Headlines & Features
Williams Field office summer hours:
Office hours: June 5th through June 27th- Mon-Thur 7:30am to 3pm (closed on Fridays)
June 28th through July 5th- Office closed for summer break
Office hours: July 6th through July 14th- Mon -Fri 7:30am to 3pm
Starting Monday, July 17th hours are Monday through Friday 7:30am-3:30pm
First day of the 2017-2018 school year is Monday, July 24, 2017
Please join us for Black Hawk Days 2017
Wednesday, July 12th, 1-6 pm, Juniors/Seniors
Thursday, July 13th, 1-6 pm, Freshmen/sophomores
Friday, July 14th, 8 am-12 pm, Make-up for all grade levels
- Pick up your class schedules and check it for accuracy (please note that schedule changes will be limited).
- Pay class and athletic fees.
- Purchase your Black Hawk gear.
- Reserve your 2017-2018 yearbook using credit or debit cards.
- Bring a drivers license and porof of insurance so you can purchase your parking permit.
- Get your activity and family passes - you'll receive a free shirt with the purchase of an activity pass.
*Black Hawk Days will take place in the Cafeteria.You don't want to miss it.
Freshmen Orientation 2017 - Class of 2021
This year's Freshmen Orientation will take place 7:30am to noon, Friday, July 21st.
WFHS Link Crew invites you to be a part of an exciting and unique opportunity.
Freshman students will be grouped under the leadership of WFHS Link Crew upperclassmen to enjoy a day as a Black Hawk.
- Tour the School.
- Make new friends.
- Learn the WFHS FIGHT SONG.
- Show your school spirit.
Please eat breakfast at home. Busing will be provided (look for transportation information in the mail for bus stop and times) for students outside the walking zone. Lunch will be available for purchase. This event calls for casual school attire.
Class schedules can be picked up during Freshmen Black Hawks Days, 1-6 p.m. July 13. Please bring that schedule with you for Freshmen Orientation.
Governing Board unanimously approves Superintendent contract extension
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously June 7 to approve a two-year extension to Superintendent Mike Thomason’s contract. Dr. Thomason began as superintendent in July 2015 with a three-year contract that was scheduled to expire June 30, 2018. With the decision, Superintendent Thomason’s contract will continue through June 30, 2020.
“I am excited to continue serving the students, staff, teachers and families of our Higley schools. We have an incredible community that is committed to the educational future of its youth,” Thomason said. “I want to thank the board for this opportunity and am ready to see all that can be achieved here in the Higley Unified School District, especially as we roll out our new strategic plan.”
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.
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.
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.