District Governing Board approves hiring of new Assistant Principal
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board approving the hiring on June 21 of Mr. Greg Keith to be the new assistant principal at Cooley Middle School. Mr. Keith will begin with the district on July 1.
Welcome to Cooley, Mr. Keith!
Are you interested in enrolling at Cooley Middle School?
Registration packets can be printed at www.husd.org/enrollment.
To register, please include the student's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency (house contract, rental agreement, electric bill, etc.), and the driver's license of the custodial parent registering the student.
We are accepting 2017-2018 open enrollement registrations. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.
Cooley Middle School Open House
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Principal Varner will present in the gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
* Pick up your class schedule in the gymnasium
(please be advised: schedule changes for preferred classes/teachers cannot be honored)
* Students/families "walk" your schedule and follow the school map to find your classes
* Purchase Cougar gear and PE uniforms
* Set up your meal account and make a deposit
* Get bus route information
* Pay fees
For more information, contact CMS at 480-279-8313
Governing Board unanimously approves Superintendent contract extension
The Higley Unified School District Governing Board voted unanimously June 7 to approve a two-year extension to Superintendent Mike Thomason’s contract. Dr. Thomason began as superintendent in July 2015 with a three-year contract that was scheduled to expire June 30, 2018. With the decision, Superintendent Thomason’s contract will continue through June 30, 2020.
“I am excited to continue serving the students, staff, teachers and families of our Higley schools. We have an incredible community that is committed to the educational future of its youth,” Thomason said. “I want to thank the board for this opportunity and am ready to see all that can be achieved here in the Higley Unified School District, especially as we roll out our new strategic plan.”
Higley Headlines – June 2017
Learn more about the honors students and teachers in Higley have earned, as well as upcoming programs and events in the latest edition of Higley Headlines!
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If you wish to register your child for the 2017-18 school year after June 5, 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 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 4).
Student registrations for middle school and high school will be taken 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 5-July 6 (offices are closed July 3-7)
Enrollment information can be found at www.husd.org/enrollment. Please be sure to bring all the necessary documents when enrolling.
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 2017-18 school year increased by 10 cents. Details below:
Elementary school paid price: $2.65
Middle school paid price: $3.05
High school paid price: $3.20
The Governing Board also increased the price of a second meal to be the same price as the first. In addition, breakfast costs increased 15 cents to $2 per student. Second breakfast meals will also cost $2.
Information about free- and reduced-price meal applications will be posted online and e-mailed to families in July. All new and continuing status applications are due by Sept. 2, 2017.
Higley summer program information now online
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 students can enroll in summer school for credit recovery or P.E..
Registration is under way for several activities. See the website for more information.
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.
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 lunches, lunch money, homework, or PE clothing. Due to health regulations, lunch/food drop offs can only be for your student. Lunch/food cannot be provided for your student and their friends.
Flowers, birthday items, pizza, etc. will not be accepted from businesses for delivery. Restaurant deliveries are also not allowed.
The front office will NOT be responsible for delivering items to students.
Thank you for your understanding!
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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.
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