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Clubs and Afterschool Activities 2019-2020
This special edition newsletter is dedicated to getting involved in school! We have so many opportunities for students to explore interest areas that go beyond the classroom and athletic fields. A quick review of recent National Honor Society inductees demonstrates that being engaged in your school community contributes to academic success. Check out these stats:
*84% of inductees were involved in our athletic program.
*48% of inductees were involved in our music program.
*41% of inductees were on our math league team.
*61% are members of one of our community service clubs
*79% are involved in two or more activities.
*100% have or are participating in an extracurricular activity.
The message is simple- there is an activity for everybody, so get involved!! Clubs and activities are forming now!
Thomas 2019-2020 Clubs & Activities
Barrel of Monkeys Men's’ Choir:
Webster Thomas Barrel of Monkeys Men’s Choir is a 9-12 non-audition choir where guys of all different musical abilities have the opportunity to grow as musicians and enjoy friendship and harmony. We perform at least three concerts between September and June, featuring a variety of musical styles including pop, jazz & folk.
This club is open to any student who wants to enrich the lives of youth and adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To date, Best Buddies is represented on over 150 middle school, high school and college campuses across the United States. Best Buddies supports various activities that allow inclusive friendships to grow.
Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:15-4:10 in the South Cafeteria.
The Classroom code is: aaabys.
This club is open to all Titans and works toward making our community better. This includes the Thomas community, Webster and the Rochester area. Students can volunteer their time during their lunch/study hall blocks to work on different community service projects. CARE club located in room off North Cafe during lunch blocks. After school meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month. The Classroom Code is: 662pfk3
Learn and play the classic game of chess! Have fun and challenge your mind!
Open to everyone - bring a friend!
Meetings are held on Thursdays from 3:15-4:00
(starting Sept 19) in room 310.
CLASS OF 2020
Save the date for Senior Ball:
Saturday, May 30th at Eagle Vale
Please speak with your class officers or advisors.
Meeting times will vary and be held in rmm 339.
Join our Google Classroom: c53b7b
Subscribe to Remind messages. Text the message @b34ga to 81010.
CLASS OF 2021
Save the date for Junior Prom:
Saturday, May 2nd at Casa Larga
Join our Google Classroom: pmlg6fb
Follow us on Instagram: wthsclass2021
Follow us on Twitter: @wths2021
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CLASS OF 2023
Google Classroom code is 3hlw58g
Subscribe to Remind messages, Text the message @2023rules to 81010
Information about class dues can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m_uZ3edTPvRXIHj_iY87gld1lAKGlDVDgja1HEo7on0/edit
Meeting times will vary and be held in room 304.
The Webster Thomas Improv Club meets every Friday after school in Room 111. Come learn the arts of comedy and improvisational acting. It's a great way to end the week!
Computer Programming League Club
The club competes in the ACSL (American Computer Science League) and St. Bonaventure, Cornell, Lockheed Martin, and Webster Thomas programming competitions.
The Webster Thomas Creative Writing Club and Literary Magazine
This club allows students to explore creative writing in many forms. We practice writing prompts for short stories, poetry, Exquisite Corpse, and performance poetry and spoken word. We also encourage photographers and artists of all kinds to submit work. At the end of the year, we publish our best works of literature and art, chosen by a student panel. Experience as a writer is not necessary, just the desire to be creative.
Guest speakers include local poets and former student writers
Promoting student submissions to literary journals
Drop ins are welcome! Room 335
The Thomas Dance Team is a student run team working together to choreograph dances that they perform during halftime at home basketball games. No matter what your dance experience, if you like to have fun and show some school spirit, come check out the Thomas Dance Team.
Earth Club is accepting members who are looking to make a difference in not only their community but also in the environment. We clean up the courtyard, recycle bottles, contact local and state representatives, host Earth Week at Thomas and so much more! Anyone in grades 9-12 is welcome to join us.
We meet Tuesdays after school in rm 205.
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.
FBLA-PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Open to anyone taking or who has taken a business class!
