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 […]

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 […]

Williams Field students raises 12,000 pounds of food donations

Williams Field High School students unpacked more than 12,000 pounds of food Monday, Nov. 19 at United Food Bank that will soon become meals for families in need. The effort was the culmination of the eighth annual Stuff the Bus Food Drive. Students from the Gilbert school spent more than four weeks gathering the food […]

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 […]

Walk out for Wattawa – Students protest at Williams Field High School

Photographs by Brielle Christianson and Emogene Mazur Students at Williams Field High School staged a walk-out Sept.3 to protest their principal being put on “administrative leave” without any disclosed information as to why. Students and parents wanted information as to why Dr. Terri Wattawa was suddenly absent from campus. Social media pages and online petitions […]

Students at Williams Field H.S. in Gilbert walk out in support of principal

Students at Williams Field High School in Gilbert walked out of class Friday morning in support of their principal, Dr. Terri Wattawa. Some parents said Wattawa was being forced out and resigned. Parents, students and teachers have been signing a petition to reject Wattawa’s resignation and reinstate her. “Her loss to our district would be immeasurable,” […]