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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

It seems like just yesterday that we gathered at State Farm Stadium getting ready to graduate another class of stellar students and sending them off into the world. Since then, we have gone through summer school and a very successful Future Freshman Academy. Some of our staff members have used the time off to further their education and other staff members have gotten professional development and even presented at conferences within the state and throughout the United States. Whatever you chose to do with your summer break, we hope that you had a chance to spend time with family and maybe even take a vacation or two. For now though, August means the start of a new school year. The 2019–2020 school year to be exact. And we are ready to have a great year!

In preparation for an outstanding school year, TUHSD welcomed our new teaching staff at the end of July as part of our new-hire orientation. These new teachers to our district received essential professional development training that we know will set them up for success in the upcoming school year. Their focus will be on student academic achievement, as it is for all our teachers. I would like to give a special shout out to Dr. Michele Wilson, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and her staff, as well as our district administrators for making the new-hire orientation such a meaningful and productive event for our new teachers.

The grand opening of West Point High School also served to energize us! Our seventh high school joined the family officially on Wednesday, July 31 with over 1,000 students. We were there to capture this momentous event. If you would like to see some of the photos from that first day, go to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Our staff also enjoyed a rousing and uplifting welcome in preparation for the new school year with our annual district back-to-school convocation in the West Point High School gymnasium. Our keynote speaker, Mr. Jason Schechterle, gave an inspirational talk to our staff on “Embracing Challenges and Being the Best Version of You!” Jason was amazing, and we thank him for addressing our teachers and staff. In addition, Dr. David Garcia, a professor at Arizona State University, provided valuable data and expertise in showing our teachers where we are and how we are doing in our continuing efforts to serve our students and help them with their academic career here at the Tolleson Union High School District. Dr. Garcia is an expert in educational data and we felt grateful that he could present to us.

Mark your calendars to join us on Thursday, August 15 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for parent night at all school sites.

    If you would like to keep up with news and information about our district and schools, the best way to do that is to check our website. You can also follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

    TUHSD Do It With Pride!

    Sincerely,

    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez
    Superintendent

    West Point High School

    The Tolleson Union High School District's newest high school will be at Avondale Blvd. and Encanto Blvd. in the City of Avondale. We expect the new school to open for the 2019–2020 school year.

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