Cooper News 6/8

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Upcoming Key Dates

Thursday, June 9th: Cooper Field Day (Morning) and 8th End of Year Party (Afternoon)

Friday, June 10th: Last Day of School - 2hr early dismissal

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

This large scale event requires many volunteers from the Cooper Community in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience.  

When is Field Day:  Thursday, June 9th 

How long:  We need people who are available from 7:30am - 11:15am

What will I do:  Volunteers will run a variety of actives.  Detailed descriptions and instructions will be provided.  

How many volunteers are needed:  We need roughly 20 people to help make this event successful for our students.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to help!

How to sign up: Field Day 2022 Volunteers 

Questions?  Please email Kristin Sandridge at [email protected]

8th Grade End of Year Party - Volunteers & Donations Needed

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in-style, the End of Year Party, hosted by the PTO,  is on Wednesday, June 9th. Our celebration will include a DJ, a raffle for prizes, lunch with a sweet treat, and a surprise commemorative gift!

We are in need of volunteers and donations of water bottles.  Please consider signing up at the appropriate link(s) below.

WHO: Cooper Middle School 8th Graders

WHEN:  Thursday, June 9, 2022 (after Field Day events) (rain or shine)

WHERE:  Cooper Middle School track & field behind the school

8th Grade Celebration Volunteers

Laptop & Charger Collection 

8th-grade students will turn in their laptops & chargers on Thursday, June 9th in their Block 4 class prior to the start of field day. Please have your child remove any stickers that have been placed on the laptop prior to the turn-in date.

If your child has lost/ misplaced one of these items, you will need to go to MySchoolBucks to pay the replacement fee(s). The replacement cost for the device charger is $28 and the laptop replacement fee is $472.

If your child will not attend school during laptop collection or has submitted an extended absence request, please have them turn in their laptop and charger prior to or on their last day for this school year. Laptops and chargers should be returned to Mr. Dabbondanza in room 125. 

Students who will be taking an FCPS summer learning course may keep their laptop until the course is completed and return them to Cooper MS at that time. More information on how to return a laptop over the summer will be posted on our website and communicated to students through email soon. Please visit our website and check email regularly to stay current with school updates.

Fourth Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable  Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 4:00pm.  After June 10, a PDF will be posted of your student’s Final Report card in SIS ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will be sent home on Friday, June 10.

Saxon Start Program

Langley is pleased to offer the Saxon Start Program for rising freshmen. Langley teachers will be working with students in August to jump-start the year with fun and engaging sessions designed to help rising ninth graders at Langley succeed in high school. While the goal is to learn how to be successful at Langley, there will also be many opportunities to meet other students. All rising ninth grade students are invited to register for this program. 

  • This two-day program will take place from 9am to noon on Tuesday, August 9th and Wednesday, August 10th. The building will open each day at 8:30am
  • The price of this two-day program is $50. All payments can be made to the Saxon Start Program on MySchoolBucks.com
  • Snacks and refreshments will be served. 
Registration deadline is June 13th.  Langley HS Math Summer Jump Start

Boot Camp is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills needed for the math course they will be taking during the 2022-2023 school year.  We offer camp for students entering Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry and Precalculus.    The two-week session will be spent reviewing prerequisite knowledge and introducing new concepts that will be taught during the upcoming school year.  Students will receive lessons that are hands-on and interactive.  The program is taught by Langley High School math teachers.  Class sizes are small (around 15 students), so students receive lots of individual attention and continuous feedback.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqxZU3z7YXwcshw7XS_yMchKQMTB1ELA9qVzrFcPda154P8g/viewform 

SOL Score Preview in ParentVUE Test History

If your child took SOL tests this spring, you can view their scores in SIS ParentVUE now. Use a web browser to log into your SIS ParentVUE account: https://sisparent.fcps.edu. You will find spring SOL test performance levels and overall scores in the Test History section. You will also get an official score report in ParentVUE Documents by the end of July. 

If you do not have a ParentVUE account, you can create one today: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/student-information-system-sis-fcps/sis-parent-account-registration.

All students have received their preliminary scores via email from Cooper’s test coordinator, Courtney Derr.  Scores for first attempts were sent on Tuesday May 17th, and all make-up/ retake scores were emailed to students on May 27th.

Cooper Celebrations

We continue to celebrate our Cooper students.  Please feel free to submit your celebration HERE.

