Tax Credit

  • Support HUSD and receive up to a $400 AZ Tax Credit. Your tax dollar donations fund extra-curricular activities and opportunities for students. If you wish to make a donation, please see our Tax Credit page for more information.


  • Welcome Back Cougars 

    Cooley Middle School Parents and Community Members,

    Welcome to another exciting school year at Cooley Middle School! It is hard to believe that another school year is just around the corner! I am looking forward to seeing our returning eighth graders, as well as welcoming our new seventh graders as they become Cooley Cougars.
    First of all, I would like to introduce Ms. Tera Geyer as our assistant principal at Cooley Middle School. Ms. Geyer brings a wealth of experience in education to her new position at Cooley, and I am very excited to have her continue to be a part of the Cooley family. Some of you may already know Ms. Geyer, as she has been a part of the school since its opening, serving in the role of math teacher and math department chair. She also has extensive teaching and coaching experience in the Higley Unified School District prior to coming to Cooley.
    Cooley Middle School, an “A” rated school, offers remarkable programs for students, and I encourage all students to get involved in school in one form or another, whether it be joining a club, trying out for a sport, or being involved in the performing arts. Research shows that the more students are involved, the more they enjoy and are successful in school. At Cooley, students can expect a fulfilling middle school experience with many clubs, activities, and opportunities in the performing arts to ignite their passions. On the athletic field, we expect to see our student-athletes maintain the tradition of competing to the fullest with both honor and class. With these many opportunities in the academics, the arts, athletics and activities, there is something for every student at Cooley.
    Parents are always welcome as visitors and/or volunteers throughout the campus, as the support from our parents, in addition to our ambitious students, allow Cooley to be a unique and special place. Parents, if you are interested in volunteering please contact the front office for volunteer clearance information.
    In order to help you plan ahead, some key upcoming events and dates are noted below:
    • Cooley Middle School Back to School Night is Wednesday, July 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Schedules will be distributed in the gym, and students are encouraged to “walk” their schedules to locate their classes. Mr. Varner will present in the gym at 6:00 p.m.


    • The first day of school is on Monday, July 23. First period begins at 8:55 a.m.


    • Cooley Middle School Curriculum Night is Wednesday, August 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (More information to come.)

    Thank you again for the privilege of working with your children.  I look forward another successful school year!

    Shawn Varner
    Principal, Cooley Middle School
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  • School Supply List

    Below is a general list of school supplies that are recommended for 7th grade and 8th grade classes. 

    You will receive class specific supply requests during the first week of classes.


    Please continue to check the CMS website and HUSD APP for additional information. 



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  • New to Higley Unified School District?

    If you wish to register your child for the 2018-19 school year after June 1, please read the following information:

    Student registrations for elementary schools will be taken at the district office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 4-July 6 (offices are closed July 4).

    Student registrations for middle school and high school will be taken on those campuses. Please see school websites for specific information about hours and closures.

    For more information:

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  • Attention Cooley Middle School Girls Interested in Volleyball!

    Join us at WFHS for Girls Volleyball Camp (Please Register for all camps through Community Ed on our HUSD website).

    Monday July 2

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Wednesday July 4

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Friday July 6

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Monday July 9

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Wednesday July 11

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Friday July 13

    6th to 8th Grade – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


    Monday July 16th – Open Gym - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Wednesday July 18th – Open Gym - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Friday July 20th – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Monday July 23rd – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Wednesday July 24th – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Friday July 26th – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Monday July 30th – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Wednesday August 1st – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Friday August 3rd – Open Gym – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM


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  • Register today for summer programs!

    Join Higley Unified School District's Community Education Department this summer for fun-filled activities, including summer camp, enrichment classes, and sports camps. High school summer school available for credit recovery or acceleration (P.E.), as well as a pre-algebra boost course.

    For more information on our summer programs visit

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  • E-mail communication

    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.

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  • ParentVue Reminder

    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.

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  • Governing board approves meal price increase to meet federal requirements

    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approved a meal price increase in May to meet federal requirements. All paid lunch prices for the 2018-19 school year increased by 10 cents. Details below:

    Elementary school paid price: $2.75
    Middle school paid price: $3.15
    High school paid price: $3.30

    Breakfast costs will remain at $2 per student.

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  • Information from Food Services

    All families in the district are assigned a meal account upon enrolling. Families can put restrictions on the accounts by contacting the Food Services Department at

    We encourage all families to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal Program. Free and Reduced Applications are now online. Families must submit an applications for the current school year to be eligible.

    Meal menus can be found online.

    For information, see our Food Services page.

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  • 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:

    Follow us on Instagram:

    and Tweet us at:

    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.

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  • State Champs

    Congratulations to our Cooley Color Guard and CMS/WFHS Winter Winds for earning another state championship title!  Each of these programs has won multiple state titles and it would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the students along with Mr. Edgar, Ms. Garcia, and Mrs. Edgar!  Congratulations again!


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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • Follow Us On Twitter

    Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with CMS activities and events: @cooley_news.

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  • Support Cooley and Receive Up To $400 AZ Tax Credit

    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Cooley Middle School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.

    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.

    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?

    HUSD Tax Credit Brochure

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