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Webster Thomas outlasts Canandaigua for road win

Webster Thomas outlasts Canandaigua for road win

Quite often when two teams similar in rank get together, as was the case with Canandaigua and Webster Thomas basketball Wednesday night, one phase of the game can make all the difference in determining a winner and loser.

In this instance it was free-throw shooting.

Canandaigua sunk just 8 of 17 foul shots in the game and it proved costly in a 67-64 home loss to the Titans on Wednesday night.

"You have to execute and do the little things well to win in this league," said Canandaigua coach Mike Broderick. "We got off to a fast start but got into some foul trouble and to their credit they made a lot of big shots to get back in the ball game and go ahead."

There wasn't much separating these two teams coming in. Both were 4-4 in Monroe County's largest division with Thomas 7-5 and Canandaigua 5-7 overall.

Although the Braves never led in the second half, they never fell too far behind which made for an entertaining game.

St. Joseph's teams up with RBTL to learn about Shrek

Shrek is one of the most popular movies for kids and students at St. Joseph's Middle School in Penfield are getting an up close look at the Broadway version of Shrek.

The school is teaming up with the Rochester Broadway Theater League to learn about the positive messages that Shrek teaches.

Today, the students learned how to create caricatures. They will also get to see the production of Shrek for free next week.

Webster Schroeder High School to participate in Partnership Together program

Webster Schroeder High School to participate in Partnership Together program

Webster Schroeder High School social studies teacher Michelle Tuyn has been selected to participate in a cultural program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

The Partnership Together program connects Rochester with its sister city, Modiin, Israel.

Tuyn will travel to Israel with other local educators from Feb. 20 to Feb. 28, where she'll stay with a host family.

"I hope to be better able to explain to my students the modern history of Israel, the Israeli perspective on the conflict there (to help with our sophomore class yearly Model UN Day in May) and to bring to my students a better understanding of life outside Webster. They tend to be very insular in their thinking," Tuyn stated in a press release.

For more information, call 585-216-0101.

Courtesy www.WebsterPost.com

Webster health teacher to campout to benefit children of violence

So far this winter, the weather hasn't been that bad to sleep under the stars. And a teacher at Webster Schroeder High School is hoping it stays that way at least through January 27.

Here's why. Webster Schroeder students Andy Stein, Anthony Rozzano, Abby Ryan and Liliya Dzundza asked Paul Valenti, a health teacher at Schroeder if he would camp up on the roof of the school for their senior projects and for the Mt. Hope Family Center, which is dedicated to helping children and families of violence and trauma.

Valenti camped out on the Schroeder roof last year for the same cause. He thought he do it once and be done, but when the seniors asked him if he would do it again, he first said 'No', but then he couldn't resist.

So how many nights will spend up on the roof? For every dollar collected for the Mt.

Taking a look at cell phone policies in area schools

Taking a look at cell phone policies in area schools

Rumors on Facebook Thursday caused quite a reaction.

There were posts about people with guns inside a Rochester high school. Police responded quickly and found none of it true.

But it raises the question -- can school cell phone policies prevent what happened yesterday?

It's interesting to note that cell phones are not allowed in Rochester city schools. Yet, kids were able to spread the rumors and plan a fight after school. So if kids, are bringing phones in and using them, how effective is the policy?

The answer may be part of the reason Webster changed its policy.

Mary Hart is a senior at Webster Thomas. She uses her phone all day – even in school. “At the appropriate times in school -- like in the library. We have smart phones now and now I don't find myself sneaking to use it in class because sometimes we get text breaks.”

Two years ago, the Webster Central School District changed its cell phone policy.

St. Joseph School’s 2012-2013 registration start February 1st

St. Joseph School will kick off Catholic Schools’ Week and 2012-2013 open registration with a series of events -- providing opportunities for prospective families to meet the faculty, staff and other St. Joe’s parents.

Open registration for pre-k, kindergarten and grades 1 – 6 starts February 1, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph School in the main office located at 39 Gebhardt Road in Penfield. The registration fee is $125.00 (per family).

All students must have a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of their immunization and health record.

Webster families invited to Course Selection Night

Webster families invited to Course Selection Night

It’s that time of year for Webster high school students to start thinking about course selection.

The staff from both high schools has put together an informational evening including booths and displays to help students make an informed choice.

Events for both schools will be held on Tuesday, January 17.

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