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  • District office hours and tax credit donations

    The Higley Unified School District offices and school offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 22 through Friday Jan. 2. You may still make tax credit donations during this time. Tax credit donations may be made online or through the drop box at the district office located at 2935 S. Recker Road. Donations may also be made at our Community Education offices, located on the west side of Cooley Middle School, 1100 South Recker Road, Gilbert, in the Cooley Early Childhood Education Center. The Community Education offices will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 22, 23 & 26 and Dec. 29-31. Donations also may be mailed to Higley Unified School District, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 85295, with a Dec. 31 postmark. If you have questions, please e-mail rachelle.boyce@husd.org.
     
    Thank you for your support. All offices and schools will open and resume normal operations Monday, Jan. 5.

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  • Middle School Zero Hour
    Registration is now open for Middle school Zero Hour classes
    Classes begin at 7:40 am.
    Zero hour is a great way to jump start your day! Don't be left out in the dark.
     
    Zero Hour Sossaman Middle School
     
    For additional information please call Community Education office at (480) 279.7055


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  • Zero Hour Registration
     
    Registration for the zero hour class - Academic Success - is available online and in the front office. Zero hour goes from 7:40 - 8:35 a.m. If you have more questions, please contact the front office.
     

     
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  • Girls Soccer Champions!
     
    Congratulations to our 7th grade girls soccer team who beat Bogle, 1-0, in the Championship game Monday! The girls had an undefeated season with 10 wins, 1 tie and zero losses.
     
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    Receiving the trophy. (Photo: Nancy Foote)
     
    The next day the girls had a pizza party to celebrate the hard earned victory! Great job ladies!!
     
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  • Robotics Fundraiser
     
    Attention all Spartans and Spartan families!  Our STEM/Robotics Club has great Christmas stocking stuffers for sale.   HEX BUGS are popular with kids of all ages.  Currently all local retailers are completely sold out and online retailers are on back order.  We have a limited supply of HEX Bug Ants, HEX Bug Nanos, and HEX Bug Nano Christmas ornaments.   We are selling these items for the same price you would purchase them at the store or online, but without the taxes or shipping and handling fees.  Prices are listed below:

    HEX Bug Nano-  $5.00
    HEX Bug Ant- $8.00
    HEX Bug Nano Christmas ornament- $10.00

    All proceeds go back to the Sossaman Spartan STEM/Robotics Club fund.  Club funds help members with robotic competition fees, field trips and transportation costs, club supplies and materials.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these great stocking stuffers please email Mr. Burke at JohnJ.Burke@husd.org or visit the front desk at Sossaman Middle School.

    Thank you and the Spartan STEM/Robotics Club would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Season…
     

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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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  • 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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  • Building Bridges
     
    Miss Bawiec's Geometry class has been working on strong, lightweight bridge building skills. After researching different styles of bridges they built their own out of 250 toothpicks and some wood glue. They will be working on determining how much weight each bridge can hold by suspending a bucket and adding marbles until it breaks.
     
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    Miss Bawiec's class with school and district visitors
     

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  • Library Book Drive
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    Did you know the library accepts donated books?
     
    They love new and used books of all kinds, but are especially looking for hardcover YA books, graphic novels, and dictionaries. You can drop off books in the library or the front office.  Doing some holiday shopping online? Visit their Amazon Wish List  (Sossaman Library WIsh List) and pick out something special. Don't see anything on the list you like? Pick out your favorite book and send it our way!
     

     
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  • Choir Class!
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  • Spartan Strong
     
    Sossaman's mascot made its debut at the Pep Rally on Friday. Here he is showing his school spirit with Ms. Diab.
     
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    Come see the Spartan at the games against Cooley on Monday, November 17th.
     

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  • Arizona Department of Education announces new assessment
     
    Please see the information below from the Arizona Department of Education about the new test selected to be administered in the spring. The language arts and math test - named AzMERIT  -  will be administered in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test. Students scheduled to graduate prior to December 31, 2016 will still be required to pass the AIMS test in Reading, Writing, and Math if they have not previously passed the exam. 
     
    As further communication from the state is shared with the district, we will post updates on the Higley Unified School District website and each school’s website.
     
    Click here to read more.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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