This past Sunday senior, Emmett Sheehan, joined faculty member Greg Lendeck and members of the bee conservation organization Sweet Beez, in introducing about 2,000 Italian honeybees, Apis mallifera lingustica, to McQuaid's new rooftop bee hive. This is a venture, worked on by the students in the Biodiversity Project, that has been in the works since September and thankfully has come to fruition with the support of principal Adam Baber and president Fr. Reiser.

The intention is to allow students access, via the classroom or an extracurricular, to the most visible keystone pollinator species - an indicator species - that is facing a perilous decline due to a number of interlinking variables; highlight to the Monroe County area another of McQuaid Jesuit's efforts in caring for God's creation; and provide another colony a safe space to prosper using conservation and education to support these incredible creatures we depend so much upon.

There are no plans for the school of any clubs to become honey producers. This experiment is about conservation - exploitation will need to wait. All of the honey will stay with the bees this year to allow them to become established. Perhaps a small quantity will be stolen from them next year.

to alleviate concerns, Lendeck says that no one on campus will notice an influx in bees either outside or inside the classroom. He also says anyone with a bee allergy need not be concerned.  If anyone in the community feel any personal anxiety Lendeck would enjoy meeting with you and hopefully allay any worries you may have. He also would be happy to present them to you in person if you're so inclined.

McQuaid Jesuit will welcome back members of the class of 2015 for its inaugural Young Alumni Day on Monday, January 11, 2016. It will be an opportunity for our most recent graduates to represent their college/university in a "fair-like" setting to allow current sophomores, juniors, and seniors to ask questions and gain information on schools they may be interested in attending. We believe it's a great opportunity for our current students to hear first-hand the perspective of a McQuaid graduate who recently went through the entire college transition process.

The event will take place in Keenan Hall from 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Honor Roll for the Second Marking Period has been published.

First Honors with Distinction

First Honors

Second Honors

Congratulations to the following students who received Knight of the Month for their commitment to the McQuaid Jesuit core value of leadership guided by sound conscience and grounded in humility.


6th Grader:   Noah Gottko

7th Grader:   Jayson Chichelli

8th Grader:   Sean Geen


On Saturday March 4th,  there will be an Entrance Exam for all potential students Grades 6 - 11. If you have not done so already, please fill out the attached form to register for the exam: .  All exams start at 8:30 AM and will conclude at approximately noon for grades 7 - 11 and approximatey 11:15 for grade 6. Please arrive by 8:20 at the main entrance, dress comfortably, and bring $20 in cash or check payable to McQuaid Jesuit. Contact Mrs. Pam Vernetti at 256-6112 or Mr. Joseph Feeney at 256-6117 if you have any questions.

Galloway Edward 66In your prayers please remember the soul of Edward W. Galloway. Mr. Galloway is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1966.

Galloway, Edward W.

Edward Wallace Galloway passed away unexpectedly on August 27, 2016. He was a devoted father, active grandfather, son, husband, brother, as well as friend, mentor, parishioner, neighbor, and musician.

Ed's faith was the center of his life and relationships, a focus and light that guided him and showed through in everything he did. He was very active at St. Michael the Archangel Church and Mother Theresa Catholic Mission. Those that knew him experienced his gifts often, through the service he and his wife, Patricia, gave to those in the church and by opening their home to the community, and especially through his music; he played with the Polka Plus Band and in the Mother Theresa 10:30am Sunday music group. You'd often find him playing the drums, guitar, trombone or singing, and he could always be counted on to get things going on the dance floor.

Ed was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in Pittsford, New York where he met Patricia in their kindergarten carpool. He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and Villanova University, and was thrilled to see his alma mater win the NCAA Basketball Championship this year. Ed received his masters at Rochester Institute of Technology. His career as an Information Systems Consultant brought him to Cary in 1985, where he became very involved in and even served as President of the SIM (Society for Information Management) Organization. He went on to work for several companies in this field before starting his own management consulting business.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Galloway; son, Greg Galloway and wife, Jennifer; daughter, Beth Berg and husband, Eric; grandsons Jacob and Garrett Galloway and Tyson Berg; brother, Robert Galloway and sister, Mary Beth Karr. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Jane Louise and Wallace Russell Galloway.

