Seniors win the Spirit Stick!!

October 12 ,2019

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The Class of 2019 pulled off an improbable win last week winning the Spirit Stick at the close of the 2018 Homecoming Week. The Seniors used a strong showing in the CanJam Food Drive which was featured in this week's Webster Herald as well as doing well in the pep rally games. We capped the week off with a great homecoming game and food truck rodeo. Overall, I have to say it was one of the most pleasurable and enjoyable Homecoming Weeks in my 10 years as principal.

This week, things were much more subdued here at Thomas. The halls are clear of decorations and there are no Disney characters running around the halls. Everyone is appreciating the cooler temps today and all of our food donation boxes are sent off to a food cupboard in the village.

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Section Five Champ (again)

Congratulations to Titan Senior Mikah McDonald who captured her second consecutive Section V Championship this week.
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More Sectional News- Another Champion Crowned

Congratulations to the combined Webster Tennis Team which won their sectional tournament this week. The Webster Girls Tennis Team won the Class AA Sectional Final yesterday by a score of 4 to 3.

Cat Gamble, Steph Romero, Alexa Monrad, and Tori Sanberg each won their matches to give the team the necessary 4 points to secure the victory.

If you see any of the Girls Varsity team today make sure to congratulate them on a great season and their sectional title.

Additional team members include:

Abby Quinlan

Julia Kokkoris

Gia Stathopoulos

Reighley McFarland

Kitana Uetz

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Titan Updates....

Regional Link Crew Meeting

Yesterday, about 15 of our LinkCrew went to a regional training at Pittsford Sutherland. Students shared their own experiences and ideas as well as learned from the other LinkCrews in the Rochester area. We are in our 9th year using this program which eases the middle school/ high school transition. Thank you to our outstanding advisors, Mrs. Castro, Mrs. Leahy, Mrs. Navarra and Mrs. Murray.

We will be looking for a new batch of Link Leaders in the spring. Encourage your sophomore or junior to apply!!

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The Titan Masterminds Team has set its season and is always looking for extra players.

Masterminds is a knowledge and trivia team that competes about once a month with other area schools. All types of expertise are needed and just some old fashioned general awareness of whats going on in the world of sports, culture, science,and entertainment.

If you'd like to check out Masterminds come by room 216 today after school and see what its about.

Masterminds - its the varsity sport for your brain.

Art Schools Visiting...

are you considering a creative career?

studying art in college?

if so - you should come hear from one of the art schools that recruit at Thomas.

On Monday Alfred University School of Art will be here 4th block and Maryland Institute College of Art will be here 5th.

Both visits will take place in Mr. Stahl's room and you need to sign up through Naviance.

Model UN Forming

Attention Model UNers: Please check Classroom for important information. The code is vre9xa. The permission slip deadline for Hilton has been extended to Monday 10/15. We will also have a meeting after school in room 210 on this day. See Miss Yang for more details.

Video Game Club

Attention all Video Gamers:

Video Game Club's first meeting of the year is this Monday in room 432 in the Tech Wing. If you like to play on-line video games or if you'd like to bring in your own video game systems feel free to do so and join us this Monday and every Monday there after. If you have any questions see Mr. Mykins or Mr. Callard in the Counseling Center.

From the Nurse...

Reminder: NYS requires all 9th and 11th graders to have a current physical. This was due by the start of school. if you have not turned one in, please turn in a copy to the school Nurse. Physicals dated 9/1/2017 or later are acceptable

A stroll down the art hall...

It's only a month into the school year, but there are some amazing works of art being created already in our art rooms. Check out some of the pieces from my morning stroll today.
Studio art students each design each piece of a larger image. See if you can guess this year's focus.

an eye

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some shading...

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a nose...

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Here are two more classes where students each designed small pieces of a larger project

3D Wall Tiles

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Drawing Class

each group designed a piece of a honeycomb
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Outstanding work by our Titan Artists!

From the Counseling Center...

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College Road Trip 2018

In an effort to jumpstart the college search The Counseling Department is orchestrating College Visitation Days. Students have the opportunity to visit the following colleges; Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College, State University of New York College at Brockport, Keuka College, State University of New York College at Geneseo, Monroe Community College and University of Rochester. Passports are available in the Counseling Center. Seniors if you want a second look, you are welcome if there is room.

