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Navigator News: 1.20.20

posted Mon, Jan 20, 2020


New Students Are on Their Way

Full of Friday spirit, Katie Malone (Science), Bonnie Cowen (Humanities), and Jan Harrison (School Leader) are excited to meet each one of our incoming students!

Monday Compass notified applicants for the 2020-2021 school year about their place in the lottery admissions process. It feels great to know that so many families are choosing Compass for their middle and high school educational experiences! 


Art and Music Seminars

Students are growing their art and music skills. Thank you Karim Schott for engaging our artists in charcoal drawing!


How Does One Design and Open an Innovative School?

Technology is connecting schools across the country. Last week Compass School Leader, Jan Harrison, spoke to students in Boston! 

Jan was honored to be invited to speak to a history class at the Cambridge School of Westin in the Boston area about designing innovative schools. The students are juniors at this private school that focuses on creative arts and music and they had read and discussed several books about the history of education in the United States. As their capstone project for the class, they are working on designing their “dream school” and they had lots of questions about how one actually goes about designing and launching an innovative school. It was a fun hour for all of us!


Students Qualify at Silver Level of National Math Club

MathCounts class members work during morning PLT.

Compass has qualified for the Silver Level of the National Math Club, and will move on to consideration for Gold! Over a dozen students have contributed to the group’s efforts, with our official MathCounts team of Clara, Dylan G., Finn, and Jaden meeting four days per week to work on math problems. Their self-chosen goal is to complete 3,000 math problems this year, and they have already completed 2,287 as of January 17! We wish them and our additional individual competitors—Rhoen, Karleigh, Amoreah, and Chase—the best of luck at MathCounts Regionals on February 22! Go, Compass!

Following PSD's lead and Larimer County Health Department recommendations, Compass will determine the learning plan for the 20-21 school year later this summer. Please check email regularly and follow health department guidelines to keep your family well during the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19).