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Congrats to one of our outstanding social studies teachers, Mr. Doug Logan, on being named the KY History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  He moves on to compete nationally in October.  Congrats Mr. Logan!

We hope you can join us on Wednesday, July 31st at SugarFire between 11a-9p for lunch or dinner.  A portion of the proceeds comes back to our football program.

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Pictured above are the campers, players and coaches from our volleyball camp that took place July 10-13. 

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Cooper Men's Soccer is hosting the 6th Annual Cooper HS Mattress fundraiser on Saturday, August 3, 10a-5p in our cafeteria.  To know more about the event, click here.  

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Pictured above is from the  Cooper Men's soccer team playing in the Bluegrass Tournaments in Lexington last weekend. 
(Photo credit: Brad Smith)

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Cooper football has partnered with Buffalo Wild Wings!  Anytime you eat at the Florence location, please tell them you are there to support TEAM C.  A portion of your bill will be donated back to the football program.  Go Jags!

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Pictured above are the various scenarios of using the jug handle that is soon to open on US 42 near Hopeful & Weaver Road.girls youth basketball camp that took place June 3-6. 

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Congrats to 2019 graduate Caleb He (3rd from the left) for making it to the finals in the National Sons of the American Revolution oratory contest! 

7:00-3:00 P.M.
Attendance Policy Changes
Regular school attendance is essential for students to gain academic and social skills they need to succeed.  Good attendance is a soft skill employers consider essential in the 21st century economy.  The habits of good attendance are developed as a child and difficult to change as an adult.  Chronic absenteeism is when a student misses 10% or more of the school year for any reason, not just unexcused absences.  

During the 2018-2019 school year, we began to examine data related to chronic absenteeism and its impact on our students.  This caused us to take a look at our attendance policy and make changes to support our mission of preparing all students to be college and career ready upon leaving Cooper High School.  Research shows missing 10% or more of the school year impacts the academic and social success of children.  It also prevents children from building good attendance habits.  You as parents and guardians are partners in helping us make sure students are committed to attending school every day.

To better meet the expectations explained above, Cooper High School has revised our attendance policy.  It is summarized below:
  • Within 3 days of a student's return to school he/she must present a written and dated note signed by the parent/guardian or physician explaining the absence.  If the note is turned in after the 3-day window, the absence will remain unexcused.
  • A maximum of six (6) days each year may be excused with a signed note from the parent/guardian or doctor.
  • If there are more than six (6) days excused, a Medical Excuse Form, must be completed, stating the student was seen in the doctor's office, and returned for review by school officials within (3) days of the absence for the absence to be reviewed for the possibility of being excused.  
  • Parents/guardians who are anticipating a student's extended absence due to illness or other health related issues, should contact the school office to make arrangements to address an extended absence.
  • If the student has chronic or recurring illness that may cause more than 6 absence per the specified time period, the Medical Excuse Form should be completed prior to missing the six days of school. The form will only pertain to excuses from the doctor who completed the form and saw the student in his/her office, and will become effective on the date provided (not retroactively).
With these changes, it is essential to share information with the school when your child is absent.  Thank you for partnering with us on providing a great educational experience for your child.

Our attendance point of contact is  Ms. Rhonda Pope.

Laptop for School 
Every student is encouraged to bring a personal device, other than a cell phone, for the 2019-2020 school year. Teachers will continue to utilize our online learning management system (Canvas) to provide students with a blended learning model of teaching and learning to best meet the needs of all students. Many resources such as math textbooks and other resources across content areas will be uploaded for students to access on Canvas via a laptop or chromebook. Students and teachers will continue to integrate and use technology to enhance learning and provide students with the skills needed to be college, career, and life ready.

The Boone County School District and Cooper High School are not recommending what type of device to purchase for your student(s). With costs varying widely among types of devices, brand, and capabilities we encourage you to research and discuss what device will best meet the needs and interests of your student. For further guidance and suggestions,  click here.

