May 23, 2016
To Our Graduating Seniors,
Congratulations to all graduating seniors from Tolleson Union High School, Westview High School, La Joya Community High School, Copper Canyon High School, Sierra Linda High School, and University High School! I had the honor of watching you graduate on May 18, 2016, and I know that the governing board, faculty, staff, and all who have been instrumental in your success over the years join me in saying how proud we are of you.
During your time in TUHSD, you have set the bar high for the students who will follow you. As you begin new chapters in your lives, whether you are attending a college or university, enrolling in a community or technical college, enlisting in the armed services, or entering the workforce, I challenge you to use the experiences you’ve had in TUHSD to positively guide your future.
In the time between your first day of ninth grade and graduation, you’ve proven to have mastered foundational subjects and rigorous curriculum that have primed you for success in the next steps of your journeys. But don’t think that graduation marks the end of your learning. Never stop learning. Never stop growing. Learning isn’t a “school thing,” but a “life thing!”
You’ve earned numerous academic accolades during your time in TUHSD and had outstanding extracurricular triumphs that have molded you into the men and women you are today. Pursue the good habits that have sharpened your skills and abilities over the years, such as setting goals and working to achieve them. But strike a balance in life and make sure you set aside time for yourself to pursue the activities you enjoy. Finding that balance takes discipline and time management, two of the most valuable skills you will ever possess.
TUHSD’s graduating classes of 2016 have all helped to shape the cultures of your schools as places committed to kindness and caring. Keep it up, and continue to make a positive difference for those around you. In doing so, you will be leaving the world a little better than you found it. Making the world a better place isn’t always easy, so don’t be discouraged by challenges that will be thrown your way. Consider those difficulties as opportunities to learn, grow, and improve. Don’t be afraid to fail. And when you fail, pick yourself up, and learn from your mistakes. Remember that tomorrow presents new opportunities.
And just a final note of friendly advice: In all of the excitement of graduating and taking on the world, don’t forget to say “thank you” to your biggest fans, your families who have supported you all of these years. Your parents and other caring adults have given you a strong foundation for successful futures, so make time to celebrate them, as well.
Again, congratulations! I encourage you to take what you have learned in TUHSD, along with the guidance and love of your family and friends, to build bright and joyful futures.
Yours in education,
Dr. Lexi Cunningham
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We will accept applications for Summer Academy 2016 beginning on March 28. Information is available on the Summer Academy page.
Each month, the district recognizes student athletes and employees of the month. Athlete of the month recognizes student athletes who exhibit exemplary sportsmanship, performance, leadership, and work ethic in the classroom and in a competitive environment. We bestow the employee of the month recognition upon employees who have exemplified the mission, vision, and purpose of the Tolleson Union High School District.
TUHSD Summer Feeding Program
Tolleson Union High School District will continue the summer feeding program with free breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and under beginning on June 6 and running through July 7. We will serve breakfast from 6:45-7:30 a.m. and lunch from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Meals are available Monday through Friday at Sierra Linda High School, 3434 S. 67th Avenue, Phoenix. Please see the program flyer for more details.
Little Aztecs Learning Center Enrolling For 2016-2017
Little Aztecs Learning Center (LALC) enrollment of children ages two to five is now taking place for the 2016-2017 school year. LALC provides a safe and nurturing environment with rich, energetic experiences to stimulate the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social needs of children. Please see our flyer for more information.
Connect2Compete is a national nonprofit organization Cox Communications has partnered with to offer significantly discounted prices for cable broadband service and equipment for families with children in grades K-12 who participate in the National Free School Lunch Program. Check out Smart Tools for School Connet2Compete or visit Cox Communications.
Tutor Bus Availability
Is your student attending after school tutoring? Are you aware that bus transportation is available for students following their tutor session? Check out the tutor bus schedules for first and second semesters.
TUHSD on Social Media
Did you know that Tolleson Union has its very own Facebook page and Twitter account? You can see and read about exciting events happening in our district. These outlets are also a great way to receive important information that we want you to know.
Our utility usage report has been updated.View the new utility graphs on our Facilities page under the Departments tab.
Facility Rentals Information
Embracing the school/community partnership, TUHSD makes its facilities available to the public on a fee basis. To obtain information on facility rentals, contact Joanna Peterson at (623) 478-4038.