Compass Connections

March 28, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Spring Break - 3/28-4/1
  • Yearbook Club - Mon., 4/4, 4:00-5:00 pm in Rm 145
  • Chess & Board Games Club - Mon., 4/4, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 145
  • Learn to knit or crochet during lunch/flex in preparation for Compass Cares event - Tues., 4/5 in Rm 140
  • Culinary Club - Tues., 4/5. 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 143
  • Speaker Series - Wed., 4/6 (see below)
  • Learn to knit or crochet during lunch/flex in preparation for Compass Cares event - Thurs., 4/7 in Rm 140
  • Book & Movie Club - Thurs., 4/7, 4:15-5:15 pm in Rm 140
  • PSAT/SAT Testing Day - Wed., 4/13, 7:20 am at HOME HIGH SCHOOLS for all 9th-11th graders (more information below)
  • School Improvement Day (No School) - Fri., 4/15
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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.

PSAT/SAT TESTING DAY - APRIL 13TH

All Juniors will be taking the state-sponsored SAT with Essay on April 13, 2022 at their home high school. This is a state and district graduation requirement. The makeup date for the SAT is April 26, 2022. Juniors who don't take the SAT this spring will have to take it next spring before they graduate.


Sophomores will be taking the state-sponsored PSAT 10 and Freshmen will take the PSAT 9 on April 13th at their home high school. Makeup dates for the PSAT 9 & 10 will be determined after the initial test date. Seniors will have a non-attendance day and are encouraged to participate in job shadowing or work-based learning as they typically would.


The next step in preparing for your April test date is to link your College Board and Khan Academy accounts, unlocking a free PSAT/SAT study plan. Linking these accounts will give you access to a personalized experience on Official SAT Practice.


Please contact Ms. Ohlson or Mrs. Stanley with any questions.

THIS WEEK'S GLIMPSE AROUND CAMPUS

COMPASS CARES EVENT FOR APRIL - BLANKETS FOR PROJECT LINUS

As you can see, the blanket-making has begun at Compass! Student volunteers have started knitting, crocheting, and hand-tying blankets for our Compass Cares event, which will happen later in April. Any students and families who would like to support this effort can get involved in the following ways:

-- Donating items that would help students make blankets:

  • Acrylic yarn in any color
  • Printed fleece fabric of at least 1-1.5 yard in length
  • Crochet hooks, knitting needles, and plastic tapestry needles
  • Fabric scissors (we will use these for future projects at Compass as well)

-- Making blankets at home for donation. Link is HERE to a pattern page from Project Linus.

  • Must be handmade (knit, crocheted, quilted, sewn, or a single layer of fleece with edges tied together)
  • Crocheted, knitted, or sewn blankets are ideally at least 45 inches square or larger
  • Fleece blankets are ideally a single layer of fleece with tied edges at least 1 yard in length with salvage removed
  • All blankets must be free of cigarette smoke, pet dander/hair, or other contaminants due to the sometimes medically fragile status of the recipients.

-- Crocheting or knitting 6” squares made from acrylic yarn

  • These will be later sewn together with other squares donated to make larger blankets.


All donations can be dropped off by students to Ms. Ohlson’s office before school each day.


We recognize that many students don’t know how to knit, crochet, sew, or make fleece blankets. After Spring Break, interested students will continue to have the opportunity during flex time to learn how to knit or crochet from other students and staff. If students already know how to do these tasks, they can help out by teaching other students as well. All are welcome regardless of skill level or ability!

SPEAKER SERIES

Encourage your student to take advantage of the weekly opportunities we provide for them to interact with people from various careers! If your student is interested in learning about civil engineering or city planning, have them register for the morning session in next week's Speaker Series. In the afternoon session, students who register can learn about what's involved in a career managing information systems and city records.


  • Wednesday (4/6), 10:30-11:15 am: Chris Gottleib & Jordyn Cikesh, Civil Engineers (REGISTER HERE)
  • Wednesday (4/6), 12:30-1:15 pm: Jackie Uhler, City Records/Information Systems (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

Ten Compass Academy student are actively engaged in shadowing in this program, and others have already completed their experience. If your student hasn't taken advantage of this opportunity yet, encourage them to do so! 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.


Interested students should complete the Registration Form and return it to Ms. Ohlson at Compass Academy.