March 23, 2020
Dear Arrows Class of 2020,
I hope this message finds you in as good a place as your current circumstances allow. I want to take a moment to reach out to each of you in the Tecumseh High School Graduating Class of 2020 and let you know that we are thinking of you in this difficult time. We recognize that your senior year is a very special time full of events and rites of passage designed to create memories with classmates, friends and family, and that you aren’t sure about what the coming months might bring. The situation continues to be fluid and we review daily updates as they pertain to you and the rest of the school community.
We’d also like you to know that we have not forgotten about the upcoming events that make this such a special time for you and your family. All of these important events are still scheduled as planned. We will continue to reach out and update you on any developments that are specific to the Class of 2020. We are still hopeful that these events will be able to occur, however, if they are not, we are working hard to be creative in order to celebrate and honor you as our Class of 2020.
We encourage you to embrace the district motto “Learning For All...Whatever It Takes”, stay focused and stay the course in your academics. You are approaching the finish line and now more than ever it is important to stay connected to your teachers and finish your courses strong. We want you to know that you are not alone and continue to be in the forefront of our thoughts and our plans as we work to move THS in this new direction.
In the meantime, stay connected to your classmates and teachers. I suggest using social media (instagram, twitter, facebook, etc.) and facetime to communicate with friends, classmates, and loved ones. We are thinking of creative ways to connect the senior class during this time - so if you have ideas reach out to us.
For many years I taught American History. With that in mind I want to remind you that a century ago the world was rebuilding from the devastation of World War I and a worldwide pandemic (Spanish Flu). What they learned then is guiding our actions and responses to the current pandemic. You will hear Governor DeWine reference this time and again. Well guess what? When the next crisis reveals itself a century from now they will look to your response and actions now to guide them in the future.
In a few short months you will graduate as a Tecumseh Arrow. While we may not know the details now, we will be celebrating your accomplishments with you. The lessons you have learned as an Arrow have prepared you to be successful in whatever path you choose. We will work together to make this current experience an experience from which we can learn and grow. Please continue to stay focused on your bright future and all it has in store for you. Remember, make it a great day, or not, the choice is yours. Go Arrows!
Aaron Oakes, Principal