October 9, 2020
News from the Principal's Desk
Dear Tuscarora Families,
Today marks the mid-term point of this marking period. Yesterday, we sent hard copy interim progress reports via the US Mail only to families of students who currently have a "D" or "F" . As always, please reach out to your student's teacher or counselor should you need additional information, clarification or tips on how to best improve your child's performance. Click Here for Our Staff Directory.
So what should we as parents do when your child's grades are not positive? It’s important to remember that students also get “stuck”, just like parents. A grade is not where they want it to be, and they’re not sure what to do next to make a difference.The first and most important step you take is to check your child’s Schoology account, and have an informed conversation with data in hand. What assignments are missing? Were all assignments turned in on time? Is there a pattern in types of assignments? Have your student talk you through this from their perspective. Work to listen to how they see it. Ask calm, open ended questions. But ultimately, get to the solution part of the discussion. High school students understand more than we sometimes give them credit about the path forward. Encouraging them to be their own best advocate and speaking with their teacher about what they can do proactively. Have them make the plan, and set up how you're going to check in with them. The end of the conversation should only be the beginning.
If there is a positive aspect to virtual learning, it is that Titan Teachers are available EVERY DAY for individualized one-on-one assistance. Check Schoology - every teacher has posted on their course page when and where (the url link) they are available during Student Support (Green) Time.
I want to congratulate a group of seniors who have demonstrated the highest levels of scholarship. Zachary Leonard was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist, one of 16,000 students among 2.8 million seniors in the United States recognized for this honor. For those doing the math, that's less than 1% of seniors. Way to go Zach! Likewise, also near the top are Jarom Moody, Jacob Rudland and Lucy Xie, recognized as Commended Scholars in this process. The recognition is based on their Fall 2019 PSAT score. Way to go, Titan Scholars!
And while we speaking PSAT, I am also pleased to say that we'll be administering the 2020 version of this college assessment to 275 students next week here at THS. Watch Find Out First for final reminders on preparation and safety.
Please check plenty of new news this week, and have a great weekend,
Christopher Berry, Principal
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Saturday, October 10
Sunday, October 11
Monday, October 12
Virtual School Block 1
Virtual School Block 2
Self Directed Student Work Time
8:30 -9:50 AM
10 - 11:20 AM
11:30 AM - 12 PM
12 - 12:30 PM
12:30 - 1:45 PM
1:45 - 3:30 PM
Tuesday, October 13
Virtual School Block 3
Virtual School Block 4
Self Directed Student work Time
8:30 - 9:50 AM
Wednesday, October 14
Senior Picture Make-Ups (by appointment)
PSAT- 10th and 11th grades
Virtual School Block 3
Virtual School Block 4
8:30 - 9:50 AM
10 - 10:35 AM
10:40 - 11:15 AM
12:30 - 1:05 PM
1:10 - 1:45 PM
Thursday, October 15
Friday, October 16
Schools Closed for Students- No virtual Classes and Buildings will be closed
Teacher Work Day
Saturday, October 17
Sunday, October 18
Birth of the Bab
See the FCPS calendar.
*Dates and times are subject to change
Keeping You Informed - School News
Tuscarora High School Interim Progress Reports are Available
Interim Progress Reports are now available in Schoology. Reports have been mailed home to families of those students who currently have any grade of "D" or "F". Parents, please take time to review your student's grades and contact teachers if you have any concerns. Direct email contact information can be found on the THS Website at this link: Staff Directory In addition, your child's teacher should have or will be providing specific information regarding grades in their class via Schoology this week or today.
Stay up-to-date on your student's academic progress throughout the year by using Schoology. You can monitor your child's progress by signing up to receive a daily email with your child's grades, missing work, upcoming assignments and announcements. Click one of these two links for directions regarding how to set up and receive notifications. Go to Video: Looking Up Grades - Email Digest or Email Digest Settings- Written.
