Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Music Education MS in Elementary Education

Mrs. Helga Bogardus

Hello Cooper Family!

My name is Helga Bogardus, your Music Enhancement Teacher.  I love teaching at Cooper because of the loving students and the family atmosphere!   

I moved to North Carolina from New York State in 1996. I worked as a Director of Music Ministry for over 20 years in addition to part time teaching music in a private school.  I am thankful to be working in public education where I can grow even more as a professional music teacher.

 I have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. I have a dog named ¨Dolce" which is the music word for sweet and she really is very sweet.  My happy place is sitting in the recliner with Dolce on my lap!  

My greatest joy is sharing my passion for all things music, singing, playing instruments and dancing with the students at Cooper Academy!

  • Music Enhancement Schedule


    Daily Schedule    
    Duty 8:30-8:55  
    Duty 3:45 -4:15  

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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