A Week of Bricks!!!

March 1, 2019

We are going to start this week's newsletter with athletics! It has been a great week for our scholar athletes with teams and individuals still competing and moving on to their state tournaments. Here are some highlights from the week!

Bowling takes home Section V Brick!

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Section V bowling Sectionals were held at AMF Gates Lanes on February 26th and 27th. Webster Thomas competed in A Division.

The girls team competed on the 27th and finished in first place, taking home the Division A trophy and individual metals and patches. Team Captain Cassidy Anschutz lead the team scoring with a 213 average over the six games. Cassidy Potter averaged 196, Mikah McDonnell, Alissa Dudkiewicz and Caitlyn Anschutz all averaged over 160.

Cassidy Anschutz was also named to the All Tournament Team. Both Cassidy Anschutz and Cassidy Potter will be competing on the Section V Composite Team at the States March 9th in Syracuse. Both girls earned their way onto the composite team for their 200 plus averages during the regular season.

The boys competed on the 26th and finished in eighth place. Jack Fulton averaged 181, Brady Zenns and Alex Hussar both finished with a 180 average over the six game tournament. Evan Schreiber had his season high game of 172

Photo, from left to right, Alyssa Dudkiewicz, Caitlyn Anschutz, Cassidy Anschutz, Mikah Mc Donnell, Cassidy Potter, Sabrina Menough. Coaches Chris Searchfield and Rick Croce in the back.

Hockey Moving on to States!

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The Hockey team won the Sectional Final Tuesday Night with a 5-2 victory over second seeded Spencerport. Goals were scored by Zack Wolfe (2), Cade Spencer, Kevin Gabalski, and Spencer Nuccitelli. Cody Roagieux was named Defensive Player of the Game and Zack Wolfe was named game MVP. The team travels to Section 10, up North to take on Norwood Norfolk this Saturday 3/2 for a State Regional.

Devin Mulcahy named Thomas Nichols Scholarship recipient!

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This award is given to the player who's work ethic, character and determination exudes excellence!

Cheerleading at RIT for States

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The Thomas Cheer Team Qualified for the State Cheer Competition being held Saturday 3/2 on the Campus of RIT. They finished second to Fairport in the Coed Large School Division on Saturday 2/23 which Qualified them for States. They will be competing this Saturday 3/2 at RIT in the State Tournament at 12:00.

Indoor Track Athletes Continue to Dominate!

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Hardy, Dean and Smith

Indoor Track

State qualifiers were held over the break and three of our Track and Field Athletes qualified for the States this coming weekend.

Girls 4x800 relay: Elena Ziskind, Katherine Peterson, Lia Kowlaski and Haley Brennan- Class A champs

Monique Hardy- shot put and weight throw Class A Champion in both. She set a school record at sectionals in shot put with a 41 foot throw. At State Qualifier she won both events and will continue onto the state meet in Staten Island. She re-broke her shot put record with a 41'11.5" throw.

Sean Smith- Class A champion in the weight throw, 2nd in the shot put. Set a school record in the weight throw at 62' and then re-broke that at State Qualifiers where he finished 1st with a throw of 66'.75".

Jonah Dean- Finished 3rd at Sectionals and then 3rd at State Qualifiers where he placed high enough and ran a state qualifying time to advance to the state meet.

Monique and Sean will compete then at Nationals in their events and Jonah will compete in the 200m.

...and in the pool!

Congratulations to Griffin Witte, Adam Sokoloski, Matt DelGrego and Daniel Rusotti who are off to the State Tourney this week!

Here's the rest of the week's athletic news:

Alpine Ski

Chrissy Wolford was the top female finisher for Webster. She finished 7th in class A Alpine Ski Sectionals with a time of 1:25.49 (7)


CJ Lee Wrestled in the the State Wrestling Tournament which will was held in Albany NY February 22nd and 23rd. He went. Please add that CJ Lee went 1-2 at the States Losing his third match 4-3 in the final seconds. What an outstanding Westling career for CJ

Titan Updates...

