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Calendar Reminder

Thursday, January 26th and Friday, January 27th  - Professional Development Days - No School for Students

The complete FCPS calendar is available.

2nd Quarter Report Cards

SIS ParentVue and SIS StudentVue Gradebook and Report Card Modules will be unavailable Wednesday, January 25 at 4:00 PM until Monday, February 6 at 6:00 AM in order for teachers to finalize second quarter grades. After February 6, 2nd Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be provided to them on Friday, February 10th during 7th block .

Second Semester Schedules

Second semester student schedules will be distributed on Monday, January 30th, during Block 2. Students will receive an email on Friday, January  27th with their block 2 course and room number (in case it has changed). Also, schedules are available to review online through SIS. There will be no changes for yearlong courses. Only semester-long courses will change depending on students' elective course requests and alternates. If students see an error in their schedule, please have your student email their counselor as soon as possible. An example of an error is a missing class or 2 classes in the same period. 

For those of you who would like to request a schedule change, there will be a link to a Google Form on the paper copy of your schedule you will receive on January 30th.

FCPS Summer Learning

The FCPS Online Campus summer course registration is now open for eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Keyosha Lewis, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Laura Wiley, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Scholastic Art Awards

Three Cooper students have earned recognition in the Scholastic Art Recognition Program. 

Silver and Gold Key will be exhibited at Norther Virginia Community College. Gold Key earners will be sent to compete at the national level. 

Kristen Han

Racing For A Better Future

Drawing & Illustration Honorable Mention 

Krish Seonie

The Solitude

Mixed Media Silver Key 

Krish Seonie

Grundy

Mixed Media Honorable Mention

Renee Shi

American Dream

Film & Animation Gold Key

Renee Shi

Weeping In Hijab

Digital Art Silver Key

Dranesville Strategic Planning Community Forum February 4, 9:00-10:30

Adults only-childcare provided with registration

Please join Elaine Tholen for the Dranesville District in-person Strategic Planning Community Forum. Help shape the division’s future for the next few years!

WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 9- 10:30a.m.

WHERE: Spring Hill Elementary School Cafeteria

Please register here. Child care and language interpretation will be provided at this event, and sign up is through the registration link.

These Community Forums  provide families, students, staff, and community members with an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ new Strategic Plan. The goal is to have the final strategic plan by June 2023. Learn more about our strategic planning process here. If you can’t join the Dranesville Forum, please check out the schedule of Community Forums, including several virtual options, and register for one that is most convenient for you.

What Happens at a Strategic Planning Community Forum?

  • Community Forums will provide families, students, staff, and community members with an opportunity to review student achievement, access, and perception data and identify both strengths and challenges within the data.
  • Working in small groups, participants will use research-based goals as a framework to transition their observations into recommended goals for the strategic plan that are focused on our desired future state for students.
  • As a culminating activity, participants will identify the one guarantee they would like FCPS to make regarding our students’ education.
  • The data from the Community Forums will be synthesized and that information will be shared with the Core Planning Team to incorporate those recommendations into finalized strategic plan goals.

What Can I Do to Prepare?

It's not necessary to do anything in advance. We want you to bring your thoughts and experiences to the discussion. If you'd like to review in advance, the data reports shared at the Community Forums are available on the Strategic Planning website.

STEM Essay Contest

Deadline for entries February 10th.

The McLean AAUW (American Association of University Women) is hosting an Essay Contest. The STEM Essay Contest challenges 7th and 8th students to discover and publicize women including women of color who made a difference in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, but who received little or no recognition for their contributions while they were alive. Strong preference is given to essays about women who are not well known even today. Each student is asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words to describe one woman's contribution to STEM, discuss the impact, and clearly state why he or she picked that woman. We will award four prizes: First Place ($100), Second Place ($50), and Honorable Mention (2 Prizes, each $25). MOre information is available on the McLean AAUW website.

Free After School Program Old Firehouse Center

The Old Firehouse offers members FREE programs during after-school hours. To become a member or to renew a membership, see Membership and Policies.

Mondays-Fridays, 2:30-6 p.m., when Fairfax County Public Schools are in session.

Come when you can to hang out after school with your friends at a place that offers experiences you'll remember for a lifetime. The Old Firehouse is a safe, friendly alternative to staying home alone.

The After School Program includes:

  1. Snack and drink
  2. Crafts and Games
  3. Computer Lab
  4. Various Clubs
  5. Sports
  6. Homework Assistance
  7. Trips to: laser tag, mini golf, paintball, go-carting, and much more!

