Parents, Students and Community Members,
We opened our school this morning to 1104 students. Unfortunately our halls and hearts were missing one. As many of you may have heard or have become aware, one of our students, Jaggar Lawson Grade 11, died suddenly Sunday evening after being struck by a vehicle while on his skateboard near Heritage Park. As with any incident similar to this, we are deeply saddened as a school and community. Our deepest sympathy goes to Jaggar’s family and those who were close to him. Our support and comfort is extended to the students who were with Jaggar at the scene and to those who grieve during this time.
It is the Walkersville Way to rally and support families in a time of crisis. Jaggar’s mother and family in communication with the school have shared service arrangements and an established fund for contributions to PNC Bank to help with funeral expenses in Jaggar’s honor.
Viewing and Receiving of Friends and Family
Thursday September 7, 2017
2-4 pm & 6-8 pm
Hartzler Funeral Home
404 S. Main St.
Woodsboro, MD 21798
Walkersville High School – Please send check or cash to Peggy Mathews in the front office or mail to
81 Frederick Street, Walkersville High School, Walkersville, MD 21793.
All contributions will be consolidated into one donation on behalf of the WHS Student Body and Faculty to Jaggar’s family. (Make checks payable to Walkersville High School, note Lawson Donation in Memo)
Jaggar Lawson Memorial Fund
PNC Bank: Union Bridge
PO Box 489, Union Bridge, MD 21791
(Checks payable to Sherry Few, note Jaggar Lawson Memorial Fund in Memo)
As we journey through the days and weeks ahead we ask that our students, parents, community members and faculty continue to support and comfort one another. In times such as these please refrain from rumor, gossip or blame. The focus should remain on the family and with positive intentions to remember and celebrate the life of Jaggar.
Those seeking additional support or resources to manage grief and loss can access information through the attached documents provided by our FCPS and Community Partners:
I thank all of our counselors, school psychologists and FCPS Central Office Partners for their assistance this past weekend and today as we opened our doors for another school year.
Tracey K. Kibler