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ASB

ASB: ASSOCIATED STUDENT BODY

What is ASB?

ASB stands for Associated Student Body. ASB is in charge of all of the student activities and provides support for various events that take place here at Tustin High School. ASB also approves expenditures related to THS. Students spend countless hours working to create an atmosphere where all students feel Tiller Pride.

Who can join?

  • Students with a positive attitude and enthusiastic spirit
  • Students with moral integrity
  • Students who want to serve their school by working on a team
  • Students with flexible hours who want to be involved on campus

Why join ASB?

ASB is a major part of all high schools and is often the nuts and bolts of how school events and activities are run. ASB leadership is a good experience for any student who wants to take hold of their high school experience in a hands-on way, and is looking for an opportunity to learn how to plan events, communicate better, gain a deeper sense of initiative and work ethic, creatively work with others, and lead their peers.

If you are interested in becoming a member of ASB at Tustin High School, please contact one of the ASB Directors: Chris Miguel or Sarah Markley.

What will I do in ASB?

ASB exists primarily as an organization to serve the students at Tustin High School. We believe in plugging students into jobs that fit who they are and how they want to serve.

Commissions

Technology and Media Communications Commission

This commission consists primarily of technically minded people who don’t mind working on a team or by themselves. Members of this team are in charge of communicating with the student population, staff and community via announcements, social media or other means. This team is also in charge of creating graphics, videos and setting up and running sound and other technology for assemblies and campus events.

Elections and Clubs Commission

This commission primarily runs the inner workings of on campus clubs and student elections. Members of this team are detail oriented and like getting things done. They are comfortable working behind the scenes or in front of a group and can manage projects with good organizational skills. The members of this team take initiative and will also assist with curriculum and calendars for ASB.

Art and Publicity Commission

The Art and Publicity commission is in charge of making and hanging posters, designing new spiritwear and planning and implementing decorations for assemblies. These members must be able to take initiative behind the scenes and work independently. They should have artistic abilities, be creative and have an eye for detail.

Spirit Commission

The Spirit commission is in charge of the organization of assemblies and the planning of dances and other activities and events that inspire and motivate students and staff. Members of the Spirit Commission must be comfortable in front of a group, be able and willing to work on a team. This team works on long and short term project planning and members should be able to communicate well with others and get others excited about Tustin High School.

ASB Relations Commission

Members of this team are the primary caretakers of campus life at Tustin High School. The ASB Relations commission works with administration, faculty and students to promote connection and communication on campus. They are in charge of staff appreciation, ASB events and bonding, and interconnection with athletics and other campus organizations such as Link Crew. Team members like to work with people and are excited to work in a group with others to serve the student and staff population.

Community Relations Commission

The Community Relations commission is primarily concerned with how THS can best serve the  the community. Team members must be able to work on a team or independently to plan projects such as blood drives, food drives, book drives and fundraising events. Members of this team should be able to think and plan long term, should be able to interact with members of the community and lead and organize volunteers. The Community Relations commission is full of creative thinkers who can dream up new solutions to problems.

Athletics

Tustin High School Athletics with silhouette of championship podium


"Once a Tiller, Always a Tiller"


 

Competitive Athletics Programs

Fall sports
  • Boys & Girls Cross-Country
  • Football
  • Girls Golf
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Boys Water Polo
winter sports
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Girls Water Polo
  • Boys & Girls Wrestling
spring sports
  • Baseball
  • Boys Golf
  • Boys & Girls Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Boys & Girls Swimming
  • Boys & Girls Track and Field
  • Boys Volleyball

Athletic Directors & Staff

TOM GIEBE
Athletic Director, Boys
tgiebe@tustin.k12.ca.us
Ext. 87609

MELISSA TROUT
Athletic Director, Girls
mtrout@tustin.k12.ca.us
Ext. 87844

JOE FERGUSON, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
jferguson@tustin.k12.ca.us
Ext. 87181
 

