Cooper News June 5th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Naviance Notice
  • 7th Grade Chaperones Needed
  • After School Survey
  • Returning Student Devices
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Saxon Start
  • Yearbook sales are closed - read for more info
  • High School Credit Courses
  • Dining Out All Summer!
Naviance

The Naviance letter sent on May 24, 2024 was applicable to 8th grade families only.  Please complete the google form by June 28.   

If you have questions regarding Naviance, reach out to Ms. Keyosha Lewis at [email protected].

7th Grade DC Field Trip - Permission Slips and Chaperones Needed

On Tuesday, June 11, all 7th-grade students will participate in a scavenger hunt, taking them to iconic memorials around the National Mall.  We still need parent chaperones for our end-of-year field trip to Washington, DC! Chaperones will lead groups around 10 students as they try to solve riddles that can only be answered by physically locating clues at locations such as the Washington Monument and Vietnam War Memorial. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please complete this Google Form by COB Thursday, June 6th. Email your child's history teacher if you have any questions before volunteering.

After School Program Survey

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.

Thank you for completing the survey and for your support of the after-school program.  This survey is FCPS approved. 

All survey responses are due by June 7, 2024.

ASP Parent Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCQKSN8

Student Device Return Information

Student device collection is fast approaching. Please ensure your child comes to school with their FCPS issued laptop and student issued charger (see image below) on their designated return day.

Return Procedures:

  • Regular Return: Students will return their FCPS-issued laptops and student issued chargers during their designated math class on Thursday, June 6th or Friday, June 7th. Please confirm that they have removed any USB devices, flash drives, and personal stickers from the device before returning it. Make sure to double check that your child is returning the correct charger. 
  • Students Leaving Early: If your child will be starting summer break before his/her designated turn in date please have them drop the device and charger off in room 1210 on their last day. Please ensure both the laptop and charger are clearly labeled with your child's first and last name. 

Lost or Misplaced Items:

Replacement fees will apply for lost or misplaced chargers ($23) and laptops ($444). Payments for replacements can be made throughMySchoolBucks. A device will not be issued for the upcoming school year until both items are returned or the fee is paid in full. Students who do not return a student issued charger like the one pictured above will be marked as needing to pay the $23 charger replacement fee.

FCPS Summer Programs:

Students enrolled in the FCPS online campus, IMAGINE, or Young Scholars summer programs will be permitted to keep their laptops and chargers until the program concludes on Friday, August 2nd, 2024. Following program completion, devices must be returned promptly to Cooper Middle School. 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We encourage you to discuss these return procedures with your child. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the timely return of your child’s laptop and charger and we wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.

The Cooper Technology Team Kevin Dabbondanza- Technology Support Specialist Heather Dorman- School Based Technology Specialist

End of Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year. All medications must be picked up by 12:00pm, Wednesday, June 12 by a parent.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed per FCPS regulations. 

Please contact School Health Aide, Jen McLarty, with any questions.

Rising 9th Grade Saxon Start

Langley 9th grade students are encouraged to participate in the Saxon Start Program July 30th and 31st. More information can be found on the Langley website.

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

Summer-long Dining Out Fundraising

Basic Burger

Tysons West location (near Walmart Supercenter off Leesburg Pike)

1495 Cornerside Blvd, Vienna 22182

Mention Cooper Middle School when ordering ALL SUMMER and Basic Burger will donate 10% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO!!!

Please ensure to support this generous community partner.

  • Any online orders placed will enter the promo code "Cooper" so they can credit Cooper Middle with those sales.
  • Any dine-in and to-go restaurant orders should print their receipt and give it to any Basic Burger employee.

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 May 29th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Field Trip Payments
  • Returning Student Devices
  • Medication Pick-up
  • Saxon Start
  • Student Celebrations
  • 8th Grade Party Tickets
  • Yearbook sales are closed - read for more info
  • High School Credit Courses
  • Dining Out All Summer!
Field Trip Payments

Field trip permission forms and payments were due today for both the 8th grade trip to Kings Dominion and the 7th grade trip to the National Mall.

Payment is crucial to reserve buses and tickets. To ensure a smooth process, please submit payment online via MySchoolBucks. Please double-check that you are paying on the correct account and not accidentally using the lunch account.

7th Grade DC Field Trip - Permission Slips and Chaperones Needed

On Tuesday, June 11, all 7th-grade students will participate in a scavenger hunt, taking them to iconic memorials around the National Mall.  Permission slips are due to your child’s history teacher by Friday, May 31st.  Extra copies are on your child’s history class Schoology page. 

We still need parent chaperones for our end-of-year field trip to Washington, DC! Chaperones will lead groups of up to 10 students as they try to solve riddles that can only be answered by physically locating clues at locations such as the Washington Monument and Vietnam War Memorial. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please complete this Google Form. See below for more details on the trip. Email your child's history teacher if you have any questions before volunteering.

Student Device Return Information

Student device collection is fast approaching. Please ensure your child comes to school with their FCPS issued laptop and student issued charger (see image below) on their designated return day.

