Queen Creek teacher wins Zero Gravity Corp.’s national science competition with help from her students

When Zero Gravity Corp. announced its nationwide “Mission: Microgravity” competition for educators, one Arizona teacher dared to go where few have gone before. With a little ingenuity and assistance from her eighth-grade students, Nancy Foote, Sossaman Middle School’s conceptual physics teacher, was awarded the winner’s title and will be testing a variety of experiments on […]

U.S. News & World Report names Higley, Williams Field to 2019 Best Schools list

Both Higley Unified School District high schools — Higley and Williams Field — are in the top 100 of the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools list for Arizona. Each year, U.S. News examines more than 23,000 public high schools in the U.S. and District of Columbia, ranking those based on a […]

Williams Field senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Williams Field High School senior Ruth Nyagaka is a future University of California-Berkeley student, a National Geographic Expedition alumni and a QuestBridge National College match finalist. She can now add U.S. Presidential Scholar to the list. Miss Nyagaka learned this month that she is one of just four students in Arizona to earn the honor […]

Williams Field High School collects $25K for Make A Wish

Students from Williams Field High School rallied to collect more than $25,000 for Make A Wish Arizona to grant a wish to a Gilbert student during the school’s second annual Wish Week. It is the most amount raised by a school this year and donations are still coming forth, according to a press release. “I […]

Higley High School students find success in various fields

Several Higley High School students performed at the Winter Guard Arizona Championships recently and several other students earned recognition in a national language competition. Higley High School is one of two high schools in the Higley Unified School District. Part of its school boundaries dip into the Town of Queen Creek. Higley color guard wins […]

Williams Field RoboHawks awarded top robotics honor

Williams Field High School’s FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics Club, the RoboHawks, won first place at the state qualifying tournament in Tucson in early December. The team was also awarded the Inspire Award, given to the team that embodies the challenge of the program, according to a release. In addition, the team received these honors: […]

Williams Field senior receives Arizona School Boards Association scholarship

Williams Field senior Ashley Hostetler was awarded a Jack Peterson Scholarship this month by the Arizona School Boards Association. The award is given to a high school student who plans to study education, according to a release. Inspired by her own teachers, Ms. Hostetler plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. She was […]

Trilogy residents donate to Higley Schools children, families

This holiday season, 140 children from families in the Higley Unified School District will receive special surprises thanks to the love and care of Trilogy residents. It’s the result of a relationship formed years ago between Gilbert’s two school districts — Gilbert and Higley — and the desire of Trilogy residents to give back to […]

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 […]