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Howard Hanson Certificate of Merit

Congratulations to Joseph Saber who recently qualified for the Howard Hanson Certificate for Merit. This award is given annually by the Rochester Piano Teacher's Guild to High School seniors for excellence in piano performance.

Joseph will perform a recital on Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 pm in the Wilmot Recital Hall at Nazareth College.

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All County Jazz

If you see Alex Coulombe congratulate him on being chosen to perform at this weekends Monroe County, All-County Jazz Festival at Spencerport HS. Please excuse him from classes tomorrow at 12:30. If you want to hear some REALLY good Jazz the concert is Saturday at 2:30pm.

Way to go Alex!

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Webster Programmers Rock!

Saturday 2/23, Webster students competed in the first annual girls programming contest at Cornell university. Schroeder student Allison Lisciandro's team finished in second place and Thomas student Alessandra Visca's team finished in third place.

The contest is an educational event open to all high school girls. The contest lasted for two hours and featured a collection of problems ranging from very easy to medium hard.

Problems consisted of determining quadrants of points, a word game to teach children about division, analyzing the lines for free food, playing Simon says, researching tree rings, teach discipline through Game of Throwns, moving a robot on a grid, and avoiding detention by telling the truth to Professor Umbridge.

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Celebrate World Language next week!!!

Sign up for a cultural learning session through the World Language Department!

Mexican Food Culture: Join a Wegman's Chef to learn about food in Mexico. Samples provided! Thursday 3/7 Block 5: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ca9ab2fa5fe3-mexican

The Language of Music: Ever wonder what popular music sounds like in Tanzania? How about Brazil, Australia, Mongolia, or Iraq?Come explore music from around the world while putting your global awareness to the test. This is guaranteed to be an ear-opening experience!

Thursday 3/7 Block 3: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ca9ab2fa5fe3-thelanguage

What is it like to study abroad? Join former student, Isabelle Cirulli, as she shares her experiences studying abroad for a semester in Costa Rica! She will share photos, stories and answer any questions you have about what it's like to study abroad in college!

Monday 3/4 Block 5: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ca9ab2fa5fe3-what

Foreign Language in Engineering: Join Timothy Doores as he shares how his journey taking French and studying abroad has led to and helped in his career field of Engineering. He will also share his experiences with language through travel and in the workplace via communication with partner companies.

Friday 3/8 Blocks 4A, 4B and 6A


French Crepes: Join Miss Doores as she shares the French culture through food! Crepes will be provided!

Friday 3/8 Blocks 5A and 5B


Latin Dance: Join Mr. & Mrs. Rodriguez as they teach some Salsa & Merengue!

Friday 3/8 Block 6


Study Abroad through Rotary while in High School: Join Mark Wyse, a representative for Rotary who will share opportunities for HS students to study abroad during the school year and/or summer!

Date and Link TBD

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Thomas High School will present Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella March 28-30. Buy your tickets today at the link below!

Wednesday, March 27 we are opening our final dress rehearsal to WCSD staff and their kids. This special performance starts at 6:00 and is half price. Attached is information on how to purchase tickets.

Also...on Saturday, March 23 we are hosting a Breakfast with Cinderella. Bring your kids to meet Cinderella and a couple other of your favorite characters. Visit the website for information and to make your reservations!

You can also sponsor the musical and/or submit a one-liner supporting one (or more) or your students. Forms are attached.

Finally, attached is a list of the cast and orchestra. Check out which of your current and/or past students are involved in this fun production!

Thank you in advance for your support of the Thomas High School production of Cinderella!

AFSP Presentation this week was outstanding!!

On Wednesday, we had a parent presentation by Karen Heisig who is the Board Chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Despite the lousy weather and driving conditions, we had about 60 parents attend. I found it to be one of the best presentations I have seen on the topic. Below is a link to some useful information for parents around mental health issues. Please check it out and call your school counselor if there is anyway that we can help.

This is all in preparation for the student assembly on 3/12 at 9:30 by national speaker Hakeem Rahim. This assembly will be open for students to elect to attend.Here is a link to his website which includes some videos and a TED talk by the speaker: http://hakeemrahim.com/

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Update from the Future Business Leaders of America...

Hey Seniors!!!

