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.
Graduation and promotion live streaming
The Higley Unified School District will again provide live streaming for the middle school promotion and high school graduation ceremonies.
Families can view the ceremonies online during the events and re-watch them at a later time.
Just a reminder that as of Wednesday, May 18th students must have money in their lunch accounts to charge a lunch. If they have a zero balance or a negative balance they will be given a cheese sandwich. Thank you for your understanding!
It is time to collect iPads! All 8th graders will turn in their iPads, cases, charging cord and charging brick (big square one) on Tuesday, May 24th and all 7th graders will turn in these items Wednesday, May 25th. If you have placed a restrictions passcode on the iPad, please remove it before your student’s designated day to turn in their iPad. Your student must also know their Apple ID username and password in order to erase the iPad. If you have not given them access to the password, please contact Mrs. Murphy in the library at (480) 279-8316 to make alternate arrangements to erase the iPad. Replacement cost for a lost cable or brick is $10.00 for each piece and checks should be made payable to HUSD #60. Thank you!
To erase the restrictions passcode:
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.