Principal's Newsletter

December 9, 2022

Titan Updates

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NYSSMA All State Mixed Honor Choir

Congratulations to the three Thomas students who just performed at the NYSSMA All State Mixed Honor Choir last weekend! Seen below are Stephen M. (Schroeder), Shanna S., Mya V., and Lauryn W.. They were joined by 230 top singers from across the state for a memorable, and highly rewarding musical experience over 4 days. Congrats to them on their achievement and performance!

The Thomas HS Music Department is proud to recognize the following Musicians of the Month for their outstanding dedication, leadership, and musicianship in our Thomas HS Music Program!

Jason B. - 11th Grade - Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble

Monica H. - 10th Grade - Philharmonic Orchestra

Colin R.- 10th Grade - Chorale, Voice Class

Molly S.- 10th Grade - Music Theory, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale, Wind Ensemble

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Titans Roc2Change

Congratulations to the Webster Thomas and Schroeder students who helped to plan and facilitate sessions at this fall's Roc2Change Conference at St. John Fisher University. Roc2Change is a regional conference that included representatives from all Monroe County Schools to come together to explore and discuss issues regarding equity, diversity and inclusion. Webster partnered with Edison Tech to host this year's conference.
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Thomas High School Freshman selected for International Contemporary Youth Ensemble

Kara Schenk, the daughter of Dave and Christy Schenk and a freshman at Thomas High School, has been selected as a member of Youth America Grand Prix’s first ever International Contemporary Youth Ensemble in collaboration with YGP Israel. Acceptance into this program was by audition or invitation and only 30 dancers were selected from around the world. YAGP is the world’s largest non-profit international student ballet competition and scholarship program.

Kara took her first ballet class at only 2 years old and has been training for the past 12 years at Odasz Dance Theatre in Brighton. She is a member of their pre-professional training program where she trains for 25-30 hours per week. Kara has competed with and danced alongside dancers from across the country and around the world through Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), Universal Ballet Competition (UBC), American Dance Competition/Youth International Ballet Competition (ADCIBC), New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) as well as in many other local competitions and workshops.

Later this month Kara will travel with her mom to Herzliya, Israel to participate in this professional contemporary dance training and immersion program where she will train for 10+ hours daily. Kara will then be cast in pieces to be performed during the YAGP 25th Anniversary Gala Tour which could include performances at Lincoln Center in NYC, the Israeli Opera House in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida, and in the Nervi Festival in Italy.

To say Kara is excited to embark on this new adventure would be an understatement. She is honored to have been chosen and is anxious to see where this new path may lead her.

Math League Update

Math League continued its mathematical season yesterday with Thomas' A team scoring 84 points and placing 6th in the County. Leading the way for the Thomas Titans with strong individual performances were Aiden P. scoring 15 points, Forrest L. and Jenna D. scored 12 points each and Liam E. and Logan P. scored 10 points each. Great job all mathletes!!!

Winter Concerts

The Thomas Music Department invites you to our first two Winter Concerts:

On Monday, December 12th featuring performances from the Treble Choir and the Concert Orchestra.

On Tuesday, December 13th featuring performances by the Jazz Band and the Jazz Ensemble!

Both concerts are in the Thomas Auditorium at 7 pm.

Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for our food drive!

We will be collecting items at our concerts to donate to the Little Free Food Pantries.

Boxes for donations will be located at the doors to the auditorium.

Titan Service Scholars

Join the Titan Service Scholars for a partnered community connection event with Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services: assisting new Afghan migrants in accessing services, providing activities for children and English games.

We also will be serving a community meal for over 100!

This project allows us to engage in local service with global impact!!

Saturday January 7th 1pm-7pm.

A bus will be provided both ways - from the Thomas parking lot.

Pick up your permission slips in the counseling center now.

French Club


Earth Club's Climate Catchup

Hi, my name is Stephen, and here is this week’s climate catchup. Did you know that Americans produce 25% more waste during the holiday season than any other time of year? Each year, 2.3 million pounds of wrapping paper end up in landfills across the country. To avoid this, we can try to reuse or recycle our wrapping paper this holiday season and use eco-friendly packaging products such as biodegradable tape and twine. Come join Earth club next Thursday for our sustainable gift wrapping day from 3:20-4:15 in room 205. Stay green Titans!

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while we are talking about art, here is a quick stroll down the art hall this week...

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THS/OWL PTSA Information/Updates for December 5-9

Leo’s Pie Pick Up December 14

Drive-up order pick-up at the THS main entrance 4:30-6:30PM.

Candy Cane Donations

Boxes of candy cane donations can be dropped off at the THS main entrance on December 14 from 4:30-6:30PM (during Leo’s Pie pick-up)!

Ongoing Fundraiser at Can Kings

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!

Titan “T” Decals & Shield Magnets…are available in the THS Main Office! Decals=$5/Shields=$10

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Need Math Help?

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Congratulations to our Titan Athletes of the Month for December!

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Adriana P. Varsity Cheerleading- As a senior captain Adriana shows incredible leadership skills with both her teammates as well as our younger athletes within the program. She comes to practice every day with a positive attitude and is willing to do all that is asked of her. She treats our sport, the coaching staff and her peers with a level of respect that does not go unnoticed. Thank you for being an amazing example of what a leader should be!

Jacob M. Wrestling- Reason why you nominated this athlete: Started off the season going 5-0 at the Pal Mac Duals, 6 matches away from getting 100 wins, Also has been working hard in the room and helping other athletes get better. He will be volunteering at youth wrestling to help the younger athletes get better as well. Jake has a great wrestling style and goes all out every match, He has a fun exciting style that is worth checking out!

Reports from the field...

Indoor Track

Track competes this weekend at Nazareth


The Titans bowled Canandaigua Monday night at Empire Lanes.

The Girls Won the match 1746-1206. Alyssa D had a 160,181, and 183 for a 524 series. Emily S had a 121,97,115 for a 333 series in the match. The Boys also won 2857 -2571. Alex H had 243,235,210 for a 688 series. Evan G had a 163,237, 225 for a 625 series Cayden G had a 191, 179, and 172 for a 542 series and Jason B had a 160,184, 198 for a 542 series. The Titans take on Penfield Friday at 4pm at Empire Lanes

Boys Basketball

The Boys beat Gates Chili in their opening game of the season Friday night at 7:15pm.

The boys played at Brighton Wednesday night losing a close one 56-51. SeanL. Had 15 points, 3 assists and 3 charges taken. Sean M. has 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Boston D. added 6 points 4 rebounds and Mitchell H had 4 points and 8 rebounds in the loss. Nex up is Canandaigua at FLCC Friday night.

Girls Basketball

The girls hosted Webster Schroeder Tuesday evening losing 66-34. Mady K had 20 points. Ella W and Maggie S each had 4 points in the loss. Next up for the Lady Titans host Brighton Friday night.


The Wrestlers traveled to Churchville Chili Wednesday to take on the Saints. The Titans lost a close match 36-33. WIns for the titans included Jon S at 160- with a 11-6 decision; Dominic B at 215 with a pin; Cameron G at 110 with a pin; Eric McL at 126 with a pin.

Next up for the Titans is the Hunter Tournament at Penfield this weekend.


The Titans beat Greece Storm Wednesday night 4-1. Goals for the Titans were scored by Harry S. had 2 goals and 2 assists. Ethan S. had 1 goalL 2 assists. Jason T had 1 goal 2 assists, Sam N had one goal. Jackson G had 21 saves in goal. The Titans play Fairport at Thomas Creek Saturday.

Have a great weekend!

Glenn Widor

Webster Thomas High School Principal


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