Compilation of Athletics, Clubs, and other Activities

Hello and thanks for checking out the Cooper After School Program!

We’re glad you have an interest in finding a way to get connected to the Cooper Community and making a difference. Come check out our clubs and activities or check with Mr. Frengel if you want to try and start a new one.

Students will sign up for an activity on the day the activity meets. Students will sign up using the sign-up stations in the cafeteria during their lunch periods or in the Library. Each day the student plans to attend an activity they will need to sign up the day of the activity. This ensures that we know who is coming to the activity. Once students have arrived at their activity for the day they will sign in at the room. This ensures we know they got there.    All clubs are “open” for students to sign-up for, unless otherwise stated (ex. Drama auditions, Robotics Team Tryouts or Science Olympiad Team) For any questions please contact Mr. Frengel in room 100a.

The After-School Program is made possible by funds from the School Board and the Board of Supervisors along with support from the Dept of Community and Recreation Services, the Safe Community Coalition, other community partners, the FCPS After-School Program Office, and Cooper Middle School teachers, administrators, staff, parents, students, and the fabulous PTO. We thank them all!

Community Use of Cooper MS

After School Activities 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 A Session Single Session A Session A Session Single Session
2:30-3:30 2:30-4:30 Parent Pick Up 2:30-3:30 2:30-3:30

2:30-4:30 Parent Pick up

Couch to 5K Band Sectionals* Model UN Cooper Buddies Band Sectionals*
Flag Football Drama* Open Library Basketball Science Olympiad*
Math Counts Science Olympiad* Chess & Board Games Gardening  

Homework Club

  Band Sectionals* Homework Club  
Open Library   Drama* Writing Center  
Band Sectionals*   Science Olympiad* Art*  
Drama*     Band Sectionals*  
Robotics*     Drama*  
Science Olympiad*     Robotics*  
      Science Olympiad*    
      Quiz Bowl  
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
B Session No B Session B Session B Session No B Session
3:30-4:30   3:30-4:30 3:30-4:30  
Homework Club   Soccer Basketball Band Sectionals*
Open Library   Open Library Gardening Science Olympiad*
Band Sectionals*   Chess & Board Games Homework  Club  
Drama*   Band Sectionals* Art*  
Robotics*   Drama* Band Sectionals*  
Science Olympiad*   Science Olympiad* Drama*  
      Science Olympiad*  
      Quiz Bowl  

Late Bus


Late Bus

Late Bus


This Schedule is subject to change and some activities schedules will vary.

* The activity may have a set list of participants, such as a cast or team roster. 

After School Art Activity:

The after school art program will meet once each month to create a piece of art from various media. Click on the link below to learn when each art meeting will occur and the activity for each month.  Students are reminded that you must sign-up with Ms. Wright in advance.  

After School Art Activites

Cooper Buddies:

Whether you are looking for a friend or you like to make friends, Cooper Buddies is the club for you!  Cooper Buddies host a fun event each month such as pizza & games, Break EDU (Escape Room), and tie-dying t-shirts. 

Couch to 5K:

Couch to a 5K – Think you’re in shape?  Do you want to get in better shape?  Come join the PE teachers in a couch to a 5K!  Together, we will be training for the Herndon Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 23.  We will train to run 3.1 miles with fun exercises and running outside.  Come enjoy the outdoors while exercising and sweating!!  Bring a friend!

Flag Football:

Flag Football is the perfect outlet for football fans.  Instead of tackling, players must remove the flag of their opponent in order to end a play.  Each player has an equal opportunity to play and learn the sport.  The club is held indoors or outdoors (weather permitting).  No experience is necessary.  Sign up during lunches via the computers on the stage.  Jerseys, flag belts and footballs are provided.

Homework Help:

A quiet yet supervised place to get some work done away from all the distractions of the afternoon. Meets in multiple locations throughout the week so be sure to check which teacher you are staying with that day.

Model UN:

“Model UN trains our future diplomats. At our weekly meetings and at competitive conferences on the weekends, students practice the skills of public speaking, debate, research, and analytical writing as they simulate the work of the United Nations to resolve real-world current issues.”