If your child is enrolled in a course offered through the Dual Enrollment program with Frederick Community College (FCC) or is currently taking a course offered through the Frederick County Virtual School (FCVS), grades are not posted for these programs in Schoology. It is highly recommended that you check with your child regarding their progress.
For the most up-to-date Schoology information, go to https://www.fcps.org/student-services/schoology
Interim Progress Report Not So Good? Titan Tutoring is Here for You!
Tuscarora has opening the Titan Tutoring/Extended Learning Opportunities. For the first term, we will have regular tutoring support for Math, English, Social Studies, Science, World Languages, Health/Physical Education, and Career & technology education! Supports starts at 4 PM, Monday through Friday, and goes until 8 PM, with support for most subjects daily. Students will be asked to sign in whenever they visit a class, and all school virtual learning policies still apply whenever students are in a Google Meet with teachers. Click the image below to go to the schedule:
Safe and Sane Meeting - TONIGHT!
Please join us for another Safe and Sane meeting THIS Friday, October 9 to discuss fundraising ideas and how to complete them. Bring your significant other, a chair, and a mask!! Hope to see you there!!!!
When: Friday October 9 at 7:00 PM
Where: 5100 Dartmoor Court, please come to the backyard
Why: To support our seniors!!!
Please contact us with any questions!!
Asq9902@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Yearbook Sales Get Underway
Attention Titan Nation! Sales are officially open for the 2021 yearbook! We are running an early bird special from now through Sunday, November 15.
During this time, the books will be sold for $65.00. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase your book at this low cost and order your copy soon!
The books can be ordered at:
our school code is: 14640
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hartman at: Richard.email@example.com
A Message for Senior Parents
The Remember the Titans yearbook would like to invite you to recognize your graduating senior in our senior recognition section of this year’s book.
We have reduced ad pricing this year in an effort to make our ad space more affordable. We are also hoping that the reduced price-points will encourage your participation. And, being perfectly honest here folks, we have a lot of extra space in the book this year. With so many things being cancelled we have a unique opportunity to expand our ads section.
This is a senior year unlike any other that has come before. Our Titan Seniors deserve, now more than ever, to be recognized for their commitment, their perseverance, their resilience, and their grit. So please consider purchasing some space in our book to recognize your graduate. You can purchase and then create your own ad using our yearbook ordering center:
If you have any questions, please contact: Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Juniors and Seniors: National English Honor Society- Deadline is TODAY!!
If you have an interest in English or a love for reading, consider joining the National English Honor Society (NEHS)! Why join? NEHS is a way to network with students locally and nationally who share similar interests, as well as an effective way to boost your college applications.
Take part in an organization that provides multiple scholarship opportunities, as well as a national recognition for outstanding achievement in the area of English. Join us as we discuss our love of literature, engage in field trips, and partake in multiple service opportunities. We look forward to having you!
3.0 GPA overall; 3.5 GPA in English courses
At least two English credits
A complete application that will be reviewed by the English Department
One time induction fee of $10
To apply: https://tinyurl.com/thsnehs
Deadline for applications is Friday,October 9, 2020
Questions? Look over the informational slides, or Email Ms. Rosensteel!
National Honor Society Candidate Selection
Juniors and Seniors with a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to complete a Candidate Information Form. Postcards will be mailed to eligible candidates the week of September 29. This postcard will contain a Schoology group code for eligible candidates to join to access the candidate information form. It will also provide details about a Parent Information Google Meet on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 PM. If a student believes they are eligible to apply but do not receive a postcard by Friday, October 2, they can contact either Ms. Crowell or Mrs. McGrew. Candidate Information Forms are due no later than 3:30pm on Tuesday, October 20 and must be submitted through a google form in the Schoology group.
A copy of the slides presented will be posted on the THS website and in the Schoology group on Monday, October 5. Parent Information Night is not mandatory to attend. Should you have questions after Tuesday, October 6, please feel free to contact an advisor.
