Cooper News 9/14

Arriving tardy to school

Arrivals after 7:30AM

The Kiss and Ride line closes at 7:30AM. If arriving after 7:30, kindly drop your student off at Door 1 so they may stop in the office to check in.

Back to School Night

Thank you to all the parents who attended BTSN. Our teachers truly enjoyed having you. 

If you missed the event, please use the following link to for Ms. Barrow, Ms. Scabis, and School Board Member Ms. Tholen's back to school messages. View Stefanie Stayin, PTO President's message.

FLE Preview

If you missed the FLE preview, the information is listed in your parent schoology account under Courses. If there is a lesson you would like to opt-your student out of, please complete the grade level form and return it to Cooper. 

7th Grade opt out form

8th Grade opt out form

Join the PTO

Help the PTO to support our Cooper Community of students, teachers and staff, and parents!  We are especially looking forward to helping Mr. Taylor, our after school activities specialist, expand the after school program he began last year, as well as providing curriculum support, classroom technology, and teacher appreciation events throughout the school year.

To provide the most robust support we need YOU. Please consider joining the PTO if you haven’t already: $25/family, plus a suggested $125 donation per student.

Private School Application Process

If your student is planning to apply to a private school for the 2023-24 school year, please follow the steps listed on our Private School Application Process page.  Please note forms must be turned in to your student’s counselor &/or teacher a minimum of 10 school days prior to the due date. 

Dining out Night

Tuesday Sept. 20th

Order from Santini's in McLean on Tuesday, September 20th 3-9pm online or in person and mention Cooper Middle. Santini's will give the school 20% of the sales. 

Thank you, Santini's for partnering with our school!!


Come and learn how great things can be achieved when people work together!

Help unload pumpkins for our Pumpkin Patch! It’s easy and fun!

ALL proceeds from our Patch are donated to charities in our community to house the homeless, feed the hungry and help the needy.

Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM – 12:30 (unloading begins at 10AM). Rain or shine.

Masks are optional and welcome indoors. Masks are not required outdoors.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

8991 Brook Road, McLean, 22102

3 hours of Community Service

More information and REGISTER at Pumpkin Unload Registration or on the X2-vol site.

Or visit our website PUMPKIN PATCH

For more information contact, call the Parish Administrator on 703-442-0330 or check our Facebook page.

Important test notifications 

Emailed home Sept. 12th

Monday afternoon, you received two separate notification emails. One for the fall VGA screening and one for the SEL screening. Please ensure you take note of these important details.

Superintendent Community Conversations

10/26/22: Langley HS 

Dr. Reid will be hosting Superintendent Community Conversations across the division this fall to get to know our communities. See the list of scheduled events. Schools will share registration information with families and employees in advance of each event. Childcare and translation is available when you register.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Process

September 21, 2022

TJ Information Session Cooper Middle School (Cafeteria) 2:30-3:30 PM. 8th grade parents and students only. A TJHSST representative will be speaking about TJ.

October 24, 2022

TJ Applications available online at at 4 pm.

November 16, 2022

Application Deadline (no later than 4:00 PM)

*For more information, visit the TJ admissions website

**The TJ Liaison at Cooper is Jill Donnelly.  Remember, students should be beginning the application process before parents set up their account.  After your student begins the application process, the TJ liaison at Cooper will have to verify your student’s math level before you are able to complete the application.  Please allow her 24-48 hours to verify as she will be checking the updated site daily.

World Language Credit Exam

Deadline October 6 4:00PM

Registration for this year’s World Language Credit Exam is open until Wednesday, October 6, 2022 at 4 p.m.  Late registrations will not be accepted.

World Language Credit Exam information can be accessed on the FCPS website.

To register, students should stop by to see their school counselor (4th block QST would be a great time to do this!). Please review the available Credit Exam Dates, Times and Testing Sites with your student before they see their counselor:

All exams are 4:00 - 7:45 p.m.

  • November 3, 2022 - Centreville High School
  • November 9, 2022 - West Springfield High School
  • November 10, 2022 - Edison High School Cafeteria

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

Fall Screening

Deadline October 15th

Parents interested in referring students for the fall level IV screening must submit a level IV referral form to your school counselor by October 15, 2022. Fall 2022 screening is only available to students newly enrolled in FCPS after January 1, 2022 who were not screened in Spring 2022.

For more information visit the testing and screening FCPS website.

School Counselors:

Keyosha Lewis (7th grade students with last names A-K)

Michele Saint Germain (7th grade students with last names L-Z)

Laura Wiley (8th grade students with last names A-K)

Jill Donnelly (8th grade students with last names L-Z)

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