Tuscarora High School values our students’ safety as they arrive and depart from school each day. To keep our pedestrians, car riders, and bus riders safe, it is important that all community members follow the directions on the attached map for walking and driving in our parking lots. This includes for drop/off AND pick/up.
Thank you for taking the time to look overthe map and working with THS to keep all of our students safe.
*Stopping along Ballenger Creek Pike is illegal. This road does not support parked cars along the front of the school as there is no full shoulder. Cars parked along there are in the right-hand lane, parked illegally, and risk causing accidents.
*Students should not be dropped off across the street. Often, these students run across four lanes of fast traffic to get inside before the bell. This is highly dangerous, especially with new student drivers and anxious commuters.
*Students should not be dropped off in the parking lot. This puts students at risk while walking in the parking lot. We have a lot of new drivers and we want to make sure all students are safe.
*Aug 26 (Monday): Staff breakfast – donations needed! Please click the link below to donate an item for the staff breakfast.
*Aug 29 (Thursday): Back-to-school night – visit the PTSA table and become a member!
*Sept 5 (Thursday): Get dessert at Bruster’s and support the PTSA! 20% of sales will come back to the PTSA.
The PTSA has now set up an AmazonSmile account. If you shop at smile.amazon.com, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Tuscarora High PTSA. Help the PTSA raise money for senior scholarships, a teacher grant, and the student award ceremonies.
To get started, visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-0031718 to select the PTSA as your organization. Every time you shop, visit smile.amazon.com. For more information, e-mail the PTSA at TuscaroraHighPTSA@gmail.com. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The school is still experiencing problems and dangerous situations during drop-off/pick-up times before and after school. Please be mindful of the road changes to Ballenger Creek Pike, as this road no longer supports parked cars along the front of the school. Unlike last year, there is no full shoulder; cars parked along there are in the right-hand lane, parked illegally, and risk causing accidents.
The school is also still seeing students dropped off across the street. These students then run across four lanes of fast traffic to get inside before the bell. This is highly dangerous, especially with new student drivers and anxious commuters.
Finally, while a minority, there are parents who do not follow the traffic patterns in and around the parking lot, putting students at risk while walking through the parking lot. We are assisting the school in urging everyone to follow the proper traffic guidelines and laws. We don’t ever want to be in the position where someone is hit trying to get to class. Thank you for your careful consideration!
October 6th is the date of this year’s homecoming dance and the theme is “enchanted forest”! The PTSA is working with Ms. Dills to help decorate, provide a snack table, and recruit volunteers for the dance. A LuckyPot notice will be going out soon, so stay tuned to Find Out First. Interested parents, please sign up to donate snacks and water as listed (only “baby” water bottles please!), and to volunteer if you would like to chaperone or work the coat-check area.
To the start of the 2018-2019 school year! Back to School Night was a huge success, drawing crowds of students, parents, and guardians. The PTSA was happy to talk to many of you, to discuss the PTSA, the school, and to sign up members. If you didn’t get the chance to sign up at BTSN, but picked up a form, you can send it in with your child and payment in an envelope addressed to “THS PTSA”. The envelope should be dropped off at the main office. Forms may be downloaded here, THS Membership Forms 2018-2019, or picked up in the main office.
Remember seniors to join PTSA this fall, to be eligible for our $500 scholarship!
The slate of officer nominees for Tuscarora High School PTSA next year is as follows:
- President – Dawn Beall
- Vice President – Diane Thornley
- Treasurer – Rosina Biser
- Secretary – Mary Atwell
If anyone is interested in a chair position for next year, we have many opportunities! Please comment below or contact us with your interest.