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Message from Our Superintendent

August 2022 Superintendent Message:

Dear Tolleson Union High School District Community,

We are excited to welcome students to the 2022–2023 school year. It is going to be a great year! We will welcome all freshmen on Monday, August 1 for their first day. On Tuesday, August 2 we welcome all students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) to the new year on our campuses. We trust that everyone had ample opportunity to relax, take some time off with family and friends, and recharge over the summer to be prepared for this school year. 

We have been busy over the summer preparing to welcome students for the new school year. All TUHSD staff are working together as one team with one goal of student academic achievement. We are ready to serve students to ensure their success this year. 

Parents, please be sure that your current contact information (phone number, email address, and mailing address) is up to date. We use this to communicate important dates and events with you, so please double check to make sure we have your current information on file.

A couple of important events happening soon:

  1. Parent night is on Thursday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. on all campuses. This is an important event to attend so that you can learn everything that your child’s school has to offer. It’s also a good opportunity to meet your school’s administrators, teachers, and staff members. 
  2. Be on the lookout for information on school pictures. Make sure your students are aware of the day that their school pictures will be taken. 

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

We are so pleased to announce that our outstanding senior class for 2022 received nearly $60 million in scholarships. That shatters the amount from previous years. Congratulations to our students for their hard work and accomplishments. We are dedicated to provide TUHSD students support and resources to be successful as they pursue their dreams of college, career, and life. 

I would like to share some exciting changes in leadership at the following schools. 

  • La Joya Community High School - New principal is Dr. William Sorensen. Dr. Sorensen was previously the assistant principal at the school. 
  • Westview High School - New principal is Ms. Natalie Quinonez. Ms. Quinonez was previously an assistant principal at Tolleson Union High School. 
  • Distance Learning Academy (DLA) - New principal is Ms. Nicole Baumgart. Ms. Baumgart was previously an assistant principal at Copper Canyon High School.

We welcome our new school administrators as they lead their schools as one team with one goal of student academic achievement. Thank you for entrusting the education of your children to our district. We are looking forward to a great year!

Mark your calendars:

  • Monday, August 1: First Day of School for Freshmen

  • Tuesday, August 2: First Day of School for All Students

  • Thursday, August 18: TUHSD Parent Night at all campuses at 6:00 p.m.

Just a reminder to check our district website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed for the latest TUHSD information.


Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez

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