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Daily Bulletin


(Announced to students school-wide, daily, at 3rd Period)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
TUTH Tutorial Bell Schedule

The THS Library will be a QUIET ZONE during Tutorial periods and after school this week. QUIET ZONE will continue next week to support final exam study time. Good Luck Tillers!


THS vs. FHS Basketball: You won’t want to miss this exciting Boys Basketball game this Friday, December 14 at Foothill High School. Tickets are now on sale in the Student Store. Ticket Prices are: $6.00 for General (including students without an ID card), $6.00 for Students without ID card, $3.00 for THS students with ASB, Seniors Citizens are $3.00 and Children under 5 are free.

The Tiller Boys Varsity Soccer team defeated Yorba Linda last night 4-2. The team is now 7-0. Goals were made by Jonathan Molina (1), Cesar Alvarez (1), Jessie Lares (1), and Nick Lopez (1). Congratulations Tillers!

Interested in joining the THS Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team? Tryouts will be today, Tuesday, December 11th from 3PM - 4PM. Students must have a completed Athletic Clearance packet and physical exam to try out.

  • Meet at 2:45PM in front of the Ball Pit.
  • Bring cleats or sneakers and your lacrosse stick.
  • Tryouts will be behind the football field.

Interested in joining the THS Girl’s’ Varsity Lacrosse team? Tryouts will be on Thursday, December 13th and will take place in 2 groups: the first from 2 to 3 PM and the second from 3 to 4 PM. A makeup date has been set for Tuesday, December 18th at 12:45 PM for students unable to make it on Tuesday. Students should meet at the corner of the athletic fields near the track and are encouraged to bring cleats and running shoes to practice- no lacrosse stick is necessary.

Any student intending to tryout must have a completed Athletic Clearance Packet and physical exam.

Baseball: Try-outs for the 2019 Baseball team will take place today, December 11th at 3 PM. Students must have a completed Athletic Clearance packet and physical exam to try out.


Titan Tutors: Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Tutors program provides FREE tutoring services to the Tillers every Monday through Thursday after school until 4:30pm! Drop in to rooms 412 and 415 with your English and Math questions.

Movie Night: Calling all cotton-headed ninny muggins! Advanced Theatre is sponsoring an Elf movie viewing party tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12 at 6pm in the Little Theatre. We will be selling hot chocolate, brownies, cookies and other goodies! There will be a suggested donation of $5 to support the theatre program. So if smiling's your favorite, find your best ugly Christmas sweater and come out for a festive night with Buddy the Elf!


Senior Diploma Signature Card: Seniors-There are only 2 weeks left for you to complete the Google form for your high school diploma. We need to order your diplomas in early January. Please help complete the Senior Diploma Signature card on the #SENIORSEVERYTHING tab on the THS website.

  • Submit your legal first, middle and last name exactly as it appears on your birth certificate or passport. Your diploma is a legal document, which means it cannot have nicknames, initials, or abbreviations on it.
  • At graduation practice, you will be given a reader card on which you may specify another way to have your name read during the graduation ceremony.
  • Final deadline to submit your diploma information is December 20, 2018. Please see Mrs. Russek in the office if you have any questions!


Clubs Meeting today are:
Gender Equality Club will be in Room 706 on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month
Jew Crew in room 703
Make A Change Club in Room 227
Givers United in room 5105
Video Editing in room 132 every other Tuesday
Test Prep in room 811
Photo Club in room 233
Tillers Against Trafficking in room 702

And Red and Black Tiller Buddies will be decorating sugar cookies this Thursday, December 13th at snack in front of room 111.


Counseling Tutorial: The counselors will be available in the library on Tuesday and Thursday during tutorial to help you will college and financial aid applications and answer any of your college related questions. Take advantage of this extra support time!

COLLEGE VISITS continue with Santiago Canyon College today in the Plaza at lunch! Be sure to sign up on Naviance to take advantage of these upcoming opportunities!

Considering Community College as a post-secondary option? The THS counseling department has prepared an informative Community College Matriculation Night on January 17th from 6PM-7PM. IVC, Santa Ana, Santiago Canyon, and OCC will be providing information on their flagship programs, transfer information, and help you with the application process. Please bring your fully charged laptops. We hope to see you there!


