Have an outstanding break!!

February 15, 2019

Greetings! Another school break is upon us. I hope everyone has a chance to relax and regroup whether you are heading to warmer climates or staying in Webster. If you are staying in Webster, we have some sectional action going on next week with Basketball, hockey, cheerleading and others enter the playoffs.


Enjoy this week's update!

Titan Updates...

Third Annual Shakespeare Competition

If you see Nico Pantojas, please congratulate him on winning the third annual Shakespeare Competition. Nico will represent Webster Thomas High School at the Regional English Speaking Union's competition on March 2.


We'd also like to congratulate Macie Silver, Haley Warren, and Nate Magaw. All of our actors grew as performers and supported each other in true Titan spirit. We are very proud of them all.

Students and the Staff of the Month...

On to States!

Congratulations to Titan Grappler CJ Lee who qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament in Albany. CJ was the recent subject of an interview in the Democrat and Chronicle. Check out the link below to read up on CJ and Coach Cook.
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Webster CSD Hosts NEW Empire Justice Center’s Families of Color Meeting

Webster Central School District (WCSD) is excited to announce the formation of the district’s Families of Color group. This new group is an extension of the established Empire Justice Center’s Families of Color program. The Families of Color group’s mission is to bring together a strong collective of parents, concerned family members, and allies passionate about building a racially- and economically-just community for children in WCSD.


The intent in forming this group is to meet regularly and share insights into our children’s school experiences, provide social support, and establish meaningful connections with one another. In order to ensure this group is welcoming to all families in WCSD, including families of color, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and people of different religious backgrounds, we choose to leave racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other “isms” at the door.


By coming together, the newly formed Families of Color group will form a supportive team that allows us to lean on and learn from each other, and advocate for any changes we want to see in our local schools and community.

The first meeting is Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Webster Town Library’s community room, 980 Ridge Road, Webster, NY. The children's librarians will be planning activities for children during this meeting. If you would like to have your child participate, please email Terry McCarthy, WCSD director of humanities and district liaison to the Families of Color group, at terrance_mccarthy@webstercsd.org to reserve a spot.

We look forward to sharing this group experience with you!

Seniors- The end is near!!

Seniors: It's time to order your cap & gown, graduation announcements and class ring. You can place your order today during lunch.

Extra Information Packets are in the Main Office if you didn't receive one at the meetings on February 8th.

Information can also be found online at Jostens.com

Driver's Ed Information...

Join us for an important conversation...

On February 27th at 7:00 in the Thomas Auditorium, join us for a conversation about mental health awareness. This parent meeting entitled "Talk Saves Lives" will be led by Karen Heisig the Board Chair for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This will be followed by events for staff as well as a student assembly on 3/12 by National Speaker Hekeem Rahim
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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...

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Healthy Peer Relationships

PTSA is kicking off our Healthy Peer Relationships program at both high schools this month with a social media campaign highlighting the positive behaviors that promote healthy relationships. We are focusing on both friendships and dating relationships. Please share our posts: we are @WTHSPTSA on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.


Here are a couple of tips we found to help kids navigate their relationships:

  • Kids may not talk to their parents about problems with friends or dating partners because they don’t want us to have a negative opinion of the people they care about. To foster open communication, we should try not to put down their friends or dating partners, even when problems arise.
  • When they share something, believe them, take them seriously, be supportive and understanding.
  • Avoid telling them what to do.

You can learn more about the warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships at loveisrespect.org. Contact the Safe School Helpline (anonymous) if you have a concern about the health or safety of any student by dialing 1-800-418-6423 ext. 359.

We hope to help all our students develop respectful and positive relationships that will support them now and into their adult lives.

From the Counseling Center...

Attention Seniors: The common application for senior awards is now available in the Counseling Center. These awards are sponsored by the community. The completed application is due back to the Counseling Center not later than Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:30pm.


Attention Juniors: There is a common application available for junior college awards. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. A few of the colleges on the application include: Clarkson, Keuka, RIT, RPI, and U of R. Completed applications are due back to the Counseling Center by Friday, March 15th.


