Cochise Elementary School Home Page
Phone: 480-484-1100
Fax: 480-484-1101 
Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours: 8:45am - 3:15pm
Cochise Elementary School
9451 N. 84th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85258      
Sheila Miller, Principal
Gena Aikman, Assistant Principal

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District Recess
Friday, April 18th
District Announcements
SUSD to Host PBIS Film Festival

The Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will host a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) Film Festival from 5-7 p.m. on April 30 at Coronado High School, 7501 E. Virginia Ave. Scottsdale 85257. See PBIS Film Festival

Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's April Letter
This is a busy time of year for all at Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD), and it’s hard to believe that we only have eight weeks left in the school year. We still have a lot of work ahead of us. As I write this, we are in the middle of AIMS testing. Our teachers have done a great job and our students are well prepared! During this school year, we have had many student and staff accomplishments of which we are extremely proud. See April Letter
Bobcat Announcements!
Important Information
On April 11, 2014 the Governing Board voted unanimously to adopt a modified schedule for K-5 elementary schools that includes a Wednesday early release. This decision was made after the following data was provided to the Board:
•           15 out of 19 elementary school principals preferred the early release Wednesday to a shortened schedule (9 am- 3:10 pm) every day.
•           With a 60% response rate of all elementary teachers in K-5 schools, 71% (263) of teachers prefer the early release Wednesday option.
•           Of the 74 parent group leaders who responded, 44% prefer the early release Wednesday option while 56% prefer the shortened day option.
This decision is to accommodate the loss of half of the specials (art, music, PE)  in elementary schools to help absorb the reduction of the M & O override.  Next year the early release time will be at 1:00pm. 
The K-5 elementary school schedule for 2014-2015 school year protects the integrity of instructional time for Language Arts, math, science, and social studies while at the same time accounting for the impact of lost teacher planning time through the reduction of elementary specials. 

Band and Strings Information 2014-2015
Band and strings will be offered to 5th grade students at middle schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  Band and strings classes will be scheduled during the first hour of the day at all middle schools (the hour before school begins at elementary schools).  Students who enroll in band or strings will attend class at the middle school in their elementary school’s feeder pattern.  Parents will have the option of dropping their son or daughter off at the middle school or having them ride the middle school bus to school.  A bus will be provided to transport students from the middle school back to their elementary school.

Cochise is an "A" School!
Home of the Bobcats! 
This makes TWO consecutive years as an "A" school: 2012 and 2013! The previous NINE consecutive years have the distinction of being labeled an "Excelling School" - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011! It is the highest designation given to an elementary school.            
Way to go....Bobcats!!!!

Student Progress Reports

Scottsdale Unified School District's second trimester (for elementary schools) ends on February 20, 2014. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on March 5th and March 6th. Student progress reports will be made available at the Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Dave McNeil, Executive Director of Elementary & Assessment.

SUSD Communication Protocol

Scottsdale Unified School District's (SUSD) primary focus is the well-being and education of our students. We pride ourselves in welcoming parent and community participation and involvement and delivering open and honest communication. Please take a minute to read our Communication Protocol.

Honor Bell Performance
Stop by and enjoy our 4th and 5th grade Honor Bell performance during the Cochise Creative Arts Festival, Wednesday, April 30th! We will be performing from 5:30 to 6:00pm outside the cafeteria.

6 Day Specials Rotation

4th & 5th grade Chimes & Chorus Spring Concert

Fourth and Fifth Grade Chimes & Chorus Spring Concert
Monday, May 5th, 2014
Cochise Cafeteria, 6:30pm
Students, please report to room 512 @ 6:00pm to rehearse.

Band and Orchestra Spring Showcase
We are excited to announce that Cochise Band and Orchestra students will be participating in a Spring Showcase this year! The Showcase will take the place of the previously scheduled evening concert. The Showcase performances will take place at Cochise during regularly schedule Band or Orchestra class. We invite parents/guardians to attend your child's performance.
The 4th grade band concert will be Wednesday, May 14th @ 9:20am
                    The 5th grade band concert will be Wednesday, May 14 @ 10:15am
                    The 4th grade orchestra concert will be Friday, May 16th @9:20am
                    The 5th grade orchestra concert will be Frday, May 16th @ 10:15am
Due to the warm weather, students are invited to wear their choice of dress clothes rather than formal concert black and white. Keep in mind that attire must meet instrument posture and position needs and must follow the SUSD dress code requirements. Please no jeans, short skirts, tennis shoes, flip flops, or t-shirts.

From the Desk of Your SUSD School Psychologists Shannon Blair and Katherine Komzelman

To our Cochise Community,
Our school psychologist, Shannon Blair, is putting out a monthly newsletter to promote our children's mental health. Please take a moment to read the newsletter and learn some tips to support our students.

February Newsletter

Campus Tours

Are you interested in touring Cochise? We offer campus tours by appointment.
 Please call 480-484-1103 or email to schedule yours today!


If your child will be absent for any reason, please call the Cochise Attendance Line
(480-484-1100 press 1) before 9:30 am or email Your call or email will be recorded. To ensure each child's safety, if we do not hear from you, we will call to check on absences.
When reporting an absence, please include the following information:
  • student's name
  • date of the absence
  • name of the student's teacher
  • reason for the absence (i.e. illness or personal).

With the holidays coming up, we realize there will be absences do to travel or family events, etc. Please let the front office know of any absences. In addition to letting the teacher know of an absence, always inform the front office as well. Thank You!


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