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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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  • View classroom grades and attendance records

    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignment and test 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.

    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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  • Athletic Try-Out Dates for First Quarter Sports
     
     Cooley Football Camp  July 17-19 from 9AM-11:30AM
    Register through HUSD Community Education
     
    • Football Try-outs and practice - July 22- Aug 1 from 3-5PM
    • Volleyball- July 29 3:15-4:45PM, July 30 3:45-5:00PM, July 31 7:45-9:15AM, Aug 1 8:00-9:15AM
    • Soccer - August 4-8 from 4-5:30PM
    • Cheer - August 5-8 from  4-6PM
     
    All students must have a completed athletic packet turned in at the office prior to the first try-out. See the Athletics page for details about times and locations for try-outs.  As always, tax credit donations for our athletic department are always welcomed. Your donations support our athletic programs including transportation costs, uniforms, officials, and coaching salaries.

     
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  • Open House
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  • Bond project update
     
    In November 2013, Higley Unified School District voters approved a $70 million bond plan that included school improvements, land purchases and new facility construction.
     
    Preparation for school improvement projects took place over the last few months. During the last week of May - just after the release of students - crews started work at many of our campuses.
     

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  • New school meal prices approved
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved new breakfast and lunch prices for the 2014/15 school year in May. The schools will not be providing free breakfast next school year. Breakfast can still be purchased at the new set prices.

    Preschool families: Beginning next school year, full-day students can purchase a lunch or bring their own sack meal. Preschool students in morning Kids Club will also be able to purchase a breakfast or bring their own. Snack will still be provided in the afternoon Kids Club. Teachers may also set a rotating schedule for students to bring snacks during regular Brilliant Beginnings and Kindergarten Prep classes.

    The new 2014/15 Free & Reduced Price Applications will be available online after July 7 at husd.org. All families are welcome to submit an application to their schools. Acceptance is based on family income and size.

    New prices for the next school year are as follows on this chart.


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  • Dear Cooley Families,
     
    As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, I wanted to take an opportunity to humbly thank you for supporting Cooley Middle School in our efforts to educate your children. During the past year, I have had the pleasure of getting to know your children. As the Principal, it has been a great experience to build relationships with them.  It is my sincere hope that the staff and I have bettered their lives and have prepared them for the next level of academic challenges.
     
    Opening a brand new middle school has been an exciting challenge for all stakeholders, the challenges we experienced have helped us grow as individuals.  It is my belief that everyone who calls Cooley Middle School home has grown this year. Our students have learned to come together and establish new relationships with peers and adults. In addition, your children matured and became more self-sufficient. The staff has grown professionally and continues to work to offer our students the best education possible. As our inaugural class moves on to high school, I am confident they are ready to tackle this next exciting chapter in their lives.
     
    It has been a true delight to be a part of the Higley community, but even better to be part of the Cooley Middle School community, and I look forward to serving you in the years to come.
     
    Respectfully,
    Dr. Randy Mahlerwein


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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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  • District Governing Board sets calendar for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17
     
    The Higley Unified School District board voted Tuesday to maintain the current school calendar configuration for the 2014/15 school year and move to a modified year-round calendar in 2015/16.

    The board approved calendars for the next three years based on the recommendation to the Superintendent by the calendar committee.

    With the vote, the 2014/15 school year will begin Aug. 4, 2014, and will end on May 21, 2015. There will be one-week fall and spring breaks and a two-week winter break.

    The committee used a survey to determine calendar preferences of parents, teachers and staff, and students. Based on those results, the committee made the recommendation for a transition year to make sure families have time to plan.

    The adopted calendar for 2015/16 includes a start date on July 27, 2015, and an end date on May 26, 2016, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks. The adopted calendar for the 2016/17 includes a start date on July 25, 2016, and an end date on May 25, 2017, with two week fall, winter and spring breaks.
     
    The board did ask that the standing calendar committee revisit the 2016/17 calendar to see if the end of the first semester can coincide with the start of winter break. 

    2014-2015 Calendar
    2015-2016 Calendar
    2016-2017 Calendar 


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  • Support Cooley Middle School and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
     
    As this year draws closer to its end, please remember that 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 Extra Curricular Activity (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.
     
     
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?
     

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  • Middle School iPad Program
     
    Cooley distributes iPads to all of our middle school students. We have placed an informational video on our website to explain the 1:1 iPad program and to help answer questions that may arise. The page http://www.husd.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=27064 can provide an overview and link to documents, our approved apps, and FAQ.
     

     
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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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