We meet Tuesdays after school in Room 255.
Remind Code: @3g9gdf
French Club is for students who have an interest in the French culture and language. The plan for the year will be a variety of events that highlight cultural traditions in a variety of Francophone countries, primarily France & Quebec. Some of these include making berets, French petit déjeuner, Crepe day, Quebec Carnival, Mardi Gras, & French “L’heure du thé” where we will meet to play games and speak French . Of course, the insight and ideas of the student body will also play a major role in the club so there will be plenty of opportunities for student-run activities and events. The goal of the club is to encourage students to explore and enjoy learning the French language & culture.
*For more information about the club and meetings, please see Mlle. Doores in rm 222.
Key Club is a member club of Kiwanis International, a worldwide organization dedicated to community service and the betterment of lives, especially children’s, around the world. We work closely with a large collection of charities, non-profits, and other organizations in the area to assist them with events that otherwise may not be possible. Our mission is to do as much good and help as many people as we can, and we hope that you share our love for service! For more information on Kiwanis International visit http://www.kiwanis.org/home and to learn more about Key Club check out https://www.keyclub.org/home.aspx.
First meeting is 9/16 at 3:20 and then the first Monday of every month in room 205.Our class code is: lw8eazi
Link Crew is a student mentoring and leadership program that is open to selected Juniors and Seniors. The application process begins in May for the following school year. Upperclassmen work with Freshmen to welcome them to Webster Thomas while supporting them socially and academically throughout the school year.
We meet on 3rd Thursday of the Month from 3:15-3:30pm- 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/13, 3/19 in the gym.
LOTE Honor Society
LOTE Honor Society allows members to demonstrate their passion for learning a Foreign Language. We do seek qualities such as: leadership, character, service and scholarship, but promote the continuation of a Foreign Language throughout the duration of high school. Juniors who are still enrolled in a language class will be invited by mail to apply for a membership (which includes a point system) if their GPA is an 80 or above. Teacher recommendations and an essay may also be a part of the process. Members can expect a meeting in March to rehearse for the ceremony and are encouraged to continue in language acquisition throughout their Senior year. If this is not possible, there are still many ways to maintain membership until graduation. If you receive an invitation, please consider applying this year! The World Language Honor Society will take place Tuesday, March 3rd this year at 7 PM in the Thomas Auditorium.
Masterminds: The Varsity Sport for Your Brain
What’s a mastermind you ask? Masterminds is a competitive knowledge bowl in which teams of 4 students at a time compete against other public and private schools throughout the county. Teams must answer questions on ANY topic as fast as possible to beat out the other teams. Bonus questions require serious teamwork, and very fast thinking to reach consensus with the group. Is quoting ancient Irish poetry or Kanye West your thing? Familiar with Norman Rockwell or Jackson Pollock paintings? Can you add the numbers on the sports jerseys of Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan and Tom Brady? We can use you on Masterminds! Anyone who is committed plays - not just the best. We have a JV team as well! We compete about once a month and practice once a week.
Come join the fun and mathematical challenges. Math League meets once a month and is open to any student. Please see your math teacher for further information. There will be an informational meeting on 9/18 in room 200 from 3:20-4:00.
Model United Nations, or Model UN, attends conference around the greater Rochester area where we simulate the real United Nations.
We research real issues facing countries around the world today and role-play what happens at the United Nations - coming to a consensus and dealing with crises in the Security Council over a two or three day period. Model UN is an awesome club if you like current events/international affairs, or just want to work on your public speaking skills and become more confident!
Google Classroom code: vre9xa
Meetings are in room 210
The Morning News
This Titan Team is available to any student who wishes to be a part of the crew or on-air anchor. Students arrive as soon as their bus gets to school and run the entire production. If you are interested in being a part of the The Morning News Team see Mr. Buttles in room 245.
Mountain Bike Club
Enjoy the great outdoors before the snow falls. This group of young people are excited to rip through the trails both in the fall and spring. We are exploring nature and at the same time getting a great workout. Take the opportunity to be at one with nature and still pedal hard while winding through the trails, moving over rocks, sticks and occasional mud. The best part is that we provide the bikes and helmets! Come and experience the thrill of the ride.
