October 23, 2020
News from the Principal's Desk
Dear Tuscarora Families,
Next week brings the opportunity for members of the Class of 2021 to take the SAT, most of them for the first time. With COVID-19, this group of seniors has not had the opportunity to demonstrate their ability on this important college qualification exam, so we wish them great luck and skill on Tuesday. Please read the important instructions for this day one more time in the School News section below. It includes opportunities for how to do some final preparation, as well as the do's and don't on this day. As with the PSAT, we are looking forward to safely bringing this large group of students back into the building, many for the first time since March 13th. We'll see you on Tuesday!
Today also kicked off the SGA sponsored Halloween Spirit Week, which will include themed day throughout next week with the opportunity for students to show off their costumes and decorated backgrounds in their virtual setting. In this time where students are separated, it's the chance for Titans to have a little fun, and do the things that we would normally be doing this time of year. Here are the themes for the week:
Have a wonderful weekend, Titans!
Christopher Berry, Principal
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Saturday, October 24
Sunday, October 25
Monday, October 26
Virtual School Block 1
Virtual School Block 2
Self Directed Student Work Time
Winter Return to Play Workouts Begin
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 27
SAT – 12th Grade
Virtual School Block 3
Virtual School Block 4
Self Directed Student work Time
7:15 - 7:30 Drop Off
8:30 - 9:50 AM
Wednesday, October 28
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 29
Friday, October 30
Saturday, October 31
Sunday, November 1
See the FCPS calendar.
*Dates and times are subject to change
Keeping You Informed - School News
School-Day SAT Information
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:
Senior Portrait News
If you missed the senior portrait sessions held over the summer or just this past week, we have two more dates for senior sittings scheduled: Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 are our last scheduled senior sittings on site at Tuscarora. Scheduling for these dates will open the first week of November. If you were scheduled and missed your original date you will automatically be rescheduled.
If, however, you have not been receiving communications from Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits, you will want to make sure they have you scheduled and you should pencil in the first week of November to reach out to the company to get scheduled. We will send out a reminder in two weeks that scheduling is open for the last senior sittings, but if you would like to get some information in the meantime, please contact Lifetouch/Prestige School Portraits at:
As always, if you have questions, please contact Mr. Hartman at:
THS Necktie Club
On Friday, October 30, 2020 from 11:30 AM -12:00 PM, we will host our final interest meeting for The Necktie Club for Tuscarora High School. The club is sponsored by the Frederick (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., is a predominately Black Greek Fraternity founded on the campus of Indiana University in 1911.
The Necktie Club will provide opportunities for male youth leadership at schools, especially African-American males. ( Language taken from the partnership agreement between Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and Frederick County Public Schools.
The Necktie Club Objectives:
To teach young men how to dress for success
To teach young men how to conduct a meeting consistent with Robert's Rules of Order
To provide contacts with successful role models
To provide motivation to pursue education beyond high school
Please stay tuned for more details to come regarding this exciting meeting!!!
This meeting will be facilitated using a virtual platform.
THS Student Government Serves the Community
The Tuscarora High School Student Government Association (SGA) in partnership with the THS Local Love Club will be holding a toiletries drive on Friday, November 6.The non-contact drive through drop-off times on this day are 1:00-2:00 PM and 3:00-4:00 PM. In particular please consider donating any of the following items (for both men and women): shampoo, conditioner, hair care products, deodorant, lotion, soap, body wash and toothpaste. The drive will benefit both Tuscarora students and local Frederick community organizations.
NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT FOR TITANS ON THE RUN 5K
CALLING ALL RUNNERS, WALKERS, ATHLETES, COACHES, BAND AND ORCHESTRA MEMBERS,
FACULTY, STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS!
SUNDAY NOV. 1ST - 15TH
The Tuscarora Athletic Boosters, in association with the THS Instrumental Music Boosters present our first ever Titans on the Run 5K! This event will be held anywhere you like to run or walk that has a 5K or 3.1 mile distance from Sunday, November 1 - Sunday, November 15, 2020. This is a fantastic way to show our THS community spirit and raise much needed funds for these amazing programs that are facing a financial shortfall due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. So grab your family, put your mask on, find your favorite place to run or walk and join us for this great community event. Registration will be open from Thursday, October 15 - Friday, October 30 at the price of $25 per person.
