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Fountain Hills School District Celebrates!

Fountain Hills School District is coming to the end of their school year but there is still so much going on!

If you like to be involved with children of all ages from Kindergarten to High School Seniors then there are still opportunities to help our schools.

The FHUSD has had a lot to celebrate this school year!

The Varsity Girls Soccer won the Division III State Championship which was asoccer first time event for our District. The Lady Falcons had an undefeated season. The Senior goalie for the Falcons will graduate next week and is set to attend a Division 1 University to play soccer.

Ladies Basketball also had an outstanding season this year that also saw them win the State Championship! This was also a first ever win of the State basketballChampionship for our ladies basketball program. They beat their rival Valley Christian at Jobing.com Arena 51-36!


Boys Varsity Baseball won their State Championship last year, and are currently baseballon their way to the Semi-Finals Friday May 16th against Palo Verde Magnet. They have a season of 24-4, so this season could very well be another great finish for the Falcon Baseball Team!!

The Track and Field team in Fountain Hills has had a very successful weekend trackwith Trista Smith claiing Division III State Title in Pole Vault! She cleared 11 ft, which was enough to beat her own school record. A slew of other school records were beaten this weekend on the track with Girls 4×400 relay and 4×100 Girls relay.


The FHHS Band plays at a national level and has been recognized again this year for their great accomplishments.  Director Lynn Truby drives her band to be the very best. During the Fall, come out to a football game and watch the band perform at half time! Along with the Color Guard, you will not be disappointed!

This year the Band went to California to compete in the Hollywood Heritage Music Festival. FHHS Band was awarded the following:


Outstanding Overall Program Sweepstakes Award
Highest combined scores of combined Instrumental & Vocal scores

Outstanding Choral Program Sweepstakes Award
Highest combined scores of combined Vocal Jazz & Concert Choir

1st Place – Falcon Jazz Band

1st Place – Vocal FX Jazz Choir

2nd Place – Symphonic Band

2nd Place – Percussion Ensemble

Excellent Rating – Concert Choir

*Outstanding Soloist Award- Concert Choir – Austin Hemphill

Our school district is not only excelling in sports and Band. The academic side of FHHS is also teeming with awards!

Dr. Paul McElligott received the Century Link/AzTEA Innovation in Classroom Technology Integration Grant to help complete its three-year study on the factors that influence javelina migration into Fountain Hills, Arizona.

CAD II student Alex Day won third place in the National LEED competition. Applicants had to design an energy efficient home and write an essay describing the project. Alex won a laptop from the CAD Academy for placing.

The Fountain Hills Middle School has had an exceptional year with student accomplishments as well as Teacher’s .

There is an upcoming Band Concert on Thursday May 15th. This is the last of the school year, and regrettably the last for Mr. Dixon the Band Teacher. He will beFHMS_photo_PercussionAward_040814 leaving the school district at the end of this Semester. To finish this year off with a Bang!, the school Winter Percussion Line won 1st place at the State Level.



The Four Peaks Elementary and Middle School will be awarding those student who are Reading Millionaires a celebratory day out at Sunsplash this next week. These students have read over 1 Million words this school year while reading for school.


Recognition and Awards for Seniors

This last week there was a Senior Recognition Night for the Graduating Class of 2014.falcon

These graduates have received over $5.5 MILLION in scholarships and monetary awards towards furthering their education!!

There were full Scholarships awarded for academics, sports and to the Air Force Academy.

The School District also awards certificates recognizing the students who have excelled during the school year in academics and sports.

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The Middle School library is in need of some reorganization! They are looking for volunteers who can give some time from now until May 22nd. Can you volunteer between 7.30 am and 3.30 pm? Then please give Lydia Smout a call and she would love to have you go in to help.

She can be reached at 480-664-5408 or lsmout@fhusd.org

Falcon Fiesta

Falcon Fiesta is in need of volunteers.  This all night event is a drug and alcohol free event where the graduating seniors can win prizes, play games and visit with friends. This event is an event that most Seniors attend as they can win such wonderful prizes as Mini Fridges, Laptops, iPads etc that they use as they go on to College!  In order to make this a special night for the Seniors, many volunteers are needed.

Falcon Fiesta will be held Friday May 23rd from 10:00pm to Saturday May 24th at 5:00am.

Donations are also needed to help make this a successful event.  If you are interested in being a cash or in kind sponsor, please contact one of the people below.

If you have questions about the activities, please contact

Nicole Chalmers nfchalmers@cox.net(480) 323-5690 or

Kay Engler kayengler11@gmail.com








Arts in Fountain Hills for All Ages!!

The Fountain Hills Senior Center, Fountain Hills School District, the Library Association and the Cultural and Civic Association are just a few of the groups sponsoring a wide variety of interesting celebrations of art, literature and music for active minds of all ages

Arts in the Courtyard  

Four Peaks Elementary and Fountain Hills Middle School will host their seventh annual Arts in the Courtyard, Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the door. Ticket price includes a delicious, catered buffet dinner from Ahnala restaurant from the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort.

Arts in the Courtyard. Tonight, Thursday April 25th starting at 5pm $10 per adult /$5 per child

Arts in the Courtyard. Tonight, Thursday April 25th starting at 5pm
$10 per adult /$5 per child

Enjoy the highlights of our fourth through eighth graders’ artwork, dances, drama skits, and hear our band as well!

All proceeds go towards materials and supplies for our art, dance, music, and band programs.

The Fountain Hills Art Walks

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Taking advantage of one of the largest collections of art on public display, the Town is hosting docent-led art walks each month from October through April.  The volunteer docents will be providing information on the walks about each piece they visit, the techniques used to create the piece and a background on each artist that created the piece. The art walks are a cooperative effort between the Town of Fountain Hills and the Public Art Committee of the Fountain Hills Cultural and Civic Association.

New this year is revamped tours and several new pieces.  The first tour, called the Civic Center Tour, begins at 9 a.m. This tour will feature pieces in the courtyard area and inside both the Community Center and the Library. The second tour, called the Fountain Park Tour, begins at 11 a.m.  This tour features pieces inside Town Hall, down the Avenue of the Fountains, and the collection at Fountain Park. Both tours meet at the Community Center.

Tours are offered at no charge, but participants can donate $5 and receive a commemorative Art Walk mug.  Pre-registration is required as the number that can be taken on the art walks is limited.  Registrations are accepted at Town Hall, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., or at the Community Center, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The Fountain Hills Library Association (Friends of the Library)

The Library Association has raised nearly $50,000 for library /public computer improvements in the Fountain Hills branch of the Maricopa County Library.  Additionally, they sponsor lectures and book-signings featuring significant Arizona Artists.