Homecoming 2019 Preview

October 10, 2019

Hopefully some cooler temperatures this weekend will put our students in the mood for a great Homecoming week at Thomas High School. As you can see from this video from a couple of years ago, Thomas takes Homecoming week very seriously. With classes competing to put their name on the coveted Spirit Stick, it is one of the best weeks of the year! Teachers will be tracking participation to determine the most spirited class and the winner of the Spirit Stick. Here is a summary of the themes for our spirit days which start on Tuesday.

Thursday night we will have hall decorating so please encourage your students to pitch in and help out. On Saturday night, we are taking things up a notch this year with a homecoming dance here at school. Tickets are $5 and will be sold all week. Dancings not your thing? Just plan on attending any oneof the many games scheduled all week long.

Friday is class color day which is being capping off with a Food Truck Rodeo next to the stadium prior to the Homecoming Football game. Please stop out to grab a bite to eat and see which class won the spirit stick. The big announcement will be during halftime with the winning class on the field.

As always, thanks for your support of our school program. We have great students and we are fortunate to work with them each day.

More Homecoming events below!!

Which class will be added as the 2019 Spirit Stick Champion?

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Grade level daily themes

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Sophomore Class News

Homecoming 2019 CanJam Rules and Daily Drives

The tradition of giving continues!! As a school, our students collected nearly 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food to donate to local charities.

In CanJam, classes compete against each other to fill the bin of other classes with non-perishable food items. The class with the least amount of food items in their bin each day collects the points toward this year’s Spirit Stick Contest. Points will be deducted for teams that tamper with another class’s bin.

In short, the goal is to fill the bins of your competitors more than they are able to fill your bin. Sounds simple!!

How do classes accumulate point?

Points will be awarded for the overall winner for CanJam as follows:

1st- 100 points

2nd- 80 points

3rd- 60 points

4th- 40 points

In addition, there will also be daily winners based on the collection of food from that day. At the close of each day, bins will be emptied and counted to declare a daily winner. Daily winners will be announced on Twitter and the Morning News.

1st- 50 points

2nd- 40 points

3rd- 30 points

4th- 20 points

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Daily CanJam Drives

One way to quickly accumulate points on your opponents is to strategically stuff the bin of your competitors with special designated items. Here are the special target items for this year’s event

Tuesday-Taco Tuesday - Any item of traditionally Mexican food counts as 4 items.

Wednesday- Giving Thanks- Any item that would be served at a Thanksgiving dinner equals four items.

Thursday- That’s Amore- each item of traditional Italian food equals 2 items.

Friday- CanJam Day Each canned food item equals 5 items. Classes add to their own bin TODAY only


Granola Bars

Peanut Butter


School Supplies (notebooks, crayons, writing utensils)

Hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc)

T-shirts (kid - adult sizes)



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Here is a schedule of home games for next week's homecoming celebration:

Homecoming Games The week of 10/14/2019

Monday October 14th

Girls Volleyball vs Wayne

JV 4:30pm Varsity at6pm

Field Hockey vs Schroeder

Varsity at 7:30pm

Tuesday October 15th

Girls Swim and Dive vs Greece at the WAC

At 4:30pm

Boys Soccer vs Spencerport

JV at 4:30pm Varsity at 7:30pm

Wednesday October 16th

Cheer Invitational

At 5:30pm

Girls Soccer vs Spencerport

JV at 4:30 Varsity at 7:30

Thursday October 17th

Field Hockey vs Brighton

JV at 5:30pm Varsity at 7:30pm

Friday October 18th

Football vs Spencerport

At 7:30 PM

Traffic alert for next Friday 10/18: For our homecoming football game the road will be closed after the Willink entrance down to the Ice Rink entrance across from the Tennis courts starting at 4:30pm. Food trucks will start arriving shortly after. Please advise your athletes and parents of the closing. Thomas pick up will need to enter Publisher Parkway from Five Mile and Willink Pick up will need to enter from Hard Rd.

Titan Updates

Student Council would also like to announce Students and Staff of the month for October.

Math League Update

Webster Thomas' Math League started their mathematical season last night scoring 95 points and coming in 2nd place for their Division!!! Leading the way for the Titans was Dan Yang scoring 16 points along with Scott Schleede and Aiden Penza scoring 14 points respectively. Great job all mathletes!!!

