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  • Higley Board approves salary increases, additional teaching positions

    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board took action Wednesday, Feb. 11, to increase the salaries of district teachers and staff using override funds approved by voters in November 2015. The board also approved the hiring of an additional 47 teachers, which will help reduce class sizes, address growth and restore areas cut over the last few years.

    It is with great appreciation to the community that we are able to make these changes. All of the additions are possible due to support of the November 2015 override election.

    Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason wrote this letter to the community.

    Further details can be found online.


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  • Former board member Denise Standage passes

    Mrs. Denise Standage, who first joined the Higley Unified School District Governing Board in 2005, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

    Servies will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3307 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert.

    Please see this letter from Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason regarding her service to the district.

    She will be greatly missed in the Higley Community.


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  • Governing board approves change to 2016-17 calendar

    The Higley Unified School District governing board recently approved a change to the 2016-17 school calendar. With the change, the second quarter will end one day earlier  and the fourth quarter will go one day longer. Classes will begin as scheduled on July 25, 2016. The last day of school will be Friday, May 26, 2017.

    Calendars can be found on the website.


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  • ASU Night of the Open Door open to All Students

    The ASU Night of the Open Door event will offer a behind the scenes look into ASU's state-of-the-art labs and learning environments. Experience flight simulators, air traffic control simulators, the wonders of algae, new-age cars, and all types of games. Families can also enjoy dance and theater performances. The event is free. All five ASU campuses are hosting events, with the closest at the Polytechnic campus, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Learn more on the website.


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  • Governing Board announces Bridges principal; Higley Program for Accelerated Learning to launch

    Higley Unified School District governing board approved on Dec. 9, 2015, the appointment of current Power Ranch Principal Sherry Richards to be principal at Bridges Elementary School when it opens in July 2016. Mrs. Richards is currently completing her fourth year as principal at Power Ranch. In addition, the district announced that Bridges Elementary School will host the Higley Program for Accelerated Learning, open to students in grades 3-6 in 2016-17.

    Information meeting dates for Bridges Elementary School are now available on a new Bridges Elementary School webpage.

    Registration for Bridges Elementary School starts Jan. 4. Enrollment forms are available online at www.husd.org/enrollment. Once forms are complete, please submit them during regular office hours at Power Ranch Elementary School.

    If you know of families in The Bridges of Gilbert who may enroll, please share this link with them.


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  • 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 is open to all kindergarten & first-grade students regardless of home school. Parents who wish to learn more about this option can attend an informational meeting 9 a.m. Thursdays. Parents should RSVP with the school at (480) 279-7200. This meeting will be the same information each week, so you are free to choose a Thursday that works for you. If you wish to attend this program and live outside San Tan Elementary School, you will need to complete an open enrollment application. Priority is given to families that submit the form by Feb. 1.


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  • Did you miss Kindergarten Round-Up?

    You may still register at our elementary schools during office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    For information about documents needed for registration and age requirements, please see www.husd.org/kru.


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  • Support HUSD and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
     
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  You may name any school as the recipient of your donation or list "undesignated" so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    If you wish to make a donation, please click here for more information.
     
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?


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  • Higley Headlines

    The latest Higley Headlines newsletter is now online. Read about academic programs, Community Education and more!


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  • District prepares for 2016-2017 budget planning

    As the Higley District starts the budget planning process for the next school year, Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason has prepared a letter to the community and requests your input through a budget priorities survey.

    Please see Dr. Thomason's letter
    Please find the budget priorities survey here


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  • District considering Mandarin Immersion preschool
     
    The Higley Unified School District is exploring the option of offering a Mandarin Immersion preschool class for the 2016-17 school year at Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. The program would be open to Kinder Prep/preschool students who would be enrolling in kindergarten the following school year (2017-18). Like the Mandarin Immersion program at Coronado Elementary School, the class  would be co-taught by two teachers, including one who is a native Mandarin speaker and one who teaches in English.
     
    Studies have found that students who begin learning a second language at a younger age develop stronger language skills, as well as have an easier time in language acquisition of both English and the second language.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about this program, please complete the interest form.


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  • HUSD Now Hiring

    Higley Unified School District is currently hiring for a number of positions, including classroom aides, crossing guards, substitute nurses and substitute custodians. The district’s contracted food services company – Southwest Foodservice Excellence – is also hiring.
     
    Click here to learn more.


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  • Information on Board of Education vote regarding “Common Core”

    Last month, the Arizona State Board of Education voted in favor of repealing “Common Core.” Headlines in the news have created several questions from parents.

    Click here to learn more.


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  • AZ Merit Update
     
    In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.

    Over the last few weeks, districts, schools and parents received results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.


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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.


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