Return Procedures:

  • Regular Return: Students will return their FCPS-issued laptops and student issued chargers during their designated math class on Thursday, June 6th or Friday, June 7th. Please confirm that they have removed any USB devices, flash drives, and personal stickers from the device before returning it. Make sure to double check that your child is returning the correct charger. 
  • Students Leaving Early: If your child will be starting summer break before his/her designated turn in date please have them drop the device and charger off in room 1210 on their last day. Please ensure both the laptop and charger are clearly labeled with your child's first and last name. 

Lost or Misplaced Items:

Replacement fees will apply for lost or misplaced chargers ($23) and laptops ($444). Payments for replacements can be made throughMySchoolBucks. A device will not be issued for the upcoming school year until both items are returned or the fee is paid in full. Students who do not return a student issued charger like the one pictured above will be marked as needing to pay the $23 charger replacement fee.

FCPS Summer Programs:

Students enrolled in the FCPS online campus, IMAGINE, or Young Scholars summer programs will be permitted to keep their laptops and chargers until the program concludes on Friday, August 2nd, 2024. Following program completion, devices must be returned promptly to Cooper Middle School. 

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. We encourage you to discuss these return procedures with your child. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring the timely return of your child’s laptop and charger and we wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.

The Cooper Technology Team Kevin Dabbondanza- Technology Support Specialist Heather Dorman- School Based Technology Specialist

End of Year Medication Pick-up

As the end of our school year approaches, please be reminded that all medications kept in the Health Room must be picked up by the end of the school year. All medications must be picked up by 12:00pm, Wednesday, June 12 by a parent.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be destroyed per FCPS regulations. 

Please contact School Health Aide, Jen McLarty, with any questions.

Rising 9th Grade Saxon Start

Langley 9th grade students are encouraged to participate in the Saxon Start Program July 30th and 31st. More information can be found on the Langley website.

Student Celebrations Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Cooper Science Olympiad team for their hard work and effort this past weekend at the National tournament. The team traveled to Michigan State University where they competed against 60 teams from all 50 states. Special shout out to our two medaling groups Ray Zhao and Oliver Yu who came in 4th Place for Wind Power, and Kylie Rudinsky and Mythili Sudhir who came in 3rd Place for Can't Judge a Powder. Overall Cooper placed 25th out of 60 in the entire country! We could not be prouder of the entire team for a hard-working season!

Wordmasters

A team representing Cooper Middle School recently earned Highest Honors in the 2023-2024 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition. The eighth-grade team scored 174 points out of 200, placing tenth in the nation and overall with a cumulative score of 518 points out of a possible 600.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, who achieved outstanding results in the last meet of the year include Ronen M. and Kylie R.; Ronen also earned Individual Highest Honors in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 57 points out of 60. 

Eighth Grade Party - Last day to buy tickets is May 31st!

Tickets are $30 per student and must be purchased by Friday, May 31. Please include your student's name with payment.

+Venmo (preferred option - @CooperPTO)

+PayPal ([email protected]; do not select “business” account)

+Cash or check (Cooper MS PTO; drop at the front office)

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

Summer-long Dining Out Fundraising

Basic Burger

Tysons West location (near Walmart Supercenter off Leesburg Pike)

1495 Cornerside Blvd, Vienna 22182

Mention Cooper Middle School when ordering ALL SUMMER and Basic Burger will donate 10% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO!!!

Please ensure to support this generous community partner.

  • Any online orders placed will enter the promo code "Cooper" so they can credit Cooper Middle with those sales.
  • Any dine-in and to-go restaurant orders should print their receipt and give it to any Basic Burger employee.

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 May 22nd

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Details in this week's news:
  • 8th Grade Field Trip
  • 7th Grade Parents
  • 8th Grade Party Tickets
  • Yearbook sales are closed - read for more info
  • High School Credit Courses
  • Summer Program
  • All Summer Dining Out!
Eighth Grade Field Trip to Kings Dominion

Attention 8th grade parents!  The Kings Dominion field trip will be happening on Tuesday, June 11th.  Students received a packet with information about the field trip and two-sided permission slip today in advisory.  If your child wants to attend the field trip, both sides of the permission slip need to be signed and returned to their advisory teacher by Wednesday, May 29th, and payment should be submitted through MySchoolBucks.  Additional copies of the permission slip are posted in Schoology > Cooper Corner.

If any parents/ caregivers are interested in chaperoning the trip, please email Courtney Kaden at [email protected]

Agents of Change - 7th-Grade Final Presentations

We are excited to invite you to a special event showcasing the creativity and hard work of our 7th-graders. Please join us for the Agents of Change Final Presentations!

June 10th from 12:50 PM  to 2:15 PM

As part of an innovative cross-curricular project linking English and History, our students were tasked with a compelling challenge: "How can you, as a budding comic book writer for Marvel/DC Comics, design a hero who promotes positive change in our modern-day world?" 

Throughout this project, our students have delved into the historical impacts of key figures from the Civil Rights Movement and imagined how these influences could shape a superhero who exemplifies positive change.

