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
Message from the Principal
On behalf of the faculty and staff and Wickenburg High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Wickenburg High School is truly a great school and as principal, it is a privilege to be part of a school with such rich traditions and history!
We believe all students can learn, achieve and succeed here at WHS, and as a staff we are dedicated to preparing our students to be successful with their post-secondary opportunities and choices. We are driven and committed to excellence. In addition, we believe students that are involved within a school will find more success both during and after high school. Participation in sports, clubs, and campus activities will develop teamwork, friendships, and skills to be successful in college and career choices. I encourage all of our students to become involved with school activities. Make a commitment to academic excellence and be a contributor to the special spirit that exists on our beautiful campus.
Wickenburg High School is truly a community school! We recognize our responsibility to create a safe learning environment for all students. We value and celebrate diversity, as well as the uniqueness every student brings to our school. The staff is committed to setting high standards and maintaining the best educational environment for all students.
Please take the time to explore and navigate our website to better acquaint yourselves with our many academic, athletic and campus opportunities available to our students. I hope that you find our website informative, practical, and a resource for you as you look for information and take advantage of the opportunities here on our campus.
Please feel free to stop by to say hello when you are on campus. Wickenburg High School is truly an amazing place to be. Go Wranglers!
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 $65 until spring break