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  • "A" Rated School


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  • Cooley Summer Office Hours
     
    Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    May 1 - July 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY)
    8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
     
    **Office Closed**
    June 29 - July 3
     
    July 7 - July 9 (Tuesday-Thursday)
    8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
     
    July 13: Regular 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday schedule begins.


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  •  POGO Passes for Sale - Are you ready to go for some Summer Fun?! The Cooley PTO is selling POGO Passes at a 60% discounted rate of $39.98!!! This family fun-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's PTO.

    Visit https://www.pogopass.com/ and use the promo code: COOLEY to purchase your discounted card.

    POGO


     
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  • Board follows federal mandate to raise lunch price 10 cents
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board complied with the federal requirements requiring a raise of 10-cent increase to elementary, middle and high school lunch prices beginning in July 2015 with the new school year.
     
    The price rate increases are required to follow the federal standard known as the “paid lunch equity requirement.” To meet the requirement that the district’s average paid lunch price be less than the difference between the free and paid federal reimbursement rates, a district must either raise lunch prices or subsidize meals through the use of nonfederal funds. This mandate is in place for at least the new two school years.
     
    This change amounts to the following lunch prices for the 2015/16 school year:
    Elementary and preschool: $2.55
    Middle school: $2.90
    High School: $3.05


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  • District, school office summer hours

    The Higley Unified School District office and all school offices will be open with regular hours Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29. The last day elementary school offices will be open is Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, all district and high school offices will operate on a summer Monday-Thursday schedule. Middle schools will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The District Office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see school websites for additional information. Elementary school offices will reopen July 7.


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  • Cooley Promotion 2015
     
    Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us at the May 21 promotion ceremony for Cooley Middle School. You may see a replay of the entire celebration at this link.


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  • Athletic fee changes approved for 2015/16

    On March 25, 2015, the Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved fee increases for high school and middle school athletics that will go into effect July 1, 2015. The new high school fee will be $150 per student/sport with the family cap of $700/per site remaining in place. The new middle school athletic fee will be $100 per student/sport with a the family cap of $350/per site remaining in place. Information can be found in the agenda packet from that meeting. The cost increases were requested to cover more of the expenses for these programs.
     

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  • 2015-16 Calendar Reminder

    Beginning next school year, the district is moving to a modified year-round school calendar. Classes begin July 27, 2015, with a two-week fall break, two-week winter break and two-week spring break. The last day of classes is May 26, 2016, and the last day for teachers is May 27, 2016. For information, go online to www.husd.org/newcalendars.


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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.
     
    Click here to donate
    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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  • Cooley Middle School Ranked No. 2 district middle school in Arizona
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings and Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools tied to receive the second highest number of points among all 7-8  district schools in the state.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     
    Congratulations to all of the Cooley Cougars - students, families, teachers and staff.
     
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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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  • 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  www.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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  • 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

Welcome to Cooley Middle School,

We are excited to begin 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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