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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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  • EXPLORE Testing
     
    In October, 8th grade students took the ACT EXPLORE standardized test.  If you would like to meet with the counselor and assistant principal to discuss your child’s results and gain a better understanding of what the EXPLORE test means as students progress to high school, please attend one of two informational meetings:
     
    Tuesday, November 25 at 8:00 am or 4:00 pm at SMS - Room 306
     
    Please RSVP to dena.morgan@husd.org, as your child’s individual score reports must be pulled and copied prior to the meeting.
     



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  • Choir Class!
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  • Notice!!
     
    Next Wednesday, November 26th is an Early Release day with a 1:35 pm dismissal!
     

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  • Book Fair!
     
    The Book Fair will take place the first week of December. Be sure to pick up some new books to read over Winter Break. Parents, looking for some awesome Holiday gifts? You can find plenty of books and fun stocking stuffers here. We will also be open during the Winter Carnival, so plan on stopping by!
     
    Want to volunteer? Email Miss Timmons and let her know.
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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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  • Winter Carnival
     
    Join us for our first Winter Carnival. The event will be December 5th from 5pm-8pm. Admission is $2 and tickets can be purchased to ride the Barrel Ride, take on a friend in the Gladiator Ring, have fun at the Game Booths, grab a new book at the Book Fair and more!!! There will be a Christmas Shopping Store, a chance to win a brand new Ford Mustang, Food Trucks and plenty more food to eat!!
     
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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  
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
     

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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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  • 2013-14 Annual Report Online

    Higley Unified School District’s 2013-14 Annual Report is now available online for viewing. The report includes information about the district’s ranking as the No. 1 Large Public School District in Arizona, AIMS data, school-by-school highlights, student achievement, teacher accomplishments, district events, financial information and more. To view it, see here.


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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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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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