Higley Unified School District students remember 9/11

On Monday, Sept. 10, the bell rang at Williams Field High School, signaling the end of classes for the day. A group of students gathered in the school’s courtyard as the sun’s blaze echoed off the surrounding pavement. Packages were opened and small flags were distributed. Students tenderly placed American flags into the soil, one […]

Queen Creek Transportation Advisory Committee outlines work plan for 2019

The Transportation Advisory Committee’s 2019 work plan has gained the approval of the Queen Creek Town Council, outlining six priority areas and projects for the upcoming fiscal year. The council approved the work plan as part of its consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

Queen Creek annexes quarter-mile stretch of Riggs Road, adding right-of-way

The Queen Creek Town Council recently approved an ordinance that allows the town to annex certain real property, which would ultimately add right-of-way to the town’s existing limits near the intersection of Riggs and Ellsworth roads. The council rendered its approval as part of the consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in […]

Meet the Teacher: Karri Wunderlich teaches for the ‘a-ha’ moment at Sossaman

Name: Karri Wunderlich School: Sossaman Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: Ten years ago, I followed my previous administrator to her new school. What I like most about what I do: I enjoy helping students and seeing the ‘a-ha moment’ when working through problems. I want the students to feel successful […]

Five Queen Creek Fire, Medical Department employees earn Patriot Award

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, recently recognized five Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department employees. Former Chief Ron Knight, Chief Vance Gray, Battalion Chief Andy Marlar and Captains Kris Gale and Aaron Athey received the Patriot Award for their support of firefighters Dallas Pardo and Sigifredo Castro, […]

Campus-wide program connects freshmen with upperclassmen in Higley Unified School District

The transition from middle school to high school can be daunting for students as they try to juggle new responsibilities and pressures, but the Higley Unified School District’s Link Crew program at Williams Field and Higley high schools in Gilbert helps alleviate the stress. Student leaders run the campus-wide initiative the Link Crew aiming to […]

Meet the Teacher: Sossaman’s Elneeta Timmons loves seeing middle schoolers showcase creativity

Name: Elneeta Timmons School: Sossaman Middle School Why you chose to work in the district: I love the Higley Unified School District! My nephews have always had amazing teachers and it just feels like “home.” What I like most about what I do: I absolutely love seeing middle schoolers take something and make it amazing. […]

Queen Creek football players make Ed Doherty Award watchlist

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has released its 2018 Ed Doherty Award week 3 watch list for the Arizona high school football season and three Queen Creek athletes made the cut. Forty-seven players from 33 high schools across the state were awarded nominee medallions based on their performances during the first three weeks of […]

Queen Creek invites residents, businesses to participate in annual trunk or treat event

The Town of Queen Creek is hosting its annual trunk or treat event Saturday, Oct. 20 where the town is encouraging businesses to participate in the event’s store front decorating contest or the trick or treat portion. Trunk or Treat provides a safe and unique opportunity for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween […]

Queen Creek volleyball looks to build on 5A success heading into 6A slate

After coming close to summiting the 5A state playoffs a year ago, the Queen Creek High School volleyball team is back with confidence, key returners and a new playing landscape. The Bulldogs fell 3-1 in the 5A state finals a year ago. Since that time, they have lost five seniors, including setter Kennadee Coplen, to […]