If you are interested in this program, Cooper requires a permission form to be signed by parent and student. The Old Firehouse Center requires a Participant Contract

Rising 8th grade course registration timeline for SY2023-2024: Rising 9th grade course registration timeline for Langley SY2023-2024

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

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STEM Essay Contest

Deadline for entries February 10th.

The McLean AAUW (American Association of University Women) is hosting an Essay Contest. The STEM Essay Contest challenges 7th and 8th students to discover and publicize women including women of color who made a difference in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, but who received little or no recognition for their contributions while they were alive. Strong preference is given to essays about women who are not well known even today. Each student is asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words to describe one woman's contribution to STEM, discuss the impact, and clearly state why he or she picked that woman. We will award four prizes: First Place ($100), Second Place ($50), and Honorable Mention (2 Prizes, each $25). MOre information is available on the McLean AAUW website.

Free After School Program Old Firehouse Center

The Old Firehouse offers members FREE programs during after-school hours. To become a member or to renew a membership, see Membership and Policies.

Mondays-Fridays, 2:30-6 p.m., when Fairfax County Public Schools are in session.

Come when you can to hang out after school with your friends at a place that offers experiences you'll remember for a lifetime. The Old Firehouse is a safe, friendly alternative to staying home alone.

The After School Program includes:

  1. Snack and drink
  2. Crafts and Games
  3. Computer Lab
  4. Various Clubs
  5. Sports
  6. Homework Assistance
  7. Trips to: laser tag, mini golf, paintball, go-carting, and much more!

If you are interested in this program, Cooper requires a permission form to be signed by parent and student. The Old Firehouse Center requires a Participant Contract

SCA is hosting a Bake Sale on January 18th and 19th during A and B Session in Gym-1. All proceeds are going to the Ukraine Red Cross. Anyone interested in providing treats for the bake sale is welcome to bring in their goods to the front office no earlier than January 17th. Please tape an ingredients list to your goods so we can showcase allergen information. We'd appreciate it if you'd sign up using our Sign Up Genius, which you can click on here. We encourage students to swing by and purchase snacks for a great cause! Prices will range around $1. Thank you for your involvement!

Rising 8th grade course registration timeline for SY2023-2024: Rising 9th grade course registration timeline for Langley SY2023-2024

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

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Cooper Families,

Please join me in congratulating our Assistant Principal, Mike Rath.  He has been promoted to Assistant Principal at Madison High School in FCPS, returning to the high school where he started his career!  Mr. Rath’s contributions to Cooper are vast and he will be greatly missed.  Mr. Rath’s last day is Friday, January 20 and we will welcome back Marti Jo Jackson as the Interim Assistant Principal until a new AP is hired.   Mrs. Jackson filled in at Cooper last year intermittently and is excited to return to support our community for a short time.  As a retired FCPS principal, Mrs. Jackson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. All calendars are available on the FCPS website.

Registration is open from February 1 to June 9, 2023.

Students can register online by visiting the CTE Summer Academy website and clicking on the register button.

Rising 8th grade course registration timeline for SY2023-2024: Rising 9th grade course registration timeline for Langley SY2023-2024

SCA is hosting a Bake Sale on January 18th and 19th during A and B Session in Gym-1. All proceeds are going to the Ukraine Red Cross. Anyone interested in providing treats for the bake sale is welcome to bring in their goods to the front office no earlier than January 17th. Please tape an ingredients list to your goods so we can showcase allergen information. We'd appreciate it if you'd sign up using our Sign Up Genius, which you can click on here. We encourage students to swing by and purchase snacks for a great cause! Prices will range around $1. Thank you for your involvement!

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

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Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

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2023-24 School Year Course Selections

Cooper PTO meeting discussing the Langley HS course selection process with Principal Greer and DSS Braden Peterson will be held in the Cooper Cafeteria on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00AM.

New Parent Series Word Masters Highest Honors achieved 

A team representing Cooper Middle School achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually. The eighth grade team scored an impressive 173 points out of a possible 200 in the first of three meets this year, placing eighth in the nation.

Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, students from Cooper Middle School who achieved outstanding results in the meet include Shveta Sunkar.  Competing in the Blue Division, eighth grader Sivani Vemur also achieved outstanding results. The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by the grade 8 English teachers. 

SCA is hosting a Bake Sale on January 18th and 19th during A and B Session in Gym-1. All proceeds are going to the Ukraine Red Cross. Anyone interested in providing treats for the bake sale is welcome to bring in their goods to the front office no earlier than January 17th. Please tape an ingredients list to your goods so we can showcase allergen information. We'd appreciate it if you'd sign up using our Sign Up Genius, which you can click on here. We encourage students to swing by and purchase snacks for a great cause! Prices will range around $1. Thank you for your involvement!

