Cooper News 5/3

Need to Know:

  • A Starry Night Dance
  • Assessment Scores
  • SEL Reports
  • ParentVUE details
  • 8th Grade Party 

Starry Night Dance

SCA and PTO is hosting a Starry Night Dance at Cooper from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, May 19th! Only Cooper 7th and 8th graders are permitted and parents need to drop off and pick up students. Doors open at 6:45! Some light food and water will be available in the cafeteria, and there will be a DJ set up in the gym! No backpacks are allowed. Please have students use their FCPS email to sign up for the dance with this google form.

Parents: To make the evening a success, we need YOU! Please consider signing up to volunteer.

Assessment Score Reports available in ParentVue App

Student Assessment Score Reports are now available in the ParentVue app.  The following ParentVue sign-up message was included in the FCPS This Week email sent on 4/26. 

SEL Screener Parent Reports

Students in grades 3-12 took the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener in March. The SEL Screener reports will be mailed directly to families in the next week. This website includes both the Parent Report as well as a Family Guide to support you in understanding results and ideas for talking with your student about their results. Both are available in multiple languages. To learn more about SEL and how we support students at school and at home please see the FCPS SEL website. Please reach out to our school counselors, school psychologist or school social worker with any questions.

What Is ParentVUE and How Can You Sign Up?

If you do not already have a SIS ParentVUE account, sign up now to monitor and support your child’s academic success! Through ParentVUE, you are able to view your student’s attendance, grades, and assignments at any time. You can also access special reports for your student like progress reports and assessment score reports. 

Once you have activated a ParentVUE account for an FCPS student, you will keep the same account until the student graduates. Information about students in the same family can be accessed through the same ParentVUE account. Access SIS ParentVUE by using an app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices. 

Need help creating a SIS ParentVue account? This video walks through the steps. Find out more about SIS ParentVUE.

Tickets for the 8th Grade Party

Tuesday, June 13th, 12:15-2:15pm

Let’s send our 8th graders off to high school in style!  Celebration will be held at Cooper MS and include activities such as DJ/Dancing, Basketball competition, Photo Booth, Inflatable Obstacle course, lunch, raffle for prizes and many other fun activities and games!

Tickets can be purchased on Pay4School.  Click on ‘Select’ next to your child’s name to purchase the tickets.  If you have more than one 8th grade student, please complete a separate ticket order for each.

Keep an eye out in the coming days for a Sign Up Genius to volunteer for this event for your 8th graders. Be a part of the fun!

Information to Support Parents:

  • Summer Options
  • TJHSST Techstravaganza
  • Summer Camp Opportunity

Summer Updates:

  • Math Boot Camps 
  • Cooper Pathfinder (August 7, 8)
  • Laptop Distribution opportunities - during Pathfinder for 7th graders, during Open House on Thursday 8/17 for all students, other opportunities for 8th graders (during Pathfinder - after session)
  • Other summer opportunities: VIP Camp, Online Campus, Fairfax Camps
math boot camps

TJHSST Techstravaganza

Summer VIP Camp

Student Celebrations

  • Quiz Bowl Team

Cooper QuizBowl

On Saturday, April 29, the Cooper Quiz Bowl History Team (Ryan Minton, Haughton Neppl, Eshaan Sombhatta and Ray Zhao) won 10th place at the International Academic Competition’s (IAC) High School History Bowl Nationals, JV division (10th grade and younger).  Because teams had to qualify for this tournament, only 54 very competitive teams from around the country participated.  Cooper was also awarded the "Highest Ranking Middle School Team" award!  In addition, Haughton Neppl qualified for semifinals in the U.S. History Bee and quarterfinals in the (World) History Bee (both in the JV division).

In mid-May, Cooper players look forward to competing in the National Academic Quiz Tournament's Middle School National Championships in Chicago, and in early June, the team looks forward to attending the IAC Middle School Nationals in Arlington.  Go, Cooper!

Cooper Quiz Bowl 4.29.23

Cooper players with David Madden, Founder and Executive Director of IAC.