Homecoming 2018 Preview

September 28, 2018

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 Monday:

Wednesday Night we will have hall decorating so please encourage your students to pitch in and help out. On Thursday 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? No worries come out on Thursday for a movie in the courtyard!!

We have a Superintendent's Day scheduled for Friday so there will not be school. However, we are having a Food Truck Rodeo next to the stadium prior to the Homecoming Football game on Friday night. 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!!

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Homecoming 2018 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

Monday- That’s Amore- each item of traditional italian food equals 2 items.

Tuesday-Taco Tuesday - Any item that would be served at a Mexican restaurant or meal counts as 3 items.

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

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


Titan Updates

National Merit Scholarship Commended Students

Each year over 1.5 million high school juniors take the PSAT exam. This practice exam prepares them for the SAT as well as qualifies them for the National Merit Scholarship program. I am proud to announce that 6 of our seniors this year qualified for Commended Status in the National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to the following Students:

NYSSMA Students Announced

Congratulations to the following Titan Musicians who were selected as participants and/ or alternates for the 2018 NYSSMA All State Conference which will be held November 29 thru December 2 in downtown Rochester. These students were among thousands who auditioned last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. Great work Titans!!

Urban- Suburban Kick-off with the Titans

Thank you to Webster's Urban Suburban Parent Representative Cheryl Cox- Poole who helped organize the Thomas squad for last evening's kick-off pep rally at Eastridge High School. Our cheerleaders led Webster to be recognized for 1st place in the most school spirit category. Enjoy the photos from the evening.
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Fundraisers coming up...

Titan Tuesday’s are at Bill Gray’s On Hard Rd. Its Great Plate Night! Please support the Thomas Titan Teams on Tuesday’s in September and October. Present a copy of this flyer to the cashier and 15% of your purchase is donated to the Titan Football teams. Copies are available from team members, the main office,or print from the electronic newsletter. See you at Bill Gray’s. Thanks for supporting Webster Titans Football !
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From the Counseling Center

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Financial Aid Evening - Thursday, October 11th @ 6:00pm

in the Schroeder HS Auditorium

Our guest speaker, Nancy VanZetta, has 40 years of experience in the Financial Aid field. She will discuss the financial aid process including a review of online forms, financial aid terminology, and the timeline for applying for FASFA. At the end of her presentation she will take your questions.

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors – RAC - the Rochester Area Colleges are on campus next week. Please sign up to visit these colleges in your naviance account. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to speak with college reps. You may sign up to attend these college visits through your Naviance account. If you are having a problem logging into your account, please stop down to the counseling center so we may re-set it.

JuniorsThe PSAT is a practice SAT exam that is offered to the junior class on Saturday, October 13th from 7:30am-11:30. PSAT registration runs through Tuesday, October 9th. The cost is $16.00 payable by check only to WTHS PSAT. You may pick up your registration form and practice booklet in the Counseling Center.

Juniors: be on the lookout for junior field trips to area colleges…..please listen to the morning show for more information as it becomes available next week.

ASVAB is a FREE multi aptitude exam for high school students that helps align your skills with your interests. This free exam may help you explore future career goals regardless of your post high school plans. This exam is being offered on Saturday, October 20th at 8:00am. Please pick up your registration form in the Counseling Center.

Sophomores - Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY)

Would you like to experience 3 days of fun, interactive leadership training?

Would you like to experience what life is like on a college campus?

Would you like to discover how your leadership can lead to social change?

If you answered yes to any of these questions please consider attending an informational meeting to learn more about the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Training to be held this coming June at the University of Rochester. To sign up for the informational meeting, see Mrs. Marcello in the Counseling Center.

Seniors - Check your school email for you one-on-one appointment with your School Counselor and/or to meet with college representatives. Please be aware of your college deadlines. We need your gold sheets 10 school days before your college deadline!! When school is out we are not here either so those days don’t figure in the 10 day count.

Parent Evenings this past week:

In case you were unable to join us for our parent nights this week, you may view the powerpoint presentations at the links below. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Counseling Center at 670-0811.

Link to the Senior Presentation...

Link to the Junior Presentation...

