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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 11:09 am, Tue Feb 25, 2014.

Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.

Coronado Elementary School will host an information meeting for parents to learn about the free Mandarin immersion program available to kindergarten and first-grade students on Feb. 27.

Power Ranch Elementary will host a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) night on Feb. 27, where students in kindergarten through sixth grade can participate in experiments.

Sossaman Middle School has two students that received a perfect score on their ACT Explore exam last fall. The Explore is one of two “pre-ACT” tests given to students that covers English, math, science and reading. It’s given to all Higley District eighth graders. Ten percent of the 430 Sossaman eighth grade students scored in the 98th percentile compared to students nationwide.

Higley High School’s Decathlon team recently competed to earn a spot in the State Academic Decathlon Competition next month. Students will compete in 10 scholastic events: literature and language, art, economics, essay, interview, speech, math, music, science and social studies.

Williams Field High School will present “Honk” a musical retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale “The Ugly Duckling” on Feb. 27 to March 1. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call (480) 279-8170.

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