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Announcements

  • Curriculum review now open for public comment

    The Higley Unified School District is excited to adopt a new K-12 English Language Arts curriculum, which will be introduced to students in the 2017-18 school year. These materials will support our teachers in teaching the state standards in reading and language arts, as well as provide materials to support students at all levels of instruction.  Our teachers will no longer need to spend valuable time finding support materials, but can instead spend their time choosing which available materials are appropriate to teach each child.  A districtwide committee met this year to review materials from three national publishing companies and selected the publisher it felt best met the needs of the district’s teachers and students. As per Board policy, these materials are now on display for 60 days in the district office for parents and community members to view. If you are interested in viewing these materials and providing your feedback, please come to the district office at 2935 S. Recker during regular office hours.  Materials will be available for review until April 14.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Warren Shillingburg, Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services,  at (480) 279.7014.


     

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  • District launches survey in next step of strategic planning

    As part of a strategic planning process launched in January 2017, the Higley Unified School District is conducting a districtwide survey Feb. 13 through Feb. 26. The survey is open to employees, parents, community members and Higley students in seventh through 12th grade. Involvement of the entire community is essential to the development of a long-term framework for decision making that builds upon common values held by the Higley community.

    Among Higley’s top priorities this school year is the development of this strategic plan. This plan will articulate organizational and stakeholder priorities through the authentic engagement of parents, employees, and community members.

    Higley families and employees will receive an email invitation to complete the survey, or can click on the link at the bottom of this announcement. Community members without children attending Higley can also use this link. The link will take all participants to a third-party website where users will identify their affiliation to the district to take the proper survey. All responses will remain anonymous.

    ECRA Group Inc., an independent research firm, is conducting the surveys. The firm will analyze responses and prepare a strategic plan report for Higley to share with the community in April 2017. ECRA is an established leader in the areas of educational assessment, research, and strategic planning. Based in Schaumburg, Ill., ECRA has more than 35 years of experience helping educational organizations across the nation better understand and document their performance, and chart a course for the future.

    Begin the survey by clicking here.


     

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  •  HUSD Food Service Announcement

    Beginning January 9, students without sufficient funds in their meal accounts to pay for a meal may be given a USDA approved alternative meal instead of the regular hot lunch. 

    Please check your student’s balance and make a deposit if needed at www.mymealtime.com

    You may also send a check or cash in an envelope to your elementary or middle school office, or to the café with your high school student. 

    Please contact Food Service if you have any questions.


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  • Spring Break Kids Club Camp

    Spring Break camp will be held at Centennial Elementary School, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 13-27.

    Information and registration will be posted on husd.org/communityed in mid February.


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  • Did you miss Kindergarten Roundup?

    You may still register at our elementary schools during office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    For information about documents needed for registration and age requirements, please see www.husd.org/kru.


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About Power Ranch

Welcome to Power Ranch Elementary
 
We’re so glad you’ve joined us! Our teachers and staff welcome your children with open arms, providing a nurturing environment and the building blocks for a solid academic foundation. Power Ranch encourages students’ exploration and learning while challenging them to grow to their full potential.
 
Power Ranch Elementary is a neighborhood school that serves approximately 700 students with over 350 parent volunteers. Majority of our students live in Power Ranch and approximately 10 percent of our student population is open enrolled and live outside of our attendance area.
 
Power Ranch’s academic strength lies in our balance and integrated curricular program. Children master and apply literacy and mathematic skills through learning that emphasizes research, problem solving, simulations and technology. The instructional program does not end with the acquisition of discrete skills, but goes on to teach the use of those skills in higher-level problem solving.
 
The social and emotional development of our children is of utmost importance to the Power Ranch community. The Power Ranch staff takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming, and safe learning environment where all children are accepted.
 
We believe success starts here and our goal is to build a solid foundation for lifetime of success. This belief is incorporated into every learning and social experience at Power Ranch.
 
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