Thursday, March 24, 2016

Student PTA

The student PTA wants the whole school to get involved in anti-bullying. The student PTA does this because they want everybody to stop bullying and not be a bystander.
A bystander is a person that watches bullying and doesn't help the person by not reporting it or not telling them to stop. What the student PTA wants us to do is to stand up for others and yourself. We want Cooper Upper Elementary to be bully free.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Our Student Leaders are Finding their Voice!

Cooper leaders have had some exciting opportunities in the past couple of weeks.  First, Webster Elementary invited us to speak with their students about how Cooper students live the 7 Habits.  The Webster Wildcats have been learning about the 7 Habits and their principal, Mrs. Boka, felt that they really needed to hear from fellow students how living the 7 Habits could positively impact their lives.  We took six Cooper students from our Student Lighthouse Team and PTA Leaders.  They did a wonderful job!  

Also, today we had a surprise visit from the Livonia Public Schools Communication Department.  They are putting together a video to demonstrate the positive school environments across Livonia.  Six Cooper students were asked to speak on camera about their school experiences.  They were asked questions such as, "Describe your favorite teacher and what makes them your favorite, What is your favorite part of your day?, and How has being at at Leader in Me school changed your life?"

Once again, our students were poised, confident, and sincere.  They spoke highly about the role leadership and the 7 Habits play in their lives, their positive learning experiences, strong peer relationships, and the impact great teachers have had in creating engaging, positive, joyful school experiences. As Martina said, "Cooper is like a bagel and the cream cheese is the Leader in Me!"  Way to go Cooper Leaders!

Speaking to the 1-2 Grade Family

Speaking to the 5-6 Grade Family

Speaking to the 3-4 Family

Great Job Cooper Leaders!

Sienna LOVES learning!

One of our Rock Star Savers!

Mallory shares how her math teacher has been instrumental in 
helping her understand math and make it fun!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Honoring Mrs. Schnettler

When Mrs. Schnettler, one of our Physical Education teachers, died last December, Cooper students and staff wrote their thoughts and memories of Mrs. Schnettler on pink pieces of paper. The pieces of paper were made into paper chains and placed in Cooper's front hallway in Mrs. Schnettler's honor.  

What ever happened to the paper chains?  Jolene and Zoey synergized by carefully taking each link of the chains apart, and placing them into gift boxes.  Hundreds of slips of paper were sent to Mrs. Schnettler's children this Christmas in loving memory of their mom.  We will invite Mrs. Schnettler's children to come and walk the track that was constructed in her memory with Cooper staff and students this spring.