Cooper News Feb. 21st

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Details in this week's news:
  • Lost and Found
  • SEL Screener Feb. 29th
  • Tool for families: screen activity reports
  • 2024-25 Academic Advising
  • Updates from the SCA
  • After School Spotlight
  • High school math info
  • College Partnership Program
  • VDOT Public Meeting
  • Summer Time!
Lost and Found to be donated

Items in the Lost and Found will be donated at the end of February. Please encourage your student to check for missing items. Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria next to the stage.

SEL Screener 02/29

February 29th, Cooper Middle School will administer the SEL Screener during block 4. Please review the E-notify that was sent to you on Friday, January 12th, for details.

Screen Activity Reports

Parents can get information about their child's activity on their FCPS laptop. Sign up to receive a weekly Parent Report from Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, which will provide a list of the top sites the child visited that week.

Academic Advising

During the remainder of February, students will be meeting with their school counselors for individual academic advising sessions through their Science classes. Cooper counselors will review their course request sheets and ensure the requests have been properly entered into StudentVue. Rising 9th graders also meet with a Langley High School counselor after meeting with their Cooper counselor. Courses will be finalized in StudentVue once students meet individually with their counselor.  

Parents will be able to view the courses students have selected using their Parent Vue account; however, all changes must be processed by your child’s middle school counselor. CLICK HERE if you need help accessing your Parent Vue account.

Laura Wiley (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

 

SCA News Dance:

SCA is hosting our second school-wide dance on March 1st from 7-9pm in the gym! Doors open at 6:30 and parents are requested to be ready for pickup right at 9! Entry is FREE, but reserved only for Cooper students. Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to McLean Share. Thank you to everyone who voted for our theme, which will be… HOLLYWOOD! We hope to see you March 1st!!

After School Spotlight Clean Up Crew

Want to be a part of something great, give back to your community, and earn some service hours?

Cooper's Clean Up Crew Club meets every Wednesday during A Session.  Sing-in after school in the cafeteria!  

The Clean Up Crew has done a great job beautifying Cooper. 

 

Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings 

*Note: this webinar opportunity is specifically geared towards students and their families in upper elementary or middle school.

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS. Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

College Partnership Program (CPP)

Do you have a student between grades 8 through 11 who wants to go to college? If so, they should consider applying to the College Partnership Program (CPP), which offers support as students explore the idea of going to college! The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

CPP offers programming to help prepare students and families from 9th grade all the way through applying to and enrolling in college, including:

  •  Academic counseling;
  • College visits;
  • Help with completing college and scholarship applications;
  • Monthly meetings;
  • Parent education sessions;
  • SAT preparation classes;
  • A summer overnight experience on a college campus; and
  • News and information related to colleges and careers via Schoology. 

All students are eligible and encouraged to apply to this program, and are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core classes
  •  Attend CPP activities
  •  Are willing to pursue advanced coursework
  • Demonstrate leadership in school or community activities

The goal of the program is to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access and opportunity, and support students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses. This includes students who are the first in their family to attend college in the U.S., English language learners, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. 

Click HERE to apply.

All applications will be submitted ONLINE ONLY. 

Traffic Calming Public Meeting

MCA Transportation Committee

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) will host a citizens information event regarding the Fairfax County traffic calming program. County officials will discuss how roads can be eligible for the program and what communities can do to obtain traffic calming. HOA representatives will discuss their experience in attempting to obtain traffic calming in their neighborhood. The event takes place on

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM

McLean Community Center - Community Hall

1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean

For more information, contact MCA Transportation Committee Chair Glenn Harris at [email protected].

VDOT Public Meeting on Temporary Traffic Change at Dead Run Drive and Georgetown Pike

Join the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for a public meeting for the local community about a proposed temporary traffic change to help relieve congestion at the Dead Run Drive and Georgetown Pike Intersection in McLean. VDOT is proposing a left-turn restriction from northbound Dead Run Drive to westbound Georgetown Pike during peak travel periods. This restriction would be implemented by VDOT and its 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project partners, in coordination with Fairfax County, as a temporary measure to improve travel in this area.

Meeting Details:

Wednesday, February 28 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Churchill Road Elementary School Cafeteria

7100 Churchill Road, McLean

FCPS Summer Learning and Fun Career and Technical Education

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 6-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA webpage to register.

Institute for the Arts Camps

IFTA is a two- or three-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9 (graduation requirement), music, and theater. Visit the IFTA webpage to register. 

Additional Summer Learning Opportunities

Please go to the following website Summer Learning information page to learn about these summer opportunities:

  • Credit Recovery Academy/ Extended Learning
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance

 

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Cooper News Feb. 14th

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Details in this week's news:
  • No School February 19th
  • 2024-25 Academic Advising
  • Outstanding New Teacher
  • SRO Appreciation 
  • PTO Fundraiser
  • Kiss and Ride Details
  • High school math info
  • Updates from the SCA
  • After School Spotlight
  • College Partnership Program
  • Public Meeting Announcement  
Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. 

Presidents Day is a time to honor and remember the birthdays and achievements of the country's most distinguished leaders, and to reflect on the role of the president in shaping the nation's history and development. Learn more about Presidents Day at Britannica.com

See the complete school year calendar.

