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AP/Dual Enrollment Night – Tuesday, Aug. 22
Current Higley High and Williams Field High School parents and guardians who want to learn more about the Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment options in the schools are invited to attend an information night, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, in the Higley High School library. The district currently offers more than 30 Dual Enrollment and AP classes, mostly through Chandler Gilbert Community College. Students who are enrolled in these courses also must register for the dual enrollment credit through CGCC and/or sign up for the AP exams in the spring.
We look forward to answering any questions from our families.
“Talk Saves Lives” suicide prevention presentation coming to Higley Center Aug. 29
The Arizona Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present “Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention” at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29. This will be a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. This event is free and open to all members of the community in and around Higley.
The content of the presentation has been deemed appropriate by the AFSP for students in fifth grade and older. Childcare will not be provided.
Registration for the event is recommended.
Student Support Services Programs for Students & Families
Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention, Higley Center for the Performing Arts (recommended for children in 5th grade and older)
November (Details to come) Addressing Cyber Smarts (Parents & Guardians only)
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., Teen Lifeline Stress and Coping Skills (limited to 35; open to students and families), Williams Field High School Library, RSVP to Mary.Buscema@husd.org
Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Teen Lifeline Stress and Coping Skills (limited to 35; open to students and families), Higley High School Library, RSVP to Patti.Smith@husd.org
Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., Attorney General Anti Bullying Presentation (open to students and families), Higley Center for the Performing Arts
District calendar survey
Higley Unified School District strives to make decisions that are in the best interest of all stakeholders. In our efforts to do this, we have assembled a calendar committee to create three different options for a district-wide calendar.
Each of the options have different start dates and different Fall, Winter and Spring breaks. As a district, we are bound with the AzMERIT testing window and all National holidays; however, we have done our best to create three options.
Please take your time and look at all three options. Option 1 has the 2/2/2 option (two-week breaks) for all three breaks, Option 3 is a more traditional calendar with a 1/2/1 format for breaks. Option 2 is a hybrid of Options 1 and 3.
We respect the opinion of all members of our Higley Community. Please take a few minutes to click on the attached link and complete the calendar survey.
The survey will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18.
The bookstore will be open Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 2:30pm, with a closure between 12:30 to 1:30pm. Closure window is subject to change based on campus/student needs)
WFHS Brick Walk
Leave your name on the path to greatness by purchasing a commemorative brick that will be installed at the Williams Field High School football stadium. Every Black Hawk is invited to participate! All alumni, students and families… we hope everyone that has helped to build our Black Hawk Nation will contribute to our growing legacy! You can purchase your brick at WFHS Brick Walk
We greatly appreciate your support, while helping to show how Black Hawks DOMINATE!
Important Graduation Information
Learn about your graduation needs and deadlines on the Graduation Information page. Stay on top of your graduation needs by marking your calendars for the days Elite Southwest Balfour will be on campus. Balfour will help ensure that the Class of 2018 has everything they need for Graduation.
Email Communication- Stay in Touch With Your School
Classes begin July 24. Please visit our website to see the 2017-2018 Calendar. Now is a good time to sign up or update Constant Contact e-mail subscriptions. These e-mails include weekly information from schools, emergency communication and event updates. Families can also select to receive district and/or Community Education e-mails. To stop receiving e-mail from a particular school, click “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the latest e-mail received. New sign ups can be completed at www.husd.org/emailcom.
Please note: Families can also change/update their e-mail address for Constant Contact (formerly known as E-alert) using the same steps. However, this does not update the e-mail address on file at the school. That must be done at the school office.
2017-2018 Student Handbook
We are pleased to offer this year's Student Handbook to you for review. Please encourage your students to become familiar with Black Hawk guidelines. This is also a helpful guide to parents and guardians regarding Williams Field High School policies and procedures.
Governing board approves meal price increase to meet federal requirements
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved a meal price increase in May to meet federal requirements. All paid lunch prices for the 2017-18 school year increased by 10 cents. Details below:
Elementary school paid price: $2.65
Middle school paid price: $3.05
High school paid price: $3.20
The Governing Board also increased the price of a second meal to be the same price as the first. In addition, breakfast costs increased 15 cents to $2 per student. Second breakfast meals will also cost $2.
Information about free- and reduced-price meal applications will be posted online and e-mailed to families in July. All new and continuing status applications are due by Sept. 2, 2017.