Eighth Grade Party - Last day to buy tickets is May 31st! Monday, June 10, 12:45-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  The celebration includes:

  • Fun activities: DJ, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, basketball, backyard games, and crafts!
  • Raffle prizes such as gift cards to their favorite stores (Nike, Lululemon, Under Armor), Langley gear, and more!
  • Chick Fil-A, pizza and sweet treats!

Tickets are $30 per student and must be purchased by Friday, May 31. Please include your student's name with payment.

+Venmo (preferred option - @CooperPTO)

+PayPal ([email protected]; do not select “business” account)

+Cash or check (Cooper MS PTO; drop at the front office)

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

Summer Arts Program

An amazing summer program through FCPS available for those interested! 

Students get to create their own schedules in Art, Music, Theater, and Dance. Transportation is provided throughout the county, and there is tuition assistance available for students who qualify.

Institute for the Arts 

 REGISTER FOR IFTA/EIFTA

Summer-long Dining Out Fundraising

Basic Burger

Tysons West location (near Walmart Supercenter off Leesburg Pike)

1495 Cornerside Blvd, Vienna 22182

Mention Cooper Middle School when ordering ALL SUMMER and Basic Burger will donate 10% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO!!!

Please ensure to support this generous community partner.

  • Any online orders placed will enter the promo code "Cooper" so they can credit Cooper Middle with those sales.
  • Any dine-in and to-go restaurant orders should print their receipt and give it to any Basic Burger employee.

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 May 15th

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Details in this week's news:
  • SOL timeliness 
  • 7th Grade Parents x2
  • SOL Testing
  • Student Celebrations
  • 8th Grade Party Tickets
  • Summer Courses 
  • High School Credit Courses
  • Yearbook info

We want to give a shout-out to all of you for your support on Tuesday, the morning of 7th grade math SOLs. We were thrilled to see no tardies from our 7th grade students!

8th grade parents -- tomorrow (5/16) starts with your students taking their math SOL.

Your efforts in getting your students to school on time truly make a difference. A smooth start to the day allows them to feel relaxed and prepared to do their best on important assessments.

We appreciate your understanding of the importance of punctuality and your commitment to your child's academic success.

Agents of Change - 7th-Grade Final Presentations

We are excited to invite you to a special event showcasing the creativity and hard work of our 7th-graders. Please join us for the Agents of Change Final Presentations!

June 10th from 12:50 PM  to 2:15 PM

As part of an innovative cross-curricular project linking English and History, our students were tasked with a compelling challenge: "How can you, as a budding comic book writer for Marvel/DC Comics, design a hero who promotes positive change in our modern-day world?" 

Throughout this project, our students have delved into the historical impacts of key figures from the Civil Rights Movement and imagined how these influences could shape a superhero who exemplifies positive change.

7th Grade DC Field Trip Request for Chaperones

We are looking for parent chaperones for our end-of-year field trip to Washington, DC! On Tuesday, June 11, all 7th-grade students will participate in a scavenger hunt, taking them to iconic memorials around the National Mall. Chaperones will lead groups of up to 10 students as they try to solve riddles that can only be answered by physically locating clues at locations such as the Washington Monument and Vietnam War Memorial. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please complete this Google Form by Sunday, May 19. See below for more details on the trip.

Email your child's history teacher if you have any questions before volunteering.

Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the SOL testing in March . Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Student Celebrations Cooper Quiz Bowl Competed at MSNCT 2024

The Cooper Quiz Bowl team traveled to Chicago for the Middle School National Championship Tournament this past weekend. 160 teams competed in the tournament. To qualify to compete in the MSNCT, a team has to rank in the top 15% at a regional level tournament, which is not an easy feat. 

Cooper A (Ray Z., Amelia D., Alexander F., Leo W., Alyna S.) went 6-2 during the preliminary rounds and advanced into the playoffs. They ended with 33rd place.

Cooper B (Arjun K., Brian H., Prthika L., Richard D., Sophie J.) went 4-4 in the preliminary rounds.

Individually, Ray was awarded the #11 All-Star in the field of 788 players.

Congratulations to the team for their hard work and solid performance at the nationals!

Eighth Grade Party Monday, June 10, 12:45-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  The celebration includes:

  • Fun activities: DJ, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, basketball, backyard games, and crafts!
  • Raffle prizes such as gift cards to their favorite stores (Nike, Lululemon, Under Armor), Langley gear, and more!
  • Chick Fil-A, pizza and sweet treats!

Tickets purchased by Friday, May 17 are $25 per student and will increase to $30 each on Saturday, May 18. Please include your child’s name with payment via Venmo (preferred option - @CooperPTO), cash or check (Cooper MS PTO; drop at the front office), or PayPal ([email protected]; do not select “business” account). 

Please note:  new this year.  If you would like to contribute additional funding to sponsor a member of our Cooper community for whom this fee causes financial burden, please  include an additional amount in your payment.

Summer Courses Online

FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for the first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics or world language course during the summer as their first high school-level mathematics or world language course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students can consult their counselor before registering.  Registration for most classes ends June 7, 2024. Program information is available at Summer Learning.

