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  • District, school offices closed for spring break

    The Higley Unified School District office, as well as all campuses, will be closed Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, due to spring break. Staff will be back in the offices Monday, March 16, for professional development. All e-mails and phone calls will be returned at that time. Classes will resume for students Tuesday, March 17. We hope the Higley community has a safe and enjoyable break.


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  • HYSL Volunteer Coaches Wanted
     
    Higley Youth Sports League is recruiting volunteer coaches for the next quarter – fifth- and sixth-grade baseball and softball. Teams will organize after spring break. HYSL aims to operate a successful athletic program for all elementary schools students. Coaching responsibilities include practice two times a week and Friday games. Practices are held at each school site.
     
    For more information, please contact Michael Blea (michael.blea@husd.org or (480) 279.7184) or Allan McGlohon (allan.mcglohon@husd.org or (480) 279.7138)


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  • Higley Spiritline, Sossaman Cheer to perform
     
    The Higley High School Spiritline is headed to the Arizona State Cheerleading/Pom Tournament Saturday. To send off the team, a special performance will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the main gym at Higley High. In addition to the Higley team, the Sossaman and Cooley middle school cheerleaders will perform, along with the Cooley Middle School dance students.

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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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  • Football Clinic
     
    The SMS & HHS football coaching staff is hosting a 3 day clinic for 5th and 6th grade students. It will be held at the middle school football field beginning March 31st - April 2nd from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Registration is available at the Community Education office.
     

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  • Welcome Incoming Spartans
     
    Thank you so much for attending our 6th Grade Parent Night last night. For those that were unable to attend, you can view the slideshow here. If you have any questions, please email Principal Nancy Diab.
     
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    Looking for Registration forms?? 
     
     
     
    Some electives require interviews or auditions. Their packets:
     
     
     

     
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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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  • Winter Wear
     
    Just in time for the upcoming chilly temperatures we have revealed our brand new 2014-2015 Spartan Winter Wear! Click here to print out an order form. Submit it to the library with cash or check made payable to Spartan PTSO.
     
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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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  • 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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  • 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.  

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    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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