Compass Connections

March 13, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Yearbook Club, Mon., 3/14, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 3/14, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 145
  • Illinois Science Assessment (periods 1-4) for East juniors - Tues., 3/15
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 3/15, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 3/16 (see below)
  • Illinois Science Assessment (periods 1-4) for North juniors - Thurs., 3/17
  • Spring Break - 3/28-4/1
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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.

SPEAKER SERIES

For this week's Speaker Series, if your student is interested in a career in maintenance or engineering support, encourage them to sign up for this week's morning session, and if they are interested in a career in business or marketing, 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 (3/16), 10:30-11:15 am: Brian Peeler, TechOps Maintenance Control - 737 Fleet Controller for United Airlines (REGISTER HERE)
  • Wednesday (3/16), 12:30-1:15 pm: Sarah Sabet, Marketing Coordinator (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.

FOX VALLEY REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIR - MARCH 15TH

Head to the Kane County Fairgrounds Prairie Events Center this Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. to meet with admissions representatives from many in-state and out-of-state colleges. This is a great opportunity for students and families to ask questions and get answers from the experts.


Save time and register now! Go to www.strivefair.com to fill out a form that allows you to easily share your information with the colleges you are interested in. You will be texted and emailed a barcode that the colleges can scan. When a college scans your barcode, they will receive your information.

EQUITY AUDIT STUDENT FOCUS GROUPS

As part of the district’s equity audit, 1-hour student focus groups will be held across the district via Zoom during the month of April to give students an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Focus groups will be constructed and led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). Student focus groups will be held during the school day. Every school’s goal is to have 20 students agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21st, Mrs. Eutsler will begin emailing students from a document with students' names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group. All students are welcome to email their own written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should they not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share their opinions. (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting answers to them will be posted on the district website beginning April 4th).


We are excited about this next step in gathering the student voices of our district so that we can create a solid plan for moving forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Taylor, at tracy.taylor@d303.org.

EQUITY AUDIT PARENT FOCUS GROUPS

As part of the district’s equity audit, 1-hour parent focus groups will be held across the district via Zoom during the month of April to give families an opportunity to share their thoughts on our district’s strengths, areas of need, and long-term opportunities for providing the best educational experience for all students. Focus groups will be constructed and led by our partners in the equity audit process- the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC). There will be morning and evening focus groups available for parents. Every school’s goal is to have 15 families agree to participate in a focus group. During the week of March 21st, a member of our school staff will begin calling parents from a document with families’ names listed in random order to invite prospective participants to be part of a focus group and at that time will share specific dates and times. All parents are welcome to email your own written responses to the focus group questions to CEC should you not be selected to participate in a focus group but desire to share your opinions. (A list of the focus group questions and a place for submitting your answers to them will be posted on the district website beginning April 4th).


We thank you for your commitment to equity in education, and we are excited about this next step in gathering the voices of our district so that we can create a comprehensive plan for moving forward. If you have any questions regarding the focus group process, please contact our Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Dr. Tracy Taylor, at tracy.taylor@d303.org.

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.