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Semester Finals will be held on 12/18 and 12/19. Additionally, students will be taking a district writing final earlier on 12/10 and 12/11. Cooley will be on a block schedule on these 4 days. Please contact your student's teacher with any questions regarding finals. Thank you.
Cooley Middle School Future Cougars 6th Grade Open House
Join us in an evening for parents and incoming 7th graders to tour our campus and learn about Cooley Middle School including the registration process, expectations, elective courses, extra-curricular activities, athletics, and more.
January 16, 2019
5:00pm—6:00pm Open Campus Tour
6:00pm —6:30pm Presentation by Mr. Varner and Mrs. Geyer (Gym)
6:30pm—7:00pm Open Campus Tour
Principal Shawn Varner will be speaking about the culture at CMS and what a typical day at CMS looks like. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Tera Geyer will address our athletics program.
Chillin’ With The Cougars!
Your student will be bused to Cooley Middle School from their home-school. During this time, they will be reviewing registration procedures, participating in a pep assembly, and learning about clubs and electives. This is a great time for your student to explore the campus, meet the Principal and learn about our Electives. We are excited to have your student come Chill with the Cougars!.
Cooley Angel Tree
Here at Cooley we would love to help bring a smile to children in our own community this holiday season! We have set up an Angel Tree in our front office lobby. Please feel free to come in and choose a tag off the tree. Each tag states whether the child is a boy or a girl, their age and either clothes sizes or a wish list item. We would love all gifts to be wrapped and returned with the tag attached by Thursday, December 13th so that we can deliver them. Thank you ahead of time for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
Higley Schools Now Hiring
Interested in becoming part of the Higley family? The District is now accepting applications for several positions: full-time, part-time and substitute custodians, substitute health aides and Kids Club Activity Assistants are needed!
Please visit employment page for more information.
Save the Date: 2019/2020 Secondary Schools Information Nights
Families of students planning to attend one of Higley Unified School District’s secondary campuses next school year are invited to participate in an upcoming information night. These events are planned specifically for new students, unless noted. We look forward to seeing you there.
Cooley Middle School Open House
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Williams Field High School AP/Honors Night (current and future students)
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Williams Field High School Step Up Night
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Our Cooley Makerspace is a DIY space where students can gather to create, invent and learn and it is thriving! We are always seeking donations and this month we are focusing on sewing items. If you have any of the following items and are able to donate, it would be greatly appreciated!
Needles and thread (sewing machine and hand sewing)
Pins and pin cushion
Sewing patterns (for small items)
Higley Unified School District Parent Presentations
Higley Unified School District will host several parent presentations surrounding the topic of mental health over the next few months. Three of the presentations will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Higley Unified School District Office, 2539 S. Recker Road, Gilbert.
Dr. Cheryl Smith, PsyD, LPC will run these events and be available to speak with individuals for 30 minutes following each session. The Dec. 4 event will be run by Community Bridges at Williams Field High School.
Nov. 7: "Communicating for Connection: Scaling a stone wall."
Dec. 4: “Resiliency and Coping with Stress,” 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 23: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'"
April 3: Parent Presentation: "When kids are mad or sad, Not Bad."
Mental Health Community Awareness Events
Information about community events that address a number of mental health and mental wellness topics, including suicide prevention, coping with stress, depression and anxiety, is now available online.
Parents and guardians are encouraged to research information about each program to determine the best fit for their family audience. The page will be updated as other events become available.
Yearbooks are now on sale at yearbookordercenter.com for $30. The school code is 16443. Don't miss out - buy your yearbook today!
Higley Unified School District launched an App this spring as a tool for communication with Higley families. The new system will allow schools to send e-mails, as well as push notifications for those who download the app. In order to receive e-mail communication, families must have a current, up-to-date e-mail address on file with their schools. Families that do not have an updated e-mail with the schools may not receive all the communication being sent.
If you have changed your e-mail in the last few months, created a new e-mail or have not provided an e-mail to your school, please do so as quickly as possible. If your child is rolling up to a new school, your current information will transfer with your child.
If you have not downloaded the App, we encourage you to do so. It can be found in your favorite App store.
All HUSD families should sign up for a ParentVue account. This allows parents to view student grades and absences, as well as see – when they are posted – class schedules and teacher information. The district also uses ParentVue during class selection times at the middle schools and high schools.
Sign up requires an IN PERSON visit to the school office. If you already have a ParentVue account, and your child is moving from one HUSD school to another, no action is required. The updated information will appear when it is available.
If you have questions, please contact your school's office.
Follow us today on Social Media
The District maintains three social media accounts to celebrate school, student and staff accomplishments, as well as update the community on events. We invite you to join us!
Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HigleyUnifiedSchoolDistrict
Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/higley365
and Tweet us at: http://www.twitter.com/higleydistrict
Should an emergency situation arise that impacts the school day please visit the school's website where a parent notification will be displayed to provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Attendance Policy Changes
This is to inform you that we have a new board policy on attendance. A student will be considered absent from class if they enter the classroom more than ten minutes after the designated start time. If the student has a valid reason to be late to class it will be an excused absence. The absence will be considered unexcused if the student is late without being excused by the school administration or the parent signing in the child late. If you would like to receive attendance updates throughout the day, you have the option to sign up in ParentVUE. Thank you.
Emergency Contact Information
As a reminder, emergency contacts are designated adults that are able to pick up your student when they need to leave school due to a medical emergency. The school cannot release a student to an emergency contact for other reasons such as to go to lunch, appointments, etc. To release a student during the school day to someone other than a parent/guardian, the school needs parent permission ahead of time. Thank you!
CMS Front Office Procedure Change
In order to minimize the disruptions to instruction, we are restricting deliveries to students to items that are essential to the educational process. Therefore, classes will not be interrupted for delivery of items.
If it is absolutely necessary to drop off an item for your student, it will be stored in the front office storage area. Your student can come and get their item between classes or during lunch. Please note that we are not responsible for dropped off items.
Flowers, birthday items, pizza, etc. will not be accepted from businesses for delivery. Restaurant deliveries are also not allowed including Door Dash, Uber, etc.
The front office will NOT be responsible for delivering items to students.
Please also note that we do our best to deliver phone messages. Messages are delivered the last 5 minutes of a class period in order to not interrupt instructional time.
Thank you for your understanding!
Follow Us On Twitter
Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with CMS activities and events: @cooley_news.
Arizona Tax Credit
Arizona allows taxpayers to take a tax credit up to $200 ($400 for married couples) when you donate directly to a public school. Learn how this works in an educational video found at https://www.husd.org/domain/793.
Support our students and receive up to $400 in state Tax Credit!
We will use your tax dollar donation to provide additional support and learning opportunities for our students. The state allows us to use these dollars for extracurricular school-sponsored activities that are optional, noncredit, educational & recreational in nature to supplement the educational program of the school. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly. Thank you.