NHS Advisors: Trish Crowell (email@example.com) and Karen McGrew (firstname.lastname@example.org)
School-Day SAT Information
A few seats remain for SENIORS who missed the registration deadline but want to take the School-Day SAT on Tuesday, October 27. To be added to the list, e-mail Suzanne.Blick@fcps.org.
Test Date: Tuesday, October 27
Arrival Time: 7:15-7:30 AM
Bring the following: Face mask, 2+ sharpened pencils with erasers, Calculator (with fresh batteries)
Do NOT bring the following: Any electronic device other than a cellphone*, Smartwatches or fitness trackers, Backpacks, Any noise-making device, Pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, colored pencils, Books or references of any kind, Compasses, rules, protractors, or cutting devices, Papers of any kind, including scratch paper
Cellphones*: Must be powered off completely and handed in, May not be accessed at any time during testing, including during breaks, A phone or other prohibited device that makes noise is grounds for score cancellation, Some alarms are set to sound even when the device is turned off
If a prohibited device makes noise or creates a disturbance (i.e., flashing light) while in a student's possession, or if a student is seen with a prohibited device, the student will be dismissed from testing!
Dismissal Time: Students who drive or have other transportation may leave once they have finished taking the test and are dismissed. Estimated dismissal time is 11:30 AM but is dependent upon multiple factors. Students using bus transportation will be picked up at 12:30 PM Students with a CollegeBoard-approved accommodation for extended time will finish at approximately 1:15 PM
Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch are available at no cost.
Safety Procedures: Wear masks upon entering the building and throughout testing, Use hand sanitizer upon entering the building, Maintain social distancing guidelines, especially while eating
Stay home and skip testing if you are symptomatic or have had contact with someone with Covid
Preparing for Testing, You wouldn't walk into an English or math test without preparing for it.
You shouldn't walk into the SAT without doing some prep work.
Here are some resources.
Read the SAT School Day Student Guide:
Review the SAT Study Guide for Students:
Take a full-length practice SAT:
Access free, personalized practice from Khan Academy:
Titan Athletic Updates
The Athletic Department would like to offer a brief update after Wednesday's Board of Education meeting to let you know that FCPS will be continuing with the MPSSAA's Two-Semester Plan for Interscholastic Athletics. This means that we will NOT be participating in competitive sports during the fall. We are aware that this is very disappointing for many stakeholders in our community, including coaches. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Athletic Director. The THS coaching staff, student-athletes and community have been fantastic about staying positive, encouraged, and active during this uncertain time. Thank you!
Additionally, the BOE approved the following RTP committee recommendations:
We will continue our current voluntary 1st semester practice seasons as scheduled. We are currently in our "spring" season, and will begin winter on Monday, October 26 - more info late next week on Winter plans
Explore the potential of a modified two-semester plan that may include earlier starting dates, longer seasons (with no overlap) and reasonably aligns with the return of students to the classroom should that option become available to local school systems.
Develop plans that would allow some winter RTP to be conducted inside.
Explore and possibly develop plans to allow small group weight room usage beginning in December.
Please read through the following highlights and make sure to read the full document at: Voluntary 1st Semester Conditioning and Skill-Based Coaching Seasons - this new document has links to all 3 required forms for every participant. (listed below as well)
Contact your team/program's Head Coach for more specific info and schedules as they are finalized later this week.
All participants MUST turn in a new FCPS Sport's Physical dated after 4/01/2020. Page 2 (History Form) AND page 3 (Physical Exam with Doctor's signature) MUST both be submitted to the head coach (no more electronic submissions!)
If you participated in a fall season - we have your physical, you simply NEED to let your coach know what sport!
All participants MUST do Online Registration BEFORE the first day (Spring athletes, please register by 9/25 at the latest - so coaches can plan PODS). If you registered for fall, you must login to your account and start a NEW registration. Do NOT create a new account if you are a returning student/parent!
