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West Point High School - Home of the Dragons - Opening in the summer of 2019

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Message from Our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

    As we enter the final month of our school year, we look with anticipation and excitement to graduation day as the culmination of our students journey with us. Whether they started with us as freshmen, or whether they transferred to us mid-high school career, we are happy to share and celebrate their academic achievement. We could not be any prouder of our students. We are sure that you as parents and family members feel the same way. Speaking of graduation, here are the details.  

    Graduation is on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals, at 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, Arizona 85305. The schedule is as follows: 

    • La Joya Community High School - 11:00 a.m.
    • Copper Canyon High School - 1:00 p.m.
    • Sierra Linda High School - 3:00 p.m.
    • Westview High School - 5:00 p.m.
    • Tolleson /University High School - 7:00 p.m.

    This is going to be a great day, and we are looking forward to celebrating our students academic achievement with you. 

    As the year winds down, it surely has been an eventful one. This school year saw the year-long preparation of West Point High School with a groundbreaking and beam signing ceremony that signaled the excitement that has been building all year long for this great, new addition to our district. It won’t be long now until the halls of West Point, and those of our other comprehensive campuses, will be teeming with enthusiastic students, ready to start and continue their academic endeavors towards college, career, and life opportunities after high school. 

    Students are working hard preparing for year-end assessments and finals. Teachers continue to teach bell-to-bell and will do so right up until May 24. 

    Here are some recent highlights in our district since last month.

    Every year, the City of Phoenix recognizes local high school students with an outstanding young man/young woman award. This year, University High School students Faith Cisneros and Jaime Perez were selected for the award. It is a great recognition, and they will honor both Jaime and Faith at a luncheon on May 10. Congratulations, Jaime and Faith!

    Our students are not the only ones being recognized for doing great things. Lisa Kallmes, a United States history and government teacher at Westview High School, created a new tool called the Arizona Historic Place Names Story Map designed to connect individuals to the rich history our state offers. The State of Arizona Research Library is using this new interactive tool on their website allowing teachers, researchers, and explorers to enjoy this newly developed resource. Ms. Kallmes created the story map for her Capstone project as a master’s degree student at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Ms. Kallmes even received kudos from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. Congratulations, Ms. Kallmes. 

    Mark your calendars:

    • Last day of classes for the 2018–2019 school year is on Friday, May 24. 
    • 2019–2020 first day of school for freshmen only is on Wednesday, July 31.
    • 2019–2020 first day of school for all students is on Thursday, August 1.

    Want to keep up with the latest news on our district? The best way to do that is to check our website for important information. To learn more about our district, follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.

    Have a great April!

    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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