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Thanks to the Kerman family & the PTO for a wonderful lunch! Students participating in Mobile Team Challenge activities. Students participating in Mobile Team Challenge activities.

Welcome!

Announcements

Interim Grades and Progress Reports:

Teachers will be sending emailed progress reports which will count as the student's interim grade for the first quarter during the week of 10/6-10-10.

Health Fair:

Cooper is hosting a Health Fair on Saturday, October 25th from 11:00AM-2:00PM. There will be a fun costume run, flu shot clinic (free for staff, $23.00 for community), informational booths for health awareness, and fun activities. We hope to see you there.

Thomas Jefferson Admissions Process:

The admissions process for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is beginning soon.
Please review the following information on important dates below:

September 22

TJ Applications available online at tjadmissions.org

October 8

TJ Information Session, Cooper Middle School (Room 130), 2:40-3:40PM

8th grade parents and students only

A TJHSST representative will be speaking about the process

October 17

Application Deadline (no later than 4:00 PM)

November 15

TJ Open House at Holmes Middle School

December 6

TJ Test
(December 13 – Inclement weather date for testing)

 

Digital Resources:

FCPS offers many digital resources that students and parents can use throughout the school year and summer months. Some of the resources include:

Blackboard Mobile App:
New for the 2014-2015 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.

Technology@Home Program:
Are you thinking of purchasing an new computer for your child or are you in need of upgrading your 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 discounts on software, smartphones, and Dell and HP computer equipment. http://www.fcps.edu/it/technology/TechnologyHome.shtml

Personal Devices at Cooper:
Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to assisting students and staff in creating a 21st century learning environment. In efforts to support this progress, students will be able to access our wireless network with their personal devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, etc) during the school day. With classroom teacher approval, students may bring and use their own devices to access the internet and collaborate with other students. By allowing students to use their own technology on campus we are hoping to increase the access all students have to the technology they need to succeed.

Please see Mr. Cunningham or Mrs. Dorman in room 201 if you need help accessing the wireless network on your device.

Other Resources:

KIT Information:
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.

Registering a New Student:

For information on registering a new student at Cooper please click on Student Services in the menu bar. To find many of the Cooper, FCPS, and PTO forms click on Online Opening Information .

Art Mural Showcase

We hope you can go see the reveal of some of our Cooper students' murals hanging in the Mosaic District in Merrifield on June 18th at 6:00pm. The murals are hanging in Strawberry Part. To see a preview of the work click the video link below for details about the event click the event invitation link below.

Mural Preview Video
Event Invitation

Cooper's Level IV Experience Information Night:

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who joined us on to learn about Cooper's Level IV Experience!  You can review the presentation by clicking on the link below.  We look forward to welcoming your students next year!
Cooper Level IV YouTube Video
Cooper Level IV Experience Prezi Presentation (no audio) 

Current Newsletter:

September 18th

Click here to check out the Cooper PTO site: http://cooperpto.org