How healthy are our students?
March 15, 2019
If a student had a heart condition or other life threatening illness we would do whatever we could to help them get better and make sure they were on their way to a happy, healthy and productive life. Why does our society not treat mental health concerns in the same way?
This week we focused on our students' mental health with an assembly by national speaker Hakeem Rahim. His message of hope and resilience was well received by the faculty and staff and I hope comforting to our students who be overwhelmed by the daily pressures of being a teenager in today's world. If your Titan needs help, please reach out to us here at school. We have school counselors, social workers, school psychologists and a very caring staff who want to help. I have also included some information from the American Association for Suicide Prevention below.
Indoor National Championships.
This past weekend culminated the indoor track and field season with Nationals in New York City. A big congratulations go out to Senior Jonah Dean who ran in the 200m. Jonah ran a personal best of 23.05. Sophomore Sean Smith came in 20th place in the weight throw, and Junior Monique Hardy who broke her previous school, Section V and State record in the weight throw with a throw of 64 feet 7 1/4 inch which earned her a National Championship!
Here is a link to the Spectrum news story on our National Champion Monique Hardy:
Students and Staff of the Month- March 2019
Wheel Happy To Help Others!
CARE Club Needs Help!!
Do you love animals??....then listen up....The CARE club is sponsoring blankets for buddies. Please bring in a gently used or new towel or blanket to the CARE room or one of the house offices by Thursday, March 20. The blankets/towels will be donated to various animal shelters and will help pets in need.
International Club Meeting
DO YOU KNOW THE ORIGINS OF APRIL FOOL’S DAY?
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CLUB...We will be meeting Thursday March 28 in room 222 for an April Fool’s event. Come learn about April 1st around the world, eat chocolate and more!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Tri-M Honor Society Applications are available!
Applications for membership into the Tri-M Music Honor Society are available now from any music teacher, or any member of Tri-M. Deadline is Monday, March 25th. Any question? Please see Mrs. D'Angelo for more information.
Unified Basketball Meeting Next Week!
All unified partners and YAC students have a meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:30. IF you plan on playing in the exhibition game on Thursday, March 21, please attend. If you plan on volunteering at the Unified Elementary games, please attend. Please let Jane know if you can't attend.
We will meet the near the cafeterias.
Flower City Image Gallery
Congratulations to Mr. Crombach's photo students who have photo's hanging in gallery along with 16 other schools: Amelia Koehn, Hannah Bowerman, Kaitlyn Pink, Karis Vega, Michael Thompson, Nate Cleary, Quinlan Conor, Raychel Harper, RiAnn Boyer and Mia Harris.
Below are a few selections!!
purchase tickets online at this link:
Drive 4UR School Benefits Marching Band
Planning to attend Community Arts Day? Why not stop by the Drive 4UR School event also being held on the Webster Schroeder High School campus on Saturday, April 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR, if you pre-register to test drive a new Ford, you can have Breakfast with the Band from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. before the test drive event opens up to the public. Share some breakfast treats, win a prize or two, and drive for the Band! Registration is limited and required, so please email Krista_Grose@webstercsd.org if you plan to have Breakfast with the Band. ALL Drive 4UR School participants must be licensed drivers age 18 years and older will have the opportunity to test drive Ford vehicles and support the Webster Marching Band (one driver per household) !
Drive 4UR School is a community support program developed by Ford, Inc., and sponsored by Henderson Ford. The event is free to participants, and for every test drive Ford will donate $20 to the Webster Marching Band Boosters, Inc and Webster CSD’s Class of 2019.
So stop by, give a new Ford a test drive, and help out our musical marchers at the same time!
Counseling Center News!
Sophomores - PreACT - if you signed up for the PreACT for tomorrow morning, please arrive by 7:30am. Please bring, #2 wood pencil, ID, and a calculator…...calculators will not be provided if you forget one. Cell phones must be powered down. If your cell phone goes off, you will be dismissed. The exam should be over no later than 11:30.
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
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
Spring College Visits - UB, Clarkson and Rutgers are visiting Thomas. 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
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.
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!!