Compass Connections

February 7, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Culinary Club - Tues., 2/8, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • ECC Career Clusters & Opportunities - Tues., 2/8, 6:00-7:00 pm (see below)
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 2/9 (see below)
  • Yearbook Club - Thurs., 2/10, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Presidents' Day Holiday (No School) - Mon., 2/21
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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

Sign up for this week's Speaker Series! Remember, students must attend at least three sessions and complete the related write-up to meet one of the competencies for Career Exploration, a course for which they may receive a .5 elective credit. If your student is interested in a career in Information Technology or Product Innovation and Design, encourage them to click the link below to sign up for this week's session in our Speaker Series, offering Compass Academy students the opportunity to engage in conversations with people from a variety of careers.


  • Wednesday (2/2), 2:15-3:00 pm: Morgan Keeler, IT Professional/Senior Product Analyst: Innovation Division (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

After a brief COVID-related pause, 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.

COMING SOON- COMPASS CARES, MONTHLY SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ON WEDNESDAYS!

Because many students have expressed an interest in becoming more involved in the community, starting this month, Compass Academy students will have monthly opportunities for service learning on Wednesdays. Students were surveyed about specific opportunities of interest last week during advisory, so after reviewing the results, more information will be shared in early February. We are excited to help our students develop global citizenship and community connections through the Compass Cares program!

DO YOU KNOW A STUDENT WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT COMPASS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING IN THE FALL? IF SO, SHARE THIS NEWSLETTER WITH THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW. (THIS IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE COMPASS ACADEMY WEBSITE.)

Ms. Stanley will reach out to anyone completing this form this week with more information.

COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING THROUGH ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Elgin Community College is offering a series of College & Career events for the fall and spring semesters. Session topics include The Start of College Decisions, Financial Aid 101, Early College Credit options, Professional Etiquette, Discovering Careers, Career Clusters & Opportunities, Successful Interviewing and more. All events are free and open to the public. Events will be held virtually over Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 P.M. unless otherwise noted. For more information and meeting links, please visit https://elgin.edu/CCRevents.


Next Event: Career Clusters and Opportunities

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration: Free - Registration Required