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Superintendent's Message                              April 20, 2018


Red for Ed Movement and Possible Teacher Walkout

You are probably aware of the #RedForEd movement which has mobilized teachers and supporters in Arizona to call for increased compensation for teachers and increased funding for schools overall. If you haven't been following these developments, it's time to start, as teachers across the state voted in support of a walkout, which is currently scheduled for next Thursday, to pressure state leaders to address the issues.  Here's a link to story posted this morning on azcentral.com that provides more details:   https://tinyurl.com/News-Re-Possible-Walk-Out

This is a fluid set of circumstances and I will try my best to keep you updated as we learn more. As of the time of writing this message, I cannot say definitively if a potential walkout will occur or not in FHUSD. My hope is that it will not. We will share information early next week as the situation becomes clearer. Look for any "special announcements" in your inbox and on the district's Facebook page.

Local Election Information

The ballots will begin arriving in local mailboxes next week asking voters to participate in the May 15 election for the primary property tax. This is an all-mail ballot and can be mailed back any time up until May 15. However, to be counted voters are urged to mail them early.  Voters who prefer to drop their ballots off in person may do so as follows:
* Drop off completed ballot to Town Hall, 16705 E. Avenue of the Fountains, April 25 through May 15, 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Thursday;
* OR drop off at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N. La Montana, May 5 through May 14, 10 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Friday;
* OR drop off at any of the Maricopa County Recorder Offices:
     -510 South 3rd Avenue, 8 AM - through 5 PM, Monday through Friday
     -111 South 3rd Avenue, Suite 102, 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday through Friday
     -222 E. Javelina Drive, Mesa, 8 AM - through 5 PM; Saturday, May 5 and May 12, 8 AM - 5 PM

For more information about the primary property tax proposal, go to:  

Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival 04-21-2018

Just a reminder that everyone is invited to the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival on April 21st from 3:00 PM- 10:00 PM at the Fountain Hills Community Center. The festival is being held to celebrate and promote Fountain Hills as one of only 17 cities in the world to receive the International Dark Sky Community designation.

Here's a link to more information about the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival: 

EVIT of Fountain Hills Golf Benefit 04-28-2018

Please consider joining us for the Benefit Golf Tournament for EVIT of Fountain Hills on April 28, 2018. This event is sponsored by the Verne C. Johnson Family Foundation and will be held at Desert Canyon Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit EVIT of Fountain Hills. The cost is $100 per player and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and luncheon. There will be opportunities to win prizes, raffle items, and more. For non-golfers, tickets can be purchased for the luncheon only for $25. 

Sign up now to support EVIT of Fountain Hills. Registration begins at 6:30 AM with a shotgun start at 7:30 AM.

Contact Christine Colley for more information cdkcolley@gmail.com  or call 480-235-7134.


Patrick Sweeney, Ed.D.
Looking Ahead
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04/20/2018 Images in Motion presented by Fountain Hills Dance Department @ FHHS gymnasium, 7:00 p.m.
Chamber Gala @ FH Community Center, 6:00 p.m.
Fountain Hills Dark Sky Festival @ the FH Community Center 3:00-10:00 p.m.
FHUSD Governing Board Meeting @ FHUSD Learning Center, 6:30 p.m.
Noon Kiwanis Bike Rodeo @ McDowell Mountain Elementary School Parking Lot, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
04/28/2018 Benefit Golf Tournament for EVIT Fountain Hills @ Desert Canyon Golf Course 6:30 a.m. registration; 7:30 AM Shotgun start
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony @ FHHS Lecture Hall 6:30 p.m.

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