Election Information for Voters
The Higley Unified School District governing board approved a Maintenance and Operations Override issue on the Nov. 3, 2015, ballot. It is a mail-in election ballot only. Voters must be registered by Oct. 5 in order to take part in this election. All registered voters will receive a ballot after Oct. 8. Ballots must be mailed by Oct. 30.
Information about the ballot question can be found at www.husd.org/override.
Second Quarter Sports Parent Meeting
Mark your calendars! The second quarter sports parent meeting will be held on October 22 at 5:00 PM in the gym. If your child makes a team for second quarter sports, a parent or guardian must attend this informational meeting. Coaches will be present to answer questions after Mr. Vanderflught's presentation. You may also pay your participation fee or make donations to the athletic department at the meeting.
CMS Athletics Banner Fundraiser
The CMS Athletics Department is selling advertising banners to generate funds to support the athletic program. The banners are white vinyl and measure 4 feet tall by 8 feet long. These banners can be customized using your company's logo and information. The banners will be printed in vibrant color and will be displayed all year long at a Cooley sports venue. This is a great way to promote your business while supporting Cooley Athletics. If you are interested in purchasing a banner, contact Mr. Josh Vanderflught at email@example.com or 480-279-8300.
The Cooley PTO will be hosting a Color Run FUNdrasier on Friday, November 6th to support Cooley Middle School classrooms and programs. The run will take place on the Cooley Middle School campus and is open to any and all members of our HUSD community. Early-bird discount registration to participate is open now through Friday, October 23rd at which time, registration fees will go up to $25. Participants are encouraged to gather sponsors from friends, family and neighbors to participate in the sponsorship contest. The top three sponsor earners will take home some an amazing prize and the CMS homeroom that has the highest percentage of participation will earn a class prize, too! Participants will receive an event t-shirt with their registration. Registration form and fees can be submitted to the CMS front office or to homeroom (1st hour) teachers. Sponsor funds will be accepted up to the time of the event. Any questions can be directed to our PTO at cooleymiddleschoolPTO@gmail.com
Use the following links to print a registration form and a sponsor collection form or pick them up from the CMS front office.
Second Quarter Sports Try-out Dates
Second quarter sports try-outs will be held during the week of October 12. Please complete the athletic packet before this date if your son or daughter is interested in trying out for a second quarter sport. The sports available for second quarter are girls softball, boys basketball, and cross country. Cross country is a non-cut sport, so anyone who is interested will make the team. The athletic packet can be found on the Cooley Athletics page. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Josh Vanderflught, Athletic Director.
AZ Merit Update
In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.
Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.
Fall Break is just around the corner and our PTO is selling POGO Passes for Affordable Family Fun
Are you looking for some ideas for Fall Break family fun?! The Cooley PTO is selling POGO Passes at a 60% discounted rate of $39.98!!! This savings-packed card includes multiple entries to the IDEA Museum, PHX Zoo, Pump It Up, Rattlers games, various ASU sporting events, the Phoenix Rock Gym, Diamondbacks games, Makutu's Island, Enchanted Island, Stratum Laser Tag, Tempe Paintball and Skateland. Single visits to Castles and Coasters and Golfland Sunsplash are included, too! ALL FOR $39.98!! The purchase of each card using our discount promo code will earn $5 for Cooley Middle School and the POGO pass is valid for an entire calendar year from the date of purchase. Pogo Passes would make fantastic birthday and holiday gifts for kids and families alike!
Visit https://www.pogopass.com/ and use the promo code: COOLEY to purchase your discounted card.
To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.
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.