McQuaid Jesuit

Kids Guernica Creation Art Project 2

Pictured Left to right are sixth graders Joe Wikieria, Xavier Miyazaki, Tomas Riccio, Jack Fox, and Eoin Meyer.

Students from McQuaid went to the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) Saturday, September 30 to participate in a "Kids' Guernica" collaborative art project. Kids' Guernica is an international children's art project to create a peace mural on a Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" sized canvas. Picasso created "Guernica" to protest against the brutality of bombing during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. He painted it on a canvas which made it possible to move from Paris to london, New York, and then Madrid.

The event at the RMSC was part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the "Friendship Dolls" project, that involved the exchange of nearly 13,000 dolls between Japanese and American schoolchildren. The exchange has inspired citizen-to-citizen activities promoting peace and nuclear nonproliferation. In Rochester, those activities have included cultural exchanges with the people of Nagasaki. 

Kids Guernica Creation Art Project 1


Students interested in being part of Jazz Band or Jazz Ensemble need to audition on one of the following times. Students only need to audition once. Most students are placed in an ensemble, the audition allows the directors to place the students in the group that best fits their ability. An mp3 of the audition piece is linked below.

Students must see Mr. Karnisky (rm107)  prior to the audition for music.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Franca-Shelley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mr. Karnisky (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Audition dates and times

Tuesday, September 26 2:45-3:30

Thursday, September 28 Flex

Thursday, September 28 2:45-3:30


mp3 file

Groove Blues




Due to the weather conditions,

McQuaid Jesuit will not presenting Nice Work If You Can Get It tonight.  Reserved or purchased tickets for Wednesday's performance will be honored at any performance. 

student show1

A semi-annual tradition, this year’s student-directed production was the play Inherit the Wind, presented over two nights in the “Black Box.” Girls from local high schools joined McQuaid students from grades six through twelve for the production. Senior Kellen McGrath, a veteran of the McQuaid stage, directed the show, with assistance from Mr. Jeff Suida of the English department.