February 21, 2022
- Presidents' Day Holiday (No School) - Mon., 2/21
- Yearbook Photos (New Students) - Tues., 2/22, 11:00 am in Rm 140
- Culinary Club - Tues., 2/22, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
- Speaker Series - Wed., 2/23 (see below)
- Yearbook Club, Thurs,, 2/24, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
- Institute Day (No School) - Friday, 3/4
YEARBOOK/ID PHOTOS FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE NEW TO COMPASS 2ND SEMESTER
COMPASS ACADEMY SPIRIT WEAR
Note: the fleece jackets and quarter zips run large, so I recommend ordering a size smaller than you typically would for those items.
COMPLETE YOUR DAILY LUNCH ORDER, OR COMPLETE YOUR ENTIRE ORDER FOR THE WEEK, BY CLICKING THE BOX BELOW AND MAKING YOUR SELECTION BY 9:45 A.M. MONDAY MORNING.
5ESSENTIALS PARENT SURVEY
District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on important elements of school effectiveness. The responses will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide our improvement efforts. All responses are confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
The Parent Survey is currently open and will remain so through March 11, 2022. To take the survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey. As part of this communication, we have included a link to graphics of the login page with additional information about how to access the survey. Most notably, make sure you enter Kane County in the box for county even if your home or your child’s school is in DuPage County. This will allow you to correctly select your child’s school.
All District 303 teachers, as well as students in 4th through 12th grades, are being asked to complete this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. Teachers will work with students to assist them with logging in and taking the student survey.
On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your input. For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874 or email@example.com.
For this week's Speaker Series, if your student is interested in a career as a realtor or the field of home renovation, encourage them to sign up for this week's morning session, and if they are interested in a career in teaching or educational leadership, have them sign up for the afternoon session. Students who attend at least three sessions and complete the related write-ups have the opportunity to meet one of the competencies for Career Exploration, a course for which they may receive a .5 elective credit.
- Wednesday (2/23), 10:30-11:15 am: Colleen Pragalz, Realtor and Home Renovator (REGISTER HERE)
- Wednesday (2/23), 12:30-1:15 pm: Mark Moore, Assistant Superintendent (REGISTER HERE)
Students who register via the link above will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. We are always looking for careers to highlight, so if you or someone you know may be interested in participating in our Speaker Series, please complete this form and someone will be in contact soon.
JOB SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES IN ST. CHARLES
The city of St. Charles is once again offering job shadowing opportunities for Compass Academy students on Wednesdays! In the city's career pathway job shadow program, Compass students can shadow people in many career fields, including engineering, communications, accounting, firefighting, law enforcement, construction, and vehicle maintenance.
Students may schedule up to three different job shadow experiences per school year, during which they can explore work sites, ask questions, see demonstrations, and learn about education and certifications. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from the City. The date, time, and length of the job shadow will be scheduled outside of school hours directly with the City’s job shadow program coordinator. Compass students should schedule their shadowing on Wednesdays whenever possible.
Interested students should complete the Registration Form and return it to Ms. Ohlson at Compass Academy.
COMPASS CARES, MONTHLY SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
This week, the student leadership team that is planning the Compass Cares events will meet with Ms. Ohlson to plan the first event, which will be held next week. Compass Academy students will have one school-directed opportunity per month for service learning. The first service learning opportunity will relate to creating items to support animal care at Anderson Humane. After the planning team meets, we will share more information with students about this opportunity to demonstrate global citizenship and develop community connections.