Denise Arzola-Bass    

    denise.arzola-bass@husd.org  or 480.279.6847 (message)
    B.S. Human Services   &   B.S. Sociology

    M.Ed. Teaching/Special Education




    Welcome to Cooley !


       Dear Parents,


     Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  This is an exciting time for your middle schooler and for me!  I am looking forward to working with your child, your family, and to a happy and productive school year.

       I am Mrs. Denise Arzola-Bass (Mrs. Bass), a teacher here at Cooley Middle School.  This year I will be teaching 7th grade math inclusion, math academic interventions, and math resource.   This is my eighth year teaching here at the Higley Unified School District.   Over all this will be my 16th year of teaching.  I truly enjoy working with students of this age groups;  middle school being one of my favorites.   This is why I chose to come back to teaching middle school.  I am happy to be part of Cooley Cougars, it is a great place to be!

            My husband David also has a background in education. I have two children; my son is 25 years old and has a B.S. in Electronic Engineering.  My daughter is 13 year old and attends Cooley Middle School.  This is something, us parents have in common... middle schoolers. 

            Be assured that I will do my best to make this school year an enjoyable time for your middle schooler, but also a time filled with learning. It will be a great year!                                                                                 
      Once again, welcome to Cooley. Let’s work together to make this the best year ever!



    Mrs. Denise Bass


    Room 215

    480.279.6847 (voice mail) 

    Office Hours by appointments


    Materials for 2nd hour Math:


    • One 2- pocket folder with prongs for agendas
    • 1 packs of wide rule lined paper (that will stay in class)
    • #2 pencils (mechanical or traditional)
    • Erasers
    • Highlighters (multicolored packs preferred)
    • Dry erase markers
    • 1 composition or spiral notebook (write name on them and keep in class)
    • 3 boxes of tissues
    • Disinfectant wipes
    • 1 big bag of candy as positive incentive
    • Snacks for class (chips, granola bar, etc)