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  • June

    Diploma Pick-up

    Any 2019 graduate who wishes to pick up their diploma at Aquinas can do so on Wednesday, June 12th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at door #7. Any diplomas not picked up will be mailed home. Congratulations, graduates!
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  • Gradebook Access

    The Gradebook is set to “close” at the end of the day on Monday, June 10 and will not reopen until the next school year. Report cards will be mailed home to all families. Please note that report cards and transcripts will be withheld if there are any unpaid dues.
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  • Student Union/Snack Bar Closed

    The Student Union and Senior Lounge are officially closed for the summer. The Library will be open until 4:30 p.m. for student use. Thank you for your flexibility.
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  • Aquinas Middle School Summer Prep Program

    Aquinas will offer supplemental mathematics classes, Monday through Thursday, July 8-12 (4 sessions). These courses are designed to be a boost for students who have difficulty with mathematics and include a preview of skills they will see in their upcoming classes. Students entering 6th grade for the 2019-2020 school year will have classes from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Students entering 7th for the 2019-2020 school year will have classes from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. If you believe your child would benefit from this program, please download and complete the following form and return it to Mr. Mooney’s attention by Wednesday, June 26th. Supplemental Math Registration Form (PDF) >>
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  • 2019 Final Exam Schedules

    The final exam schedules for the 2018-2019 school year have been posted. Please review these schedules with your student. High school students should report any exam conflicts (2 examscheduled at the same time and/or more than 2 exams on the same day) to Mrs. Kilminster by June 1. Please remember that exam information WILL NOT be given over the phone. Schedules are subject to change. Any updates to a schedule will be clearly noted below. 
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  • Bus Transportation During Final Exam Weeks

    Most districts will provide morning and afternoon busing at the usual times during exams. There is no mid-day transportation provided to Aquinas. Some districts will provide a mid-day bus home. See schedule below. If you need to be bussed home from a morning exam, please inform your morning bus driver of that fact at least one day in advance. Districts specifically indicating the need for the driver to be notified will NOT provide transportation unless that notification occurs.
    Bus Schedule June 2019 (PDF) >>
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  • Textbook Collection and Outstanding Library Books

    Textbooks may be returned to the Library between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on the following exam days: June 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19. All textbooks must be returned by Tuesday, June 19.
    GRADES 7 AND 8
    Books may be returned to the Library between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on the following exam days: June 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19.  ALL BOOKS MUST BE RETURNED BY TUESDAY, JUNE 19.
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  • 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony

    The Moving-Up Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 19 for all 8th graders in the auditorium. All 8th graders must plan on being in the Field House by 6:15 PM so that we can begin the process of lining students up and preparing for the actual ceremony, which will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Information regarding the Moving-Up Ceremony, including dress code for the evening, was previously sent home in a letter. Please contact Mr. Mooney at (585) 254-2020 x1021 or with any questions or concerns. 
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  • Summer Hours

    Please note that Aquinas will be closed on Fridays this summer from July 5 through July 26. If you must enter the building for any reason, please plan accordingly. The building will remain open Mondays—Thursdays, 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
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  • AQ Parking Passes 2019-2020

    All students who have a valid driver's license are eligible to park on campus given they have completed an application, paid the permit fee and attend a mandatory meeting with Mr. Higgins. Students may pick up a form in the main office and submit prior to the end of the school year. 
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  • Class of 2020 Senior Shirts

    Senior shirts for the Class of 2020 are now available for purchase. Please use the following link to place your order: Instructions for payment will be given online at time of order. Orders will not be placed until payment is received by the class moderator, Mrs. Dawn Vasso
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  • May

    Aquinas Founders' Classic Golf Tournament

    The Founders' Classic Golf Tournament will take place Monday, August 12, 2019 at Brook-Lea Country Club. This tournament raises over $50,000 each year for student scholarships.  Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations & Development with any questions. 
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  • Girls Soccer & Conditioning Camp

