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Daily Bulletin


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

THURSDAY, February 14, 2019
T TH TUTORIAL Bell Schedule

The Library will be closed today during 6th period.


THS Boys Soccer: Congratulations to the Tiller Boys Soccer team on their 2-1 win last night over Colton HS! Goals were scored by Jordi Galan and Carlos Chavez. They will move on to play in the CIF Semifinal round this Saturday, February 16th at Rialto High School at 5:00pm. Good Luck Boys!

Today’s club meetings are:


  • GSA in room 5204
  • Club d20 in room 5205
  • Hollywood Connection in room 416
  • Debate Club in room 809
  • Because we can in room 5207
  • Self-Care in room 815
  • Change my Mind in room 227
  • Science Olympiad in room 5203
  • Spanish Club in room 816
  • Red and Black Club in room 111
  • AOA in room 418

Seniors, have you successfully completed a level 4 or higher in a World Language class? Well you might be eligible for the State Seal of Biliteracy recognition upon graduation. Please make sure to check your email with instructions on how to check your eligibility for this. If you are eligible you MUST submit an application by February 22nd. Any questions you have, please contact either Mrs. Castañeda-Price in room 804 or Miss Hernández in room 815.

Graduation Product Orders: Seniors: If you haven’t ordered your cap and gown, or other graduation products, you can do so by calling Scott Graduation Services or by ordering online at  Extra ordering packets are available in the Student Store.

Seniors-If you are wearing a cap and gown that your sibling previously wore at the Graduation ceremony, please let Mrs. Russek in the Attendance Office know. Thank You.

Senior Munch at Knott’s Berry Farm: The Senior Munch at Knott’s is on Friday, March 1st. Tickets are on sale in the Student Store. Purchase your tickets through Wednesday, February 20th for $45. The price will go up to $55 on February 21st through February 26th. No tickets will be sold after February 26th. Financial Scholarships are available upon request now through January 31st. Permission slips will be available at the Student Store.

Grad Nite at Six Flags Magic Mountain- Grad Nite will be held at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Thursday, May 23. Pre-sale tickets for this celebration are available at the Student Store for $100 during the month of February, $110 during the month of March, $120 during the month of April, $130 from May 1-10, $140 from May 13-22 and $150 on May 23. Permission slips are now available at the Student Store. All graduates must check in at the Tustin High School Cafeteria at 5:30pm on May 23, with the last bus departing at 6:30pm. All students who attend Grad Nite must ride the bus to and from the event.  The Grad Nite party will end at 5:00am the next morning, May 24th.

Auditions for Graduation and Reflections Speeches/Entertainment: Seniors, are you interested in trying out out for Graduation or Reflections speeches?

  • Students must sign up for Speech auditions and musical numbers through Friday, February 22nd at the Student Store.
  • Speech auditions will be held the week of March 4th-8th.
  • Auditions for entertainment/musical numbers will be the week of April 1. Students must also provide copies of all song lyrics, music, and speeches on the day of auditions.
  • Students will be notified the week of April 8 if they have been selected for a Reflections or Graduation speech or performance. Your English Teacher will also have information packets regarding the try-outs.

Seniors!  Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 20th at 6:00PM! This will be our FINAL FINANCIAL AID NIGHT. Remember, the deadline to submit your applications is March 2nd! Financial aid counselors from Santiago Community College and Irvine Valley College will provide hands on support for you on your FAFSA or DREAM application. Please be sure to bring your 2017 tax information, social security numbers (if applicable), FSA I.D. (if applicable), and a fully charged laptop. Bring your questions and get the support you need to successfully follow through on this important step to making college happen.

AP EXAMS: The Student Registration window for AP Exams is open through this Sunday, February 24th at 11:59pm. The cost of each exam is $105. Tustin High is excited to offer families the ability to pay their exam fees on online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning the registration process. Go to the link located on the THS website to order your AP exam. Please make sure to send in your payment by the February 24th deadline! Please contact Mrs. Park if you have questions.

