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  •  Quarter 1 Sports Meetings for Student Athletes 

    The first quarter sports meetings (players only) will be held on Monday, July 27, at 4:00 p.m. The meetings will end at 4:30 p.m. and students will need to provide their own transportation following the meeting. These meetings will be led by the coaches of the first quarter sports and will provide potential players with information on tryouts, eligibility requirements, and requirements that must be completed before the student will be permitted to participate in any physical activity. If your child is interested in trying out for a first quarter sport, they are expected to attend this meeting.

    As a reminder, all students planning to tryout for any afterschool sport must have a physical and completed athletic packet submitted before participation in tryouts is permitted. Students that are selected for the team are required to pay  a $100 participation fee before the first game. There will be a $350 cap per family for the year for athletic fees.  In addition to this fee, there may be other required items for sports (hat, pants, etc).  If you are unable to pay the fee, please contact Josh Vanderflught to explore the possibility of a scholarship.

    Meetings will be held in the following locations...
    Volleyball will be in the gym.
    Football will be in the cafeteria.
    Baseball will be in Room 306.
    Cheerleading will be in Room 210.

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  • 2015-16 iPad Loan Agreement 
    The 2015-16 iPad Usage Agreement is now uploaded for all middle school families to complete. The agreement details the expectations and responsibilities of your student when using a Higley USD #60 iPad. Please read carefully and discuss with your student.
    Completed agreements and payment for the Higley iPad Protection Plan is due on Tuesday, July 28th to the CMS Media Center.
    Students will be issued one iPad, a USB charger with AC power adapter, and a protective case after the start of school.
    iPad Loan Agreement

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  • Student Supply Lists for 2015-16

    Take advantage of the Back-to-School sales for your student's supplies for this school year. The checklists provided below are the requested supplies combined by the team of teachers in each department. Individual teachers may have a special item request for their class that will be included in their syllabus that is provided on the first day of school. Supply lists for Elective classes will also be communicated in the class syllabus. Please note that some items listed are for second semester and/or are intended to be used throughout the whole school year, but are substantially more affordable now than they will be when back-to-school sales are over.


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  • Interested in enrolling at the A-Rated Cooley Middle School?

    Registration can be completed on the Cooley Middle School campus during the regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To register, please have with you the Student's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency (house contract, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.), the driver’s license of the custodial parent registering the student as well as the completed registration packet which can be printed at husd.org/enrollment .

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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.

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  • POGO Passes for Sale - Are you looking for some affordable 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's PTO. The POGO pass is valid for an entire calendar year.

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


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  • HUSD Board Follows Federal Mandate to Raise Lunch Price by 10 cents
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board will comply with the federal mandate requiring a 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.”  A school district must either raise lunch prices or subsidize meals through the use of non-federal funds in order 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. This mandate is in place for at least the next two school years.
    Lunch prices for the 2015/16 school year are:
    Elementary and preschool: $2.55
    Middle school: $2.90
    High School: $3.05

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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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  • 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 released school performance rankings in the summer of 2014 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 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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