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Letter From Principal Kelly Rhoden

August 5, 2022
Dear Miners and Miner Families:
Welcome Back!!! We are geared up for the 2022-2023 school year at Nevada Union High School! I hope everyone had a great summer full of family time, adventures, rest, and relaxation. Here at NUHS, we are preparing classrooms and our entire campus for the return of our students, staff, families, and community. Thank you all again for your continued support and once again for the passing of the Measure B bond. We are continuing with upgrades to our campus with our focus this year being on the modernization of the Band and Choir rooms. The project is in full swing and will impact the path of travel on our campus, but the end result will be an incredible learning space for our students. 
Moving forward each year Nevada Union has kept our school goals at the forefront of all that we do.  These school goals were developed with our stakeholders’ involvement through the WASC accreditation process six years ago. I am proud to say that Nevada Union earned a six-year School Accreditation good through June 2023. Way to go Miners! This year we will continue to re-evaluate our goals and be in the process of a new accreditation year with the State. We are committed to student learning and safety first, as well as building school culture and involving our greater community. Education is a community endeavor, and we strive to serve our community and diverse stakeholders better than ever before. We will again be asking for input from all our stakeholders as the year gets up and running. 
Vision: We will be a school that shapes lifelong learners and thoughtful productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to our global community.
Mission: Shaping Experiences Today, Guaranteeing Success Tomorrow
Nevada Union has come up with five goals to help guide everything we do from now through June 2023:
  1. We will continue to improve school culture, climate, health, and well-being.
  2. We will continue to improve the quality and efficiency of bi-directional communication among all stakeholders and enhance the perception of NU as the school of choice. 
  3. We will continue to improve the quality and consistency of instruction, assessment, engagement, and intervention to increase student achievement through the development of high-functioning Professional Learning Communities.
  4. We will continue to build and enhance Career Technical Education pathways, offerings, and internships to enhance student achievement in the CTE pathways. 
  5. We will update the school’s Mission and Vision statements, and the Schoolwide Learning Outcomes to drive decision-making that focuses on student achievement. 
I believe that these areas will continue to provide us with the framework needed for ongoing improvement in an ever-changing school setting. Recognizing that a healthy school culture makes all these efforts possible, our school staff is committed to being intentional with building and sustaining a positive work and learning environment. With safety and learning as our #1 priorities, Nevada Union High School has developed a code of behavior to help students and families understand what is expected of them and the consequences that follow violation of the rules. Students are required to respond positively to staff requests to follow the school’s code of behavior that has been established to guarantee the rights of all students to an education in a safe and orderly environment. A positive school climate derives from an understanding among the total school community that degrading statements and actions toward others will not be tolerated. We have developed a Student Handbook that will be posted on our website and each student will receive a hard copy. Our school administration and campus supervisors are committed to being in classrooms at the start of the school year to review and answer any questions students may have in regard to school rules and expectations.

I invite parents to engage in our school through NU Parent Club, Site Council, NU Connection, the upcoming accreditation process, attending our top-rated performances and events, or taking a Lunch Walk with me. The best part of my job is seeing your student(s) on campus every day. As a parent myself, I understand how important it is for parents to trust our kids are taken care of on a daily basis. High school is an exciting adventure in the lives of our kids and I want them to take advantage of every opportunity NU has to offer on their path to becoming productive young adults. “What is best for students” will continue to guide the decisions we make here at Nevada Union. 

Please refer to our website at for everything NU. We will be sending out updates and information on a regular basis throughout the year through phone messages and emails. As we prepare to open our doors to students, we are making sure that all the important dates and information is posted on our website, including the availability of student schedules. 

Welcome Back everyone and a special welcome to the Freshmen class of 2026! I look forward to a fantastic year ahead.