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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Tolleson Union High School District Community,

I would like to begin by sharing my most sincere appreciation and thanking you all: students, parents, community members, administrators, teachers, and staff, for your unyielding support during the past years, due to the pandemic. Students, in spite of every obstacle that COVID placed before you, you kept your focus on the goal of academic achievement and, for our seniors, graduating from high school. Together we did it!

I was happy that our seniors were able to graduate in person on May 24 and 25 at State Farm Stadium. And I couldn’t be prouder as our students shined on the biggest stage. The student speakers were eloquent and well-spoken and represented their schools with pride. All of us should be proud of our graduates as they go out into the world and represent our community. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to educate your children over these past four years. It truly has been our honor!

So now, we move on to Summer School, taking place at every campus with two sessions offered. The first session is offered through June 14 and the second session starts on June 15 and ends on Thursday, June 30.  We will celebrate a special Summer School graduation on June 30. We will provide free breakfast and lunch at this event. Check out our Summer School page for more information. 

This summer, we are also offering unique Summer Camps for incoming freshmen at each school. This Summer Camp is a transition to high school. Campers will learn foundation skills in math and English as well as engage in daily social-emotional learning lessons. Each week will also have rotating enrichment activities designed to be cooperative, educational, and FUN! These Summer Camps will run Monday through Thursday during the month of June and will provide fun and engaging ways for our incoming freshmen to enjoy their summer while having fun and learning, all at the same time.

Celebrations and Hidden Gems

Two Sierra Linda students, America Meza and Charyssa Padilla, have each won a $5,000 scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. A representative from the college came to the school recently and surprised the girls with their scholarships.

West Point High School students, Leslie Leon Chaidez earned a silver medal and Nelsie Chaidez earned a Bronze medal in the 2022 National Spanish Exam. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Lisa Greeman, national director of the exams, because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 70,000 students participating in 2022.” Congratulations!

Congratulations to West Point High School Civics Teacher, Amanda Conrad, on receiving an Excellence in Civics Education Award as part of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ 2022 Civics Contest. Ms. Conrad played an integral part in helping West Point students develop their community service and contribution skills.

Mark your calendars:

  • All campuses offer free summer school in-person or via virtual live instruction (registration is open now).
    • June 1 through June 14 – Summer School Session One
    • June 15 through June 30 – Summer School Session Two
    • Free breakfast and lunch for in-person students
    • Free transportation provided for in-person models
  • All campuses offer free summer camp for incoming freshmen (registration is open now).

    • June 1 through June 29, Monday through Thursday
      • Free breakfast and lunch and transportation provided
    • Weeks of June 3 through July 15 – District Office Summer Hours: Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays)

    • Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Holiday (District Closed)

    • Monday, June 20 - Juneteenth Holiday Recognized (District Closed)

    • Thursday, June 30 – Summer School Graduation

    • Monday, July 4 - Holiday (District Closed)

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

    Sincerely,

    Nora Gutierrez

    Nora Gutierrez
    Superintendent

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