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

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Attendance: 703.442.5858 | Student Services: 703.442.5812 | Web | Twitter

Rise Against Hunger

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Please use the updated donation links. 

Dear Cooper MS School Families,

You are encouraged to sign up to volunteer and donate for our annual Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger event. This is a wonderful Langley pyramid tradition, and we would like to ensure our families participate. You remember, we held our last Rise Against Hunger event in February 2020. This event was a huge success and provide a wonderful service learning opportunity for children and adults of all ages.

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools have a group goal to prepare 83,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world.

Donate and help raise money for the event:

Elementary and Middle School students may donate in school January 3-20. High school students should donate directly online. Our goal will be reached if every child donated $5.00.

Each meal costs only 42 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 35 meals; $30 will make over 70 meals and $100 will make nearly 280 meals. You may make your tax-deductible donation today at: https://rah.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=7013Z000002KxzLQAS. When rehydrated, each meal package feeds 5-6 people.  Throughout our efforts, our students will understand how their family’s contribution will help impact nearly 500,000 people.

In order to reach our goal of 83,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 27th.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: https://rah.secure.force.com/events/homepage?id=7013Z000002KxzLQAS and help us Rise Against Hunger

Volunteer for the event: (Sign up opens January 3rd)

Enter your Last Name and Enter "Quantity" as the number of volunteers attending.  If for any reason you need to cancel, please cancel through the Sign-up Genius to make those slots available to other Langley pyramid families. Being a popular Langley pyramid event, please sign up as volunteer slots will fill up quickly.  Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult. On the day of the event, volunteers package meals based on the amount of money raised, so it is recommended that if you wish to volunteer for the event, please make a monetary donation.   

We package meals based on the amount of money raised and our Langley pyramid goal is $35,000 which provides 83,000 meals.  With each meal feeding 5-6 people, this is a wonderful event that impacts over 400,000 individuals around the world and broadens the perspective of our students and families.

Sincerely,

Lisa Barrow

 

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Rise Against Hunger

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Dear Cooper MS School families,

You are encouraged to sign up to volunteer and donate for our annual Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger event. This is a wonderful Langley pyramid tradition, and we would like to ensure our families participate. You remember, we held our last Rise Against Hunger event in February 2020. This event was a huge success and provide a wonderful service learning opportunity for children and adults of all ages.

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, families in the Langley Pyramid are joining together to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid elementary, middle, and high schools have a group goal to prepare 83,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world.

Donate and help raise money for the event:

Elementary and Middle School students may donate in school January 3-20. High school students should donate directly online. Our goal will be reached if every child donated $5.00.

Each meal costs only 42 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 35 meals; $30 will make over 70 meals and $100 will make nearly 280 meals. You may make your tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023. When rehydrated, each meal package feeds 5-6 people.  Throughout our efforts, our students will understand how their family’s contribution will help impact nearly 500,000 people.

In order to reach our goal of 83,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 27th.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023 and help us Rise Against Hunger

Volunteer for the event: (Sign up opens January 3rd)

Enter your Last Name and Enter "Quantity" as the number of volunteers attending.  If for any reason you need to cancel, please cancel through the Sign-up Genius to make those slots available to other Langley pyramid families. Being a popular Langley pyramid event, please sign up as volunteer slots will fill up quickly.  Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by an adult. On the day of the event, volunteers package meals based on the amount of money raised, so it is recommended that if you wish to volunteer for the event, please make a monetary donation.   

We package meals based on the amount of money raised and our Langley pyramid goal is $35,000 which provides 83,000 meals.  With each meal feeding 5-6 people, this is a wonderful event that impacts over 400,000 individuals around the world and broadens the perspective of our students and families.

Sincerely,

Lisa Barrow

 

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We are excited to kick off 2023 and welcome back our students tomorrow!  Our renovation crews have been hard at work over break and we hope to occupy a few new classroom spaces in the coming months! 

Tuesday is an Even Day. Please remind your student to charge their laptop and pack their power cord.  

7th Grade Families! 

Help your student glow in PE!

Preview the Glow. The gym has never looked so cool. 

SCA is hosting a Bake Sale on January 18th and 19th during A and B Session in Gym-1. All proceeds are going to the Ukraine Red Cross. Anyone interested in providing treats for the bake sale is welcome to bring in their goods to the front office no earlier than January 17th. Please tape an ingredients list to your goods so we can showcase allergen information. We'd appreciate it if you'd sign up using our Sign Up Genius, which you can click on here. We encourage students to swing by and purchase snacks for a great cause! Prices will range around $1. Thank you for your involvement!

