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Tolleson Union
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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,

    Spring is in the air and the weather is starting to warm up after a very cool winter. I am always ready to share the hidden gems in our district. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey had an opportunity to visit our district last month. Governor Ducey visited Tolleson Union High School and University High, stopping into several classrooms including Advanced Physics, Pre-Calculus, and AP Human Geography as well as visiting the JROTC and Jobs for Arizona Graduates (JAG) programs. The word has gotten out that our students are exceptional and focused on student academic achievement, and Governor Ducey wanted to see it for himself. We were proud to showcase our students, staff, and the outstanding opportunities offered to our students. 

    And now, on to student successes and achievements. 

    Recently, six Auto students (three teams of two) from Tolleson Union High School competed in the annual Top Tech Challenge put on by Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Thirty-two teams from Nevada and Arizona competed. Two of Tolleson’s students, Carlos Mora and Ricardo Carranza, came in second place and received a $7,500 scholarship towards attending UTI. Congratulations to these students for challenging themselves and representing Tolleson Union High School and our district in such an exemplary manner.

    Last month, students from around the state auditioned for their regional bands. Sierra Linda High School went up against many other high schools across the state. Sierra Linda had one student make the band this year, and his name is Angel Ledesma! Not only that, but Angel made first chair. This is history in the making at Sierra Linda. Not only was Angel the best euphonium player in our district, he is now the best player in our region! No one from our district or from Sierra Linda has ever done this before.

    The vocal ensemble class from Westview High School won a superior rating recently at the Northern Arizona University (NAU) Jazz/Madrigal Festival. This is the biggest singing festival in the state and there were over 250 schools in attendance from Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Superior is the highest rating you can receive. NAU has been hosting this festival for over 50 years. Great job Westview students!

    We are looking forward to the completion of our newest high school, West Point, this summer. Progress on the new campus is coming along nicely, and we are on track to open the school in August as planned. We look forward to welcoming WPHS freshmen and sophomores in August! In the meantime, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more information on West Point High School. We are constantly updating this resource, so be sure to check back often. 

    As we continue our progress through second semester, we are mindful of a well-deserved spring break for our students and staff this month. We hope you will enjoy your spring break from March 11 through March 15 and return reenergized to focus on student academic achievement on March 18!

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

    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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