Medications in the Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

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Upcoming Key Dates

Friday, June 3rd: SCA Movie Night

Wednesday, June 8th: 7th & 8th Grade Field Trips

Thursday, June 9th: Cooper Field Day (Morning) and 8th End of Year Party (Afternoon)

Friday, June 10th: Last Day of School - 2hr early dismissal

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

This large scale event requires many volunteers from the Cooper Community in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience.  

When is Field Day:  Thursday, June 9th 

How long:  We need people who are available from 7:30am - 11:15am

What will I do:  Volunteers will run a variety of actives.  Detailed descriptions and instructions will be provided.  

How many volunteers are needed:  We need roughly 20 people to help make this event successful for our students.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to help!

How to sign up: Field Day 2022 Volunteers 

Questions?  Please email Kristin Sandridge at [email protected]

Family Movie Night – New Date: June 3rd!

Due to the inclement weather, the Movie Night originally planned for May 13th has been rescheduled for Friday, June 3rd.  If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend on the new date, please contact Aubrey Midgley ([email protected]).  

If you haven't purchased tickets and are interested in attending on June 3rd,  you may purchase tickets HERE.

COOPER SCA - MOVIE NIGHT

Who: Cooper MS Students & Families

What: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

When: Friday, May 13th

Where:  Cooper's "Backyard" (the field behind the school)

Cost:  $10 for family tickets to include ALL of your family members (note: service charge will be added in your Cart) 

There are individual tickets available for $5, but please note that an individual student attending the event must be chaperoned by a parent in another family.  Every student must be accompanied by an adult.

This is NOT a drop-off event.  All students must be accompanied by an adult! 

**Optional Domino's Pizzas available for advance purchase on-line. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR MOVIE NIGHT

8th Grade End of Year Party - Volunteers & Donations Needed

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in-style, the End of Year Party, hosted by the PTO,  is on Wednesday, June 9th. Our celebration will include a DJ, a raffle for prizes, lunch with a sweet treat, and a surprise commemorative gift!

We are in need of volunteers and donations of water bottles.  Please consider signing up at the appropriate link(s) below.

WHO: Cooper Middle School 8th Graders

WHEN:  Thursday, June 9, 2022 (after Field Day events) (rain or shine)

WHERE:  Cooper Middle School track & field behind the school

TICKETS: Please purchase your $30 ticket HERE by May 31st             

8th Grade Celebration Volunteers

Laptop & Charger Collection 

Student laptops and chargers will be collected from the 7th-grade students in their Block 4 class on Wednesday, June 8th prior to attending the D.C. field trip. 8th-grade students will turn in their laptops & chargers on Thursday, June 9th in their Block 4 class prior to the start of field day. Please have your child remove any stickers that have been placed on the laptop prior to the turn-in date.

If your child has lost/ misplaced one of these items, you will need to go to MySchoolBucks to pay the replacement fee(s). The replacement cost for the device charger is $28 and the laptop replacement fee is $472.

If your child will not attend school during laptop collection or has submitted an extended absence request, please have them turn in their laptop and charger prior to or on their last day for this school year. Laptops and chargers should be returned to Mr. Dabbondanza in room 125. 

Students who will be taking an FCPS summer learning course may keep their laptop until the course is completed and return them to Cooper MS at that time. More information on how to return a laptop over the summer will be posted on our website and communicated to students through email soon. Please visit our website and check email regularly to stay current with school updates.

Cooper Celebrations

We continue to celebrate our Cooper students.  Please feel free to submit your celebration HERE.

 

At the 2022 NVSE fair competition, Kriesh Tivare, a 7th grade student, won 1st place in his division and moving on to the national level of the competition, Broadcom Masters. 

Medications in the Health Room

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school.  Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.  It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian.  Medication cannot be sent home with your student. 

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.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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

8th Grade Party Update

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Purchase 8th Grade Party Tickets on Friday with Cash or Check

We are offering a 1-day opportunity to purchase 8th Grade Party tickets using cash or check (made out to Cooper PTO) tomorrow (Friday) during lunches.  Please send cash or a check with your student if you prefer to purchase tickets this way.

Alternatively, you can still purchase tickets online through next Tuesday (see below for details).

Purchase 8th Grade Party Tickets Online

TICKETS: Please purchase your $30 ticket here by May 31st             

Problem with Pay4SchoolStuff?  Here is some information that can help.

If you have joined the PTA, then you should have a P4SS account, even if you have to reset your password.  If you haven’t ever signed up for anything, then you have to follow the instructions to create an account. 