Academic Advising

During the remainder of February, students will be meeting with their school counselors for individual academic advising sessions through their Science classes. Cooper counselors will review their course request sheets and ensure the requests have been properly entered into StudentVue. Rising 9th graders also meet with a Langley High School counselor after meeting with their Cooper counselor. Courses will be finalized in StudentVue once students meet individually with their counselor.  

Parents will be able to view the courses students have selected using their Parent Vue account; however, all changes must be processed by your child’s middle school counselor. CLICK HERE if you need help accessing your Parent Vue account.

Laura Wiley (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

 

Congratulations!

Kate Schneider has been selected as the Langley Pyramid Outstanding New Teacher. She will move forward to the Region 1 selection committee. Cougar Pride for this hardworking teacher!

We Appreciate Officer Hunter!

Thursday, February 15th is SRO Appreciation Day. Cooper is thankful for the important work Office Hunter does in the day to day, keeping our community safe. 

The February PTO Fundraiser is delicious! Kiss and Ride Procedures 

Cooper’s Kiss and Ride is designed to help keep students safe, as well as maintain traffic flow during arrival/dismissal times. Kiss and Ride drop-off and pick-up occurs in the back parking lot.  

We all are responsible to guarantee the safety of all students.  Therefore, students should never be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Dead Run
  • Balls Hill Rd
  • Georgetown Pike cross roads
  • Parking lot spots as well as handicap spots
  • Intersections that lead into the school
  • Sharon Masonic Temple next door (towing will be enforced)
Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings (ES, MS)

*Note: this webinar opportunity is specifically geared towards students and their families in upper elementary or middle school.

How can students participate in mathematics throughout high school in a way that is relevant to and supportive of post-secondary and career interests?

During this session we will discuss mathematics graduation requirements and how to support students in navigating the various course offerings currently available in FCPS. Students and their families may start thinking about what course pathways are available beginning in middle school. Join us to learn more.

Presented by Jennifer Allard FCPS High School Math Specialist and Erin Sylves FCPS Math Specialist.

March 8, 2024, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to Your Calendar

Register for Understanding High School Mathematics Course Offerings

SCA News Dance:

SCA is hosting our second school-wide dance on March 1st from 7-9pm in the gym! Doors open at 6:30 and parents are requested to be ready for pickup right at 9! Entry is FREE, but reserved only for Cooper students. Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to McLean Share. Thank you to everyone who voted for our theme, which will be… HOLLYWOOD! We hope to see you March 1st!!

After School Spotlight Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

College Partnership Program (CPP)

Do you have a student between grades 8 through 11 who wants to go to college? If so, they should consider applying to the College Partnership Program (CPP), which offers support as students explore the idea of going to college! The deadline to apply is March 15, 2024.

CPP offers programming to help prepare students and families from 9th grade all the way through applying to and enrolling in college, including:

  •  Academic counseling;
  • College visits;
  • Help with completing college and scholarship applications;
  • Monthly meetings;
  • Parent education sessions;
  • SAT preparation classes;
  • A summer overnight experience on a college campus; and
  • News and information related to colleges and careers via Schoology. 

All students are eligible and encouraged to apply to this program, and are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in core classes
  •  Attend CPP activities
  •  Are willing to pursue advanced coursework
  • Demonstrate leadership in school or community activities

The goal of the program is to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access and opportunity, and support students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses. This includes students who are the first in their family to attend college in the U.S., English language learners, students who are economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities. 

Click HERE to apply.

All applications will be submitted ONLINE ONLY. 

Traffic Calming Public Meeting

MCA Transportation Committee

The McLean Citizens Association (MCA) will host a citizens information event regarding the Fairfax County traffic calming program. County officials will discuss how roads can be eligible for the program and what communities can do to obtain traffic calming. HOA representatives will discuss their experience in attempting to obtain traffic calming in their neighborhood. The event takes place on

Wednesday, February 21, 7:30 PM

McLean Community Center - Community Hall

1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean

For more information, contact MCA Transportation Committee Chair Glenn Harris at [email protected].

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Cooper News Feb. 7th

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Details in this week's news:
  • It's School Counseling Week
  • PTO Fundraiser
  • Student Celebrations
  • Updates from the SCA
  • After School Spotlight
We Love Our School Counselors!

National School Counseling Week 2024 (Feb. 5–9) highlights the essential contribution of school counselors and the tremendous impact they have in supporting students.

Please take a moment to thank your school counselor.

Laura Wiley (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

The February PTO Fundraiser is delicious! Cooper Debate Team

Congratulations to Chelsea Zeng, Meera Bansal, and Suvina Sethi, who earned a top team award for Cooper Debate at our last tournament (pictured below). Kudos to all teams for another great tournament!

SCA News Confection Confessions

Starting February 1st, students can purchase a confection confession to be delivered to the person of their choosing on Valentine’s Day (February 14th!). For $1, students can choose between 1 of 4 pre-made cards that will be delivered (with a lollipop!) to their friend. Students can purchase these from February 1st through the 9th either before or after school from Mrs. Harris (room 1407) or Ms. McNulty (room 2402). 