THERESE HOGUE
Secretary to Athletics Directors
thogue@tustin.k12.ca.us
Ext. 87101

TustinAthletics

Tiller Alumni in the Pros

Michael Cavic
Sam Baker
Shawn Green
Chris Chester
DeShawn Foster
Heath Bell
Matt Maccoy

Tustin Athletics Arenas

Tustin Northrup Field

Tustin High School pool

Tustin High School Sports Pavilion

Drama

Tustin High School Drama with a red stage curtain and film roll under the words

Drama Workshop & Drama Production:

designed for those students who are interested in acting but have little to no experience. It introduces the basics of acting technique, discipline, and stage movement through pantomime, improvisation, and scene work. An appreciation of dramatic literature is also developed through reading, writing critiques, listening, viewing of plays, and writing original scenes and monologues. This is an action-packed class where you are being creative on a daily basis!

Advanced Theatre Arts (ATA):

Advanced Theatre Arts is an advanced course in play production and will promote students’ artistic abilities and dramatic skills through reading, writing, designing, budgeting, planning, and producing theatre. Students are expected to view and analyze professional and student productions. Proficiency in dramatic arts is required as the class functions as acting/producing ensemble. An audition is required to be a part of the class. Students will perform in plays and improv shows.

Male and Female student in winter play 2018

Male and Female on stage sitting on a bench in Winter Play 2018

12 Angry Jurors scene with students demonstrating potential crime 2019

12 Angry Jurors final cast bow 2019

The Theatre Department provides artistic and technical outlets for young artists and theatre enthusiasts in grades 9 -12. For more information, contact: Ms. Sarah Markley at smarkley@tustin.k12.ca.us.

Instrumental Music

THS INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PROGRAM

Tustin Marching Band at Tiller Days Parade

Tustin High School Instrumental Music logo

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Advanced Band (1st and 2nd Semester)

  • Auditioned only group
  • Open to students who were previously in the Symphonic Band
  • Performs at various concerts throughout the year
  • Students will also be enrolled in Marching Band 1st semester

Colorguard and Dance Exploration (1st Semester only)

  • Performs with the Marching Band
  • Performs at pep rallies, football games, parade, and more
  • Band camp starts approximately 2 weeks before school and is required for all students that wish to join band
  • Spin flags, rifles, and sabres
  • Learn basic dance technique
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Earn 1 semester of PE credit
  • Students will be enrolled in both Colorguard and Dance Exploration

Drumline (2nd Semester only)

  • The Drumline is made up of marching snare drums, bass drums, quints, cymbals, marimbas, xylophones, etc.
  • Compete with various schools in Southern California
  • Drumline workshops and auditions are during the month of December
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Earn 1 semester of PE credit

Marching Band (1st Semester only)

  • Performs at pep rallies, football games, parade, and more
  • Band camp starts approximately 2 weeks before school and is required for all students that wish to join band
  • Earn 1 semester of PE credit
  • Students will also be enrolled in Advanced Band or Symphonic Band

Marching Band (1st Semester only)

  • Performs at pep rallies, football games, parade, and more
  • Band camp starts approximately 2 weeks before school and is required for all students that wish to join band
  • Earn 1 semester of PE credit
  • Students will also be enrolled in Advanced Band or Symphonic Band

Orchestra (1st and 2nd Semester)

  • This group is made of violin, viola, cello, and bass players
  • Performs at various concerts throughout the year
  • Stage Band (1st and 2nd Semester)
  • This class is made up of saxophone, trumpet, and trombone players
  • It also has a rhythm section which includes: guitar, piano, bass, and drum set
  • Performs at various events throughout the year
  • Auditions will take place in class at the beginning of the school year
  • Not intended for Freshman

Symphonic Band (1st and 2nd Semester)

  • Performs at various concerts throughout the year
  • Students will also be enrolled in Marching Band 1st semester

Winterguard and Dance Exploration (2nd Semester only)

  • Winterguard workshops and auditions are during the month of December
  • Spin flags, rifles, and sabres
  • Learn basic dance technique
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Earn 1 semester of PE credit
  • Students will be enrolled in both Winterguard and Dance Exploration

More on Instrumental Music

Tiller Spotlight

Tiller Spotlight: Zoraya Bazan Perez

September 6, 2019

By Michael Fisk,

Zoraya Bazan Perez has been a dedicated member of the Tustin High School Instrumental music program. She has been involved in the Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Drumline over the past 4 years. This year, she is our Woodwind Captain and is responsible for many extra jobs to make sure the band runs smoothly.

