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  • Little Caesars Pizza Night!!
     
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  • Tongue Twister
     
    Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. How fast can you say that tongue twister? Find out how the SMS advanced drama students do at their one-time hilarious performance of the play Tongue Twisted next Wednesday, May 6th at 630 PM! Rivals from two schools compete for a grand trip to the Bahamas! Tickets are $3 and concessions will be sold.
     

     
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  • Important Yearbook Announcement
     
    Didn’t pre-order your yearbook for the 2014-15 SMS school year? Limited quantities will be available at the yearbook signing party on Friday, May 15th in the student union. Books will be going for $50 and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis after school at 4:00 pm. Make checks payable to HUSD #60.  Don’t miss out on this final chance!
     

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  • dance
     
    Tickets are on sale before school in the courtyard.
     

     
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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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  • On the Fast Track!
     
    Sossaman had their first meet of the season, and we hosted! Both the girls and boys took 2nd place against Payne and Willis!
     
    To see our results click here! Congratulations to all of our athletes on a great track meet!
     

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  • Basketball Camp
     
    Higley High School's Basketball program will be hosting a camp for players of all ages. Visit their website for more information.
     

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  • 8th Grade Celebration
     
    Join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 9:30am for the Sossaman Middle School 8th Grade Celebration at Higley High School.  All 8th graders will report to Higley High at 8:45am to line up.  For all the details and information, go HERE 

     
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  • AZMerit Testing

    AZMerit Testing at Sossaman Middle School will begin Tuesday, April 14th.  Please see the detailed testing schedule here  SMS AZMerit Testing Schedule

    In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide language arts and math achievement test, AZMerit, to asses Arizona students.  The assessment is to be administered in grades 3 through high school.  For all AZMerit testing information pertinent to parents, please go to http://www.husd.org/Page/32049


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  • Queen Creek Honors SMS Students!
     
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    Photo courtesy of Queen Creek's website
     
    Sossaman Middle School students Baylee Nelson, Maddie Kartes, Maycin Miller, Miguel Martinez-Caballero and Tristan Morrow were recognized by the Queen Creek Town Council on February 18th. Great job Spartans!
     

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  • Student of the Month
     
    Tristan Morrow was recognized by Mayor Lewis of Gilbert, and the Gilbert Town Council, for being Sossaman's Student of the Month. Congratulations Tristan for always being a shining example of Spartan Strong!
     
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  • Information online about new state assessment - AZMERIT
     
    In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide language arts and math achievement test, AzMERIT, to assess Arizona students. The assessment will be administered this spring in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test.
     
    The Arizona Department of Education has posted information about the test for all stakeholders.
     
    Higley’s Research and Assessment team has created a section with all the information pertinent to parents. It can be found here.

    You may view the entire ADE website about AzMERIT.
     
    Students will be taking the test between March 30 and May 8.  Each school will provide further communication to families as test schedules are finalized. For Higley students, this will be a completely computer-based assessment.


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  • Now Hiring!!!
     
    SMS has openings for 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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  • Open Enrollment
     
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2015-16 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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  • Release of student reminder
     
    Students who leave campus for any reason – doctors’ visits, illness, etc., - must be authorized to do so by a parent or guardian. This can be done by a parent/guardian signature in person at the school office or by verbal approval to school office personnel.  When the student does leave campus with verbal approval to do so, he/she must sign the student release page at the front office.
    The attendance clerk or other office staff member will validate the request as deemed appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • Receive up to $400 in state Tax Credit
     
    Did you know that Arizona State Law enables you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married filing jointly) when you make a donation to our schools? These donations provide additional support and learning opportunities for our students. By donating to our "Undesignated" account you will be able to help us offer tutoring for students, build up our robotics program and provide more extracurricular activities for students.
     
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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