Skate Night:

We are hosting a Skate Night at Reston Town Center Skating Pavilion February 17th from 7:30-9pm! Students can buy their tickets from Mrs. Harris and Ms. McNulty anytime before or after school or between classes! Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased with cash or online via MySchoolBucks!! Students are encouraged to invite their families- but make sure to buy enough tickets for everyone who wants to skate!

Dance:

SCA is hosting our second school-wide dance on March 1st from 7-9pm in the gym! Doors open at 6:30 and parents are requested to be ready for pickup right at 9! Entry is FREE, but reserved only for Cooper students. Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to McLean Share. Thank you to everyone who voted for our theme, which will be… HOLLYWOOD! We hope to see you March 1st!!

After School Spotlight Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

2024 LANGLEY VOLLEYBALL CAMP!  Come Join the Fun!

The Langley Saxons Volleyball team is hosting their 5 day volleyball camp this summer beginning June 17-21.  The daily camp schedule will be from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Emphasis will be on learning the basic skills and improving on volleyball knowledge.  Boys and girls between the ages of 8 - 14 are encouraged to come and join the fun!  No experience needed!  Participants are placed in groups based on skill.  Cost is $300.  Camp Applications and/or online registration links are available on the website https://www.langleyboosters.org/product/langley-volleyball-skills-camp/ .   

Any additional information can be attained by contacting Coach Susan Shifflett [email protected]

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Cooper News Jan. 31st

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Details in this week's news:
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Updates from the SCA
  • Student Celebrations
  • After School Spotlight
  • CTE Summer Camps
Rise Against Hunger  Online donations until February 2nd.

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, families in the Langley Pyramid will join together at Colvin Run Elementary School to make food packs for children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools are coming together with a goal to prepare 75,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world. Sign up for a volunteer time slot!

Each meal costs only $0.46 to make. For $15, you can donate over 32 meals; $30 will make over 65 meals and $100 will make nearly 220 meals.

In order to reach our goal of 75,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 31st If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger 2024 and help us Rise Against Hunger.

SCA News Bake Sale  January 29th, 31st, and Feb 1st

SCA and Ambassador’s Club is hosting a three-day bake sale after school from 3:30 - 4pm. Proceeds will be split between creating welcome packages for students new to Cooper and supporting future Cooper fundraisers. While there is a sign-up genius available (click here for access), families are encouraged to donate anything desired! Please drop off your donations starting January 29th to the main office with a note for “SCA Harris”. Thank you for any contributions!!

Confection Confessions

Starting February 1st, students can purchase a confection confession to be delivered to the person of their choosing on Valentine’s Day (February 14th!). For $1, students can choose between 1 of 4 pre-made cards that will be delivered (with a lollipop!) to their friend. Students can purchase these from February 1st through the 9th either before or after school from Mrs. Harris (room 1407) or Ms. McNulty (room 2402). 

Kids' Lit to Nationals

Congratulations to two of Cooper’s Kids’ Lit Teams competing at Nationals in Connecticut this week! Let's cheer on our classmates!

After School Spotlight Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

YOUTH RUGBY STARTS!

Ages 4-18, boys & girls
NON-CONTACT Coed and Contact Tackle

See website for location & times

www.rugbyVA.com

CTE Summer flyer 

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Rise Against Hunger

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Dear Cooper Families,

Our Langley pyramid students have raised $15,000 in schools, and we need your help online to reach $35,000.  The Langley pyramid will reach our goal when the ‘Online Donation’ reaches $20,000.  It currently shows $5,135.  Please make a tax-deductible donation here.   Thank you for your continued support and for encouraging your students to raise money to help children and families in our collective effort to Rise Against Hunger. We are moved to hear the stories students share regarding what they are doing to earn the money they donate.  The look of pride on their face is unmistakable when we tell them that people somewhere in the world will get to eat because of them.

In-School Donation

January 31st will be the LAST DAY for your child to donate at Cooper.  Our goal is for 100% student participation in our "Learn to Earn" donation initiative.  Our participation competition is heating up, and it is not too late for your child to participation by donating in the Library. We are so proud of your students for all their work thus far raising money to help children throughout the world. Regardless of the amount of money they donate, your child will gain a better understanding of their part in our global community and how they can make a difference in the world. 

Online Donation

Our online donations will end February 2nd.  If you student has not yet participated by donating to this cause, there is still time. If you have not yet donated, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the cause.  Please make a tax-deductible donation herePlease share this link with your family and friends. 

Corporate Sponsors Needed and Tax-Deductible Donation

To help offset the cost of the donation boxes and contribute to our donation cause, we are inviting companies to help sponsor this event. All sponsors will have their names included in our communications and special recognition at our event. If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Ken Junge at Colvin Run Elementary School 703-757-3000 or [email protected].

  • $500-Bronze package- includes your company's name and sponsorship identification in all pyramid-wide communications
  • $1,000- Silver package- includes bronze package and your company's name/logo on a Sponsor banner in the Front Lobby on Meal packaging day, February 3.
  • $1,500+ Gold Package- includes above packages and special mention at the event at the start of every session and a table at the event for your company volunteers (Maximum 10) during a session of your choice.

Rise Against Hunger is a Tax-deductible organization, and any funding families/businesses donate online towards our goal is tax-deductible. You may make your tax-deductible donation today at: Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger 2024.

