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Navigator News: 12.9.19

posted Mon, Dec 09, 2019

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Compass Wins Organizational Award

The City of Fort Collins Human Relations Council awarded Compass a 2019 Human Relations Award. Every year the Human Relations Award recognizes those in our community who promote acceptance and respect for diversity in the City of Fort Collins. Our school was nominated by a current student who wrote about the strength and safety she feels within the Compass culture. The ceremony was led by commission representatives and Mayor Wade Troxell. It was a beautiful and humbling celebration of what we have created together!

Giving Campaign a Fabulous Success

Thank you to all the Compass families, staff, and Board members and our extended community of supporters for all the generous giving throughout the fundraising campaign! We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to take advantage of the matching gifts that allowed us to exceed our original goals. Because of you, our Compass supporters, we raised a total of $32,350!This will go a long way in supporting our programming and feeding our students. THANK YOU!

International Researcher Shares Power of HCD with Compass

Dr. Amanda Stronza led a whole-school assembly to share her work with EcoExist, a nonprofit working in Botswana to help elephants and humans coexist. Botswana is one of the only places in the world where elephant populations are not being decimated. Her work exemplifies humanity-centered design (HCD), the same process of learning and creating that Compass teaches and practices. It was great for the kids to see HCD in real world applications solving complex and urgent problems around the world.

 

Following PSD's lead and Larimer County Health Department recommendations, Compass will not reopen the school building until August 14, 2020, and we will continue our remote learning plan through the end of May. Please check email regularly and follow health department guidelines to keep your family well during the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19).

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