Cooley School Rules:
2017 GATE Identification: The 2017-2018 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd-7th grade. The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district. The Parent Permission Forms will be made available on November 14, 2016 on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org under the “Parent” tab. All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 6, 2017 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the district website under the “Parents” tab for more information regarding GATE services and testing. Form below.
Chips for Kids:
We are collecting new, unwrapped toys for children in need from
November 14 - December 14.
There is a container in the office to drop off the toys.
Thanks for your support!!
LUNCH! Lunch at Cooley Middle School is from 12:07 to 12:40 p.m. (Period four begins at 12:44 p.m.). (On Monday, lunch is from 11:55 to 12:28 p.m.). All students may bring healthy snacks and drinks for passing periods. Energy drinks (such as Monster, Red Bull, etc) are discouraged. We encourage parents to volunteer at lunch any day you can!
School Supplies: The following items are suggested and optional school supplies for this year: Sturdy backpack, 2” binder, binder paper, pens, pencils (No. 2), highlighters, glue sticks, and a ruler. Individual instructors may suggest additional materials.
The Cooley Student Handbook: This important publication is included In the Cooley Planner. “The Handbook Test” will be given to every student the first week of school, and this test is to be completed – Open Handbook! – and returned to Second Period. We encourage students and parents to complete the test together. Other activities are planned to help students understand school expectations as well. A PDF version of the Handbook it below.
Just Read! Many times each week, parents ask, “What can I do to help my son/daughter do better in school?” There is no greater support that you can give your child, besides love, of course, than encouraging them to read, read, read. Reading just 20 minutes each night will greatly increase your student’s abilities in academic classes throughout the year.
Cooley Parent Teacher Club! Information about joining this amazing support for your student and for the school will be available at Check-In Day. Please support our Parent Teacher Club! This organization makes our school the best school every day! Check out the PTC website at http://www.cooleyptc.com.