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  • "A" Rated School


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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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  • Cooley Middle School Summer Office Hours
     
    June 1st - July 2nd (Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY)
    8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. *** Please take enrollment/registrations to District Office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.
     
    **Office Closed**
    June 29th - July 3rd
     
    July 7th - July 9th (Tuesday - Thursday)
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
     
    July 13th Return to regular Office Hours of  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday


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  • Interested in Enrolling in an HUSD school?
     
    Student enrollment for elementary schools and middle schools can be submitted at the District Office, 2935 S. Recker Road in Gilbert. Office hours will be 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until July 2nd. New high school enrollment forms may be submitted at the Higley or Williams Field campuses Monday through Thursday at times posted on their websites.
     
    To register, please bring in: Child’s birth certificate, child’s immunization record, proof of residency (house contract, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.), driver’s license and completed registration packet (available at husd.org/enrollment).
     
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  • POGO Passes for Sale - Are you ready for some affordable 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. 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.

    POGO


     
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  • End of Year Letter from Dr. Mahlerwein
     

    Dear Cooley Families,

    As the 2014-2015 school year comes to a close, I wanted to take an opportunity to sincerely thank you for supporting Cooley Middle School in our efforts to educate your children.  During the past two years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know your children. As the Principal, it has been a great experience to work with them and build positive relationships with them.  It is my sincere hope that the staff and I have bettered your child’s life and have prepared them for the next level of academic challenges.

    Two years ago, you entrusted the district to open a middle school that would provide an opportunity for your children to learn and grow in preparation for high school.  We ended last year ranked #2 in the state.  More importantly, we prepared your children for a more rigorous academic future.  This year we have continued that process. Our students have learned to come together and establish new relationships with peers and adults. Your children matured and became more self-sufficient. As we end this school year I am confident that our students are ready to be successful at the next academic level. As our inaugural two year class moves on to high school, I am confident they are prepared to tackle this next exciting chapter in their lives. Our seventh graders have learned the Cooley ways and are ready to lead our school next year.

    It has been a great experience to be a part of the Higley community, but even better to be part of the Cooley Middle School community.  I look forward to serving you in the years to come.

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Randy Mahlerwein


     
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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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  • Cooley Promotion 2015
     
    Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us at the May 21st 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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  • 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,  July 15.
     
    More information about this federally–funded program is here.


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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 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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