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Cooper News Jan. 24th

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Details in this week's news:
  • School Attendance
  • Calendar Reminder
  • 2nd Semester Schedules
  • Updates from the SCA
  • After School Spotlight
  • SEL Screener
  • Rise Against Hunger
Late Arrivals to School - Unexcused Tardies

We have noticed a considerable increase in the number of students who arrive late to Cooper via parent drop off. When students are late, they miss valuable class instruction. Beginning in the third quarter, students who are late to school (unexcused) three times within the quarter will meet with staff, and be assigned an after-school detention for any subsequent tardy. As a reminder, Kiss and Ride opens at 7:00 each morning. *Students who ride the school bus are excused tardy if there is a bus delay.*

Calendar Reminders
  • Thursday, Jan. 25 - End of 2nd Quarter- 2-hour early release. No After School clubs!
  • Friday, Jan. 26 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day. See the complete school year calendar.

2nd Semester Schedules

Monday, January 29th marks the start of the 2nd semester of the 2023-2024 school year. Some of our students will begin new semester electives for the 2nd half of the school year. In addition, some QSTs (Block 10) change as well. Student schedules will be available in StudentVue and ParentVue at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 26th. Please log in and note your child's 2nd semester schedule and write down any notes they may need to help remember where to go. Cooper staff members will be available throughout the day to assist any students that need support locating their new classrooms.

SCA News Bake Sale  January 29th, 31st, and Feb 1st

SCA and Ambassador’s Club is hosting a three-day bake sale after school from 3:30 - 4pm. Proceeds will be split between creating welcome packages for students new to Cooper and supporting future Cooper fundraisers. While there is a sign-up genius available (click here for access), families are encouraged to donate anything desired! Please drop off your donations starting January 29th to the main office with a note for “SCA Harris”. Thank you for any contributions!!

Rise Against Hunger 

Cooper Middle School is joining in the Rise Against Hunger fundraiser. Students can get a collection box from Mrs. Crochet in the library starting today and use it to store spare change for donating! Once they are done collecting money, they can give their box to the front office. We will be competing between 7th and 8th graders to see who can donate the most! Deadline for drop-off in the main office is January 31st.

Confection Confessions

Starting February 1st, students can purchase a confection confession to be delivered to the person of their choosing on Valentine’s Day (February 14th!). For $1, students can choose between 1 of 4 pre-made cards that will be delivered (with a lollipop!) to their friend. Students can purchase these from February 1st through the 9th either before or after school from Mrs. Harris (room 1407) or Ms. McNulty (room 2402). 

After School Spotlight Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

Rise Against Hunger

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together again this year at Colvin Run Elementary School to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools are coming together with a goal to prepare 75,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world. Sign up for a volunteer time slot!

Students are encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger. Students should bring in any money they would like to donate. Each school will collect money January 8-January 31. Each meal costs only 46 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 32 meals; $30 will make over 65 meals and $100 will make nearly 220 meals.

In order to reach our goal of 75,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 31st If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger 2024 and help us Rise Against Hunger.

SEL Screener 02/29

February 29th, Cooper Middle School will administer the SEL Screener during block 4. Please review the E-notify that was sent to you on Friday, January 12th, for details.

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Cooper News Jan. 17th

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Details in this week's news:
  • SEL Screener
  • Free Coding Class
  • ACE for Kids
  • After School Spotlight
  • Rise Against Hunger
Happy Snow Yay!

Cooper science teacher, Janice Fleurantin, celebrated her first snow day by checking off a bucket list item: making a snow angel. 

EVERYONE loves a snow day! 

SEL Screener 02/29

February 29th, Cooper Middle School will administer the SEL Screener during block 4. Please review the E-notify that was sent to you on Friday, January 12th, for details.

Free coding class 2024 ACE for Kids After School Spotlight
  • Kids' Lit Quiz is planning a regional competition in Virginia at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology on January 25.  The competition is limited to students ages 10 to 13, but any interested Cooper students can participate in practices.  Practices for students interested will be held on Thursday, January 18, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.  Sign-in after school in the cafeteria!  

  • MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links. The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are below.  This is the link to the Spring registration form.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjUd-OTRSQ4z63JKeBJ6i5_e6Et2KkQkZKOL2er-u__CQjyA/viewform

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

Rise Against Hunger

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together again this year at Colvin Run Elementary School to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools are coming together with a goal to prepare 75,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world. Sign up for a volunteer time slot!

Students are encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger. Students should bring in any money they would like to donate. Each school will collect money January 8-January 31. Each meal costs only 46 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 32 meals; $30 will make over 65 meals and $100 will make nearly 220 meals.

In order to reach our goal of 75,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 31st If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger 2024 and help us Rise Against Hunger.

977 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101 |  Main Phone: 703.442.5800
Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Cooper News Jan. 10th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • After School Spotlight
  • Dining out Night
Rise Against Hunger

On Saturday, February 3, 2024, families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together again this year at Colvin Run Elementary School to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools are coming together with a goal to prepare 75,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world. Sign up for a volunteer time slot!

Students are encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger. Students should bring in any money they would like to donate. Each school will collect money January 8-January 31. Each meal costs only 46 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 32 meals; $30 will make over 65 meals and $100 will make nearly 220 meals.

