A Message from Superintendent Pero: March Madness, Pittsford Style

As this month comes to a close, I’d like to share with you some of the remarkable things our students have accomplished this month. I am always inspired by our students. 

Our Mendon Girls and Mendon Boys Varsity Basketball teams had a historic weekend at the state championships. The Mendon Girls Varsity Basketball team came home as the New York State champions after winning the Class A finals. The Mendon Boys Varsity Basketball team finished with a near perfect season with a 26-1 record after a loss in the NYS Class A finals. Following this tournament, our Mendon Girls Varsity Basketball team went on to play in and take home the Federation Tournament Championship!

I also attended an outstanding performance of Chicago: High School Edition by our Mendon High School students. I’m looking forward to seeing our Sutherland High School students in Evita next week, April 4-6. Join us! You won’t be disappointed. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.showtix4u.com or at the door before performances.

Also this month, the only middle school Unified Basketball program in the County faced off for its fun annual meeting between Barker Road and Calkins Road Middle Schools. This cross-town match-up combines students of all abilities on teams to participate. These students exemplified our core values and demonstrated unity and inclusion for our community. You can view highlights from the game by watching this WROC TV-8 news clip. Next month I’ll be sharing a more in-depth look at the middle school Unified Basketball teams and the preparation leading up to the big game.

In addition to these exciting events, Mendon Center Elementary School hosted its biennial International Day, Natalie Schnose a Barker Road Middle School student qualified for the NYS GeoBee, several Mendon and Sutherland students were selected to compete in the All-State Music Festival, Mendon students competed at the NYS DECA competition, and art students from both high schools had their work displayed at the juried "Through the Students Lens" exhibit.

All that, in just March!