With your registration for the event, you will also be entered into our Special Raffles donated by some fantastic local businesses and receive our race T-shirt.
To register, go to: https://runsignup.com/Race?raceId=83768
All proceeds will go directly to purchase sports equipment and programs and instruments for our Titan athletes and musicians!!
THS Key Club is Partnering with Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Donations of new twin sheet set and pillows are being accepted in the THS student parking lot on Saturday, November 7 from 12 - 4 PM. Please see the photo below for more details about what Sleep in Heavenly Peace does for our community!
Important Yearbook Information
From Mr. Hartman, Yearbook Advisor:
A number of folks have asked for some clarification about the yearbook so I wanted to follow up and give you a little more insight into what we are doing and, more importantly, how you can help. The first question I want to answer is about school pictures and their inclusion in the book this year. The answer is yes, school pictures will be in the book. Seniors are already being photographed and underclass portraits are scheduled for February 4 and 5 with a make up day in mid-March.
The second question I would like to address is, what exactly we are making a yearbook about. This is a fair question. My staff and I have decided to do a chronological yearbook this year. We are going to literally tell the story of this year from month to month all the way until early May. My job, as the yearbook adviser, every year, is to make a book that tells the story of the year and is worth the money spent on it. This year is no different in that respect, but to do it right and to do it well, we are going to need some community buy in.
In other words, we need help from students, from teachers and from parents. My staff and I have been working on getting some exciting things set up to make it as easy as possible for students and parents to participate in our publication this year. We are using a central site to easily link you to all of our google forms:
There are two options for parents, if you have a gmail account use the link for those. If you don’t have a gmail account, use the link for ‘non gmail accounts’. Each week we will be posting new google forms asking for new pictures and different themes, so stay tuned and get involved. If you have any ideas or suggestions, we’d love to hear those as well. This is going to be a community effort this year and we encourage any and all participation and/or suggestions. This week we are starting off with:
First Day of School pictures
Titan Essential Workers
As always, if you have any questions please contact Mr. Hartman at:
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:
Titan Athletes! Are You Ready For WINTER SPORTS? REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
We enjoyed the fall and spring sport seasons so much, we are now getting excited for the upcoming WINTER Skill-Based Coaching Season, which begins Monday, October 26, however, there are some very specific regulations that must be followed. 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 4.1.2020. 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/spring 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 (Winter athletes, please register by Friday 10/23 at the latest - so coaches can plan PODS). If you registered for fall or spring, you must login to your account and start a NEW registration. Do NOT create a new account!
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 and spring 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
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
Titan Assistance with Technology and Schoology
Virtual Learning can be a challenge, especially when technology or a Schoology question slows you down, or brings you to a stop. The solution for nearly every single Google issue 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 (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
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: Thomas McBride, 10th Grade
Nominated by: THREE Teachers
Comment: From Ms. Hamilton: "Thomas's willingness to participate is only one of his great attributes. Thomas also asks great clarifying questions and works so hard on our independent assignments!"
From Ms. Escober: "Thomas is doing F2F in the building with us and his grades are going up and up. He uses this time with us very well. He needs to be recognized and we are super happy with his progress and grades." Kudos for him.
From Mr. Haugh: "Thomas is working hard within school setting and completing his assignments on time."
Titan Scholar of the Week: Callie Miller, 11th Grade
Nominated by: Mr. Hartman
Comment: "Callie has been a lifesaver on yearbook this fall. She is one of the Junior Editors and has taken it upon herself to become a true leader on staff. She is responsible for setting up our Instagram account and has been instrumental in troubleshooting ways to help encourage the larger community of Tuscarora to get involved and contribute photos and captions. She is a born leader and I am so very lucky to have her on my yearbook staff."
Here is a list of all the nominees. If you have these students please take a moment to congratulate them!
