Tillicum Times

March 18,  2024

Dear Tillicum Families,

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the lovely sunshine and warm weather this past weekend.  I sure did.  Thank you for taking a moment to read this newsletter with important information about upcoming events including course registration for current 6th and 7th grade students.

Dusty Steere


Principal – Tillicum Middle School


  • 3/11-20      Girls Golf registration through Jubilee Reach
  • 3/18 – 29  Boys Basketball & Girls Soccer registration through Jubilee Reach
  • 3/18            Current 6th and 7th grade students receive course registration information for 2024/25
  • 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
  • 4/22-26     ASB Spirit Week
  • 4/29-5/3   ASB Spring Candy-gram
  • 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/


2024-25 Course Registration for current 6th and 7th grade.  Current 6th and 7th grade students received course selection information in their English Language Arts classes on Monday (Ms. Young’s class on Wednesday).  Course selection requests are due by Friday 3/29.   Students and families can view/review all course selection information and resources on the Registration Page of our school website. https://bsd405.org/tillicum/resources/counseling/registration/.  Be sure to check out the informational videos highlighting elective course offerings.

Last Chance for Tickets:  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!  Ticket sales end 3/22. 
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.

Previous Announcements

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.

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.