Zimmer 59In your prayers please remember the soul of James F. Zimmer. Mr Zimmer is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1959.

Zimmer, James F.

Lakeville: January 26, 2017, at age 75 years. Survived by his wife, Kathleen Wagner Zimmer; sons, Gregory (Sara) of Pittsford, Charles (Laurie) of Anchorage, AK, William (Cheryn) of Yakima, WA, Thomas (Samantha Rose) of Avon; grandchildren, Lillian, Henry, Eleanor, Jessica, Leo, Nolan, Sadie, Anthony, Joseph, Bella, Brannin, & Evangeline; a wonderful extended family and many good friends.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

2016 dominic bozzelli galleryCongratulations to 2009 McQuaid Jesuit alumnus Dominic Bozzelli who finished fifth in the PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge tournament at PGA West in La Quinta, CA held January 18-22, 2017. Bozzelli, a rookie on the PGA Tour, led the tournament after the first round, shooting an eight under 64. He was tied for second heading into Sunday's final round where he shot a 71. He finished 17 under par for the tournament, three shots behind winner Hudson Swafford.

Bozzelli was a two-time state golf champion at McQuaid as well as an All-Greater Rochester Golfer of the Year. He turned professional after graduating from Auburn University in 2013 joining the tour. He made his PGA Tour debut October 16, 2016 at the Safeway Open finishing tied for 35th at eight under. This was Bozzelli's sixth career PGA Tour start. 

Davison 60In your prayers please remember of the soul of James E. Davison. Mr. Davison is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1960.

Davison, James E.

Rochester: Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017, at the age of 74. Predeceased by his first wife, Rosemary Albert Davison. He is survived by his second wife, Joan Roby-Davison; daughter, Kathleen (Kevin) Kane; son, Richard (Amy) Davison; his stepdaughters, Elizabeth (Brian) Niese, and Margaret (Jordan) Leppert; his brother, Raymond Davison; grandchildren, Jonathan & Ryan Kane, Tyler & Abigail Davison; his step grandchildren, Jonathan & Madison Niese; many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

Menihan 61In your prayers please remember the soul of John C. Menihan Jr. Mr Menihan is a member of the McQuaid Jesuit Class of 1961

Menihan, John C. Jr.

Pittsford: December 28, 2016 at age 73. Predeceased by his parents, John Menihan Sr. and Margaret Hickey Menihan. John was the grandson of Jeremiah G. Hickey, founder of the Hickey Freeman Co. in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Ralph Menihan; daughter, Spencer (Dan) Baker of Chicago, IL; granddaughters, Brooke, Paige and Cora; siblings, Mary (Phil) Barrette of Ancaster, Ontario, Tom (Ginny O'Neil) Menihan of Boston, MA and Peter (Nancy) Menihan of Mission Hills, KS; brothers and sisters in-law, Pat Callaghan, Mike (Anne) Ralph, Mary Lou (John) Doyle, Tom (DeeDee) Ralph, Karen (Peter Whitbeck) Ralph, and Tracy (JB) Conti; many nieces and nephews who he enjoyed hanging out with, great nieces and nephews and his numerous Hickey and Menihan cousins. He will also be greatly missed by many good friends.

John was born and lived most of his life in Rochester. He graduated from McQuaid Jesuit High School in 1961. He attended the University of Maryland and Corcoran Institute of Art. He was a photographer at Eastman Kodak in the Photographic Illustrations Department, covering many different areas of photography including aerial, landscape, portrait and sports. As a sports photographer, he covered such events as the Pan American Games, auto racing at Watkins Glen Int'l, Big East and NCAA tournament basketball, Red Wing baseball, Kodak All-America football teams, boxing, rodeos and sailing, Heisman Trophy and Eastman Award winners. His action photos of the New York Giants-Denver Broncos Super Bowl in 1987 made an eye-catching Colorama display at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

John had many interests. As an avid sports fan, he liked sailing, college lacrosse, any baseball game, the Buffalo Bills, and Syracuse basketball. He loved his cars and meeting friends at car shows. He also had an appreciation for all kinds of music, musicians and instruments. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

John will be remembered for living life to the fullest, for his great sense of humor and always making people laugh, for his thoughtfulness and genuine interest in people.