Celebrate Calm: Mark your calendars!!!
Cooper Middle School PTO will host Kirk Martin of Celebrate Calm on December 5 at 7:00 - 9:00 and December 6 at 9:30 - 11:30am. Both events will be held at Cooper Middle School in room 130. Mr. Martin will demonstrate ways to stop entitlement mentality, disrespect and backtalk, motivate negative kids and eliminate power struggles and arguing. His presentations are "practical, life-changing and laugh out loud funny." Join the thousands of parents who have created their own calm homes with his honest and engaging point of view.
The National Speak Up Survey:
The National Speak Up survey is open each year across the nation to solicit viewpoints about technology for learning from the perspective of students, parents, teachers and administrators. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
Speak Up Survey Website: http://bit.ly/fcpsspeakup
Secret Word: fcps (all lower case)
Stop Hunger Now: Working Together to End World Hunger
The Langley Pyramid Schools are working together to raise $25,000 to fund 100,000 meals on Saturday, February 8, 2014 At Colvin Run Elementary School.
Donate 40 meals for $10
Donate 100 meals for $25
Donate 400 meals for $100
Last year we raised enough money to deliver 76,000 meals to children in Burkina Faso and Dominican Republic. Make your tax-deductible donation and volunteer today! http://events.stophungernow.org/LangleyPyramid2014
Cooper Makes the News:
Cooper is in the news. Read about journalist Christine Brennan's visit with the Cooper journalism students. Also, see the articiles about our courtyard makeover and the C-SPAN bus visiting our students.
Blackboard Mobile App:
New for the 2013-2014 school year FCPS middle and high school students have an opportunity to utilize the Blackboard Mobile Learn App, which provides students access to FCPS 24-7 courses through their iOS or Android phone or tablet.
FCPS 24-7 Mobile is a valuable tool to keep students connected to their courses.
Using the mobile app students will be able to:
- Check announcements
- Check assignments
- Take Blackboard tests (not tests in Horizon)
- View documents
- Create discussion posts and journal entries and comment on blogs
- Upload content available on your device, such as pictures
To utilize the app, students will need to find the Blackboard Mobile Learn App in the Google Play or iTunes App store. Students will download the Blackboard app, and search for the school “Fairfax County Public Schools, VA”. There is no charge to use the app. Once the app is downloaded and installed then the student will log into the app using his/her FCPS 24-7 username and password.
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.
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)
Registering a New Student:
For information on registering a new student at Cooper for the 2013-2014 school year please click on Student Services in the menu bar.
Online Opening Info: Cooper Online Opening and Summer Required Curriculum and Enrichment Information pages.
- November 15 (pdf)