• Delivering a speech at graduation is a prestigious honor. As the voice of the Class of 2014, please ensure that you represent the very best among Williams Field seniors. Speeches should be reflective of the graduation ceremony in content and scope.• Speeches should be 2-3 minutes in length• Speeches will be reviewed by a selection committee of teachers, students, and faculty.• Speeches will be evaluated based on message, clarity and focus of ideas, appeal to audience, professionalism and the quality ofthe speaker.
If you are interested in purchasing a 2014 yearbook, bring your cash or check (made out to HUSD #60) to the yearbook classroom 402. Yearbooks are $80 through April and will be $85 after that. Yearbooks will sell out by the end of the year—buy yours now.
All class, school, and athletic fees must be paid before students are allowed to pickup their yearbooks.
Yearbook Preview Signing Party
Come pick up your yearbook a week before everyone else
Music, soda, snacks, yearbooks (pickup or purchase)
Tuesday, May 6th, Cafeteria
3:30 – 5:30
$3 at the door
General Pick up begins
Tuesday, May 13th
In room 402, before & after school, and at lunch
Prom Ticket Prices
As Prom gets closer and closer the prices for the tickets will begin to rise. Make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as possible to get the best price.
March 20th-28th $60 with Activity Card $65 without Activity Card
March 31st-April 11th $70 with Activity Card $75 without Activity Card
April 14th-17th $80 with Activity Card $85 without Activity Card
April 21st-25th $90 with Activity Card $95 without Activity Card
April 26th (At the door) $100
WFHS Dance Auditions
Intermediate, Advanced and Company Classes
Wednesday, April 30th: 6:45am
Mandatory Company Student Meeting
Location: WFHS Dance Room (609)
-This meeting will be for students who are interested in company only. Students will receive audition forms and discuss company requirements. If you cannot attend this meeting, you must contact Mrs. Besch BEFORE April 30th. Please do not be late! Incoming freshmen or transfer students that cannot attend this meeting should email Mrs. Besch at email@example.com.
Thursday and Friday, May 1st and 2nd: 10:25-11:15
Intermediate Auditions (During beginning dance class)
Location: WFHS Dance Room (609)
-These auditions are for current beginning dancers who would like to move up to intermediate dance. If you are not a current beginning student, please attend the Advanced/Company auditions. PLEASE DRESS IN ALL BLACK.
Thursday, May 8th: 5:30-8pm and Saturday, May 10th: 11am-1pm
Mandatory Company/Advanced Clinics
Location: WFHS Gyms (600 Building)
-These clinics are required to audition for advanced and company classes. Any students interested in intermediate dance who are not current beginning students may also attend. Students will learn a short dance and review skills to perform at Saturday’s auditions. PLEASE DRESS IN ALL BLACK.
Saturday, May 10th: 2:30-5:00 pm
Mandatory Company/Advanced Auditions
Location: WFHS Dance Room 609
-This is the final audition where students will perform skills and the dances learned at clinics.
-PLEASE DRESS IN ALL BLACK.
-Students who do not audition will be placed in Beginning Dance 1-2. Freshmen looking to be placed in any level other than beginning must attend this audition.
Questions: Please contact Mrs. Besch at 480-279-8133 or by email at Megan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for Higley Unified School District’s 2014 High School Summer School. Registration is open to all incoming and current students. Classes will be held 7 a.m. to noon during two sessions at Higley High School. Each session will be for one-half credit. Cost is $170 per session.
Session 1: May 27 through June 10 (Tuesday through Friday the first week, Monday through Thursday the rest of the session) Session 2: June 11 through June 26 (Monday through Thursday)
To register, students will need payment as well as an approval code from a counselor.
More information can be found here.
The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.
With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.
The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.
1) E-Alerts: Our school sends out automated email alerts for various school functions like dances, athletics, testing dates, yearbook sales, etc., but you must be on the list to receive them. To register go to husd.org > click on the silver “parents” link under the orange bar under the photos. Click on the E-Alert link > fill out the form.
2) ParentVUE: Our schools use a software program called Synergy (Genesis), which compiles student grades, attendance, transcripts, and contact information. Teachers may include digital documents, classroom assignments, points and percentages, and individual feedback and comments. To register you need to get an “Activation Key” from the Front Office (480) 279.8000
3) Teacher Pages: All teachers in our district have their own teacher website. These pages will include digital versions of important documents for the class. To view a teacher’s webpage, select “Teacher Pages” located on the top toolbar > select the teacher’s name which you would like to view their webpage. You will find their contact information as well as links to any electronic assignments in the left hand toolbar on their page.
All of these options are wonderful tools provided by the school and the district. Please utilize these methods of communication as to ensure your child's success through the 2013-2014 school year.
Student Delivery and Drop Off
I am writing today to share with you a change in our practice at the high school regarding deliveries to students.
Deliveries will no longer be accepted for any items. In order to ensure a safe and sanitary environment that supports and maintains the health and welfare of all of our students, they are expected to come prepared for the school day. Our offices are not equipped with the necessary equipment and staffing to maintain the amount of delieveries that were recieved daily during previous years. In the past, many items were not picked up by the students which left the administrative office responsible for these items. It is equally difficult to accommodate deliveries with all the other activity that takes place in the administrative office.
As a reminder, our high school is a closed campus. Please visit with your student about what that means in terms of not being able to leave the school, unless checked out by a parent or guardian, during their school day. Once a student arrives on campus, they are required to stay on campus until their school day comes to a close.
As we look to enhance options for students, we will begin exploring ways that student dining needs can be addressed to expand variety and choice.
I thank you in advance for supporting this significant change in the front office where we strive to improve our service to you, our students, and guests to the campus.