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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

A significant holiday in November that we will be recognizing is Veterans Day on Monday, November 12. We will close our schools that day as we honor our military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The Tolleson Union High School District respects all those who have served in the armed forces, including our staff members, parents, and community members. Many of our students choose to go into the military upon graduation and we are very proud of them and their service. In addition, our new high school, West Point High School, will include an academy and partnership with Luke Air Force Base.

November will be a busy month and we want to let parents and the community know about a special topic of discussion at our November 13 governing board meeting. We will discuss the proposed boundaries of our new high school, West Point at this meeting. Of course, any boundary changes could have an effect on our existing high schools, so please come to the meeting to learn more about the proposed boundary changes and how it might affect students attending our current schools. 

Congratulations to the following outstanding students!

National Merit Commended Scholar

  • University High School
    • Faith Cisneros

National Merit Hispanic Scholars for Fall 2018

  • University High School
    • Anissa Aguila
    • Anna Campbell
    • Jacquelyn Carveo
    • Faith Cisneros
    • Daphne Guevara Martinez 
  • La Joya Community High School
    • Madelyn Martinez
  • Copper Canyon High School
    • Arianna Lopez

National Merit Semi-Finalist

  • Westview High School
    • Lan Nguyen

Our district received the 2018 Homeless Youth Champion Partnership Award from the Homeless Youth Connection (HYC) at their annual breakfast. This award recognizes TUHSD for our commitment to meeting the needs of homeless youth and our partnership with HYC to ensure that these students stay in school and complete their education. Our district has collaborated with HYC for over eight years. In addition, Taylor Perez, a social worker at Sierra Linda High School, received recognition from HYC for her work with the school’s homeless students.

Tolleson Union High School student Audrey Gonzalez is one of more than 300 high school dancers, cheerleaders, and drum majors from across the United States who will perform in Rome on New Year’s Day. They are performing as part of the Varsity All-American Rome Tour. The participants were selected from Universal Dance Association, National Dance Alliance, and United Spirit Association at summer camps across the country. Only the top 12 percent of athletes who attend camp earn the chance to perform in the holiday spectacular. Audrey will have a chance to visit historical sites in Rome and the Vatican as well.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, and represents food, family and moments of sharing and professing gratitude. Thanksgiving Break is the week of November 19-23, 2018 – we will close all schools and district offices. Thanksgiving is a time to give, a time to love, and a time to reflect on the things that matter most in life. At this time of year, we are reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. My wish for you this Thanksgiving is that you find yourself surrounded by those you love.

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    TUHSD Do It With Pride!


    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez

    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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