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Important Dates Flyer for Rising 7th Grade Students and Parents

2014-2015 Curriculum Information

Summer Curriculum & Enrichment Information

Summer Required Curriculum & Enrichment

Follow the above link to learn more about summer enrichment opportunities. The summer reading requirements, curriculum resources, and other enrichment opportunities will be added as new information is obtained throughout the remaining school months and over the summer break.

Youth Art Month

March is Youth Art Month (YAM) and the Cooper art students are very fortunate to have the McLean Project for the Arts donate their gallery space to the schools in the area for that month.  It is a huge show for Cooper and especially the kids. We have prepared about 100+ works of art that for the show.   

Middle/High School Show dates:  
March 20th–April 6th
McLean Project for the Arts,  1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA

Cooper's Annual Book Fair:

The Cooper Book Fair will be held April 23-29. Come browse the fair and purchase a book for yourself, your child, or as a gift.  The Book Fair is a great way to help the Cooper Library purchase new books.

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) 

Cougar Pride:

Science Olympiad:
A big congratulations to Cooper’s first Science Olympiad Team.  They won a medal for their performance in the Robo Cross event.  This is an excellent achievement for our FIRST STATE COMPETITION!

Orchestra:
Congratulations to Min Lee, Jean Cho, Tarra Olfat, Christopher Fox and Zhenya Dodzin who were selected to participate in District XII Honors Orchestra 2014.

Math:
Congratulations to the following students for their performance in the American Mathematics competition.
8th Grade Medal Winners
Gold: Grace Gent and Yoonsuh Lee
Silver: Pierce Gallo and Do Yoon Sung
Bronze: Borah Choe

7th Grade Medal Winners
Gold: Eliza Seigel
Silver: Cristobal Ruiz, Jack Bennett & Mary Watson
Bronze: Shogo Takeuchi

Cooper Students Attend Model UN
Ben Howlett, Matteo de Laurentis, Bijan Borouom, Izzie Harman, Lauren Markwart and Emily Kruse were assigned countries, and provided background papers prior to the conference.  They researched  their topics and wrote position papers for their country based on their research.  The students spent the weekend debating everything from blockades in the Strait of Hormuz, to human trafficking, and using food as a weapon.  The students defended their country’s policies and positions, formed alliances with other countries, and dealt with unexpected crisis such as hostage negotiations, and suicide bombers. 
The students partnered with Longfellow Middle School for the Trivia Competition, and walked away with first place.

Cooper Makes the News:

Inspiring the Reluctant Reader, from the Washington Post

The Super Cooper Looper makes the news!

Cooper is in the news. Read about journalist Christine Brennan's visit with the Cooper journalism students. Also, see the articles about our courtyard makeover and the C-SPAN bus visiting our students.

Resources:

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.

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:
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.

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 (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.

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