Dear Parents,

    I wanted to welcome you and your student to the Ceramics and Drawing and Painting classes. A little about myself, I grew up in a small town in Connecticut. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Art Education from Southern Connecticut University.  I have lived in Arizona for about fifteen years  and have taught for fourteen years (twelve of those years here in the Higley district). I returned to school, getting my Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2010. 
    I care about my students as if they were my own. It is very important to me to make sure that my classroom is a safe and positive environment. I feel that it is important that every student have a positive experience in class.
    In Ceramics class we will be learning about the three hand building techniques: pinch method, coil method and slab method, and also learn how to use the potter’s wheel. The class will cover the different cultures where pottery is used and the artists in the field of ceramic arts.  Students will participate in self and class critiques on their artwork assignments that will help them improve their future artistic work.
    In Drawing and Painting class we will learn about different drawing and painting techniques and their applications. Throughout the class we will also cover the different types of mediums and the distinguished artists. Students will also participate in self and class critiques on their artwork assignments that will help them improve their future artistic work. All class curriculum,projects, and assignments are in line with the state standards requirements.
    If you would like to view your child’s grade please feel free to check on ParentVue often. The ParentVue will have more current grades. You are able to see your child's attendance history, current grades, and any missing or late assignments.
    In order to access ParentVue please do the following:
    1.    Go to husd.org

    2.    In the middle of the screen in gray click on Parents

    3.    Click on I am a Parent

    4.    Log in into Synergy. Please note that if you do not have a log in and password, please contact the office staff at (480) 279.8300.

    5.    Use the links on the left hand side to view the grade book or report card.
    In order to access Edmodo please do the following:
    1.    Have your student go to Edmodo.com

    2.    Then have your student log in to Edmodo

    3.    Click on the parent tab

    4.    Then create a password for yourself
    If you have any concerns please feel free to email me at patricia.petruzzi@husd.org or leave me a voice mail message at (480) 279-8376 and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Ms. Petruzzi
    Contact Information
    Email: patricia.petruzzi@husd.org
    Main Office Number: 480.279.8300
    Direct Voicemail Number: 480. 279.8376
    Office Hours: By Appointment Only
    Southern Connecticut University                 
    BS, Art Education, 2001
    Northern Arizona University
    MS, Educational Leadership, 2010