Thank you! Pine Spring Toy Drive

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

Rise Against Hunger

Dear Cooper Middle School families, 

You are encouraged to sign up to donate and volunteer for our annual Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger event! This is a wonderful Langley pyramid tradition, and we want to ensure that all our families can participate. Our last in-person Rise Against Hunger event was held in February 2020. It was a huge success and provided a wonderful service learning opportunity for all family members.  

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, families in the Langley Pyramid will join together to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid (elementary, middle, and high schools) have a shared goal to prepare 83,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world.  

Donate and help raise money for the event: 

Each student is encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger. Grade level jugs will be in the cafeteria for students to drop their change and make a donation. The collection period is January 3rd-January 20th.  

Each meal costs 42 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 35 meals; $30 will make over 70 meals and $100 will make nearly 280 meals. Families may want to make an End of Year tax deductible donation. You may make your tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023 

In order to reach our goal of 83,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 27th.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023 and help us Rise Against Hunger.  

 Volunteer for the event: (Sign up opens January 3rd!!!) 

About Rise Against Hunger 

Rise Against Hunger is a 4-star rated organization that sends nutrient-rich, dehydrated meal packages to developing countries around the world.  In those countries, the meal packages are delivered to families through the schools.  In developing countries, children may not attend school to receive a formal education, so in part to this program, more children are being encouraged to attend school to receive a hot meal at school and additional meal packages for their families.  As an additional benefit, more children are also receiving a formal education. Click here to learn more about Rise Against Hunger.   

This is a great event for the whole family! Don't miss out.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

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Cooper News 12/14

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Two hour delay schedule

In the event we have increment weather, causing a two hour delay, the bell schedule will be as stated below.

Winter Break Office Hours

December 19-January 2nd

The school office will be closed during winter break. We wish everyone a restful break and look forward to welcoming you back on January 3rd. 

Should you require immediate assistance, please email Administrative Assistant, Aubrey Midgley at, [email protected] or leave a message at, 703-442-5802. 

Please see the 2022-23 FCPS school year calendar for more information. 

P.S. Please bring or send a holiday card to Cooper!  We will display your holiday card on our bulletin board in the main office!  Have a wonderful Winter Break.

Parent Series Part 2

As we approach winter break we would like to provide you with the second parent series video. This video will walk you through how Schoology courses are structured at Cooper and will provide you with a helpful overview of your Schoology parent account. 

There is also a helpful overview of your SIS ParentVue account and an explanation of our school-wide grading comments and a brief review of the after school program. To help you better understand your parent accounts and how you can use them to support your child watch this short video.

7th Grade Families! 

Help your student glow in PE!

Cooper Quiz Bowl Team

The team participated in the online National History Bowl Tournament (Middle School Division) today and won first place!  As the first place team, each member qualified for the International History Olympiad ("IHO") as well.  The IHO will be held in Rome, Italy this summer.  Very exciting!

Attention parents! The yearbook staff needs photos of your student outside of school!

Here is a list of photos are we looking for:

Summer photos

Your student playing sports

Any fun fall or winter activities

Family or friends photos

First day of school photos

Rise Against Hunger

Dear Cooper Middle School families, 

You are encouraged to sign up to donate and volunteer for our annual Langley Pyramid Rise Against Hunger event! This is a wonderful Langley pyramid tradition, and we want to ensure that all our families can participate. Our last in-person Rise Against Hunger event was held in February 2020. It was a huge success and provided a wonderful service learning opportunity for all family members.  

On Saturday, February 4, 2023, families in the Langley Pyramid will join together to help children in need. In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, the Langley pyramid (elementary, middle, and high schools) have a shared goal to prepare 83,000 meal packages for schools and orphanages around the world.  

Donate and help raise money for the event: 

Each student is encouraged to donate loose change or money that they earn and wish to donate to Rise Against Hunger. Grade level jugs will be in the cafeteria for students to drop their change and make a donation. The collection period is January 3rd-January 20th.  

Each meal costs 42 cents to make. For just $15, you can donate over 35 meals; $30 will make over 70 meals and $100 will make nearly 280 meals. Families may want to make an End of Year tax deductible donation. You may make your tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023 

In order to reach our goal of 83,000 meals, the Langley Pyramid needs to raise $35,000 by January 27th.  If your company makes matching contributions, please consider having them join you in making a tax-deductible donation today at: http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/LangleyPyramid2023 and help us Rise Against Hunger.  

 Volunteer for the event: (Sign up opens January 3rd!!!) 

About Rise Against Hunger 

Rise Against Hunger is a 4-star rated organization that sends nutrient-rich, dehydrated meal packages to developing countries around the world.  In those countries, the meal packages are delivered to families through the schools.  In developing countries, children may not attend school to receive a formal education, so in part to this program, more children are being encouraged to attend school to receive a hot meal at school and additional meal packages for their families.  As an additional benefit, more children are also receiving a formal education. Click here to learn more about Rise Against Hunger.   

