After finishing the regular season in second place, the Master Minds team, comprised of senior Kellen McGrath; juniors Dekovas Finley, Fred Rion, George Rogalskyj, Dan Schied and Chase Tyler; and sophomores Ben Buyer, Jason DeJesus, and Andrew Kinard, advanced to the Middle Rounds of the regional playoffs after defeating Red Jacket 260-105, Fairport 340-90 and Mercy 250-120 Monday. As the playoffs are a double elimination tournament, the team is two wins away from the regional championship. The Middle Rounds take place May 24 at St. John Fisher College.
Left to right: Hugo Keith, Michael Murphy, Aidan Ruppert, Tyler Bergeron, Will Harvey and Tim Geen.
Tyler Bergeron, Tim Geen, Will Harvey, Hugo Keith, Michael Murphy and Aidan Ruppert were selected by their peers to be 2017-18 Executive Council members.
A state-approved Driver Education course will be offered in two sessions this Summer at McQuaid Jesuit. The cost for the program is $520. The 1st session will run from Monday, June 12, 2017 through Friday, July 7, 2017. The 2nd session will run from Monday, July 10, 2017 through Friday, August 4, 2017.
Online Registration and Class Schedule can be found on the website. Registration forms must be submitted online by 8 a.m. on Friday, May 26th. Payment is due by Friday, June 2nd. Please review the car schedule very carefully.
Due to a large number of Registrations already for Session 1, and only twenty available slots, Registration for the 1st Summer Session only will close on May 1st at 8 a.m. Students who are not successful in the lottery will then have time to find another Summer Driver Ed program. There will also be the option to move to Session 2.
For many hard-to-house homeless, including many suffering from mental illness and/or addiction, sleeping on the ground, in a tent, under a bridge or in a warehouse in the winter was the only option available—that is, until a grassroots organization, REACH (Rochester Emergency Action Committee for the Homeless), formed in 2015. REACH’s goal was to establish a temporary winter shelter, with real bedrooms, living room and kitchen, until the House of Mercy’s permanent shelter at 285 Ormond Street in Rochester could open.
McQuaid Jesuit was there at the formation of REACH, was there in the fall of 2016 getting Bridge Home (a temporary shelter at 59 Ontario Street) ready and was there at the beginning of spring 2017, decommissioning the shelter when the Ormond Street permanent shelter opened.
The McQuaid Jesuit effort was led by the Arrupe Society—the student group devoted to social justice activities—but also included efforts by Mothers for Others and, recently, by individual students who learned of the need to work at Bridge Home and simply showed up to help. Activities included the heavy duty cleaning and disinfecting of Bridge Home from top to bottom, dismantling, moving and reassembling dozens of beds, and whatever else was needed. Countless on Saturdays, holidays and over school breaks were given up for the effort. McQuaid Jesuit was instrumental in delivering Bridge Home back to the building’s owner, the Church of the Redeeming Word, by the deadline—April 1—in better condition than when offered up as a shelter.
John Curran ‘67, who masterminded both the set-up of Bridge Home and its decommissioning, said: “REACH owes a great debt of gratitude to the McQuaid Jesuit High School community. The rapid response set-up met the homeless sheltering need related to the delayed opening of the new House of Mercy on Ormond Street.” And, regarding the final clean-up, Curran added: “The shelter closed March 21 and we needed to complete our clean-up by April 1. With the help of McQuaid members and other volunteers, we succeeded just-in-time!”
Thank you to Senior Paul Conley, Juniors Dustin Coha, Brandon Nguyen, Matt Noel, Andrew Palermo, Alex Reale, and Aidan Ruppert; Sophomores Brendan Byrne, Alex Gioia, Bikash Koirala, Josiah Redman, and Orion St. Martin; and Freshmen Max Chew, Alex Pettis, and Henry Trost. These students embody what it means to be a man for and with others on the margins – well done, Knights!