A Month of Music

November 30, 2018

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving filled with good times with family and friends. We are quickly back into the swing of things at Thomas High School with a slew of holiday fundraisers listed in this week's news. We are also approaching the winter concert series which begin this week. Stop over to the high school for one of these amazing performances.

Wednesday, December 5- 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 10- 7:00 pm

Monday, December 17- 7:00 pm

Speaking of our music program, we recently learned of some amazing accolades for some of our music students who have been selected for the Sr. High Area All State ensembles. Congratulations to these hard working students and their dedicated teachers: Mrs. Freeberg, Mrs. Nitsch, Mr. Piazza, Mr. Van Horn and Mrs. D'Angelo.

Orchestra Students

Wind Ensemble Students

Women's Choir

Mixed Choir

Titan Updates...

Scholar athlete of the week- Titan Sarah Petz

Congratulations to Titan Sarah Petz who was recently featured on Channel 10 as their Scholar athlete of the week. Sarah is an outstanding student athlete who excels in volleyball and lacrosse while attending the rigorous New Visions medical program. Here is a link to the news feature:
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Help support children and families in need!

Students of the National Honor Society are running a Toys for Tots toy drive which is run by the Marine Corps. For this toy drive we are asking people to bring in NEW and unwrapped toys that will later be donated to children for the holidays. The students are also running a clothing drive to help sponsor families through Western New York Heroes. All clothes donated must be NEW and UNUSED! All items do not have to be expensive but they do have to be new, so unfortunately this means nothing from Savers or Goodwill. Both drives will run from Nov 28th-Dec 14th and there will be boxes in the main office and the blue and gold house offices. We hope that you can donate to help make a child’s Christmas better!
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Connection Cards are back!

We're looking for some helpers to host Connection Cards at upcoming concerts. These cards allow families and loved ones to send a note of encouragement, support, or congratulations to Thomas students (cards are delivered during school in the following days). PTSA is sponsoring this quick and easy opportunity to say those words we sometimes forget in the rush of busy days. See the sign up page here:

Friday 11/30 is the LAST DAY for a chance to WIN BIG when you join PTSA!

We are wrapping up our fall membership campaign with our biggest prize worth $1,248: a free 1-year Family Membership to the YMCA! All PTSA members who join by 11/30 will be included in the 12/1 drawing (if a student member wins, they will need parent permission to accept the prize). This is a big prize pulled from a small pool of about 1,300 members, so your have a great chance! Join today at: websterptsa.org/membership

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LOTE Honor Society Deadline Approaching

Juniors and Seniors that received a letter in the mail, please don't forget that the LOTE Honor Society Applications and points are due by Monday, December 3rd by midnight. The code to join the Google Classroom again is: lkx60t If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Jurs in room 224 or by email by Friday!

Driver's Education Classes Forming

Registration for Winter Driver's Education will take place December 4 for seniors and juniors and December 5 for sophomores from 2:30 - 6 pm at the Webster Aquatic Center.

Forms, dates and times of the lessons are available on the schools website under departments, community education and driver's ed. Lessons and lectures are held at both Thomas and Schroeder high schools.

Driving and lectures will begin the week of January 7 and end mid March.

SPARX FUNdrive!!

I am working with the donorship and marketing sub-team for SparX robotics and I was able to schedule a FUNdrive with Saver's and was wondering if you would be able to put it into the weekly newsletter this week?

This is also an environmentally friendly project as we send on average 10.5 million tons of clothing to landfills a year, while taking over 700 gallons of water to make one new cotton shirt, as well as the average person throwing away 81 lbs of clothing a year when 95% could be recycled (Saver's Powerpoint).

In case the links do not work, the donation drive is on December 15th from 12-2pm at Saver's 980 Ridge Rd in Webster. SparX students will be in red if the weather promotes it, and all donations are tax write offs in which we will be providing receipts to do so.

This is the link for anyone to go to pledge for a number of bags they are willing to donate to help us reach our goal:

This is the link for the poster/flyer showing what items they will take (soft goods are the main target, with a $0.20/lb profit):

Awesome Art Work Gives Patients a Room with a View

Thanks to Titan Art Teacher Todd Stahl who arranged a unique art experience for his students. Check out this story from Channel 13 to see what these students created:
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Webster Thomas Football Program hosted its 3rd Annual Alumni Turkey Bowl. Over 45 players returned to Webster Thomas stadium to lace up their cleats again in the flag football tournament on Saturday morning after Thanksgiving. "it is great to see our alumni back in action and reconnect with them", said Head Coach Scott Deuschle. We are already looking forward to next Thanksgiving!
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Titan Hockey This Weekend

It will be Webster V Webster this Saturday at 5pm at the Webster Ice Rink. The game is a fundraiser in support of NAMI – the National Alliance for Mental Illness. We will be selling raffle tickets, 50/50 tickets and having some break entertainment, all in the spirit of raising awareness and funds to support this organization. And, of course, there will be some great hockey!

I hope to see you there in support of our One Webster teams while we work to give a little back to the community!!

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Attention Seniors: Can you speak, read, write, and listen in a language other than English? The Seal of Biliteracy may be for you. If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to apply, please join the Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom where you will find additional information and resources. The code is jww5lv All applications are due by December 12, 2018.

From the Counseling Center...


On Monday 11/19 our Webster Thomas Titan Bowlers took on West Irondequoit at AMF Empire lanes. The boys lost all 3 games and totals while the girls won all 3 games and totals. The Bowling teams had their second matches of the season against Brighton Wednesday. The Girl's team won all three games and the match Record to date 10-0 (points) 2-0 (matches) The boy's teams lost all three games. Record to date 0-10 (points) 0-2 (matches)

Boys Basketball

First competition Friday at Eastridge Tournament


Pal Mac Tournament this weekend


Hockey is now 1-1 on season. They lost to Victor at RIT last Saturday 5-3. They picked up their first win of the season 6-2 vs Brighton Wednesday night. Goals scored by Dan Coffed, Spencer Nuccitelli with 2, Reid Curry, Teagan Spang and Tommy Amen.

Have a great weekend!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal


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