Superintendent Search Survey
Dear Parents and Community of Wickenburg School District,
After 11 years of dedicated service to Wickenburg Unified School District, Superintendent Dr. Howard Carlson is retiring at the end of 2019-2020 school year. Dr. Carlson has led the District with vision and hard work and will be greatly missed.
The School Board has hired ASBA (Arizona School Board’s Association) to help conduct a search for a new superintendent. As part of the search, ASBA has conducted a community survey to gain input on the character and qualities the Board should be looking for in a superintendent. Results can be found in the link below.
APPROVED 4 DAY SCHOOL WEEK FOR 2019-2010 SCHOOL YEAR
First day of school is July 29
During the March 7 school board meeting, the Governing Board unanimously approved the 4-day school week. We appreciate the input from staff, parents and community that helped gather the necessary information to make the decision. Information and updates can be found under the 4 day tab above or click on link below.
Welcome from Principal, Mark Gorman
Wickenburg Students, Staff, Parents, and Community,
It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to introduce myself as the incoming principal of Wickenburg High School. It is truly an honor to become a part of the Wickenburg community, which has already given me such a warm welcome! I can already tell that it is a unique and special place that I am incredibly excited to become a part of.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. This summer, I plan to spend much of my time working with Dr. Carlson, as well as the staff within the Wickenburg School District to ensure a smooth transition. I will get to know both our school and community, looking to familiarize myself with both. In addition, I look forward to meeting with parents and community members as we look to build the necessary partnerships to provide all students with opportunities to be successful well beyond high school. I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and the families work together for the best interests of our students. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful community and I am eagerly looking forward to working with all our students, staff, parents, and community throughout the year.
On a personal level, I come from a family of educators. I am married to my wife Holly, who has worked as an educator for over 20 years. Together we have raised three daughters, the oldest of which is also serving as a teacher. In addition, I grew up with both parents working as educators in Miami, Arizona. I myself come to you with 26 years of experience as an educator, beginning my career as both a math and science teacher, then moving into administration. Most recently, I spent the past six years serving as anAssistant Principal within the Deer Valley School District.
Again, I am honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to engaging myself completely by listening, learning, and leading in both our school and in community. I have an open door policy and I look forward to meeting all of you as we start this new and exciting school year together. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. I can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 928-684-6600.
In The News!!
Meet EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR, WHS BMAS teacher, Bill Babyar! Award was presented at the Chamber Awards Dinner. Mr Babyar was also selected New Business Teacher of the year for his exceptional work establishing a new FBLA chapter at WHS and in their first year as a new chapter they placed in competitive events at district, state, & even national FBLA events. He inspires his students to work hard and learn workplace skills that will help them in college and career. A very well deserved award! CONGRATULATIONS!
Two Wickenburg High School rifle team members placed in the top three at the NRA Under 25 national rifle competition and earned places in the world shoot next spring in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Kaycie Blankenship earned second place in Grand Aggregate Competition. Katie Blankenship took third place in the same contest. First place went to Madison Bramley of Mesa.
The national competition took place June 16 – 21 at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, N.M., and consisted of five solid days of shooting.
According to coach Rex Powers, “The top seven finishers were all girls.”
Also from Wickenburg High School, Madison Dreher won the 1,000-yard match shoot, but did not qualify for world.
According to Powers, “The wind conditions were horrible with 25 mph winds with gusts up to 35 mph. To be able to hit a 10” circle at a 1,000 yards in those kind of winds is fantastic.”
Shooters were from 23 states and US the Army and Marine Corps.
The two competitors from WHS are now focused on raising funds to go to South Africa.
“It costs about $5,000 each,” Powers said.
Be sure to order your 2019-20 Yearbook
WHS Counselor, Rachel Willis, receives "Educator of the Year Award" from the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations and well deserved!