Cooper News 6/7

Must Know Items

  • Last Week of School Schedule
  • 8th Grade Party 
  • Last chance to purchase a yearbook
  • Volunteer for Field Day
  • High School Courses taken in Middle School

Last week of school schedule

*Note release time on Friday, June 16th.

Last week of school schedule

8th Grade Party: Tickets AND Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, June 13th, 12:45-2:15pm

Purchase your tickets for the 8th grade party on Pay4SchoolStuff hereTicket price increases to $40 on Saturday, June 10th. 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.

To make this a fun and memorable event, your help is needed! Please sign up here to help with party setup, food, games, activities, prizes, and cleanup. We will not be able to run this event without your help! Be a part of the fun!

Limited Yearbooks Available 

Students and parents, please check the list posted to Schoology to confirm if you purchased a yearbook. If you are not on that list and would still like to purchase a book, please bring a check to the front office, made out to Cooper Middle School, $50 to be placed on a waitlist.

Field Day

June 15th 

It is time for Cooper's Annual Field Day!  This school wide event can not happen without the help from the parents!  Please review the list of events and choose which one you would like to help run.  If you have any questions please reach out and contact me, Kristin Sandridge,  Thanks in advance for your help! 

High School Credit Courses

High school credit-bearing courses will be reflected on the middle and high school transcripts. In  accordance with Virginia state regulations, FCPS Regulation 2408 permits parents of students who take a high school credit-bearing course in middle school to request that the grade be omitted from the student's high school transcript and the student not earn high school credit for  the course. Parents must make this request no later than the end of the first nine weeks of the school year following completion of the course. The request to expunge as well as guidelines and the procedures for expunging grades for high school courses taken in middle school can be found  at the following link: Contact your student’s counselor with any questions.

Information to Support Parents:

  • Math Boot Camp
  • Mathspace learning session
  • Summer Courses Online
  • Rising 9th Grade Saxon Start

Rising 9th Grade Saxon Start

Saxon Start Program 2023

Mathspace Summer Learning: Supporting your Secondary Student

This event is designed to provide families of students currently in grades 7-11 in continuing their math learning over the summer utilizing Mathspace. During this session participants will learn how to log on and navigate the tool, discuss how students can work more independently, and how families can support their students.

Families are encouraged to have their student join them on the webinar.

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7-8 p.m. 

Register for Math Space Summer Learning: Supporting Your Secondary Student

Summer Courses Online

FCPS Online Campus Summer Courses are open for registration and available to eligible middle school students who meet prerequisites and technical requirements.  Students may take one online course for the first time or repeat credit.  Middle school students may not take a mathematics or world language course during the summer as their first-high school level mathematics or world language course.  Courses are rigorous; therefore, students should consult their counselor prior to registering.  Registration for most classes ends June 9, 2023. Program information is available at Summer Learning.

School Counseling Team

Dana Scabis, Director of Student Services

Annie Eisman, Registrar/Student Services Assistant

Keyosha Lewis, 7th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Michele Saint Germain, 7th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Laura Wiley, 8th Grade Counselor (A-K)

Jill Donnelly, 8th Grade Counselor (L-Z)

Math summer boot camp

Student News

  • Jr. Thespians Honors Society

  • Quiz Bowl at International Competition 

Jr. Thespians Honors Society

The following students will be inducted into Jr. Thespians Honors Society on Monday, June 12th for their meritorious participation in theatre arts:

Kate Walsh

Lexi Robertson

Audrey Thoreson

Lucille Paral

Melanie Worden

Madz Cramer

Maddie Hall

Roxana Hegazi

Serene Brar

Ayla Vaynerman 

Kyleigh Larmer

Hannah McFadden

Ally Korsmo

Dillon Fitzpatrick

Maddie Rojas

Fares Alwazir

Kylie Pereira Kim

Elena Calsyn

Alec McFadyen

Arlo Kouzoukas

Christopher Quinn

Caspian Mares

Zeinab Achour

Ryan Lympany

Teddy Nipp

Serena Gul

Huda Achour

Marius Franklin

Keith Ratkovich

Zach Spiller

Jordan Dittamo

Henry Lewis

Cooper Quiz Bowl Team Finishes Strong 

quiz bowl international 2023

International Academic Competition's Nationals

The Cooper Quiz Bowl Team ended their year with a strong finish at the International Academic Competition’s Middle School Nationals held in Crystal City, VA, June 1-4.  

Cooper’s History Bowl Team (Eshaan Sombhatta, Haughton Neppl, Ray Zhao, Ryan Minton and Ryan Guo) won an impressive 3rd place against 40 of the very best teams from across the country.  

A number of Cooper students also competed in the individual buzzer-based bee events and competitive written exams.  It is worth noting that to compete in a bee at Nationals, students must first take an exam to qualify for Regionals and then finish in the top half of participants at Regionals.  As a result, only the top 25% of participating students qualify for Nationals.  Moreover, many of the bee events had over 200 students competing from around the country.  

In the 8th grade division, Ryan Minton placed 3rd in the International Geography Bee and 9th in the US Geography Championships.  Haughton Neppl placed 3rd in the Academic Bee, 3rd in the (World) History Bee and 4th in the U.S. History Bee. He also reached semifinals in the National Science Bee (top 18) and quarterfinals (top 64) in the International Geography Bee.  Nathan Liang reached semifinals in the National Science Bee.  

In the 7th grade division, Jamie Scheid placed 9th in the US Geography Championships and reached quarterfinals (top 64) in the International Geography Bee.  Ray Zhao reached semifinals (top 24) in the (World) History Bee and quarterfinals in the International Geography Bee.  

Cooper students also won many medals in the written exams.  In the 8th grade division, Nathan Liang placed 1st on Earth Science, 2nd on Environmental Science and 4th on Physical Science.  Haughton Neppl placed 1ston Latin American History, 1st on Asian History, 2nd on Black American History, 2nd on Military History, 2nd on Business and Economics, 3rd on Women’s History, 4th on Historical Geography, and 4th on Ornithology.  Ryan Minton placed 4th on Business and Economics.  

In the 7th grade division, Ridgely Neppl placed 4th on the Ornithology exam, and Jamie Scheid placed 4th on the Political Science exam.