- Daily Bulletin
- The Tiller News
- The Counselors' CHAT
- FRIDAY REFLECTION
- AP Exam Registration
- TUSD College and Career Fair
- TUSD Facilities Survey
- Peer Tutoring
- Outstanding Attendance Program
TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
(Announced to students school-wide, Mon/Wed/Fri, at 3rd Period)
Monday, October 14, 2019
M/F Regular Bell Schedule
Lost and Found: Lost something? Please check the Lost and Found located in the Library for your belongings.
Report Card Night and Financial Aid Night-This year Tustin High’s Report Card Night and Financial Aid Night will be on Thursday, October 17th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to pick up their students report cards and meet with teachers inside the Sports Pavilion to discuss their student’s progress. Only parents and guardians listed on the report card address with ID may pick up the student’s report cards.
Still need help on the FAFSA or DREAM? Financial aid counselors from Santiago Community College will provide hands on support on your application in the cafeteria and library. Please be sure to bring your 2018 tax information, social security numbers (if applicable), FSA I.D. (if applicable), and a fully charged tablet. Come with your questions and get the support you need to successfully follow through on this important step to making college happen.
Senior “Hypno” Event-Seniors, the first Senior “Hypno” Event, the Hypnotist Show, will be on Friday, November 8th. Check-in starts at the Sports Pavilion at 10:45am. All seniors must attend period 0 through 3. Pick up your permission slip, obtain the mandatory signatures and purchase your ticket at the Student Store. Buy your ticket today through this Friday, October 18th for $15. After that the price increases to $20 if purchased from Oct 21st through Nov 7th and $25 on Nov 8th, the day of the event. The cost of your ticket includes an incredible hypnotist show, a Senior t-shirt, and a class photo. Those who wait too long to purchase their ticket may not be guaranteed a t-shirt on the day of the event. Seniors not attending this event may purchase a senior t-shirt starting on Monday, November 11th for $10 each.
Dino Dash- Sunday, November 3rd is the 29th Dino Dash, so save the date and start training! Last year we had an increase of 136 Tustin High School participants in the Dino Dash and this year we are hoping to grow this number. The best part is that for every person who participates, whether it is running, jogging, walking or sponsoring a runner, it allows for money to return back to the classrooms. Sign up on the TPSF website or see your teacher for more information.
Homecoming Pictures- Homecoming pictures are in!! Please pick yours up in the Student Store.
THS Girl’s Soccer Try-outs- Tryouts for girls soccer start on Tuesday, October 22nd through Thursday, October 24th from 2:00pm-4:15pm on the San Juan Gate Field. There will also be a team meeting on Friday, October 25th from 2pm-3:30pm. Each player must present a current academic progress report dated 10/22/19 to the coach as well as having completed a physical and have insurance before trying out. Physical forms and insurance forms are available from the Athletic Director or Athletic Secretary. It is recommended that players bring soccer shoes, shin guards, soccer shorts and a t-shirt. If you have questions please call Coach Jim Gross and leave a message at 714-730-7414 ext. 87101.
Senior Make-Up Pictures: This is your last chance seniors! If you didn't get a chance to get your senior picture taken you may still do so. Expressions Photography will be here on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 12th and 13th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the THS Library. More information about pricing is located in the Front Office.
Mondays: The following clubs will be meeting today at lunch:
- Tides in Rm. 5105
- Robotics Club in Rm. 5205
- Key Club in Rm. 416
- Red Cross in Rm. 815
TUSD: TUSD will be hosting a Mental Health Awareness parent night this Wednesday, October 16th at 6PM in the THS Cafeteria. Parents are encouraged to attend the workshop which will focus on how to support students in times of crisis.
CSF: Students can apply for CSF membership for the Spring 2019 semester now until this Wednesday, October 16. There is a new procedure for CSF: Pick up a CSF form from the counseling office, print out your transcript and fill out the form. You must bring the form and transcript to Mr. Lopez in the Counseling office so he can check your points. He will initial your form for approval. THEN, you can go to the student store and pay your $5 membership fee. Mrs. Garcia in the student store will not accept your CSF form without Mr. Lopez's initials. Please see Mr. Lopez or Mrs. Pysher with any questions. Thank you!