Meetings are Thursdays from 3:30 to 5pm.
Fall 2019:September 12-October 24
Spring 2020: April 16th- June
National Honor Society
National Honor Society (NHS) members should demonstrate four qualities - leadership, character, service and scholarship. Juniors are invited by mail to apply for membership if their GPA is 90 or above. Underclassmen can prepare by seeking out opportunities to show their leadership skills, practice good character and keep track of community service that you participate in. Members can expect monthly meetings, regular service projects and to be held in high esteem in your school and community!
Meetings are held the 2nd or 3rd Friday of Each Month at 8am before school in the auditorium (and occasionally in the south cafe)
Positivity in Action
This is a club whose aim is to make positive, real change in our school and community. We meet weekly to discuss current events and share our views in a safe environment. We also learn about and discuss ways to improve mental health and wellness. Last year we teamed up with the environmental club to clean up by the pier in Webster park. Our goal is to continue to serve our school and community through various service opportunities. We are seeking to have our second Titan Week in May. Come be a part of club looking to make a difference!
We meet every Monday at 3:15 in room 407.
SPARX Robotics FIRST Team 1126
First Robotics Team SparX is part of the international FIRST Robotics program. The team inspires students to excel in life,science / technology, and business functions also. Joining SparX (Team 1126) is like joining a High Tech Company. You can test out your business or technical career choice before you commit. On the business side you can experience jobs in Marketing/Promotions, Sales, Finance, Treasurer, Communications via Social Media, Website and Print media, Purchasing, and Travel planning / coordination. Each year we start with a new game that is simultaneously revealed to all 72,000+ teams around the world. We analyze the opportunity (game), define our strategy, and develop specifications for performance. We organize into sub teams, prototype ideas, design/build subsystems and integrate hardware, electronics, pneumatics, and software into the functioning robot; then debug issues and train the operators on our test field. We compete locally at RIT, and travel to regional competitions using the Android App we built to benchmark the competing teams so we can pick optimum alliance partners. “Gracious Professionalism” is our guiding principle. We learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process. We have constraints and job opportunities similar to a real high tech company:
Personnel: Selecting the best, highly motivated students for the team with preference given to freshmen and sophomores; and special skilled juniors and seniors.
Schedule: Problem (Game Reveal) to Finished Product (Robot) must be completed in 6 weeks
Investment: We have to market and promote SparX to solicit and maintain donors to generate operating funds
Budget; each function has spending budget that is tracked
Product (Robot) requirements: Cost, Weight, Size, Safety, and purchased components constraints.
What does SparX offer to students? Test out careers to see if you really like it; Develop practical Life Skills & Teamwork; “The Hardest Fun you will ever have”; and there is over $80 M in Scholarships available too.
Students interested in being considered for the team needs to complete an application available on the team's website at www.gosparx.org and submit it in September. For more information contact: Mr. David Schenk firstname.lastname@example.org
Roc2 Change Thomas
Working to make Thomas a more inclusive place for ALL students, members of the Roc2Change group will be brainstorming and implementing ways to celebrate every Titan - their heritage, culture, religion, and belief system. Together, we will work to help everyone feel a sense of belonging and purpose at Thomas.
Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month in room 144.
SAGE - Sexual & Gender Equity
Come join us as we support sexual and gender equity!
Meetings will be held in room 335 with guest speakers on occasion.
Science Olympiad is a team competition in which students compete in events for gold, silver and bronze medals. These events pertain to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Over 7300 teams from 50 states compete each year. There are multiple levels of competition - regional, state and national. In addition, invitational tournaments which serve as practice for regional and state competitions.Teams that excel, advance. Competing in Science Olympiad is a huge start in launching a possible career in science and exposing students to several different fields of science and technology. Competing on the Science Olympiad is also a great addition to any college resume.
