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We are always up to something fantastic! On this page we will tell you about our upcoming events, relive and retell our past experiences, and give you bits of information that we think will be of help to you. Please visit this page often to see the exciting things going on at our school.
Find out what is happening at your child's school. Read our district newsletter, the Falcon Focus.
The GEEF is a non-profit partnership of parents, students, business members, and other supportive residents with a commitment to support the education of students from Fountain Hills, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, and the Verde River communities. Established in 1992, the foundation has evolved from its original mission to provide scholarships for FHHS seniors to a multi-dimensional organization with four core programs. In addition to the student college scholarships, the foundation also supports teacher-staff appreciation awards, funds for classroom projects, and student mentoring. For more information on the GEEF mentoring program, please read our February 7, 2020, Falcon Focus.
There is still time to make a tax credit donation to our schools that will reduce your 2019 state tax obligation up to $400 for those who file a joint return. You actually have until April 15, 2020, to donate and have the credit apply to your 2019 Arizona tax return. Fees paid for extracurricular activities, standardized testing for college readiness (SAT, ACT), or CTE certification assessments are all eligible for the credit. New for 2019, you can make donations in support of playground equipment or shade structures for playground equipment.
As a reminder, you will need a receipt from the school in order to claim the tax credit. Each school has provided receipts for every known donor who contributed through December 2019. We can provide receipts for donations from January 2020 through April on an ongoing basis. If you have made contributions from earlier in 2019 and have not received a receipt yet, please contact the school so records can be updated and receipts provided.