Happy Halloween!

November 2, 2018

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Happy Halloween from the spooky halls of Thomas High School!! This year it seems like the adults in the building had more fun than the students with dressing up for Halloween. The admin team dressed as Garden Gnomes sitting on mushrooms. There were lots of smiles and strange looks as students entered from the morning bus ride.


I hope everyone has a great weekend. The marking period ends on Wednesday, November 7 and winter sports will be starting up soon! Where does the time go?

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Thomas Cheer: Section V Champs!!

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Congratulations to the Thomas Cheerleading Squad who captured the Section V Championship in the Co-ed division last weekend. Also congratulations to Coach Byum on being named Coach of the Year for the 2nd consecutive season. Here is a link to the story from last week's Democrat and Chronicle:

Titan Updates...

Staff and students of the month...

Jr. High Area All State Ensembles Announced

We are pleased to announce the following students that have been accepted into Jr. High Area All State Ensembles for this year. Please excuse them on Friday, November 2 at 12:10 to allow them to catch their bus to rehearsal. They will be responsible for any missed assignments during their absence.

LOTE Honor Society Information

There will be a meeting next Tuesday, November 6th in the South Cafe at 2:30 for any Juniors interested in learning about the World Language/LOTE Honor Society. This will also be a meeting for existing Senior members if they have any questions about their points or how to maintain their membership. If you can't attend and would like to know more, please contact Mrs. Jurs or stop down to see her in room 224. Thank you!

HOBY Leadership Training Looking for Applications.

Attention Sophomores - 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 (HOBY) 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.

CARE Club is Open for Volunteers!

Are you looking for service hours?

Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Stop down to the CARE room. The CARE room is open daily blocks 4 through 6 and is located next to the West Cafe.

Our current service project is making cards to thank Veterans in our community. Stop in and make a card! Bring a friend!

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Winter's Driver's Education

Winter Drivers Ed Registration will take place at the Webster Aquatic Center, 2:30 - 6 pm

December 4 for Juniors and Seniors

December 5 for sophomores


Program dates are January 4 - March 13 for classes held at Schroeder.

Program dates are January 3 - March 13 for classes held at Thomas.

The cost is $580.

For more information, including lecture and driving dates and to print out the forms needed for registration, please visit:

Morning Drop-Off Concern- A Mother's Point of View

The morning drop off time often turns Publisher's Parkway into a parking lot. We have spoken to town and county officials and there are not a lot of options we can do to help alleviate this as a school. The congestion sometimes leads parents to drop off on the road side and have their children cross very busy and congested streets to get to school. Recently, I received a plea from a parent and have their permission to print it here for your consideration.

Hi Mr. Widor,

I writing you in regards to an ongoing issue I see with the morning drop off that I have observed to be worse this year then years past. The problem is with parents stopping on Publishers and/or Five Mile to let their kids off so they don’t have to go through the line of cars and the parking lot routine. In the past few days I have experienced two particular incidents, one of which happened this morning that was quite troublesome for me.

  • Yesterday after dropping off I was taking a right turn onto Five Mile to head North only to have to hard stop because someone decided to stop and block the intersection to let their son off.
  • Today after dropping off my son and leaving the parking lot headed Westbound towards Five Mile I had to really hard stop as five kids walked out from between the line of Eastbound cars stepping directly in front of me. It was dark, they all were wearing dark clothing, and the lights from the line of cars headed East made it difficult to see them. Fortunately I don’t drive too fast down Publishers in the morning (due to the traffic plus buses) and was paying attention, allowing me to stop in time. I hate to imagine what would have happened if someone wasn’t paying attention.

I know parents are going to do what they want and you can only do so much but I thought perhaps another PSA to the Titan community would be good, re-stating the dangers in not following the drop off routine. Also as second thought, with the addition of another Webster Police Resource Officer, perhaps they could park in the little lot out front, stand and monitor the flow for a few days. That spot seems to be the most common area for parents to stop at. Sometimes the presence of authority helps further a message.

Thanks for your listening! Have a good day!

From the Counseling Center...

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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 - MCC application assistance. Counselors will be on hand during lunch blocks on Thursday, November 15th in the Counseling Center to help seniors with their MCC application. All you need to bring is your chromebook and your social security number.


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.


From the World of Titan Sports...

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Cheerleading

Congratulations to our Cheerleaders as they won the Sectional Title Saturday. They near flawless performance in capturing the title. Coach Michelle Byam was also named coach of the year.




Cross Country

The teams competed in counties last weekend. The girls placed 4th at the county championships, while the boys were 9th. Katherine Peterson, Molly O'Brien, Lia Kowalski, Haley Brennan, and Austin Schoen were all First Team All-County.

Both teams will compete in the Sectionals at Midlakes this weekend.




Girls Swimming

Our Webster girls Varsity Swim Team competed in Class A Sectionals Wednesday at Webster Aquatic Center. The had four qualifiers the States in a variety of events...Allison Broccolo (200 Free), Lauren Schreiner, Suzanne Sokolowski (200 IM & 500 Free), and Dana Witte (200 Free & 100 Free)...and these 4 have qualified in 200 & 400 Free Relays. Zoe Masters in the 100 and the 200 medley relay team were very close to qualifying They will get a second chance to at Finals on Saturday.




Boys Volleyball

Webster plays on the road Tuesday for a quarterfinal match-up at McQuaid, at 5:00pm.Webster boys volleyball saw its season come to a close with a three set defeat at McQuaid last night in the Section V quarterfinals. In each set, McQuaid jumped out to a sizable lead, only to see a resilient Webster fight back to even, led by setters Mike Dedee and Allister Spiegel with 13 and 11 assists respectively. Jack Willard led the attack with 12 kills, followed by Nate Cleary with 6 and Spiegel with 5 finishes. Peter Dennison provided a spark with two aces, and Michael Wyant tallied a dozen digs. Congratulations to Webster seniors Willard, Cleary, Dennison, Sam DeGrace, Nick Vogt, Evan Ziegelhofer, Kyle Wilbert and Caden Hann on an excellent four-year high school experience.




Girls Volleyball

The girls finished their season with a loss to Penfield in three sets this past Saturday in Sectional Quarter Finals.

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Don't forget to set your clocks back!

Glenn Widor

Thomas Principal

670-8001

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