Vol. 4, Issue 27
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March 2, 2018
THE TILLER NEWS T-TOWN’S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER, PRODUCED BY STAFF AND STUDENTS
BRIEF HAPPENINGS SUPER TEACHER STIKES AGAIN!
SPRING SPORTS KICK-OFF
PARKING LOT: FINAL PHASE
Already Tustin High’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Johanna Vandal has been named TUSD’s Teacher of the Year! Vandal is a THS alumni, current AVID teacher and instructional coach. She is also heading committees for pivotal visits from WASC and the AVID program.
All of our spring sports programs officially kicked off their season this week. Athletes of the week are taking a break and will return next week with spring sports athletes highlighted.
We are in the last and final phase of the parking lot solar project. The area impacted will be the front section of the parking lot closest to El Camino Real. This area will be completely closed off during installation.
FEATURED ARTICLES CULTURAL LEARNING IN ACTION By Susie Burgess, Genesis Hernandez, and Charlene Hsu, on behalf of the World Languages Department
n the World Language department at Tustin High School, lots of good and exciting things are happening!
In Madame Burgess’ French 4 Honors, students spent a day as chefs de cuisine preparing a variety of appetizers. Through this delicious lesson, they also learned vocabulary and customs of food preparation. In Señorita Hernández’s Spanish for Native Speakers 2, students learned about health and nutrition. Students had the opportunity to take 20-minute walks on the track every Friday. They also created videos to educate and persuade others towards pursuing healthy habits as part of TUSD’s wellness contest. In Magistra Hsu’s Latin classes, students learned about Lupercalia, a Roman holiday that influenced Valentine’s Day. Part of this lesson was a service project in which students created Valentine’s Day/Lupercalia cards that were later given to the Silverado Tustin Care Center.
MAD CAD SKILLS By Ed Hernandez, T-Tech Academy Director
“The best things in life aren’t things. ”
T-Tech Academy Students at work Toy Train Model
- Art Buchwald
n industry today, it is all about 3D modeling and 3D printing. It wasn't too long ago that our Product Design sophomores struggled to make a simple box in our SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling program. Now, as we prepare for our CSWA professional certification exam, we're getting pretty good! The Certified SolidWorks Associate exam is taken in May, during a single 3-hr session. Not everyone will pass, but for those that do, the CSWA provides a true professional qualification that they can add to their resume and/or college application. Product Design & Engineering is one of the only classes in TUSD offering a true professional certification as part of its curriculum!
ASB RUNS FINAL BLOOD DRIVE OF THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR By David Peay, Activities Director
he Tustin High Associated Student Body has once again been “Saving Lives” as they ran the final Blood Drive to support the Orange County community. We took in a total of 132 units of blood! Normally we run four drives a year, but with the change in the school calendar, there were not enough days between the drives, as well as the “crazy-busy” schedule at the end of the year with State and AP Testing. I want to thank all of those who help support our drive by giving. You really are helping to save lives. Our next drive will be held at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Plan now to be a part of our “Life Saving” efforts. Who knows….it may be someone you know that needs your blood!
#ACCEPTED & #ENLISTED TILLERS: 2018 EDITION By Tiller News Editor
very year, the Tustin High School Counseling Department runs a major social media campaign to celebrate our graduating class in their plans for the future. In a collaborative effort between Counselors: Corinne Pysher, Amy Bledsoe, Judy Park, Erin Swanson, Ashley Hagstrom, Counseling Secretary: Ana Menjivar, and THS Webmaster/Public Relations: Marissa Reyes, the campaign launched this week on THS’s official social media accounts and website. We will continue to post photos of the Class of 2018 through the end of the school year as students finalize their post-high school plans. If you haven’t yet, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest on our fantastic #Tillers! Seniors: if you're ready to be #Accepted/#Enlisted, come into the Student Services office to set up your appointment with Mrs. Menjivar! #AcceptedTillers #EnlistedTillers #Classof2018 TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Tillers 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 730-7414
Mrs. Menjivar with Amanda Zamora, Senior
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Vol. 4, Issue 27
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March 2, 2018
THE COUNSELORS’ CHAT A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER ABOUT CURRENT HAPPENINGS IN COUNSELING, PRODUCED BY THS COUNSELORS
Welcome to the 2nd semester of the 2017-18 school year! Counselors will continue to be an integral part of your students’ support at school. The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you of events, deadlines, tips, and information that support students’ college and career readiness. Don’t know who your counselor is? Please see the directory below:
SCHOLARSHIPS: Check out the THS Counseling page and the Financial Aid page for scholarship opportunities!
