Compass Connections

February 13, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Yearbook Club - Mon., 2/14, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 2/14, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 144
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 2/15, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 2/16 (see below)
  • Book & Movie Club - Thurs., 2/17, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 140
  • 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

If your student is interested in a career as a software engineer or the field of cybersecurity, encourage them to sign up for this week's Speaker Series! 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 (2/16), 10:30-11:15 am: TBD
  • Wednesday (2/16), 12:30-1:15 pm: Richard Wegner, Software Engineer/Cybersecurity (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.

3D101 (INTRO TO ENGINEERING DESIGN) STUDENTS COMPETED IN A DESIGN CHALLENGE LAST WEEK TO DETERMINE WHO COULD DESIGN THE BEST DOORSTOP FOR MR. APPALANENI.

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.

STARTING NEXT WEEK- COMPASS CARES, MONTHLY SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ON WEDNESDAYS!


Starting next week, Compass Academy students will have one school-directed opportunity per month for service learning on Wednesdays. Students were surveyed about specific opportunities of interest during advisory, and because a significant majority indicated an interest in working with or helping animals, we are excited to announce that the first service learning opportunity will relate to creating items to support animal care at Anderson Humane. We will share more information with students this week about this opportunity to demonstrate global citizenship and develop community connections through the Compass Cares program.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ST. CHARLES ROTARY CLUB

Do you know any students who are interested in working on their leadership skills? Do they enjoy team building activities with other high school students? Encourage them to apply for the Rotary Club’s RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) conference this spring. St. Charles Rotary Club is sponsoring four students (Freshmen to Juniors) to attend the conference. If, after reading this flyer which contains more details, students are interested, they should get an application from Mrs. Stanley. Completed applications are due by Thursday, February 17th.