Students just a reminder, we will be having Detention today from 2:45pm to 3:45pm. Report to the Cafeteria and be on time.

Seniors, just a reminder, make sure you are serving your detention hours to avoid interruptions to your seniors activities and/or graduation walk.

Don’t miss out!

And a “Happy Birthday” shoutout goes to... Geoffrey Pinney 13, Javier Mendoza 13, Candy Caldwell 15, Ryan Miller 15, Michelle Siteman 17, James Tindukasiri 19, Olga Reardon 20, Kyrsten Koops 20, Jimmy Romero 21, Sheila Moeller 23, Jeanine Raab 28, Ed Hernandez 28, Sarah Markley 31.

“Be Respectful. Be engaged. Be determined. Your future depends on it.”

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12/7 English/Español1/9 Statement of Non-Discrimination2/1 English/Español3/1 English/Español
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From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
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Del escritorio de Dr. Tuin, Director de THS

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As I sat down to reflect this morning, I was reminded of what an extraordinarily busy week it has been at Tustin High School. With the end the semester in sight, classroom activity reflected an increased urgency. Winter sports programs engaged in what is now becoming the meat of their seasons, and three of our performing arts classes demonstrated their growth by presenting a quality and enjoyable program last night. On top of all of that, some significant events occurred worth highlighting, and I thought that this week, I would just make a list.

Here we go!

Boys’ Basketball – Our boys won another game this week and continue to show their growth with this young team. However, the win Tuesday night marked an important milestone for Coach Bossenmeyer, as it represented his 400th win as a high school basketball coach. When you do the math, it reveals that he has coached for a long time, and led many successful seasons. The most important part for him is the opportunity to positively impact the lives of hundreds of young men over the years. The gratitude expressed and congratulations offered by former players on social media were some indication of the impact Coach Bossenmeyer has had over the years. Congratulations Coach.

Terrific Tuesday – That is my name for this past Tuesday as we hosted three girls home games for water polo, soccer, and basketball. All three came away with victories in what turned out to be three very different contests. Girls’ water polo battled and came away with a hard fought come from behind victory (Hard fought is not an exaggeration when one considers the activity occurring beneath the water). Girls’ soccer took another quick lead and didn’t look back in another easy win. Girls Basketball hosted the 16th ranked team in Orange County, getting out to a quick lead and holding on in the end. They have now beaten the #22 and #16 teams, showing that they belong in the conversation when talking about the best teams in Orange County.

Boys Soccer – They increased their level of competition this week considerably, and prevailed in both instances. They won on Tuesday 1-0, and then again on Wednesday 3-1. The intensity and skill our boys’ soccer team has brought to each competition has been impressive.

Wrestling – This will go down as a busy week for boys and girls wrestling. Not only did they both compete Wednesday night in the old gym against a league opponent, but they will also host a huge two-day tournament this Friday and Saturday. In their dual match Wednesday night against Kennedy High School, the boys won a majority of matches while the girls faced one of the better girls’ programs in Orange County. I was proud of how both teams competed and showed improvement- even from just a couple of weeks ago.

Sports Banquets - While winter sports were in full swing, several fall sports teams brought closure to their season by hosting banquets in the THS cafeteria. Families, athletes, and coaches came together to celebrate the hard work and fun experienced this fall. The boys’ water polo team was particularly excited to receive shirts from their coaches with the words on back, “CIF Finalists”, a fitting gesture to a group of boys’ who worked extremely hard and turned their season into an impressive accomplishment.

Blood Drive - The Tustin High School Pavilion is an impressive facility and it showed versatility this week transforming into three very different venues in the course of 24 hours- Due to the hard work of our campus custodial team, of course. Thursday morning, the Pavilion changed into a blood center for one of our traditional blood drives. Approximately 100 adults and students offered some time out of their day to literally save lives. Even more impressive was the student team assembled to bring students into the center, comfort them during the process, and make sure donors were nourished and recovered before they left. It was a team effort for a good cause.

