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Navigator News: 4.27.20

posted Mon, Apr 27, 2020


Lily Represented!

Lily C., a junior at Compass, received a Mu Alpha Theta certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics at the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair! Congratulations Lily! Great work!!


Congratulations Writing Contest Winners

Savanah H. and Clara S. were winners of the 2020 Earth Day Fort Collins Art and Writing Contest hosted by the Sustainable Living Association. Mia won last year, so we are keeping our winning streak. We are so very proud!

Students were asked to create a short film of them reading their pieces which the Sustainable Living Association will include in their promotional video. Savanah and Clara each won a $50 SCHEELS prize bag that included a $25 SCHEELS gift card and $25 of swag.


Discovering the Ways You Like to Help and Investigate Future Careers


The world is full of challenges! Which ones will you solve in your careers? Compass students have been invited to explore the Sparkpath online game, Challenge Cards, to discover different problems that they might want to solve, and careers they might be interested in investigating.


Renewable Energy Venture in Full Swing

The Renewable Energy venture is a hands-on venture project! Students have been engaging in the engineering design process by designing, creating, packaging, selling, and distributing solar lamps and solar phone chargers.

What do you do when your venture requires a makerspace but the makerspace is at school? You send the makerspace to the students! Last week Dawn packaged 15 supply kits and made a no-contact exchange with families. It was great to wave at the kids and parents through masks and windshields! 

This week the solar lamp, solar charger, and business teams are meeting in small, virtual, groups to begin the Humanity-Centered Design process. Everyone on board is excited about making lives better through solar energy.


Parents, Let’s ZOOM!

Compass parents, we are planning a Zoom Perspectives in Parenting meeting just for you! 

Join us for a discussion of Crucial Conversations During Uncertain Times on Monday, May 4 AND 11 from 7-8pm.  We will discuss how to manage your own anxiety and fear while talking to your child about their future. We know you are busy and juggling many differing commitments. We’ll use a TedTalk and an ebook to guide our conversation—so there will be minimal time commitment to prepare. 

Come relate to others who are wondering the same things you are. Please contact Wendy to confirm your interest and receive the Zoom link to join. 


Compass Culture Challenge

Hey Compass! We are excited to announce that it’s Spirit Week, which means this week’s Compass Culture Challenge will look a little different.

How it Works

  1. Take part in the daily themes—let’s see you decked out in your best themed outfits!
  2. Send a picture of your participation to Sam (Don’t forget to say what advisory you’re in!)
  3. The more participation your advisory gets, the more points you will receive for Advisory Olympics

 Theme Days

  • Monday, April 27: Twin Day
  • Tuesday, April 28: Favorite Character Day
  • Wednesday, April 29: Decade Day
  • Thursday, April 30: Back of the Closet Day 
  • Friday, April 31: Medical Professional Day (with gratitude :) 

A Couple Other Challenges for the Week

Want to express your creativity? Here are a few creative challenges we’d love your participation in. Share your pictures via the Compass Media form.

  1. Help Design Our Yearbook Cover!!Click this link (view via your Compass Google account) for more details.
  2. Draw Through IdeationSelect a shape then draw everything that takes form in that shape. Here’s an example.


Compass Snapshots

In honor of Earth day and Virtual Bike Week at Compass, I rode my bike with my brother and mom to Compass to pick up an item for my venture class. We rode 10 miles round trip.

When it snows—in April!

I baked gluten-free vegan cookies as a Compass Culture Challenge.

Making art!



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).