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Message from our Superintendent

Hello, and welcome to the new year! Hard to believe it is already 2017. I trust that you all had a restful holiday season with time to relax and energize yourselves. The start of a new year always brings with it a sense of promise and new beginnings. It is with that sense of optimism that we move forward for the remainder of the school year.

We ended our first semester with a bang as students, staff, and board members all contributed to our good news and successes. For instance, TUHSD Board President Steven Chapman was elected to the Arizona School Board Association's (ASBA) executive committee as secretary, while the entire Tolleson Union High School District governing board was recognized for the total boardsmanship award as part of ASBA’s recent awards dinner in December. This award is granted to a governing board when at least a quorum of members has attained the level of a certificate of boardsmanship.

Also, Katelyn Eubanks, tech support specialist in TUHSD's IT Department, was awarded a global cybersecurity scholarship totaling around $20,000. This certification scholarship includes three classes, two certification exam vouchers, and is an instructor led eLearning program.

Finally, our award recipients from our board meeting on Tuesday, December 13 from Westview High School included MCJROTC Master Sergeant Peter Washington, certified employee of the year; Sherry Shelley, classified employee of the year; as well as students of the year Sunnee McMurdie and Daniel Waltman.

We look forward to continuing our focus on student achievement when students return from winter break. Staff is working diligently to ensure our students will be learning every day and be prepared for the assessments taking place this spring. 

As you can see, our hidden gems are starting to become not so hidden anymore. And while we may just be in the first month of our second semester, it is safe to say that in the blink of an eye, our seniors will soon be donning their caps and gowns as we send another qualified group of exceptional students into the world, ready to contribute to society, either through college or the workforce. 

TUHSD Do It With Pride!

Sincerely,
Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez
Superintendent

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.