Sign Up for an Account:  Click on the “Home” link close to the top of the screen.  You should see “Add a New Student to Your Account:” on this Home screen.  You can add in your student here—enter his/her name and grade and choose “VA”, “Fairfax” and “Cooper Middle” from the drop down menus.  Then, you should be able to click on the “Cart” button on the top left of the page and it will take you back to the Cart to complete the check-out process.  Your student should now show up in the drop-down where you have to select a student name. 

8th Grade Party Details

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style! Our celebration will include a DJ, a raffle for prizes, lunch with a sweet treat, and a surprise commemorative gift!

WHO: Cooper Middle School 8th Graders

WHEN:  Thursday, June 9, 2022 (after Field Day events) (rain or shine)

WHERE:  Cooper Middle School track & field behind the school

Volunteer or Donate Water for the 8th Grade Party

VOLUNTEER: If you would like to help, please check out our Sign-Up Genius:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48aeaa2aa31-cooper

Only have time to hydrate our 8th graders? Click her to donate waterhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48aeaa2aa31-8thgrade

Field Day Volunteers Needed – June 9th

Field Day is back and we need your help!  Please consider volunteering from 7:30-11:15 on Thursday, June 9th.  See you then!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a45afa62fa0f58-volunteer

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

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Upcoming Key Dates

Friday, June 3rd: SCA Movie Night

Wednesday, June 8th: 7th & 8th Grade Field Trips

Thursday, June 9th: Cooper Field Day (Morning) and 8th End of Year Party (Afternoon)

Friday, June 10th: Last Day of School - 2hr early dismissal

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

This large scale event requires many volunteers from the Cooper Community in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience.  

When is Field Day:  Thursday, June 9th 

How long:  We need people who are available from 7:30am - 11:15am

What will I do:  Volunteers will run a variety of actives.  Detailed descriptions and instructions will be provided.  

How many volunteers are needed:  We need roughly 20 people to help make this event successful for our students.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to help!

How to sign up: Field Day 2022 Volunteers 

Questions?  Please email Kristin Sandridge at [email protected]

8th Grade End of Year Party - Volunteers & Donations Needed

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in-style, the End of Year Party, hosted by the PTO,  is on Wednesday, June 9th. Our celebration will include a DJ, a raffle for prizes, lunch with a sweet treat, and a surprise commemorative gift!

We are in need of volunteers and donations of water bottles.  Please consider signing up at the appropriate link(s) below.

WHO: Cooper Middle School 8th Graders

WHEN:  Thursday, June 9, 2022 (after Field Day events) (rain or shine)

WHERE:  Cooper Middle School track & field behind the school

TICKETS: Please purchase your $30 ticket HERE by May 31st             

8th Grade Celebration Volunteers

Water Bottle Donations

Family Movie Night – New Date: June 3rd!

Due to the inclement weather, the Movie Night originally planned for May 13th has been rescheduled for Friday, June 3rd.  If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend on the new date, please contact Aubrey Midgley ([email protected]).  

If you haven't purchased tickets and are interested in attending on June 3rd,  you may purchase tickets HERE.

COOPER SCA - MOVIE NIGHT

Who: Cooper MS Students & Families

What: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

When: Friday, May 13th

Where:  Cooper's "Backyard" (the field behind the school)

Cost:  $10 for family tickets to include ALL of your family members (note: service charge will be added in your Cart) 

There are individual tickets available for $5, but please note that an individual student attending the event must be chaperoned by a parent in another family.  Every student must be accompanied by an adult.

This is NOT a drop-off event.  All students must be accompanied by an adult! 

**Optional Domino's Pizzas available for advance purchase on-line. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR MOVIE NIGHT

Lunch - Renovation Menu

The Cooper kitchen will be renovated this summer, in order to complete the work in time for the new school year, the kitchen will close on Wednesday, May 25th and we will be serving cold meals.

The last day for hot meals was Tuesday, May 24th.

Because lunches will be ordered from a central kitchen, it is helpful to know how many meals to plan for. 

Please complete this one question form based on how your student will have lunch for a majority of the remainder of the school year (51% of their remaining lunches at Cooper). 

The chart below is the menu. All four options will be available each day. Students' lunch location will not change, only the kitchen will be closed for food prep.

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.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

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 should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.

Cooper Celebrations

We continue to celebrate our Cooper students.  Please feel free to submit your celebration HERE.

