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Robotics ClubSossaman Middle School will be hosting a STEM/Robotics Program for the 5th straight year. Each year our STEM/Robotics program has had improved success. Last year SMS sent four teams to the AZ State and U.S. Championship Robotics Tournaments, and one team made it all the way to the VEX IQ Worlds Robotics Tournament hosted in Kentucky. We will be hosting a parent meeting in room 210 Tuesday, August 7th, after school from 4:00pm until 4:30 pm. Students interested in joining are encouraged to attend our meeting held on Thursday, August 9th from 4:00pm until 4:30pm in room 210. We will discuss club registration, tournaments, workshops, parents participation, fundraising, and mandatory club meetings. Robotics Club Flyer / Robotics Club Registration If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Burke.
In an effort to be considerate of costs, students interested in purchasing a 2018-2019 yearbook are encouraged to visit the following site to place their order. Current cost for a yearbook is $30 with all outstanding fees, iPad, and textbooks required to be returned to the media center prior to distribution. The Sossaman Middle School code to purchase is 16449. Prices will increase after September 2nd!
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.
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 Food.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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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!
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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.
Higley Unified School District is always on the lookout for positive news about its employees. Sharing these stories with district stakeholders helps us show the community what we've known all along: how deeply we care about HUSD children, their families, and each other.
You can help us spread the word by letting us know when you've witnessed or experienced exemplary customer service. We encourage you to take the time and acknowledge a teacher, administrator, or support staff member who continues to display notable actions. To nominate an employee, please visit: Customer Service Recognition
iPad User Agreement
Sossaman Middle School provides a highly engaging, student centered, interactive curriculum. We emphasize higher order thinking, encourage self-exploration through various means of growth mindset activities, and 21st Century technology. Families are encouraged to review the iPad User Agreement which outlines expectations for student's part of the Higley Unified School District. In addition, families are afforded the opportunity to enroll in the iPad Protection Plan. Note this purchase is not required, but highly recommended.
As student safety is our first and foremost priority, we ask that you keep the following in mind: Please ensure you have state issued identification readily available when checking out a student. Students will not be released to those not listed in our system or fail to provide proper identification. Additionally, in the event you have a student late to campus, we ask that parents or guardians take the time to come on campus to sign your son and/or daughter in. This ensures you are aware of your child's whereabouts and student safety.