Our Principal - Mr. Toby Haugen

Parent involvement and support at school are important factors to a child’s education success, however, that doesn’t mean you have to volunteer in your child’s class.  For many of our parents that is just not possible.  Below are some ways in which you can be an involved and support education at home.


Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help them to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners. Showing our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school.

Monitor your child's television, video game, and Internet use. American children on average spend far more time watching TV, playing video games and using the Internet than they do completing homework or other school-related activities. 

Encourage your child to read. Helping your child become a reader is the single most important thing that you can do to help the child to succeed in school-and in life. The importance of reading simply can't be overstated. Reading helps children in all school subjects. More important, it is the key to lifelong learning.  You can learn more about supporting your child’s reading skills by clicking here.

Talk with your child. Talking and listening play major roles in children's school success. It's through hearing parents and family members talk and through responding to that talk that young children begin to pick up the language skills they will need if they are to do well. For example, children who don't hear a lot of talk and who aren't encouraged to talk themselves often have problems learning to read, which can lead to other school problems. In addition, children who haven't learned to listen carefully often have trouble following directions and paying attention in class. It's also important for you to show your child that you're interested in what he has to say. 

Encourage your child to be responsible and work independently. Taking responsibility and working independently are important qualities for school success. You can help your child to develop these qualities by establishing reasonable rules that you enforce consistently, making it clear to your child that he has to take responsibility for what he does, both at home and at school.  Show your child how to break a job down into small steps, and monitor what your child does after school, in the evenings and on weekends. If you can't be there when your child gets home, give her the responsibility of checking in with you by phone to discuss her plans.


"Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School." Twenty Ways You Can Help Your Children Succeed At School. Web. 18 Dec. 2015. 

It’s GREAT to be a BULLDOG!

Mr. Haugen 

Upcoming Events


Kindergarten Promotion
Tuesday, May 24 @ 9 AM


8th Grade Promotion
Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:30 PM


Early Release @ 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 25th & Thursday, May 26th


Last day of school for Kinder & 8th Grade is Tuesday, May 24th


Last day of school for 1st - 7th Grade is Thursday, May 26th


2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration

District Information


Dear Parents,


The Poston Butte STEM Academy is now accepting applications for Fall 2016; please see attached flyer.   Detailed information plus application can be found at:



Some Key Program Changes :

·         There are now 2 different levels of STEM Diplomas: Scholar and Standard

·         STEM Diplomas are available for both PRIDE and Band/Orchestra students

·         The Freshman 2nd semester afterschool class will now become an upperclassmen STEM Research Camp



Please LIKE our Facebook Page @ Poston Butte High School STEM Academy


Any Questions please contact Ms. Kraus  akraus@fusdaz.org


Best regards,


K. Alise Kraus, M.Ed

Engineering & AP Physics

STEM Coordinator

Dual Enrollment Faculty: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Welcome to the Home of the Bulldogs

2015-2016 Important Information

2015-2016 Florence Unified School District Calendar:

2016-2017 Florence Unified School District Calendar


All visitors must present a picture identification card (Driver’s License, State Identification Card, etc.) to the front office.

The office will present our visitors with a sticker indicating their visitor status.

Identification cards will be held in the office for all visitors until their time of departure.

Once a visitor has signed-out, their identification card will be returned to them.

These procedures assist the school with identifying visitors on campus in the event of an emergency by ensuring visitors remember to sign-out upon leaving the school. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Free Physicals


Banner Ironwood Medical Center will be providing FREE Sports Physicals and other health services to uninsured students. This will take place every Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 3700 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley. For more information just click on the link below to view their flyer.Mobile SBHC card.pdf

School Hours

School Times

2015-2016 School Hours:

School Hours  

8:15 am - 3:20 pm

Students are allowed on campus after 7:45 am

Breakfast Served

7:50 am  - 8:15 am

Early Release Days

8:15 am - 1:00 pm

OCS / Athletics Bus

5:10 pm

Office Hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

*Due to K-3 elective schedules and school wide end of the day procedures, we are not able to call students to the office for early pickup after 3:00 pm.  On Early Release days, this time will be 12:30 pm.  Thank you for understanding.