Cooper News 3/1

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Students have an early release on Thursday, March 2. There is no school for students on Friday, March 3, due to a school planning day (186, 188, and 191 personnel do not report). See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar and the Employee Calendar.

Need to Know:

  • Intention Forms
  • SEL Screener
  • Sport Water Bottles
  • Movie Fundraiser
  • Project for the Arts

Movie fundraiser

SCA movie days Turkey Fundraiser

March 9th after school

March 10th in the 5:30-7:30 for families

The Cooper SCA is hosting two movie times on March 9th and March 10th with all proceeds being donated to help with disaster relief to victims in Turkey. 

Thursday March 9th from 2:30-4:30 Showing Paddington, only selling individual tickets for $1 each. Students who stay to watch will be able to take the late buses home at 4:30 pm. On 

Friday March 10th from 5:30-7:30 The showing will be for  families (parents, siblings, grandparents, etc) to join us for an evening showing of a 90s Classic: The Parent Trap. Doors will open at 5:00 pm. Students must be accompanied by an adult for Friday’s showing. Tickets will be sold at the door (and at lunch) for $3 per family or $1 per student. 

If you can’t make it but would still like to help out, please donate concessions to be sold at the event. Items to sign up for can be found in this signup genius and they can be dropped off in the front office the day of the movie. The more we raise, the bigger our impact. Let’s work together to make a difference in the lives of our allied countries!

If you or your students have any questions, please reach out to the SCA sponsors, Gabriella McNulty at or Christopher Lane at

McLean Project for the Arts

March 16-23

Youth Art Show info

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Student Intention Forms:

Moving this summer? Changing schools? If your family plans include leaving FCPS for the 2023-24 school year, please notify us by completing this Student Intention Form and emailing it to Ms. Annie Eisman at

SEL Screener

March 13th

Cooper will be administering the Spring SEL Screener on Monday, March 13th during block 4 Advisory.  All students will participate in the SEL Screener unless they have been opted-out by a parent/guardian or enrolled after January 25th.  Parents/guardians can check their child’s opt-out status in SIS ParentVUE.  Please direct any questions to Cooper’s School Test Coordinator, Courtney Derr at

Water Bottles

Students are encouraged to use a refillable water bottle at school.  There are water-filling stations in our addition and in the cafeteria.  We ask that all water bottles have sealed lids.  Athletic water bottles with spray tops (water bottles that can be squeezed) should not be brought to school.  


  • Science Olympiad
  • Donations for Turkey

Science Olympiad


Congratulations and a Big Shout out to the two Cooper Science Olympiad teams on their performance at Regionals competition held last weekend at University of Mary Washington and on winning overall 1st place against competitive teams. Cooper Science Olympiad team will be progressing to State level tournament to be held at UVA on 3/25. GO COUGARS!

Awards were earned for top 6 placements in every event. The following students placed in their events:

1st Place:

Aliana Yee, Jason Wu in Bridge

Arianne Almeida, Neethi Verma in Can't Judge a Powder

Jason Pan, Nathan Liang, Hridhaan Banerjee in Codebusters 

Hridhaan Banerjee, Krish Seonie in Crave the Wave 

Jason Wu, Sidh Jaddu in Disease Detectives

Jack Gao, Krish Seonie in Dynamic Planet

Aliana Yee, Jason Pan, Nathan Liang in Experiment and Data Analysis

Eshaan Sombhatta, Ramkumar Babu in Green Generation

Eshaan Sombhatta, Ethan Shan in Road Scholar

Jason Pan, Sidh Jaddu in Sounds of Music

2nd Place: 

Luke Chuang, Alexander Rozsa, Kylie Rudinsky in Experiment and Data Analysis

Ellie Wen, Mythili Sudhir in Forestry

Alexander Rozsa, Abhay Nemani in Fast Facts

Abhay Nemani, Preenaka Dutt in Rocks and Minerals

Ethan Shan, Jack Gao in Solar System

Anirudh Chadalavada, Ethan Shan in Wheeled Vehicle

Aliana Yee, Ellie Wen in Write It, Do It

3rd Place:

Eric Zeng, Kylie Rudinsky in Anatomy & Physiology

Harun Hartojo, Arianne Almeida in Disease Detectives

4th Place:

Sebastian Zurich, Sidh Jaddu in Crime Busters

Preenaka Dutt, Luke Chuang in Dynamic Planet

Jason Wu, Ramkumar Babu in Rocks and Minerals

Neethi Verma, Abhay Nemani in Solar System

5th Place:

Anirudh Chadalavada, Mythili Sudhir in Anatomy & Physiology

Eric Zeng, Kylie Rudinsky in Green Generation

6th Place:

Dorsa Motaharinezhad, Ronen Mishulovich in Crave the Wave

Thank you!

Turkey donations

Students from Langley, Cooper, and Great Falls Elementary schools prepared a shipment of supplies to deliver to the Turkish Embassy. 

We will continue to collect donations at Cooper. Please reference the Turkey Embassy Twitter page for the most up to date humanitarian need. 

If you happen to have items to donate, please complete this form for home pick-up.  Items can be purchased online from Amazon or Wal-Mart and sent directly to the Turkey Embassy at: 2525 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Information to Support Parents

  • College Partnership Program
  • Summer Learning
  • Connector Bus Pass

College Partnership Program

Do you have an 8th grade student who wants to go to college?  Do they fall into one or more of these categories?

  • Students who are the first in their family to attend college in the U.S
  • Black or African American students
  • Hispanic students, of one or more race
  • Students with disabilities
  • English learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

If so, please apply for Fairfax County’s College Partnership Program.  Additional information as well as the application can be found HERE.  The deadline for this application is March 10th.

FCPS Summer Learning

The FCPS Online Campus summer course registration is now open for eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics course during the summer as their first high school level mathematics course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Program information is available at Summer Learning. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) 

CTE Summer Academy (CSA) is a week-long enrichment program that allows students in grades 7-11 to dive deeper into CTE program areas, develop skills, and begin career exploration. Visit the CSA website for more information and registration.

Institute for the Arts Camps (IFTA)

IFTA is a two- or four-week summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11. Students select from nearly 90 classes in art, dance, health and physical education 9, music, self-directed economics and personal finance, and theater. Visit the IFTA website for more information and registration. 

Connector Bus Pass

Students can request a free Connector pass by speaking with Mrs. Midgley in the Main Office. 

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