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  • 2015 High School Summer School registration open

    Information is now online for Summer School. High school students in need of credit recovery or grade replacement, as well as students who may want to take a summer school class for credit acceleration, must first meet with their counselor to receive the authorization code. Students must be currently enrolled at Higley or Williams Field High School. Classes will be held 7 a.m. to noon, Mondays through Thursdays. Session I runs June 1-June 18. Session II runs June 22-July 9. All classes will be held in the 400 building at Higley High School. The first registration deadline is May 27.

    Information can be found online or with you counselor.


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  • Senior Graduation Banners
     
    Congratulate your graduating senior by recognizing them with a custom made banner recognizing their success!  Banners will be displayed in the school hallway for 2 weeks, then transported to the WFHS stadium for the commencement ceremony, and finally are taken home to display during your family celebration. Please click on the attached link for additional information and order form.  Orders will be accepted until April 25, 2015. 2015 Graduation Banners                                                           
        
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  • Dual Enrollment ACCUPLACER

     

    It is hard to believe that we are already preparing for the 2015-2106 school year and looking to set up the ACCUPLACER test for those students who have registered for Dual Enrollment classes next year.  We will be utilizing our current math classes to begin the Dual Enrollment application/registration process for next year.  Many students will be taking a dual enrollment class for the first time next year and we are trying to be proactive and have students apply and test early.   In Algebra II classes for the remainder of the week, your son or daughter will be applying/registering online for potential dual enrollment classes for next year.   Dual Enrollment is a program offered in conjunction with the Maricopa Community College District and is an opportunity for a student to earn both high school and college credit for the same course taken at WFHS.  In order for students to pay to take a Dual Enrollment class, Chandler Gilbert Community College requires that students take an ACCUPLACER placement test, the same placement test that all incoming freshman college students are required to take.   We will be offering students time to take the ACCUPLACER after school on the following dates:

     

    April 20th and 21st- Math    

    April 22nd and 23rd English  

    April 24th- Math or English

      

    Some of you may feel at this point that your son or daughter will not opt to take their class(es) next year for Dual Enrollment credit, however, we are asking that all students, whether or not they believe they might opt for Dual Enrollment credit, to begin the application/registration process.  Next year a student might end up take a Marketing class or a Sports Medicine class, both of which are offered for college credit…ultimately, we want students to have opportunities to get ahead and by beginning this application/registration process now, our students are keeping their college credit options open.  

     

    Immediate questions can be directed to John Dolan at John.Dolan@husd.org.


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  • ACT Testing

     

    On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Williams Field High School will be administering the ACT to all juniors.  This ACT is a traditional ACT without the optional writing section and can be used for college admission and NCAA purposed.  Please encourage your student to get a good night’s rest, a hearty breakfast, and to take this extremely seriously, as this can impact their college admission process.

     

    Because we are testing such a large quantity of students, this day will be run on a late start schedule for all freshmen, sophomores, and seniors.  The school schedule is outlined below so that you can plan accordingly.  District transportation will pick students up at the normal location but at an adjusted time.  For students who must be dropped off early by parents due to transportation issues, the main gym will be open beginning at 6:30 am for students to study, read, etc. until the start of the school day.

     

    A LUNCH

    ACT TEST         7:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

    Lunch (A)        11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

    4th Hour            12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    5th Hour             1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

    6th Hour             1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

     

    B LUNCH

    ACT TEST           7:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

    4TH Hour             11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

    Lunch (B)          12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    5th Hour              1:05 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.

    6th Hour              1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

     


     

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  • Athletic fee changes approved for 2015/16

    On March 25, 2015, the Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved fee increases for high school and middle school athletics that will go into effect July 1, 2015. The new high school fee will be $150 per student/sport with the family cap of $700/per site remaining in place. The new middle school athletic fee will be $100 per student/sport with a the family cap of $350/per site remaining in place. Information can be found in the agenda packet from that meeting. The cost increases were requested to cover more of the expenses for these programs.
     

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  • AZMERIT TESTING Information

    The state of Arizona has moved from AIMS testing to end of the year assessments.  This new testing has been labeled AZMERIT or Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching.    This was adopted because of the new standards that our State Board adopted back in 2010.  There are several differences between the two; most significantly, passing the AIMS test was a high school graduation requirement. AZMerit tests, for high school students, are end of course tests which will eventually count as part of a student's grade in the course.  This test is designed to let teachers, students, as well as parents, knowhow your child is doing and indicate if they are on track for college and career readiness.   This test is a computer based assessment however, in order to accommodate all freshmen through junior students taking Math and English, a special schedule was created. Starting on April 1st thru April 17th, Williams Field High School will be in a block schedule.  Please refer to the following schedule:

    A Hour

    6:30-7:25 am

    Periods 1/2

    7:30-9:30 am

    Periods 3/4  A

    A Lunch 9:30-10:00 am

    A Class   10:05-12:05 pm

    Periods 3/4  B

    B Lunch  11:35-12:05 pm

    B Class    9:35-11:35   am

    Periods 5/6

    12:10-2:10 pm

    Period 7

    2:15-3:10 pm

     

    Please click on the link below for a video on how it affects students at Williams Field.


     
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  • Information online about new state assessment - AZMERIT
     
    In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide language arts and math achievement test, AzMERIT, to assess Arizona students. The assessment will be administered this spring in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test.
     
    The Arizona Department of Education has posted information about the test for all stakeholders.
     
    Higley’s Research and Assessment team has created a section with all the information pertinent to parents. It can be found here.

    You may view the entire ADE website about AzMERIT.
     
    Students will be taking the test between March 30 and May 8.  Each school will provide further communication to families as test schedules are finalized. For Higley students, this will be a completely computer-based assessment.


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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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  • 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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