Mandarin Immersion Program
Coronado Elementary School is accepting students in kindergarten, first and second-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2016/17 school year.
Students in the Mandarin Immersion program will receive instruction in both Mandarin and English during their school day. Math and science are taught by a native Mandarin speaker. Language arts and social studies are taught by an English-speaking teacher. The students also participate in all other programs at Coronado, including physical education, the arts, after-school options and more.
Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. Informational meetings for prospective parents will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Please RSVP to Angela Barrera at (480) 279-6900 or email@example.com.
More information can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.
Spanish Immersion Exploration
San Tan Elementary School is exploring the option to offer Spanish Immersion for kindergarten students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. It will be open to all kindergarten students within or around Higley. Parents who wish to learn more about this option can attend an informational meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Parents should RSVP with the school at (480) 279-7200. As an additional option, beginning Thursday, December 3, San Tan Elementary will be holding an informational meeting every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. This meeting will be the same information each week, so you are free to choose a Thursday that works for you.
Thank you for your support
It is with sincere gratitude that the Higley Unified School District extends thanks to the community for supporting the Maintenance and Operations Override during Tuesday’s election. With the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, the district will be able to bring $8.1 million back into the budget for the next five years. This will avoid the need for $1.8 million additional reductions at this time.
“The Higley community is incredibly supportive of our schools, including parent and community volunteers in the classroom, fundraising efforts, attendance at student events and athletics,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason said. “This vote is another way the people of the community have gathered around students, teachers, staff and schools.”
When the Higley Unified School District governing board put the 15% maintenance and operations override on the ballot, members identified priority areas for the funding during the first year, including:
• Increasing teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
• Maintaining and improving elementary specials such as arts, music and
physical education, and district athletics and arts;
• Providing staffing to reduce average class sizes;
• Supporting gifted, special education and all-day kindergarten;
• Providing education resources to classrooms.
Budget discussions for 2016-17 will get under way in the next few weeks. The public is welcome to attend any work study session or general governing board meeting to be a part of those talks.
Higley Unified School District is a 12,000-student district serving students in preschool through high school from Gilbert and Queen Creek.
Information and registration for 2015/16 school year
Higley Unified School District is offers quality early learning programs at two state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools. Both Centers offer three Early Childhood programs to fit the interests and schedules of all families. Brilliant Beginnings is available for children ages 3-4. Kindergarten Prep is available for children ages 4-5. STARS is offered for children with special needs. Classes are taught by certified early childhood educators. Registration is now being accepted for the 2015/16 school year. Please print out and return your packet to one of the schools. Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Classes began Monday, July 27.
Higley UnifiedSchool District is proud to offer quality early learning programs in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools, which opened in 2013.
Both Centers offer three Early Childhood programs to fit the interests and schedules of all families. Brilliant Beginnings is available for children ages 3-4. We will also offer a Kindergarten Prep program for children ages 4-5 and our STARS program for special needs students.Classes are taught by certified early childhood educators.