Science Olympiad:

Congratulations to Cooper’s Science Olympiad team.  They finished an impressive 13th in the country at the National Science Olympiad competition on May 14th.  We are so proud of all of our team!!  The following students placed in the top 10 nationally in their events:

  • 9th Place:
    • Tayne Han and Brendan Li in Ornithology
    • Nathan Liang and Risha Potluri in Green Generation
  • 8th Place:
    • Mia Tripathi, Ella Zhang and Tara Bansal in Experimental Design
    • Nathan Liang and Nishka Shah in Food Science
  • 5th Place Medal:
    • Sohil Kadam and Justin Kim in Crime Busters
  • 4th Place Medal:
    • Jack Gao and Sidh Jaddu in Digital Structures
    • Tayne Han and Brendan Li in Rocks and Minerals
    • Matthew Kim and Ellie Wen in Write It/CAD It
  • 3rd Place Medal:
    • Tara Bansal and Iris Liu in Ping Pong Parachute
  • 2nd Place Medal:
    • Daniella Wu and Eshaan Sombhatta in Disease Detectives

What an impressive showing for an impressive group of students!!  Congrats again!!

Debate Team:

We are so proud of these 8th graders today at our last Debate tournament this year!

Individual speaker awards:

  • Risha Potluri – 14th place
  • Caitlin Hayes – 12th place

 

Team awards:

  • Armaan Sethi & Reema Patel – 10th place
  • Caitlin Hayes & Risha Potluri – 4th place 

Model UN:

Thanks and congratulations to all Model UN team members for their commitment and participation in several competitive conferences this year, both in-person and virtual! Our team grew close in weekly meetings and weekend conferences - especially during our overnight trip to William and Mary to participate in the annual WMIDMUN conference. Members showed consistent growth in their confidence and ability to discuss and debate significant global issues. This was our most consistent, committed group we’ve had, and we’re looking forward to the leadership our rising 8th graders will provide to our new members next year!

WordMasters Challenge:

Cooper Middle School Eighth Graders recently earned Highest Honors in the 2020-2022 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually. The eighth grade team scored an impressive 181 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing tenth in the nation. 

The eighth graders also placed ninth nationally in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 536 points out of a possible 600.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, students at Cooper Middle School who achieved outstanding results in the last meet of the year include eighth graders Caroline Mayer, Samuel Mishulovich, Mia Tripathi and Meredith Yu.

The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships.  Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. 

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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 5/18

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SOL Scores

On Tuesday, students received an email from Cooper’s Test Coordinator, Courtney Derr, with their SOL scores for reading, math and Science (for 8th graders).  These are not official score reports; official score reports will be posted in SIS or mailed home over the summer.

Action Item - Renovation Menu

The Cooper kitchen will be renovated this summer, in order to complete the work in time for the new school year, the kitchen will close on Wednesday, May 25th and we will be serving cold meals.

The last day for hot meals will be Tuesday, May 24th.

Because lunches will be ordered from a central kitchen, it is helpful to know how many meals to plan for. 

Please complete this one question form based on how your student will have lunch for a majority of the remainder of the school year (51% of their remaining lunches at Cooper). 

The chart below is the menu. All four options will be available each day. Students' lunch location will not change, only the kitchen will be closed for food prep.

7th Grade Parents

Field trip forms went home with your student for their trip to the National Mall. Please discuss this trip as a family and return the forms to school as soon as you can for a final count. 

Late Buses / Afterschool Program

With just a few weeks left of the after school program for the school year, we want to remind parents of late bus day dismissal procedures.  If students are being picked up by a car, parents must arrive by 5:20 p.m. to pick up their child.  Students will confirm rides with parents after the first session ends at 3:30 to ensure a timely pick up.  If a ride is unable to report to Cooper by 5:20 p.m., the student will be placed on the late bus and communicate with their parent.

*Late buses end on May 26th

Collecting Donations for Ukraine 

Items most needed include food such as granola bars, medicines such as Tylenol, first aid kits/equipment, and military items like tactical backpacks and gloves.  A longer list can be found here: https://www.standrewuoc.org/.  Donations will be collected until May 27th.  All supplies will be delivered to a central location to be packaged and sent directly to refugees.  

Family Movie Night – New Date: June 3rd!

Due to the inclement weather, the Movie Night originally planned for May 13th has been rescheduled for Friday, June 3rd.  If you have purchased tickets and are unable to attend on the new date, please contact Aubrey Midgley ([email protected]).  

If you haven't purchased tickets and are interested in attending on June 3rd,  you may purchase tickets HERE.

COOPER SCA - MOVIE NIGHT

Who: Cooper MS Students & Families

What: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

When: Friday, May 13th

Where:  Cooper's "Backyard" (the field behind the school)

Cost:  $10 for family tickets to include ALL of your family members (note: service charge will be added in your Cart) 

There are individual tickets available for $5, but please note that an individual student attending the event must be chaperoned by a parent in another family.  Every student must be accompanied by an adult.