Zoraya Bazan Perez wearing a red Tustin High School Marching Band shirt

 

Schedules

JAZZ BAND 2019-2020
  • Sep. 4 - Back to School Night
  • Dec. 6 - Winter Assembly (during school)
  • Dec. 12 – Jingle Jazz Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Jan. 7 – Boys Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Jan. 24 – Girls Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. 4 – Boys Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. 6 – Girls Basketball Game 6:00pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. and March TBA – Basketball Playoff Game 7:00pm (call 6:00pm)
  • March 26 – Open House 6:00pm-6:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • May 15 – Cabaret Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
ORCHESTRA 2019-2020
  • Dec. 5 – Winter Concert 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
  • Feb. 27 – Area Concert 6:00pm-7:00pm (call 5:30pm)
  • March 13 – Festival (During the School Day)
  • April 24 – Spring Concert @ Beckman HS 7:00pm-8:30pm (call 5:00pm)
WINTERGUARD 2019-2020
  • Feb. TBA – Winterguard Competition @ TBA HS
  • March TBA – Winterguard Competition @ TBA HS
  • March TBA – Winterguard Competition @ TBA HS
  • April TBA – Winterguard Competition @ TBA HS
  • April 2 – District Showcase @ Tustin High School
  • April 3 – International Assembly (during school)
  • April 18 – Winterguard Finals @ TBA HS
  • April 19 – Winterguard Finals @ Bren Center (UCI)
DRUMLINE 2019-2020
  • Feb. TBA – Drumline Competition @ TBA HS
  • March TBA – Drumline Competition @ TBA HS
  • April 2 – District Showcase @ Tustin High School
  • April 3 – International Assembly
  • April TBA – Drumline Competition @ TBA HS
  • April TBA – Drumline Semi-Finals @ TBA HS
  • April TBA – Drumline Finals @ TBA
MARCHING BAND 2019-2020
  • Aug. 23 – Welcome Back Assembly (during school)
  • Aug. 23 – Home Football Game 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Aug. 30 – Away (Foothill) Football Game 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Sep. 5 – Home Football Game 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Sep. 11 - Parent Performance Showcase 7:00pm
  • Sep. 13 – Homecoming Assembly (during school)
  • Sep. 13 – Home Football Game (Homecoming) 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Sep. 19 – Home Football Game 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Oct. 5 – Tiller Days Parade 7:15am-3:00pm (7:15am)
  • Oct. 11 – Away Football Game 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 5:30pm)
  • Oct. 12 – Band Competition @ Rowland HS
  • Oct. 24 – Home Football Game (Junior HS, Senior Night) 7:00pm-9:30pm (call 6:00pm)
  • Oct. 26 – Band Competition @ Irvine HS
  • Nov. 2 – Band Competition @ Ramona HS
  • Nov. 6 – Band Competition @ Westminster HS
  • Nov. 7, 8, or 9 – Possible Playoff Game
  • Nov. 9 – Band Competition @ Ramona HS
  • Nov. 14, 15, or 16 – Possible Playoff Game
  • Nov. 16 – Band Championships @ TBA HS
  • Nov. 21, 22, or 23 – Possible Playoff Game
  • Nov. 29 or 30 – Possible Playoff Game
  • Dec. 7 – Possible State Playoff Game
  • Dec. 14 – Possible State Playoff Game

Link Crew

TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL LINK CREW

 

Link Crew Staff:

  • Ms. Fay -- Link Crew Co-Coordinator
  • Ms. Fortier -- Link Crew Co-Coordinator
  • Ms. Swanson -- Link Crew Counselor

Do you have what it takes to be a Link Leader?