OCC Senior Day Seniors, are you planning on going to Orange Coast College after High School? Are you curious what OCC has to offer? You are in luck! OCC Senior Day is March 5th! There will be free food, campus tours, info booths, free event T-Shirt, music and MORE! Tustin High School will be providing a bus to get to and from OCC’s campus. Please see Ms. Riggs in the College and Career Center to pick up your permission slip. Only the first 50 students will be allowed to attend. DON’T MISS OUT!

COLLEGE VISITS:  Will continue next week. Be sure to sign up on Naviance to take advantage of these upcoming opportunities.


And a “Happy Birthday” shoutout goes to... Brian Caulfield 5, Tyler Watkins 7, Ruth Marroquin 12, Cesar De La Riva 19, Lori Redelsheimer 19, Ali Del Castillo 19, Ly Vu 22, Citlalli Parra 23

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

Daily Bulletin Archived issues are available upon request. Please contact the THS Webmaster, Marissa Reyes.

Tiller News & Counselors' CHAT



Las ediciones en español se encuentran en los archivos abajo

Issue Archives/Archivos



8/17 English OR Español 9/5 Statement of Non-Discrimination 10/4 English OR Español 11/2 English OR Español
8/24 English OR Español 9/7 English OR Español 10/12 English OR Español 11/9 English OR Español
8/31 English OR Español 9/14 English OR Español 10/19 English OR Español 11/16 English OR Español
  9/21 English OR Español 10/26 English OR Español Thanksgiving Break
  9/28 English OR Español


  11/30 English OR Español



12/7 English OR Español 1/9 Statement of Non-Discrimination 2/1 English OR Español 3/1 English OR Español
12/14 English OR Español 1/11 English OR Español 2/8 English OR Español 3/8 English OR Español
12/20 English OR Español 1/18 English OR Español 2/14 English OR Español 3/15 English OR Español
Winter Break 1/25 English OR Español 2/22 English OR Español Spring Break
      3/29 English OR Español


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




From the desk of Dr. Tuin, THS Principal
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Del escritorio de Dr. Tuin, Director de THS

Click here for English/En Español


I suppose Valentine’s Day is a made-up day to encourage business for cards, flowers and candy. However, I do appreciate the intentionality of acknowledging my partner in life of 33 years. I have been blessed relationally over the years, and in all our hard work in school to grow our students, what I really desire for them is to be happy and connected. Actually, I think the two go together.

I often spend time thinking about our students and staff and the significant accomplishments, experiences, and connections occurring over the course of the week. However, this week nudged me in more of a district perspective. Yes, there was a third round CIF soccer game that I will mention later, but there were also two significant meetings this week generated by district leadership. They reminded me of the context in which we work and learn as a school. I think this is important because while our focus is on students, we are part of a bigger TUSD team that adds tremendous value to what we do with students.

One district-initiated meeting I experienced this week was the monthly TUSD administrators meeting. This is an opportunity to hear from Dr. Franklin, the superintendent, and his team about information that might impact our work. They shared about the on-going plans to transition next year to new devices for the high schools. I was impressed with the depth of process to get feedback from the people who will be impacted most. There was also an import part of the meeting that addressed the budget challenges we face. More importantly, well-thought out plans were articulated as to how to address the challenges moving forward. Not all districts approach this work with such thought and foresight. It would be easy to make decisions out of fear, but our district leadership is making decisions based on what is best for our students, and what that looks like for years to come. All districts in California are facing these challenges. The state funds our students about a thousand dollars below the national average per state (which is about $12,900), however I am confident that TUSD will navigate these challenging waters with integrity, thoughtfulness, and foresight. I was reassured this week that our TUSD leadership understands that our work is all about people and their growth.