Even if you have never participated before, this is an excellent way to learn how to ski or snowboard at a discount with friends and advisors nearby. We make 6 trips to Bristol Mountain on Thursday nights. Our trips start on the first Thursday of the new year and continue for the next 6 weeks. Lessons are available for all levels of skiers and boarders and are included with lift packages.
Do you have questions about…Life? Truth? Love? Teen Issues? Family? Do you ask, “Is there a plan for my life, or just good and bad luck?” Have questions about...God? The Bible? Religion? And their relation to you and your situation?
SHINE is a student led faith discussion group that engages in respectful, uplifting discussion about how to make it through a confusing world. All faiths - strong faiths, no faths, and “I don’t know” faiths are welcome! No membership, specific point of view or long-term commitment required.
The Webster Show Choir has members from both Thomas and Schroeder. We are known for our upbeat, energetic performances with singing, dancing and accompaniment by a live pit band. The Show Choir sponsors the Talent Showcase in December which features talent from students in Show Choir, as well as students from both high schools.
Meetings are Mondays from 3:45-5:45 all year!
Do you want to practice Spanish and learn some new words and phrases? Do you want to have fun with your friends? Do you want to learn more about Spanish culture? Then Spanish Club is for you! We will be planning fun activities such as Spanish dance classes, watching movies, making food, arts and crafts, playing board games, etc.
Speech & Debate
If you are good at public speaking, performing, acting, arguing, or debating this is the right club for you! The team competes in local tournaments each month where students participate in a competitive speaking/performance or debate vents. If you are a part of our team you can choose to compete individually or as a part of a duo in many different events. Each event is unique because it offers students an opportunity to try different public speaking or debate tactics, find what they like best and excel! By joining Speech and Debate you are joining a nationally acknowledged community. Event skills learned here can easily transfer to college teams too! There is a lot to learn, great friends and a lot to gain by becoming a Speech and Debate team member. Hope to see you there!
The Thomas spring musical is an opportunity for students to be involved in the different aspects of the musical theater experience including pit orchestra, stage crew, acting, program/poster design, light and sound, and set construction and painting. We also are committed to making the experience more about the process so that fulfillment not only comes from a great performance, but from an exciting journey of discovery and growth. Auditions are held in November with rehearsals beginning in January. Students wishing to be involved in any aspect of the production are encouraged to talk to a music teacher and/or listen to the morning show for information.
Star Wars Club
We are interested in talking about and watching all things Star Wars. On release years, we always plan a club trip to see the movie.
Student Council is a club that organizes and runs schoolwide events such as spirit week and the pep rally, as well as charity events. The student council works together with its members to bring creative new ideas to annual events.
Clay Target Shooting (TRAP) Club
The Thomas Titans Trap Club is part of the USA High School Clay Target Shooting League. Focus is always on safety and fun over scores. Our home field is the Ontario Gun Club on Trimble Rd, in Ontario.
We have room for 25 active participants of any experience level and abilities. No expertise or experience necessary, just a willingness to try it out, be safe, and take instruction! We even have limited “loaner”equipment for those who don’t have the gear but want to give it a try. See Mr. Christman or Mr. Tuchrello for details
TV Pro Club
TV Pro Club is an extension of the multimedia communication systems course. It’s for students who have taken the course and enjoy editing videos using Adobe Premiere. See Mr. Buttles in room 245.
TIES (Together Including Every Student) is a program which promotes the participation of children 8 years of age through young adults with developmental disabilities in extracurricular and community activities, by providing effective support. This support is provided by trained student volunteers in grades 8-12 in the Webster School District. Participants and volunteers join a wide variety of activities, such as programs through Webster Parks and Recreation, arts and crafts classes, sports programs, swimming, after-school activities, intramurals, school of religion, etc. Volunteers attend a 45 minute training session at their school. The time commitment for volunteers is based on the volunteer’s schedule. If you are interested in participating, volunteering or have questions about TIES, please contact Carolyn Maciag, email@example.com, (315)317-6377
Tri-M Honor Society
Students must apply and be selected for demonstrating excellence in music, academics, and citizenship. The charge to Tri-M members is to promote music within the school and the community. We meet once a month and plan events, such as Musical Movie Night and Open Mic Night. We have performed at several local nursing homes and have sponsored events during lunch blocks during the month of March, Music In Our Schools month.