A good Link Leader is somebody who is:

  • Kind
  • Respectful
  • Hard-working
  • Determined
  • Cooperative
  • Supportive of freshmen

Applications for the Link Crew program are available in March. Stop by 5201 with any questions!

THS Link Crew is a program designed to support our freshmen class. A group of 100 juniors and seniors are selected through our recruitment process each year to act as mentors to a group of freshmen all year long.

Link Crew allows freshmen to have access to upperclassmen who are there to share their stories, answer any questions, and act as a resource. Plus, it’s all about having a great time in high school. Link Crew organizes events like Dude be nice week and Mental Health week, but also supports our freshmen by attending Frosh sporting events and quarterly Check-Ups.

In addition to the Link Crew Program, THS offers a Link Crew Leadership Class which supports the program by identifying, planning, and organizing events. The class looks at social and emotional issues facing today’s high schoolers including bullying, mental health, social issues, and stress management. Members of the class work to design and implement projects to address those areas.

Link Crew 2017-18

Seal of Biliteracy

STATE SEAL OF BILITERACY

California Seal of Biliteracy

 

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The program vision is to help students recognize the value of their academic success and see the tangible benefits of being bilingual. Tustin High School, TUSD, and the State of California award the seal annually to all eligible graduating 12th grade students.

The SSB Award is a recognition offered to students who, through their course work at TUSD, have become biliterate. If awarded, you will receive an invitation to the State Seal of Biliteracy luncheon on Thursday, April 18, 2019. During the luncheon you will be honored amongst your peers and teachers and will be presented a medallion. In addition, your high school transcript will be stamped with an official biliteracy seal which is recognized by many colleges and universities.

You will have to complete and submit an application. Once your application is received, it will reviewed and you will be sent an email by March 8, 2019 that either confirms or denies your eligibility. If you receive confirmation of your eligibility, you will need to make an appointment to take the oral examination.

The oral examination is the final step in the path to being recognized as a biliterate scholar. The examination takes approximately 5 minutes and it entails a brief conversation in the target language. Passing the oral examination means you are automatically granted the State Seal of Biliteracy Award.

There are a few important dates to keep in mind if you wish to pursue the SSB Award.

Carefully read the 2019 timeline below:

February 11th - February 22nd

  • Become familiar with the SSB Award by watching this VIDEO.

  • Complete this APPLICATION in order to be considered for the SSB Award.

February 25th - March 8th

  • Receive an email from the WL department that confirms or denies your eligibility.  

March 11th - April 5th

  • Make an appointment for your oral examination

  • Take the oral examination

April 18th

  • Attend the SSB Award luncheon during lunch in the THS cafeteria

If you have any questions regarding the SSB Award, please contact Mrs. Castañeda-Price or Ms. Hernández.

The Audion

THS AUDION

Audion Tustin Yearbook

WHAT IS YEARBOOK?

The Audion is Tustin High School's yearbook class. Students learn a multitude of skills: writing, photography, graphic design, photo editing, and equipment management. We use the Jostens program to create a comprehensive yearbook that captures the key moments of the current school year through images, writing and graphic design. The Audion is Tustin High School's oldest running program; we've been around since 1922!

WHO CAN JOIN:

  • Students who have an interest in writing, photography, graphic design and/or equipment management.
  • Students who can abide by strict deadlines.
  • Serious students who realize that we publish a timeless $90 product that represents the school.
  • Assertive students who are not afraid to conduct interviews or to get into the middle of a good shot.
  • Students who can work collaboratively, yet who are self-paced.
  • Students who are interested in leadership positions.
  • Creative students

WHY JOIN AUDION?

Yearbook is a class that provides students with skills that transfer to the business world.  In addition, working hard to earn an editor or editor-in-chief position provides students an excellent opportunity to enhance their college applications. 