Another important meeting the district held this week was in our Tustin High School cafeteria. The district is looking at the long-term facility needs of our schools, and considering our current budget challenges, this would likely mean a future bond initiative. The Tustin High School feeder schools were invited last night to look at our facilities and comment on long term plans being created to address important learning needs for students. Parents, staff, and community members were present to offer their input. Again, I was so encouraged to be part of a school district that thinks about what students and staff need to learn well and be connected. Because leaders and community members from years gone by had the foresight to address learning needs, Tustin High School, and other schools throughout the district, experienced significant upgrades that have helped to keep our schools current. TUSD is currently engaging in another wave of visioning so that future students benefit from updated facilities. It might mean that I will be paying some additional taxes someday on my TUSD residence after I am retired. I think of the students just being born into our attendance area who I may never meet, but it is comforting to know that they could inherit a TUSD legacy of excellence like our current students. This is just the beginning of a long journey, but it is a necessary road. If you have an interest in seeing the thoughts to-date, please contact our office and arrange a time to see the designs before March 4th.

I mentioned the boys’ CIF soccer game. The unfortunate thing for me was that this game was happening literally as we were looking at the facility plans. I was getting updates from Tom Giebe, one of our athletic directors. He reported into the second half the 0-0 score. Although I was miles away, I was starting to feel the tension. Then, with about 30 minutes to go in the game, I got the news that one of our players received a red card. That was bad news on many levels, but one of the scary outcomes for the team was that they would play the rest of the game with one less player on the field. Just a few minutes later, I received a text I didn’t expect. We scored! About 10 minutes later, I got the text that they scored to make it 1-1. I could imagine that our players were getting tired trying to keep up. I expected the next text to be about the other team scoring. You can imagine my surprise when the next report came in saying that we scored with about 10 minutes left in the game. This go-ahead goal ended up sticking. In an unexpected manner, we advanced to the CIF Semi Finals that will be played on Saturday at 5PM at Rialto High School!

Soccer will join one boy wrestler, Jeff Valadez, and 4 girl wrestlers, Jazmin Segura, Paula Gavina, Giselle Barrera, and Jessica Ramirez, who will compete in another high-level CIF round of action (It is call Masters). 

Go TUSD and Go Tillers!

Dr. Jon Tuin

Tustin High School Principal

Weekly Reflection Archives



12/7 English/Español 1/11 English/Español 2/1 English/Español 3/1 English/Español
12/14 English/Español 1/18 English/Español 2/8 English/Español 3/8 English/Español
12/20 English/Español 1/25 English/Español 2/14 English/Español 3/15 English/Español
Winter Break   2/22 English/Español Spring 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



Date Program/Location
2-7-19 Boys' Basketball at Peters' Gourmade
2-21-19 ASB at Peters' Gourmade
2-28-19 MUN at Wahoo's



Challenge Success



This year, all Tustin Unified school district high schools have partnered with Stanford University's Challenge Success Program to help support our students as they navigate through the high-stress and high-pressure culture that surrounds them at school and interferes with healthy development.

On January 15, 2019 at 6pm at Beckman High School, Tustin Unified proudly presents an opportunity for families, students, teachers, staff, and community members to attend a presentation of the "Well Balanced Student." In this presentation, we will learn how to establish a healthy environment for your students and reduce stress without giving up academic achievement. You will also receive information on how to work with your child to build resiliency, creativity, and well-being.

Click HERE to see flyer for more information. (Para español)

2018 College and Career Fair

TUSD College Fair

Click HERE to view or download the PDF of the 2018 TUSD College & Career Fair FlyerOprime Aqui para ESPAÑOL

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.

2018 TUSD College & Career Fair Flyer

AP Exam Registration

January 7th - February 24th

How to Register:

Step 1 - Click HERE to go to the online total registration site.
Step 2 - Create an account with a valid email and cell number.
Step 3 - Choose which exams you will take.
Step 4 - Follow payment instructions and submit/send payment.

AP Exam Registration

Register for AP exams - January 7th - February 24th

If you have any questions, see Ms. Park or Ms. de Castillo in the Counseling Office.


  • $105 per exam
* Do you qualify for financial assistance? If so, indicate in your registration for review and approval.

  • Refunds are NOT available.
  • No late registration
** You must register online between 1/7 and 2/24

Parenting Resources


Presented by Olive Crest

Wednesdays from 6-8 PM

Beginning January 16th, 2019

At Tustin High School




Click HERE to VIEW AND download the PDF