Titan P.R.I.D.E


Principal's Corner

Titan Families,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Tahquitz High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of P.R.I.D.E.! This is my 14th year serving in Hemet Unified School District where I have been a teacher and Assistant Principal. I was an Activities Director at Tahquitz for five years, so I am incredibly happy to be home with my Titan Family!

I know this school year hasn't started the way we would have liked, but please know I am dedicated to providing our students with a quality education and as much normalcy as the circumstances allow. Our students have worked hard since August to navigate virtual learning, and their effort has not gone unnoticed. Learning in this virtual environment is new to us all, so my focus continues to center around the safety of our students, staff, and families. We have taken many measures to keep everyone safe while still maintaining a strong focus on the learning and achievement of our students.

I look forward to learning and growing with you. We are going through this together, and I am committed to assisting you through the bumps in the process that will occur, as well as, celebrating the victories in the learning ahead of us!


Kari McGowan, Principal

Welcome Our New Titans

Tahquitz ASB News

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Senior Portraits (Yearbook Picture)

Monday, Nov. 16th through Friday, November 20th

If you need to change your time or a full session please email Ms. Jones at:


Please check your email for more information.

Attention Senior Families!!!

If your senior has not provided their cap and gown size, please have them do so as soon as possible. The google form was sent to every senior in their student email or you can click on the link below to complete the information.


Tahquitz Counseling Department / BARR Program

Important Information:

The end of the semester is January 6th. If your student/s has an F in ANY class, please have them communicate with their teacher on what they can work on over Thanksgiving break to help improve their grade.

Please make sure they are logging on to both their synchronous and asynchronous classes every day. Synchronous is for all current assignments, and asynchronous is for all missing assignments or assignments that they need help with.

If they are invited to an "Intervention" class in the am from 8:35-9:05, please make sure they attend that as well.

Remind them to check their emails for emails from their Counselors or MFT as they are working hard trying to send them important emails. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Contact Information:

Susan Griffith (Counselor)

AVID & Last Names (A-G)


Jenna Hempel (Counselor)

Last Names (H-Z)


Laurie Wark (Counselor)

Special Programs


Regina Shoppe (Counselor)

BARR - 9th Grade


Kelly Duggins (BARR Coordinator)

BARR - 9th Grade


Tahquitz College and Career


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. This application should be completed by all seniors. The FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1st when the window opens.

FAFSA Incentives

If seniors complete their FAFSA by December 11th they will be entered into raffles to win prizes. If seniors complete their FAFSA and turn in proof to ASB by December 17th at 3:15 p.m. they will receive a FREE graduation ticket.

Need help with your FAFSA?

If you need help with your FAFSA please watch the tutorial below to step by step help.


College Application Deadlines

November is College Application Season! Many college applications are due at the end of November. Please make sure you are aware of college application deadlines. Attend a college application workshop on google classroom for your graduating class or email Ms. Figueroa for help.

MSJC Annex- Spring 2020

Want to take a college course next semester?

Contact Ms. Figueroa at dfigueroa@hemetusd.org with any questions.

Contact Information

Daisy Figueroa (College and Career Counselor)


PTSA Needs You!

Tahquitz PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association) is in need of a Secretary for the 20/21 school year. Please contact echave1@hemetusd.org if you are interested.


Tahquitz High School Jazz Ensemble 1 "Angel"
THS Treble Choir Firefly 2020

Important Events

HUSD Governing Virtual Board Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 5pm

This is an online event.

College Wear Wednesday

Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 12am

This is an online event.

Tahquitz Greet and Meet

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 3:30pm

This is an online event.

Zoom Meeting Link (Click on the link to connect to the meeting)
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Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 12am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 12am

This is an online event.

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Enjoy your break off!