In conjunction with the Side Out Foundation/Dig Pink we will be dedicating the night to breast cancer awareness. October 8, 2015 our girls will be wearing their pink jerseys to show support for the cause. Freshman play at 4:00pm, JV 5:00pm and Varsity 6:00pm. The girls will be playing and supporting loved ones that have or are still battling breast cancer. There will be several opportunities to show support. There will be raffles, a coin drop in the jars for support, small concessions items, memory/support wall and more.
100% if all donations will go directly to the Side Out Foundation.
Election Information for Voters
The Higley Unified School District governing board approved a Maintenance and Operations Override issue on the Nov. 3, 2015, ballot. It is a mail-in election ballot only. Voters must be registered by Oct. 5 in order to take part in this election. All registered voters will receive a ballot after Oct. 8. Ballots must be mailed by Oct. 30.
Information about the ballot question can be found at www.husd.org/override.
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.
WHAT: The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a practice for the SAT and is the test used to determine National Merit Scholars if you are a junior. The PSAT is a national test and juniors from all over the country will be taking this test in October.
WHY: All college bound juniors and sophomores should strongly consider taking the PSAT to practice and experience what types of questions are asked on the SAT. The SAT is the college entrance test that many students take for college admissions so practicing now is one of the best ways to begin the process of getting ready for college. Juniors who achieve high scores on this test can qualify as a National Merit Scholar, National Achievement Scholar or a National Hispanic scholar, where scholarship money may be awarded as a result. For sophomores, this is an opportunity to become acquainted with the PSAT format so that they feel more prepared when taking it their junior year.
WHEN: The PSAT will be given at Williams Field High School on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 (participating students will be excused during the time they are testing). The test will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. and will end at approximately 11:30 a.m. Students MUST have a photo ID in order to be admitted into the test center. Students can use an approved calculator.
HOW MUCH: The cost of the PSAT is only $20.00. Students must pay this fee in the bookstore beginning Monday, August 24, 2015 and have until Monday, September 14, 2015. Students will receive a PSAT Bulletin, which includes test taking strategies and a practice test when they pay for the test. We have a limited amount of tests so it is recommended that students register as soon as possible to ensure they can sit for the test.
ATTENTION FAMILIES OF STUDENT-ATHLETES
Williams Field High School will be hosting an NCAA Eligibility Meeting on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Williams Field High School Auditorium.
If your student has aspirations of participating in NCAA Division I or II athletics, they will need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Your student will need to qualify academically and they will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.
This informational meeting is an opportunity to learn about the academic and athletic eligibility requirements to be considered an NCAA qualifier at a Division I or Division II college/university. There have been major changes in the eligibility process for student-athletes beginning with the 2016 cohort (current juniors) and beyond, which will be clearly explained. It is strongly recommended that student athletes and parents attend to fully understand the academic expectations.
We look forward to seeing you on October 19th!
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