Editors who have graduated from our program went on to attend: New York University, The New School and several UC's.  One of our editors currently has an internship with Glamor Magazine!

If you are interested in joining yearbook at Tustin High School, please contact Mrs. Kim Robinson or Mr. Eric Zamora, yearbook advisers. 

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2019 Tiller Spotlight

Tiller Spotlight: Dedication To Yearbook    

September 13, 2019

By Esperanza Flores

Senior, Jenna Groscup has been passionately devoted to yearbook for the past four years putting blood, sweat, and tears into her work. For Jenna, yearbook became her first love, discovering it in 8th grade through her art teacher, Ms. Moreno. Mr. Zamora elevated her passion and drive throughout high school. Jenna describes working in yearbook as,  “an honor… it’s amazing to see how your work becomes a part of history.” These past four years, Jenna has contributed immensely to the program and sacrificed countless hours of her time. She inspires fellow staff members to care about their work and she strives for a better yearbook each year. Her work has tremendously changed our yearbook program and has turned the business into a family.

Jenna Groscup outside of the yearbook classroom with 3 yearbooks under her arm

 

Tiller Media Network

TILLER MEDIA NETWORK

What is Tiller Media Network?

Tiller Media Network is a network brand that represents all of the video productions created by students in the Digital Video Production class.  This is an advanced course that students may take after completing the Digital Filmmaking course.  Students in the Digital Video Production course are responsible for producing the Good Morning Tillers live broadcast, creating content for the TMN social media, and creating the Senior Reflections feature.  Students associated with TMN will also take on freelance productions for the various organizations at Tustin High.   

Tiller Media Network seeks highly skilled students with knowledge in broadcast journalism, cinematography, and advanced editing techniques.  

Tiller Media Network

TILLERMEDIANETWORK

Visual Arts

Visual Arts with a red paint brush roller and red camera

CREATE. BUILD. EXPLORE. IMAGINE. EXPRESS YOURSELF.


 

Beginning Courses

BEGINNING: Level 1

  • Ceramics
  • Exploration of Art
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design 1

No pre-requisite.

Intermediate Courses

INTERMEDIATE: Level 2

  • Ceramics Studio
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Photo & Design
  • Graphic Design 2
  • Visual Imagery

Level 2 courses require completion of a level 1 course of 1 year of the equivalent middle school art course.

Advanced Courses

ADVANCED: Level 3

  • AP 3D Design
  • AP Drawing
  • AP 2D Design
  • AP Art History

Level 1 and 2 required.

Visual Arts Course Descriptions

Exploration of Art
  • Students will explore various visual art forms including drawing, painting, graphic design, digital art, and sculpture.
  • Fulfills pre-requisite requirements for all advanced courses.
Drawing and Painting
  • Students develop and expand abilities of observation, imagination, and expression.
  • The main areas of study are drawing and painting techniques.
Ceramics
  • Create one of a kind projects that explore the basics of hand building and wheel throwing.
  • Learn about the importance and relevance of art in your life.
Ceramics Studio
  • Students explore techniques in clay media such as throwing, hand building, and sculpture.
Graphic Design
  • Students use Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop scanners and printers to produce illustrations, create designs, and real world projects.
Visual Imagery
  • Students learn techniques in digital photography.
  • Students will modify digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
Photography
  • Introduces students to basic photography where they will learn to use a camera and darkroom equipment and practice safe working techniques.
  • Practical work includes photo shoots, processing film, and introduction to digital photography.
Photo & Design
  • Students explore traditional and non-traditional photography, book and printmaking.
Art History AP
  • Students learn to look at works of art critically, with intelligence and sensitivity, and to articulate what they see and experience.
STUDIO ART AP
  • In place of an Advanced Placement examination in Studio Art, students submit an art portfolio.
AP Drawing
  • Students create a portfolio that explore drawing and panting techniques.
  • Students create drawings and painting using graphite, watercolor, acrylic, canvas various art papers.
AP 2-D Design
  • Students create a portfolio that explores 2D design issues and techniques.
  • Students explore a variety of techniques, including photography and graphic design.
AP 3-D Design
  • Students create a portfolio that explores 3D design issues and techniques.
  • Students create sculptures using clay, wood, metal, found objects, and cardboard.

