June 4, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
What a day! When you've been doing this as long as I have, you get to the point where "firsts" are few and far between. But I have to say that today's on-site, outdoor graduation was a wonderful adventure that came together in a what seemed like a nearly flawless fashion. The big puffy clouds rolled in right on que. The speeches were on point, and the music was outstanding (loved the Titan Band, the Concert Choir and Allison and Kailyn's take on Taylor Swift). But there is nothing more meaningful than the smile and look of excitement when a graduate crosses the stage and we hand them a diploma. The magic of that moment just can't be overstated.
"It takes a village" just doesn't seem to cover what the Tuscarora Staff accomplished collectively today. We literally had to throw out the graduation playbook and start from scratch in making this event happen. Carrie Palmer, Judi Jorgensen and Aaron Miles literally made this event come alive. Our talented performing arts program made our event ever-classy. The ticket takers, the ushers, the parking attendants, the row leaders - all Tuscarora staff. Whether it was straightening rows, moving plywood, lining up graduates, fixing caps or a thousand other details, I could not be more proud of this dedicated staff.
So celebrate, Tuscarora! This is a day of achievement, this is a day of "way to go!", this is a day for high-fives, special moments with those we love, and recalling what a quick journey it truly is from pre-school to graduation. Congratulations, Class of 2021! You are now and ever Titans!
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Here is the updated Weekly Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
11:00 / 1:00 PM
FCPS Track and Field Championship at Urbana High
JV Baseball at Frederick High
Girls FCPS Tennis Championship at Oakdale High
Boys FCPS Tennis Championship at Urbana High
Baseball Regional Quarterfinal Home vs. Frederick
Track and Field Sectional Region Meet at Frederick High
Unified Track vs. UHS & MHS at Urbana High
Girls JV Lacrosse Home vs. Middletown High
Board of Education Meeting
Softball Regional Semifinal at Linganore
Girls Lacrosse Regional Semifinal Home vs. Frederick
Boys Lacrosse Regional Semifinal Home vs. TJ
*Dates and times are subject to change.
See FCPS Calendar
Student Attendance Notes
If your child will be unable to attend Virtual or Hybrid instruction 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. Hybrid students may drop attendance notes in the box near the attendance office window. Call 240-236-6400 with any questions.
Keeping You Informed - School News
FCC Biotech Camp
ATTENTION All Students!
Titan Tutoring in ANY Subject is Available to You EVERY Day!
Titan Tutoring an Tutoring is back! Titan Tutoring remains fully virtural, and there have been some updates to the schedule, so please visit the Titan Tutoring Link to be sure that you are seeing the most up to date schedule.
Did you need support support after Student Support Time in the late afternoon or evening? Are you stuck and need adult assistance right away to finish an assignment that is due? Our teachers are ready to offer support into the evening. Here is our latest schedule for 4th Term! We can't wait to see you logging in and getting all the support you need.
Congratulations, Commendations & 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:
Congratulations to our outstanding Students of the Week! (5/24-5/28)
Outstanding Scholar of the Week: Janiyah Carter, nominated by Ms. Green:
Outstanding Character of the Week: Tommy Wolcott, nominated by Mr. Ratti:
Honorable Mention to All Nominees for Student of the Week:
Counseling Office Update
FCC Informational Sessions
FCC has an upcoming virtual information session. These session is open to all students interested in FCC and will cover the Enrollment Steps and general information about the college. The session will have a guest speaker.
Wednesday, June 23 6:00- 6:45 pm
Guest Speaker: Director of Disability Access Services
To register: https://fccvirtualvisitjune23.eventbrite.com
Attached is an updated Give Yourself Credit brochure. It has also been updated on our website: https://www.frederick.edu/credit-admissions/high-school-visits.aspx.
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
Internships, Scholarships, Service & Job Opps
Aviation Education & Career Expo
Friday, October 29th, 2021
Leesburg Executive Airport -957 Sycolin Rd.- Leesburg, VA 20175
877.Pro.Jet1 or 703.889.8558 email@example.com
You are invited to attend the 15th Annual Aviation Education & Career Expo “VISION 20/21”, hosted by ProJet Aviation, in Leesburg, VA. Date: Friday, October 29th, 2021 (9am – 2pm). This event is geared toward high school and college level students. We want to introduce students to the vast array of career opportunities within the aviation industry. The day is packed with industry leaders, aircraft displays, guest speakers, amazing prizes, demonstrations, and scholarships! To date: We have awarded over $1.2 Million Dollars in aviation education and flight training scholarships! We will change their destiny!
Some of the vendors and careers that will be represented include:
NASA * Pilots * Flight Attendants * Medevac Flight Nurses * Avionics Companies * Coast Guard Search & Rescue * Maintenance Mechanics * Air Charter Operators * Homeland Security * NTSB* Air Traffic Controllers* FAA* Military * Aircraft Sales * Publications * Hospitality * Transportation Security * Agricultural Aviation * Flight Instruction * Aviation Fuel * Aerial Mapping * Corporate Flight Departments * In-Flight Catering * FBI *and so much more! The entire day is FREE of charge and includes lunch!
If interested, please contact Mrs. Goto at 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=
Spring Sports Update
Spring Sports is gearing up for PLAYOFFS, which will begin on Monday, June 7th! County Tennis will be at Oakdale and Urbana and Sectional Track will be at Frederick. Other playoff games are scheduled as follows:
MASK UPDATES - FCPS recommends face coverings and social distancing outside whenever attending an event on an FCPS campus. Face coverings are REQUIRED for all coaches and game management staff, when social distance cannot be maintained.
Beginning Monday June 7, there is no longer a spectator limit. THS will continue to livestream stadium events when possible on YouTube – search THSAthleticsFCPS or THSAthleticsFCPS2 for our channels.
Athletic Department Updates
1. Any student-athlete that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since Feb 1 MUST get this form filled out by a doctor to allow for return to play. New MPSSAA RTP COVID-19 Infection Medical Clearance Form
2. Plan for a return to Fall Athletics on August 11th (first day of tryouts). Registration for Fall tryouts will open on or around July 4th. Info will be sent out on Twitter and through FindOutFirst emails when this occurs. To tryout, you MUST have a valid sports physical AFTER 4/1/2021.
Senior Class of 2021
THS Senior Page: Seniors 2021
Twitter Account: @tuscarorahs21
Senior Class Advisors: Judith Jorgensen, Carrie Palmer, & Aaron Miles
The site below details how to “take your Google Drive files with you” when you graduate from or otherwise leave FCPS. Google does not allow you to transfer ownership of documents across domains (from an FCPS Google account to a personal Google account), so files must be downloaded to save them out of your FCPS Google Drive. Use one of the two methods below to download your files. Please do this before the school year ends forstudents.
Senior Bio Video
Senior Awards Ceremony
News From the Titan Media Center
Congratulations to our Senior Book Club Members, Cora and Helena!
Do I have items out from the library?
Are you not sure if you have items checked out from the library? Watch this short video to learn how to see what you have checked out?
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.
Daily recorded Tuscarora High School student announcements can be found on the homepage of the THS website.
Visit Our Online Resources
PTSA and Titan Booster Organization
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.
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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
Mental Health / SEL Resources
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
FCPS Coordinator of Mental Health Services- 301-600-5306
Substance Use Concerns: https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/131/Behavioral-Health-Services
Office Phone: 301-600-1755
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/
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THS Past Newsletters
Chistopher Berry - Principal
Andrew McWilliams - Asst Principal
Robert Nulter - Asst Principal
Jodi Ratti - Asst Principal
Tanisha Smith - Asst Principal
5312 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
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