All participants MUST also print and submit the FCPS COVID-19 Parent-Student-Athlete Participation Acknowledgement Statement form
again, we have these forms from fall athletes - simply let your coach know so s/he can get it from us.
No Athletic Fees will be charged or collected for Semester 1.
No Tryouts will occur - workouts are open to all students, however space MAY be limited!
For more information, contact your Head Coach or the Athletic Director, Coach Putterman
Titan Athletics Offering Titan Cup O'Joe
TIRED? NEED COFFEE? We all do! Make sure that coffee cup is full and ready to go every morning! Tuscarora Athletics has partnered to Foffee to provide our own special blend of "Titan Cup O' Joe" coffee and drinkware. We all need to purchase coffee - now you can have it delivered to your home AND help support Titan Athletics at the same time!
Go to https://foffee.org/collections/tuscarora-titans and check out your options! Spread the word! Spread the love! Spread the coffee!!!
Thank you for your support. Shop will be open until Thursday, October 15 - ORDER NOW, before it closes.
Titan Assistance with Technology and Schoology
Virtual Learning can be a challenge, especially when technology or a Schoology questions slows you down, or brings you to a stop. The solution for nearly every single Google issues in Schoology was found in the FCPS Troubleshooting Guide. For fast answers to your questions before calling the school or asking for assistance, this is a user-friendly guide. Please go to the link below, and bookmark it, or add the link to your toolbar.
Schoology Troubleshooting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OJWzxwXeSumMlev5Ac8_-B0aaKhW5_ofMvuRO3a1pws/edit
For general assistance with chromebooks and internet use, don't forget students and families have access to our Technology Help Page (always found on our THS Website Home Page)
Student Attendance Notes
If your child will be unable to attend Virtual School due to illness, doctor's appointments, or for any other reason, please communicate with THS via email:
Please include your child's name, grade, reason for absence and a phone number where the parent can be reached. Paper communication is ALSO acceptable if email is not an option. Call 240-236-6400 with any questions.
Congratulations, Commendations and Kudos
National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Tuscarora High School is pleased to announce Zachary Leonard as one of the nation’s 16,000 Semi-Finalists! Zachary has the opportunity to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. We are also pleased to announce three National Merit Commended Students: Jarom Moody, Jacob Rudland and Lucy Xie.
Titan Students of the Week
Each week, Tuscarora High School will honor two students of the week, chosen from the many student who were nominated by their teachers. One will recognize strong Titan character and work ethic, and the other will recognize strong scholarship. Here are this week's winners:
Titan Character of the Week: Trenton Ambush, 10th Grade
Nominated by: Ms. Hayden
Comment: "Trenton has worked to overcome some challenges at the beginning of the year to get caught up with classwork. He is beginning to be more confident and participating in class discussions," AND "Trenton has really begun to get involved with his classwork and has improved significantly since the beginning of the year."
Titan Scholar of the Week: Tyler Do, 12th Grade
Nominated by: Ms. Brown
Comment: "Tyler is an extremely hard working L4L student. He tries his best EVERYDAY and never gives up. He asks for help when he needs it and tries to help others when he can. He is always a pleasure every single day and is a very important part of our class."
Here is a list of all the nominees. If you have these students please take a moment to congratulate them!
Senior Class of 2021 News
TITAN SENIOR NEWS
Listed below are important dates and information for the Class of 2021.
Visit the THS Senior Page for up-to-date Senior Information -
Twitter Account: @tuscarorahs21
Senior Class Advisors: Judith Jorgensen, Carrie Palmer, & Aaron Miles Contact Information
Senior Gown Information
Seniors, please fill out this form as soon as possible. This information needs to be shared with our graduation gown company to assure that a custom gown will be made for you.
Deadline: October 16, 2020
Claire’s Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser
We are currently running a Claire’s Gourmet POPCORN Fundraiser. Please see the letter for all important information and dates.
