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Curriculum review now open for public comment
The Higley Unified School District is excited to adopt a new K-12 English Language Arts curriculum, which will be introduced to students in the 2017-18 school year. These materials will support our teachers in teaching the state standards in reading and language arts, as well as provide materials to support students at all levels of instruction. Our teachers will no longer need to spend valuable time finding support materials, but can instead spend their time choosing which available materials are appropriate to teach each child. A districtwide committee met this year to review materials from three national publishing companies and selected the publisher it felt best met the needs of the district’s teachers and students. As per Board policy, these materials are now on display for 60 days in the district office for parents and community members to view. If you are interested in viewing these materials and providing your feedback, please come to the district office at 2935 S. Recker during regular office hours. Materials will be available for review until April 14. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Warren Shillingburg, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services, at (480) 279.7014.
Higley Program for Accelerated Learning information meetings
Bridges Elementary provides an exemplary educational opportunity designed for gifted and talented students in grades 3-6. Higley’s Program for Accelerated Learning (HPAL) joins identified gifted and high achieving students with a platform aimed to take them to a deeper more rigorous way of thinking. Each grade level’s accelerated curriculum is designed to challenge students through differentiated instruction. Specially trained teachers will guide students at an accelerated pace, employing innovative project-based learning techniques that emphasize the use of cutting-edge technology. Students will be prepared for accelerated pathways in both middle school and high school.
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Feb. 23, March 9, March 30, April 20
Higley Preschool Enrollment Nights
See how Higley's certified, early childhood teachers bring learning and discovery together in a loving, safe environment. Programs are available for children ages 3-5.
6 p.m. March 28, Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center, 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek
6 p.m. March 30, Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85296
Preschool Online Information
Specialized programs 2017: Spanish, Mandarin & Highly Gifted Classrooms
Parents of 2017/18 7-12th graders
Students who will be in middle school and high school during the 2017-18 school year will make course selections online in January. Parents and guardians need to be sure they have a ParentVue account to help with this new process. ParentVue also allows families to see student grades and attendance information.
To obtain a ParentVue account, call your school office when they reopen on Jan. 9, after winter break.
HUSD Food Service Announcement
Beginning January 9, students without sufficient funds in their meal accounts to pay for a meal may be given a USDA approved alternative meal instead of the regular hot lunch.
Please check your student’s balance and make a deposit if needed at www.mymealtime.com
You may also send a check or cash in an envelope to your elementary or middle school office, or to the café with your high school student.
Please contact Food Service if you have any questions.