San Tan Elementary students prepare care packages for military personal

This holiday season, a service member somewhere in the world will open a care package adorned with the colorful musings of an elementary-aged child. This service member might be in a remote, hostile area, or on a ship or under the ocean’s azure in a submarine. This service member might receive little to no support […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unified Robotics offers inclusion and competition at Higley high schools

This year, both Higley and Williams Field High School will offer Unified Robotics. The program brings together typical students with peers who have unique learning styles for an extracurricular activity that engages all in the competitive sport of robotics, according to a press release. Williams Field High School launched the first full Unified Robotics team […]

Higley Unified School District recognizes its Teachers of the Year

Higley Unified School District honored its 2018 Teachers of the Year Thursday, Aug. 16, which included 14 honorees from each of the district’s campus as well as the preschools. In addition, the event included past winners, the HUSD Air Force Jr. ROTC and Higley junior Mylee Sesueur singing the national anthem. Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels […]

Higley Unified School District seeks to fill preschool openings

The Higley Unified School District still has spots available in its preschool program, which offer a plethora of programs for young children. The Higley Integrated Preschool Program offers a first-learning experience for children who are typically developing to learn and serve as peers for children who experiencing delays in development, according to a press release. The […]

Higley color guard member is a part of world championship winning team

Every summer, thousands of high school and college-age students spend their vacation competing on the Drum and Bugle Corps circuit. Higley students who participate bring back to the school — and to fellow marching band members — their experience and in-depth knowledge. Higley color guard member Andres Hinogiante is one such student. He was a […]

Coronado Elementary’s Jones is top speller in Region 6 bee

Coronado Elementary School sixth-grade student Elena Jones is the 2018 Region 6 spelling bee champion. She spelled “vamplate” to beat 34 other competitors and earn first place at the regional bee. The competition was held Feb. 15 at Queen Creek Performing Arts Center, 22149 E. Ocotillo Road. Elena, 11, was the runner-up in the Higley […]

Spelling bee champ Reinhart to represent Higley school district at regional contest

  With a district runner-up spelling bee title in 2017, Devin Reinhart of Cortina Elementary School put a goal in place for this year. She wanted to be the Higley district champion. The Queen Creek sixth-grader did just that in January. Now she will represent Higley Unified School District along with Elena Jones from Coronado […]

Higley High School Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural induction held

With Higley High School embarking on its 15th year as a school, the administration announced the creation of the Athletic Hall of Fame. The inaugural class was recognized prior to kickoff of the homecoming game on Sept. 18. The evening started with a 5:45 p.m. reception in the media center.
More than 60 members of the Knights Athletic Program have been invited to be included in this special event. Twenty-eight individual state champions and four championship teams will make up the population of the first induction class. Each student-athlete will be presented with an individual picture commemorating the accomplishment.
Following the events, plaques donated by sponsors for each individual and team will be on display at the school.