregon in June.

Team Tan (X)

CA's First Robotics Team - Team TAN(X) 3003 - competed with 33 other teams from across the world! Teams competed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from Canada, China, The Netherlands, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Hawaii. CA's team made it to the Quarterfinals and lost there.

Team TAN (X) received two significant awards.

The first was the Excellence in Engineering Award for an elegant and advantageous machine feature. The team had to describe and demonstrate the machine feature. Team TAN (X) used clear engineering principles to achieve their strategy.

The second was the Woodie Flowers Award that celebrates effective communication in the art and science of engineering and design. Students from each team nominate one mentor. Steve Schlegel, a CA Technology teacher and Team TAN(X) adviser, was the winner of the NY Tech Valley Regional Woodie Flowers Finalist Award.

Congratulations Team TAN(X) and Mr. Schlegel!

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Photos from the Little Mermaid

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Interact News

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These Interacters collected several packages of diapers at the Rotary Luncheon this week. We will be collecting diapers through 3/24.

Ring in the Spring with the 2016 Canandaigua Polar Plunge! Are you interested in joining Team Kyra Clark in the Polar Plunge? Click HERE to join!

Interact is also putting a Relay for Life team together for the event at CA on April 29. To get more info on our CA Interact NHS Team, click HERE.

FLTCC Spa Night

Finger Lakes Technical and Career Center March Spa Night is this Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Walk-Ins are welcomed until 7:00 p.m.

Cosmetology students will provide Manicures, Waxing, Bling, Facials, Pedicures and Hydro –massage bed for $5.00. Services are provided in the Downstairs Cosmetology room at FLTCC located at 3501 In Stanley.

Contact for any questions about services:

Nancy Switzer– Cosmetology I (585)-526-6461 OR

Erica Cook– Cosmetology II (585)-526-4605

College Night @ CA

Canandaigua is hosting our Annual College Night on April 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Parents and students in grades 9 - 11 should attend.

Representatives from over 30 colleges and organizations will be in our cafeteria and atrium starting at 6. At 7:00 pm, Dave Mammano from NEXT STEPU Magazine, will present Choosing a College Major and a College Admissions Panel from Nazareth, RIT and SUNY Brockport and SUNY Geneseo will be in the auditorium.

You will then be able to select from the following break out workshops from 8 to 8:35:

  • How to Navigate the College Search Process
  • Strategies for Success in Selective College Admissions
  • The Benefits of Attending a Two-Year College

Army National Guard Visit

Sgt. Brennan will be at CA on April 14 for the Army National Guard during student lunches.

Bottom Line

Monday is an "B" Day.

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