This is a great event for the whole family! Don't miss out.  Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

Mark your calendars! COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS teachers, staff, and students at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information

SEL Screener - Score Results

Students took the SEL Screener in October and families will be receiving score reports in early January.   There are resources available on the FCPS SEL Screener website that can be accessed here.  If you have any questions about the results of the Screener, please contact your child’s counselor.

AAP Level IV Parent Referrals (7th grade only)

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) for 2023-2024 may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to their Cooper school counselor no later than December 15, 2022

Forms for AAP Level IV referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for AAP Level IV services can be accepted

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at Cooper and is then completed at the central office level. Cooper will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. 

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Cooper News 12/7

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Book Discussion at Langley High School Friday December 9th at 12pm

LHS Psychologist Anna Davis Brown will lead a book discussion on That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life by Ana Homayoun.

Cooper parents are invited to join this book talk highlighting how to help our boys - and girls - get organized and study efficiently so they can visualize, embrace and meet their own goals. Join us at Langley in the Lecture Hall at 12 pm on Fri, Dec 9.

Cooper Book Fair

It's time for the Cooper Book Fair.  We need volunteers for setting up, manning cash registers, and packing up.  Many hands make light work. Thank you for sharing your time with us!

AAP Level IV Parent Referrals (7th grade only)

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) for 2023-2024 may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to their Cooper school counselor no later than December 15, 2022

Forms for AAP Level IV referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for AAP Level IV services can be accepted

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at Cooper and is then completed at the central office level. Cooper will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. 

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Cooper News 11/30

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Cooper Book Fair

It's time for the Cooper Book Fair.  We need volunteers for setting up, manning cash registers, and packing up.  Many hands make light work. Thank you for sharing your time with us!

FLE Opt-Out

Lessons for Human Growth and Development will start on December 12th and will continue until winter break. If you would like to have your student not attend specific lessons, please complete an opt-out form and return it to their PE teacher. 

Pine Spring ES Holiday Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this holiday season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 8th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school. For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.

AAP Level IV Parent Referrals (7th grade only)

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) for 2023-2024 may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to their Cooper school counselor no later than December 15, 2022

Forms for AAP Level IV referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for AAP Level IV services can be accepted

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at Cooper and is then completed at the central office level. Cooper will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. 

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Schools and offices will be closed Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25th. We wish all of our Cooper Community a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Pine Spring ES Holiday Gift Collection

We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this holiday season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 8th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school. For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE.

Cooper Book Fair

It's time for the Cooper Book Fair.  We need volunteers for setting up, manning cash registers, and packing up.  Many hands make light work. Thank you for sharing your time with us!

Parent Advocacy Handbook

The Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee (MSAOC) has created a Parent Advocacy Handbook to provide information and support to families as they navigate the FCPS system for their children. It is designed to be particularly useful for families who may be less familiar with such a large school division and/or with schooling in the U.S.  

The handbook is available on the web in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Korean at:  https://www.fcps.edu/parentadvocacyhandbook

Cooper Quiz Bowl Team Celebration! 

Cooper QB participated in the Thomas Jefferson Novice Academic Tournament (TJNAT) held at TJHSST on Saturday, November 19. There were two teams representing Cooper, one team placed in the Top 10, and the other team took the championship. We are so proud of your representation of Cooper!

AAP Level IV Parent Referrals (7th grade only)

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) for 2023-2024 may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to their Cooper school counselor no later than December 15, 2022

Forms for AAP Level IV referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for AAP Level IV services can be accepted

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at Cooper and is then completed at the central office level. Cooper will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. 

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We were delighted to welcome Dr. Reid to Cooper yesterday.

Picture Retakes

November 17th during lunch.

Annual Book Fair is Coming Soon November 30-December 9

The library will be a bookstore! 

Students will preview the book fair through their English classes starting November 30th, and will be open all school day and after school on Monday Dec. 5th and Wednesdays (Nov. 30th and Dec. 7th). Check to see if your teachers have wish lists available!

Merchandise can be purchased by cash, check or credit/debit card.  All proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase resources and supplies to make the library an even better place for our students. There will also be a candy cane/Jolly Rancher sale to benefit the Native Courtyard Garden fund.

The library, and garden thank you, for your support. Hope to see you there!

*signup for parent volunteers is coming soon.

Socktober Results!

4,048 socks to Bailey's Shelter and Supportive Housing in Falls Church! We want to say a huge thanks for everyone who donated.

Cooper Model UN Team  Conference at George Washington 

The Model UN Team had a great conference at GW this weekend. There were 32 delegates in attendance from Cooper, of those students six earned awards.

