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  • 2021 Padre Showcase Night!

    April 21, 2021- Please join us for our 2021 Showcase Night! The Padres are calling all incoming 8th graders and our new Compadre families to find out what being a part of the Padre family is all about! Showcase Nigh will take place on May 3rd, 2021 from 6-8 PM in our Auditorium and Main Gym.

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  • Parent Letter 4.20.21 - TUHSD Statement on Current Events

    Dear TUHSD Parents & Families: As we anticipate that a verdict will be handed down this week in the Derek Chauvin trial, we want to recognize that there are times, such as this one, where high-profile and high-intensity current events may be brought into the classroom. Read more...

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  • Parent Letter 4.19.21 - Today's Executive Order

    Dear TUHSD Families & Parents, As you may have heard, Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order earlier this afternoon rescinding a previous Executive Order regarding the wearing of masks in K-12 schools.

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  • Parent Letter 4.15.21 - Update from Superintendent

    Dear TUHSD Families, With just five weeks to go in the fourth quarter, we want to celebrate our students and their many accomplishments.

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  • TUHSD Fine Arts Students Earn 2021 Seal of Arts

    April 2021- Congratulations to the fantastic TUHSD students who earned the 2020-2021 Seal of Arts! There were a total of 86 TUHSD Fine Arts students who all met the requirements, and have worked incredibly hard to earn this honor.

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  • MdN Kicks for Krysten!

    April 5, 2021 – Marcos de Niza High School will host a football kicking camp on Saturday, April 10 in conjunction with the Arizona Cardinals and AZ Kicking & Training. The event is being held in support of former Marcos kicker Krysten Muir. Muir was involved in a serious car crash in January 2021 and was diagnosed with a broken vertebrae and damage to her spinal cord.

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  • What You Need to Know for Returning to In-Person Learning

    February 26, 2021- We will be returning to in-person learning for those who have opted to return on Monday, March 15, 2021. Please be sure to visit our TUHSD Newsroom for everything you need to know, so you can be prepared when you get back to campus!

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  • Virtual School Showcase!

    January 13, 2021- Please explore our Virtual School Showcase! Our showcase is available on demand for prospective families to explore the academic, activities, and athletics programs available at Marcos de Niza!

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  • TUHSD Monthly Parent Support Groups!

    February 12, 2021- Please join your appropriate school Parent Support Group! Parent Support Groups will kick off on Tuesday, February 16th with a Trauma Informed Webinar, and then occur monthly as scheduled!

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  • Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Fall Tempe All-City Awards Winners!

    February 10, 2021- Congratulations to all of our Tempe All-City Awards winners! Our Fall Sports student athletes were recognized this past weekend, and you can view a full list of the award winners and details here. You can also re-watch the exciting event which was streamed in full on our TUHSD Youtube channel!

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  • Third Quarter to Remain Virtual at Start on 1/4/21

    December 17, 2020- Please visit our Health and Safety webpage to view the latest parent letter sent out by Superintendent Mendivil on December 17, 2020 regarding starting the third quarter in a virtual setting.

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  • Return to Virtual Learning

    November 20, 2020- Please take the time to read the important communication from Superintendent Mendivil regarding a return to virtual learning starting November 30th, 2020.

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  • Social & Emotional Wellness resources for parents, teens during COVID-19

    It is totally normal and understandable for us all to be feeling more unsettled and stressed than usual at this time. Please reference any of our resources or additional resources under this section for your social and emotional wellness.

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  • 2020 Padre Homecoming King and Queen!

    November 25, 2020- Congratulations to our Padre Homecoming King Zach Paiz and Queen Cynthia Tobalin! Check out the awesome announcement video put together to honor our Homecoming court and new King and Queen!

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  • Marcos de Niza Returns Safely

    October 1, 2020- Padres, it is important to pay attention to the health and safety protocols put into place to protect YOU! As we return to campus, we want all of you to stay healthy, and not only protect yourself but each other. Please take this time to watch our return to school video to be aware of what to expect when you return to campus!

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  • 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 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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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Six

    Throughout the first quarter quarter, we will be sharing the insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District as they have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and care in designing virtual lessons and identifying ways to build community with their students and colleagues.

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  • #WordsofWisdomWednesday: Week Five

    Throughout the first quarter quarter, we will be sharing the insights and observations of our teachers at Tempe Union High School District as they have continued to demonstrate incredible resilience and care in designing virtual lessons and identifying ways to build community with their students and colleagues.

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  • TUHSD Governing Board votes to stay virtual until AZDHS metrics are met.

    The Tempe Union High School District Governing Board voted 5-0 at their August 5 meeting...

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