A Wintery Surprise!

November 8 ,2019

Brrrrr! Welcome to a chilly Friday in Webster, New York. Students were moving a little quicker this morning as they go off the bus and into school. There are so many great things going on at our school over the coming weeks. The fall drama Twelfth Night is in the final stages of production and go live just prior to Thanksgiving on 11/21-11/23. The set which was built by our Geotech class is amazing!! We also have our annual Night of 1,000 Men Concert on 11/25. This is always a crowd favorite so mark it on your calendars.

The 1st marking period ends today and teachers will be finalizing grades for the quarter over the next few days. Just a reminder that we will not be mailing home report cards unless there are multiple class failures. There are directions below to assist you in printing if you wish to save it for prosperity or display it on the fridge.

Twelfth Night

Webster Thomas High School proudly presents Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare. Performances run NOVEMBER 21ST-23RD at 7:30 p.m. nightly. General admission tickets cost $8.

Titan Updates....

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Thomas High School- A Top STEM School in the USA!

I am pleased to announce that Thomas has been selected one of Newsweek’s Top 5,000 STEM High Schools for 2020. To recognize America’s Best High Schools in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, Newsweek has partnered with STEM.org to rank the Top 5,000. This honor recognizes schools that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.

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Best Buddies Gala 2019

Congratulations to Titan 10th grader Lilli Tuchrello who was recognized for her fundraising efforts at last night's Best Buddies Gala. Through her efforts, Lilli was the highest teen fundraiser raising $7,600 and the 3rd highest fundraiser overall in Western New York. What a great night last night for Lilli and her Best Buddies!

Best Buddies is a club offered through at Thomas. If you are interested in joining, see Mrs. Green in room 147.

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All-Nationals Music Conference in Orlando

Congratulations to Titans Annalise DePaull and Nathaniel Peets who are representing New York State at the NAfME All-Nationals Music Conference held in Orlando, Florida this weekend. They are 2 of 18 student musicians chosen from NY to sing in the mixed choir. Enjoy the sunshine!!

Math League Update

Webster Thomas' Math League continued their mathematical season last night scoring 90 points and coming in 3rd place for their Division!!! Leading the way for the Titans was Molly Veerkamp and Laura Witt scoring 12 points respectively. Great job all mathletes!!!

Staff Honored!

Congratualtions to our custodial staff who were honored yesterday with the Thomas Bowl for the month of November. This tradition dates back to the opening of Thomas in 2001 and has been passed along each month to deserving staff members. Congratulations Mark, Danny and Leslie and thanks for your hard work every day at Thomas HS.

Senior Parents!!! Here is your chance to put a baby ad in the yearbook!

Submissions are due December 6th!!
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Create your ad here:

Reminder from the School Nurse...

Influenza (the flu) is usually in season from October through March. Remember it is easily transmitted through the air (ie sneezing) & close personal contact. Cold & flu viruses can linger on doorknobs, telephone receivers and other surfaces. It is important to wash your hands frequently & try to avoid rubbing your eyes & nose or putting your hands around your mouth.

Regarding colds/flu here are some guidelines to use in determining whether your child should stay at home:

-Fever greater than 100.4 orally.

-Child is too ill, sleepy or lethargic to sit all day in school.

-Severe headache, especially if accompanied by a fever (contact your healthcare provider).

-Severe sore throat, with fever or lethargy, lasting longer than 48 hours (contact healthcare provider). Reminder: If your child has had a throat culture for strep, he/she may NOT be in school until the results are known.

If your child is diagnosed with STREP he/she MUST be on antibiotics 24 hours before returning to school.

Interested in EMCC?

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.

5 Hour Course Coming Up

The 5-hour driving class will be held Tuesday, November 12th at Schroeder High School, Room E3; 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.

Interested in achieving the Seal of Biliteracy

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What student would not want this gift basket? It includes an AMC gift card too. Just $5.00 will buy you a PTSA membership and a chance to win this. But, you must purchase a membership by NOVEMBER 14TH. Find the teacher hosting the basket in their room this week.

All current PTSA members will also be eligible to win a family membership to the YMCA. This drawing will be held on DECEMBER 1ST.

PTSA is active in the building! Get involved!

1) Another Titan wear sale will run online November 8th-18th. We are pleased to announce the debut of the female titan.

2) PTSA memberships may be purchased any time, however, please purchase by November 30th if you want a chance to win a YMCA family membership.

3) The student membership drive ends November 14th. Remind your children to find the teacher hosting the candy bucket and purchase their membership for $5.00.

Click here to browse and shop for Titan Gear:

Click here to purchase memberships:

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Here are directions for printing quarter one report cards

Here are some directions to print report cards at home if you are interested in having a hard copy for the fridge or to show to relatives on Thanksgiving.

After selecting the student's name in the portal, click on reports

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Next, select the report you would like to run...

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Then click the print icon in the upper right corner

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Display as you wish!

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Registration for Winter Drivers Ed 2020

December 3, 3:30 - 6:30 pm for current seniors and juniors
December 4, 3:30 - 6:30 pm for current sophomores
Registration takes place at the Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Road, on a first come, first serve basis. Registration Forms will be available on this page in November.

Walk-In registrations for Driver's Education will be accepted at the Webster Community Programs Service Desk located in the Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Road, on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in at the desk to get a number. The number is your place in line to register for drivers education. Please contact 670-1087 with questions re registration.

Visit this link for forms and dates and times for classes

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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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 long weekend (and remember why you have it!)

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

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