Click here for the popcorn brochure.
We appreciate your support of this fundraiser, as it provides much needed funds and allows seniors to earn free or ½ priced caps/gowns or gift cards.
Ready to get started? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Deadline: Midnight on Friday, October 16
May 2, 2021
Senior Class 2021 Video
How have you and your classmates grown over the years? What was it like when you were young and silly, and what image captures you and your friends today?
Please submit no more than 3 photos for the senior video.
** Please label the photos with the name of the student and age.
You will receive a confirmation email that your photos were received. If you do not receive a confirmation in 7 days, please check the email address and resubmit.
Submit photos to email@example.com.
Submit music requests to https://tinyurl.com/2021seniorvideomusic
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email the address above: email@example.com.
Internships, Scholarships, Service and Job Opportunities
2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
What? An award to recognize students who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
Who? Students, grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.
When? The deadline is Tuesday, November 10, 2020.
How? Apply at https://spirit.prudential.com/
The honoree(s) will be selected and qualified applicants will receive the award, be eligible to earn a $1,000 scholarship, receive a medallion, and an invitation to the program's national recognition event.
Science and Engineering Internship Opportunity
Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) at Carderock. SEAP provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. Here is the link with information https://seap.asee.org/
Ways to Pay for College
Join the Maryland State Department of Education and Mario Armstrong as he guides you through the twists and turns of finding money for college, and meet Maryland students as they share their own financial aid success stories. This hour special contains interviews with college financial aid advisors and experts that can answer viewer questions. Here is the link to access the program: https://youtu.be/LB-BW3Zwk_c?t=8
Counseling Office Updates
Senior College Program - NEXT WEEK!
Seniors and parents, please mark your calendar for Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Counselors will be discussing graduation requirements and post-graduation plans. Please bring your questions and join us for a Google Meet https://meet.google.com/xjo-ntnb-urh
Join by phone (US) +1 414-436-7826 PIN: 145 218 909#
THS Parents - Important Grade Level Schoology Groups are Here!
The THS Counseling department has set up an information hub/group in Schoology for each grade
level. It is titled "THS Counseling - Class of 2022, Class of 2023, Class of 2024" respectively.
Information and resources particular and helpful to each grade level will be shared throughout the
school year. Since students and parents are already using Schoology for courses and to check grades, we figured it would be best to keep all THS information in one location instead of getting notifications from multiple sources. Students have already been added as members to their specific class group. Parents, if you would like to join the group for your student or students, please follow these directions and use the access code provided:
1. Click "Groups" at the top of Schoology.
2. Select "My Groups".
3. Click "Join Group" on the right.
4. Enter the Group Access Code.
Class of 2021 VC9G-B59K-F4N3T
Class of 2022 C4MK-FFF3-9V3FH
Class of 2023 765H-5WC3-5M9SC
Class of 2024 M63X-9RRZ-D9VQX
5. Click "Join".
The Counseling department looks forward to sharing important information with you and working with
you throughout the school year!
FCC Virtual Admissions Information Sessions
FCC has finalized their Admissions Virtual General Information Sessions. These sessions are for prospective students and will cover general information about FCC. Each session will feature a special presentation from a dedicated area of the college.
Thursday, October 15, 6:00- 6:45 pm (Counseling & Advising and Transfer Services Presentation)
Wednesday, October 21, 2:00- 2:45 pm (Multicultural Student Services Presentation)
Monday, November 2, 6:00- 6:45 pm (Adult Education and ESL Presentation)
Tuesday, November 17, 6:00- 6:45 pm (Academic Pathways and Course Formats Presentation)
This is listed on FCC’s college calendar website, as well. FCC asks that students register ahead of time so they have an idea of how many will be attending.
