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  • "A" Rated School


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  • 8th Grade Celebration
     
    Principal Hood is excited to welcome her incoming class of Freshman Knights as Principal Diab celebrates the promotion of her 8th grade Spartan Strong class.
     
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  • District, school offices closed May 22 & May 25
     
    The Higley Unified School District office and all school offices will be closed Friday, May 22, for a districtwide furlough day. Offices will remain closed Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. All school and district offices will reopen with regular hours Tuesday, May 26. The last day elementary school offices will be open is Friday, May 29. Beginning Monday, June 1, all district, middle school and high school offices will operate on a summer Monday-Thursday schedule.


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  • Sossaman Promotion 2015
     
    Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us at the May 20 promotion ceremony for Sossaman Middle School. You may see a replay of the entire celebration at this link.


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  • Graduation Media Announcement
     
    Graduations this year will be photographed by the District Public Relations Office, with the possibility of local news coverage. We want to advise families that graduation photos may appear on the district website or a local newspaper or television station.


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  • NJHS Induction
     
    Congratulations to the newly inducted members of Sossaman National Junior Honor Society. Ms. Diab formally accepted 44 middle school students into NJHS at an Induction Ceremony attended by over 200 guests. Our president Belle Poirier presided over the Candle Lighting Ceremony.  Our 8th Grade Ensemble performed the Star Spangled Banner.

    Reagan Meyers, Lindsay Simpson, Jaycee Ramanaousky, Ethan Cove, Allison Meyer and Maija Johnson presented the pillars of Scholarship, Leadership, Character, Service and Citizenship. The candles were lit by, Kaleigh Murphy, Seth Baxter, Eli Philips, Hasti Asrari, Conner Holmes and Darren Sleigh. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jackson Church. Our High School Speaker Greysen Meyers was introduced by Juliana Becerra. Our principal, Ms. Diab was introduced by Rylan Miller our Student Council President. 
    The faculty and staff at Sossaman are very proud of our NJHS students. Congratulations!
     



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  • Medication

    PARENTS must pick up medications by the end of the school day on Thursday May 21st. Medications that are not picked up are discarded. Parents can contact the health office before the last day of school to make arrangements to pick up meds if necessary.
     

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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