Attention Sophomores: The PreACT is a practice ACT exam that Thomas is offering on Saturday, March 16th from 7:30-11:30.. The cost is $13.00 by check only made out to WTHS, PreACT. Registration forms are available in the Counseling Center and are due back by Tuesday, March 12th.


The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy is designed to give teens an introduction to law enforcement training. The training includes classroom instruction, role-playing and rigorous physical fitness. The academy runs for a week in the summer. If you would like to apply, please pick up your application in the Counseling Center. If selected, you will to through the interview process. Applications are due back to the Counseling Center by March 8th.


The ASVAB Exam is free to high school students. The ASVAB is a multi aptitude exam for high school students that helps align your skills with our interests. This exam may help you explore future career goals regardless of your plans after high. This is a free exam being held at Thomas on Saturday, March 30th @ 8:00am. Registration forms are available in the Counseling Center.

From the Athletic Office...

Sectional season is upon us. Many sectional games next week and week after during the break.


Cheerleading

The Thomas Cheer Team’s next competition is the Winter Sectionals at RIT Saturday, February 23rd.


Bowling

The high school regular bowling season has ended. The Thomas bowling teams are headed to the Sectionals. The Thomas boy's team, in a rebuilding year, did well finishing third in division 2. The boys finished with a record, just over 500, winning 8 of their 15 matches. Dale Gardner lead the team with a 200 average.Jack Fulton finished 186, Daniel Goel 177, Brady 174 Alex Hussar 153, Johnny Quinn and Evan Schreiber (both new to bowling) finished with averages over 100.


The Girl's team finished in first place having won all 15 matches and only lost 2 games during the regular season. Cassidy Potter finished with an average of 205 and Cassidy Anschutz finished with an average of 201. Mikah McDonnell, averaged 175, Alyssa Dudkiewicz 168, Caitlyn Anschutz 163 and Sabrina Menough finished at 115. Sectionals for Bowling are next Tuesday February 26th for boys and Wednesday the 27th for the Girls.


Nordic Ski

Sectionals at Bristol Mt. Monday February 11th


Alpine Ski

Alpine Ski sectionals were held this week. Junior Christine Wolford finished in 7th place with a time of 1:25.49


Boys Basketball

The Boys played Gates Tuesday night and took the game to OT with a 3 pointer by Garrett Reeves. The team played hard through the OT losing to the Spartans by 1 point 88-87. Andrew Mason Had 36 points and 8 rebounds. Dannie Palmer had 21 points and 5 rebounds. The boys played at Spencerport Thursday night and won 45-34.Tyler Williams led the way with 15 points. Andrew Mason had 10 points and Dannie Palmer ended with 8 points on the night. The Boys are 6 sed for Sectionals and will host Victor next Tuesday February 19th at 7pm.


Girls Basketball

The Girls were at Gates-Chili Monday evening to take on the Spartans. They won 69-62. They are now 12-6 on the season. Ashley Shenkel had 26 points, Taylor Lockwood had 22 points and Abby Roetker had 8 points and 8 rebounds on the night. The Girls took on the Rangers from Spencerport Wednesday night. It was Senior night for the Girls. They came away with a 66-25 win. Ashley Shenkel led the way with 20 points, Taylor Lockwood had 15 points and Audrey Mack had 11 points in the win.


Sectionals will be this Saturday February 16th at Thomas vs. Rush Henrietta 5pm tip off.


Wrestling

CJ Lee qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament which will be held in Albany, NY February 22nd and 23rd.


Hockey

The team tied 2-2 against Victor on Friday night at the Rochester Ice Complex. Goals were scored by and Zack Wolfe. The Titans are the Top seed in Sectionals with their record of and power seeding. The Team advanced to the Sectional Quarter Finals on Thursday with a 10-0 win over Brockport. Goals were scored by Liam Forsythe, Kevin Gabalski (2), Reed Currie, Kevin Gabowski (2), Cullen Hennessy(2), Lyam Mayer(2), Zack Wolfe, Tegan Spang,


The quarterfinals will be played at the Polisseni Center on the campus of RIT. The Titans will play Irondequoit. The puck drops at 6pm.

Have a restful winter break!!

Glenn Widor

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