Eight students from The John Cooper Upper School were recognized as Rotary Club Students of the Year at the May 18 luncheon of Rotary Club of The Woodlands. Students are nominated and selected based on their leadership and involvement in various organizations, both in the community and at school, while displaying a sense of fairness, honesty and integrity. The following students were recognized: Isabel Sands and Preston Hodges (12th Grade), Shilpa Rumalla and T.J.
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Student artists from Montgomery County high schools were awarded $21,000 in scholarships by The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) and had their work exhibited at The 2017 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, April 7-9.
Local high school juniors and seniors submitted their work to TWAC annual Student Art Scholarship competition in the categories of Painting, 2D Mixed Media, 3D Multi-Media, Drawing, Digital Art and Photography.
For the first time in the school’s history, The John Cooper School’s literary and arts magazine, Inkblots, that is produced by a staff of Upper School students, has earned the highest honor given by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The 2016 edition, entitledSilent Symphonies, was one of seven schools in the country to be awarded a Pacemaker Award, described as “the Pulitzer of student journalism.”
After practicing for several weeks, The John Cooper Middle School Ethics Bowl team competed on April 1 in the first ever Middle School Ethics Bowl that was held at Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School in Houston. The team captured first place, making them the first ever Middle School Ethics Bowl champions.
It’s a true story that many are unfamiliar with and three generations removed from the cast that will be telling it, yet the powerful message of social activism in Radium Girls is as relevant today as it was when it took place.
In 1926, radium is a miracle cure, Madame Curie is an international celebrity and luminous watches are all the rage. Young high school girls were hired and paid well for a prestigious job of painting radium paint on the dials of wristwatches for the military and popular alarm clocks for the general public.
On March 9 and 10, John Cooper Middle School students took a break from regular academic classes to highlight other areas of student development by participating in Minimester activities.
Gena Keszei, a Ball State University student, will return to campus to speak with students about adversity and resilience. Gena is an amputee who has overcome her “dis”ability in many ways. By sharing her story, her goal is to inspire and encourage all students to rise above perceived limitations.
Members of the Middle School Student Council, Cooper Connects Club and other sixth through eighth grade student volunteers, plus parent and faculty sponsors, attended the annual Special Olympics at Oak Ridge High School on January 28. Eighteen Cooper students worked with individual athletes to demonstrate each event, cheer them on during participation and kept score in order to tally scores and designate medals.
Gold Key Recipients to Continue at National Level of Competition
John Cooper Upper School students again had a very strong presence in the regional level adjudication of the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. Students are awarded Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mentions for their writing and visual arts. Students who earn Gold Key awards move on to the national level of the competition, to be held in New York City in June.
Kara Lothian’s colorful self-portrait she created using oil-pastels and entitled “The White Haired Girl,” has been selected to be a part of the Texas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month State Capital Artwork Exhibit in Austin.
Lothian is a first grade student at The John Cooper School and her teacher, Amy Dietrich, said the painting was part of a unit of study on the Cubist style that was made famous by Pablo Picasso.
Saturday, FEBRUARY 25
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. * John Cooper School Student Center
12th Annual Empty Bowls Lunch
"One part soup, one part art, and a whole lot of art!"
The Cooper chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) initiated the Empty Bowls Project on campus 12 years ago, and during that time has raised over $75,000 for hunger relief in our community. Students from Pre-K through Grade 12, plus faculty, staff and parents create bowls during the first part of each school year for February's Empty Bowls lunch.