- Ryan Minton received the Best Delegate award for his position as Camille Charmoun in The Formation of the UAR committee.

-Sophia Robertson and Emma Zheng received Honorable Mention for their role as Czech Republic in the SPECPOL committee.

-Ray Zhao and Evan Bhatia received a verbal accommodation for their role as Central African Republic in the SPECPOL committee.

-Anoushka Sarathy received a verbal accommodation for her role as Bail Organa in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars crisis committee.

The Cooper quiz bowl team participated in the Burleigh Manor Middle School (BMMS) Invitational in Ellicott City on Nov 5 and Cooper A took 3rd place and Cooper B took 4th place! Both teams qualified for the Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) to be held in Chicago May 2023! 

BMMS is the largest regional tournament with 42 middle school and elementary school teams. Burleigh Manor, last year's Academic Bowl national champion team, took 1st and 2nd place. Haughton, Ray and Orin also won individual awards for their stellar performance. Edward Guo, who is new to quiz bowl and had an impressive showing as an individual top scorer.

Coaches Estella, Randy, Jianghui, Mrs. Stanley and the Cooper Community are very proud of all of them!

AAP Level IV Parent Referrals (7th grade only)

Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for full-time advanced academic programs (level IV AAP services) for 2023-2024 may submit the AAP Level IV Referral Form to their Cooper school counselor no later than December 15, 2022

Forms for AAP Level IV referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page. No late referrals for AAP Level IV services can be accepted

Submitting a referral form for AAP Level IV will initiate a process that begins at Cooper and is then completed at the central office level. Cooper will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data which are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of professionals from various schools review materials to determine eligibility for level IV placement. 

Nominations are open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Cooper Middle School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/c3PNyuEBrpQAjgAP9. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Have completed at least three full years of teaching

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Be within the first three years of their teaching career

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Currently work as an elementary, middle, secondary or high school principal in FCPS                                               

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: Currently work as a full-time or part-time Schedule C or School-Based administrator who has completed at least one contracted year of employment with FCPS in this position.

Common positions in this category: Associate Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: Have completed at least one year of contracted full-time or part-time professional employment in FCPS in their current position

Currently work as a Schedule-B employee in an FCPS school or center, or in a non-instructional position that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist, School Counselor, Systems of Support Administrator, Safety and Security Specialist other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: Have completed at least one year of contracted full-time or part-time operational employment in FCPS.  Currently work on the Schedule-A, Schedule-H, or Classroom Instructional Support (CIS) Scale in an FCPS school.

Common positions in this category: Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 18th.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael Rath at [email protected]

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First Quarter Report Cards

1st Quarter Report cards will be visible in SIS StudentVue and ParentVue. A copy of your child’s report card will also be provided to students during Block 7 on Thursday, November 10th.

2nd annual Veterans Day Event Friday, November 11th 1-3 pm

As a reminder, Friday, November 11, is a student holiday/school planning day for the Veterans Day holiday. Please check with your schools to learn when they are celebrating the holiday. Veterans Day provides a great reason to pause, reflect, and recognize the extraordinary sacrifices our Veterans and their families have made on our behalf, and we thank them for their service. Learn more about the history of Veterans Day at va.gov. There are many local events and ways to honor our veterans.

  • This is not a drop off event. Students must be associated with an attending adult.
    • Parent volunteers are needed to assist with check in, setup, and cleanup. Please sign up.
  • Schedule for the day:
    • All branches will be honored 
    • The Air Force band will play music from 1:00-1:30.
    • We will be writing cards to veterans and donating them to Operation Gratitude which specializes in delivering cards and letters to current serving soldiers as well as other veterans.       
Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be held on November 17th during your student's lunchtime. 

Tutor.com

Students have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families.  Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most K-12 subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family. Watch how easy it is to connect.

SIS WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORTS

All parents/guardians of Middle School students who have registered for a SIS ParentVUE Account and have a primary email address recorded in SIS ParentVUE can receive Weekly Progress Reports via email. This report provides a summary of your student(s)’ current quarter grade - which is also their grade for the year since Cooper course all have a rolling gradebook. To activate the Weekly Progress Reports via email, login to your SIS ParentVUE Account and first verify that you have a primary email address within the system. It is listed under the “My Account” tab. If it is blank, enter the email address where you would like to receive the progress reports and click on update account. Once confirmed, parents/guardians are able to activate and select their preferences for receiving these reports within the SIS ParentVUE “My Account” tab.

