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  • Parking Lot Procedures

    There are many students who are dropped off and picked up each day at Aquinas, which means more traffic and pedestrians in our parking lot. Certain procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our students and to make sure drop off and pick up times run smoothly. We ask that you please read the following procedures to refresh yourself on the specifics and help us to keep all of our children safe. 
     
    Speed
    • Please note that the posted speed limit is 10 MPH. It is imperative that drivers adhere to the speed limit and remember that in our school parking lot, pedestrians have the right of way.
     
    Drop off/pick up school days and after hour use of door #7
    • The bus loop is not for pick ups or drop offs.
    • All student drop offs/pick ups in the mornings and immediately after school should be in the lane closest to the south end of the parking lot. The bus loop lane is closed and coned off. Parking lanes do not go through to the bus loop at these times.
    • After hours, the bus loop is NOT a pick up/drop off area. All cars must be parked in spaces in the parking lot. Please instruct your child to come to you.
    Drop off/pick up for Wegman Gym and football locker room
    • No cars may stop, at any time, in the entry drive.
    • There is NO Parking or standing in the spots along the North side of the building.
    • Parking for pick up/drop off for students using the gym or football locker room is in the North lot (near the bus compound). Please instruct your child to come to you.
    Please consult page AQ-67 for general parking procedures on campus. For the safety of all of our children, please park in the lots and follow the traffic procedures for all drop offs/pick ups.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences & Report Card Pick-Up

    Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. Report cards will be distributed during these hours and teachers are available for brief conferences. You do not need to make an appointment in advance. Aquinas encourages parents to pick up their child’s report card and meet with their teachers, as a child’s success in the classroom should include the parent, teacher and student. A schedule for the evening will be handed out with report cards.
  • High School Fall Play: Pride and Prejudice

    Jane Austen's classic tale comes to life in this zany new adaptation of the novel. In Regency England, the charming Bennet sisters navigate the rocky terrain of love and marriage, encountering a famously wacky cast of characters along the way. Laugh, sigh, and swoon as the lively Elizabeth and reserved Mr. Darcy discover that all's fair in the war of love, where their worst enemies might just be themselves.
     
    Performances will be held in the Thomas F. Bell '57 Auditorium on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at https://ai.booktix.com/. Aquinas students are free with student ID.
  • National Women & Girls in Sport Day Essay Contest

    Female students are invited to participate in the 10th Annual National Girls and Women in Sport Day Essay Contest. This contest – sponsored by St. John Fisher College on behalf of the Women’s Sports Foundation – is a way to raise awareness at a local level about National Girls and Women in Sport Day (February 6, 2019), which celebrates the achievements of women in sport and encourages women of all ages to participate in sport and physical activity.   
     
    The flyer that provides the essay themes for this year and outlines the requirements for submission can be downloaded and printed here: https://sportforeverygirl.com/essay-contest-guidelines/
     
    Winners will be selected by the National Girls and Women in Sport Day (NGWSD) committee at St. John Fisher and will be announced on their website on February 6, 2019.  Awards will be mailed out to individual winners.
     
    Submissions must be postmarked or emailed to ngwsd@sjfc.edu no later than January 31, 2019.  If you would like more information regarding the essay contest, please contact Emily Dane-Staples, Associate Professor of Sports Studies, at (585) 899-3808 or send an email to ngwsd@sjfc.edu. You can also visit: http://www.sportforeverygirl.com.
  • Fine Arts Fundraiser with Leo's Bakery

    No time to bake around the holidays? Fine Arts students are selling desserts from Leo's Bakery for the Christmas season. All students were sent home with an order form this week to sell delicious pies, cheesecakes, cannolis, and coffee. Order forms are due back on Friday, November 16. All orders will be delivered to Aquinas on Tuesday, December 16 where they can be picked up in the Black Box Theatre from 2:44 - 3:30 p.m. or 6:00 - 7: 00 p.m. Dessert items will be delivered frozen. 
    All proceeds will go to updating the microphones in the auditorium. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Barbour.  
     
  • Annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets

    With the holiday season upon us, the peer ministers have begun coordinating the annual Thanksgiving Food Basket Program. Each year as an AQ family, we collect food items and money (to buy turkeys) so that families in need are able to enjoy a hearty Thanksgiving dinner like so many of us enjoy. In order to put the food baskets together, each homeroom has been assigned a different food item to bring in.
     
