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  • Higley board approves intent to call Nov. 3 budget override election

    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board voted May 28 to notify the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) of an intent to call for a maintenance and operations budget override election to be held Nov. 3, 2015.

    The board will continue discussions about the override election at its June meetings, including the creation of a resolution to deliver to MCESA by the July 6 deadline.


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  • Higley Board approves elementary school early release Wednesdays
     
    The Higley Unified School District governing board voted 5-0 on May 27 to approve an early release (1 p.m.) every Wednesday at elementary schools to allow time for teacher instructional planning. The new schedule will begin the first week of classes. The first day of school is July 27, 2015.
     
    The plan was recommended to the governing board to return planning time to teachers that has been lost over the last few years.
     
    Parents who would like after-school care may register for the Community Education Department’s Kids Club program, available at all elementary schools on early release days for $20. Care is available 1 to 6 p.m. Information and registration is on the Community Education website or by calling (480) 279-7055.
     
    Middle schools and high schools will continue with early release/professional development days already scheduled. Please see the district’s calendar for more information.
     
    Thank you for your patience as we move to this new schedule.


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    • District, school office summer hours
    • The Higley Unified School District office and all school offices will be open with regular hours Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29. The last day elementary school offices will be open is Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, all district and high school offices will operate on a summer Monday-Thursday schedule. Middle schools will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The District Office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see school websites for additional information. Elementary school offices will reopen July 7.


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  • Want to enroll?
     
    Beginning June 1, student enrollment for elementary schools and middle schools can be submitted at the District Office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. Hours will be 7:30 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until July 2. New high school enrollment forms may be submitted at Higley or Williams Field campuses Mondays through Thursdays at times posted on their websites.
     
    To register, please bring in: Child’s birth certificate, child’s immunization record, proof of residency (house contract, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.), driver’s license and completed registration packet (available at husd.org/enrollment).


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  • Board follows federal mandate to raise lunch price 10 cents
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board complied with the federal requirements requiring a raise of 10-cent increase to elementary, middle and high school lunch prices beginning in July 2015 with the new school year.
     
    The price rate increases are required to follow the federal standard known as the “paid lunch equity requirement.” To meet the requirement that the district’s average paid lunch price be less than the difference between the free and paid federal reimbursement rates, a district must either raise lunch prices or subsidize meals through the use of nonfederal funds. This mandate is in place for at least the new two school years.
     
    This change amounts to the following lunch prices for the 2015/16 school year:
    Elementary and preschool: $2.55
    Middle school: $2.90
    High School: $3.05


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  • HUSD Graduation Ceremonies
     
    Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us at all the graduation ceremonies for the Higley Unified School District. You may see a replay of the entire celebration at this link.


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  • Summer Programs 2015 
     
    We are excited to announce registration is open for summer programs. Options begin June 1 for all ages. See our Community Education page for more information.


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  • Calling all future kindergartners!

    Families that wish to register for kindergarten may do so at the elementary schools through Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, registrations will be accepted at the district office, 2936 S. Recker Road. See our Kindergarten Round-up Website for more information.


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  • Preschool 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.
     
    New family information/registration nights for the 2015/16 school year will be held soon. Dates and times below:

    6 to 7 p.m. June 17, Sue Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center, 18655E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek.
     
    11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in June at both sites.

    During that time, new families may complete application forms for the next school year, which begins July 27, 2015.

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  • HUSD Now Hiring

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


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  • Governing Board announces change to meeting schedule
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board voted this week to change the regular meeting schedule. Beginning in March, the Governing Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. During months when there is a longer school break, the board will continue the practice of holding only one regular meeting. The new regular meeting dates for the rest of the 2014-2015 school year are as follows:
     
    • May 27
    • June 10 & 24
     
    Further information about the board can be found under the Governing Board tab.


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  • Mandarin Immersion Program 2015/16

    Coronado Elementary School is accepting  students in kindergarten, first and second-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2015/16 school year.

    Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. A list of upcoming meetings can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.


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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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