The Black Scholars & Early Recognition Program

The Black Scholars & Early Recognition Program will be hosting our annual "College Readiness & Parent Workshop" on Saturday, October 19, 2019, on the Brighton Campus of Monroe Community College. This workshop is a valuable resource to provide students with a position of advantage which we desperately need in our community. The purpose of this event is to educate students and parents about the importance of being prepared for college in the following topics:

  • How to be academically prepared for college while in high school.
  • The college admissions process.
  • Selecting the right college based on financial need and affordability.
  • Tricks of the trade when applying for FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) and NYS TAP (New York State Tuition Assistance Program).
  • Parent Workshop: Tips for parents to navigate their children's academic and social development in high school.
  • Career Exploration Panel: Local professionals discussing their career experiences to get students engage in identifying career preferences through self-assessment.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for our guests.

I will like to thank our sponsors who believe in our goal in uplifting the community through education: Monroe Community College, Rochester HBCU College Fair, Rochester City School District, Rochester Black Young Professionals, and The City of Rochester.

We ask all interested in attending to register at the Urban League's website at:

5 Hour Class is next week. Register Now!!

The 5-hour class will be held Tuesday, 10/15 at Thomas High School, Room 406; class runs from 4:00 PM -9:00 PM. Cost is $52.00 - you can register online at webstercentral.revtrak.net. Please make sure to bring your permit to class.

AP Exam registration deadline is approaching....

We still have about 100 kids not in the AP platform to even be able to order an exam for them and only have about 300 exams registered for (last year we gave over 1,000). The deadline for payment and registration is 10/31.

Links to forms for registering are on our website and below:

Online registration:

Printable registration form option:

Link to all AP related documents from WCSD:

Picture Make Up Day Has Been Rescheduled

The make-up day will be Tuesday, 10/22 during the lunch hours in the auditorium.
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Come see the Addams Family this weekend and next...

Webster Theatre Guild in association with Webster Central PTSA presents The Addams Family

At Thomas HS October 11, 12, 18 & 19th

Get $15 tickets online or at the door.

PTSA members save $2 per ticket!

PSAT Registration for next week!!!

Attention Juniors: the PSAT is a practice SAT exam that is offered at Thomas on Saturday, October 19th from 7:30-11:30. If you are interested in taking this exam pick up a registration form and practice book in the Student/Counseling Center. The registration forms are due by Wednesday, October 16th.

From the World of Titan Sports....

Titan Athletes of the Month for October

Updates from the field...

Field Hockey

Monday the girls took on the Eagles of West Irondequoit and won 2-1. Senior captain Emily Klein scored the first goal and freshman Helena Rao scored the game winner and her first varsity goal.

Tuesday the team traveled to Hilton and picked up a 2-0 win. Molly Fisher scored both goals. Julia Resnick led the defense. Emily Klein sparked the offense.


The Varsity Football team played Victor last Friday. The team took a 8-6 lead into half time on a Eliah Adams to Dan Card 60 yard touchdown pass at the end of the half. They were unable to generate any more scoring in the second half and lost 21-8.

The Team travels to Brighton Friday Night to take on the Barrons. Game time 7:30pm

Boys Soccer

The boys traveled to Rush Hennrietta Tuesday afternoon and earned a 3-2 victory. Juniors, Nick Harrington, Tanner Goran and Brendan Hill scored for the Titans. Shawn Malley and Cole Nadritch had assists.

They travel to Gates Chili Friday to take on the Spartans. Game start time is 4pm .

Girls Soccer

The girls took on Canandaigua Monday evening and held their Senior night . Seniors Alexandra Visca (1) and Paige Boulter (2) scored 3 goals for the Titans. Senior Katie Wieman had an assist on the night.

The Girls travel to Gates Chili Thursday night to take on the Spartans.

Girls Tennis

The Girls Tennis team Played Spencerport Monday and picked up a 4-3 win. Haley Lenhard won 3rd singles 6-4,6-0. Sameala Haidari won 4th singles 6-1,6-3. At 1st doubles the team of Karlie DePaul and Olivia Scott won 6-0,6-1. And the 4th doubles team of Lexi Volacahovic and Grace Cunningham won 7-5,7-6.

The girls take on Brighton Thursday.

Boys Volleyball

Webster boys volleyball defeated Midlakes in four sets last night to improve their record to 7-6. The offense was led by 9 kills apiece from Ian McNabb and Doug Chandler, while Evan DeMocker contributed 8 kills. Michael Dedee handed out 29 assists to go with 4 aces; defensively Mike Wyant continued to lead the team in digs, adding 13 more to his total. The boys host Penfield this evening at Schroeder, 7:00pm start.

Girls Volleyball

The Girls traveled to Victor last night. They lost in three sets. Zoe Altobelli had 17 digs and Carolyn Mack Had 30 assists on the night.

It's time to think about winter sports...

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Have a great weekend!!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

The Titans can't wait for Homecoming next week!! Come out to watch a game and get involved!

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