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Upcoming Dates:

Flyer with Upcoming Dates
2015-2016 Course Catalog (pdf)

Elementary School Visits for rising 7th Grade course selection:

Churchill Road: February 17
Colvin Run: February 17
Great Falls: February 18
Spring Hill: February 18
Forestville: February 19
Franklin Sherman: February 19

Snow Dates for the missed school visits will be posted soon!

Rising 8th Grade Curriculum Coffee
February 25th 9:30-10:30 

For more information about Advanced Academics and the Cooper Level IV program please click on Advanced Academics on the main menu to left on the website.

Cooper PTO Meeting:

Janie Strauss, Fairfax County School Board Member, Dranesville District to speak at CMS
The PTO is hosting Janie Strauss, Dranesville District School Board Member, at the next PTO Meeting, Tuesday, March 10 at 9:30.  Please join us for an informative presentation and Q&A about Fairfax County Schools and budget.  

Rising 7th Grade Cooper Prep:

Registration is now being accepted for Cooper Prep (formerly Summer CELL).  Cooper Prep is a program intended to smooth the transition from elementary to middle school for rising 7th graders.  The three day program will take place on August 26 - 28 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Included in the $100 registration fee are three sessions, lunch, and a Cooper t-shirt. For more information and the registration process, click the link below.

Cooper Prep Registration Form
Emergency Care Card (fillable form)
Emergency Care Card (pdf)

On the Emergency Care Card please indicate your child as being in 7th grade and leave the fields for “Teacher or Counselor” and “Bus #” blank.

Rising 8th grade Cooper Prep:

Cooper PREP (formerly Summer CELL) is a program intended to help prepare rising 8th graders for increased rigor in the new school year. Students will learn strategies for goal setting, organization, and time management, as well as how to develop their study habits and take notes. The two day program will take place on August 24 - 25 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Included in the $75 registration fee are two sessions, lunch, and a Cooper t-shirt.

Cooper Prep Registration Form
Emergency Care Card (fillable form)
Emergency Care Card (pdf)

On the Emergency Care Card please indicate your child as being in 8th grade and leave the fields for “Teacher or Counselor” and “Bus #” blank.

International Night:

International

PTO Fundraiser:

Please see the CMS PTO website for information on how to get a gift certificate for a summer class at Fairfax Collegiate.

CMS Band Fundraiser - please join us!

Location:  Ledo Pizza - Falls Church (next to Trader Joe's)  
Dates:  Wed. Jan. 14, Tues. Feb. 10, Wed. March 11, Wed. April 22, Wed. May 6 
Time:  5pm - 10pm
Eat in and carry out! - 703-847-5336

CMS Band will receive 20% of all sales from the dining room and carry-out (not the pub side). No flyer needed- thanks!

Made with a flaky crust, and if you love buffalo chicken- be sure to check out the craft pizzas!   Ledo Pizza- 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043

Our thanks to Ledo Pizza and Managing Partner Brian Boyce for their support!
www.ledopizza.com/store/falls-church/

Save the Date for CREATE:

Join us on Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for Cooper’s CREATE Open House. Come out to see what our students have learned through their experiences with CREATE projects this year!

Rooted in the desire to foster students’ growth as critical and creative thinkers, Cooper’s CREATE endeavor is a year-long, collaborative project designed to promote student inquiry and understanding of the learning process while providing students with authentic opportunities for reflection and revision.  Aligned with the tenets of Portrait of a Graduate, CREATE emphasizes process over product; as such, both students and teacher advisors utilize Google docs as a means to communicate, track the progress of student-determined goals, provide formative feedback, and plan for the presentation of learning outcomes.

CREATE Student Calendar

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 .

Current Newsletter:

January 22 (pdf)

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