Cooper News 9/21

For any 7th grade and/or 8th grade families that want to learn more about TJ, please view the 2022 Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Admissions Overview for Rising Freshmen YouTube video.

Parent Project

The Parent Project is a class open to any parents interested in learning intervention and prevention strategies for addressing challenging teenage behaviors. The class will run for 10 weeks; some classes will be held in-person and some virtually. Please view the flyer for dates and more details.

2022 Parent Project Flyer

Attendance Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month

The beginning of the school year is the best time to develop strong attendance habits! Students who attend school regularly are more likely to perform well in reading and math, develop strong social and emotional skills, and graduate from high school on time. Help prepare your child for future success. Visit FCPS’ Attendance web page for tips and strategies.

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. 

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)


Saturday, October 8th 9:45AM-12:30PM

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.

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)

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.

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