February 3, 2023

It is always amazing to me how many students walk into school without a jacket when it is under 10 degrees! I think I even saw some bare feet and flip flops today. Oh, to be young again!

I don't anticipate any closures for activities today or this weekend, but check the website if you have questions for district activities. Enjoy this week's update and stay warm!

Titan Updates


This is a prestigious annual competition among high school students across the country. It is judged at the regional level by local artists & college art professors. This year, more than 330,000 works of art were submitted & less than 40% won an award. There are three levels of awards given for single works of art, as well as for entire portfolios. The award categories are gold key, silver key, and honorable mention. Congratulations to all the Titans who achieved this honor. This year we had 42 total awards and 30 individual students recognized.

Gold Key

Pete Benzoni

Gretchen Coffed

Ava Degen

Ella Hamby (x4)

Maia Sutherland (x2)

Gwen Tetzlaff

Oakley Wells

Silver Key

Lilly Benfante (x3)

Stephen Burchell

Gretchen Coffed

Kayla Dwyer

Elliana Gaglio

Julia Jackson

Katie McVeigh

Izzy O’Neil

Ryan Sands

Sophia Scanlon

Gwen Tetzlaff

Sylwia Wojtowicz

Honorable Mention

Gabi Balch

Gretchen Coffed

Adriana DeLallo

Emma Dorfner

Julia English

Elliana Gaglio

Sarah Gesner

Sophia LaBorde

Jordan LaChance

Catherine Magaw

Ellie Murray (x2)

Elliott Noon

Sarah Piechota

Sreevarsshini Pramothkumar

Mackenzie Pye

Gwen Tetzlaff


Art teachers in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region can submit up to 2 works of student art. Submissions are capped at 200 total, and then each department in RIT’s schools of Art and Design choose one work to award. All in all, 30 awards were given out and 3 of them were Webster Thomas students!

7 student works entered

3 student works given awards

Gabi Balch

Lilly Benfante (School of Design Graphic Design award)

Adriana Delallo

Trinity Humphreys

Ahava Jones (private donor Purchase Prize)

Sophia LaBorde

Jessica van Wichen (School of Design Industrial Design award)


This biennial exhibition allows any teacher in the Rochester area to choose a student and display a work of their own alongside the student work. It is a very unique experience to be able to have our works live alongside one another. The opening reception is Friday, February 10 from 5-7pm at Nazareth College’s Arts Center Gallery.

3 student works entered alongside their Art teachers

There are no awards for this show

Gabi Balch / Todd Stahl

Sophia Giorgione / Cathy Morrill

Charlotte Park / Katherine Harrison

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Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy

Applications for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police academy's one-week summer camp are now available in the counseling center. This training gives teens an understanding of law enforcement's role in our community. The daily schedule will consist of physical training, classroom instruction and reality-based training and will end each day with a team building exercise. There is no charge for this experience. Pick up your application today in the counseling center.

New Visions Medical Careers Program

Juniors interested in the New Visions Medical careers Program for senior year are required to attend an informational zoom meeting on Wednesday, February 8th from 6pm-7pm. To register for this meeting, pick up your bar code in the counseling center.

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Pre ACT Exam

Attention Sophomores: The PreACT is a practice ACT exam that we offer to sophomores in the spring. The exam is on Saturday March 11th from 7:30-11:30 at Thomas HS. Please see the registration form below or pick one up in the counseling center for more information.

Thomas Trap Shooting Club now forming

The Thomas Trap Shooting Club is getting ready to begin their season!

Joining the trap team provides an opportunity for students to learn and participate in the sport of trap shooting. The club will focus on safety, proper gun handling, and marksmanship. We also focus on discipline, and responsibility that comes along with being a member of a shooting club.

The club will meet regularly for practice, and participate in local and regional competitions. This club is open to all students who are interested in learning about the sport and pass a safety and training course. Stop by room 434 on Wednesday, January 25th to learn about the commitments, cost, and other important information regarding registration. Space is limited so stop by.

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THS/OWL PTSA Information for January 30- February 3

Available in the THS Main Office:

PTSA calendars=$5

Titan “T” Decals=$5

Shield Magnets=$10

Ongoing Fundraiser at Can Kings

Please take returnables to Can Kings located at 1183 Bay Road in Webster! Put together your bottles & cans, label the container with: Thomas PTSA & hand it to the attendants!

