Dear Graduates of the Class of 2020 and Families,
We hope you enjoyed yesterday's graduation ceremony which was broadcast on Channel 18. If you missed the ceremony, it will be rebroadcast at many additional times as indicated on previous Find Out First messages.
Because yesterday was a day of celebration, I did not reach out to you regarding a troubling issue. As many of you know, a large number of the Class of 2020 Graduate Signs which were placed on our Ballenger Creek Pike lawn on Monday of this week were taken in the overnight hours of Thursday, June 11. This thoughtless and malicious act was a waste of community resources, and saddened many families who had not retrieved their sign prior to this event. This should not be written off as simply a joke, senior prank or funny in nature. It was not.
But here is the truly good news: when word of this act spread, several members of the Tuscarora Titan Staff managed to retrieve 130 of the taken signs that were scattered in neighborhoods around Tuscarora. And even more heartening, in the past day, many members of the Tuscarora staff, booster organizations, and parents in the community have already pledged to support the cost of replacing any signs that were not found. By our estimation, an additional 100-150 are still missing and may need to be replaced. We will determine on Monday when seniors come to receive their diploma how many additional signs we will need. Every graduate whose sign is missing who wishes to receive a yard sign will ultimately receive one.
Several parents has asked how they can make a nominal donation to assist with this replacement. If you would like to contribute on behalf of the Graduates of the Class of 2020, there are two links on School Cash Online: one for $10.00 and one for $20.20. If you would like to send a different amount, you may also make out a check to "Tuscarora High School" and send to 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21703.
The Titan Community has spoken, and good will come from unfortunate incident!
With Titan Pride,
Christopher Berry, Principal