New Parent Orientation - Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. Returning Students Meet & Greet Grades 1st-5th - Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. First Day of School for all students is Tuesday, August 15, 2017. School begins at 7:45 a.m.
Ethan W., third grade student, and Shreya T., fourth grade student, competed at the Super Nationals VI Chess Championships in Nashville, Tennessee May 12 - 14. Ethan competed in the K-3 Under 1000 section of the tournament and won 5 of his 7 games. Ethan received a trophy for placing 14th out of 147 players in his section. Ethan, also, played a 3 1/2 hour Simultaneous Exhibition Game against Grand Master Sabina Foisor. Shreya played in the K-5 Under 900 section of the tournament and won 2 of her 7 games. 5,578 students from across the United States competed in this championship tournament which included 7 games of chess in three days. Chess club sponsor, Mrs. Lanier, also attended the tournament, as well as her son, Justin Lanier, a PhD student at Georgia Tech, who coached the students during the tournament. CLICK ON READ FULL STORY for more photos.
Three T.S. Cooley students were honored at May's CPSB school board meeting for being state Zaner Bloser Handwriting winners. Their entries will now go on to national competition. The kindergarten winner is Kamryn W. The 1st grade winner is Megan B. and the 2nd grade winner is Lilli D.
Recently two T.S. Cooley students were honored at the 2017 Law Day Ceremony at the Lake Charles Courthouse for their submissions to the annual essay and poster contest sponsored by the Southwest LA Bar Association. 4th Grader, Emma V. won 1st place for her essay, “Order in the Court” and 2nd grader, Landry Q. won 1st place for her law day poster.
Thanks to the generous Matching Gift Program of Phillips 66, the library was able to purchase a colorful beach themed rug which was placed in the "Beach Reading Center" to the delight of the students! The library greatly appreciates the generous donation of grand-parent, Darren Cole, during our book fair, which Phillips 66 matched. Pictured are some of our second grade students enjoying reading and relaxing time at the "beach!"
4th grader, Parker M. recently took the top prize at the AR pep rally for most AR points: an autographed baseball from the McNeese baseball players. He was also recognized at the May school board meeting for being one of only a handful of students that have over 1000 accelerated reading points!
The ballroom dance team won gold and overall in the final parish competition. Team members were Layla N., Pierce S., Laila R., Dillon H., Sydney L., Gurshan T., Anna Leigh S., Zachary L., Elizabeth G., Christian G., A'laya F. and Matthew G.