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  • Save the Date – Veterans Day Celebration
     
    The 7th annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Higley High School’s stadium. This is one of the biggest Veterans Day Celebrations in Arizona. The event will include veterans of all Armed Services, musical performances by our local high school students, presentations by Higley Color Guard and more. For information, contact Kimberly Fouhy, 480-279-7063, or  foundation@husd.org
     

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  • Higley Youth Sports League's 2nd quarter season registration opens

    Registration is now open for the 5th & 6th grade boys' and girls' soccer for the second quarter season.We are immediately recruiting Players and Volunteer Coaches to participate. If you are interested in Volunteering, please contact the Community Education Department for details at 480.279.7055.

     

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  • Superintendent Search

    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board invites applications for the position of Superintendent. Last spring, current Superintendent, Dr. Denise Birdwell, announced her plans to retire. With input from the community, staff and governing board, a vacancy posting has been developed and placed on the district’s website, as well as education sites nationwide. The posting can be found at www.husd.org/applysup. Periodic updates will be posted on the site as the superintendent search proceeds. To reach it directly, a “Superintendent Search” link can be found under the “Governing Board” tab above. The final decision regarding a new superintendent will be made by the district’s elected 5-member board and the selected candidate will begin on July 1, 2015.
     

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  • Road to Arizona Spelling Bee
     
    The path to the 2015 Arizona Spelling Bee will soon be under way. Last year, Cooley Middle School Champion Nila Dhinaker went on to win the Arizona title and represented Higley very well at the National Scripps Howard Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Here are important upcoming dates:
    Jan. 21, 2015: Higley Unified School District Spelling Bee
    Feb. 19, 2015: Maricopa County Region VI Spelling Bee
    March 21, 2015: Arizona Spelling Bee
    Keep watch for information from your school regarding a chance to compete for a school title.
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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations.
     
    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.
     
    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. This clinic will include free influenza vaccines for infants, children and adults.
     
    More information about this federally–funded program is here.
     

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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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  • 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 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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