Category: John Cooper – Upper School

The Art and Literary Magazine of The John Cooper School Honored by Scholastic Press

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(L-R): NSPA: 2016 Inkblots Editors Nina Rivela, Gibson Field, Nikki Juszczak, Sadie Robb and Claire Cromley.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) have each recognized the 2016 edition of Inkblots, the art and literary magazine of The John Cooper School, with top honors.

Inkblots, Volume XIX, “Silent Symphonies,” was nominated by CSPA for its highest honor, a Scholastic Crown, that will be announced in March at CSPA’s annual spring convention at Columbia University. For the eighth consecutive year, the magazine has received the highest ranking of Gold Medal in the CSPA Medalist Critique. Senior Sadie Robb was editor-in-chief of the 156-page magazine, and Gibson Field and Nikki Juszczak were assistant editors.

Cooper student artists and writers were also recognized with eight Gold Circle Awards. Senior Claire Cromley was awarded two third place awards; in Free Form Poetry for “The Artist” and Traditional Poetry for “Dress Code.” Certificates of Merit were awarded in Photography to Sam Brus for his single photo, “Soulful” and to Heather Scotti for her portfolio of photography and Alex Swanbeck for Portfolio Illustration. Students from Cooper’s Class of 2016 who were awarded Certificates of Merit were Seth Dickens and Marina Ferguson for design, and Meredith Brus for her Experimental Fiction piece, “Open Ocean.”

Students Make Handmade Bowls for Cooper’s Annual Event to Raise Funds for Food Pantry

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Making Bowls: Representatives from Interfaith of The Woodlands joined Cooper students, faculty and staff to make bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowls event to be held at the school on February 25. Seated are faculty and staff members Jayla Ash Davis, Christine Provencio, Peg Burrell and Jill DelRio. Standing from left are Lucy Gomez (Interfaith Director of Programs); Jamila Musa-Carr (faculty sponsor); NAHS Steering Committee members Madison Scott, Andrea Perez Florez and Jessie Brown; Emily Taylor (faculty sponsor); Missy Herndon (Interfaith President and CEO) and NAHS committee member Isaac

The John Cooper School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) and Cooper Art Society (CAS) students will continue its tradition of raising funds to help fight hunger in our community by sponsoring the 12th Annual Empty Bowls Project on Saturday, February 25. The 2017 Empty Bowls event will be held in Cooper’s Student Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and online reservations are encouraged, but not required.

The public is invited to this annual event that has helped to raise over $75,000 for hunger relief in our community over the past 11 years. Reservations are $10 and can be secured by going to: https://johncooper.myschoolapp.com/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=11396.

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The Woodlands Bar Association accepting Future Lawyer Scholarship applications

Graduation Day. Clipping path included.Applications are now being accepted by graduating seniors residing in Montgomery County for the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Ida G. Stewart” and the “2017 Future Lawyers Scholarship in Memoriam Kevin T. Shea.”

Each scholarship will award $3,000 to outstanding local high school students through The Woodlands Bar Association (WBA) scholarship program. Read more…

The Woodlands Township environmental professionals visit The John Cooper School

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — In mid-December, eighth grade science students in Stef Groves’ and John LaBonte’s classes at The John Cooper School presented solutions to reducing marine debris to seventh grade science students, as part of a problem-based learning unit. Read more…

The Woodlands College Park high school & The John Cooper school named ‘most beautiful’ in Texas

Two schools in The Woodlands made the list, The John Cooper School and The Woodlands College Park High School.

The highest rated Houston-area school was The Woodlands College Park High School. Aceable’s blog justified its pick by saying, “College Park High is easily identifiable by the striking teal-domed tower at the entrance of the school. Remnants of classical architecture, like arched windows and columns, give this Houston-area high school a collegiate feel.” click here for complete story and list

Theatre: In rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.

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“Oo La La! It’s oh so nicer in Nice!” sings junior Payton Russell as Hortense, the French Maid in rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.

Upper School students in grades nine through 12 at The John Cooper School are busy preparing for their upcoming main stage production of “The Boy Friend,” that opens on November 11 and runs through November 13. Continue reading “Theatre: In rehearsals for The John Cooper School’s upcoming production of “The Boy Friend” that runs November 11-13.”

John Cooper’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Is ‘A Gem’ According to New Director

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Members of the tech crew work on construction of the set for the upcoming John Cooper School production of “The Boy Friend.”

7pm Nov. 11 & 12 | 2pm Nov. 12 & 13 

Tickets $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors

Although “The Boy Friend,” may not be familiar, the show’s director, Cooper’s new theater arts teacher Mary Rotella, says “it’s a little gem.” The story takes place over a 24-hour period at a finishing school in the French Riviera. “Set in the 1920s, it’s a stylistic piece, where it’s possible for a boy to meet a girl and fall in love, all in one day,” Rotella said.

The show can be characterized as a “pastiche,” meaning it imitates the time period in a lighthearted, celebratory manner. Set at Villa Caprice, a girls’ finishing school located on the outskirts of Nice, the storyline has twists and turns, including cases of mistaken identity. “It’s just a lot of fun, and is appropriate for all ages to enjoy,” Rotella said.

Lead characters include Polly, played by Emily Moses; Tony, played by T.J. Gill;  Bobby Van Husen, played by Jack Whitney; Headmistress, Mme. Dubonnet, played by Mallory Bechtel; Percival, played by Spencer Katterhagen; Maisie, played by Kate Fisher; Hortense, played by Payton Russell, Lord Brockhurst played by Conor Patterson and Lady Brockhurst played by Maddie Bergeron. Performing in featured roles will be Cassidy Sellers, Alex Swanbeck, Carina Masuelli, Sam Brus, Callum Burton and Mitchell Shannon. Continue reading “John Cooper’s ‘The Boy Friend’ Is ‘A Gem’ According to New Director”