Winter Concert – Mr. Fisk and Mrs. Snider combined their performing groups to present an excellent Winter Concert last night as the Pavilion transformed again into a concert hall. The Wind Ensemble (which is a fancy word for band), played three lively tunes that quickly brought the audience into a holiday mood. The band worked extremely hard as a marching unit this fall, and it was impressive to see their quick transition to a concert group. Shortly after the ensemble performed, the choir sang six diverse songs highlighting a variety of group configurations. The choir has gone through a bit of a transition after Mr. Peay’s retirement. Mrs. Snider and her group of vocalists showed that they were up to the challenge, creating wonderful music with their voices. Not to be out-done, the Orchestra performed four pieces of their own, offering beautiful renditions of traditional holiday music. The concert ended with one last number performed by all three groups, creating a celebration of music enjoyed by all who attended. I enjoy attending events where students perform and demonstrate the fruits of their hard work. However, last night, I found myself being swept away in the music, not listening to students performing, but rather soaking in the beautiful sounds resonating from the front of the auditorium.

Socratic Seminar – Our teachers work hard to create experiences where students are challenged to read, listen, collaborate, and communicate in order to expand their skills and ability to think. I am often amazed at teacher creativity in creating these powerful experiences. This week, Ms. Khojikian invited me to listen to a Socratic Seminar, which was an impressive example of the kind of learning activity I just described. A group of students sat in a circle with other students sitting right behind them. The students on the inner circle were asking probing questions related to the book they read as a class. The other students were acting as a support team to look up evidence and think through reasoning for arguments offered in the inner circle. After a period of time, the students changed roles and continued the thoughtful and intellectually stimulating conversation. As I listened to our young people address themes and issues uncovered, I was extremely grateful for our teachers who go to great lengths to create such conversations and activities. We have amazing students who will rise to challenges presented. It was quite impactful to listen to this group of sophomores engage in a discussion that pushed their thinking and showed a growing depth of thinking.

Student Shadows – This week, we had another group of teachers follow students throughout the school day to gain a deeper understanding for what our students experience in their school day. It was enlightening to listen to two of our teachers talk about their experience. The adults in our school work extremely hard on behalf of students to grow and prepare them for life after high school. However, it was an important investment of time and money for teachers to take a look at the school experience through the eyes of a student. I am grateful for so many adults here at Tustin High School who genuinely want the best for our students and are willing to think outside the box to continue to grow our practice as a team.

Rainbow and Unicorns – Well, we missed on the unicorns, but not the rainbow. This was not a typical week as we experienced two full days of rain; sometimes torrential. However, sometimes challenging weather brings beautiful surprises. Colorful sunsets and sunrises come to mind, but this week was particularly amazing. When I pulled up to the school on Wednesday morning, I was greeted by a large rainbow that expanded the entire horizon. Not only that, but there was an extra bonus, a double rainbow, that enhanced the breathtaking scene. It was really something. It reminded me that sometimes life’s more beautiful moments come on the heels of challenges. Babies are beautiful bundles of joy that come after hours of hard labor, impressive buildings are created as the result of months of hard work, and graduation day comes as the result of years of hard work. Life definitely has it challenges and difficult times. However, it is good to pause from time to time and enjoy the rainbows!

It was a good week to be a Tiller!

Go Tillers!

Dr. Jon Tuin
Tustin High School Principal

Weekly Reflection Archives


12/7 English/Español1/9 Statement of Non-Discrimination2/1 English/Español3/1 English/Español
12/14 English/Español1/11 English/Español2/8 English/Español3/8 English/Español
12/20 English/Español1/18 English/Español2/14 English/Español3/15 English/Español
Winter Break1/25 English/Español2/22 English/EspañolSpring Break

3/29 English/Español

4/05 English/Español5/3 English/Español
4/12 English/Español5/10 English/Español
4/19 English/Español5/17 English/Español
4/26 English/Español5/24 English/Español
5/30 English/Español




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2018 College and Career Fair

TUSD College Fair

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Monday, November 5th from 6-8 PM at THS

TUSD is holding its 2018 College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tustin High School. The 33rd 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.

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Voter Registration

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