This is NOT a drop-off event.  All students must be accompanied by an adult! 

**Optional Domino's Pizzas available for advance purchase on-line. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR MOVIE NIGHT

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

This large scale event requires many volunteers from the Cooper Community in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience.  

When is Field Day:  Thursday, June 9th 

How long:  We need people who are available from 8:00-11:30am

What will I do:  Volunteers will run a variety of actives.  Detailed descriptions and instructions will be provided.  

How many volunteers are needed:  We need roughly 20 people to help make this event successful for our students.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to help!

How to sign up and ask questions?  Please email Kristin Sandridge at [email protected]

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.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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

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Family Movie Night Friday, May 13th

Cooper Middle School’s Student Council Association (SCA) has organized a Movie Night open to all Cooper students and families.

Cooper MS Students & Families

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Friday, May 13th (With the potential for rain, a decision will be made to proceed or postpone and communicated by 2:00 p.m. on Friday)

Cooper's "Backyard" (the field behind the school). Bring a blanket and / or lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the movie.

$10 for family tickets to include ALL of your family members.

A limited amount of pizza (pie and slice) will be available for purchase at the event. If you pre-ordered pizza, we will have your pie ready for pickup. Kona Ice truck will be onsite for purchase. The SCA will also be selling snacks and candy.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR MOVIE NIGHT

Collecting Donations for Ukraine 

Items most needed include food such as granola bars, medicines such as Tylenol, first aid kits/equipment, and military items like tactical backpacks and gloves.  A longer list can be found here: https://www.standrewuoc.org/.  Donations will be collected until May 27th.  All supplies will be delivered to a central location to be packaged and sent directly to refugees.  

Field Day Volunteers Needed!

This large scale event requires many volunteers from the Cooper Community in order for everyone to have a safe and fun experience.  

When is Field Day:  Thursday, June 9th 

How long:  We need people who are available from 8:00-11:30am

What will I do:  Volunteers will run a variety of actives.  Detailed descriptions and instructions will be provided.  

How many volunteers are needed:  We need roughly 20 people to help make this event successful for our students.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to help!

How to sign up and ask questions?  Please email Kristin Sandridge at [email protected]

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.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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

Last chance for tickets

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Last Chance for Sky Zone tickets Tickets must be purchased by NOON TODAY (5/5) Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Don’t forget to complete the online waiver as well!

Click here for online waiver

Cooper MS Student Event at Sky Zone

COOPER SCA - SKY ZONE EVENT

Sky Zone will be open to ONLY Cooper Middle Students.

Who? Cooper MS 7th & 8th Grade Students 

When? Thursday, May 5th @ 6-8pm

Where?  Sky Zone Sterling, 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165

Cost?  $20 per student includes Sky Zone admission (note: service charge will be added in your Cart)**

**Optional Chick-Fil-A sandwich available for advance purchase online. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Cooper Movie Night  

Cooper Middle School’s Student Council Association (SCA) has organized a Movie Night open to all Cooper students and families.

COOPER SCA - MOVIE NIGHT

Cooper MS Students & Families

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

Friday, May 13th

Cooper's "Backyard" (the field behind the school)

$10 for family tickets to include ALL of your family members.

Optional Domino's Pizzas available for advance purchase on-line. Kona Ice truck will be onsite for purchase.

BUY TICKETS HERE FOR MOVIE NIGHT

The end of year will be a busy time with the following events. Please keep an eye on your inbox for more information regarding:

June 8th - 7th Grade Field Trip to the National Mall

                 8th Grade Field Trip to Kings Dominion 

June 9th - Field Day 

                 8th Grade Party (after Field Day events)

June 10th - Last Day of School and 2 Hour Early Release 

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Cooper News 5/4

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TICKET SALES CLOSE TONIGHT 5/4!

Cooper MS Student Event at Sky Zone

COOPER SCA - SKY ZONE EVENT

Sky Zone will be open to ONLY Cooper Middle Students.

Who? Cooper MS 7th & 8th Grade Students 

When? Thursday, May 5th @ 6-8pm

Where?  Sky Zone Sterling, 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165

Cost?  $20 per student includes Sky Zone admission (note: service charge will be added in your Cart)**

**Optional Chick-Fil-A sandwich available for advance purchase online. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

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.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Collecting Donations for Ukraine 

Items most needed include food such as granola bars, medicines such as Tylenol, first aid kits/equipment, and military items like tactical backpacks and gloves.  A longer list can be found here: https://www.standrewuoc.org/.  Donations will be collected until May 27th.  All supplies will be delivered to a central location to be packaged and sent directly to refugees.  