In order to reach our goal of 75,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 31st If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger 2024 and help us Rise Against Hunger.

After School Updates! Art Experiences!

Interested in exploring your creative side!  Join us for Art Experiences!  Students, sign-in during your lunch with Mr. Klena.  Parents are welcome! (Must stay for both Sessions, A & B, 2:30-4:30) 

January 11 – Thursday stickers w/ Ms. Knoblock

January 18 – Thursday  winter wonderland with paper art / origami w/ Ella

January 24 – Wednesday Illuminated letters.

 

Kids' Lit Quiz

Kids' Lit Quiz is planning a regional competition in Virginia at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology on January 25.  The competition is limited to students ages 10 to 13, but any interested Cooper students can participate in practices.  Practices for students interested will be held on Thursday, January 11, and Thursday, January 18, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.  Sign-in after school in the cafeteria!  

 

Spring Track and Field

MS Track and Field Spring '24 registration links.

The current MS Athletics (Spring Track) registration links are openRegister via the Google form: Spring registration form

More information regarding the Track season coming soon!

January PTO Dine-Out Option

The January Dine-Out option to benefit our school will be hosted by Deli Italiano in Great Falls Village on Thursday, January 11th.  

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Opioid Awareness and Community Conversation

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Conversation to Raise Awareness of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this video, Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid interviews the Fosters, a family who tragically lost their son Cayden to a half pill of fentanyl mistaken for Percocet. This heart-wrenching yet eye-opening video of their experience is essential to raise awareness among parents/caregivers and students about the dangers of fake painkillers.

Please join Dr. Reid on Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Edison High School for a community conversation about opioid awareness. You may register to attend. However, registration is not required; it is simply for space considerations. 

The evening’s program is appropriate for parents/caregivers and students in grades 6-12. All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services currently available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

FCPS’ website also has resources to help you to start the conversation and additional support for families struggling with substance misuse. 

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Cooper News Jan. 3rd

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Details in this week's news:
  • Dining out Night
  • Student Celebrations
January PTO Dine-Out Option

The January Dine-Out option to benefit our school will be hosted by Deli Italiano in Great Falls Village on Thursday, January 11th.  Save the date, and check out details in the first newsletter of the new year.

Student Celebrations Team Cooper Cougars Wins 2nd Place in DC Integirls Mathematics Competition!

Cooper sent 2 teams to the Integirls Mathematics Competition on Saturday December 9th at the Bioscience Education Center at Montgomery College. Team Cooper Blue (Zoey Gu, Jei Lim, Claire Li-Chang, Abigail Zhu) and Team Cooper Cougars (Hannah Goudarzi, Sonia Cupala, Sophie Ji)

Integirls Math Competition is a middle school level tournament for girls and has a field of 35 teams. Team Cooper Cougars won 2nd place in the Intergirls math competition (MS section). Sophie won 3rd place for the individual round.   

Congratulations to all of the girls who proudly represented Cooper in this mathematics competition!

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected]. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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Cooper News Dec. 13th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Winter Break
  • Lost and Found donated
  • SIS Parent VUE down
  • Student Celebrations
Winter Break

As a reminder, there will be no school from Monday, December 18, to Monday, January 1, 2024, for winter break. The Cooper office will not be open during this time.

To help make sure you and your children have a restful break, no homework will be assigned during this time. Teachers may assign long-range assignments in the weeks ahead of the break, allowing students to practice time management skills, but no assignments will be due immediately following the break. 

We look forward to welcoming students back in the new year. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. See the complete school year calendar.

Items in the Lost and Found will be donated to charity over winter break. 

Please encourage your student to check for any missing items. 

SIS ParentVUE Down for Maintenance

SIS, ParentVUE, and StudentVUE will be unavailable for all users beginning Friday, December 15, at 5:00 p.m. until Wednesday, December 20, at 6:00 a.m., for system upgrade during the Holiday Break.

Student Celebrations Science Olympiad

This past weekend the Cooper Middle School Science Olympiad team competed in their first invitational competition! Students competed across 23 STEM events and ranked fourth place overall as a school! Big shout outs to Kylie Rudinsky, Amelia Duang, and Andrew Du for their first place win in Experimental Design and to Mythili Sudhir and Keshavan Nair for their first place win in Forestry. We are so proud of all their hard work and the teamwork they showed in supporting each other in their events. Go team Cooper!"

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected]. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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Cooper News Dec. 6th

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Details in this week's news:
  • FLE reminder
  • Spirit Week Dec.11th
  • Sign up for AMC 8
  • AAP Referral Process
  • Student Celebrations
  • Yearbook
Family Life Education (FLE)

Attention parents/guardians starting December 11 and going through December 15 the Cooper Health and PE department will be providing Human Growth and Development instruction.   This is part of the county’s Family Life Education (FLE).  We are still taking opt out forms until Friday December 8th.  Opt out forms can be found either on the Fairfax County Website or on Schoology through the All Parents/Guardians Course under the Parent Preview – FLE Instruction folder.  The FLE Curriculum is also posted for you to review prior to instruction.  If you have any questions, please contact our FLE Lead Teacher Kristin Sandridge at [email protected].

