Two Desert Vista teachers will have great stories and experiences to share in their classrooms after trips that will take them across the globe. Social Studies teacher Dawn Schmidt and World History teacher Linda Burrows have been selected to participate in prestigious overseas study programs.
Padre Pride was front and center at the recent Investiture Ceremony for Maricopa County Superior court Judge Erin O’Brien Otis, who was appointed to the Court in September by Governor Doug Ducey. Judge Otis is a 1994 graduate of Marcos de Niza High School and Tempe Union High School District JROTC cadets participated in her Jan. 20, 2017 ceremony.
Desert Vista and Corona del Sol have qualified to compete with the best of the best at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments 2017 High School National Championship Tournament to be held May 26-28 in Atlanta.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has announced that Dr. Anna Battle, Assistant Superintendent for Operations, has been recognized by the association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. According to NIAAA, Dr. Battle is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.
The Being in the Know Project from Community Bridges presented by Stephanie Siete is coming to Desert Vista on Thursday, January 26, at 6:30 pm, in the Dr. Joe McDonald Auditorium.
Voters made history in November when they elected Berdetta Hodge to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board. Ms. Hodge, who has deep ties to Tempe and to Tempe Union, is the first African-American to be elected to the Board.
Four Tempe Union High School District students and 13 employees were honored by the City of Tempe for demonstrating a commitment to diversity, a core principle of the City. The 19th Annual City of Tempe Human Relations Commission MLK Diversity Awards Breakfast was held on Jan. 16, 2017.
As part of our ongoing efforts surrounding social-emotional wellness, TUHSD is proud to host Dr. Michael Gurian, as he presents his keynote, "The Minds of Boys and Girls". February 8, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. held at McClintock H.S. Auditorium.
McClintock High School is recommending that Corbin Smith be approved by the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board as head football coach and special education teacher.
John Meza brings a wealth of experience to his new role with Tempe Union High School District as Interim Director of Student Affairs and District Safety.
Meza retired as Mesa Police Department’s Chief of Police in December 2016. He comes to TUHSD after more than three decades of service to the community of Mesa.
The students, staff and community of Tempe Union’s Marcos de Niza High School will soon benefit from a $100,000 grant to refurbish its football field. The field is in poor condition due to age and drainage problems which have led to massive weed growth and unlevel surfaces.
Eight Tempe Union High School District students are one step closer to competing in the 2016-2017 Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Leadership and Academic National Championship. Two TUHSD JROTC teams have qualified to advance to the second of three rounds of competition.
Just in time for Christmas, the Marcos de Niza boys soccer team, led by Head Coach Bobby Davis, went on a very special annual shopping spree to help children in need.
Seven Tempe Union High School District students from Corona del Sol, Desert Vista, McClintock and Mountain Pointe have been named semifinalists for the 2017 class of Coca-Cola Scholars. They join approximately 1,900 high school seniors who are in the running for 150 prestigious college scholarships worth $20,000 each. Students are selected to advance to this next phase based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities.
If you could reduce what you owe on your Arizona taxes or increase your Arizona refund, while helping students, wouldn’t you do it?
It’s easy through Arizona’s Tax Credit, which allows taxpayers to donate up to $400 ($200 for individuals) to any high school in Tempe Union in support of extracurricular programs, and receive every penny back in the form of a tax credit.
For three straight years, students in Tempe Union High School District have had the opportunity to experience Challenge Day, a powerful one-day social and emotional learning program. After being immersed in activities designed to make students see they are more alike than they are different, they are seizing the chance to create positive change on their campuses.
Twenty-four Latina students at Mountain Pointe High School seized the opportunity to participate in hands-on science workshops at the Hermanas Latinas STEM conference at South Mountain Community College held December 2, 2016.
McClintock High School was party headquarters for the annual Smiles of Christmas celebration. Held on November 29, 2016, the event drew nearly 200 students from across Tempe Union High School District and another 200 from Threw Elementary school.
Students from all over Tempe Union High School District took to the fields, courts, greens and swimming pool to compete for fall state championships in badminton, chess, cross country, football, marching band, robotics, swimming and volleyball, earning 11 team and individual state titles.
There were smiles cropping up all over the campus of Corona del Sol as students took time out to show their appreciation to staff who every day support them and their academic success. Nearly 70 classified staff members received goodie bags and handwritten thank you cards from members of Corona’s Be the Change Club to celebrate National Education Support Professionals Day.
For the 6th time in the last seven years, the Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band has reached the pinnacle of the sport. Capping off a night of tremendous performances featuring bands from across the state, Desert Vista brought the crowd to their feet with an inspired rendition of their 2016 show, “ANThology”
Twenty-eight seniors from four schools in the Tempe Union High School District will be honored at TUHSD’s 24th Annual National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Reception on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Tempe Union High School District JROTC cadets recently had the honor of participating in the Investiture Ceremony for Judge Kristin Culbertson of the Maricopa County Superior Court.