THIS WEEK’S UP-DATES CLASS OF 2018
CLASS OF 2019
CLASS OF 2021
College Tip of the Week: Make sure to file your FAFSA or DREAM by March 2nd! And please make sure that your information (last name, first name, birthday, home address, etc.) matches your information in Aeries. This is to ensure that your GPA can be successfully matched for the Cal Grant program. Important March 2nd deadline: Our records indicate that 61% of our Seniors have submitted financial aid applications via FAFSA or Dream. This application is due no later than today, March 2nd to be considered for Cal Grants and institutional grants. Colleges can also use this information to consider you for other merit based scholarship opportunities. So make sure to file and submit by March 2nd! TPSF Scholarships: All applications are online and open NOW! Please click HERE for more information and to apply. Remember, these are fantastic, local scholarship opportunities and we strongly recommend that all eligible students apply! Applied to community college? Below are some important dates to know regarding placement exams scheduled at THS and college “senior day” field-trips. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Sam in the College and Career Center!
Registration: Wondering when you will be registering for classes for next year? Counselors will be going into Juniors’ US History classrooms in Mid-March to discuss registration procedures and things to consider. Each Junior will meet individually with their counselor during the week of March 19th to select courses for the 1819 school year. Thinking of Enlisting? Sign up for the ASVAB test now! The exam will take place on 4/4/18. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Julie Sam. If you’re ready to sign up, do it through Naviance!
Registration: Wondering when you will select your courses for next year? Counselors will be providing presentations to all Freshmen through their Biology classes during the week of April 16th. All students will have met with their counselor to discuss course selections 1:1 by the end of April.
CLASS OF 2020 Registration: Counselors will be going into English Classrooms for all Sophomores to discuss registration procedures and process during the first week of April. Every Sophomore will meet 1:1 with their counselor to discuss and select courses for the 18-19 school year by mid April.
CLASS OF 2021 Registration: Wondering when you will select your courses for next year? Counselors will be providing presentations to all Freshmen through their Biology classes during the week of April 16th. All students will have met with their counselor to discuss course selections 1:1 by the end of April.
7:30 - 9:30 AM
8:00 - 11:30 AM
SCC/SAC Placement (RSP)
9:00 - 12:00 PM
7:30 - 10:30 AM
7:45 - 9:00 AM
Community College Field Trips *Meet with Mrs. Sam in Library
Community College Placement Tests
OCC Senior Day*
8:40 - 1:40 PM
SCC Tour/Registration Day*
8:00 - 12:00 PM
SAC Priority Registration Day*
7:45 - 1:00 PM
ALL CLASSES Summer School: Summer school registration will be completely online this year. Students eligible for summer school due to credit recovery or remediation will be assigned summer school through Aeries by their counselor. Students needing to register for a Geometry, World History, or VPA course due to being involved in multiple programs will need to speak to their counselor. Parents will receive an email to click “confirm” for summer school in order to reserve their child’s spot. Only students who have confirmed spots for summer school will be attending this year. There will be no walk-in’s accepted on the first or 2nd day of summer school sessions. Tutorials: Please remember to check your Aeries for assigned tutorials. Tutorials are assigned based on “D” or “F” grades issued during grading cycles and quarter reports. If there are errors, please see your counselor. And don’t forget that assigned tutorials are mandatory until students have demonstrated satisfactory progress by the next grading cycle!
Career & Internship Fair! March 22nd– During Tutorial/Lunch
n March 22nd, THS will hold it’s annual Career and Internship Fair in the Tiller Plaza! We will be on a special schedule that day to accommodate for this event. Come out to seek job and internship opportunities for this summer!
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS *Sign up for ALL upcoming visits on Naviance U.S. Marines
Mon, March 5th
OCC Placement Test
Wed, March 7th
The University of Tampa
Mon, March 5th
Sacred Heart University
Wed, March 7th
North Arizona University
Tue, March 6th
Wed, March 7th
Santa Ana College
Tue, March 6th
United States Air Force
Thu, March 8th
Tustin Kiwanis Career 1-on-1 March 31st from 2PM -4PM at Piadina in the Tustin Market Place
he Tustin Kiwanis is hosting a career information workshop for teens at Piadina in the Tustin Marketplace on March 31st from 2PM-4PM. Students can come out to learn from professionals in a wide range of fields including law enforcement, education, sports, medical, and so much more! TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Tillers 1171 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 (714) 730-7414
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESOURCES, VISIT: NAVIANCE | THS COUNSELING DEPARTMENT THS CAREER CENTER | THS COLLEGE PLANNING FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS