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Message from our Superintendent

Dear TUHSD Community,

February is here, and we proudly celebrate our diversity. We honor and celebrate our staff members, students, and community partners, and we appreciate their contributions that create the colorful and beautiful tapestry that is the Tolleson Union High School District. Join us in celebrating Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, as we acknowledge the achievements of not only black Americans, but of all prominent people of African descent throughout the month. 

I also hope that the second month of the new year is going well for everyone in our community. At the Tolleson Union High School District, I can assure you that we continue to focus on academic achievement as our main priority.  

Thanks to voters in our community who passed the TUHSD bond. We are looking forward to opening another high school in our district to serve the needs of our students, families, and communities. We are currently in negotiations for the new high school to be located at Avondale Boulevard and Encanto in Avondale. If all goes as planned, we are planning to do the ground breaking this summer with the school opening up for students in the summer of 2019. This is an exciting time to be part of the Tolleson Union High School District. We look forward to sharing information on the new high school and other projects funded by your bond dollars. 

Now, on to our student and staff successes!

  • Because of generous donations from readers of the Arizona Republic, plus support from Fiesta Bowl Charities and AZCentral, 140 teachers received $5,000 grants this fall to put toward their classroom needs. Two of those teachers are from the Tolleson Union High School District. Congratulations to Christopher Biles from La Joya Community High School (dance teacher) and Courtney Green (special education teacher) from Westview High School. See how these grants will make a difference by visiting the Wishes for Teachers website.
     
  • Recently, students Alondra Hernandez and Vanessa Najera Medina from La Joya Community High School showcased their art work in the New Horizons High School art show at Shemer Art Center in Phoenix.

  • Congratulations to Stephanie Valenzuela from Sierra Linda High School. She is a 2018 student of the year candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Stephanie and her team are currently participating in a fundraising competition to save lives. Every dollar they raise counts as one vote.

We are hiring! If you want to be part of our team at the best school district in the west valley, come to our job fair on Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Copper Canyon High School, 9126 W. Camelback Rd., Glendale, AZ. 85305. Share the word, and tell your friends the Tolleson Union High School District is looking for the best and the brightest to work with our students. 

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TUHSD Do It With Pride!

Sincerely,

Nora Gutierrez

Nora Gutierrez
Superintendent

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