  • Your student will NOT be able to attend school in the fall without documented proof of starting the Hepatitis A SERIES on a valid KY Immunization Certificate.(Again, the series consists of 2 doses, so the FIRST dose MUST be on the certificate with an expiration date to reflect the 2nd dose after the 6 month window)
  • In addition to the Hepatitis A vaccine, high school students age 16 years or older are required to have proof of a 2nd dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.  This MUST also be on their KY immunization certificate.
Tips and Suggestions:
  • Call your doctor's office to verify if your student has already received the required vaccines
  • If you find out that your child DOES NOT have the required vaccines, you will want to make arrangements to get the shots right away. Because the Hepatitis A vaccine is a series - you will have to start shot #1 ASAP as they CANNOT start school without proof of having started the series.  They can receive the 2nd Meningococcal vaccine right after their 16th birthday.


Please note that our first aid room staff returns to work a few days prior to the first day of school.
First Day of School 
The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 14th.  Please make note of this date.  We look forward to another great school year here at Cooper.  It's hard to believe this will begin our 11th year!   We are busy preparing in anticipation of August 14th.

Camp Jaguar 
Camp Jaguar for our incoming freshmen has been set for Friday, August 9th from 8:00-12:00 noon.
This will be a great day for your freshman student to feel more comfortable about high school, build friendships, find their classes, open their locker, opportunities to get involved and many other essential things to make the transition to Cooper as smooth as possible!  Students are paired with their Freshman Mentoring Group and Leader.  This group will be together throughout the school year during J.A.M. (Jaguar Achievement & Mentoring) time.

Please take a moment to register your freshman student at the link below so we can adequately plan for those attending.  Students receive a free t-shirt as well as lunch.

Senior Portraits
Parents of seniors...let's make sure that your senior student is in our yearbook.   
The deadline for seniors to have their picture taken to be in our yearbook is November 14, 2019.   For more information, click here
Golf Outing 
The Boone County Businessman's Association is proud to partner with Boone County Schools for our 19th Annual Golf Outing.

Benefits from this outing will support the Businessman's efforts to provide winter coats, hats and gloves to students in the school district who are in need and to support Boone County Schools Alternative Services Program.
This program includes the Drop-In Academy, Transition to High School, Transition to Life and Behavior Academy.

We would like a few foursomes representing Cooper HS at this great event!   Let Mr. Wilson know if you plan on participating.

Background Check 
Parents and extended families members that would like to chaperon or volunteer at the school for any event will need a background check completed each school year.   The cost is $10 and checks should be made payable to Cooper High School.  

Summer Assignments
All students have a recommended summer assignment connected with their English class.  There may be additional assignments associated with honors and/or AP courses.   For more information and details, visit our website or click here.

***If your child has signed up for honors and/or AP courses,  we can guarantee they are in these courses unless one of our counselors have contacted you.

Student Drivers
For students that are interested in driving to school, Click here to open our parking policy and requirements.   A driver's license is required to purchase a parking permit.  There are plenty of parking spots for students to purchase throughout the school year as they get their license. If you meet the requirements, please fill out the areas on the parking form and turn in during our payment of fees and schedule-up day on Tuesday, August 6th.

Parking across the street on Kroth Lane, Alson Place and Hawk's Landing subdivisions are strictly prohibited.  A new county ordinance restricts on-street parking from 8:00-3:00 p.m. during school days.  

We will have designated areas for each grade level; seniors with the parking spaces closest, juniors next and then sophomores.  You can only purchase a parking pass with you have your license.   There are plenty of parking spots for students throughout the school as they become eligible for their license.
Upcoming Events      

Aug. 6          Schedule Pick-Up/Fees
                    (9-12 noon,1-3p & 5-7p) 
Aug. 9          Camp Jaguar, 8-12:00
Aug. 14        First Day of School
Aug. 16        ACT Deadline to Reg. for Sept.
Aug. 22        Curriculum Night, 6-8p
Aug. 27        Picture Day!
Sept. 2         Labor Day--No School 
Sept. 14       National ACT Test Date
Sept. 20       ACT Deadline to Reg. for Oct.
Sept. 23       Senior Class Meeting re:Grad
Sept. 24       Class Ring Information
Oct. 8           Class Ring Parent Info 3-7p
Oct. 9           Class ring orders due
Oct. 11-14    Fall Break-No School
Oct. 18         Homecoming Parade
Oct. 18         Homecoming Game
Oct. 19         Homecoming Dance, 7-11
Nov. 14         Senior Portrait Deadline