MAA AMC 8 Test

Cooper MS will again host the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) AMC 8 test.  The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40 minute multiple choice exam in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem solving skills.  Additional information can be found on the MAA website.

This optional competition will be offered after school on Thursday, January 18th from 2:30 - 4:00 PM.  Students can be picked up at Cooper at 4 PM, students can take a late bus home at 4:30, or any student that typically is a walker can walk home.  

If your child is interested in taking the AMC 8, please complete this Google Form no later than Thursday, December 14th; late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact Lisa Walsh with any questions.

AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]). 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Cooper Quiz Bowl Wins Richard Montgomery Winter Novice!

Cooper Quiz Bowl sent two teams to the RM Winter Novice held on Dec. 2. Cooper A (Amelia Duan, Leo Wang, Prthika Lanka, Arjun Krishna) went 10-0 and won the tournament. Cooper B (Alyna Sameullah, Sophie Ji, Richard Duan, Sonia Cupala, Shaurya Kumar) also advanced to the top playoff bracket. Leo, Amelia, Alyna placed 4th, 5th and 8th individually in the preliminary rounds.

We are proud of the quiz bowl team for their dedication, hard work and sportsmanship!

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

Pine Spring ES Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 9th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school! For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.  Please drop off gifts by Friday, December 8th to the collection box in the main office.

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Cooper News Nov. 29th

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Details in this week's news:
  • SEL Screener Results 
  • Sign up for AMC 8
  • Volunteer at the Book Fair
  • Pine Springs
  • After School Programs Update
  • AAP Referral Process
  • Rising 9th grade info
  • Yearbook

Please encourage your student to wear a jacket so they are prepared for recess during cold spells.

Social and Emotional Learning Screener Results Coming Soon

One of the ways FCPS supports the mental wellness of all students is the SEL Screener.

Students in grades 3-12 took the SEL Screener during the month of October, providing information on their skills like achieving goals, understanding and managing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships with adults and peers, and making responsible decisions. 

The SEL Screener also helps students evaluate their school community’s efforts to make them feel valued, included, and supported. Screener data is used to create the learning, experiences, and environments students need to be successful.

Beginning in early December, individual student SEL Screener results will be available to families in SIS ParentVUE. For families who do not have an active ParentVUE account, results will be sent via postal mail.

For more information about the screener please visit the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener webpage. For support in understanding your individual student’s results or for ideas on how to support them at home, please review the Family Guide or contact your student’s school.

MAA AMC 8 Test

Cooper MS will again host the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) AMC 8 test.  The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40 minute multiple choice exam in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem solving skills.  Additional information can be found on the MAA website.

This optional competition will be offered after school on Thursday, January 18th from 2:30 - 4:00 PM.  Students can be picked up at Cooper at 4 PM, students can take a late bus home at 4:30, or any student that typically is a walker can walk home.  

If your child is interested in taking the AMC 8, please complete this Google Form no later than Thursday, December 14th; late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact Lisa Walsh with any questions.

The Book Fair Returns to Cooper

The library will host the annual book fair after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Set up is Tuesday, November 28.  Sales will go from Wednesday November 29 through Friday December 8, 7am-3pm.  Students will preview book selections during their English classes.  Sign up here to volunteer.

Pine Spring Collections Coat Drive Pine Spring ES Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 9th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school! For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.  Please drop off gifts by Friday, December 8th to the collection box in the main office.

Book Drive Libya Flood Bracelet Sale!

November 30th through December 15th. The SCA is raising money for those affected by the flood in Libya by selling bracelets costing one dollar during all lunches.

After School Programs Update I'm a friend of Rainforest.  What about you?

The Save the Rainforest Club takes place every Monday during both A and B Session.  Students voice their concerns and share their ideas on best practices to help secure the future of our Rainforests.  Participants work on projects that are donated to Rainforests around our World!  Be a part of something great!  Sign-in after school in the cafeteria.  

Keep Calm and Build a Model!

Scale Model Building Club is available every Thursday during A Session.  Students explore different modeling kits until they land on one that interests them, then it's time to build!  Novice to advanced model builders are welcome!  Sign-in after school in the cafeteria.  

National Science Bowl Try-Outs!

National Science Bowl will be hosting an in-person try-out on Thursday, November 30th, after-school during both A and B Session.  This try-out is available to all Cooper students!  Late buses are available after B Session. 

AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]). 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Attention 8th grade families SAVE THE DATE: Rising 9th grade Curriculum Night with Langley HS

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Langley HS Auditorium

6:30pm

(Snow Date: Thurs., Jan 11)

Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night will be an opportunity to hear about the many options for Rising 9th grade students at LHS next year. This night will be paired with the rising 10-12 curriculum night (starting at 7pm), so families will have the option to check in on curriculum available in future years after the 9th grade presentation should they wish. More information regarding the course selection process, curriculum, and other important aspects of academic advising will be emailed in December. 

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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Cooper News Nov. 21st

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Thanksgiving Break will be observed Wednesday, November 22-24th. Students return to school on Monday, November 27th. 

