Tillicum Times

March 11,  2024

Dear Tillicum Families,

I have nothing wise or pithy to share with families this week other than this dad joke.

Have a great week!

Dusty Steere


Principal – Tillicum Middle School


  • 3/11-20      Girls Golf registration through Jubilee Reach
  • 3/13            Band Zone Concert at Sammamish HS at 7pm
  • 3/18            Current 6th and 7th grade students receive course registration information for 2024/25
  • 3/18-29      Registration for Boys Basketball and Girls Soccer through Jubilee Reach
  • 3/19             Choir Zone Concert at Tillicum at 7pm
  • 3/22            Regular School Day due to Emergency School Closure on 1/17
  • 3/27            Panera Bread Yum-Raiser events By Tillicum PTA
  • 3/29            Tillicum Night at the Mariners Game
  • 4/3              Panera Bread Yum-Raiser events By Tillicum PTA
  • 4/8-12         Spring Break
  • 6/17             Save the Date – 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 12:15 pm.

Please visit our Tillicum website for the most current information.  https://bsd405.org/tillicum

Registration for  Spring Jubilee Sports.  Registration for Girls Golf is March 11-20th.  Registration for Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer is March 18-29th.

The registration link has been emailed to students and requires the student’s BSD email credentials to access. These sports are NOT open for registration in FinalForms.  Please see our website for more information: https://bsd405.org/tillicum/tigers/sports/

High School Course Registration for current 8th grade families.   Language Arts teachers collected student course registration forms during class on Monday.  If your child did not turn in their form, please ensure they submit their Course Requests online in StudentVue and that they bring their form to school on Tuesday.  High school counselors return Tuesday 3/12 to follow up.

2024-25 Course Registration for current 6th and 7th grade.  Current 6th and 7th grade students will receive course selection information in their English Language Arts classes during the week of March 18 – 22 during which time they will view a registration video and register their course requests online via StudentVue.

8th grade Promotion Ceremony:  Monday June 17.  Families are invited to join us in the Tillicum gymnasium on Monday 6/17 at 12:15 pm for our 8th grade promotion ceremony followed by a reception in the commons.  More details forthcoming.

Attend Spring for Schools on March 30! Registration for Bellevue Schools Foundation‘s annual fundraiser is free. The event not only offers a chance to explore student initiatives funded by the Foundation, it’s a fun evening to connect with fellow BSD families and teachers and celebrate our community. As a reminder, Bellevue Schools Foundation provides critical funding to our school — learn about the programs supported in our classrooms.

Hopefully you saw Dr. Aramaki’s blog about the importance of funding from BSF at this time. Community donations to BSF will safeguard the transformational opportunities that set BSD apart nationally. We hope to see you at Spring for Schools on March 30! If you want to learn more about BSF and/or the event, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

Panorama SEL Survey.  On Thursday April 25th Tillicum students will participate in the Panorama survey during 6th period.   The invaluable data collected will serve as a foundation for refining our educational practices and pinpointing areas of strength and growth as perceived by students themselves. Rest assured, all student data from this survey, like any other screeners or assessments, will be treated with utmost confidentiality and security.

Read the full family letter here.

Dear Future Newport High School Korean Parents.  If you are interested in connecting with other Korean parents of NHS,  join the “Newport Korean Parents” chat group using the KakaoTalk app. https://open.kakao.com/o/gVvaBKKf 

If you have any questions, please contact Helen Chang (NHS Parent Volunteer) via email [email protected].

Thank you.


친애하는 뉴포트 고등학교 한인 학부모님께,

다른 한인 학부모님들과 소통하고 싶으시면, 첨부된 QR 코드를 사용하여 카카오톡 앱을 통해 “Newport Korean Parents” 채팅 그룹에 참여하십시요. https://open.kakao.com/o/gVvaBKKf

질문이 있으신 경우 이메일 [email protected]을 통해 Helen Chang (NHS Parent Volunteer) 에게 문의하시기 바랍니다.



Previous Announcements

Tillicum Night at The Mariner’s Game.  Tillicum Middle School’s Choir is performing at the Seattle Mariners game on March 29th. Please come support the choir while helping the PTA raise money for our school! 
1 ticket = $25 | 2 tickets = $45 | 3 tickets = $60

Mariner’s vs. Boston Red Sox
Friday, March 29th at 6:40pm


Reach out to [email protected] if you have any question.

Reporting Safety Concerns. Bullying and safety concerns can always be reported to any staff member at school.  The Secondary Level Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Incident Reporting Form is available to all families in the office. Finally, Bellevue School District also utilizes an anonymous reporting tool called SafeSchools Alert through which anyone can make a verbal or written report of harassment, intimidation or bullying. Information on how to submit a report via any of these methods is available on the district website at www.bsd405.org/help/report.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.