Compass Connections

March 6, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Yearbook Club, Mon., 3/7, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 3/7, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 145
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 3/8, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 3/9 (see below)
  • End of Third Quarter - Fri., 3/11
  • Book & Movie Club - Fri., 3/11, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 140
  • Spring Break - 3/28-4/1
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COMPASS CARES: THE FIRST EVENT WAS A SUCCESS!

Last week, we held our first Compass Cares event, which involved student volunteers creating more than 65 rope toys to support animal care at Anderson Humane. This event featured a great deal of teamwork and an opportunity to build community among students and staff while supporting a worthy cause. Students who participate in Compass Cares events demonstrate community commitment and 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. Information on the next Compass Cares event will be shared soon.

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- COMPASS IS NOW LISTED!

District 303 participates in the annual Illinois 5Essentials Survey that anonymously collects feedback from our students, teachers, and parents. PREVIOUSLY, THE LINK DID NOT GIVE COMPASS ACADEMY AS AN OPTION, BUT THAT HAS SINCE BEEN UPDATED.


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.


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.

THIS WEEK'S GLIMPSE INTO A COMPASS CLASSROOM

SPEAKER SERIES

For this week's Speaker Series, if your student is interested in a career in engineering or manufacturing, encourage them to sign up for this week's morning session, and if they are interested in a career in technology 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: Jennifer Bielarczyk, Engineering Production Manager (REGISTER HERE)
  • Wednesday (3/2), 12:30-1:15 pm: Ryan Kasper, Salesforce Architect (IBM) (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.