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  • "A" Rated School


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  • Please refer to the schedule listed below for semester exams.  Students with a 7th hour class will test on Tuesday, December 16th and Wednesday, December 17th during academic hours. Also note that both Thursday, December 18th and Friday, December 19th students are dismissed at 11:40am.  Semester finals will not be distributed early to students who will not be on campus the day they are offered.  Please see Mrs. Marqueling or Mr. Dolan to schedule a meeting with your counselor in the event you will not be in attendance for finals.

    On behalf of the entire Black Hawk Family, we hope your holiday season is wrapped in warmth and filled with laughter.

     

    December 18, 2014

     

     

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    6:30am  - 7:25am

     

    Period 1

    7:30am  - 8:50am

     

    Period 3

    8:55am  - 10:15am

     

    Period 5

    10:20am - 11:40am

     

     

    December 19, 2014

     

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    6:30am  - 7:25am

    Period 2

    7:30am  - 8:50am

    Period 4

    8:55am  - 10:15am

    Period 6

    10:20am - 11:40am



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  • District office hours and tax credit donations

    The Higley Unified School District offices and school offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday Jan. 2. You may still make tax credit donations during this time. Tax credit donations may be made online or through the drop box at the district office located at 2935 S. Recker Road. Donations may also be made at our Community Education offices, located on the west side of Cooley Middle School, 1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, in the Cooley Early Childhood Education Center. The Community Education offices will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 22, 23 & 26 and Dec. 29-31. Donations also may be mailed to Higley Unified School District, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295, with a Dec. 31 postmark. If you have questions, please e-mail rachelle.boyce@husd.org.
     
    Thank you for your support. All offices and schools will open and resume normal operations Monday, Jan. 5.

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  • Receive up to $400 in state Tax Credit

     
    Did you know that 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? These donations provide additional support and learning opportunities for our students. By donating to our "Undesignated" account you will be able to help us offer tutoring for students; build up after-school programs such as STEM, arts and music programs; and provide more extracurricular activities for students. Donate today! Forms are available at each school site and the district office.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    Click here to donate  
    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.
     
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  • Open Enrollment
     
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2015-16 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.
     
    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
     
    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.

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  • Release of student reminder
     
    Students who leave campus for any reason – doctors’ visits, illness, etc., - must be authorized to do so by a parent or guardian. This can be done by a parent/guardian signature in person at the school office or by verbal approval to school office personnel.  When the student does leave campus with verbal approval to do so, he/she must sign the student release page at the front office.
    The attendance clerk or other office staff member will validate the request as deemed appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.
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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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  • 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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  • Williams Field Parents,

    As the second nine weeks of the first semester are set to begin, we wanted to share with you a very positive sign.  The late bus at 4:30pm has consistent riders every day.  This is excellent as we hope students are getting support in their classes by attending the Academic Learning Lab, enjoying afterschool clubs, or working on assignments. 

    As we are set to return to school next week, please remind your son or daughter if they will be utilizing the late bus they must:

    1.     Get a bus pass from the front office prior to getting on the bus.

    2.     Have their school ID as this name must match that on the bus pass.

    In an effort to be sure your child arrives home safely, the above 2 things must occur daily.  The bus driver will check both the school ID as well as the bus pass. The district does not want to deny a student a ride; however, they need to know exactly who is riding in case of an emergency.

    Please encourage your son or daughter to go to the bookstore and get their school ID if they plan on riding the bus.  This policy will go into effect immediately with a granted week extension to collect their school ID.

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  • Notification of Williams Field High School Attendance Guidelines

    Please click the link below to read about the 2014-2015 Williams Field High School attendance and tardy guidelines. Thank you.
     
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  • Williams Field High School and All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
    Arizona Department of Education
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings.

    The news was announced as nearly 12,000 students in preschool through high school began their first day of the 2014-15 school year.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     


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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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  • Class of 2015
     
    2015 Seniors, view this important information regarding your yearbook photos! There will be a letter going home regarding this information as well that you will need to keep an eye out for.
     

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  • Parental Communication

    In an effort to help your child be more successful in class and as a part of our WFHS school community, I would like you to use the following parent tools:

    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.


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  • Student Delivery and Drop Off

     
    High School Parents,

    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.

    Respectfully,

     

    Terri Wattawa

    Principal
     

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Welcome to the Williams Field High School website. We are a school of approximately 1700 students on a state-of-the-art campus that opened in August 2007. We are proud to be a part of an "A" rated school district with high expectations in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Our parents, administrators, teachers and staff are committed to providing every student with a quality, challenging and positive educational experience that prepares them for a successful future. As a staff our goal is to "Connect, Engage and Inspire our students to Achieve Excellence in Every Endeavor." We believe that every student can excel when there are high expectations combined with respect and support. GO BLACK HAWKS!
 
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