Upper School Cooper Cares Day

Students Volunteer and Give Back to our Community
Cooper Cares Day is an initiative aimed at nurturing a culture of volunteerism and community service at The John Cooper School. Students can significantly impact their local area and beyond while finding personal joy and fulfillment in service.
Led by our Interact Club and conceived through ideas from club sponsors and student leaders, this initiative goes beyond community aid; it cultivates student relationships, teamwork, and leadership skills. At Cooper we believe these skills are essential for personal and professional growth.

Cooper Cares Day is more than just service—it's an opportunity for Cooper Dragons to expand their horizons, connect deeply with the community, and embrace the spirit of giving back.

The John Cooper School Students Lead STEM Activities at The Woodlands Children's Museum

One of the goals set forth by the students who originally founded the STEM Society at The John Cooper School was to provide science outreach, especially to younger children. The club's mission is to help ignite scientific curiosity and an interest in the various disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

"On Cooper Cares Day, we were thrilled to partner with the Woodlands Children’s Museum to do just that. The Cooper students helped assemble large foam blocks into dinosaur skeletons and also supervised table stations where children could build smaller dinosaurs or creations of their imagination," said Advisor Ms. Cathy Mock, The John Cooper School. 

"As I watched the students interacting with the young museum visitors, it was so satisfying to see the older students eager to share their knowledge and passion for science while the younger children were visibly excited to dive right in and start the building process. I’m not sure who had more fun, or who taught whom more, but it was a wonderful day for everyone," said Mock. 

The STEM Society is grateful for this terrific service opportunity afforded to us by The Woodlands Children’s Museum. The students are always looking for ways to give back to their community, and it was great to find something so close to the school.

MPAC Students Pack Medical Supplies as Part of their Service Project 
Upper School students in the MPAC (Medical Professions at Cooper) Club traveled to Project Cure to volunteer on Cooper Cares Day. Project Cure is an organization that collects donated medical supplies and ships them to areas around the world that are in need. Sponsor Mrs. Arocha and ten students worked for two and a half hours helping to sort and organize donated supplies so that they would be ready to ship out when needed.

"I am proud of our students and their passion to enhance the community," said Rebecca Arocha, Anatomy and Biology Teacher is the MPAC sponsor. 
Volunteers also shared their time to feed the hungry and host senior citizens as they watched the production of Shrek, The Musical. It was a wonderful day that provided experiences and memories to last a lifetime!  

From Curiosity to Wisdom
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.