Eight students from The John Cooper School were recognized as Rotary Club Students of the Year at the May 19 luncheon of Rotary Club of The Woodlands. This award is given to students based on their proven qualities of leadership, community service, school spirit/service, academics and outstanding character. An award is given to one male and one female per grade level. Many congratulations to ninth graders Christopher McDonald and Uche Oguchi; tenth graders T.J.
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Eighth graders Avery Nakahara and Caroline Muhith and seventh graders James Donald, Nancy Lee, Amara Oguchi and Kirthi Chandra represented The John Cooper School at the Texas Art Educators Association Jr. Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) that was held on May 14 in College Station.
Cooper submitted 11 entries in the regional competition (out of 119 total) and were awarded 10 Superior ratings and one Excellent rating, based on the combined points of their artwork and an interview with judges.
Head of Upper School Stephen Popp welcomed students, parents, faculty and administrators to a dinner and induction ceremony for The John Cooper School Chapter of The Cum Laude Society that was held on campus on May 17.
Third and fourth grade students from The John Cooper School created fused glass fish in their art classes that will be on display in the Hillery Community Gallery at The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts from February 27 - March 29. A reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, March 3 between 5 and 7 p.m. and the museum will also have art activities for those who wish to participate on March 3 as part of Texas Art Educators Association (TAEA) Big Art Day.
Another milestone for The John Cooper School community took place on September 24, when the final beam of the Rock Math and Science Center was signed by trustees, donors, administrators, Middle/Upper School math and science faculty and construction workers, before being hoisted into place, as construction continues on the 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art teaching facility.
THE WOODLANDS – John Cooper School visual arts students who were awarded Gold and Silver medals in the national adjudication level of the art portion of the 2014 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, were invited, along with their instructors, Bob Mosier and Lesia Streckfuss, to attend a ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6. Their award-winning art will also be part of a National Student Exhibition that will run from June 5 through June 14 at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.
THE WOODLANDS – The Commencement ceremony for The John Cooper School’s Class of 2014 was held in the school’s Middle/Upper School Gymnasium on the evening of May 23. Choir and instrumental students provided the music for the ceremony, including the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance.” The band was conducted by Director Graham Tobin, members of the A capella group, “VOX,” sang the national anthem and as is a Cooper tradition, faculty members joined the choir to sing “Old Irish Blessing” by Denes Agay under the direction of Choir Director Rae Moses.
Each year, The John Cooper School recognizes graduating seniors who have attended the PK-12 independent school for all 13 years, as Cooper Pioneers. Twenty eight seniors, or over one quarter of the 102-member graduating class, have been designated as Cooper Pioneers this year. The designation was initiated with Cooper's first graduating class in 1994 and in 2001, Cynthia Woods Mitchell bestowed a special stole at the Commencement to acknowledge the first Cooper Pioneers to attend the school for 13 years.
Schoolwide International Festival 2014
Each year, the Cooper community celebrates the cultures of the world through various activities in all three divisions of the school.
Upper School Highlights: Monday: Kick-off Assembly with the Kosher Klezmer Band, featuring an extensive repertoire of Jewish, as well as American dance music at 10 AM in the Performing Arts Center; Tuesday:Dress Your Heritage Day; Wednesday: International Quiz Bowl at 2:25 PMin the Performing Arts Center
THE WOODLANDS – The John Cooper School Alumnus, Colin Kelly ’03, a Brooklyn, New York based industrial designer, was recently honored in the third annual 30 Under 30 Issue of Forbes. Each year, the magazine profiles “a tally of the brightest stars” in 15 different fields who are under the age of 30. Kelly was highlighted in the Art and Design category for the TOT Booster seat and TOT Sprout Chair he designed for OXO.