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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 4/27

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Rising 9th Grade Parents Welcome! 

The final Langley HS PTSA General Membership Meeting & Principal’s Coffee of the school year will be on Wednesday, May 4th in the Lecture Hall at Langley HS.  Principal Greer’s Q&A will start at 9:00am immediately followed by the PTSA meeting at 9:30am.  Parents of rising LHS 9th graders are invited to attend to connect with other Langley parents and hear about what is going on at Langley.  Park behind the building in the bus loop area for easy access through Door 9. 

Pine Springs Book Drive

The SCA is sponsoring a book drive for Pine Springs Elementary.

The collection period will be April 11th-29th, donations can be brought to the front office. Donated books count for service hours.

Tickets on Sale NOW! Cooper MS Student Event at Sky Zone

COOPER SCA - SKY ZONE EVENT

Who? Cooper MS 7th & 8th Grade Students 

When? Thursday, May 5th @ 6-8pm

Where?  Sky Zone Sterling, 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165

Cost?  $20 per student includes Sky Zone admission (note: service charge will be added in your Cart)**

**Optional Chick-Fil-A sandwich available for advance purchase online. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Update to In-School Optional COVID-19Testing

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified  as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status information indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine). More than 80% of residents have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicates that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 Vaccinations are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS has discontinued the following prevention strategies as of April 22, 2022: 

  • Optional weekly screening testing for all schools 
  • Diagnostic testing for symptomatic students and staff at FCPS drive-through sites

If students or employees have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing - Fairfax County Health Department offers COVID-19 testing at various sites throughout the county.
  • At-Home Test Kits - Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 
  • Test-To-Stay Program - In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we navigate through the end stages of the pandemic.

Online Tutoring Service Now Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students are able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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

Basketball Game

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are looking forward to the Cooper versus Longfellow Basketball Game tonight at McLean HS!  Both schools are equally excited to come back together again and reengage in school traditions. 

If attending the game, please see important information below:

  • Doors open at McLean HS at 5:00 PM.  The game will run from 6:00 PM – approximately 8:00 PM.
  • Each school has a separate entrance and exit.  All Cooper participants will enter through Door 10 located at the back side of the school and exit through Door 1 at the front of the school door at the end of the game.
  • Your student will text or call you mid-way through 3rd quarter so you can time your return Mclean High School.
  • There will be a concession stand to purchase snacks. 
  • We will dismiss promptly at the conclusion of the game.
  • Students are expected to comply with the Students Responsibilities and Rights.  Any behavior issues will require a student to be removed from the game and a parent called for pick up.
  • With multiple athletic activities underway tonight, please park in the first two lots closest to door 1.  

Again, we are so excited to return to this event and look forward to a great game!

 Sincerely

Alex Taylor, Cooper MS After School Program Specialist

Volunteers NEEDED

If you available to volunteer with the PTO, please sign up with this link

Tickets on Sale NOW! Cooper MS Student Event at Sky Zone

COOPER SCA - SKY ZONE EVENT

Who? Cooper MS 7th & 8th Grade Students 

When? Thursday, May 5th @ 6-8pm

Where?  Sky Zone Sterling, 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165

Cost?  $20 per student includes Sky Zone admission (note: service charge will be added in your Cart)**

**Optional Chick-Fil-A sandwich available for advance purchase online. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

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 4/20

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Cooper/Longfellow Game April 21 6-8pm

Tickets for the Cooper/Longfellow Game are being sold in ALL lunches. Tickets are $5 and will not be sold at the door. The game is at Mclean HS Thursday 4/21 6PM-8PM. Doors open at 5PM. 

If you would like to volunteer with the PTO, please sign up with this link

Third Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6 am. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card was sent home today, Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

After School Program Survey

The Fairfax County After-School Program is requesting parents to complete a fast survey as an important component of the after-school program evaluation and critical for future funding.

Responses allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program and help drive program improvement and quality. 

All survey responses are due by April 22, 2022

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2SY3B

This Survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee. Seal Approval Number 22224.

TJHSST Bioinformatics Society is hosting its annual BioCode competition on Saturday 4/23, with over $1000 in prizes! To register and learn more, please go to tinyurl.com/biocode-2022, while logged into a personal non-FCPS Google account.

Beyond the Water Bottle: Minimizing Microplastic Pollution in the Marine Environment

April 26, 7:00-8:00pm EST (click to register)

Open to all Teachers, Students & Families!