Financial Aid with FCC
High school seniors: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available at www.fafsa.gov on October 1, 2020. Please be sure to check with colleges for deadlines. For any Maryland State financial aid, the deadline is March 1, 2021. The FCC Office of Financial Aid is open, remotely, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm Monday-Friday. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 846-2658. For FCC scholarship information or questions, contact email@example.com .
Virtual College Visits and More
THS is currently hosting virtual college visits! This is a good way to get information about potential schools. It is also a good time to ask college representatives any questions you may have. Register for the virtual visits through Naviance. Keep checking, periodically throughout the semester, as more colleges and military will be signing up.
Senior Conferences Sign Up
Counselors are in the process of scheduling senior conferences. Please click on your counselor's link below and sign up for a time slot for your conference. Parents are more than welcome to attend these meetings with your students. More details are in the links below.
Ms. Moore (Last Names A-Cr): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BABA928A0FA7-senior
Mr. Gill (Last Names Cs-Ja, Pyramid & Learning for Life): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAA2EA2FBC07-senior
Ms. Goto (Last Names Jb-M): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4EA9AC2CABF85-senior
Ms. Wilson (Last Names N-Se): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C45AFAD2AA4FE3-senior
Mr. Harrison (Last Names Sf-Z): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948A5AB23AAF85-senior
Ms. Cooper (EL Students): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CADAC2AA0F49-senior
Please contact the school at 240-236-6400 if you have any questions.
Complete List of Support Services During COVID-19
Frederick County Health Department: https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=271
Maryland Department of Health: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Frederick County Health Department
Program Guide: https://md-frederickcountyhealth.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/1310/FCHD-Brochure-May-2017?bidld
Community Health Services: 301-600-1733
Healthcare Connection and Preparedness: 301-600-8888
School Health Services: 301-600-3312
Women, Infants and Children (WIC): 301-600-2507
Frederick Health Hospital: 240-566-3300
Substance Use Concerns: https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/131/Behavioral-Health-Services
Office Phone: 301-600-1755
Frederick Community Action Agency: www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/183/Frederick-Community-Action-Agency
301-600-1506 or 301-600-3955
Frederick County Department of Social Services: 301-600-4555
Heartly House: support for survivors of domestic violence and child abuse.
Crisis Hotline 301-662-8800 https://www.heartlyhouse.org
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: 301-631-2670
Salvation Army: 301-662-2311
Resources for Needs of Homeless Students / Families:
We've created an online page to capture those needs which we in turn will work to gather, fulfill, and deliver. www.shipfrederick.com/emergencyneeds
American Red Cross: 301-739-0717 1131 Conrad Ct, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Mental Health / SEL Resources
Mental Health Association – Walk-in Behavioral Health Services
Walk-In is a free service where a Crisis Specialist will meet with you to help resolve a current crisis or concern and assist with connections to ongoing support. Available to adults, youth and children (under the age of 18 accompanied by a guardian) who are:
Virtual Walk-in Behavioral Health Services (crisis support).
Click on the link to schedule a virtual appointment during COVID-19 related closures: https://fcmha.org/coronavirus
Phone 211 or 301-663-0011
Location: 226 South Jefferson Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm
For Telephone Support: Call 211 or 301-662-2255,
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week www.fcmha.org
Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services (a comprehensive online guide to local resources) https://fcmha.org/mhaguide
FCPS Coordinator of Mental Health Services- 301-600-5306
Community Food Resources
Brunswick Food Bank: Drive through service at the American Legion, 18 South Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716 Drive through only. Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Contact 301-834-9718
Frederick Community Action Agency: George L. Shields Foodbank, 14 E. All Saints St., Frederick, MD 21710
Food Bank: Mon, Tu, Thu, Fri, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Soup Kitchen: Daily 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Carry-out only. Contact 301-600-1506
Frederick Rescue Mission: 419 South St. Frederick, MD 21701
Meals to Go:
Breakfast Mondays - Sundays 7:00 - 8:00 AM;
Lunch Mondays - Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30 PM and Sundays 1:00 - 2:00 PM.
