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    What's going on [IN] and around our schools? This page is dedicated to the many wonderful things that are happening at our campuses or District Office. With so much going on, here is a place to find out what stories are [IN] the News, big happenings and events, academic and athletic accomplishments. TUHSD is very proud of all the good work each person invests in our vision and mission.

    Media Contact: Megan Sterling Executive Director of Community Relations, (480) 839-0292 x11021 or msterling@tempeunion.org

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  • Tempe Union Partners with Phoenix Union High School District for COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

    Tempe Union Partners with Phoenix Union High School District for COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

    January 21, 2021- We are partnering with Phoenix Union High School District and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health on their COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts! Our teachers and staff have been allotted appointments at their points of distribution in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community!

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  • Tempe High School Selects Todd Hanley as Next Head Football Coach

    Tempe High School Selects Todd Hanley as Next Head Football Coach

    January 21, 2021 – Tempe High School has selected Todd Hanley as their next Head Football coach. The recommendation of Hanley for the open position is pending approval by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

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  • Virtual School Showcases!

    Virtual School Showcases!

    January 13, 2021- Please explore our TUHSD Virtual School Showcases! All of our participating schools are hosting virtual showcases for prospective families to explore the academic, activities, and athletics programs available across our district!

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  • COVID-19 Updates for TUHSD

    COVID-19 Updates for TUHSD

    New public health metrics are now available for TUHSD.

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  • Congratulations to our Tempe Union 2020-2021 Dell Scholars Program Semifinalists!

    Congratulations to our Tempe Union 2020-2021 Dell Scholars Program Semifinalists!

    December 15, 2020- Congratulations to our 5 Tempe Union 2020-2021 Dell Scholars Program Semifinalists! All 5 of these students are members of our AVID Program. This program’s mission is to close the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

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  • #WordsofWidomWednesday Wrap-Up

    #WordsofWidomWednesday Wrap-Up

    December 9, 2020- As the second quarter draws to a close, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate all of the amazing teachers and staff we have had the privilege of highlighting over the past 16 weeks by presenting a #WordsofWisdomWednesday Wrap-Up.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Fifteen

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Fifteen

    As we transition from our hybrid model back to virtual learning, we still continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience.

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  • Desert Vista Teacher Wins Wishes for Teachers Grant

    Desert Vista Teacher Wins Wishes for Teachers Grant

    November 25, 2020- Congratulations are in order for Desert Vista Science Teacher Stacey Forget! Forget has been awarded the Wishes for Teachers grant, created by Fiesta Bowl Charities to better the learning environment for students and teachers inside the classroom!

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Fourteen

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Fourteen

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • Tempe Union Honors National Native American Heritage Month

    Tempe Union Honors National Native American Heritage Month

    November 24, 2020- Tempe Union recognized November as National Native American Heritage Month at the board meeting on November 18, 2020. Attached is the statement read to the board by board Vice-President Brian Garcia, who is of Native descent himself, to honor these communities and their contribution and importance to Tempe Union.

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  • Tempe Union High School Board Resolution Supporting the Ban of Vaping Products

    Tempe Union High School Board Resolution Supporting the Ban of Vaping Products

    November 23, 2020- Attached is the Governing Board resolution regarding the ban of vaping products across all TUHSD campuses and facilities adopted on November 18, 2020.

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  • Parent Letter 11.20.20- Preparation for a Return to Virtual Learning from Superintendent Mendivil

    Parent Letter 11.20.20- Preparation for a Return to Virtual Learning from Superintendent Mendivil

    Dear TUHSD Parents and Families,
    As I previously shared with you, our District has been carefully monitoring the public health metrics made available by both Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health Services. These metrics have guided our decision making from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Marcos de Niza 50th Anniversary Documentary!

    Marcos de Niza 50th Anniversary Documentary!

    November 18, 2020- Check out our 50th Anniversary Documentary produced in honor of our rich Padre history! Marcos de Niza is 50 years strong, and cannot wait to celebrate 50 more. Once a Padre, always a Padre!

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Thirteen

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Thirteen

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • Parent Letter 11.13.20 - Update on COVID-19 from Superintendent Mendivil

    Parent Letter 11.13.20 - Update on COVID-19 from Superintendent Mendivil

    Dear TUHSD Parents & Families,
    Based on concerns we are receiving from families and others in our community, I would like to reassure you that we are committed to our current model of hybrid learning.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Twelve

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday- Week Twelve

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • TUHSD students honored as Tempe Tardeada scholarship winners

    TUHSD students honored as Tempe Tardeada scholarship winners

    November 10, 2020- Congratulations are in order for McClintock High School senior Stephanie Martinez Ramos and Desert Vista senior Shanti Oza. Both have been honored as Tempe Tardeada scholarship winners by the City of Tempe!

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  • On Par for a Purpose Golf Tournament

    On Par for a Purpose Golf Tournament

    November 5, 2020- Join us for the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation (TUHSEF) On Par for a Purpose Golf Tournament on November 19, 2020. The event will take place at the Arizona Grand Golf Course, with the shotgun start at 8:00am and registration beginning at 7:00am.

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  • Tempe High School to Dedicate New Stadium Field

    Tempe High School to Dedicate New Stadium Field

    November 4, 2020 – Tempe High School will dedicate their new stadium field on Friday, November 6, 2020 during halftime of their football game against visiting Arcadia High School. Game kick-off will be at 7 PM. Brief remarks and a ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at halftime to dedicate the new field.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Eleven

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Eleven

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Ten

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Ten

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Nine

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Nine

    Throughout hybrid learning in the second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • Late Tempe High Teacher Honored as Dia de Los Muertos Tradition Continues

    Late Tempe High Teacher Honored as Dia de Los Muertos Tradition Continues

    October 16, 2020- The Tempe High Buffaloes have a unique school tradition that resides in the library around this time every year. The beautiful display is known as an altar de ofrendas, or an altar of offerings, which is a rich tradition in Hispanic culture and is utilized to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This year’s altar de ofrendas carries an extra, bittersweet weight as the center of the altar is the late Sam Robinson, a forever THS teacher, Track coach and MEChA Club sponsor.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Eight

    #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Eight

    As we begin our second quarter, we continue to be so impressed with the creativity and passion our teachers are showing to build relationships with students in a virtual setting. The insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District emphasize how our teachers have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and are motivated and excited for students to return safely in smaller cohorts to navigate this new time.

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  • Compadre takes home Platinum Award and the Jackie Robinson Division Award at virtual Vitalant Blood Drive Training and Awards Ceremony

    Compadre takes home Platinum Award and the Jackie Robinson Division Award at virtual Vitalant Blood Drive Training and Awards Ceremony

    September 30, 2020- Congratulations to Compadre Academy for receiving a Platinum Award for the 4th year in a row and for the first time received the Jackie Robinson Division Award! Seven Compadre Student Council members and Ms. Susan Manning attended the virtual Vitalant Blood Drive Training and Awards Ceremony on September 21st, 2020.

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