Join us as we explore the growing problem of microplastic pollution in the marine environment with guest speaker Meredith Evans Seeley who will share her insights and research on this topic, what's being done about it and how we can play a role. Meredith will also share what inspired her to pursue this career pathway. The session will include Q & A.

 

Online Tutoring Service Now Available

FCPS students have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Student participation is optional, and parents/guardians can opt their student(s) out of accessing the services. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students are able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

Pine Springs Book Drive

The SCA is sponsoring a book drive for Pine Springs Elementary.

The collection period will be April 11th-29th, donations can be brought to the front office. Donated books count for service hours.

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

Gather your friends and attend as a group!

Former Stanford dean and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims explains why our culture of over-parenting is hurting our children and making them ill-equipped for college and adulthood.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, How to Raise an Adult is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

This FREE program takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/

Brought to you through a partnership between the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School. 

Tickets on Sale NOW! Cooper MS Student Event at Sky Zone

COOPER SCA - SKY ZONE EVENT

Who? Cooper MS 7th & 8th Grade Students 

When? Thursday, May 5th @ 6-8pm

Where?  Sky Zone Sterling, 21070 Southbank Street, Sterling, VA 20165

Cost?  $20 per student includes Sky Zone admission (note: service charge will be added in your Cart)**

**Optional Chick-Fil-A sandwich available for advance purchase online. Other food and drinks will be available for CASH purchase at the event.

BUY TICKETS HERE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

Staff Recognition

The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story below, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees.

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 4/13

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Third Quarter Report Cards CORRECTION 

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6 am. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will be sent home on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

SEL Screener

This year, FCPS is administering the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener to students.  The first administration for middle school students was in October, and the spring administration for Cooper will be on Wednesday, April 20th during block 4.  In order to ensure clarity around participation, enrolling parents listed SIS received an email from Cooper’s School Test Coordinator, Courtney Derr, on April 11th with their child’s Screener status.  Please review the email carefully.  Additional information about the SEL Screener is available on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/node/43892.

Cooper/Longfellow Game, April 21 

Tickets for the Cooper/Longfellow Game are being sold in ALL lunches. Tickets are $5 and will not be sold at the door. The game is at Mclean HS Thursday 4/21 6PM-8PM. Doors open at 5PM. 

Pine Springs Book Drive

The SCA is sponsoring a book drive for Pine Springs Elementary.

The collection period will be April 11th-29th, donations can be brought to the front office. Donated books count for service hours.

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

Gather your friends and attend as a group!

Former Stanford dean and New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult Julie Lythcott-Haims explains why our culture of over-parenting is hurting our children and making them ill-equipped for college and adulthood.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings, How to Raise an Adult is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

This FREE program takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/

Brought to you through a partnership between the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School. 

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

Back from Spring Break

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Important parent notifications are being sent this week as we return from spring break.  Enrolling parents listed in SIS will be receiving an email from Cooper’s School Test Coordinator, Courtney Derr, about their child’s SEL Screener status.  Please read the email carefully and reach out to your child’s counselor with any questions.  Later this week, parents will receive a notification of SOL testing that will be happening in May.  Some families will also be receiving letters about their student’s current academic standing and potential opportunities for summer enrichment.

Third Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable   Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4pm until Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6 am. After April 16, 3rd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will be sent home on Friday, April 15, 2022.

Pine Springs Book Drive

The SCA is sponsoring a book drive for Pine Springs Elementary.

The collection period will be April 11th-29th, donations can be brought to the front office. 

Partnership with Tutor.com

We are excited to share a great opportunity that will soon be available to all FCPS students!  By mid-April, students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. More information about this service can be reviewed on the FCPS website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022.  Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. If a parent/guardian does not want their student(s) to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via SIS ParentVUE or return their form to Cooper by April 11, 2022. If you would like your student to have access to tutor.com, no action is required. 

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 30th

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As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar

The Cooper office will not be open during spring break. If you require building access, please contact Aubrey Midgley to make arrangements.  

Partnership with Tutor.com

We are excited to share a great opportunity that will soon be available to all FCPS students!  By mid-April, students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. More information about this service can be reviewed on the FCPS website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022.  Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. If a parent/guardian does not want their student(s) to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via SIS ParentVUE or return their form to Cooper by April 11, 2022. If you would like your student to have access to tutor.com, no action is required. 

Pine Springs Book Drive

The SCA is sponsoring a book drive for Pine Springs Elementary.

The collection period will be April 11th-29th, donations can be brought to the front office. 

