For the second year in a row the New Jersey State Council on the Arts has awarded the Montclair Cooperative School a grant that allows us to hire an artist-in-residence who works with both students and teachers. The grant will again be used to create a multi-discipline and student-centric program incorporating science, technology, engineering, art and math - STEAM. A team of teachers, together with administrators and the artist-in-residence, Ben Pranger, finalized the approach to this year's STEAM curriculum, striving to find the right balance between the various disciplines. The first meeting was just before the school year started and [...]
Congratulations to the CoBots! The Co-op robotics team has been hard at work researching and programming since early September. They attended the First Lego League Clifton Qualifying Tournament on November 21st and received a Robot Performance Award recognizing a top score during the Robot Game. They also received high scores for their Science Project submission (recycling ziploc bags) and for Core Values (teamwork). The CoBots have been invited to proceed to the State Tournament on December 12 at Mt. Olive High School. The tournament is free and open to the public from 1:00PM- 4:00PM. Team members are Ella Parker and [...]
2015 Robot Games The Co-op's robotics team, the CoBots, will be participating in the FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament at Clifton High School on Saturday, November 21. The robot game is scheduled for 1:00PM - 4:00PM and will be open to the public. Coached by parents David Aristizabal and Jose Del Rosario and mentored by alumni Clara Devine Golub and James Lukenda, the CoBots have worked every Sunday afternoon since school began to build and program an autonomous robot that will complete missions on the FLL gameboard. 2015 Trash Trek Challenge In addition to the robot games, the CoBots will [...]
The Montclair Cooperative School's annual book fair takes place this Saturday, November 14th. In partnership with watchung booksellers, this year's book fair will offer a wonderful selection of children’s books (focusing on ages 3 to 14), curated by teachers and our local independent bookseller, along with great titles for adults. This year's festivities will also host 20 extraordinary local artisans who will sell handmade crafts and goods. The bookworm café will offer savory and sweet, homemade takeaway meals and treats. This is a great opportunity to buy ALL the books on your holiday gift list and find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. [...]
The Co-op's chapter of Girls Learn International, one of the very few middle school chapters in existence, is now in its 4th year. Girls Learn is an organization dedicated to spreading awareness about the lack of girls' education in parts of the world and to fundraising to help provide as many opportunities for them as possible. The Co-op group, open to students in grades 6-8 and this year led by 8th grader Alara Kilic, held a bake sale on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. All money raised will be donated to the Girls Learn [...]
Calling all alumni, alumni parents, teachers past and present: You are cordiality invited to Come Back to the Co-op on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 4pm. Grab classmates, your parents, your own family, or come on your own. Reconnect with old friends. Enjoy a casual lunch and a game of kickball. Meet our new Head of School. Take a tour if it’s been a while and find out what the kids are up to. Come on back to where it all began. RSVP and get your tickets here. Follow the event at our Facebook Alumni Group. Join today!
Attention all Co-op members. The Summer Mailing has arrived and can be found by navigating to our Community Pages or by clicking here.
Co-op seventh and eighth grade students featured on Baristanet for their work on the global INSIDE OUT project.
"Montclair Cooperative School Students Bring International Art Project to Montclair" Baristanet.com | June 8, 2015.
The Montclair Cooperative School will host an open chess tournament on Sunday, June 14th. The unrated tournament will be directed by Mike Somers and Steve Moctezuma. All students from any school in grades 2-8 are eligible to participate in this unrated five-round Swiss tournament. Click on the flyer below to print and register now!
Our 8th grade students have returned from their excursion to the Republic of Ecuador. For a quick look into all that they learned and experienced, have a look at their travel blog.