Compass Connections

February 27, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Yearbook Club, Mon., 2/28, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 2/28, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 145
  • Yearbook Photos (New Students) - Tues., 3/1, 11:00 am in Rm 140
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 3/1, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 3/2 (see below)
  • Compass Cares Event (at school) - Thurs., 3/3, during flex time in Commons
  • Book & Movie Club - Thurs., 3/3, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 140
  • Institute Day (No School) - Friday, 3/4
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YEARBOOK/ID PHOTOS FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE NEW TO COMPASS 2ND SEMESTER

On Tuesday, 3/1, starting at 11 a.m. in the Commons (140), all students who were new to Compass Academy at the beginning of second semester will have one more opportunity to have their photo taken for inclusion in the Compass yearbook. Once students' photos are uploaded, new IDs will be able to be printed as well. To be clear, these are not school photos that may be ordered; those are currently only taken in the fall by HR Imaging. However, all Compass Academy students will receive a yearbook at no cost, so we want to be sure everyone is included.

COMPASS ACADEMY SPIRIT WEAR STORE CLOSES TONIGHT!

The Compass Academy Spirit Wear store will close tonight at midnight! Follow the link to place orders now. Orders will be distributed to students at Compass Academy on or after 3/10.


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- DUE MARCH 11

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. WE ARE REQUESTING THAT ALL PARENTS COMPLETE THIS SURVEY. 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.


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:


  • Effective Leaders

  • Collaborative Teachers

  • Involved Families

  • Supportive Environments

  • Ambitious Instruction


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 5essentials@uchicago.edu.

SPEAKER SERIES

For this week's Speaker Series, if your student is interested in a career in a lab science or politics, encourage them to sign up for this week's morning session, and if they are interested in a career in sales or business, 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 (3/2), 10:30-11:15 am: Amy Klein, US Army Corps of Engineers- Congressional Affairs Program Manager (REGISTER HERE)
  • Wednesday (3/2), 12:30-1:15 pm: Susan Hohlman, Sales/Small Business Coach (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.

COMPASS CARES, MONTHLY SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

This week, we will hold our first Compass Cares event! The service learning opportunity this week will occur during flex time on Thursday in the Commons and it will involve student volunteers creating items to support animal care at Anderson Humane. Students who participate in Compass Cares events will have the opportunity to demonstrate global citizenship while earning service hours. Students who earn the required number of hours of service credit and engage in reflective opportunities afterwards may earn a .5 elective credit.

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.