AP Exam registration is open and closes on November 1st. Late registration will begin on November 2nd with a $45 fee per exam and no fee waivers will be approved as well. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hagstrom or Mr. Tanara.
COLLEGE VISITS: Have you signed up for upcoming College Visits? Check for times and locations of upcoming visits in the College and Career Center with Ms. Riggs or on Naviance and sign up to reserve your spot!
- Tuesday- Arizona State University, CSU Monterey Bay, and the US Army will be in the plaza at lunch.
- Wednesday- Boston College and Lycoming College and Santiago Canyon College will be in the plaza at lunch.
- Thursday- The University of Arizona, IVC, and the University of Northern Colorado will be in the plaza at lunch.
- Friday- Dominican University of California, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, and Reed College will be in the plaza at lunch.
Titan Tutors: Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Tutors program provides FREE tutoring services for our students Monday through Thursday from 1:45pm to 4:30pm. The tutors are able to provide support in all subjects. Drop in to rooms 412 and 415 for assistance!
Girls Basketball: Share a pizza with your favorite people on Thursday, October 17th at Round Table Pizza in support the Lady Tiller Basketball team! Mention the team at the register to make sure a portion of your purchase goes to supporting our Tillers!
AND A HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT GOES TO: (October Birthdays) Cheryl Chapman 2, Celeste Kelly 3, Ashley Hagstrom 4, Coral Kranz 6, Deisy Castaneda-Price 12, Lucy Garcia 12, Max Maldonado 15, Charmaigne Berg 20, George Nelson 20, Anoush Khojikian 23, Amy Bledsoe 28, Jennifer Douglas 28, Genesis Hernandez 29.
“Be Respectful. Be engaged. Be determined. Your future depends on it.”
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THE TILLER NEWS
READ ABOUT THE LATEST AND GREATEST HAPPENINGS AT TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL!
Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo
TILLER NEWS & COUNSELOR CHAT ArchiveS are available upon request. Please contact OUR THS COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Marissa Reyes.
THE COUNSELORS' CHAT
READ ABOUT current HAPPENINGS in counseling!
Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo
- Issue 6: October 3rd | Español
- Issue 7: October 18th | Español
- Issue 8: November 1st | Español
- Issue 9: November 15th | Español
TILLER FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
It was an interesting week on many levels, not the least of which was recognizing and celebrating Mental Wellness Week. Our guidance team planned a week of activities during lunch to bring awareness to both mental health issues and the resources available. Some of the activities included salsa dancing, yoga, and raffle prizes. Yesterday, we highlighted some organizations that provide mental health support, and today is the day everyone has been waiting for- the service dogs!
While there are a variety of causes for mental health issues, trauma is a big one. Additionally, regardless of the mental health challenge, one of the most important antidotes is authentic community. This week seemed to highlight the power of community at Tustin High School.
Tuesday featured an AVID Showcase, where several area schools came to learn about our school and AVID program. I was reminded that over 600 students participate in AVID, a class that represents much more than just a course. For many AVID students, it means community and support that feels a lot like family. Watching them grow from timid freshman to confident seniors is inspiring to say the least. The AVID family represents an important support group, which sometimes means the difference between surviving and thriving.
Another example of the power of community on display this week occurred in the Pavilion on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Yes, the girls’ volleyball team won again. However, for many of these girls, the team represents a kind of support group as well. This is close-knit team that seems to be increasingly supportive of one another. It will be exciting to see how that team unity plays out in the CIF playoffs. I don’t know how many games they will win, but I know this season will be treasured for a long time among these athletes and coaches.
Still another reminder of the importance of community occurred last night in the first performance of our fall play, “10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”. Students from the Advanced Theater Arts class came together as a team to create this performance. I know such groups form strong bonds and develop into a support group. However, last night demonstrated the power of such a connection. When one of their cast members got injured during the performance, it was touching to see the students pull together to support their fallen cast member and each other. In all my years as a high school principal, I don’t think I have ever experienced a theater event quite like this one. I was so impressed with how the students pulled together and supported one another in adversity.