Weekly progress reports for all of your Middle and High School students will be included in one email. For questions about a specific progress report or grade you can login into your SIS ParentVUE Account to find detailed grade book information. Additionally, your student’s teacher is always the best resource to answer any grade book questions that you may have. Weekly Progress Report Parent Quick Reference Guide

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to use a refillable water bottle at school.  There are water-filling stations in our addition and in the cafeteria.  We ask that all water bottles have sealed lids.  Athletic water bottles with spray tops (water bottles that can be squeezed) should not be brought to school.  

Tonight! Cover the Court Food drive Nov. 1 - 21 Coat Drive Nov. 7 - Dec. 16 SOS Lesson and Screener (7th Grade Only)

The SOS (Signs of Suicide) lesson and screener will be given to 7th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 14th. Please read the email for details on SOS and the option to opt out.  

Youth Survey (8th Grade Only)

The Youth Survey will be given to 8th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 13th. Please read the email for details on the Youth Survey and the option to opt out.  

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2nd annual Veterans Day Event Friday, November 11th 1-3 pm
  • This is not a drop off event. Students must be associated with an attending adult.
    • Parent volunteers are needed to assist with check in, setup, and cleanup. Please sign up.
  • Schedule for the day:
    • All branches will be honored 
    • The Air Force band will play music from 1:00-1:30.
    • We will be writing cards to veterans and donating them to Operation Gratitude which specializes in delivering cards and letters to current serving soldiers as well as other veterans.       
Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found bins, located in the cafeteria, are overflowing. Please encourage your student to check for lost jackets, hoodies, lunch boxes, water bottles, and even tennis shoes.  Parents are welcome to search for missing items as well.  All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday, November 3.  

Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Employee Awards!

To submit a nomination for a Cooper Middle School Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: https://forms.gle/c3PNyuEBrpQAjgAP9. You may nominate an employee in one or more categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Outstanding Teacher 

Eligibility: Have completed at least three full years of teaching

Outstanding New Teacher

Eligibility: Be within the first three years of their teaching career

Outstanding Principal

Eligibility: Currently work as an elementary, middle, secondary or high school principal in FCPS                                               

Outstanding Leader 

Eligibility: Currently work as a full-time or part-time Schedule C or School-Based administrator who has completed at least one contracted year of employment with FCPS in this position.

Common positions in this category: Associate Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services, Director of Student Activities

Outstanding Professional Employee 

Eligibility: Have completed at least one year of contracted full-time or part-time professional employment in FCPS in their current position

Currently work as a Schedule-B employee in an FCPS school or center, or in a non-instructional position that supports school leadership.

Common positions in this category: School-Based Technology Specialist, Technology Support Specialist, Assessment Coach, Career Center Specialist, Instructional Coach, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech Pathologist, School Counselor, Systems of Support Administrator, Safety and Security Specialist other employee paid as a Resource Teacher who serves in a non-instructional or administrative role in the school

Outstanding Operational Employee

Eligibility: Have completed at least one year of contracted full-time or part-time operational employment in FCPS.  Currently work on the Schedule-A, Schedule-H, or Classroom Instructional Support (CIS) Scale in an FCPS school.

Common positions in this category: Common positions in this category: administrative and office assistants, custodial staff, food service staff, IA, PHA, PHTA, all parent liaisons

Note: The deadline to submit a nomination is November 18th.  If you have any questions, please contact Michael Rath at [email protected]

Federal Impact Aid Forms- Due November 4

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey.  If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All responses are confidential. 

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4.

Langley Open House Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the information session presented by administrators, tour the building with student ambassadors, and chat with experienced parents and faculty. Interested families should RSVP to Assistant Principal Jim Robertson by November 1, 2022.

Who: 8th-grade students and their families in the Langley & McLean Pyramids

What: Langley High School Open House

Where: Langley HS Auditorium, park in the main lot and enter through door #14

When: Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Why: Attend to learn about the challenging and enriching academic environment that exists at Langley High School!

SOS Lesson and Screener (7th Grade Only)

The SOS (Signs of Suicide) lesson and screener will be given to 7th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 14th. Please read the email for details on SOS and the option to opt out.  

Youth Survey (8th Grade Only)

The Youth Survey will be given to 8th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 13th. Please read the email for details on the Youth Survey and the option to opt out.  

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FCPS Rolling Gradebook

As we are approach the end of the first quarter we would like to remind you that all Cooper courses use a Rolling Gradebook. In a Rolling Gradebook final grades are determined by averaging all of the assignments and assessments from the entire year school year. The grade at the end of each quarter is just a snapshot of your child’s current progress. This is different than a standard four quarter gradebook which averages the final grade for the four quarters.  To help you better understand what a Rolling Gradebook please watch this short video.

Federal Impact Aid Forms- Due November 4

FCPS is asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education. These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers. For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey.  If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.  All responses are confidential. 