Food Distribution Pantry Center Tu and Wed, 1:30 - 3:30 PM; Thu 2:00 - 6:00 PM Food Pantry Closed Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Contact 301-695-6633
Jefferson Food Bank: 3866 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson, MD 21755 First and third Saturdays of each month, 10:00 - 11:30 AM. Contact 301-371-5721
Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
College Board / SAT / AP: https://www.collegeboard.org/
Counselor Breakdown by Student Last Name
A-Cr Danielle Moore
Cs-Ja/ L4L/ Pyramid William Gill
Jb-M Carla Goto
N-Se Kay Wilson
Sf-Z Joshua Harrison
English Learner Diane Cooper
PTSA and Booster Organizations
The PTSA has launched a new website. If you are looking for board members or meeting dates, the PTSA website has that information. Not a member of the PTSA yet? Find out all about membership and joining the PTSA, as well purchasing a membership and making donations. Memberships and donations fund grants, scholarships, staff appreciation, and PTSA programs.
Get connected - Follow us on:
Want a chance to win a $25 gift card?
Join the PTSA by Saturday, October 31 for a chance to win! Staff can win an Amazon gift card, parents can win an Amazon gift card, and students can win a Starbucks gift card!
*This drawing is for PTSA members only, but you can become a member below.*
Become a member or make a donation today at https://tuscarorahighptsa.new.memberhub.store/store
Already a member? Don't worry, you're already entered for an Amazon gift card!
October OPEN Booster Club Membership Meeting
As we prepare for 3 athletic seasons in the spring, the THS Athletic Boosters wants your input, welcomes your ideas, and needs your support. With the uncertainty of the upcoming seasons, this is the best possible way to help support the student athletes at Tuscarora. Each and every program is going to need our help navigating this year.
THS Athletic Boosters will hold their October OPEN Membership Meeting via Google Meet on Monday, Oct 12 at 6:30 PM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a link for the Google Meet. It will be helpful to be signed in to a google or gmail account when joining the meeting. JOIN US! We will discuss social media, fundraising, and how we have moved forward with a plan for our NEW CONCESSION STAND.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the booster President Tracy Hilliard (email@example.com) or Athletic Director Howard Putterman.
Come be a part of our "re-boot" and help to "re-energize" our efforts to support All Student Athletes, All Programs, and the entire Tuscarora Community!
Athletic Boosters - Our Titans Need your Help and Support!
FCPS Athletics is a MD State Leader! We are one of the ONLY local counties to have any sort of athletics occurring right now! The student athletes are having a blast, seeing their teammates, connecting with their coaches and staying safe! However, there are no competitions, and therefore, no athletic budget (which comes solely from gate receipts). The state is now looking at the possibilities of incorporating three shortened seasons in the spring, and there is a lot of work to be done to prepare and plan for such a non-traditional plan for interscholastic athletics. Please consider joining us to be a part of the solution. Our teams, our coaches, and most importantly, your students NEED our support and positivity now and this upcoming year. The loss of a traditional fall and winter ticket gate means the serious loss of all athletic funding. Come help us determine how we can/will be able to support ALL athletic teams moving forward.
BE A PART OF THE 2020-21 THS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB!
As we prepare for whatever HS Athletics will look like during the upcoming year, the THS Athletic Boosters wants your input, welcomes your ideas, and needs your support. With the uncertainty of the upcoming year and the current financial conditions, this is the best possible way to help support the student athletes at Tuscarora. Each and every program is going to need our help navigating this year.
Click Here to Join the Booster Club!
Media Center Updates
Media Center Hours and Contact
Media Center Website: https://education.fcps.org/ths/mediacenter
Media Center Twitter: @mediacenterTHS
Check out the virtual THS Library Media Center at tinyurl.com/thslibrarymediacenter
Fall Into Reading Beanstack Challenge
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