During lunch today, two young ladies approached me and said, “Dr. Tuin, we think it should be mental health week every week!” I encouraged them to share their sentiments with some of the people who worked so hard to prepare the week. I also couldn’t help but marvel at the wisdom of these two freshman students who understood that empathy and community should be part of every week. It was another great week to be a Tiller!
Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal
Friday Reflection archives are available upon request. Please contact our THS Communications Specialist, Marissa Reyes.
2019-2020 AP EXAM REGISTRATION
September 1st - November 1st
HOW TO REGISTER:
Step 1: Go to the online test registration site: https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/53570
Step 2: Create an account using your personal email and cell number
Step 3: Choose which exams you will take
Step 4: Follow payment instructions and submit/send payment
$105 per exam / $15 per exam if approved for fee waiver*
*submit a request for fee waiver if you qualify for free & reduced lunch*
$150 per exam - $45 late fee and NO fee waivers will be honored
Must cancel before 11/1/19 to receive refund of $100 / $10
NO REFUND if you cancel after 11/1/19
Questions? Contact Mrs. Hagstrom or Mr. Tanara
Monday, November 4th from 6-8 PM at THS
TUSD is holding its 2019 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tustin High School. The 34th annual event is open to all TUSD high school students and their parents. Over 90 colleges, universities and military academies will have representatives hand out literature and answer questions about their institutions. Students and parents will be able to gather information on campus locations, curriculum, admissions requirements, tuition and living expenses. There will also be workshops on financial aid, higher education options in California and out-of-state, and NCAA eligibility. Additionally, community colleges, Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and career technical education programs will share their programs with Tustin Unified high school students.
From the TUSD Superintendent:
It is an honor to serve as Superintendent of the Tustin Unified School District. Every day students are nurtured and challenged to prepare for a successful future. Our goal is that all students thrive now and in the future. Tustin Unified and the community have always made facilities planning a priority, and we still have significant facilities needs:
Most schools in Tustin are over 50 years old.
- Many permanent classrooms have never been renovated.
- Campuses require utility upgrades including electricity, water, gas, and sewer.
- School safety upgrades are needed.
- Assembly areas are insufficient for current enrollments.
I am proud that Tustin Unified is taking the initiative to actively address these challenges. Last year the District embarked on updating its Long-Range Facilities Master Plan with over 600 participants.
We are now sharing our process and needs with the community to gather further input. We are working diligently to engage with the community to share the significant needs for modernized classroom buildings that ensure high quality outcomes for all students. Great schools protect our investment, improve our quality of life, and protect property values.
Now we need to hear from you. What do YOU think? What are YOUR questions?"
Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Tustin Unified School District
THS PEER TUTORING PROGRAM
The Peer Tutoring program is designed to help students achieve greater success by connecting students with their peers. The goal is to build an academic support system in which student-to-student help is offered to anyone who needs tutoring in any subject in order to strengthen students’ skills and improve their overall achievement. Peer tutors will be available to help other students as needed during Tutorial on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you would like to be a peer tutor please complete the Peer Tutoring Application Form and this Checklist Page. You can complete the application by following the link below or you can pick up a paper application from the Student Services Office. Two teacher recommendation signatures and a parent/guardian signature are required to complete the application. Applications must be submitted and Checklist/Signature Page must be turned in to the Student Services Office by Monday, September 23rd.
“Go” For Outstanding Attendance!
The Tustin Unified School District (TUSD) is partnering with Data Impressions & Microsoft to highlight students who model outstanding attendance. Data Impressions and Microsoft have generously donated 30 Microsoft Surface Go (or similar) devices to continue the TUSD attendance incentive program into a fifth year! One computer will be given away at the end of the school year at every school site in TUSD. All students who maintain outstanding daily attendance at TUSD’s schools will have a chance to win!
For program details, rules and eligibility information, please view or download the flyer.