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Dancing dragons, presidential poems and Chinese songs came together Wednesday during Coronado’s ACE assembly, which recognized leadership and an increasing appreciation of other cultures.
Students at Coronado Elementary School celebrated Presidents Day and the Chinese New Year. [Courtesy Higley Unified School District]
Higley Unified School District will host community performances at both of its high schools this week.
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, as well as several town staff members and residents, outlined what Gilbert accomplished in 2013 during the second Digital State of the Town address on Feb. 13.
Williams Field High School freshman Tre' Bugg will attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., in February. Bugg is interested in a career in either medicine or athletics. [Courtesy Higley Unified School District]
Gilbert’s first post-secondary educational option won’t open for more than a year, but local educational and civil leaders anticipate the campus to have a notable affect on the town’s educational landscape.
Area officials anticipate a promising foundation set in 2013 will provide the town of Gilbert room to continue its expansion for the next 12 months.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
With a week left until the end of the year and the 2013 tax season, school districts across the East Valley are accepting tax donations that will benefit their extracurricular activities.
More than 200 children in Gilbert will receive at least one present underneath their Christmas tree due to the efforts of many volunteers living in a Gilbert active adult community.
The Higley Unified School District is fortunate to be in the East Valley, surrounded by municipal leaders who place a high priority on education: Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith.
Barbara Jester of Trilogy’s Creative Designers talks with Higley Unified School District employees at a reception held at Trilogy this week. The Creative Designers helped organized a gift-giving event where Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Residents at Trilogy and Higley Unified School District employees surround a table of gifts at a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Higley Unified School District employees Jefferson Clarke and Jill Olivas help pack up gifts donated to school children during a reception held at Trilogy this week. Trilogy residents “adopted” about 250 students in need in the Higley and Gilbert school districts this month and purchased holiday presents for them, including clothing, toys and books. The gifts were picked up by school officials Tuesday and delivered to families in time for Christmas. [Carlos Espinoza/HUSD]
Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
Two open houses are scheduled this week for parents who want to learn more about the Higley Unified School District’s early childhood education programs.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
It took a full-size school bus and a box truck to deliver all the food gathered by Williams Field High School students to United Food Bank Arizona in Mesa on Friday.
Former NFL cornerback Ray McElroy says one particular play that knocked him to the ground made him realize it’s important to always get up.
In an age of immediacy, the old adage that "the best things are worth waiting for" sometimes still holds true.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
The Higley Unified School District's Veterans Day Celebration, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 in Gilbert. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]