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  • Election Information for Voters

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 joshua.vanderflught@husd.org or 480-279-8300.

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  • Cooley Cougar Color Run - Friday, November 6th

    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.

    Registration Form         Sponsor Collection Form


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  • Higley Headlines

    The latest Higley Headlines newsletter is now online. Read about academic programs, Community Education and more!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations.
    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.
    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Please bring your child's vaccine records or school referral papers.
    More information about this federally–funded program is Arizona Department of Health Services Immunization Program.
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  • Order the 2015-2016 Cooley Middle School Yearbook!

    The opportunity to reserve your copy of the CMS 2015-2016 Yearbook has arrived! Go to: www.yearbookordercenter.com, select "search by school" and enter Cooley Middle School - Gilbert for the school name. Once you are logged in, follow the directions on the screen to order your copy of the yearbook! If you have any yearbook questions or trouble ordering, please contact Miss Bills via email at: Lauren.Bills@husd.org
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  • Information to Set iPad Restrictions

    Your child has been assigned an iPad to use both on and off campus. How can we help to ensure that they’re not accessing inappropriate material? Click here to read more.

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  • 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.


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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  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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  • 2015-16 1:1 iPad Program
    We are happy to announce that iPad distribution took place during our first week of school this year! Students in 8th grade visited the Media Center to set-up their iPads on Thursday and 7th graders followed suit on Friday.  If your student has not yet submitted completed iPad forms, copies are available in the Media Center or can be printed from here: iPad documents  For a list of frequently asked questions about the Middle School iPad program, please visit this webpage.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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