There are about 6 weeks left to register to win a FREE CAR!!!! Go to the link below to sign up. Each Webster Senior can register up to 9 times.
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Winter drivers ed

Webster Drivers Education - Spring Session 2019
Registration will be held from 2:30 - 6 pm at the Webster Aquatic Center, 875 Ridge Road
Tuesday, March 5 for seniors and juniors
Wednesday, March 6 for sophomores

Forms and dates and times for lectures and driving can be found on the community education page of the Webster schools website. I

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Save the date! Please join us for Community Arts Day

Save the date! Please join us for Community Arts Day on Saturday April 6th from 10AM -4 PM at Webster Schroeder High School! An event for all ages, showcasing student artwork, musical performances, community groups, arts and crafts vendors, kids craft stations, the YMCA carnival, Webster’s Got Talent Show, breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweet treats!

Volunteer opportunities will be available soon!

All of the funds raised from this event go back to Webster’s 11 schools for arts education.

See you at Community Arts Day!

Here is a link to chip in and volunteer...

Counseling Center News!

College Night hosted at Schroeder HS - March 6th @ 6:00pm

Join the One Webster Counseling Team in the Schroeder Auditorium on the evening of

March 6th as they host representatives from St. John Fisher College and SUNY Brockport to discuss the college admission process.

Spring College Visits - there are colleges visiting your school in the next month. Sign up to meet with college representatives in your naviance account. If you are unsure or cannot access your account, please stop down to the Counseling Center. https://student.naviance.com/wths

Teen Police Academy - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department runs a week long teen police academy over the summer. If you are interested in applying to be a candidate, please stop in the Counseling Center for a application. There will be an interview process for selected candidates. Deadline to hand in the application to the Counseling Center is Friday, March 8th.

Juniors - SAT information for Saturday, March 9th - If you are taking the SAT on Saturday, March 10th, please arrive to Thomas by 7:30. Staff will be on hand to direct you. Please bring a picture ID, your registration ticket, (you will not be admitted without an proper ID and your registration ticket) #2 wood pencils, a snack and an approved calculator, which can be found at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests/taking-the-test/calculator-policy

Juniors - awards are available for the following colleges: Clarkson, Dartmouth, Elmira, Furman, Keuka, RIT, St. Lawrence, U of R, Wells and the University of Albany. If you would like to self-nominate for any of these awards, please stop down to the Counseling Center and pick up an application. Applications are due back to the Counseling Center no later than Thursday, March 15th.

Sophomores - The PreACT is a practice ACT exam that we offer sophomores in the spring. The exam is held here at Thomas on Saturday, March 16th from 7:30-11:30. The cost is $13.00 by check payable to WTHS. Registration forms are available in the Counseling Center and are due back by Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Juniors - The Rochester National College Fair is being held on Sunday, March 17th from 1:00-3:00 at the Riverside Convention Center. For more information visit www.CollegeFairGuide.com

Juniors - University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics summer program

Students with strong math and science skills are encouraged to apply. Applications for juniors interested in this summer program are available at the following website www.lle.rochester.edu Deadline to apply is March 18th.

Seniors - The Common Application for Senior Awards is available in the Counseling Center. These awards are given out at the Senior Award Night in June. All applications are due in the Counseling Center no later than 2:30 on Friday, March 29, 2019.

Sophomores & Juniors - The ASVAB exam is a multi aptitude exam for high school students that helps align your skills with your interests. This exam may help you explore future career goals regardless of your plans after high school. This free exam will be held at Thomas on March 30, 2019

Sophomore & Juniors - University of Rochester Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences - Photon Camp - Photon Camp is a FREE one week program where you may explore the growing field of optics and optical engineering. This is for students with a strong background in math and must have had physics. Applications may be found at http://www.hajim.rochester.edu/optics/about/photon-camp.html

Deadline to apply is May 24, 2019.

Rochester General Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. To apply go to www.RochesterRegional.org/makeadifference.

University of Rochester Pre-College Programs - University of Rochester offers a variety of summer opportunities for high school students. Visit www.enrollment.rochester.edu/precollege

for more information.

Enjoy the weekend!!

Glenn Widor


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