Governing board approves change to 2016-17 calendar
The Higley Unified School District governing board recently approved a change to the 2016-17 school calendar. With the change, the second quarter will end one day earlier and the fourth quarter will go one day longer. Classes will begin as scheduled on July 25, 2016. The last day of school will be Friday, May 26, 2017.
Calendars can be found on the website.
Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner Penda Ba and runner up Laci Simmons-Wollbrinck. They skillfully out-spelled the intense competition and went on to battle it out for the top spot. Both spellers will move on to the district round, where they will have a chance to advance to the state competition.
In an effort to further protect our students and iPads, a Global Proxy Internet Filter was deployed to our student iPads. This addition will continue to filter iPad internet traffic after the student leaves campus with similar settings and restrictions to those in place on campus. You can find the troubleshooting guide that was sent home with students here. If the student continues to experience problems after trying everything in the guide, please bring the iPad to Miss Timmons in the Media Center and she can assist in further diagnosing or repairing the iPad.
AZ Merit Update
In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.
Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.
To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.
Want to learn more about Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools? Cooley Principal Dr. Randy Mahlerwein and Sossaman Principal Ms. Nancy Diab talk about their schools in this video.