    All food items and monetary donations must be turned in by Friday, Nov. 16. If your child brings in the designated items, they may dress down on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Last year, the generosity of our AQ families provided 94 less fortunate families in the Rochester area with Thanksgiving Food Baskets. We hope to meet or exceed this once again. Thank you so much for your participation! 
  • Cyber Sale on AQ Apparel

    The AQ bookstore will be having a Cyber Monday sale on Monday, November 26.  Head over to the AQ bookstore online page and receive 20% off our purchase.
  • Sophomore/Junior Verification Forms

    A reminder to all sophomores and juniors...completed 1st semester verification forms are due December 7. If you have not already completed your service, be sure to set up a time to complete the minimum 8 hours that are required for 1st semester.  If it is necessary to change your service site, be sure to submit a new intention form BEFORE you do the service. If you have any questions, see Sr. Dora in the Counseling Center.
  • Tutoring Center Now Open

    The Tutoring Center is open!  National Honor Society students are available in room 104 from 7:30-7:50 a.m. and 3:00-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There will be two peer tutors for each session. If you feel your student may be struggling or may benefit from peer mentoring, please encourage him or her to take advantage of this free tutoring opportunity. 
  • Weight Room Schedules

    Interested in using the AQ weight room?  Below is the schedule for all off-season weight room and speed training activities:
     
    Speed Training beginning November 14
    Every Monday & Wednesday
    3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Middle School boys and girls
    Boys Soccer Program
    All Female Athletes
     
    4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Baseball Program
    Boys Lacrosse Program
    Anyone can train in any speed training time slot. We ask them to train with their group when ever possible.
     
    Female Athlete's Training Program beginning November 15
    Every Tuesday & Thursday
    3:30 p.m. -  4:30 p.m.
    Girls Softball Program
    Girls Soccer Program
    Girls Lacrosses Program
     
    If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Office at x1043.
  • Instant Application Days

    Instant Applicaiton Days are one-on-one interviews with college admissions representatives. During these interviews, students are assessed and potentially given admission to the college on the spot. Students will need transcripts and a copy of the common application or resume. The following colleges will be on campus for Instant Application Days:
     
    November 19 - Keuka College
    November 27 - The College at Brockport
     
    If interested please see Mrs. Arieno in the Counseling Center.  
  • Lunch Account Balances

    Aquinas subscribes to myschoolbucks.com which allows parents to view their child’s lunch account balance and print a copy of their child’s eating history report. History reports include all dates and times that breakfast and/or lunch was purchased within the past thirty days. Please check your student's lunch account balance by accessing myschoolbucks.com.  If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at (585) 254-2020, ext. 1012. 
  • French Students Headed to Québec & Montréal

    ATTENTION ALL FRANCOPHONES! If you missed the meeting on November 5, but are still interested in traveling to Québec & Montréal from April 14-19, please email Mme. Rybak or see her in room 200 to sign up ASAP! This trip is open to any student in grade 9-12 who is currently enrolled in French or has taken it in the past. In addition, we would welcome any international students who might like to join us on our French Canadian adventure! MERCI BEAUCOUP! :) 
  • Message From the Health Office

    Attention parents of all new students, as well as current 7th graders, 9th graders and 11th graders: please make sure the Health Office has copies of current physicals, per NYS and Aquinas guidelines.  Please contact the school nurse with any questions at (585) 254-2020 x1031 or aqnurse@aquinasinstitute.com
  • Cold & Flu Season

    Cold and flu season is upon us! To help prevent the spread of the flu and other germs, there are everyday preventive actions that the CDC recommends. Click here to learn more (PDF).
  • College Visits

    Representatives from various colleges and universities will be visiting the AQ campus this fall. Click here to review the latest list of college visits. Juniors and seniors who wish to meet with any of these representatives must see Mrs. Arieno in the Counseling Center to sign up.
  • SAT Prep

    Rochester Educational Opportunity Center is offering SAT Prep from November 5 – December 19.  Classes will be held on  Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  For more information and how to apply, contact (585) 327-4073 www.REOC.Brockport.edu.
  • Exploring Program 2018-2019

    Seneca Waterways Exploring is a career-education program that allows high school students to check out a career they may be interested in pursuing through hands-on activities led by people out in the real world.  Why wait until you’re almost through college to find out what it’s like in your field? Try Exploring today!! Visit http://www.swcexploring.org/?page_id=453.
  • Lands' End Starboard Scholarship

    Lands‘ End Starboard Scholarship recognizes the next generation of young leaders as they steer us into the future.  Up to seven, $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to eligible students in grades 6 – 12 who display exceptional leadership skills and show a passion for learning and education. 
     
    Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2018 through December 7, 2018, or until 3,000 applications have been received.  For more information, please visit https://www.landsend.com/starboard-scholarship/
  • Free ACT/SAT Prep through Method Test Prep

    All Aquinas students have Free ACT/SAT Prep through Method Test Prep. With Method Test Prep, students are able to:
    • Watch video explanations to practice questions
    • Access strategy guides for each test
    • Complete evaluation and full-length practice tests
    • Track your strengths on each concept
    • Access 24x7 from any web-connected device
    • Utilize a student-guided, weekly practice plan
    Students may access their Method Test Prep account by logging into Castle Learning and clicking the “test prep” icon. Here are additional resources you may find helpful:

     
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