Varsity Radio Club
Hey! Are you a junior or senior? Does your spotify playlist or cd collection feature Billie Eilish? Weezer? Twenty One Pilots? Ed Sheeran? Nirvana? The Cure? Death Cab for Cutie? Mac DeMarco? Coldplay?
Are you interested in broadcasting your voice to the world on the radio and web?
Are you thinking about a career in communications?
If so - you should come hear all about Webster Varsity Radio Club!
Video Game Club
Video Game Club is open to everyone. Most members play computer-based games but some bring in their own hand-held devices and video game consoles. If you love playing video games and would like to do it with others who share your passion, this club is for you! Our kick-off meeting is always the first Monday after Columbus Day.
Meetings are Mondays right after school in room 434 at the end of the tech wing!
We produce the yearbook.
Essential skills: communication, graphic design, photography, communication, photo editing, copy editing, and communication.
Meetings are as needed in room 143. Much of the work can be done on your own!
Speaking of Yearbook, here is the link to purchase this year's at a reduced rate...
Titan Athletics Update...
The girls cross country team remained undefeated with victories over Batavia and Spencerport on Tuesday at Northampton Park. Senior Laura Witt was the overall winner, as the Titans crossed seven of the top eight runners in the race.
The boys cross country team also remained undefeated with wins over Batavia and Spencerport. Junior Austin Schoen topped the field, leading a procession of six Titans in the top 10.
Field Hockey took on Hilton Monday evening and finished with a 5-0 win. Scoring for the Titans were Molly Fisher(3), Tori Vahl and Audrey Greib with one each. ,
Wednesday The girls traveled to East Rochester. They won 3-2, Molly Fisher, Tori Vahl and Emily Klein 1 goal apiece, Emily with the winning goal, assist Audrey Grieb.
Football will travel to Churchville Chilli to take on the Saints This Friday. Game time at Churchville is 7pm
The Girls played Victor Monday Afternoon. They lost 45-33. Ava Labelle was the overall medalist. She shot a 2 over par 35.
Boys Soccer travelled to Spencerport Tuesday and suffered the first loss of their season. Spencerport scored first but the Titans answered back to tie the game at one on a goal by Zack Wolfe(assist from Isaac Buckley). The boys gave up a second goal and were unable to find the back of the net again despite some very good chances. The boys played Hilton at home last evening and came away with a 4-1 win. Goals were scored by Zack wolfe(2), Cam Webb and Tanner Goram scored one a piece. The team improved to 5-1-1 on the season.
Girls Soccer also traveled to Spencerport and took on the perennial State ranked Rangers. They kept the game close and ended up losing 2-1. The Titans goal was scored by Paige Boulter (assist-Lauren Cariger -) Players of the game were Alyssa Ogi, Anika Monfort and Kelsy Pitt. The girls play again at home this Friday night vs Hilton
The girls tennis team lost their match against Penfield on Wednesday afternoon 6-1. The First doubles team of Karlie Depaul and Olivia Scott earned the only match point for the Titans by defeating their penfield opponents 7-6(10-8), 7-5
The Girls played Gates Chili Monday night. They lost 3-1. Winning the second of the four sets. All four games were close and the teams traded leads throughout the contest. Audrey mack recorded 15 kills and 3 blocks, Zoe altobelli had 8 kills and 14 digs and Carolyn Mack recorded 28 assists. As a team- 35 kills and 77 digs.
Wednesday the girls traveled to Canandaigua to take on the Braves. Carolyn Mack had 4 Aces, 3 kills, 15 assists and 8 digs. Audrey Mack recorded 6 kills, 7 digs and 3 blocks. On the night the team had 11 Aces 23 kills, and 46 digs.
Get involved! Join a club!