St. Agnes Kids are Returning Page Turners Champions

AVON – St. Agnes School's 4th and 5th graders students on the Page Turners team took home the Championship Trophy from their Regional Competition. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, the Regional Competition was on April 24 in York with St. Agnes School, Letchworth, Batavia, Livonia and Pembroke competing for the title. Competition was fierce. St. Agnes School came out on top by one point in a close match, earning them the … [Read more...]

$1K DKG Grant Gives St. Agnes Kids Storytime with Local Literary Artists

AVON – The generosity of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) brought two authors and a storyteller to share their love for reading, writing and storytelling with kids at St. Agnes School. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, Pittsford author Marsha Hales, Conesus author Elizabeth Falk and Dansville storyteller Cris Riedel visited the kids to enrich their love for creating and telling stories. "Author and storyteller visits are very … [Read more...]

St. Agnes Kids Buy ‘Sneakers’ to Kick Multiple Sclerosis

AVON – For this year's Lenten Drive, 'Making a Difference One Step at a Time,' students earned quarters from their family, and sometimes the principal, Ms. Elizabeth Jensen, for doing extra chores and good deeds. According to a press release from St. Agnes School, students used quarters to purchase 'sneakers' for $3, or the equivalent of one foot in quarters. The students colored their 'sneakers' any way they liked and then the sneakers were … [Read more...]

St. Agnes to Use Church’s Quirks to Blend Brass Tunes at RPO Concert

AVON – The goal will be to bounce brass notes off of the walls at St. Agnes School's Holidays Around the World Concert on Friday, playing with the acoustic quirks of the church to accentuate the music. On Friday, December 18 at 12:45 p.m., the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) Brass is returning to perform their Holidays Around the World concert and experiment with the acoustics in St. Agnes Church. St. Agnes principal Dr. Gerald … [Read more...]

Miracle at Midnight Kids Musical to Feature St. Agnes Students

AVON – The Miracle at Midnight will grace the stage at St. Agnes School on Wednesday to delight kids and enjoy the holiday spirit, and will feature a few St. Agnes students in the chorus. Dr. Gerald Benjamin, St. Agnes School principal, says that the musical on Dec. 16 is a traditional Christmas musical with a modern comedic twist. The show follows the story of Mary and Joseph as they travel to Bethlehem, and the people they meet along the … [Read more...]

St. Agnes Race to Educate Ready to Roll

AVON — St. Agnes School’s 6th Annual Race to Educate 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will be on September 19 at 9 a.m. at St. Agnes School. Adults are $20 pre-registered and all racers (including kids) are $25 the day of. Kids under 12 are only $12 for the 5K event. "This is truly a great family event," stated race director Heather Burke. "We have a nice food spread after the race with coffee, milk, fruits and baked … [Read more...]

St. Agnes and Avon Salute Honor, Courage, and Love on 9/11

AVON – At 9:30 Friday morning, the morning of Sept. 11, St. Agnes School organized a ceremony bring the community together in memory of the events of 9/11 and in celebration of the American courage and honor that holds us together. St. Agnes Principal Dr. Gerald E. Benjamin, PhD, or 'Dr. Ben,' chief organizer of the ceremony, said that the day was a chance for the Avon community to remember and reflect on how much has changed and not … [Read more...]

48 Hour Flood Can’t Beat Down Avon

AVON – Local residents are proving their resilience and community strength as the second day of disaster conditions persist in the Town and Village. On Monday night and Tuesday morning, another round of torrential rain continued to flood Avon for the second day since Sunday, but residents are bouncing back just as strong as on Monday and last year's 100-year flood. "I was visiting friends out of town when I heard about the rain, and I … [Read more...]

Avon Community’s Heart Stronger than Gift Thieving Grinch

AVON – An unknown thief, apparently with a heart three sizes too small, stole all of the charity gift tags from the Giving Tree at St. Agnes on Tuesday, but the local community united to beat the heartless act and replaced all of the gifts in time for the holidays. Sister Karen Dietz of St. Agnes parish says that although Tuesday was a very sad day and the police investigation is still active, by Wednesday everyone's Christmas cheer had been … [Read more...]