June 11, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
The final few days are ticking down, and we are completing end of year activities before we send students into the summer to enjoy some time away from their their computer screens. As we have come to know over the past fifteen months, we will do a curbside collection of school resources next Wednesday during normal school hours from 7:30am-3:30 pm. These items include textbooks, novels and other materials that belong to the school. Many hybrid students have already returned their materials today (Cohort B), and others will return their materials on Monday (Cohort A). Wednesday is the day for full virtual students to return their materials curbside and avoid a financial obligation. As a reminder, all returning (Grades 9-11) Tuscarora students will keep their chromebooks over the summer. Please see the other directions below in School News and we will see many of you on the student parking lot/main office side on Tuesday.
In addition to the return of materials, next week will also be the day to pick up your yearbook if you ordered on for this year, and were not able to make it into school to get it. I am especially proud of this year's Remember the Titans staff and their advisor, Mr. Hartman, who persevered through very tall odds to produce a yearbook that captured this most unusual year. The book reflects the challenges of life at Tuscarora High School, and also features pages on how we did school during the pandemic. If you are interested, there are a limited number of books for purchase on Tuesday-Thursday, including at the curbside pickup on Wednesday. See details below.
Have a great spring weekend, Tuscarora. Only four days remain!
With Titan Pride,
Looking Ahead - The Weekly Calendar
Here is the updated Weekly Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
Tennis Regionals at Urbana High
Track and Field Regionals at Linganore High
Track and Field State Meet at PG Sportsplex
First Day of Summer
Senior Portraits by appointment
5-Day Work Week Resumes
Teachers Report to Work
Fall Sports Begin
*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
The 2021 Tuscarora Yearbook Has Arrived!
The 2021 Yearbook has finally arrived! The plan for yearbook distribution is as follows:
In addition, THS will have two days for students and/or parents to come to THS during normal school hours (7:30-2:30) to pick up a pre-ordered book or to purchase a book if one was not pre-ordered. Students or parents may come into the THS building (masks and social distancing will be enforced) to pick up a book or purchase one. The dates for these pickups are as follows: Tuesday, June 15th and Thursday June 17th.
Finally, on Wednesday, June 16th from 7:30am - 3:30pm, students and/or parents may pick up a pre-ordered book or purchase one of our extras during the curbside school material return process.
We have extra books available for purchase for students and/or parents who did not pre-order. These books will be sold first come first served starting on Tuesday June 15th. We can not take 'pre-orders' or 'reserve' copies at this point in time, the books will be sold first-come, first-served until all are gone. The cost of the book is $90.00 payable by cash or check only. THS does not take credit cards for extra book sales.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hartman at Richard.email@example.com.
FCC Biotech Camp
ATTENTION All Students!
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! (6/1-6/4)
Outstanding Scholar of the Week: Coen Petto, nominated by Ms. Bishop:
Outstanding Character of the Week: Ayza Thrower, nominated by Mr. Belcher:
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
Summer Job Opportunity in IT with Daly Computers
Daly Computers on Spectrum Drive is hiring students 16 years and up for a "Device Reconditioning & Imaging Technician" positions for the summer. Applicants must pass a background check and must have had their 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Students must have some background/experience with Computer Science and working with computers. Contact Mrs. Mummert at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Internship/Apprenticeship Information Meeting for Current Juniors
Current Juniors interested in participating in an internship or apprenticeship for next school year should attend a Google Meet on Tuesday, June 15, at 9:40 am during FLEX. Use meet code "Work Based Learning." Contact Mrs. Mummert at email@example.com with questions.
Aviation Education & Career Expo
Friday, October 29th, 2021
Leesburg Executive Airport -957 Sycolin Rd.- Leesburg, VA 20175
877.Pro.Jet1 or 703.889.8558 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 are actively competing in state playoffs. Highlights include:
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
Click on the image to activate all the links.
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/
School Cash Online
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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
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