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 23rd

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As a reminder, students will be dismissed two hours early on Thursday, March 31, the last day of the third quarter. Friday, April 1, is a teacher workday and a holiday for students. April 4-8 is spring break. Schools and school offices will be closed. See the complete 2021-22 school year calendar.

Partnership with Tutor.com

We are excited to share a great opportunity that will soon be available to all FCPS students!  By mid-April, students will have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. 

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends. More information about this service can be reviewed on the FCPS website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning mid-April, 2022.  Students will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless a parent/guardian submits an opt-out request. If a parent/guardian does not want their student(s) to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via SIS ParentVUE or return their form to Cooper by April 11, 2022. If you would like your student to have access to tutor.com, no action is required. 

2022-2023 Academic Advising Updates

All our students had a chance to meet with their school counselor individually to finalize their course requests for next year. Students and parents can view their course requests in their SIS account under the Course Request tab. 

Please note the following important items and feel free to contact your child's school counselor for any questions. 

  • This list is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses requested in the Student Information System.
  • Music Courses - Students who have signed up for the music courses (Band, Orchestra and Chorus) will initially be placed in the intermediate level until director auditions/placements have been completed. Please know that music directors will work with counselors to make the appropriate updates. 

CMS Academic Advising Website

Reach out with any questions. 

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

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Cooper News March 16th

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2022-2023 Academic Advising Updates

All our students had a chance to meet with their school counselor individually to finalize their course requests for next year. Students and parents can view their course requests in their SIS account under the Course Request tab. 

Please note the following important items and feel free to contact your child's school counselor for any questions. 

  • This list is NOT a schedule, but a confirmation of the courses requested in the Student Information System.
  • Music Courses - Students who have signed up for the music courses (Band, Orchestra and Chorus) will initially be placed in the intermediate level until director auditions/placements have been completed. Please know that music directors will work with counselors to make the appropriate updates. 

CMS Academic Advising Website

Reach out with any questions. 

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Laura Wiley, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Keyosha Lewis, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

SCC Book Talk on How to Raise an Adult

In anticipation of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims’ April visit to McLean to present the talk, “Throw out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids,” McLean psychologists Heather Tedesco, PhD, and Melissa Sporn, PhD, will host a virtual parent book club on Julie’s most-acclaimed book, How to Raise an Adult on Friday, March 18, at noon. Dr. Tedesco and Dr. Sporn will share their thoughts on the aspects of the book that are especially relevant to families in our area. Click here to purchase the book from bookshop.org, which can connect you with a local bookstore anywhere in the country. 

 Find the Zoom link on our website just prior to the event.

Julie Lythcott-Haims, NYT Best-Selling Author of 

How to Raise an Adult returns to McLean on April 26th!

 

Back by popular demand, former Stanford dean and New York Times best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims presents “Throw Out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids.”

 

This FREE program, sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition and The Potomac School, takes place April 26th from 7-9pm at Temple Rodef Shalom. It’s open to all, but space is limited and registration is required.  Visit the Safe Community Coalition website for more information and registration:  http://mcleanscc.org/.

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 9th

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Langley Pyramid Art Show

Student art will be displayed at the McLean Project for the Arts.

Cooper Middle Opening is March 10th, 5:00-6:30.

College Partnership Program

Please click on this flyer or use the QR code to complete the online application. The application is due by March 11, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Wiley.

For more information on the CPP, please review the website.

Langley Volunteer Opportunity 

The Ethics Day Committee needs your help to facilitate an all-day program on March 16th for almost 500 seniors!  If you are a parent of an underclassman, please consider volunteering for this rewarding event (friends and neighbors welcome!), no experience needed.

Ethics Day encourages seniors to determine their own ethical framework and equips them with decision-making tools they can use in life after high school when confronting ethical dilemmas.  Speakers present situations in three different modules and the volunteers encourage dialog among the seniors in small-group table discussions.

You can find more information and sign up here or contact Danica Alink.

SCC Book Talk on How to Raise an Adult

In anticipation of best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims’ April visit to McLean to present the talk, “Throw out the Checklisted Childhood: Tips and Strategies for Raising Successful Kids,” McLean psychologists Heather Tedesco, PhD, and Melissa Sporn, PhD, will host a virtual parent book club on Julie’s most-acclaimed book, How to Raise an Adult on Friday, March 18, at noon. Dr. Tedesco and Dr. Sporn will share their thoughts on the aspects of the book that are especially relevant to families in our area. Click here to purchase the book from bookshop.org, which can connect you with a local bookstore anywhere in the country. 

 Find the Zoom link on our website just prior to the event.

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 should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.

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