School Counseling Team:

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

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)

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

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 May 8th

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Details in this week's news:
  • SOL Testing
  • 8th Grade Party Tickets
  • Langley Sports
  • Summer Courses 
  • High School Credit Courses
  • Yearbook info
Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • May 14th - Math SOL (7th-graders)
  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the SOL testing in March . Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Eighth Grade Party Monday, June 10, 12:45-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  The celebration includes:

  • Fun activities: DJ, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, basketball, backyard games, and crafts!
  • Raffle prizes such as gift cards to their favorite stores (Nike, Lululemon, Under Armor), Langley gear, and more!
  • Chick Fil-A, pizza and sweet treats!

Tickets purchased by Friday, May 17 are $25 per student and will increase to $30 each on Saturday, May 18. Please include your child’s name with payment via Venmo (preferred option - @CooperPTO), cash or check (Cooper MS PTO; drop at the front office), or PayPal ([email protected]; do not select “business” account). 

Please note:  new this year.  If you would like to contribute additional funding to sponsor a member of our Cooper community for whom this fee causes financial burden, please  include an additional amount in your payment.

Athlete Registration for Langley 2024-2025 is NOW OPEN!

If your child is interested in participating in sports for the 2024-2025 school year the following must be completed prior to trying out for a team:

  1. Each athlete must register on the FCPS Athlete Registration Website. Registration must be done each year. If you registered for the 2023-2024 school year, you need to reregister for the 2024-2025 school year. Click here to register your child. 
  2. A physical completed after May 1, 2024. The physical must be done on the official VHSL form that can be found here. You can send the completed VHSL form to [email protected].

Check each respective team's site on the Langley Sports Website for tryout information.

Summer Courses Online

FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for the first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics or world language course during the summer as their first high school-level mathematics or world language course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students can consult their counselor before registering.  Registration for most classes ends June 7, 2024. Program information is available at Summer Learning.

School Counseling Team:

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

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)

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

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 May 1st

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Details in this week's news:
  • SOL Testing
  • 8th Grade Party Tickets
  • Student Celebrations
  • Sports Forms
  • Summer Courses 
  • High School Credit Courses
Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • May 6th - Reading 7 SOL 
  • May 8th - Reading 8 SOL 
  • May 14th - Math SOL (7th-graders)
  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the SOL testing in March . Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Eighth Grade Party Monday, June 10, 12:45-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  The celebration includes:

  • Fun activities: DJ, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, basketball, backyard games, and crafts!
  • Raffle prizes such as gift cards to their favorite stores (Nike, Lululemon, Under Armor), Langley gear, and more!
  • Chick Fil-A, pizza and sweet treats!

Tickets purchased by Friday, May 17 are $25 per student and will increase to $30 each on Saturday, May 18. Please include your child’s name with payment via Venmo (preferred option - @CooperPTO), cash or check (Cooper MS PTO; drop at the front office), or PayPal ([email protected]; do not select “business” account). 

Please note:  new this year.  If you would like to contribute additional funding to sponsor a member of our Cooper community for whom this fee causes financial burden, please  include an additional amount in your payment.

Student Celebrations Quiz Bowl

Cooper Quiz Bowl is having a good season in the run-up to the Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) to be held in Chicago in May. Both Cooper Teams will be competing among a field of 160 teams. 

In addition, the team competed in the International Academic Competition (IAC)'s Regional Finals events and placed! Ray Z. placed 1st in History Bee, 2nd in Geography Bee in the March Online Regional Finals and 1st in Science Bee in the Northern Virginia Regional Finals. Alexander F. placed 2nd in History Bee and 5th in Geography Bee in the April Online Regional Finals. On April 20, Cooper A (Ray Z., Alexander F., Leo W., and Alyna S.) won 3rd place in History Bowl at the Maryland History and Academic Bowls at Burleigh Manor MS, qualifying for the IAC history bowl Nationals. Team B (Brian H., Ronen M., Sophie J., Issac L.) qualified for both IAC history bowl and academic bowl Nationals to be held in May in Orlando, FL.

Congratulations to the team and good luck at the nationals!

Model UN

Congratulations to Cooper’s Model UN team, which had its best showing of the year at this past weekend’s conference at the Department of State. Cooper students earned Honorable mentions, Outstanding Delegates, and Imaani was selected as Secretary General. The Cooper Community is proud of you.

  Required Forms for Sports

Students interested in participating in middle school sports during the 2024-25 school year will need to submit a physical form dated May 1, 2024 or later.  Please keep this in mind as summer appointments are made. The form can be found on the FCPS athletics page.

Summer Courses Online

FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for the first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics or world language course during the summer as their first high school-level mathematics or world language course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students can consult their counselor before registering.  Registration for most classes ends June 7, 2024. Program information is available at Summer Learning.

School Counseling Team:

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

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)

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/is104.pdf 

Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

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 April 24th

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  • Mean Girls Jr. the musical
  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards
  • Bake off!
  • Health Services survey
  • DEA Takeback
  • Yearbook sales
3rd Quarter Grades

Third Quarter report cards are visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. Your student received a copy of their report card at the end of block 8 on Friday, April 19 to bring home.

