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Message from our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

Welcome to spring and March Madness! As many of you know, University of Phoenix Stadium will host the NCAA Final Four, right in our backyard. It is only fitting that I segue into how proud I am of our Sierra Linda High School Lady Bulldogs, who came in as runner-ups in the state basketball championship. Great job, ladies! 

Don’t forget that Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) is just around the corner. It is the statewide achievement test for Arizona students. AzMERIT is an end-of-course assessment and was adopted by the Arizona Department of Education in November of 2014. High school students will take the assessment if they are receiving credits this semester for any of the following courses:  Freshmen English, Sophomore English, Junior English, Algebra, Geometry, or Algebra II.

The AzMERIT dates are as follows: April 4-13, 2017

  • April 4, 6, 7: Westview High School, La Joya Community High School, and Sierra Linda High School
  • April 11, 12, 13: Tolleson Union High School, Copper Canyon High School, and University High School

Lastly, for vendors interested in working with TUHSD and other local Westside school districts, we are hosting a Reverse Vendor Fair on Friday, March 24. Any company or small business that provides goods and services can come and meet with procurement professionals from Dysart, Buckeye Elementary, Avondale Elementary, Laveen Elementary, Pendergast Elementary, Litchfield Elementary, and the aforementioned West-MEC.

Don’t forget that our schools will be off for spring break the week of March 13 – March 17. We hope that our students and staff enjoy their time off and come back ready to finish off the stretch run for the remainder of the school year.

We invite you to read this message in full here.

If you want to stay informed on everything that is happening in our district or at any of the high schools, connect with us on social media. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.

TUHSD Do It With Pride!


Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez

Featured Authors

TUHSD is proud to feature guest author messages.

  • Governing Board - Our guest author is Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board member, Vincent Moreno.
  • Teacher - Math not your favorite subject? University High School math teacher Michelle Burns offers some encouragement and advice to parents and students.
  • StudentWestview High School junior Bailey Heath gives us her thoughts on what it's like being a junior.

Please visit our Featured Author Archives to view past guest author messages.