The 2023 Rochester Polar Plunge is February 5!

If you would like to make a donation to the Webster teachers who are participating and support the Special Olympics, please go to:

Community Arts Day (CAD) is Saturday April 15!

Interested in volunteering? Please go to:

Interested in becoming a part of PTSA?

Several central positions are open for the 2023-2024 school year!

Please go to:

for further details!

Bravo Cards…

will be available at all Spring 2023 performances!


The Titan Cheerleaders took first place at Penfield this past Saturday.

Indoor Track

The Thomas Titans competed in the County Championships this past weekend. The Boys finished 4th overall and had the following athletes placed to 1st and 2nd team All County in their events:

1st team

  • Connor T (1st place)- 3200m

  • Evan L (3rd place)- 3200m

  • Ethan W (4th place)- 1000m

  • Jackson K (2nd place)- 600m

  • 4x800 relay (3rd place)- Jackson K, Connor T, Evan L, Jerry L

  • Ray Tr (3rd place)- Shot put

  • Max B (4th place)- shot put

  • Jack R(2nd place)- high jump

2nd team-

  • 4x400 (8th)- Ethan W, Massimo P, Tyler K, Ryan M

  • Max B (5th place)- Weight throw

The Girls finished 8th overall and had the following athletes place to 1st and 2nd team ALL County in their events

1st team All County

  • Natalia S (4th)- 3000m

  • Kolbi S (4th)- 600m

  • Jane C (3rd) weight throw

  • Hanna A (4th) weight throw

  • Gianna L (3rd) high jump

  • Clara W (4th) high jump

  • Ella H (4th) pole vault

2nd Team

  • Kendall L (7th)- weight throw

  • 4x200 (6th), Kolbi S, Emily S, Jasmine K and Jada K

The team will compete at Nazareth University this Saturday.


The Titan Bowlers took on Webster Schroeder Monday evening at Empire Lanes. The Girls won the match 4-1. Alyssa Dhad a 176,174, and 184 for a 534 series. Emily S had a 151,169,147, for a 467.

The boys won 4-1 as well. CJ A had a 187,169,and 202 for a 558 series. Alex H 215, 203, and 223 for series 641. Cayden G 213, 196,and 138 for a 547 series.

The teams bowled against Brighton Wednesday evening. Both teams won their matches - Boys 3-2 Girls 5-0. Evan G had a 185, 159,166 for a 510 series. Cayden G had a 174, 170, 150 for a 494 series. Mike M had a 210, 193 , 164 for a 567 series. Alyssa D had a 190, 213, 189 for a 592 series. Keira M had a 108, 167, 110 for a 385 series. Emily S had a 98, 126, 161 for a 385 series as well.

Boys Basketball

The Titans hosted Pittsford Mendon Friday night and won 51-36. Jackson M had 20 points and 9 rebounds. Sean L had 8 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Cory J had 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Sean M had 6 points , 6 rebounds and 3 assists.

The boys hosted undefeated Victor on Wednesday evening. They won 69-64. Sean M had 27 points, 4 rebounds, including a ¾ court shot at the buzzer of the 3rd quarter. Jackson M had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Cory J had 6 points , 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 steals.Sean L had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.

Titans head across the ridge to play Webster Schroeder Friday evening. 7:15 pm tip.

Girls Basketball

The girls traveled to Hilton Friday evening and lost 57-40.Ruby M had 12 points and 5 assists. Ella W had 4 points and 10 rebounds.

The Titans traveled to Victor Tuesday evening and lost a hard fought contest. The Titans led at half time but fell in the end, 55-46. Mady K had 20 points. Ruby M had 13 points on the night.

The game vs East High Friday evening has been postponed..


Individual sectionals this weekend at MCC


The Titans traveled to Batavia Saturday afternoon and lost to a good Batavia ND/ Batavia team 4-2. Jason T had the first Titans goal with an assist from Greg V. Brady H had the second goal unassisted. The Titans traveled to play Churchville Chili Tuesday evening. After leading 3-0 for most of the first period they lost the game 6-3. Brennan A had the 1st goal for the Titans with an assist from Mike S.. This was his first varsity goal. Teddy P had the secondTitan goal. Jack B had the third goal putting away a rebound off a Trevor V shot.

Next up for the Titans is Canandaigua Friday Night.

Stay warm!

Glenn Widor

Webster Thomas High School Principal