Our school theme is “Fly Like a Falcon.” At school, we are intentionally discussing what it means to be a falcon. We are encouraging our school community to “soar above” things that might bring us down, not allowing us to be our best selves. We are on a school-wide crusade to “Fly Like a Falcon,” lifting one another up, celebrating the positive interactions and kind behavior that our students and staff demonstrate each and every day. Cooper fits this description to a “T”. He has comfortably settled into the role of a leader this year. We are so proud of Cooper’s maturity, work ethic, resiliency and commitment to his success as a student and a person.
This pandemic has been difficult on all of our kids for a variety of reasons. Cooper is a gifted athlete. Not being able to play sports could have easily had a negative impact on Cooper's mindset. Instead, Cooper displayed his resiliency and has channelled his energy positively into the classroom and his every day demeanor. Many of the qualities that make SJF unique have been altered or halted altogether. The junior high students were used to switching classes, seeing different friends throughout the day, eating as a large group in the lunchroom, connecting in the hallways, etc. These changes are difficult for anyone to digest and adapt to, but not Cooper. Cooper continues to show up positively every day. He works hard, remains engaged, has a great attitude and sense of humor, quietly helps others without ever being asked, and takes feedback well. Cooper is a great kid and is always there when you need him. He is a conscientious contributor and an active participant in his classes each day. Cooper has become a role model for his classmates, fellow Falcons, and teachers. We are so blessed to have Cooper with us and are excited for his bright future! Thank you Cooper for showing up each day. Keep flying like a Falcon. You have made SJF a better place.