Thank you HUSD teachers and certified staff!
The Higley District is excited to announce that more than 90 percent of HUSD teachers plan to return next school year! In addition, 92 percent of Speech Pathologists and Therapists are returning and 100 percent of school counselors and psychologists are returning.
The district wishes to thank you all for your commitment to Higley students, families and schools.
Cooley Middle School Athletics Informational Presentation
Cooley Middle School is excited to offer an informational presentation on middle school athletics to each of our elementary feeder schools. This presentation will be given by Mr. Vanderflught, the Cooley Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, and will cover the athletic programs offered at Cooley and the process for being cleared to participate. Mr. Vanderflught will come out to each of the four elementary campuses to provide an opportunity for parents/students to hear the information and ask questions. These presentations will be held in the gym and will last approximately one hour.
If your student is interested in participating in athletics at Cooley Middle School next school year, it is highly recommended that you attend the session. Below are the dates and times of the sessions for each school. If you have any questions, please call Mr. Vanderflught at 480-279-8300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gateway Pointe Elementary Wednesday, May 10th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Chaparral Elementary Thursday, May 11th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Coronado Elementary Monday, May 15th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Higley Traditional Academy Wednesday, May 17th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
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.
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. The season will start after spring break. 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.
Mandarin Immersion Program 2017-18
Coronado Elementary School is accepting students in kindergarten, first, second, third-grade and fourth-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2017-18 school year.
Students in the Mandarin Immersion program will receive instruction in both Mandarin and English during their school day. Math and science are taught by a native Mandarin speaker. Language arts and social studies are taught by an English-speaking teacher. The students also participate in all other programs at Coronado, including physical education, the arts, after-school options and more.
Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. A list of upcoming meetings can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.