Details in this week's news:
  • Winter Testing
  • Volunteer at the Book Fair
  • Annual Coat Drive and Gift Collection
  • After School Programs Update
  • AAP Referral Process
  • Rising 9th grade info
  • Private School Application Procedures 
  • TJHSST admissions
  • Yearbook
Winter Notification of Testing

Students will be taking the winter Virignia Growth Assessment (VGA) on the following dates:

  • Reading 7 VGA: Tuesday, December 5th
  • Reading 8 VGA: Thursday, December 7th
  • Math VGA*: Monday, December 11th
    • VGA tests are not available for students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1.

Families received an email notification around the VGA testing. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

The Book Fair Returns to Cooper

The library will host the annual book fair after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Set up is Tuesday, November 28.  Sales will go from Wednesday November 29 through Friday December 8, 7am-3pm.  Students will preview book selections during their English classes.  Sign up here to volunteer.

Cooper Coat Drive Pine Spring ES Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 9th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school! For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.  Please drop off gifts by Friday, December 8th to the collection box in the main office.

After School Programs Update Gotta Catch Em' All! 

The Pokémon Club began this week!  Students were excited to share their knowledge and explore each other's Pokémon card collections.  This club will meet weekly on Mondays during A Session.  Sign-in after-school in the cafeteria!

The Library is a beautiful place to be! 

Open Library meets every Monday and Wednesday during both A and B Session.  Students have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers on homework assignments and projects.  Books, puzzles, and brain games are available for relaxation after the school day ends.  Come take advantage of our lovely Library!  

National Science Bowl Try-Outs!

National Science Bowl will be hosting an in-person try-out on Thursday, November 30th, after-school during both A and B Session.  This try-out is available to all Cooper students!  Late buses are available after B Session. 

AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]). 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Attention 8th grade families SAVE THE DATE: Rising 9th grade Curriculum Night with Langley HS

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Langley HS Auditorium

6:30pm

(Snow Date: Thurs., Jan 11)

Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night will be an opportunity to hear about the many options for Rising 9th grade students at LHS next year. This night will be paired with the rising 10-12 curriculum night (starting at 7pm), so families will have the option to check in on curriculum available in future years after the 9th grade presentation should they wish. More information regarding the course selection process, curriculum, and other important aspects of academic advising will be emailed in December. 

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2024-25 school year, please find the required forms and timelines here.

Please ensure to submit all forms at least 10 school days prior to the application deadline.

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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Cooper News Nov. 15th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Clue!
  • Winter Testing
  • Volunteer at the Book Fair
  • Annual Coat Drive and Gift Collection
  • Impact Aid Survey Due!
  • AAP Referral Process
  • Public Safety Program
  • Join the PTO and fundraiser 
  • After School Programs Update
  • Student Celebrations
  • Rising 9th grade info
  • Private School Application Procedures 
  • TJHSST admissions
  • Yearbook
Come See Cooper's Production of Clue! Winter Notification of Testing

Students will be taking the winter Virignia Growth Assessment (VGA) on the following dates:

  • Reading 7 VGA: Tuesday, December 5th
  • Reading 8 VGA: Thursday, December 7th
  • Math VGA*: Monday, December 11th
    • VGA tests are not available for students enrolled in a high school credit-bearing math course, such as Algebra 1.

Families received an email notification around the VGA testing. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

The Book Fair Returns to Cooper

The library will host the annual book fair after the Thanksgiving holiday.  Set up is Tuesday, November 28.  Sales will go from Wednesday November 29 through Friday December 8, 7am-3pm.  Students will preview book selections during their English classes.  Sign up here to volunteer.

Cooper Coat Drive

This holiday season, join the Cooper community in providing the gift of warmth to the children at our sister school, Pine Spring Elementary School. Donate a NEW winter coat in children’s sizes Medium to Extra Large and place it in the donation box in the Cooper Front Office by December 12.

Pine Spring ES Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 9th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school! For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.  Please drop off gifts by Friday, December 8th to the collection box in the main office.

Federal Impact Aid

Impact Aid repsonses are due! This is the first year the form is accessable via SIS ParentVUE. Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Step-by-step directions for accessing this form.

AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]). 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Public Safety Program Join the PTO Kendra Scott Fundraiser After School Programs Update

Cooper's After-School Program was off to a great start this week!  We had well over 40 students show up to play basketball on Monday during both A and B Session.  10 teams took on the court for a 5 v 5 tournament.  Fun was had by all!  

Lego Robotics kicked off this week.  This club will meet every Monday during both A and B Session.  Sign-in after school in the cafeteria.  Come build with us! 

National Science Bowl will be hosting an in-person try-out on Thursday, November 30th, after-school during both A and B Session.  This try-out is available to all Cooper students!  Late buses are available after B Session. 

Cooper Quiz Bowl Wins TJ Novice Academic Tournament!

Cooper Quiz Bowl sent three teams to the TJNAT, held on 11/11 at TJHSST. TJNAT is a high school novice / middle school level tournament and has a field of 22 teams. Cooper A (Ray Zhao, Amelia Duan, Leo Wang) was undefeated in the playoffs and won the tournament. Cooper B (Arjun Krishna, Prthika Lanka and Brian Han) and Cooper C (Alyna Sameullah, Sophie Ji, Richard Duan, Sonia Cupala) placed 10th and 11th respectively. Ray placed 1st individually.

Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl team!

Attention 8th grade families SAVE THE DATE: Rising 9th grade Curriculum Night with Langley HS

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Langley HS Auditorium

6:30pm

(Snow Date: Thurs., Jan 11)

Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night will be an opportunity to hear about the many options for Rising 9th grade students at LHS next year. This night will be paired with the rising 10-12 curriculum night (starting at 7pm), so families will have the option to check in on curriculum available in future years after the 9th grade presentation should they wish. More information regarding the course selection process, curriculum, and other important aspects of academic advising will be emailed in December. 

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2024-25 school year, please find the required forms and timelines here.

Please ensure to submit all forms at least 10 school days prior to the application deadline.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Admissions Process
  • Friday, November 17, 2023: Application submission deadline no later than 4 pm
Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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Cooper News Nov. 8th

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Details in this week's news:
  • 1st Quater Grades
  • AAP Referral Process
  • Impact Aid Survey Due!
  • Attedance Letters
  • Join the PTO and fundraiser 
  • Rising 9th grade info
  • Outstanding Employee Award Nominations
  • Special notice to parents/caregivers of 7th grade & 8th grade students
  • Private School Application Procedures 
  • TJHSST admissions
  • Quiz Bowl Celebration
  • PTO Spiritwear
  • Yearbook

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new main office very soon!

Until it is occupied, please continue to find us in the temporary main office. 

1st Quarter Grades

First quarter ended on Friday, November 3. SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable from Friday, November 3 at 4pm until Tuesday, November 14 at 6 am in order for teachers to finalize first quarter grades. After November 14, First Quarter report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. Your child will receive a copy of their report card at the end of block 8 on Thursday, November 16 to bring home.

AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to  Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted.  Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page

Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement.  Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]). 

For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.

Federal Impact Aid

Impact Aid repsonses are due! This is the first year the form is accessable via SIS ParentVUE. Completing this form for each school-aged child in every household is important because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

Step-by-step directions for accessing this form.

Attendance Letters Coming Soon

Every family will receive an attendance email from Ms. Scabis showing your child’s attendance records for the 1st quarter.  This email will be generated and sent to all families regardless of their attendance records.  The purpose of this attendance email is to raise awareness that Cooper MS, Fairfax County Public Schools, and the Virginia Department of Education are all trying to improve our student attendance records.

Join the PTO Kendra Scott Fundraiser Attention 8th grade families SAVE THE DATE: Rising 9th grade Curriculum Night with Langley HS

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024

Langley HS Auditorium

6:30pm

(Snow Date: Thurs., Jan 11)

Rising 9th Grade Curriculum Night will be an opportunity to hear about the many options for Rising 9th grade students at LHS next year. This night will be paired with the rising 10-12 curriculum night (starting at 7pm), so families will have the option to check in on curriculum available in future years after the 9th grade presentation should they wish. More information regarding the course selection process, curriculum, and other important aspects of academic advising will be emailed in December. 

Outstanding Employee Award Nominations

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Cooper MS Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form:Nomination Form. You may nominate one employee at our school or multiple employees (one individual may only nominate one employee per category.)

All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Has at least three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Has up to three years of experience as a teacher (in any school/school district); librarians are included in this category.

Outstanding Leader 

Common positions in this category: Assistant Principals and Director of Student Services (not the building principal)

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, School Counselor.

Outstanding Operational Employee

Common positions in this category: Administrative and Office Staff, Safety and Security Assistant, Custodial Staff, Food Service Staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, Parent Liaison

The deadline to submit a nomination is at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Kyle Laspe, Assistant Principal, at [email protected]

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2024-25 school year, please find the required forms and timelines here.

Please ensure to submit all forms at least 10 school days prior to the application deadline.

New Spiritwear

Need some new spiritwear? Please visit Pay4SchoolStuff to look at the available options along with some new items pictured below.  You will need to create a Pay4SchoolStuff account to view the available items. 

Parents/Caregivers of our 7th graders

Please refer to the Cooper email sent to you on October 4th with important details about our upcoming Signs Of Suicide (SOS) screening on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Parents/Caregivers of our 8th graders

Please refer to the Cooper email sent to you on October 26th with important details about the upcoming Youth Survey on Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) Admissions Process
  • Friday, November 17, 2023: Application submission deadline no later than 4 pm
Cooper Quiz Bowl Won 2nd Place Burleigh Manor Middle School Invitational

Cooper Quiz Bowl sent three teams to the biggest regional tournament, held on Nov 5 at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City, MD. The tournament attracted 48 teams and 181 students, including teams from Indiana and Pennsylvania. All three Cooper teams made it to the top 12 team play-offs. Cooper A (Ray Zhao, Amelia Duan, Leo Wang, Alexander Fray) went 10-0 and placed 2nd place overall! Cooper B (Arjun Krishna, Prthika Lanka, Brian Han, Shaurya Kumar, Sonia Cupala) tied 7th place. Both Cooper A and B qualified for the Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) to be held in Chicago next May. Cooper C tied 11th place. 

Individually Ray Zhao placed 3nd place in the preliminary rounds.

Congratulations to the Cooper team for their hard work and stellar performance! 

Request for Pictures 

Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!

From the Yearbook Staff.

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