Onege Asam Eyong
Kevin Orellana Salgado
Mallory Brown, Zenon Drain, Patrick Samuda, Mitchell Wheeler
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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Claire’s Gourmet Popcorn Fundraiser!
Friday, October 30, 2020
Senior Class T-Shirt Design
Seniors, want the chance to design your official senior t-shirt? Submit your designs to email@example.com by Friday, October 30, 2020.
If you missed the senior portrait sessions held over the summer or just this past week, we have two more dates for senior sittings scheduled:
Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th are our last scheduled senior sittings on site at Tuscarora
Scheduling for those will open the first week of November. If you have missed your dates but have been scheduled you will automatically be rescheduled.
If, however, you have not been receiving communications from Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits, you will want to make sure they have you scheduled and you should pencil in the first week of November to reach out to the company to get scheduled. I will send out a reminder in two weeks that scheduling is open for the last senior sittings but if you would like to get some information in the meantime, please contact Lifetouch/Prestige School Portraits at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit music requests to https://tinyurl.com/2021seniorvideomusic
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or email the address above: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
Counseling Office Updates
CTC Virtual OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 29
6 - 7:30 PM
Participate in Google Meet Sessions with CTC Teachers and Students!
24 Career Programs for FCPS Students in Grades 10-12
Many Offer College Credits, Dual Enrollment, Industry Certification/Licenses
Learn about Potential Careers
Students: Find out How to Jump Start Your Future at the CTC!
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.
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 email@example.com or (301) 846-2658. For FCC scholarship information or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
High school sophomores and juniors!
Nominations are open through Friday, October 30 at 4 PM to apply to serve as the 2021-2022 Student Member of the Board of Education.
Please see the full news release for details:
FCC Early College program for 9th and 10th Grade Students!
FCPS invites you to register for one of the following virtual information sessions to learn about the FCPS-FCC Early College program:
Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM
The FCPS-FCC Early College program is a way to earn an associate degree and high school diploma simultaneously by attending FCC full-time during your junior and senior years. The program was created to increase participation and completion of students from populations historically underrepresented in higher education and is open to all FCPS high school students. FCPS students apply to Early College as sophomores.
During the virtual information session, members of the Dual Enrollment Team will go through the details of the Early College program and acceptance process, and they will answer questions from interested students and families.
After you register for a session, you will receive the link to the Google Meet session in your registration confirmation email.
Please register here: www.tinyurl.com/EarlyCollegeInformationNight
More information: www.frederick.edu/de
The Tuscarora High School PTSA will be awarding Two (2) $500 scholarships at the end of this school year that can be applied to any college or trade school. The application process will occur in the spring, but to be eligible, you must become a member of the PTSA no later than December 1, 2020.
Don't forget, if you become a member by Friday, October 31, you will also be entered to win a Starbucks gift card!
Become a member here: https://tuscarorahighptsa.new.memberhub.store/store/items/91142
For more information, please email email@example.com
Johns Hopkins BioMedical Innovation course
Johns Hopkins is offering 3-credit college course: EN.500.130: Biomedical Engineering Innovation, January 25 – April 23, 2021. To be eligible, you must have completed the following prior to starting the course: Algebra 2, a class that covered the trigonometric functions, Chemistry and/or Physics and have As and Bs in your high school math and science classes. If interested, apply at https://ei.jhu.edu/apply/application-materials/
9th Grade Conference Sign Ups
Counselors are in the process of scheduling freshman conferences. Please use your counselor’s link below and sign up for a time slot for your conference.
9th Grade Conference Sign up Genius Links:
D. Moore: A-Cr https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BABA928A0FA7-freshman
W. Gill: Cs-Ja/L4L/Pyramid https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAA2EA2FBC07-9thgrade
C. Goto: Jb-M https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4EA9AC2CABF85-freshman
K. Wilson: N-Se https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C45AFAD2AA4FE3-mrs
J. Harrison: Sf-Z https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050948A5AB23AAF85-freshman
D. Cooper: EL https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054CADAC2AA0F49-9thgrade
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.
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