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  • District, school offices closed for spring break

    The Higley Unified School District main office and all school offices will be closed Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 24.

    All offices will reopen Monday, March 27

    Classes will resume Tuesday, March 28.

    Families can reach Kids Club/Spring Break camp at Centennial Elementary at 480.318.1963 beginning Monday, March 13.


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  • Higley Program for Accelerated Learning information meetings

    Bridges Elementary provides an exemplary educational opportunity designed for gifted and talented students in grades 3-6.  Higley’s Program for Accelerated Learning (HPAL) joins identified gifted and high achieving students with a platform aimed to take them to a deeper more rigorous way of thinking. Each grade level’s accelerated curriculum is designed to challenge students through differentiated instruction. Specially trained teachers will guide students at an accelerated pace, employing innovative project-based learning techniques that emphasize the use of cutting-edge technology. Students will be prepared for accelerated pathways in both middle school and high school.

    Information dates:

    8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 9, March 30, April 20

    Learn more about HPAL.


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  • 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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  • 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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  • HYSL softball/baseball registration opens
     
    Sign up today for the fourth quarter of Higley Youth Sports League – softball and baseball. The program is open to students in fifth and sixth grade.

    Practices will be held after school at students' home campuses.

    All registration must be completed online. Cost: $50. Uniforms are loaned to students.

    The Higley Youth Sports League is designed to create an atmosphere of support and shared responsibility so that each and every student athlete will benefit by creating a tremendous mental scrapbook of memories from sports participation.


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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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