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  • "A" Rated School


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  • Arizona Department of Education announces new assessment
     
    Please see the information below from the Arizona Department of Education about the new test selected to be administered in the spring. The language arts and math test - named AzMERIT  -  will be administered in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test. Students scheduled to graduate prior to December 31, 2016 will still be required to pass the AIMS test in Reading, Writing, and Math if they have not previously passed the exam. 
     
    As further communication from the state is shared with the district, we will post updates on the Higley Unified School District website and each school’s website.
     
    Click here to read more.


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  • Support our district and receive up to $400 in state Tax Credit
     
    Arizona State Law enables you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married filing jointly) when you make a donation to our schools. We will use your tax dollar donation to provide additional support and learning opportunities for our students. The state allows us to use these dollars for educational or recreational activities that supplement the educational program of the school. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    Click here to donate  
     Click here for more information regarding school tax credits
     
     

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  • 2015-16 Calendar Reminder

    Beginning next school year, the district is moving to a modified year-round school calendar. Classes begin July 27, 2015, with a two-week fall break, two-week winter break and two-week spring break. The last day of classes is May 26, 2016, and the last day for teachers is May 27, 2016. For information, go online to www.husd.org/newcalendars.


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  • 2013-14 Annual Report Online
     
    Higley Unified School District’s 2013-14 Annual Report is now available online for viewing. The report includes information about the district’s ranking as the No. 1 Large Public School District in Arizona, AIMS data, school-by-school highlights, student achievement, teacher accomplishments, district events, financial information and more. To view it, see here.


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  • Winter Break Camp
     
    We are busy making plans for a "Frozen" theme winter break camp! Camps are open to students in preschool through sixth grade. They operate 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $40 a day per child and includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Students not already registered with HUSD Kids Club will need to pay a registration fee - $25 for preschool and $50 for school age children. All payments and sign-up forms will be available online (print and bring with you) or at the Cooley or Sossaman Early Childhood Education Centers. Registration now under way.
     
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  • Road to Arizona Spelling Bee
     
    The path to the 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee will soon be under way. Last year, Cooley Middle School Champion Nila Dhinaker went on to win the Arizona title and represented Higley very well at the National Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Here are important upcoming dates:
    Jan. 21, 2015: Higley Unified School District Spelling Bee
    Feb. 19, 2015: Maricopa County Region VI Spelling Bee
    March 21, 2015: Arizona Spelling Bee
    Keep watch for information from your school regarding a chance to compete for a school title.
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  • Shop at San Tan Village to benefit Power Ranch

    Power Ranch Elementary was selected to participate in San Tan Village’s School Cents program this upcoming school year. Beginning Aug. 15, shoppers can show their original shopping and dining receipts to staff at San Tan Village Guest Services, located in the Management Office above Yankee Candle. Schools earn points for every dollar spent, as well as bonus points for participating in shopping center events. The schools with the most points when the program ends April 15, 2015, will be awarded gift cards.

    Receipts can also be dropped off in receipt boxes at the shopping center.

    The first event where schools can earn points will be Back to School Bonanza, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

    School Cents Fundraising

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  • Parentvue
     
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.


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  • Kids Club registration is now open for the 2014/15 school year.

    HUSD Community Education's Kids Club provides children ages 3-12 quality before- and after-school care that is designed to highlight creative expression, and promote physical and social development. Kids Club sites are located on all our elementary and preschool campuses. Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until the start of the school day. The afternoon session begins at time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Care is also available at our elementary schools on early release days.

    Learn more on the district's Community Education page.
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  • Open enrollment 2014/15 applications available
     
    Families interested in submitting an open enrollment application for any of Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. Families will be informed in early 2014 about placement in our schools. Open Enrollment Form.


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    • School start/end times 2014/15
       
      These are the approved the 2014/15 school hours for Higley Unified Schol District: 
       
      • High schools, 7:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m.                        
      • Elementary Schools, 8:10 a.m.–3:05 p.m.
      • Middle Schools– 8:55 a.m.–3:50 p.m.
       
      The 2014/15 school year starts on August 4th.

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  • Lunch Money Update
     
    School offices will now have a secure “lunch money” drop box at their front offices. Parents and students who need to add money to their accounts can place the funds in envelopes at each school’s front desk and place that into the secured box.

    Parent can still stop by the cafeteria during and after meal times when needed to talk with cafeteria managers.
     

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WELCOME

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Welcome to Power Ranch Elementary.
We’re so glad you’ve joined us! Out teachers and staff welcome your children with open arms, providing a nurturing environment and the building blocks for a solid academic foundation. Power Ranch encourages students’ exploration and learning while challenging them to grow to their full potential.
 
Power Ranch Elementary is a neighborhood school that serves approximately 700 students with over 350 parent volunteers. Majority of our students live in Power Ranch and approximately 10 percent of our student population is open enrolled and live outside of our attendance area.
 
Power Ranch’s academic strength lies in our balance and integrated curricular program. Children master and apply literacy and mathematic skills through learning that emphasizes research, problem solving, simulations and technology. The instructional program does not end with the acquisition of discrete skills, but goes on to teach the use of those skills in higher-level problem solving.
 
The social and emotional development of our children is of utmost importance to the Power Ranch community. The Power Ranch staff takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming, and safe learning environment where all children are accepted.
 
We believe success starts here and our goal is to build a solid foundation for lifetime of success. This belief is incorporated into every learning and social experience at Power Ranch.
 
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