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  • Celebration postponed to Oct. 18
     
    We are so excited to celebrate the Higley Unified School District’s ranking as Arizona’s No. 1 Large Public School District, but due to the weather forecast of thundershowers we need to re-schedule the celebration that was planned for Saturday, Sept. 27.

    The new date and time: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18.  The venue stays the same: Higley High School Stadium. We hope you can join us. We will work with our vendors and food trucks to be sure we have lots of food options available that night for your “picnic in the stands.”
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  • "A" Rated School


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  • Newspaper puts spotlight on Sossaman
    The local paper, the Queen Creek Independent, recently did a story that featured Sossaman Middle School and its accomplishment as one of the top middle schools in Arizona. Take a look at the article.
     
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  • Powder Puff Football
     
    Listen up Spartans! This is your opportunity to make a little Sossaman history and have a blast doing it! Registration is open for the 1st Annual Powder Puff Football game. Ladies, come on out and show us your excellent football skills. Gentlemen, put your best foot forward and come out to cheer on the ladies. This is an Athletics fundraiser and registration forms are available in the library. It is $20 to participate – which also gets you a one-of-a-kind game shirt! So let’s get ready for some powder puff football!
     

     
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  • Presentation for Parents:  Bullying

    If you missed the parent meeting covering the policies and procedures for reporting bullying issues, you can view the slideshow presentation here. Topics addressed included:  What is considered bullying?; Cyberbullying; Counseling services related to bullying, formal discipline for bullying; and a Q & A.  If you would like more information, please consider scheduling an appointment with Ms. Dena Morgan, the school counselor or Ms. Renee Kory our Assistant Principal.

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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. 22.

    More information about this federally–funded program is here.


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  • Sossaman 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. Sossaman and Cooley 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 Sossaman Spartans - students, families, teachers and staff.
     
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  • Quarter 1 Sports Schedule
     
    You can see all of our sports schedules at a glance here!
     

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  • Yearbook Pre-Order
     
    We know it is just the start of school, but now is the time to order your yearbook!! Take advantage of the early order discounts all you have to do is go HERE to order!
     
     Order before October 11th $30
     October 11th - January 4th
    $35
     January 5th - May 1st
    $40
     Any extra copies during Yearbook Distribution
    $45
     
    *There is an additional $3.50 online surcharge.

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  • September Menus Online
     
    The September Breakfast & Lunch menus have now been posted on each school's website. It can be located under the school's "programs" tab under "food services."
     
    Visit mymealtime.com to set up or add money to your child's meal account or to apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits online.

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  • Now Hiring!!!
     
    SMS has openings for crossing guards and lunch aides. We are looking for some awesome people to join our incredible staff. If you are interested or have questions, please call- 480-279-8513.
     

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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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  • 2014-15 Code of Conduct now online

    The 2014-15 Student Code of Conduct was approved by the Higley Unified School District governing board. The new code of conduct can be found online at the link below and on each school website, as well as the “Parent Tab.” We ask that all parents read the document and return the acknowledgment forms with their students. If you do NOT want your student’s directory information released, please also return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by the district for use on the district website, please check and return that form. If you do NOT want your child interviewed or photographed by outside news media, please check and return that form.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your school staff.
     
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  • Notice Regarding Deliveries to Students

    This year you will see a change in our office policy regarding deliveries to students. In order to minimize the disruptions to instruction, we are restricting deliveries for students to items that are essential to the educational process.  Therefore, classes will not be interrupted for delivery of items.   Flowers, birthday items, pizza, etc. will not be accepted from businesses for delivery.  Restaurant deliveries are also not allowed.  

    Parents will need to wait for their student to be called to the office between classes to receive ANY item that has been brought for them by a parent or family member, including, but not limited to lunch money, homework, or PE clothing.  

    The front office will NOT be responsible for delivering items to s
    tudents.  We appreciate your understanding as we make this change for safety and fidelity to instruction. Thank you

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  • e-Alert Sign Up
     
    Do you want the most up-to-date information from Sossaman Middle School? Be sure to sign up for e-Alerts!
     
     
    It only takes a few minutes to sign up for the school's e-Alert system.  Simply click on the link on the right sidebar!
     
    If you would like to modify your selected list, or unsubscribe from the HUSD E-Alerts system, please email your request to websitesupport@husd.org.
     
     

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  • Contact Information
     
    If you have any questions or need any information, please contact:
     
    Principal, Nancy Diab   480-279-8500
    Assistant Principal, Renee Kory   480-279-8500
    Administrative Assistant, Lisa Simmons   480-279-8513
    Registrar/Attendance Clerk, Erica Chandler   480-279-8500
    Library/Bookstore (Fees), Elneeta Timmons  480-279-8516
     

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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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WELCOME

Welcome to Sossaman Middle School, Home of the Spartans. Sossaman Middle School has a state-of-the-art facility and educational community focused on building a strong foundation for each student’s secondary education. Sossaman Middle School is organized around an inter-disciplinary team of educators who provide a small and student-centered learning environment. We offer academically challenging courses in which students experience project-based learning in an enriched classroom with cutting-edge technology.
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