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Navigator News: 11.11.19

posted Thu, Nov 14, 2019


A Visit with Our Attorney General

Bonnie, Shamayim, and Jason took nearly 40 students to CSU to hear speaker Attorney General Weiser on election day. He spoke about the importance of staying positive and involved in government policy, even when politics are frustrating and divisive. It was really inspirational! We were the only high school (with a few middle schoolers, too) there amongst a few hundred CSU students and staff, diverse community members, and other Colorado politicians. Our students were engaged and three students had the courage to speak publically and asked well thought out and articulated direct questions to Weiser—as did our very own Shamayim! We were all so proud of them! We love it when community, especially the youth, are active in political discussion and awareness. 

Sam Houghteling, the Director of the Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership is a long time supporter of Compass and he had reached out directly to Jan to  invite our students and teachers to join the event. Afterwards, he met with several students and it sparked conversations of possible internships at the Straayer Center. Exciting connections are being made every day at Compass!

Interested in Compass? 

You’ve heard about Compass. Now come learn about Compass! We have Open Houses during school hours on:

  • Tuesday November 19, 12:30-3:00p
  • Thursday December 5, 12:30-3:00P

Parents and students are welcome to come see “Compass in action,” to take tours of the building, and get any questions answered by dropping in during this time.

Also on December 12, join us for a Prospective Family Information Night. Student-led tours start at 6:00p, with a presentation on our model and Q&A from 6:30-7:30p.

Our First Fundraiser is Live!

This year Compass is pleased to be partnering with Community Funded to offer our first online fundraiser. Check out our page here to see how YOU CAN MAKE A POSITIVE AND IMPORTANT IMPACT AT COMPASS!

Parents at Compass

PAC NEWS: We hosted a great Parent Action Council meeting last Monday night! A big thanks to Angie for hosting the Chipotle fundraiser—we raised $377.62. Thank you for helping by coming out and sharing a meal with the Compass community. 

PARENT EDUCATION HOUR: Elana, Dawn and Karen came to speak about the Math Program at Compass. It was great to hear how math intensives work for the whole school, and exciting to learn about both math specific Ventures, and moves to get math incorporated into other Venture Projects as well. They even got the parents doing some math! 

Thank You Supporters!

Last Tuesday, voters passed the PSD Mill Levy Override (measure 4A) with over 60% in favor!  Thank you all for your support of this measure—it means increased funds to help improve staff salaries.

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).