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  • Open House - 4 to 7 p.m. July 20

    Incoming 7th and 8th grade students are invited to attend open house July 20. Go to the gym first to pick up your schedule then:

    Follow the map to your classes
    Purchase Cougar gear and PE uniforms
    Set up your meal account and make a deposit
    Get bus route information
    Pay fees

    Principal Varner presents 6-7 p.m. in the gym.

    Please be advised: Schedule changes for preferred classes/teachers cannot be honored.

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  • Email Communication sign up

    It’s that time of year for you to update your email address, unsubscribe, or register for a new school to receive email notifications from schools, Community Education (including Kids Club), and the District.

    Email information could include communication about emergency situations, registration information and upcoming events.

    If you wish stop the e-mails from the previous school, you may click the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the e-mails you receive.

    Please note: This only changes your email preference using the email notification system. If you do not have a current/active e-mail address, home address or phone number on file with your school, please update that with school office staff. Offices open July 6.

    Be in the know and sign up today.


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  • Food service letter to families

    Did you know that every Higley student receives a cafeteria account upon enrollment? HUSD has chosen MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to make credit card deposits into your student’s cafeteria account or view your student’s purchase history via the internet.

    Higley Unified School District would also like to invite you to apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online (beginning July 6). The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!
    Read more the food services options.

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  • District, school office schedules to change for summer

    The district office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this summer.  Cooley Middle School office will be closed through July 5, reopening July 6. Office hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Families that wish to register for an elementary or middle school may visit the district office 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 6-30.

    The district office will be closed Fridays beginning the week of June 6. A regular work-week schedule will be back in operation following the July 4th holiday.

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  • Welcome To New CMS Principal, Mr. Shawn Varner!

    Cooley Middle School Parents and Community Members,

    My name is Shawn Varner, and I am honored to be serving as the new principal of Cooley. I am very excited to be joining the Cougar family. It has not taken long to discover that CMS is a special place with outstanding students, supportive parents, and excellent teachers. This is definitely a place to be for a quality middle school education.    

    Although there is a change in leadership at CMS, we are left with an amazing opportunity to continue the expansion of the remarkable programs that are already in place. Students can continue to expect a fulfilling middle school experience with many clubs, activities, and opportunities in the performing arts to ignite their passions. On the athletic field we expect to see our student-athletes maintain the tradition of competing to the fullest with both honor and class. With these many opportunities in the academics, the arts, athletics and activities, there is something for every student at Cooley Middle School.

    The Cooley Middle School mission statement of, “Cooley Middle School will foster all students’ unique social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs through a positive, creative and rigorous learning environment,” has been well established, and we will continue to make this mission statement a priority as we move forward. Parents are welcome as visitors and/or volunteers throughout the campus, as the support from our parents, in addition to our ambitious students, allow for CMS to be a unique and special place.

    On a personal level, I obtained my school administration certificate and master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Northern Arizona University. My bachelor’s degree in secondary education-social science was also earned at Northern Arizona, and this is my twentieth year in education. A staple in my various experiences and roles in education is my genuine love of all aspects of the schooling and education process. My wife and I have been married for eighteen years, and we have two daughters that keep us very busy!

    Thank you again for the privilege of working with your children, and I look forward to getting to know the Cooley community.


    Shawn Varner

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  • 2016/17 Meal Prices Announced

    Breakfast and lunch prices for 2016/17 have been posted. Lunch prices for middle school and high school students on “paid status” will increase 5 cents, from $2.90 to $2.95 for middle schools and from $3.05 to $3.10 for high school. All other prices remain the same.

    Find meal prices online

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  • Graduation and promotion video now online

    Graduation and promotion videos from Higley Unified School District are now online. Families can view the ceremonies online now.

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  • Support Cooley and Receive Up To $400 AZ Tax Credit
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Cooley Middle School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information. 
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?

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  • Be "In the Know" with E-Alert Emails

    We use E-Alerts to send information and reminders about important events at Cooley Middle School. Sign up now to receive information specific to Cooley Middle School. Registration is easy!

    Go to  husd.org/ealerts to register your email and select Cooley Middle School and any other district or school site that applies to you.

    Don't wait, sign up today for E-Alerts!

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  • Parentvue
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.

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  • Learn more about Middle School
    Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools are Higley Unified School Districts state-of-the-art campuses for seventh- and eighth graders. We offer a comprehensive program that includes rigorous academics, as well as the arts, athletics and STEM classes.

    Want to learn more about Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools? Cooley Principal Dr. Randy Mahlerwein and Sossaman Principal Ms. Nancy Diab talk about their schools in this video.

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Welcome to Cooley Middle School,

We are excited to continue the tradition of academic excellence at Cooley Middle School. We believe that with perseverance, will, and fortitude our students will gain the skills to excel both academically and socially. Our focused, intentional curriculum is designed so that students connect with their learning and become vested stakeholders in their education. Extracurricular activities and electives provide opportunities for students to access technology, the arts, and athletics in state-of-the-art facilities. We welcome the opportunity to challenge, enrich, and grow with your child. Go Cougars!
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