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Juniors – If you registered for the PSAT exam this Saturday, October 13th, please arrive by 7:30 with an ID, #2 wood pencils, and a calculator. Please note: we do not supply calculators. If you forget one, you will have to test without one. Please make sure your cell phone is powered down. The exam should end around 11:30.

Financial Aid Night at Schroeder last night - If you were unable to attend Financial Aid Night at Schroeder last night, you may view the powerpoint at the link below

Juniors: Juniors have the opportunity to visit a college campus as a field trip. Please pick up your passport in the Counseling Center. You may choose from the following colleges: Brockport, U of R, RIT, St. John Fisher or Keuka.

ASVAB is a FREE multi aptitude exam for high school students that helps align your skills with your interests. This free exam may help you explore future career goals regardless of your post high school plans. This exam is being offered on Saturday, October 20th at 8:00am. Please pick up your registration form in the Counseling Center.

The Urban League of Rochester is sponsoring a Student College Fair On Wednesday,

October 24th from 8:30-2:30 at the Riverside Convention Center. This fair is open to 11th and 12th graders. You may register at Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 17th.

Sophomores - Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY)

Would you like to experience 3 days of fun, interactive leadership training?

Would you like to experience what life is like on a college campus?

Would you like to discover how your leadership can lead to social change?

If you answered yes to any of these questions please consider attending an informational meeting to learn more about the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Training to be held this coming June at the University of Rochester. To sign up for the informational meeting, see Mrs. Marcello in the Counseling Center.

Seniors - Check your school email for you one-on-one appointment with your School Counselor and/or to meet with college representatives. Please be aware of your college deadlines. We need your gold sheets 10 school days before your college deadline!! When school is out we are not here either so those days don’t figure in the 10 day count.

Great turnout for financial aid night!!

I have to say that I attended the event as a parent and it was extremely helpful and informative. Here is the link to the presentation which includes contact information for the presenter:
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Titan sports update

Field Hockey

Field Hockey played Hilton Wednesday afternoon. They beat the Cadets bya score of 4-1. Scoring for the Titans were Jordan Peake, Molly Fischer, Tori Vahl and Emily Kein. The girls take on Brighton at Brighton this Saturday.


Football will take on Monroe Friday night at 7pm. This is the final game for the regular season.

Girls Golf

The girls played in Sectionals On Tuesday at Deerfield Country Club. Mikah McDonnell was the individual winner with a low round 77. The team finished second to Victor missing out on a first place finish by 1 stroke.

Boys Soccer

Boys played their Senior night game Tuesday against Spencerport. They came up short losing 2-0. They play again, in the last game of the regular season, Thursday against Victor at 7pm. Sectionals will begin next Tuesday October 16th.

Girls Soccer

The Girls played State and Nationally ranked Spencerport Wednesday night. Despite a great effort they fell to the Rangers 3-0. They will play Victor in their last game of the regular season Friday at 4:30pm. Sectionals start next Wednesday October 17th.

Boys Volleyball

Webster boys volleyball traveled to Clifton Springs and beat the Midlakes Screaming Eagles in three straight games Wednesday night. The balanced attack was directed by Allister Spiegel and Michael Dedee’s 19 and 14 respective assists. Spiegel also had t 11 kills and 5 blocks, while Caden Hann contributed 6 kills, 5 blocks and Sam DeGrace put away 11 kills. Strong defensive effort led by Michael Wyant and his 15 digs. Webster hosts Gates-Chili Thursday at 6:00pm at the Schroeder gymnasium.

Last night, Webster Boys Volleyball defeated Gates-Chili in four sets to improve their record to 8 - 6 on the season. Contributions to the win emerged across the board with six different attacks tallying over five kills, including Nick Vogt, Evan Ziegelhofer, Caden Hann, Sam DeGrace, Jack Willard, and Nate Cleary. Hann delivered six blocks while assists were split between Allister Spiegel and Michael Dedee with 16 and 10 respectively. Webster travels to New York State ranked #1 Fairport on Monday before returning home to face Rush Henrietta Thursday.

Girls Volleyball

The girls played Gates Chili Wednesday night. They played hard but lost in three sets. 21-25, 21-25, 8-25

Carolyn Mack had 10 digs

Emily Presutti had 5 kills and 3 blocks

Audrey Mackhad 7 kills and 5 blocks

Sarah Petz had 16 digs

Have a great weekend!!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

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