School News:

SHOUT Conference March 27

The SHOUT Experience is a leadership conference geared towards young women who racially identify as Black, Latino, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander or Native American. The goal of the SHOUT conference is to provide inspiration and support to strengthen the development of these students academically, socially, and emotionally. The conference will explore with the students’ cultural understanding, self-empowerment, civil discourse, and leadership building. Although the event has a specific cultural focus it is open to all students. There will be an information session for students during (4th period on Tuesday, February  13).  Please see Ms. Johnson if you have questions.

Conference DATE:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Registration- 2 part process

Field Trip Paperwork filled out from Ms. Johnson or downloaded from our BSD website

On-line registration completed.

Both parts of the registration must be completed by March 20th.  It is best to have this done as early as possible.


Student Recognition

Congratulations to McKenna G., 8th grade trombonist in the Tillicum Middle Jazz 1 ensemble.  McKenna was awarded an “Outstanding Soloist Award” at the 21st annual Bellevue College Big Band Jazz Festival on Friday, February 2, 2018.  This award is given to recognize student-musicians for superior solo performances.

Congratulations to 6th graders Abigail L and Ariel T, who won Awards of Merit for their visual arts entries in the PTSA Reflections Art Contest.  Well done!


8th Grade Promotion

Save the date!  8th grade promotion is scheduled for June 21 at 1:15 PM in the Tillicum at Ringdall gym.  Tickets are not required.  The ceremony is typically held on the last full-day of school, during the school day.  Please note that this date is subject to change in the event of unplanned school closures, or snow days.  More details.


ASB news:

Tiger Socks for Sale!

Tillicum’s ASB and the Strideline sock company worked together to create a specialized Tillicum Tiger sock! The socks are in and now available for purchase for $25. Students may bring their money directly to the office, or they may pay online. Receipts for online purchases should be given to the office in exchange for socks. If you would like to pay online go to


Activities and Athletics:


Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 school year.  The deadline is Friday April 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm (no exceptions).  The application packets are available in the main office, or can be found on the NJHS website.


Open Gym Volleyball

Begins on Tuesday February 6th. It will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-4:30 in the Gym. Please note that students will not play against other schools, but instead they will learn various techniques and scrimmage in an open gym setting.

No sign-up is necessary & drop-ins are welcome.


Jubilee News

Winter Season 2:

Extended REACH will be from 01/30/18 to 04/06/18

We are starting a club called Extended REACH in the Tillicum  Cafeteria from 4:00 to 4:30 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays. We will be providing a safe environment for students to study, do homework & get help from peer tutors and adults. It’s a great way for students to get their grades up and keep them up. On Fridays we will have an optional day, students will be able to go outside and play sports of their choice. If weather is a factor, we will stay inside and play board games or students can study.


Student tutors as well as adult tutors are in need, if anyone would like to help the students or know of anyone who would like to help, please notify Shaler or Rob.

If anyone would like to volunteer for Extended REACH or any of our sports or activities, that would be very helpful. Please email us and let us know.

Spring Season Sports – watch for more info!

Basketball (Boys & Girls)

Soccer (Boys & Girls)

Girls Golf

Math Team

Thank you all for all your participation and support this season. We appreciate you more than you know. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us or stop by our office.

Robert & Shaler


For the latest schedule of after school activities please visit the Tillicum page:  After School Activities – Tillicum Middle School

Tillicum’s Jubilee Site Coaches are Rob Raban & Shaler Knowles

Their office is located in the school library.

You can also contact them via email:

Latest activity schedule.

Activity and Tutorial Bus Routes

Questions about Jubilee Sports and Activities?  Check their website or Contact Robert Raban, Jubilee Reach Tillicum Site Coach at


General Membership Meeting Feb. 13

Please join us for our next General PTA meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, 7pm, at Phantom Lake Elementary Library. We will be electing our nominating committee and adjusting our budget to increase our school grants. We will also be showing pictures taken from inside the new Tillicum building by some of our faculty. Mr. Peterson will also be present to answer questions. If you have any questions, please email


Every Clip Counts!

Thank you for your participation in our Box Tops Collection at Tillicum! We’ve collected $110 in Box Tops this fall! On average we earn between $300-400 per year.


You submitted just 10 Box Tops? Our earnings would reach $660!  Increase your collecting power by asking family and friends to clip these incentives, too!  Don’t wait too long, there are expiration dates.  Submit frequently so we earn every dime before they expire.  Get inspired to CLIP and have your student submit your collection to the office today.

UPDATE:  The Labels for Education program has been discontinued.

Your coordinators – Kim Flavius and Allison Patterson


District Announcements:

Parent Information Nights

To help families transition to their next step in the 2018-19 school year, every neighborhood school offers a parent information session for incoming Kindergartners, incoming 6th graders and incoming 9th graders. Some high schools have information sessions for all grades.  Additionally, each choice school hosts an information night for families who may be interested in applying.

Visit the district website for a complete schedule of all schools:


 Community Announcements:

Reminder to Vote

Special Election ballots have been mailed to all Washington residents. For Bellevue residents, these ballots will include three funding levies for the Bellevue School District (BSD): an Educational & Operations Levy, a Technology & Capital Projects Levy, and a School Bus Levy.

More information on each of these levies can be found at

We remind our school communities to set a good example for your students, take part in our democracy, and return your ballots before the February 13th deadline.


Submissions Welcome

We work to ensure that the news we share here is relevant for students and families, and we welcome news from families and the many individuals, clubs, teams, and organizations that support our school community. Please submissions directly to our office.


Student Awards

Want the district to showcase your student’s achievements on the district webpage and in this newsletter?  Submit information about awards your student has earned to the district’s Communications office!  Simply write one to two paragraphs answering who, what, when, where and why about your student’s accomplishment.  If possible, include a photo of your student to be posted with the story.  Send award submissions to



Lost & Found! 

The box in the main office is currently overflowing with jackets, hats, shoes, water bottles, lunch boxes & other miscellaneous items.  Please stop by to look through the pile & claim what belongs to your student. Note:  if an item has a student’s name on it, we make sure it is delivered directly to that person.

Lost & found items are donated at the end of each month.


Check Grades Online Weekly

Wondering how your student is doing in classes?  Be sure to check grades online.  Grades are updated regularly by teachers and our expectation is that parents are checking progress weekly via the online grade portal. With teachers seeing 140+ students each day the reality is that teachers are unable to provide individual updates on assignments and test scores, and the online grade viewer is our primary method for communicating this information.  More information about grade checking can be found online at:


Dates & Reminders

  • Feb. 13:  PTA General Membership Meeting
  • Feb. 19-23:  Mid-Winter Break
  • March 5-9:  NJHS Literacy Week
  • March 8:  Spelling Bee, 4:00 PM
  • March 16:  School Closed
  • March 19:  School Closed
  • March 20:  Incoming 6th Grade Parent Registration Night, 7:00 PM
  • March 20:  Choir Concert
  • March 22:  Orchestra Concert
  • June 21:  8th Grade Promotion, 1:15 PM, More details

Link to the Tillicum online calendar.


Be sure to check the Tillicum website for school supply lists and other important updates!

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