Week of: March 20
BASEBALL PRACTICE TODAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 24
All levels of baseball will be practicing today after school in the Community Gym.
SPRING BREAK MARCH 27 - MARCH 31
School will resume on Monday, April 3rd. Enjoy your long break!!
MEDIA CENTER BOOKS FOR BREAK
Students, the Media Center has put together dozens of series of books. Adventure. Fantasy. Horror. Drama. Sci Fi. Worried about being bored over the break? Stop by and check out an entire series to read! Quantities are limited, so hurry in.
The Activities Office will be closed after 11:00 on Friday, March 24th. All registrations for Spring Sports must be turned in before 11:00 if you are planning on practicing over break.
There will not be anyone in the Activities Office over break to take registrations, so if your registration is not complete, you will have to wait until after break to participate.
DO YOU NEED A NEW SPORTS PHYSICAL??
There will be a FREE Sports Physical clinic here at Cooper High School on Wednesday evening, April 12th from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Students must bring a parent with that evening or have them fill out and sign page 2 of the MSHSL Qualifying Sports Physical form and send that along. Stop by the Activities office to check the date of your last physical or if you have any questions.
HAWK HIGHLIGHTS - GREAT JOB DECA TEAM
19 students from Cooper participated in the annual Minnesota DECA State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis, MN, March 19-21, 2017.
This April, David Necas and Jack Rybarczyk will be traveling to Anaheim, California to compete with 18,000 top students from around the world at the International Career Development Conference – the pinnacle of DECA competition. Jael Kerandi, Ellie Gentry, Jenny Gray, Sophie Pletcher, and Skylar Smiley will also be traveling to Anaheim to participate in the Thrive Conference after winning their spots for community service efforts and promotional activities they did throughout the year.
Top 3 State Winners
1st Place: Jack Rybarczyk – Virtual Business Challenge (International Qualifier)
2nd Place: David Necas – Personal Financial Literacy (International Qualifier)
1st Place: Marnie Dickson – Virtual Business Challenge
1st Place: Alice Zieska – Virtual Business Challenge
1st Place: David Lindgren – Virtual Business Challenge
Top 12 State Finalists
Jordan Baribeau – Franchise Business Plan
Patricia Bartos – Personal Finance Written Test Score
Keon Gates – Business Growth Plan
Ellie Gentry – Business Growth Plan
Nikoli Hovorka – Franchise Business Plan
Nikoli Hovorka – Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Jael Kerandi – Business Services Marketing
Jael Kerandi – Sales Demonstrations
David Lindgren – Franchise Business Plan
Lucas Messer – Franchise Business Plan
David Necas – Franchise Business Plan
Jack Rybarczyk – Franchise Business Plan
Jack Rybarczyk – Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Skylar Smiley – Employment Interview Advanced Level
Minnesota DECA Speakers’ Bureau – Jael Kerandi
Outstanding DECA member – Jael Kerandi
Outstanding DECA Advisor – Ms. Hershey
EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH MEMBERS
If you are interested in the college visit to Mankato this Friday you must turn in your permission slips on Wednesday. Stop by room 246A. There are still openings for more students to join the ETS program.
ETS Juniors - You will receive a pass in your first hour class tomorrow for a special advisory in the media center. We have a speaker coming in to share her story with you. Ose Ogbemudia is a Cooper graduate who followed her dreams all the way to New York to be a fashion designer.
ROUNDELAY - COOPER'S LITERARY JOURNAL
Attention Cooper writers and artists - Roundelay, Cooper's literary journal, needs you! Meetings are Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in 234 with Mr. LaMere. If you can't make the meetings but have work you'd like to contribute, you can drop it off with Mr. LaMere at any time. We'll be putting out calls for submissions soon!
Prep for the ACT! Go to the Media Center homepage for links to free ACT test prep websites. Higher scores mean better schools and a better public image for Cooper! http://rdale.libguides.com/chs
Do you want to go to college? Do you want help with the ACT or applying for financial aid? Attend a College Possible info session to learn about our program and find out how we can help you get to college! You must attend an info session to apply. There will be candy :) Sign up here.
SPRING SPORTS SIGN UP - OPENING PRACTICE DATES
Boys’ & Girls’ Lacrosse
Registration forms are available to pick up in the Activities Office or you can get them on the Cooper Hawks website: www.Letsgohawks.org
You must have a current sports physical and fees are due with your registration papers.
(Baseball and Softball fees are due with the registration but we do not deposit checks until after tryouts).
Girls Lacrosse will be having open gym from 5:30 - 7:00 on March 22nd in the west gyms. See you there!
COOPER ONLINE STORE
Looking for HAWK gear? Check out the ONLINE STORE at https://ssastores.com/cooperhawks
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIOR LADIES
2017 KPMG Future Leader Program - check Cooper website under What’s New for scholarship details.
MATH LOUNGE/WRITE PLACE UPDATE FOR 2nd SEMESTER
Attention students: Starting Second Semester, the days that the Write Place and the Math Lounge are open will change. The Write Place in room 246B will be open all hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Math Lounge in room 380 will be open all hours Tuesday and Thursday.
STUDENT PARKING PASSES - 2nd SEMESTER
1st Semester Parking Permits expire 1/20/17. If you plan to continue to park you must purchase a new Permit @ $90 or pay for daily parking @ $3. If you purchased a yearly permit remember to change your 1st Semester permit to 2nd Semester. Beginning 1/24/17, 2nd Semester Permits must be displayed. Displaying expired permits will result in your car booted and a fine. See the Bookkeeper to purchase 2nd Semester Permits. Students must park in the west student parking lot. Failure to display parking permits or parking in staff parking lot may result in a boot being placed on your car and a fine of at least $20.00. Students parking in neighborhood lots at the church or at NHLC may be towed without a warning.
ATTENTION OPEN LUNCH STUDENTS
When heading to and from lunch, please be considerate and respectful of our neighbors’ property. Please use sidewalks when available and limit your walking on neighborhood lawns.
AFTER SCHOOL CREDIT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
After school credit academic programs have officially started. Any student in need of academic support, assistance with their classes, computer access or a place to work quietly on school work after school can attend the Hawks Nest in room 131 Monday through Friday from 2:20-4:00.
If you are in 10th grade and need to make up a credit in the following courses you can go to the following rooms to begin credit recovery Monday- Thursdays:
Social Studies: Room 374
Math and Science: Room 132
English: Media Center
STUDENT TUTORS NEEDED
Cooper High School will be implementing student academic supports for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested, click here to fill out the application form. The Write Place and the Math Lounge will be open during the school day led by school staff with student tutors.
REMINDER REGARDING HEADGEAR
A reminder that student expectations around head-coverings are as follows: Hats, hoods, bandannas and other non-religious head-coverings are not to be worn during school hours.