June 11, 2019
Please indulge me while I convey my shameless plug and gush about our spectacular year at Cooper School! Cooper is indeed a 4 STAR SCHOOL! We continue to receive recognition and accolades for our extraordinary accomplishments. Cooper’s 2017-18 Forward State Assessment results are the highest in the MPS district for a K-8 school! Wow! Spread the word!
It is time for us to say our farewells and words of gratitude to those students and staff who will not be returning in the fall. We would like to wish our impressive group of eighth graders happiness and success. The Class of 2019 shall always be remembered! They enriched our lives and served as wonderful role models. We must also say good bye to two of our wonderful staff members who are retiring at the end of this school year. Congratulations and wishes for happily-ever-after to Jackie Pollman, fifth grade teacher extraordinaire who has taught at Cooper for twenty-two years, and Nancy Rutowski, Cooper’s superb Special Education Resource teacher who has taught at the HOC for the past eight years. We shall miss them dearly and always welcome them back with open arms. Remember: Once a Cooper cougar, always a Cooper cougar!!
We are pleased to introduce Gina Kaisler, former Golda Meir and Elm Creative Arts teacher, to serve in the role of fifth grade teacher, along with Kayla Wilson, former Special Education Resource teacher at Grant, to serve as Cooper’s middle school Special Education Resource teacher. We welcome Ms. Nicole Michalak as the HOC’s newest paraprofessional. Ms. Michalak comes to us from Fairview.
The first day of school for the 2019-2020 year, is Tuesday, September 3, 2019. There will be staggered attendance for the first 3 days of school for all K4 and K5 students. Stay tuned for more information to follow at a later date. The Open House/Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Scholastic Reflections will be here once again to take school pictures during that time.
The support, encouragement, and involvement that you showed is truly inspirational!! I am the luckiest principal in the world. Thank you for such a tremendous year. Have a safe and relaxing summer. Enjoy your precious time together.
Jennifer L. Doucette,