June 18, 2021
Message From The Principal's Desk
Dear Titan Families,
This has been the most unusual school year ever. How's that for a statement of the obvious? This week it comes to an end, and I, for one, am glad we made it to this finish line. Before we put this year to rest, however, it's important to remember a few positive takeaways. Our students learned and accomplished things that many didn't think possible. We all learned together, but remotely. We master new technology and communication skills that will serve us well in the future. We discovered it is possible to teach and learn with some students live and some remote. We carried on many Titan traditions, even if some were recorded or done via Google Meet. We had challenges and aspects of school that simply didn't go well. But we also had many successes. We climbed several mountains together - virtual learning, asynchronous days, hybrid learning, the colored circles on the screen, material drop off and pickups, a graduation at home. In every instance, students, staff and parents rolled up their sleeves, got creative, and together met the challenge. For that, I could not be more proud as your principal.
And so we look to more promising days ahead. We all look forward to a "return to normal." Slowly but surely, we are reemerging into the world. An example is the picture below. This is one of the local Tuscarora community Little League teams. They reached out to the Titan Baseball Team and asked for assistance in coaching the younger ones. And what do you know? They learned baseball, they got to gather on a the Keys Stadium field, older kids mentoring young ones. They laughed, they got dirty and they felt normal. Here's to many more days ahead such as this one, where our world feels more familiar. And we will see you back here at Tuscarora in August, five days a week, in person, all of us a little wiser and able to persevere just a little better.
With Titan Pride,
Looking Ahead - The Summer Calendar
Here is the updated Summer Calendar for Tuscarora High School and FCPS.*
June 20th - Aug 4th
7:00 AM -
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
Keeping You Informed - School News
Class of 2022
Senior Website: https://sites.google.com/fcps.org/thsseniors2022/home
The senior website will be updated frequently during the school year with important information about graduation and other senior year events.
Senior Twitter: @tuscarorahs22
FCC Biotech Camp
Congratulations, Commendations & Kudos
THS is proud to be named a PLTW Distinguished School for the 2020-2021 academic year! We are one of just 204 high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through PLTW Biomedical Science and PLTW Engineering. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S.
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, THS had to meet the following criteria in the 2019-20 school year:
Had 95 percent of students take the End-of-Course (EoC) Assessments;
Had 25 percent of students or more participate in PLTW courses, or of those who participated in PLTW, at least 33 percent took two or more PLTW courses;
Offer and had students enrolled in at least three PLTW courses;
Had strategies and procedures in place that support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender and can support such claims with relevant data.
For more information about PLTW programs offered at THS, please visit our website.
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! (6/7-6/11)
Outstanding Scholar of the Week: Michael Miranda, nominated by Ms. Geerlings:
Outstanding Character of the Week: Korneal Jackson, nominated by Ms. Jorgensen:
Honorable Mention to All Nominees for Student of the Week:
Counseling Office Update
From the Student Services Department
Happy Summer, Titans!!!
A few notes to end the school year and head into summer and next school year:
Graduates: All final transcripts have been sent to colleges that students have indicated in Naviance or at graduation practice as well as to the NCAA Clearinghouse. Please check with your college to be sure that they have received your final transcript. If there is an issue, please contact your School Counselor.
FCC Dual Enrollment: As a reminder, students who took FCC classes under the Dual Enrollment program need to request a transcript from FCC to be sent to their four year college in order for college credits to transfer. This can be done on a student's FCC PeopleSoft Account. Any questions regarding sending FCC transcripts to colleges, please contact FCC directly.
High School Based Dual Enrollment and Open Campus for school year 2021-2022: Any student who still needs to submit an application for either school based or Open Campus FCC / Dual enrollment classes should now contact either Ms. Cooper (students last names A - L) or Mr. Harrison (students last name M - Z).
Work Study: Students interested in Work Study, Internships or Apprenticeships for the 21-22 school year should now contact Ms. Jorgensen at email@example.com
While it is a shorter summer this year than usual, we hope you find time to rest, relax, rejuvenate and enjoy time with friends and family. In accordance with FCPS summer hours, the counseling office is CLOSED on Fridays (beginning Friday, June 25). Counselors only work sporadically throughout the summer, but will do our best to answer your questions and meet your needs in as timely a manner as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please contact our registrar, Ms. Brenda Price.
With Titan Pride:
Ms. Danielle Moore (A - Cr) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. William Gill (Cs - Ja) email@example.com
Ms. Goto (Jb - M) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Cooper (N - Se) email@example.com
Mr. Harrison (Sf - Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Price, Registrar email@example.com
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.
Students, are you interested in working with infants or children? Celebree and HotSpots Extended Care Program are hiring. See the flyers or go to https://www.celebree.com/about-us/careers/ to apply!
Flyer - Celebree
Flyer - HotSpots
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 Updates
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.
Summer Reading Recommendations
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
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.
Get connected - Follow us on:
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
Menus & Meals
THS Past Newsletters
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Andrew McWilliams - Asst Principal
Robert Nulter - Asst Principal
Jodi Ratti - Asst Principal
Tanisha Smith - Asst Principal
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