- FRIDAY REFLECTION
- Daily Bulletin
- The Tiller News
- The Counselors' CHAT
- TUSD College and Career Fair
- TUSD Facilities Survey
- AP Exam Registration
- Peer Tutoring
- Outstanding Attendance Program
TILLER FRIDAY REFLECTIONS
From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
May 29, 2020
The last week of school is usually filled with finals, graduation and saying good bye. Because of the pandemic, our world changed. This was by far the most unique ending to a school year for any of us, but it was impactful to see how people stepped up to honor our students and send them off in a meaningful way.
Tuesday evening, I was invited to an intimate, well-distanced and special celebration of four senior basketball players. Coach Gocke transformed her front yard into a graduation venue for families, friends and staff to honor four awesome young ladies. Keith Martyn, our resident announcer, introduced each of the four young women with a brief bio. Two neighbors also contributed by singing a touching song while the ladies stood on the porch looking out into the street where clusters of families sat well distanced from each other. Even behind the masks, the emotion was evident from those gathered. It took some extra effort from Coach Gocke to put the small event together with all the decorations and set-up, but it was well worth it.
After leaving the mini ceremony, I drove over to another home in Santa Ana where one of our seniors stood in the front of his home to receive congratulations from family and friends as they drove by to honor his accomplishment. It was obvious again, the extra effort his family gave to create a moment.
That evening, I also sat down to watch the Reflections video prepared by our students and staff. Songs, dances, encouraging words from celebrities and meaningful speeches from Tillers were mixed in with creative graphics and visuals. It was emotional to watch because it represented a special group of people, the class of 2020.
The celebration of our seniors did not end on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday marked our time to collect computers. I wondered how many seniors would show up to turn in their device, and I can report to you that almost all of them did. Yes, they were being responsible and doing the right thing, but there was also something special waiting for them if they took care of all their business in the front parking area. Students drove, sometimes walked, to the Science Building from Orange Street to receive their diploma, cords, medals and even a yard sign to proudly display at home. As the two days developed, our team realized the significance of that drive and created an increasingly more festive experience, turning an administrative task into a meaningful farewell. The occasional tears and smiles, even behind masks, provided some indication of the impact.
As I look back on this week, I realize that it was emotional, draining, and very meaningful. I grew to really appreciate this group of seniors, first for all they did when we were in school, but then for all they endured not having school. They weren’t defined by the pandemic, but they were shaped by it. We all were. I am so proud of our staff, and this group of students, who finished well. Our seniors will be missed, and “once a Tiller, always a Tiller”.
Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal
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Friday Reflection archives are available upon request. Please contact Patty Lee or Kathy Russek
TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL DAILY BULLETIN
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THE TILLER NEWS
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THE COUNSELORS' CHAT
READ ABOUT current HAPPENINGS in counseling!
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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
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
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.
Download the Application Checklist
and Fill out the Online Application form
“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.