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  • "A" Rated School


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  • WFHS Graduation 2015
     
    HUSD Graduation Ceremonies

    Higley Unified School District is excited to offer live-streaming of our 8th grade promotion and High School graduation ceremonies.  Please click here to watch our students. Congratulations to everyone.

    WFHS Graduation 2015


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  • District, school offices closed May 22 & May 25
     
    The Higley Unified School District office and all school offices will be closed Friday, May 22, for a districtwide furlough day. Offices will remain closed Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. All school and district offices will reopen with regular hours Tuesday, May 26. The last day elementary school offices will be open is Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, all district, middle school and high school offices will operate on a summer Monday-Thursday schedule.


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  • Graduation Media Announcement
     
    Graduations this year will be photographed by the District Public Relations Office, with the possibility of local news coverage. We want to advise families that graduation photos may appear on the district website or a local newspaper or television station.


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  • This message is for parents of the new Senior class of 2016.  In order to meet our first yearbook publishing deadline, all seniors will be photographed before school begins in this fall.  Lou Coopey Photography is our official senior photographer.  They will be mailing more information to you, including a tentative appointment time. Dress requirement for boys is jacket and tie, for girls it is a top with sleeves.  For more information, please call the studio at 480-830-5667.  Thank you.  
     

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  • Summer office hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

     

    May 26th-May 29th: Tuesday - Friday
    June 1st thru July 9th: Monday - Thursday
    July 13th thru July 24th: Monday - Friday

     
    Office will be closed from June 29th thru July 6th. Office will be open on Tuesday July 7th.
     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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