CALLING ALL BAKERS

SCA is hosting a BAKE OFF on Wednesday, May 1st after school. Does your student want bragging rights that they are the best baker? Students will have a chance to earn the title "Cooper Baker of the Year".

Baked goods must have detailed ingredients listed. Help your student remember to add their name. Items can be dropped off in Mrs. Harris’s room that morning.

Offer Your Feedback: Upcoming School Health Services Satisfaction Survey  April 15 - 26, 2024

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Health Services invites parents/guardians of FCPS students to participate in a survey requesting feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community.

FCHD employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in FCPS. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete. Submit your survey.

April 27, 2024. Take advantage of a free, convenient, and confidential safe disposal of unused and expired medications. The event will take place at 9 drop-off sites in Fairfax County:

Fair Oaks District Station

12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033

Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

Mason District Station

6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Tysons Emergency

8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

Mount Vernon District Station

2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

Reston Hospital Center

1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 20190

Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Garage B

Sully District Station

4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151

Town of Vienna Police Department

215 Center Street S, Vienna, Virginia 22180

West Springfield District Station

6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Yearbooks still available

The yearbook for the 2023-2024 will set out soon. Place your order using the details below. Students can check if they have ordered a yearbook in the cafeteria.

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 April 17th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Cooper/Longfellow TONIGHT!
  • Dining Out TONIGHT!
  • Health Services survey
  • Family Summit
  • DEA Takeback
  • Mean Girls Jr. the musical
  • Yearbook sales
  • VIP Summer Camp
The Cooper VS Longfellow Basketball Game

April 17th at McLean High School.

Girls compete at 6pm

Boys compete at 7pm.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased through MySchoolBucks starting April 4th. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

Cooper Students enter and exit through door 1 (Main Entrance) 

No outside food or beverage.  Concessions will be sold. Cash only.

No backpacks.

Best behavior.  Cooper culture!

Treat Yourself!

Wednesday, April 17th 3-9pm

Santini's will donate 15% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO.  Mention Cooper when ordering. This applies to orders online, over the phone or in-store and for dine-in, take-out or delivery.

Offer Your Feedback: Upcoming School Health Services Satisfaction Survey  April 15 - 26, 2024

The Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) School Health Services invites parents/guardians of FCPS students to participate in a survey requesting feedback on the level of satisfaction with School Health services provided to the school community.

FCHD employs school health aides and public health nurses who provide school health services to the students in FCPS. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete. Submit your survey.

FCPS Family Summit April 20, 2024

This conference includes a variety of topics designed to benefit all families, with a special focus on providing social-emotional resources. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment for all members of our community by engaging in partnerships and learning together to support our students. Please register online.

April 27, 2024. Take advantage of a free, convenient, and confidential safe disposal of unused and expired medications. The event will take place at 9 drop-off sites in Fairfax County:

Fair Oaks District Station

12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033

Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

Mason District Station

6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003

Tysons Emergency

8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182

Mount Vernon District Station

2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306

Reston Hospital Center

1850 Town Center Parkway, Reston, VA 20190

Outside Pavilion 1, across from Parking Garage B

Sully District Station

4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151

Town of Vienna Police Department

215 Center Street S, Vienna, Virginia 22180

West Springfield District Station

6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152

Yearbooks still available

The yearbook for the 2023-2024 will set out soon. Place your order using the details below.

VIP Summer Day Program

VIP is for rising middle school students.  Students will spend most of the day in their sub-camp of choice where they will continue to develop their enjoyment of that activity.  This summer, North County is offering:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • STEAM
  • Volleyball

Students will also participate in two electives in the afternoon of their choosing, which will include sports, games, STEAM projects, and more! 

Finally, we will have field trips during VIP which will be finalized by the end of April.

Other VIP Highlights

  • Students will participate in a few field trips throughout the summer.  The field trip list will be finalized by the end of April.
  • Meet new students and staff from Carson, Cooper, Herndon, Hughes & Longfellow Middle Schools in a fun setting.
  • Students participating in IMAGINE/Young Scholars can be transported to VIP in the afternoon.
  • Breakfast & Lunch are provided daily.
  • Transportation is provided daily.
  • VIP is not summer school.  This is not a classroom setting.
  • The cost for five weeks of summer programming is $100 + field trip fees!  
How to register:

Step 1: Complete the VIP North Fairfax Registration (https://forms.gle/oWCMC6zxjiog89ed6).

Step 2: Make your registration payment through your school's MySchoolBucks.

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 April 9th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Eid April 10th - School Holiday
  • 8th Grade Chaperones
  • Testing Notice
  • Student Celebrations 
  • Coming Events
  • Dining Out April 17th
  • VIP Summer Camp
Eid al-Fitr  School Holiday April 10th

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three-day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday; all schools and offices will be closed. See the school year calendar or the employee calendar.

Parents of 8th Graders!

