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  • East Valley Conference Playoffs

    The EVC playoffs start this afternoon.  Cooley will have three teams in action for the play-in games today.

    8th softball @ Sossaman starting at 4:00 pm

    7th softball @ Willis JH starting at 4:00 pm

    7th basketball plays Willis JH @ CMS starting at 4:30 pm

    The winners of today's games will play again on Monday afternoon.  

    Good Luck Cougars!!!


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  • Open Enrollment
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2016-17 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.

    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.

    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.
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  • AzMerit Scores  

    AzMerit results from the 2014-15 school year will be sent home with your students Monday, November 16th.  You are invited to an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 6-7 p.m. in the Cooley Gymnasium.   This meeting will provide information regarding: What is the AzMerit? How did Cooley perform? and Cooley plans for the future?

    Please come learn how to monitor and support your child in their academic success.  Informational session will be followed by Q&A with Dr. Mahlerwein.  Contact the front office at 480-279-8300 with any questions.

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  • Thank you for your support

    It is with sincere gratitude that the Higley Unified School District extends thanks to the community for supporting the Maintenance and Operations Override during Tuesday’s election. With the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, the district will be able to bring $8.1 million back into the budget for the next five years. This will avoid the need for $1.8 million additional reductions at this time.

    “The Higley community is incredibly supportive of our schools, including parent and community volunteers in the classroom, fundraising efforts, attendance at student events and athletics,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason said. “This vote is another way the people of the community have gathered around students, teachers, staff and schools.”

    When the Higley Unified School District governing board put the 15% maintenance and operations override on the ballot, members identified priority areas for the funding during the first year, including:

    • Increasing teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
    • Maintaining and improving elementary specials such as arts, music and
       physical education, and district athletics and arts;
    • Providing staffing to reduce average class sizes;
    • Supporting gifted, special education and all-day kindergarten;
    • Providing education resources to classrooms.

    Budget discussions for 2016-17 will get under way in the next few weeks. The public is welcome to attend any work study session or general governing board meeting to be a part of those talks.

    Higley Unified School District is a 12,000-student district serving students in preschool through high school from Gilbert and Queen Creek.

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  • Second Quarter Sports Parent Night Postponed

    The second quarter sports parent night has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict.  The parent meeting will be rescheduled for a future date.

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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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  • Higley Headlines

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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.
    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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