THE WOODLANDS – Students in all three division of The John Cooper School shared the gift of giving during the holidays through a variety of outreach opportunities. As is a long-standing tradition in Lower School (grades PK-5) Cooper families participated in the Angel Tree program through the Salvation Army that collected gifts for children, youth and senior citizens. Middle School (grades 6-8) collected food and donations for Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. Middle School Student Council members held a bake sale and “dress down day” resulting in a donation of $1,000 for the social service organization. Upper School students (grades 9-12) in the SPAM Club (Society for the Prevention of Animal Mistreatment) held their annual Santa Paws photo session that raised $552 that was added to donations for three local animal rescue organizations – Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary, Smart Rescue and Jurassic Bark Rescue. Seniors, who hold an outreach drive of some kind throughout the year, made blankets in December that were given to 30 pediatric patients through Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands Hospital. The John Cooper School is an independent, college preparatory school in The Woodlands for students in PK through Grade 12 (www.johncooper.org). # # #
Giving Tree: Lower School Student Council members relax after filling the Salvation Army truck with gifts for children, youth and seniors. Back row: Joey Barron, Declan Magee, Luke Johnson, Jonathan Wheeler, Page Taylor, Eleanor Rudnicki, Assistant Head of Lower School Teresa Robson and Felicity Sebastian. Middle row: James Cooper, Matthew Perugini, Brennan Robson, Will Young and Lower School Secretary Margie Koehl (standing). Sitting on the truck are: Travis Barron, Holden Field, Luke Turner.
MS Food Drive – The John Cooper Middle School Student Council sponsored a drive for Montgomery Emergency Assistance. Front row: Sabrina Frusco, Sarah Tindell, Adelaide Herman and Amera Finnie. Back row with Middle School Dean of Students Charles Williams are Kate Fisher, Avery Schlichter, Kristina Ward, Maya Robles, Cameron Reed and Alex Sims.
Santa Paws –Cooper SPAM Club members sponsored the annual Santa Paws fundraiser. Front row: Santiago Calleja, Isabel Calleja, Jaya Khetarpal, Katherine Donovan and Joseph Coleman. Back row with Santa (physics teacher Louis Ashworth and faculty advisor Shannon Hill) are Sebastian Calleja, Kaitlyn Ramirez, Simone Bergsrud, Laura Meyer and Claire Lohn.
Blankets – Seniors who made 30 blankets for pediatric students at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands Hospital, pictured with lead senior advisor, English Department Chair Shannon Wiley, are Suraj Swarup, Jaya Khetarpal, Grace Flink, Riley Kent, Joseph Coleman, Haley Kent, Christian Jones and Meiya Cho.
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