In the News

We are always up to something fantastic! On this page we will tell you about our upcoming events, relive and retell our past experiences, and give you bits of information that we think will be of help to you. Please visit this page often to see the exciting things going on at our school.

Dance is Back in Fountain Hills

Another new elective at both the high school and middle school this year is dance. Taught by FHUSD alumna Gianna Levin, dance is available as a year-long course to one section of 5th grade students, two sections of combined 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, and two sections of high school students. Altogether, there are 135 students enrolled in these dance classes. Dance is another example of the amazing electives available at the middle school and high school. It's nice to have choices!

FHUSD Hosts Central Arizona VEX IQ Robotics Competition

The Fountain Hills Middle School Robotics Club recently hosted the Central Arizona VEX IQ Robotics Competition at Fountain Hills High School. This was a very well attended competition! Please take a moment to read more about this exciting event in our recent district newsletter.

Arizona Public School Tax Credit

If you haven't already done so, you can make your 2017 public school tax credit contribution to Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD) between now and April 15, 2018, and get a dollar-for-dollar reduction on your Arizona income tax liability. The public school tax credit is $400 for married couples filing jointly and $200 for individuals, and if you take advantage of this tax credit, you will receive a refund or real reduction in your state tax bill for your full gift amount.

As you know, FHUSD offers an extensive array of extracurricular activities from athletics to robotics to gardening club to jazz band. Students from all grade levels have opportunities to participate in field trips ranging from trips to the local River of Time Museum to art, history, and music focused trips to Europe. All of these enriching activities cost money to provide and typically, participation fees don't come close to covering the costs. We have a district-wide goal to fully fund all extracurricular activities from non-maintenance and operations funding sources, and maximizing the collection and use public school tax credit funds is one of the best ways to achieve this goal.

Please share this information with friends and family in Arizona, as this tax credit is available to anyone who pays income taxes in the state. Non-parents often mistakenly believe that they have to have a child in a public school in order to take advantage of this tax credit, but this is not the case.

You may designate your gift to a specific school and for a specific need, such as: visual arts, athletics, band/choir, field trips, or club fees. You may also designate that your gift go to a specific student for a specific need.

We appreciate the tremendous support we get from our parents and community. In the case of the Arizona public school tax credit, you literally get back what you give.