The Grand Canyon State Games 2016 Art Contest has announced its winners! Sossaman Middle School is proud to recognize seven award winners in the seventh grade category. The seventh grade winners include Paige Gallegos, Natasha Castillo, Daija Pornmany, Naomi Rose, Alyssa Crawford, Lucy Muniz, and Lizzie Johnson. Sossaman is also proud to recognize six award winners in the eighth grade category. The eighth grade winners include Rachel Liu, Kailey Kruse, Megan McWilliams, Rosalie Jones, Darlene Ngo, and Ashley Ehle.
Health office medication notice
Any type of medication (including inhalers, Epi-pens and over-the counter medicine such as cough syrups, eye drops, etc. ) that your child has in the health office MUST be picked up by the end of the school day Thursday, May 26, or it will be discarded. In July, parents and guardians will need to complete new paperwork and return any medicine your child will need with a current prescription.
8th Grade Celebration
8th Grade Celebration is right around the corner! Join us Thursday, May 26th at 9:30am at Higley High School.
The promotion celebration will begin promptly at 9:30AM. Eighth grade students with last names A-La will be seated on the west/visitors’ side and students with last names Le-Z will be on the east/home side of the field. There will be special guest speakers, group recognition, and awards presented during the event. At the conclusion of the event all students will receive a certificate of completion but they will not be walking across a stage. This is reserved for their high school graduation.
For more detailed information please read this. In order to participate, 8th graders must have all books, fines, fees, iPads and uniforms turned in.
Graduation and promotion live streaming
The Higley Unified School District will again provide live streaming for the middle school promotion and high school graduation ceremonies.
Families can view the ceremonies online during the events and re-watch them at a later time.
iPads will be collected the last week of school. If a student has a cracked iPad and did not pay for the iPad Protection Plan at the beginning of the year, the cost to repair the screen is $115. This fee is due by May 20th. If a student is missing a case, or a component of the case, fees are $25 and missing charging cables or bricks are $10 per component. If you have questions, please email Miss Timmons.
All students will need their iPads fully charged for final exams on May 24th and 25th. There will be no early final exams. Please contact Mr. Keeling if you have questions.
Parents - please remove RESTRICTIONS and sign out of Apple ID accounts if the student does not know the password before May 24th so we can reset them on campus.
Board names new Sossaman Middle School principal
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board on April 13, 2016, approved the hiring of John Dolan as principal of Sossaman Middle School. Mr. Dolan is currently assistant principal at Williams Field High School. He will replace current Sossaman Principal Nancy Diab-Scott who is moving to the principal position at Higley High School. Mr. Dolan has been with Williams Field High School since 2013. He previously served as an assistant principal at Marcos de Niza High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University of New York and master’s degrees from Adelphi University and Northern Arizona University. He also spent 14 years as a teacher.
Summer STEM/Robotics Club
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out Sossaman's Summer Robotics Club. Sossaman Middle School will be hosting its third annual Summer Robotics Program. Registration is open to all current Higley School District 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Registration is through HUSD Community Education and will be first come/first served. Please see the HUSD Community Education webpage for more information and registration details.It is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders and will be held on campus at Sossaman. See the flyer
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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.