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4.

Langley Open House Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the information session presented by administrators, tour the building with student ambassadors, and chat with experienced parents and faculty. Interested families should RSVP to Assistant Principal Jim Robertson by November 1, 2022.

Who: 8th-grade students and their families in the Langley & McLean Pyramids

What: Langley High School Open House

Where: Langley HS Auditorium, park in the main lot and enter through door #14

When: Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Why: Attend to learn about the challenging and enriching academic environment that exists at Langley High School!

 Youth Survey (8th Grade Only)

The Youth Survey will be given to 8th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 13th. Please read the email for details on the Youth Survey and the option to opt out.  

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Safe Kiss and Ride Procedures 

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

It is important to understand, follow, and adhere to the following procedures:

  • Kiss and Ride drop-off is located at the back of the school beginning at 7:00AM
  • Access road (Dead Run) is closed during arrival and departures.
  • Cars are not permitted in front of the school from 6:45 am - 7:30 am.
    • If your student is arriving after 7:30, use Door 1.
  • We need to do everything we can to guarantee the safety of our students.  Therefore, no students should ever be dropped off at the following locations:
    • Dead Run
    • Balls Hill Rd
    • Georgetown Pike cross streets
    • Parking lots and intersections that lead into the school
    • Masonic Temple next door
Impact Aid

Beginning October 18, FCPS will be asking all families to fill out a Student-Parent Survey for Federal Impact Aid. 

Returning this form is important, because information from this survey results in an additional $3 million in grants each year from the U.S. Department of Education.

These funds are used to support all Fairfax County public schools and centers.

For each school-aged child in your household, please complete, sign, date, and return the survey to your child's school.

If Sections 1 and 2 of the survey do not apply to you, just check the box in Section 3.

All forms must be signed, dated, and returned by November 4. All responses are confidential. 

Final home game for Langley

Friday, October 21 

Reminder regarding Langley games: Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the game. The expectation is that everyone remains in the bleachers to view the game. Viewers are not permitted to be on any fields during the game. 

Missed picture day? Deadline Friday, October 21

Photos will be available for purchase thru Friday. Purchase pictures online.

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

*Picture retakes will be Thursday, November 17th during your student's lunch.

SEL Screener Wednesday, October 26th

The SEL Screener will be given at Cooper on Wednesday, October 26th during Block 4.  Families should refer to emailed communication received via eNotify on September 12th.  

Langley Open House Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend the information session presented by administrators, tour the building with student ambassadors, and chat with experienced parents and faculty. Interested families should RSVP to Assistant Principal Jim Robertson by November 1, 2022.

Who: 8th-grade students and their families in the Langley & McLean Pyramids

What: Langley High School Open House

Where: Langley HS Auditorium, park in the main lot and enter through door #14

When: Sunday, November 6th, 2-4pm

Why: Attend to learn about the challenging and enriching academic environment that exists at Langley High School!

 Youth Survey (8th Grade Only)

The Youth Survey will be given to 8th grade students at Cooper on Monday, November 14th during Block 4. Families received a communication via eNotify on October 13th. Please read the email for details on the Youth Survey and the option to opt out.  

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Picture Day is coming October 13 & 14

Pictures will be available approximately two weeks following our school's photo day. 

Save time and Pre-order online here: 

For questions about ordering please email [email protected]

Volunteers Needed:  Picture Day 10/13&14 Vision/Hearing Screening 10/17&18

Picture Days at Cooper are October 13th and 14th, and Vision/Hearing Screening will take place on October 17th and 18th.  Parent volunteers are needed to help things run smoothly.  Visit these two Sign Up Genius documents to volunteer to attend and help! Picture Day sign up   Vision Screening sign up

SEL Screener

The SEL Screener will be given at Cooper on Wednesday, October 26th during Block 4.  Families should refer to emailed communication received via eNotify on September 12th.  

Arriving tardy to school Arrivals after 7:30AM

The Kiss and Ride line closes at 7:30AM. If arriving after 7:30, kindly drop your student off at Door 1 so they may stop in the office to get a pass to class.

Important details regarding school arrivals:

  • Students are expected to be in their seat at 7:30AM. **It can take students up to five minutes to get to their first class given our large campus. Please ensure you student is dropped off by 7:25 to avoid tardiness. 
  • We are not authorized to use the parking lot of the Masonic Temple next door. It is not a student drop-off or pickup location.
MAA AMC 8 Test Deadline to register October 13th

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

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

If your child is interested in taking the AMC 8, please complete this Google Form no later than Thursday, October 13th; late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact Courtney Derr ([email protected]) with any questions.

Superintendent Community Conversations 10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

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