Cooper News 3/8

Need to Know:

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


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.  

Movie fundraiser

SCA movie days Turkey Fundraiser

March 9th after school

March 10th in the 5:30-7:30 for families (not a drop-off event)

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

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

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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


  • DIVERSEartLangley
  • Model UN 
  • MathCounts

Katherine Chen

Congratulations to Cooper’s DIVERSEartLANGLEY 2nd Place Finisher!

A hearty congratulations to talented Cooper student Katherine Chen who placed SECOND at the DIVERSEartLANGLEY art show this week!  Katherine’s piece, Swirl, was chosen by exhibit attendees, who viewed and discussed over 80 submissions.  This is the first year that Cooper students were invited to submit, and Katherine did our Cooper Community so proud!  Congratulations!

Cooper's Model UN Team

We’d like to congratulate our Cooper students who participated in last weekend’s Model UN conference at the College of William & Mary! 27 Model UN club members and their families made the trip to Williamsburg, where our students were excellent representatives of Cooper values. They collaborated with students from schools up and down the east coast to work on issues like climate change, human genome editing, the 1968 Philippine presidential election, and palace intrigue surrounding Catherine the Great. Thanks to all who participated and our PTO for supporting this program!


Congratulations to Bennett Huang for placing 2nd in the State in the MathCounts competition this past weekend. Bennett also qualified to represent the State of Virginia at the National MathCounts tournament.

Information to Support Parents

  • Mental health conversations
  • Summer Learning
  • Connector Bus Pass

Talk to your student about mental health

Talking with your child about emotional topics, such as their mental health, can feel uncomfortable. This can be due to the stigma involved, lack of information or even fears of possible blame. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers helpful tips on reducing the stigma and how to have a healthy dialog on mental health.

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. 

connector bus pass