Compass Connections

January 30, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 1/31, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 144
  • Yearbook Club - Mon., 1/31, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 2/1, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 2/2 (See below)
  • Book & Movie Club - Fri., 2/4, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 140
  • Week of 1/31-2/4 - 2022-23 Scheduling Meetings with Compass Academy counselor, Ms. Ohlson

**Students have been assigned a meeting time, which was emailed last Wednesday to students and parents. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Ohlson at brenna.ohlson@d303.org. Please encourage your student to make note of their appointment time and to review the course offerings for next year before their meeting, making a list of their top choices in preparation for their meeting.

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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 working with animals, 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), 2:00-2:45 pm: Elizabeth Selden, Anderson Humane (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 contact Brenna Ohlson (brenna.ohlson@d303.org).

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 in February, 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 OPTIONS FOR JUNIORS- A COUNSELOR PRESENTATION

This evening presentation, scheduled for Thursday, February 3, at 6:30 PM in the SCN Auditorium, is targeted to junior students and their parents to learn more about the college exploration and application process. Other grade levels, and all Compass Academy students, are welcome to attend. School counselors from North will present on a variety of topics such as the college search process, "FIT", how to use Naviance to search, basic financial aid information, and more.

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

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Rotary District 6440 Vocational or Technical Scholarship

Scholarship grants in the amount of $1,500 each will be awarded to support students entering educational programs preparing them for vocational or technical careers. Grants will be limited to an Associate Degree or certification program. More information is available on the Rotary website. The application deadline is February 24, 2022 by 4 P.M. Please send all completed applications to Mrs. Stanley via email: sharon.stanley@d303.org. Do not send any documents directly to the Rotary Club.

ECC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Elgin Community College Foundation Scholarships


Seniors planning to enroll at ECC for the Fall 2022-2023 semester can apply for an ECC Foundation Scholarship available in three primary categories: career areas of study, academic and leadership excellence, and financial need. Applicants are required to have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. (Students who meet competency in courses at Compass Academy have demonstrated proficiency at a level of 80% or above. This will be communicated to ECC.) Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Over 200 scholarships are awarded each year with the average award amounting to $900. Approximately 80% of the students that applied by June 1st received at least one scholarship award last year. Complete the application online. Applications are accepted year-round. The first round of awards for the coming academic year begins in April. You may receive more than one scholarship from the ECC Foundation.

STIG P. ORUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Stig P. Orum Memorial Scholarship


The Stig P. Orum Foundation's mission is to promote the betterment of young people and the safe-keeping of human lives; to encourage education, leadership, and respect of humanity and the environment, in the spirit of Stig P. Orum. If you are applying for an educational scholarship, students must be full or part time and provide proof of financial need; a letter of recommendation, an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores are also required. The application must be postmarked no later than by February 28th to be considered. Applications may be sent to: Stig P. Orum Foundation; P.O. Box 506; St. Charles, IL 60174.