Headlines & Features
Local TV documentary puts focus on prescription abuse; airs Jan. 10
Higley families: "Hooked Rx" builds upon the award-winning documentary “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” by uncovering the root of the heroin epidemic with in-depth interviews with recovering prescription pill addicts, law enforcement, government officials and doctors and public health experts. The 30-minute, commercial-free investigative report will air on 30 broadcast TV stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma and 97 of the state’s radio stations at 6:30 p.m. on most stations; it will stream on Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m.
New Construction and Pedestrian Access to WFHS
We are excited that a new wing will be ready when school opens in August 2017 adding 16 new classrooms at the southeast corner of the campus. This will permanently change pedestrian access to our campus beginning with second semester. Construction fencing will soon go up requiring the following changes:
* The pedestrian gate facing east next to the driveway will be permanently closed. We also consider this a plus for security reasons.
* The south-facing doors of the main building will be fenced off and not accessible for entry. They will still be used as emergency exits during construction.
* The door facing "The Nest" just south of the administration offices will be unlocked and available for student entry from inside the campus.
* Students who are released for Seminary will now exit through the library and reenter through the same door. This door will be closely monitored.
If you have any questions about the changes please do not hesitate to contact the WFHS administration.
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.
Update – Registration & Information Events Week of Jan. 23
AP/Honors Night – for 2017/18 High School Students & Families
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Higley Center for Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Road
*Please note: This event includes information that was to be shared Jan. 26 during Rising Sophomore/Junior/Senior night. The Jan. 26 has been removed from the schedule.
Step Up Night for Rising Freshmen
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
A welcome for incoming Black Hawks where students and their parents are invited to attend an informative open house at Williams Field High School. Please take this opportunity to learn about high school life at WFHS and what to expect during registration. Feel free to tour the campus and visit our academic and elective classrooms. Meet representatives from all departments including athletics, counseling and administration.
Hanging With the Hawks - 8th Grade Students only
Friday, January 27, 2017
Spend a day on the WFHS campus learning about classes, clubs, athletics, and that Black Hawk spirit. Transportation will be provided to/from Cooley Middle School and lunch will be available for purchase.
ParentVue Updates and Information
Parents can monitor the progress of their students by using a parent portal HUSD provides called ParentVue. The system allows you to access grades, attendance, schedules and assignments in real time. It is also designed to increase communication between schools, individual teachers, and their families with our end goal of student success.
One of the best features of ParentVue is the ability to print report cards. HUSD is following the lead of most districts in not mailing report cards to save valuable monetary resources for use in the classroom. Report Cards will be available on ParentVue after December 29, but if you would like a printed copy from the school your student may pick one up from the front office.
We will also conduct online registration for the 2017-18 academic year. In preparing students for post-secondary education we now have the ability to guide students to enroll themselves in next year’s classes. Parent approval will still be required to complete this process.
If you have not activated your account in ParentVue please contact Kathrine Buchanan at 480-279-8013 or email@example.com for your activation code. Once your account is activated you can access each child you have in a HUSD school. If you haven’t accessed your account recently it is recommended that you log on to verify your credentials.
Balfour Graduation Needs
Balfour will be on our campus Friday, January 13th, during both lunches. Balfour will be taking orders for all of your student’s graduation needs and answering any questions they might have. Additionally, you may still place orders at www.esbalfour.com
The price for caps and gowns is currently $33 with no shipping and handling charges. After February 1st, the price goes up to $55 plus shipping and handling.
Higley Academic Blitz
Current and incoming high school and middle school students and their families are invited to learn about the many options available in Higley Unified School District to help prepare them for future college and career choices during Higley's Academic Blitz.
The event will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Williams Field High School, 2076 S. Higley Road, Gilbert. It is open to all area students.
Workshops topics include: AP Classes (HHS & WFHS offer nearly 20 class titles), Dual Enrollment Classes (HHS & WFHS offer dozens of class titles), Career & Technical Education Programs, College Entrance Processes, Middle and High School Transition, Middle School Elective Options, Junior ROTC and more.
Learn more at husd.org/academicblitz
Attention AP Students and Parents
AP Exam registration will begin on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and run through Friday, March 3, 2017. No exceptions will be made for students wanting to register to take an AP Exam beyond the March 3, 2017 deadlines, as AP Exams will be ordered on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Students will be required to pay a $50.00 non-refundable deposit for each AP Exam that they plan to take in May. Payment and registration will be done in the Bookstore.
The $43.00 balance for each AP Exam will be due no later than Friday, April 21, 2017. If the balance is not paid by this date, students will forego their $50.00 deposit per AP Exam and they will not be eligible to take their AP Exam(s) in May.
The 2017 AP Exam Schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 1, 2017: AP Chemistry (7:25 am); AP Psychology (12:00 pm)
Tuesday, May 2, 2107: AP Spanish Language (7:25 am)
Wednesday, May 3, 2017: AP English Literature (7:25 am)
Thursday, May 4, 2017: AP US Government (7:25 am); AP Chinese Language (12:00 pm)
Friday, May 5, 2017: AP US History (7:25 am); AP Studio Art (12:00 pm)
Monday, May 8, 2017: AP Biology (7:25 am); AP Physics C-Mechanics (12:00 pm)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017: AP Calculus AB (7:25 am); AP Calculus BC (7:25 am)
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: AP English Language (7:25 am); AP Macroeconomics (12:00 pm)
Thursday, May 11, 2017: AP World History (7:25 am); AP Statistics (12:00 pm)
Friday, May 12, 2017: AP Human Geography (7:25 am)
Williams Field’s Class of 2017 graduation will take place 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at ASU’s Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. No tickets required to attend. Further information will be available in the spring.