From the World of Titan Sports....

Cross Country

Cross Country ran at Parma Park Tuesday. The Girls team went 3-0 over all competitors in this competition.

Field Hockey

Our Field Hockey team beat perenniall power Pittsford Mendon for the first time in school history 2-1 in OT. Jordan Peak scored the winning goal 3 minutes into OT. Field hockey chalked up another win Wednesday at Gates Chili. They beat the Spartans 9-0. Goals were scored by Lily Coleman with 3, Jordan Peake with 2, Holly Czaszer with 2, Tori Vahl with 1 and Anna Mascho with 1. Abby Suhr recorded her 6th shut out of the season.


Football lost a tough game at Canandaigua last Saturday. The final score was 38-7. The road does not get any easier this week as they travel to Fairport to take on the top ranked Red Raiders.

Girls Golf

The Girls beat both Penfield and Harley Allendale Columbia on Monday at Eagle Vale

Webster 45.5 Penfield 32.5

Webster 51.5 H-A-C 26.

Mikah McDonnell was the Medalist she shot a 1 under 32.Other top scores included:

Emma Hetrick shot 42 and Ava LaBelle shot 44

The Girls also beat Spencerport on Thursday at Mill Creek (par 36)

Webster 46.5 Spencerport 31.5

Again Mikah MccDonnell was the Medalist this time shooting a one over 37. Other top scores for Webster for this match were

Emma Hetrick with a 45 and Ava LaBelle with a 48

Webster is now 12-3 for the season.

Boys Soccer

Boys lost in sudden victory OT to state ranked Churchville Chili Tuesday night. Zach Wolfe tallied the goal for the Titans in the loss. The boys took on Canandaigua Thursday at home. It was a 0-0 tie at the end of regulation. Zach Wolfe netted the “golden goal” in OT with a chip over the goalkeeper and a win for the Titans.

Girls Soccer

The girls lost in OT Wednesday night at Churchville Chili. By a score of 1-0. They next take on Canandaigua.

Girls Tennis

The girls finished a match on Saturday September 22nd which had started on August 29th and was suspended due to rain. Winners for the match included :

Catherine Gamble winning 1st singles 6-1, 6-1

Stephanie Romero winning 2nd singles 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Alexa Monrad winning 3rd singles 6-0, 6-1

4S: Julia Kokkoris winning 4 singles 6-0, 6-1

The second doubles team of Amanda Longhenry & Amanda Longhenry winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-2

Girls Swimming

The Girls Swim Team swam against per annual power Pittsford Tuesday night. The team lost the meet but the swimmers in the 400 freestyle relay swam a NYS cut time in their race. Dana Witte,Allison, Broccolo, Lauren, Schriener and Sokolowski were all part of the relay team.

Last Night the Girls won a close meet with Fairport 98-88. All swimmers contributed to the victory. Top finishers in the meet included: Allison Broccolo in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly, Suzanne Sokolowski in the 200 Individual Medley and 500 freestyle, Dana Witte in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Lauren Schreiner in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle, Becca Barnes in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, and Zoe Masters in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Great team effort!

Boys Volleyball

Webster boys volleyball beat Rush-Henrietta Wednesday at Henrietta, winning in four sets. Jack Willard led the offense with 16 kills, with Sam DeGrace put away 7 attacks from the outside. Defensively, Caden Hann led the boys with five blocks while Allister Spiegel, Evan Ziegelhofer, and Nate Cleary contributed three blocks apiece. Mike Wyant had a team-high 13 digs. Webster returns to action at Penfield Monday, before a big home match against Victor in the Schroeder gym Wednesday night.

Girls Volleyball

The girls lost to top ranked Victor Tuesday night, 11-25, 14-24, 21-25

Abby Roetker had 2 kills and 6 digs

Sarah Petz had 2 kills and 15 digs

Julia Yakowyna had 8 digs

The girls beat Greece Olympia Thursday 25-15, 25-12, 25-8.

Audrey Mack had 3 aces and 5 kills

Emily Presutti had 6 aces, 4 kills and 5 digs

Jenna Villa had 5 digs

Have a great weekend!!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

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