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  • Governing Board approves hiring of new assistant principal

    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approving the hiring on June 21 of Mr. Todd Berg to be the new assistant principal at Bridges Elementary School. Mr. Berg will begin with the district on July 1.

    Welcome to Bridges, Mr. Berg!

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  • Higley Headlines – June 2017

    Learn more about the honors students and teachers in Higley have earned, as well as upcoming programs and events in the latest edition of Higley Headlines!

    Want to be in the know? Sign up for Constant Contact (formerly known as E-alert) at www.husd.org/emailcom.


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  • Enrollment Information

    If you wish to register your child for the 2017-18 school year after June 5, please read the following information:

    Student registrations for elementary schools will be taken at the district office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 4).

    Student registrations for middle school and high school will be taken 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 3-7)

    Enrollment information can be found at www.husd.org/enrollment. Please be sure to bring all the necessary documents when enrolling.


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  • 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.


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  • Give kids a fun and carefree summer with Summer Lunch Buddies. 

    It’s delicious, nutritious, and best of all, there’s no cost and no registration. Visit eatwellbewell.org/summerfood or text FOOD to 877-877 for more information.


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  • HUSD Governing Board approves new positions.

    On May 31st, the Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved the hiring of Sherry Richards as the new Director of Elementary Education.  Beginning July 1st,  Mrs. Richards will make the transition to the district office.  Jeff Beickel, current Bridges’ Assistant Principal, was approved that same night as the new Principal for Bridges Elementary School. The district will begin the process to find a new assistant principal immediately.

    Please read the letter from Mrs. Sherry Richards for additional information.


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  • Summer school, district office hours

    As campuses come to the end of the school year, please note the changes in office hours around the district:

    During the week of May 29, 2017, the District Office and school offices will be on a normal school-year schedule.

    Elementary offices will close on June 2nd and reopen July 10th.

    Beginning June 5th, district, middle school and high school offices will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.


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  • Kids Club Summer Camp Registration opens Friday, May 5

    Higley Unified School District offers a fun-filled summer luau-themed camp program for children ages 3-12. Weekly activities include field trips, swimming and movies.

    When: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 5 – July 14 (Camp closed July 3-4)

    Where: Centennial Elementary School, 3507 S. Ranch House Parkway, Gilbert, AZ. 85297

    Cost: $40 daily/includes snack (please provide a sack lunch)

    Families must register and pick camp schedule online. All new and current Kids Club families must complete new registration packets – which will be good through the 2017-18 school year.

    Sign up for a week at a time or the entire summer. All payments are due at time of registration. Space is limited. Secure your spot today.

    Each week’s registration deadline is the Thursday prior.

    A full calendar of events will be posted on the registration page.


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  • Higley summer program information now online

    Join Higley Unified School District's Community Education Department this summer for fun-filled activities, including summer camp, enrichment classes, and sports camps. High school students can enroll in summer school for credit recovery or P.E..

    Registration is under way for several activities. See the website for more information.


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  • Join the Higley Unified School District Orchestra Program

    Elementary school orchestra will be offered to all 4th-6th graders who are interested in playing the violin, viola, cello, or string bass during the 2017-2018 school year. Classes will meet two to three times a week from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at San Tan Elementary. Transportation from orchestra to the student’s elementary schools will be provided by HUSD


    Students will need to have an instrument to participate. Some instruments will be available to rent from the district for a small fee. Other instruments will need to be rented from local music stores or purchased


    If you are interested in having your child join orchestra either as a beginning or returning student, please complete the registration form and return to the front office of your elementary school.

    Classes will begin in August and more information will be available at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year.


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  • Bridges named AZ STEM School of Community Practice
     
    Higley Unified School District’s newest elementary school has been named an AZ STEM School Community of Practice.

    Bridges Elementary School joins 56 schools from across the state to collaborate with Maricopa Education Service Agency, Arizona  SciTech, Intel and the Arizona Science Center.

    “This is an amazing opportunity for our school community to learn from other innovative schools within the state. Many collaborative opportunities are planned throughout this next school year that will certainly put us on the road to excellence in terms of STEM,” Bridges Principal Sherry Richards said.
     
    STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
     

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About Bridges

Bridges Elementary School will open for the 2016/17 school year. It will be a neighborhood campus for students in kindergarten through sixth-grade. Bridges Elementary will offer all programs and classes currently available at all Higley elementary schools, including:

• Kids Club, a morning- and after-school care program offered through Community Education;
• Higley Youth Sports League, an after-school athletics program offered through Community Education;
• Elementary school band, library, physical education and arts programs.

Bridges students also will have the option to join the morning orchestra program for elementary school students at Sossaman Middle School, and additional clubs formed based on student interest.

Teachers and students at Bridges Elementary School will have access to cutting-edge educational technology, such as interactive white boards, computer labs, a science lab, and document cameras. The school design includes a full gymnasium and cafeteria, in addition to music, band and art rooms.
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