The Cooper Civics Team is still in need of parent volunteers to chaperone the annual “Finance Park” field trip. This will be a fun and interactive day with the objective of teaching students real-world personal finance and budgeting skills! Please reach out to your child’s Civics teacher at the email address below if you are available and interested! Each teacher will take their students on a different day:

Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) and Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • April 17th - IRW (8th-graders)
  • May 6th - Reading 7 SOL 
  • May 8th - Reading 8 SOL 
  • May 14th - Math SOL (7th-graders)
  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the IRW and SOL testing. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Student Celebrations

Congratulations Chris and Samantha! They earned First and Third place in the Youth Art Month flag design art contest. More information can be found on the YAM site.

A huge shout out to Cooper's Science Olympiad team as they competed in the state tournament this past Saturday. The team competed against over twenty teams in 25 separate events! The Cooper team snagged second place securing them a spot in the National tournament this May at Michigan State University. Way to go Team Cooper!

News from the SCA

SCA is hosting a Taylor Swift Eras Tour Movie Night at Cooper on April 12th from 5-9pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will cost $3 and can be purchased at the door! We will also have concessions for sale for $1-$3. 

*This event is only for current Cooper Students

The Cooper VS Longfellow Basketball Game

April 17th at McLean High School.

Girls compete at 6pm

Boys compete at 7pm.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased through MySchoolBucks starting April 4th. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

Cooper Students enter and exit through door 1 (Main Entrance) 

No outside food or beverage.  Concessions will be sold. Cash only.

No backpacks.

Best behavior.  Cooper culture!

Treat Yourself!

Wednesday, April 17th 3-9pm

Santini's will donate 15% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO.  Mention Cooper when ordering. This applies to orders online, over the phone or in-store and for dine-in, take-out or delivery.

VIP Summer Day Program

VIP is for rising middle school students.  Students will spend most of the day in their sub-camp of choice where they will continue to develop their enjoyment of that activity.  This summer, North County is offering:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • STEAM
  • Volleyball

Students will also participate in two electives in the afternoon of their choosing, which will include sports, games, STEAM projects, and more! 

Finally, we will have field trips during VIP which will be finalized by the end of April.

Other VIP Highlights

  • Students will participate in a few field trips throughout the summer.  The field trip list will be finalized by the end of April.
  • Meet new students and staff from Carson, Cooper, Herndon, Hughes & Longfellow Middle Schools in a fun setting.
  • Students participating in IMAGINE/Young Scholars can be transported to VIP in the afternoon.
  • Breakfast & Lunch are provided daily.
  • Transportation is provided daily.
  • VIP is not summer school.  This is not a classroom setting.
  • The cost for five weeks of summer programming is $100 + field trip fees!  
How to register:

Step 1: Complete the VIP North Fairfax Registration (https://forms.gle/oWCMC6zxjiog89ed6).

Step 2: Make your registration payment through your school's MySchoolBucks.

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 April 3rd

News2 months 2 weeks ago

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Details in this week's news:
  • Eid April 10th
  • Purple Up!
  • Testing Notice
  • Coming Events
  • Dining Out April 17th
  • VIP Summer Camp
Eid al-Fitr  School Holiday April 10th

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three-day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday; all schools and offices will be closed. See the school year calendar or the employee calendar.

April is Month of the Military Child

Every year, we take an opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have more than 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience.

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and visit FCPS’ Military Families webpage.

Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) and Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • April 17th - IRW (8th-graders)
  • May 6th - Reading 7 SOL 
  • May 8th - Reading 8 SOL 
  • May 14th - Math SOL (7th-graders)
  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the IRW and SOL testing. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

News from the SCA

SCA is hosting a Taylor Swift Eras Tour Movie Night at Cooper on April 12th from 5-9pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will cost $3 and can be purchased at the door! We will also have concessions for sale for $1-$3. 

*This event is only for current Cooper Students

The Cooper VS Longfellow Basketball Game will be held on April 17th at McLean High School.

Girls compete at 6pm

Boys compete at 7pm.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased through MySchoolBucks starting April 4th.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the door!

Treat Yourself!

Wednesday, April 17th

3-9pm

Santini's will donate 15% of proceeds to the Cooper PTO.  Mention Cooper when ordering. This applies to orders online, over the phone or in-store and for dine-in, take-out or delivery.

VIP Summer Day Program

VIP is for rising middle school students.  Students will spend most of the day in their sub-camp of choice where they will continue to develop their enjoyment of that activity.  This summer, North County is offering:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Soccer
  • STEAM
  • Volleyball

Students will also participate in two electives in the afternoon of their choosing, which will include sports, games, STEAM projects, and more! 

Finally, we will have field trips during VIP which will be finalized by the end of April.

Other VIP Highlights

  • Students will participate in a few field trips throughout the summer.  The field trip list will be finalized by the end of April.
  • Meet new students and staff from Carson, Cooper, Herndon, Hughes & Longfellow Middle Schools in a fun setting.
  • Students participating in IMAGINE/Young Scholars can be transported to VIP in the afternoon.
  • Breakfast & Lunch are provided daily.
  • Transportation is provided daily.
  • VIP is not summer school.  This is not a classroom setting.
  • The cost for five weeks of summer programming is $100 + field trip fees!  
How to register:

Step 1: Complete the VIP North Fairfax Registration (https://forms.gle/oWCMC6zxjiog89ed6).