 

Virtual Artwork Showcase

Use the tabs below to view more student artwork on display at local art showcases!

2018-19 TACFA Showcase

On April 5th, 2019, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts presented the Annual Student Art Invitational in the Clifton Miller Community Center. Tustin High School students were invited to participate and display their artwork for judging.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards and commendations for their works:

  • Graphic Arts, High School:
    • Cheyla Reyes - 2nd place
    • Edwin Quiroz - Honorable Mention
  • Photography, High School:
    • Genesis Montes- 2nd place
  • Ceramics, High School:
    • Christina Taylor - 1st place
    • Mason Mearsch - 2nd place

TACFA paint pallet

Graphic Arts Winners

GRAPHIC ARTS

Photography winner

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ceramics winners

CERAMICS/3D ART

2019 TACFA Student Showcase

2018 Tustin Art Walk

The Tustin High School National Art Society curated this year's Tustin Art Walk display. All THS students were invited to submit their works for judging and admission the the annual BLINK show.

The Tustin Art Walk is an annual event sponsored by the City of Tustin and held in Old Town Tustin. This year's show took place on October 4th, 2018.

2018 Tustin Art Walk

2017-18 TACFA Schowcase

On March 16th, 2018, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts presented the Annual Student Art Invitational in the Clifton Miller Community Center. Tustin High School students were invited to participate and display their artwork for judging.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards and commendations for their works:

  • Graphic Arts, High School:
    • Aura Gutierrez - 3rd place
  • Oils/Acrylics/Watercolor, High School:
    • Grace Martin - 3rd place
  • Pastels/Graphite Pen & Ink/Colored Pencil, High School:
    • Cheyla Reyes- honorable mention
  • Photography, High School:
    • Joann Gonzalez- honorable mention
    • Angela Carrasco - 3rd place
  • Ceramics, High School:
    • Monica Meza - honorable mention
    • Daisy Mora - 2nd place
TACFA sign in a potted plant

2018 TACFA Student Showcase

Vocal Music

THS VOCAL MUSIC PROGRAM

Treble Clef

Ms Snider leading choir practice from her piano

Choir performing on a set of risers

The students of the Vocal Music Department explore and perform music of a variety of genres. Students experience the wonder of choral singing through a collaborative process. Both The choral students perform throughout the school year providing an artistic touch to the various events here at THS. The vocal students perform a Winter & Spring Concert, a Valentine Concert as well as performing in the Tustin Community. They also perform at the winter and International Assemblies run by the Tustin High Associated Student Body. One of the highlights of the year is the collaboration with the Theatre Arts Department and the Dance Department when all the talents are combined for a Spring Musical. The musicals are chosen by the assessment of the student talent and the availability of the production. This is an outdoor event where the community can experience the wonderful talents of the THS students in the performing arts programs.

The Voice Collective

Besides the Concert and Advanced Choir Classes, "The Voice Collective" is an auditioned smaller group of experienced singers that meet during Tutorial time, 6 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the spring to prepare Pentatonix-style pieces for concerts, assemblies, and community events. The purpose of this group is to offer more challenging vocal music experiences for talented, committed singers who may be considering a career in music.

MUSICAL PRODUCTION

The Choral Music Department works collaboratively with the Theater Arts Department to bring a professional musical production to the Student Plaza Stage biennially. The combined forces allow for a collaborative work that supports student learning through a team element. All the choral members are part of the cast and play a part of the big production numbers that support the story line of the show. Being a part of a full stage will bring memories that last for a lifetime. Come and enjoy the world of singing and performing! There is nothing like it!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tustin High Vocal Music Program, please email the THS Vocal Music Director, Dawn Snider.