Our Community Partners

Cooperstown Central School District is defined by academic excellence and robust extracurricular activities. It’s also defined by a network of community partners dedicated to our students. These volunteer groups assist with a wide range of learning opportunities. From the classroom to the art studio and the auditorium stage to the playing field, the contributions from our community partners represent the best of what the greater Cooperstown area has to offer. If you are interested in volunteering with any of the community groups below, please contact them at the links provided.

 

Parent Teacher Association

12339181_1001015313255198_3894170127628503871_oThe mission of the PTA is to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.  As an active PTA chapter, the Cooperstown PTA is able to participate in many of the state and national programs that the PTA has to offer and are recognized as a not-for-profit organization 501c3.

The Cooperstown PTA works to enhance and support Cooperstown Central School at the elementary, junior and high school level. The organization welcomes the participation of teachers, staff, parents and community members. The Cooperstown PTA raises funds and distributes them to help benefit students. It also coordinates volunteers as needed to help teachers. The PTA also produces a directory and plans events to help connect Cooperstown Central School District FamiliesSchool families.

Please visit the PTA website and Facebook page for more information.

 

Friends of Music and Art (FoMA)

10959055_1088387424520475_7920231551267606782_oFriends of Cooperstown Central School Music and Art (FoMA) is an all-volunteer organization that was formed in 1994 to encourage, support and strengthen music and arts education within the Cooperstown Central School District and to promote parental involvement in public education.

FoMA works closely with music and art teachers at Cooperstown Central School. FoMA funds art awards, NYS School Music Association (NYSSMA) medals, Slam Poetry prizes and the Concerto Competition. Throughout the year, FoMA provides scholarships to students in grades K-12 attending arts and music-related camps and lessons. FoMA continues to provide every third grader with a recorder and a booklet of music which can be used in the classroom and at home.

FoMA meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Jr./Sr. High School Faculty Room, which is across the hall from the cafeteria. FoMA welcomes and encourages public participation and ideas.

If you would like to receive emails about FoMA activities, or have a question about FoMA, email fomaccs@gmail.com or speak to a member.

FoMA on Facebook

FoMA Scholarship Application

For a print version of the above application or assistance in reading the material in the application, please email FoMA at fomaccs@gmail.com, or stop by the district office.

 

Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education

CFEE was created by a group of Cooperstown Central School District residents as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation chartered by New York State. It operates independently from the school district for the sole purpose of channeling resources from the greater Cooperstown community to the district’s schools. While there are scholarships to help students to continue their education after graduation, a gift to CFEE provides a way for you to help students here in the Cooperstown District now and for many years in the future.

All funds raised will go into an endowment fund, and each year, only the interest from that fund will be used to bring long-term and creative learning opportunities that will advance all students while they are here in our school.

Here’s an example of a CFEE-funded learning experience.

CFEE Video Link

To view the CFEE brochure,  click here.

CFEE is always looking for projects and activities with which it can assist the school community. For the CFEE grant application, click here.

 

Sports Booster Club

The Cooperstown Girls Varsity Basketball Team celebrates winning the state championship in 2015.The purpose of the Sports Booster Club is to encourage, support and strengthen all interscholastic sports programs at Cooperstown Central School. The club provides the organization through which parental and community support of all student athletes and sports programs can be organized and channeled.

The Sports Booster Club hosts and the Annual Sports Banquet and Award Program, recognizing all Cooperstown varsity athletes. The club also handles concessions sales at Cooperstown sporting events, including football games; boys varsity soccer games; girls varsity soccer games; The Dick White Basketball Tournament; and The Don Howard Track Meet. Club members provide support for Homecoming activities, including contributions towards lighting for night games. The club also provides financial support for team needs that fall outside the school budget.

New for the 2016-17 school year is a recently constructed concession stand that the club provided to the school through its fundraising activities.

 

Cooperstown Alumni Association

Students from a long ago class at Cooperstown appear to be knitting scarves.The Cooperstown Alumni Association strives to link former students of Cooperstown Central School District with each other; the current school community; and the students of tomorrow.

The Association is active in recognizing the achievements of former students as they happen, and in reflections about them as they occurred in the past. The Association also provides vital support of the school community through its networking and outreach.

The key word is “community.” The Cooperstown Alumni Association is a community that spans generations and the globe.

The Cooperstown Alumni Association may be found and contacted through its Facebook page.

 

Angel Network

Angel Network of Cooperstown's logoThe Angel Network of Cooperstown is a community-based organization dedicated to assisting families in need with children in the Cooperstown School District with daily living necessities, such as food, clothing and gas. Teachers and guidance counselors work together to identify students and families who may require assistance.

Every effort is made to preserve the privacy and dignity of the families who receive assistance. The identity of students who receive assistance is only known to the students’ teachers and guidance counselor.

Angel Network hosts a series of fundraisers throughout the year to support its cause.

Angel Network of Cooperstown

 

Kid Garden

The Kid Garden banner is seen on the fence of Kid GardenKid Garden is a collaboration between Cooperstown Elementary School and the community to cultivate learning. It’s a living project that reaps benefits for students, adult volunteers and the community-at-large by providing wholesome produce to area food pantries.

For more information, visit our Kid Garden web page by clicking here.