Step 2: Make your registration payment through your school's MySchoolBucks.

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 - Special Renovation Edition

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In this Edition
  • Renovation Update
  • Kiss & Ride Reminder
Renovation Update

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back from Spring Break and are thrilled to announce that another phase of renovation has been completed! Classes previously in the trailers were moved over spring break and are ready for occupancy!  Orchestra and chorus classes have moved to the trailers as we prepare for the final phase of renovation.  Our teachers have been unpacking and organizing inviting spaces for our students’ return.

The new wing features:

  • About 25 new state of the art classrooms including English, social studies, world language, and special education 
  • Clinic and safety and security offices
  • Variety of staff offices and resource spaces

Please have your student review their new room numbers in SIS. Students who arrive before 7:20 should report to the gyms, as usual, where they can review a map of the new wing. Staff members will be stationed throughout the building to help students navigate the building.  During block 1, all students will receive a map and throughout the day each class will review a variety of topics related to the move with timely information.

Kiss & Ride Reminder

Students should only be dropped off in the designated Kiss n Ride in the back of the building, or, the front of the building when directed by a staff member.  Dropping students off in other locations creates unsafe situations. We appreciate your support in following the directions of our school staff each morning.  

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 March 20th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Spring Break
  • Testing Notice
  • Student Safety
  • Rising 8th Grade Parent Reminder
  • Principal Evaluation 
  • Bands on the Run

Monday, March 25, to Friday, March 29 is spring break. The Cooper school office will be closed We wish our students, teachers, and staff a happy and restful spring break!

🗓️ Quarter End/Teacher Workday

Friday, March 22, is the end of the third quarter. Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, are school planning and teacher workdays, respectively. 

See the school year calendar and the employee calendar.

Integrated Reading and Writing (IRW) and Standards of Learning (SOL) Testing Notification

Students will be testing on the following dates: 

  • April 17th - IRW (8th-graders)
  • May 6th - Reading 7 SOL 
  • May 8th - Reading 8 SOL 
  • May 14th - Math SOL (7th-graders)
  • May 16th - Math SOL (8th-graders)
  • May 20th - Science 8 SOL 

Families received an email notification about the IRW and SOL testing. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Support Student Safety 

The DEA reports.. With the growth of social media and the proliferation of smartphones, a dangerous and deadly new drug threat has emerged: criminal drug networks are abusing social media to expand their reach, create new markets, and target new clientele. Here is the message from the DEA.

Rising 8th grade Course Request Confirmation (Parent Action Requested)

Cooper school counselors have concluded one-on-one meetings with 7th grade students to provide academic advising.  Please review your child’s course requests in SIS ParentVUE (directions below) or ask your child to show you their course requests in SIS StudentVUE. 

 SIS ParentVUE Directions:

  • Log into SIS ParentVUE and select “Course Request” in the left side bar.  The screen has 2 parts: Selected Course Requests and Alternate Elective Requests.  Click the blue arrow to the left of the Course Title to see the course description. 
  • Please note this list is not a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses requested and entered into SIS.
  • Cooper’s 2024-2025 school year staffing is based on students’ course selections and your child’s selections represent a firm commitment. 

Thank you for your support during this important process.  We appreciate you discussing your child’s course selections to ensure they have selected courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations. 

 FCPS Principal Evaluation

On Monday, March 18, Cooper parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Bands on the Run 5K Sunday, April 21st

5th Annual Bands on the Run 5K will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 8am This event is open to the entire community and benefits both Langley and Cooper bands.

REGISTER NOW! All ages are welcome to run or walk the course (children 5 & under are free). We will have music, refreshments and sponsors’ tables waiting for you at the end. All participants will receive an official race t-shirt.

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 March 13th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Spring Break
  • Principal Evaluation 
  • Dining Out 3/13 TONIGHT!
  • Request for Submissions
  • Health Room Training
  • Student Celebrations
  • Bands on the Run

Monday, March 25, to Friday, March 29 is spring break. The Cooper school office will be closed We wish our students, teachers, and staff a happy and restful spring break!

🗓️ Quarter End/Teacher Workday

Friday, March 22, is the end of the third quarter. Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, are school planning and teacher workdays, respectively. 

See the school year calendar and the employee calendar.

 FCPS Principal Evaluation

On Monday, March 18, Cooper parents/guardians will be sent an email containing a link to complete the online FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form. This questionnaire is part of the VDOE-mandated Performance Evaluation Program for principals and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include how the principal demonstrates/impacts instructional leadership, school climate, management, communication and community relations, culturally responsive and equitable leadership, and professionalism within the school.

The questionnaire will be administered between March 18 and April 5. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your feedback matters!

Big Buns Wednesday, March 13th Fundraising Opportunity

Big Buns D#*! Good Burgers, located in downtown McLean at 1330 Chain Bridge Road, will generously donate 20% of your purchase between the hours of 4 and 9 PM to the PTO for purchases made Weds, Mar 13th when you mention "Cooper Middle School".  Easy and delicious dinner option, and no mess for you!  Plus, ask any teenager . . . . they really are good burgers!