    The Girls Soccer & Conditioning Camp will be held at Aquinas July 22-26 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Check out the AQ website for more information about this camp and others at
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  • Kory Schramm Invitational Golf Tournament

    The 16th annual Kory Schramm Invitational Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 20 at Mill Creek Country Club.
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  • GenCYBER Summer Camp at RIT

    Meet new people and encounter new challenges! With hacking stories appearing daily in global news headlines, and a world that's more interconnected than ever, we need sharp minds focused on safeguarding online communities and capabilities. Students will love this hands-on camp that emphasizes cyber ethics, online safety, cyber security and defense. Check out the co-ed application, as well as the all-girls application.
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  • Summer Reading & 2019-2020 Supply Lists

    Students in every grade will be responsible for completing a reading assignment over the summer. Please visit for grade-specific reading lists and guides. Supply lists for next year can also be found on this page. Please note that the high school supply list has not yet been posted. 
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  • Scholarship Opportunity for Students in Grades 9-12

    The Italian Heritage Foundation awards a financial scholarship to a few students at each of the Catholic high schools each year. It is generally a needs based award and is only available to students in grades 9-12. You do not need to be of Italian descent to apply.
    All applications are due by NOON on Friday, June 14, 2019. Students selected will be notified on Monday, July 19, 2019 at which time they will be required to submit additional materials. For more information and to download the application, please click here.
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  • Summer Program Opportunities at RIT

    RIT College and Careers offers over 70 hands-on College and Careers offers 70 hands-on, interactive academic workshops that are designed to spark your curiosity and help you make decisions about which college major and career are the best fit for you.

    You’ll also spend the night on-campus and enjoy student-life activities to get a taste of what college life is really like.
    You will work with RIT students and faculty using our state-of-the-art facilities and technology. Attend up to four academic workshops that include a variety of programs like Robotics, Game Design, Interior Design, Environmental Sustainability, Biomedical Engineering, Business Analytics and more!

    College & Careers also includes a separate (but optional) program for parents, which will provide information about the college search process, career trends, college affordability and more.

    For more information about College & Careers visit or contact the RIT Undergraduate Admissions Office at 585-475-6631 or email
    Other College Opportunities:  Students may stop down in the counseling center to explore the many other college summer programs available through Ithaca College, Duke University, NYC etc.
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  • St. Ann's Community to Provide Tuition Assistance to Eligible Aquinas Families

    St. Ann’s Community is sponsoring a new Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program for nurses and their families. The four-year pilot program is open to any full or part-time benefit-earning nurses (RNs and LPNs) employed at St. Ann’s Community’s Irondequoit and Webster campuses. This benefit provides eligible employees up to $3,000 for middle school, or up to $5,000 for high school, in Aquinas tuition assistance each year, for up to four years. The benefit is per household and is open to returning or newly enrolled Aquinas students.
    Families that qualify for the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Program through St. Ann’s Community are still eligible for Aquinas scholarships and awards, and are welcome to apply for financial aid through Aquinas using the FACTS Management system.  
    To learn more about this program and available nursing positions with St. Ann’s Community, please visit or contact Liz Mancuso, in the St. Ann’s Community Human Resource Department, at (585) 697-6323.
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  • April

    Summer SAT/ACT Prep Through Chariot Learning

    Students looking to take the SAT/ACT this summer there is an opportunity to take practice test over the next month.  Below are dates available at Chariot Learning.  Advance registration is required by contacting the listed locations directly.   Chariot Learning is also offering a special  Advanced CalculatorStrategies for the SAT & ACT specifically for users of the TI-83 or 84. This workshop shows students how to really unlock the power of the calculator they’re already bringing to the test.
    5/18, 10-2: ACT – Brighton Library
    5/19, 10-2: ACT – Chariot Learning
    5/25, 10-2: SAT – Gates Library
    5/26, 10-2: SAT – Chariot Learning
    6/2, 10-2: ACT – Chariot Learning
    Chariot Learning also offers tests prep classes see list below:
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