Be sure to check back often to see what new and exciting things are happening at Fountain Hills High School. Our students are constantly making headlines, and we want to share their news with you.
Our winter athletic teams started tryouts and practices on Monday, November 16. The current COVID metrics within our district indicate that it is safe for us to continue to progress and conduct practices as planned. However, other areas of the state are not as fortunate and have not been able to begin winter sports. Given that, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is currently reviewing the COVID metrics for the state to determine when winter competitions will begin. The AIA Executive Board is currently in discussion regarding this. One possibility being discussed is pushing the start of the winter season back to January. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to share this with everyone. In the meantime, we will continue to have our winter sports team practicing and preparing for the upcoming season.
Dr. Paul McElligott has won "Outstanding K–12 Educator who made significant contributions to STEM Education" in Region 6, the Western USA. Congratulations Dr. McElligott!
Yearbooks are on sale for $70, so buy your yearbook now before the price increases. Yearbooks make great holiday gifts. Please visit the Jostens website to order your yearbook.
The deadline to create senior recognition ads for the yearbook is on Sunday, January 31, 2021. It is easy to create your ad online. Visit the Yearbook Ads page, choose your ad size and layout, enter your text, and upload your photos. We retain the right to remove any explicit text, graphic photos, or copyright-protected imagery or photos. You must purchase your ad prior to the deadline in order for it to appear in the yearbook. You can create your ad online from both desktop and mobile devices. Senior recognition ad prices are $150 for half page, $100 for quarter page, and $75 for eighth page.
The Fountain Hills High School/National Honor Society food drive to help out The Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills runs from Monday, November 16 through Monday, December 14. Please bring in macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned veggies, tuna, and cereal. Help out if you can.
I would like to recognize the tremendous work done by our teachers and staff here at the high school! Throughout the school year, we worked diligently to set up classes that are flexible and fluid in their design in order to prepare for the type of situation we’re in now. With the sudden announcement last Wednesday morning that students would be returning to remote learning, our teachers sprang into action and, within hours, had their classes set up and ready to go Thursday morning for students to learn remotely. I continue to be amazed by the skills and abilities of our staff! Our teachers often stay late into the evening or take their work home with them so they can provide the very best for our students. They remind me every day what it truly means to be selfless.