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    Dear Sierra Linda High School parents/guardians: for information regarding transcript requests, enrollments, or withdrawals, please contact our school registrar, Patricia Segura. We are still registering for the 2022–2023 school year online. Thank you.

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    We appreciate your interest in our school. We are located in Phoenix, Arizona, and are part of the Tolleson Union High School District.

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    A Message from Superintendent Nora Gutierrez

    November 2022 Superintendent Message:

    Dear Tolleson Union High School District Community,

    November is the month of giving thanks. I am happy to announce that the Tolleson service committee will once again host the annual Mickie Diaz/Charles A. Landis Thanksgiving Day Dinner! This year marks the 38th Thanksgiving Day Dinner, after taking a hiatus due to the pandemic. We look forward to continuing this annual tradition and having the Tolleson service committee, with support from TUHSD student and staff, along with community volunteers, provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022, at the Tolleson Union High School Cafenasium. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 2:00 p.m. All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there.

    I am happy to report that the Arizona Republic received not just one, but two Emmys for their “Beyond the Gridiron: Tolleson” series. The docuseries followed the 2021 TUHS football team through the football season, highlighting our students, our coaches, and our community at large. There will be a special screening of the docuseries at the ribbon cutting event at Tolleson Union High School performing arts center on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.

    On Saturday, October 8, the Sierra Linda marching band went to Shadow Ridge High School for their first competition of the year. Mr. Ricardo Laborin, band director at the school, was pleased to announce that the band took first place at the competition! The band also took three out of five captions, which are individual awards that represent the highest achievements in each category. A special shout out goes to Sierra Linda drum major, senior Adrianna Valenzuela, who received numerous mentions about her performance. The marching band followed up that performance with another one on Saturday, October 22 as the Bulldog marching band went to Perry High School for another competition. I am proud to report that Sierra Linda took first place out of seven bands. In addition, Sierra Linda took four out of the five individual awards. Congratulations and great job students!

    Recently, Tolleson Union High School students participated in the “Chains of Hope” contest, which Teen Lifeline hosts every year. Students write positive and uplifting messages on pieces of paper and then create a loop to make a chain of hope. Together, students from across the Phoenix area made over 18,000 chains to promote hope for their school's community. We are proud to announce that Tolleson Union High School received recognition for having the highest enrollment number and highest percentage of chains. Congratulations!

    The city of Avondale council honored one of our students as part of the city’s exceptional student awards.  Westview Principal Natalie Quiñonez and I attended the council meeting to honor student Janet Lopez. Janet has an impressive resume of awards and achievements dating back to middle school. She has received numerous awards for perfect attendance, she maintains a consistently high GPA, and she has received the Rosa Parks community service and leadership award. As a high school student, she has maintained her high GPA while balancing her time between National Honor Society duties, yearbook, student government, the anthropology club, the Hispanic heritage club, and managing the football and track teams. Janet plans to attend Northern Arizona University to major in forensic psychology and criminology. Janet is a bright light at Westview High School and deserves to be recognized for her personal achievements and contributions to her school. Congratulations Janet on doing iT with Pride! 

    Important Community Event – The Tolleson Union High School District is partnering with the Maricopa County attorney’s office and other partners to host a community forum dealing with the fentanyl crisis. This event is at West Point High School’s performing arts center on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. Please consider attending to get more information on what you can do as parents and community members to educate yourselves on the fentanyl crisis and to keep your children safe from this serious problem. 

    Important dates to note for the month of November:

    • Election Day: Tuesday, November 8 (No School)
    • Veterans Day: Friday, November 11 (No School)
    • Thanksgiving Holiday Week: Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25 (No School)

    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