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  • Higley Schools All Earn A Ratings from Arizona Department of Education

    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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  • August Menus Online
     
    The August Breakfast & Lunch menus have now been posted on each school's website. It can be located under the school's "programs" tab under "food services."
     
    Visit mymealtime.com to set up or add money to your child's meal account or to apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits online.
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  • 2014-15 Code of Conduct now online

    The 2014-15 Student Code of Conduct was approved by the Higley Unified School District governing board. The new code of conduct can be found online at the link below and on each school website, as well as the “Parent Tab.” We ask that all parents read the document and return the acknowledgment forms with their students. If you do NOT want your student’s directory information released, please also return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by the district for use on the district website, please check and return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by outside news media, please check and return that form.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your school staff.
     
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  • Kids Club registration is now open for the 2014/15 school year.

    HUSD Community Education's Kids Club provides children ages 3-12 quality before- and after-school care that is designed to highlight creative expression, and promote physical and social development. Kids Club sites are located on all our elementary and preschool campuses. Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. until the start of the school day. The afternoon session begins at time of dismissal until 6 p.m. Care is also available at our elementary schools on early release days.

    Learn more on the district's Community Education page.
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  • Enrollment still being accepted
     
    We are currently accepting enrollment for Higley’s eight elementary schools, two middle school and two high schools. Families that want to submit an open enrollment application may do so now for the 2014/15 school year. School began Aug. 4. Arizona law allows students to submit an open enrollment application to any public school. For registration information, please see our enrollment page.

     
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  • Higley District Class of 2014 awarded $23 million in scholarships
     
    This week, more than 700 students will graduate from Higley High and Williams Field High. It’s been an incredible year for the Class of 2014. As they prepare for their steps in life, we want to take a moment to congratulate them for their accomplishments. Students have been accepted to all three state universities, as well as UCLA, Princeton University, the Air Force Academy, the University of San Diego, Colorado Christian University, BYU Provo, Hofstra University, Grand Canyon University and more. The Class of 2014 made great strides in scholarship awards, as well. Higley High School graduates have so far been awarded $9,916,404 in scholarship money. Williams Field High School graduates have so far been awarded $13,101,878 in scholarship money. Several students are still awaiting word on other scholarships, too. Congratulations, seniors.
     

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  • 2014 Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic seeks sponsors
     
    Plans are under way for the 9th annual Ken Vandehei Memorial Golf Classic Tournament. It will be held September 20, 2014, at the Las Colinas Golf Club in Queen Creek, AZ., with all proceeds benefitting the Ken Vandehei Scholarship Fund.  Scholarships will be given to outstanding seniors graduating from the Higley Unified School District who are continuing their education by going on to a college or university. Since the start of the program, $127,000 in scholarships have been awarded.
     
    The Vandehei family established the scholarship through the Higley Education Foundation to honor local businessman Ken Vandehei, who was tragically killed during a family vacation in July 2006.
     
    Sponsorships are available at a number of levels. Please see the flyer for information.
     
    Thank you for your support.


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Higley Unified School District is a community of schools that share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all. We focus on providing continuity from preschool to high school and offer a well-rounded education with academics, music, arts, languages, athletics, physical education, technology, and character education.
 
Our performance meets and exceeds state standards in academics, and our students are champions both on and off the field. We are tenaciously focused on each student's learning, and we take the guesswork out of education with data-driven instruction and accountability.
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