September 24, 2023
- Intramurals- Monday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 (gym)
- Community Service Club- Tuesday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 (Rm. 142)
- D303 Financial Aid Night- Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm (St. Charles East Norris Ctr.)
- Culinary Club- Thursday, September 28, 4:00-5:00 (Rm. 143)
- Kick-a-Thon- Friday, September 29 (St. Charles East)
THERE WILL BE AN ACTIVITY BUS TO PICK STUDENTS UP AT COMPASS ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY THIS WEEK AT 5:00 PM IN ORDER TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION TO STUDENTS WHO MAY NEED IT AFTER CLUB MEETINGS. The bus will drop students at D303 elementary schools. In ensuing weeks, we are hoping to offer this option on every weekday when we have club meetings.
For the upcoming clubs & activities meeting schedule, follow this link.
UPCOMING EVENT: STUDENT SHOWCASE/OPEN HOUSE- THURSDAY, 10/19, 5-7:30 PM
If you would like to support this event but can't commit the time to planning with CPAC, we would welcome your support in soliciting donations for raffle prizes or in promoting the event. Please contact Sharon Stanley or Kate Durham to arrange donation pick-ups. All proceeds will go towards supporting student activities and events at Compass.
Congratulations to these Compass Academy seniors for being recognized as Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
PSAT/NMSQT TESTING AT COMPASS ACADEMY
Please make note of this now. More information will be shared as the date gets closer.
BIGFUTURE SCHOOL AND CONNECTIONS, OPTIONAL COLLEGE BOARD SERVICES
During the readiness check, students will have the option of sharing their phone number to get their scores delivered via a new mobile app called BigFuture School. Additionally, sophomore and junior students will be given the opportunity to opt into Connections, a free program that lets them hear directly from nonprofit colleges, scholarship programs, and educational organizations.
Please read the article linked here for more information about these optional College Board services.
STUDENTS MAY COMPLETE THEIR LUNCH ORDER FOR THE WEEK BY CLICKING THE BOX ABOVE AND MAKING THEIR SELECTION BY 9:45 A.M. TUESDAY MORNING.
Compass Academy students pre-order their lunch, so if your student plans to order lunch, please have them complete this form. Students are always welcome to bring food from home, if they prefer. If your student may qualify for free or reduced lunch, please complete this form or have them get a paper copy of the form from the Compass office.
LOCAL COLLEGE FAIRS
Here's an easy and convenient way to get lots of information from colleges and universities across the nation! More than 150 college and university representatives will be visiting to answer questions and provide information. Current college students, high school students, and other prospective students are encouraged to attend the event to learn more about their dream colleges or universities.
AP EXAMS FOR STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED IN THE CLASS
Important information for students who are interested in taking an AP exam but are not enrolled in the corresponding AP course:
Students wishing to take any AP exams for classes in which they are not enrolled must register and pay for the exam no later than Friday, November 10. The fee is $98 per exam and is non-refundable after November 10.
Students who are interested in this option should meet with Ms. Ohlson before October 13th to discuss next steps.
DISTRICT 303 PARENT EDUCATION SESSIONS
District 303 is pleased to present its lineup of Parent Education sessions for the 2023-2024 school year.
The Parent Education series (formerly Parent University) includes informational meetings and workshops intended to empower parents and guardians to support their children’s academic, social and emotional needs. Become informed on specialized topics, engage in two-way dialogue with speakers and fellow parents, and become a support resource for others.
Sessions for this school year will focus on bullying prevention, addressing anxiety, and include film screenings and discussions about the impact of screen time and cultural awareness. The schedule also includes college preparation workshops hosted by our high schools. Sessions were selected based in part on feedback from District 303 parents.
Explore the full lineup of sessions here. Signup forms for each session will be made available closer to the session dates. New this year, you can also register for Parent Education notifications and receive alerts as new information and session recaps become available.
SERIE DE EDUCACION PARA PADRES
El Distrito 303 se complace en presentar su línea de sesiones de Educación para Padres para el año escolar 2023-2024.
La serie de Educación para Padres (anteriormente Universidad para Padres) incluye reuniones informativas y talleres destinados a capacitar a los padres y tutores para apoyar las necesidades académicas, sociales y emocionales de sus hijos. Infórmese sobre temas especializados, participe en un diálogo bidireccional con los presentadores y otros padres, y conviértase en un recurso de apoyo para los demás.
Las sesiones de este año escolar se centrarán en la prevención del acoso escolar, cómo abordar la ansiedad, e incluirán proyecciones de películas y pláticas sobre el impacto del tiempo frente a la pantalla y la concienciación cultural. El programa también incluye talleres de preparación para la universidad organizados por nuestras escuelas preparatorias. Las sesiones fueron seleccionadas basándose en parte en los comentarios de los padres del Distrito 303.
Explore la lista completa de sesiones aquí. Los formularios de inscripción para cada sesión estarán disponibles cuando se acerquen las fechas de las sesiones. Nuevo este año, también puede registrarse para recibir notificaciones de Educación para Padres y recibir alertas cuando haya nueva información y resúmenes de las sesiones.
SAVE THE DATE- D303 COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS EVENTS
- Financial Aid Night, September 27, 6:30 pm, St. Charles East NCAC
- Career Pathways Night, 11/15, 6:00 pm, Compass Academy Community Room
- Future College Athlete Night, November 8, 6:30 pm, SCN Auditorium
- Early College Credit Information Night, November 29, 6:30 pm, SCN Auditorium
NORTHWESTERN MEDICAL DISCOVERY PROGRAM
The Discovery Program exposes students to a broad range of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare careers. Program activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion, and hands-on projects. Meetings are held once a month, most often on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm. The NM Discovery West Chapter and the Greater DeKalb Chapter collaborate a lot, so meetings will be held at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, Kishwaukee Hospital, and various off-site NM locations. Please note, meeting dates, times, and topics are subject to change. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
The application deadline is 9/30/23.
For questions about the Discovery Program please email NMDiscoveryProgramWest@nm.org
CITY OF ST. CHARLES JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM
Are you interested in learning about the various career options available in St. Charles? Through the city's career pathway job shadow program, Compass students can shadow people in many career fields, including office administration, communications, accounting, firefighting, government, law enforcement, construction, forestry, water management, and vehicle maintenance. Students who participate in job shadowing on Wednesdays, and then write reflections about their experiences, have the opportunity to earn credit for career exploration.
Students may register for these opportunities by scanning the QR code on the bulletin board in the academic hallway or by getting a paper copy of the form from Ms. Ohlson. If students have questions, they should view the video shown in advisory, which outlines everything they need to know about this opportunity, or make an appointment with Ms. Ohlson, the Compass counselor.