Call for Submissions

Parents! Please encourage your students to submit any work for possible publication in our end of the year Cooper Connections magazine. Students can submit work to the link posted on Schoology, or email work directly to Ms. Bovenzi

Student Celebrations Word Masters

A team representing Cooper Middle School achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™, a national vocabulary competition. The eighth-grade team scored an impressive 168 points out of a possible 200 in the second of three meets this year, placing tenth in the nation.

Bands on the Run 5K Sunday, April 21st

5th Annual Bands on the Run 5K will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 8am This event is open to the entire community and benefits both Langley and Cooper bands.

REGISTER NOW! All ages are welcome to run or walk the course (children 5 & under are free). We will have music, refreshments and sponsors’ tables waiting for you at the end. All participants will receive an official race t-shirt.

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 March 6th

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Details in this week's news:
  • Notice for 7th grade parents
  • Request for 8th grade parents
  • School Social Worker Week
  • Student Celebrations
  • Dining Out 3/13
  • Bands on the Run
  • Summer opportunities
  • High school math info
Rising 8th grade Course Request Confirmation (Parent Action Requested)

Cooper school counselors have concluded one-on-one meetings with 7th grade students to provide academic advising.  Please review your child’s course requests in SIS ParentVUE (directions below) or ask your child to show you their course requests in SIS StudentVUE. 

 SIS ParentVUE Directions:

  • Log into SIS ParentVUE and select “Course Request” in the left side bar.  The screen has 2 parts: Selected Course Requests and Alternate Elective Requests.  Click the blue arrow to the left of the Course Title to see the course description. 
  • Please note this list is not a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses requested and entered into SIS.
  • Cooper’s 2024-2025 school year staffing is based on students’ course selections and your child’s selections represent a firm commitment. 

Thank you for your support during this important process.  We appreciate you discussing your child’s course selections to ensure they have selected courses that align with their interests, career goals, and postsecondary aspirations.

Attention Parents of 8th Graders!

We are in need of parent volunteers to chaperone the annual “Finance Park” field trip. This will be a fun and interactive day with the objective of teaching students real-world personal finance and budgeting skills! Please reach out to your child’s Civics teacher at the email address below if you are available and interested! Each teacher will take their students on a different day:

Thank you for your help!

The 8th Grade Civics Team

National School Social Worker Week

March 3-9 is National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help to prevent social, emotional, and behavioral factors from affecting a student's ability to perform at their best. Their primary goal is to remove barriers that prevent a student from fulfilling their academic potential. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the school system. Most social workers serve one to two sites. Learn more about the role of social workers in FCPS.

Cooper MS is fortunate to have Ms. Kaelyn Serrao to provide support and connections with our students.

Student Celebrations Virginia International Aviation Art Contest

Diane Liu and Iris Xie placed First and Second place (respectively) in the 2024 International Aviation Art Contest! 

Debate Team

Congratulations to Cooper’s Debate Team for a successful tournament this past Saturday. Meera Bansal, Chelsea Zeng, and William Killian all won Individual Speaker Awards, while the team of Liam Logan and William Killian earned first place overall for the entire tournament! Congratulations to all teams for another great competition!

Mathcounts

Congrats to the Cooper Mathcounts team for finishing 3rd place in the State Mathcounts competition!!!  The Cooper Team comprised of Andrew Du, Eric Schellhaas, Leo Wang and Ray Zhao combined to give Cooper our highest finish ever in Mathcounts!!  Andrew, Leo and Ray also individually finished in the top 12 of students in the State.  And we are so excited to announce that Andrew qualified to represent the state of Virginia at the National Mathcounts tournament!  Good Luck Andrew and we are so proud of the entire team!!

Big Buns Wednesday, March 13th Fundraising Opportunity

Big Buns D#*! Good Burgers, located in downtown McLean at 1330 Chain Bridge Road, will generously donate 20% of your purchase between the hours of 4 and 9 PM to the PTO for purchases made Weds, Mar 13th.  Easy and delicious dinner option, and no mess for you!  Plus, ask any teenager . . . . they really are good burgers!

Bands on the Run 5K Sunday, April 21st

5th Annual Bands on the Run 5K will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 8am This event is open to the entire community and benefits both Langley and Cooper bands.

REGISTER NOW! All ages are welcome to run or walk the course (children 5 & under are free). We will have music, refreshments and sponsors’ tables waiting for you at the end. All participants will receive an official race t-shirt.

Summer Learning  Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance

Summer is a great time for high school students to fulfill the Economics and Personal Finance course requirement. During the self-directed course, students work independently to complete the requirements. Students must register by Friday, May 24. For more information, see the Summer Learning information page.

Summer Online Campus

Take advantage of the opportunity to earn a high school course credit via this summer’s online campus program. Registration ends Friday, June 7. Math, health and physical education, career and technical education, English, science, social studies, and world language courses are available to eligible students.

VIP Summer Camp 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

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