Lots of Spirit at Thomas

November 1 ,2019

Happy Halloween from the spooky halls of Thomas High School!! This year it seems like the adults in the building had more fun than the students with dressing up for Halloween. The admin team dressed as super heroes and we had a department contest to see which group of teachers had the most Halloween spirit. There were lots of smiles and strange looks as students entered from the morning bus ride.


I hope everyone has a great weekend. The marking period ends on Friday, November 8 and winter sports will be starting up soon! Where does the time go?

2019 Halloween Spirit Winners- the Music Department

Mother Nature and the Four Seasons!
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Here are some pictures from the day- enjoy!

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Titan Updates....

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Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra

We are delighted to Helena Robinson and Isabella Ciardi have been selected to the 2019–20 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra. This is considered the highest-level youth orchestra in The Hochstein School’s four-tier youth orchestra program.


Students compete annually for a seat in the orchestra, performing professional repertoire in at least four concerts throughout the school year. The HYSO’s first concert of the year is coming up on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 pm in Hochstein Performance Hall.


This season, there are students from 27 different schools coming together every Saturday morning for an accelerated musical experience. Since 2000, the HYSO has performed in cities in Spain, Portugal, Austria, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland. The orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 and will tour in Germany and the Czech Republic in Spring 2020.


Congratuations to Helena and Isabella!

Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Congratulations to Megan Van Wie, Bella Chung and Maya Shukla who have been selected to the 19-20 Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO). The youth orchestra provides advanced music students orchestral performance and RPO mentorship opportunities.


Please visit our new website at www.RPYO.org to learn about the 19-20 concerts planned. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that in Feb 2020 RPYO will travel to Washington DC to play at Kennedy Center on President’s Day. Congratulations to these great Titans!

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SPARX at the RahCHaCha Ruckus

This past weekend on October 26th, the Webster Sparx FIRST Robotics team competed at RahCHaCha Ruckus. They made it through 3 of the 5 qualification matches with winning scores and they also had got to quarterfinals while only losing one of their 3 quarterfinal matches by 3 points. In the end they ranked 15 amongst the 42 teams at Ruckus, collecting 8 ranking points. They gave their alliance a huge advantage by playing hard defense the entire time, and sometimes trying to work at putting the hatches up at the beginning. The team worked together to create a very successful event and everyone had a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, or participated in the Megadrive, it was very much appreciated. And special thanks to the volunteers and officials who helped make this event possible.

Penfield High School, in partnership with Delphi Rise and our PTSA, will host a Parent Awareness night on November 7th from 6:00 – 8:00pm. There will be 6 workshops offered and parents can select 2 workshops to attend. See the attached flyer for more information and how to register. The workshops include:

o Mindfulness & Resiliency for Parents w/ Teens: A Practical Application

o Hidden in Plain Sight

o Experimentation vs. The Progression of Addiction

o Vaping: How much is your teen at risk?

o Internet Safety

The NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Do you speak a language other than English at home? Are you enrolled in a language course right now? Are you a senior? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy! The seal is recognition you receive at graduation, that will provide proof of your language skills for college or careers. Want to know more? Come to the informational meeting after school on November 12th! Hope to see you there!
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Construction Update...

If you have been in the building recently or driven down Five Mile Line, you may wonder what all those trucks are doing at Thomas. Here are some photos of the library renovation which is moving along quite nicely.
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Class of 2020 Picture available for purchase

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Here is the order form:

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Interested in EMCC as a junior?

> Attention Sophomores: If you are interested in any of the EMCC programs for next school year, you must attend the field trip in December. Please pick up a passport in the Student/Counseling Center. Passports are due back by Wednesday, November 20th. You will not be able to attend EMCC unless you visit the program, so pick up your passport today.
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair

The Historically Black College Fair is on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 8:30am to 1:30pm at the Riverside Convention Center. We are planning to take interested African American juniors and seniors to this event. The fair will consist of workshops on preparing for college, how to pay for college and a career tour zone. Admission is free and on-site enrollment will be available. Lunch will also be provided. Pick up your passport today in the Student/Counseling Center.
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Update from the Athletic Office...

Cheerleading

The Thomas Cheerleaders placed 2nd in Fall Sectionals at RIT this past Saturday.


Cross Country

The girls cross country team placed second at the Monroe County Championships on Saturday, while the boys team finished fourth. Earning first team all-county honors were senior Tommy Wygal, juniors Molly O'Brien, Austin Schoen, and Gabe Valdivia, and sophomores Sage Altobelli and JJ Montemaro. Making the second team were seniors Laura Witt and Elena Ziskind, junior Kati Gamache, sophomore Aidan Civiletti, and freshman Connor Thomas.


Field Hockey

Field Hockey played Fairport Last Night in a Semi Final Sectional game. They won 4-1. Goals were scored by Tori Vahl with 2, Molly Fisher and Audrey Grieb each had one.

The girls will play in the A Final against Penfield on Monday at Gates Chili High School.


Football

The Football team ended its season Wednesday evening with a loss to Gates Chili in the finals of the Connors and Ferris Bowl.


Boys Soccer

The boys played a Semi Final Sectional game Thursday Night against Fairport. They ended up losing 1-0. This ends the season for the Titans who finished with a 10-5-2 record.


Girls Soccer

The Girls lost last Saturday to ilton in the sectional quarterfinals They played well and were able to force OT with a late goal by Nadia Jaraowicz. Anika Monfort made some unbelievable saves to keep the score tied through 2 10 minute overtimes and two 5 minute sudden victory periods. It came down to penalty kicks to decide who would advance and Hilton was able to convert all 5 while Thomas was only able to complete 3. The girls finished the season strong going 6-2-2 through their last 10 games.


Girls Swimming

Sectionals for swim are next weekend.Dive sectionals begin Today 11/1 at Gates Chili


Boys Volleyball

Sectionals quarter final match up for the boys is next Tuesday 11/5 vs Victor


Girls Volleyball

The Girls will take on Fairport this Friday (11/1) at Fairport at 6pm in the first round of Sectionals.


Winter Sports

Any boys interested in swimming or diving this winter there will be an informational meeting on Monday November 4th at 4:30 at the Aquatic Center.


Anyone interested in trying out for the boys JV or varsity basketball teams should attend a meeting on Monday, November 4th at 3:20 in room 214 with Coach Coles and Coach Barrett. The meeting will be no more than 20 minutes.

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Planning to play a sport in college!!?

For All Webster parents/athletes interested in playing a college sport (Division 1,Division 2 or Division 3). There will be an NCAA Information Night at Webster Schroeder High School November 7th. The event will start at 7pm in the Schroeder auditorium. Find out about how to create an account and what you need to do to be eligible to play at the college level.

Have a great weekend!!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

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Some Friday Wisdom...

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