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Open enrollment forms available
Families that wish to open enroll their student/s into a campus other than their neighborhood school may submit an open enrollment application for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be downloaded from the Higley website and submitted to the campus of choice. Space may be limited.
Families currently open enrolled on a campus do not need to submit an application if they plan to stay at that site.
Video Series - ALEKS
One of the many goals of Sossaman Middle School is to make our campus feel warm and welcoming. We take pride in making our entryways inviting and aim to run an efficient front office. We create brochures, update websites and calendars, and send weekly detailed newsletters. We encourage special events and good-news phone calls to make our campus both comfortable and comforting. And because there isn’t enough nice in this world, Administration recognizes that attitude, more than anything else can aid in the success of a campus – and that begins at the top.
An area Sossaman recognizes as an area of growth is proving a smooth transition to families both current and newly enrolled long after the start of the academic year. Our campus has the wonderful opportunity and tremendous responsibility to harmonize and develop an environment that continues to support the academic and social well-being of your child. A smile, a Thank You or How may I help you? coupled with a commitment to serve others reflects the true core values of our campus much more than a sign or vision statement can.
Over the next few months, we will continue to work consciously to brighten our school ---emotionally and communicatively. Among one of the concrete things that will help aide in student success, is the publishing of videos that are intended to provide support to parents and students alike, outlining resources utilized on the campus of Sossaman Middle School. Understanding our first is long-overdue, we encourage you to review and familiarize yourself with our first installment defining our use of ALEKS. Additionally, we have provided an outline of our Peer Tutoring services offered at Sossaman.
While our Peer Tutoring has proven successful these past few weeks, we do feel it necessary to expand upon our academic support services. Yes, peer tutoring involves helping each other learn and grow. Advantages of peer support includes gaining academic achievement and stronger peer relationships. On the flip side, tutoring can cause loss of academic instruction from the elective class he/she is being pulled from. Peer tutoring should supplement, not replace, quality classroom instruction. This is utilized through re-teaching a concept and providing an alternative learning style. This “band-aide” per se is solely an intervention tactic. It is not intended to place struggling students farther behind in additional courses of missed instruction. Our goal is to balance peer tutoring while alleviating stress caused from lack of understanding, therefore; we will only remove your child occasionally to offer support and we are hopeful students do not become dependent on the offering. We are however, committed to seeking additional means to alleviate the bandage and contribute to the booster for their academic journey. Bottom line, please continue to encourage your child to consistently reach out to an instructor if they are struggling with a particular subject. Yes, we can pull for peer tutoring services occasionally, but cannot in good gesture risk placing your child in jeopardy of needing further support due to missed instruction.
Our end goal and philosophy is to help make Sossaman Middle School become the heart of the community and we are working hard to achieve that.
Powder PuffOur PTSO sponsored Powder Puff has been rescheduled for January 15th with practice taking place January 13th and January 14th immediately after school. Join the fun and camaraderie as our 7th and 8th grade students compete against cohorts. Both male and female students interested in participating are encourage to sign up with entrance fee paid at their earliest convenience. For all things Powder Puff, and to sign up, please visit: PTSO Powder Puff
Yearbooks now available for purchase! In an effort to be considerate of costs, students interested in purchasing a 2019-2020 yearbook are encouraged to visit the following site to place their order. Current cost for a yearbook is $25 with price increases taking place in September and December. Please visit Yearbook Orders with school id 13905820.
A step by step tutorial has been provided as a means to support your student's academic journey. SMS Canvas Student or SMS Canvas Observer. A reminder: currently Canvas does not sync with our Student Information Database; therefore the only accurate grades reflect in ParentVue/StudentVue. We ask that you recognize the importance of viewing ParentVue on a regular basis, as you will find the most-up-to-date grades.
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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