Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Details in this week's news:
- FLE reminder
- Spirit Week Dec.11th
- Sign up for AMC 8
- AAP Referral Process
- Student Celebrations
Attention parents/guardians starting December 11 and going through December 15 the Cooper Health and PE department will be providing Human Growth and Development instruction. This is part of the county’s Family Life Education (FLE). We are still taking opt out forms until Friday December 8th. Opt out forms can be found either on the Fairfax County Website or on Schoology through the All Parents/Guardians Course under the Parent Preview – FLE Instruction folder. The FLE Curriculum is also posted for you to review prior to instruction. If you have any questions, please contact our FLE Lead Teacher Kristin Sandridge at [email protected].MAA AMC 8 Test
Cooper MS will again host the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) AMC 8 test. The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40 minute multiple choice exam in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem solving skills. Additional information can be found on the MAA website.
This optional competition will be offered after school on Thursday, January 18th from 2:30 - 4:00 PM. Students can be picked up at Cooper at 4 PM, students can take a late bus home at 4:30, or any student that typically is a walker can walk home.
If your child is interested in taking the AMC 8, please complete this Google Form no later than Thursday, December 14th; late registrations will not be accepted.
Please contact Lisa Walsh with any questions.AAP Referrals Closes on December 15, 2023
Parents/guardians of students in Grade 7 who would like their student to be considered for advanced academic programs may submit the AAP Full-Time (Level IV) Referral Form to Sarah Reeser ([email protected]) no later than December 15, 2023. No late referrals for Full-Time AAP services will be accepted. Forms for full-time and part-time referrals are available on the AAP Forms Page.
Submitting a referral form for full-time AAP will initiate a process that begins at the local school and is then completed at the central office level. Our school will put together a portfolio that includes multiple data that are considered holistically. At the central office level, a committee of six trained professionals from various schools and roles will review the portfolio materials to determine eligibility for full-time placement. Eligibility decisions are communicated by early April. Parents may request a copy of the portfolio that was submitted after they have been turned in for central selection by emailing Sarah Reeser ([email protected]).
For more information, please visit the Advanced Academic Programs website.Cooper Quiz Bowl Wins Richard Montgomery Winter Novice!
Cooper Quiz Bowl sent two teams to the RM Winter Novice held on Dec. 2. Cooper A (Amelia Duan, Leo Wang, Prthika Lanka, Arjun Krishna) went 10-0 and won the tournament. Cooper B (Alyna Sameullah, Sophie Ji, Richard Duan, Sonia Cupala, Shaurya Kumar) also advanced to the top playoff bracket. Leo, Amelia, Alyna placed 4th, 5th and 8th individually in the preliminary rounds.
We are proud of the quiz bowl team for their dedication, hard work and sportsmanship!Request for Pictures
Attention Parents! We are in need of photos of your students and their Cooper friends for the yearbook. We are specifically looking for photos from last summer, sports, weekends, holidays, first day of school, and students with their families. Please email any photos you would want to see in the yearbook to [email protected] ASAP. THANK YOU!
From the Yearbook Staff.Pine Spring ES Gift Collection
We have partnered with Pine Spring ES this season to fulfill gift wishes for their kindergarten class. This is our 9th annual gift drive to partner with our sister school! For many of their Kindergarten students, this will be the only gift they will receive this year.
Should you be interested in sponsoring a student, you may sign up HERE. Please drop off gifts by Friday, December 8th to the collection box in the main office.