7th Grade Summer Cell Class:
Summer CELL is a special extension of the Cooper Empowered for Life and Learning (CELL) program intended to help smooth the transition from elementary to middle school for rising 7th graders. Students will become familiar with Cooper and learn about expectations for 7th graders by touring the school, learning their schedules, practicing how to open their lockers, and having the opportunity to ask questions of current Cooper students. Additionally, students will learn organization, time management, note-taking, and listening strategies that will help them prepare for the year!
For more information and/or to register for the program please read the Summer Cell Flyer/Registration Form and complete an Emergency Care Form. Included in the $40 registration fee are two half-day sessions, daily snacks and lunch, and a Cooper t-shirt. The dates for the program are August 12 & 13. If you have any questions please contact Jan Ahearn.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of the spring musical The Wiz. Thank you to all the people who contributed to making this musical such a success.
Did you order your yearbook? Online sales are now closed. We will be selling 40 additional books for $45 each, on a first come, first serve bases. If you did not order a book online, and wish to purchase a book, please bring a $45 check made out to Cooper Middle School to the front office ASAP. Once again, this is on a first come, first serve bases. Once the 40 books are sold out, there is nothing we can do!
Rising 9th Grade Sports Information:
Fall 2013 sports tryouts begin Monday, August 5, 2013 for all fall sports. All eligibility requirements must be met in order to participate in tryouts. Click here for information about eligibility requirements, tryout dates and times. Each sport will have tryout information under their respective webpage under “NEWS”. Check back frequently for updates.
NOTE: If you are trying out for a fall sport NOW is the time to make appointments with your doctor or register for the FCPS Athletic Training Program Pre-Participation Screening (PHYSICALS/PPE) at Langley on June 4, 2013. To register go to http://www.fcps.edu/supt/activities/atp/ppe/index.shtml
We recommend all student-athletes trying out for fall 2013 sports turn in their VHSL form no later than June 26, 2013. Make a copy for your records.
Spring SOL Testing Information—May 14-31
Cooper students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests from May 14th until May 31st. It will be very important to avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during this time period. Also, it will help your child perform his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and comes to school with a positive attitude and on time.
The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests are required of all students in Grades 3-8 across the state by the Virginia Department of Education. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills specified in the Virginia SOLs. Content areas tested include writing, reading, mathematics, history/social science, science. The purpose of the testing is to provide information about student achievement in multiple subject areas.
Scores from the tests will be used to determine whether students fail to meet standards, are proficient in meeting the standards, or are advanced in the standards.
Reminder to parents and students: If your child is caught with an electronic device in his/her possession after SOL testing has begun, it will be considered cheating and he/she will receive a zero on that SOL.
To see the SOL and the end of the year final schedules please go to the Cooper calendar on the school’s website.
Are you thinking of purchasing an new computer for your child or are you in need of upgrading your Microsoft or Adobe software? Before you go out and buy anything, make sure to check out the FCPS website’s Technology@Home page to find information on how to get the latest Microsoft office package FREE for your child as well as how to get discounts on Adobe software and Dell and HP computer equipment. http://www.fcps.edu/it/technology/TechnologyHome.shtml
Personal Devices at Cooper:
FCPS is allowing students to bring their Personally Owned Devices (POD) to school for instructional use in the classroom. To find out more about the registration process and the devices that are allowed at Cooper please click the following link. Cooper POD Information
Please see Mr. Cunningham or Mrs. Dorman in room 201 to register a device.
Registering a New Student:
For information on registering a new student at Cooper for the 2012-2013 school year please click on Student Services in the menu bar. You may also want to view the Online Opening Information that parents reviewed at the beginning of the school year.
For more information please visit the KIT website by clicking the link or the the KIT icon to the right. Stay Informed: Parents do you want to stay informed? Here are the links to directions on registering for Keep in Touch, and Parent View (pdf)
- May 10, 2013 (pdf)