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October Newsletter

posted Sep 27, 2015, 4:17 PM by Kelly Trudeau   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 2:03 PM ]

Special Points of Interest:

  • October 2 - Read-a-thon "Kick Off"
  • October 9-16 - Read-a-thon
  • October 12-16 - Fall Break
  • October 23 - Celebration Party for Read-a-thon participants, 3:45PM
  • October 27 - Picture Re-takes & Senior Tux & Drape Yearbook Pictures
  • October 29 & 30 - Student Led Conferences
  • October 29 & 30 - Book Fair
  • October 30 - NO School

Read-a-thon and Book Fair

Students will bring home Read-a-thon forms on Friday, October 2 (also attached), so students can begin to collect pledges. Our annual Read-a-thon is taking place over the fall break this year. Participants can win prizes and participate in a celebration on the first Friday we return from break. Also, elementary aged Read-a-thon participants can earn Book Fair dollars to spend at the annual Book Fair which will be held at the end of October, during Student Led Conferences. Here are the dates/deadlines for the Read-a-thon:

  • Students log their reading Friday, October 9 - Friday, October 16
  • Students collect money and turn it in to the office on Monday, October 19
  • All participants will receive an invitation to a celebration on Friday, October 23
  • Prizes at the celebration will include a drawing for a Kindle (anyone who has raised $20 or more goes into the drawing), gift card for most pages read and most money earned.

Proceeds will benefit the Fearey Scholarship Fund to help high school students pay for their CWI classes.

Student Led Conferences

The format for Student Led Conferences includes parents and students (1st—12th grade) coming to the conference together. Each student will present their progress report, work samples and reflection sheets to their parents. Parents are encouraged to ask questions of their child to gather additional information regarding their child’s progress. The teacher will be available for questions, however, the teacher will not meet individually with parents. If a parent feels there is a need to speak in more detail with the classroom teacher, a separate meeting can be requested of the teacher during Student Led Conferences and scheduled at a later date.

Student Led Conferences are an excellent way of teaching students to take responsibility for their learning as well as providing them with presentation and interviewing skills that will help them in adult life and the workforce.

It would be helpful for parents to make child care arrangements for younger children allowing the student presenting their portfolio to have the parent’s full attention during the Student Led Conference. If other school aged children are attending conferences because they are also presenting their portfolio to parents, these children should wait in one of the chairs provided in the hallway and remain quiet by reading a book or engaging in another quiet activity during their sibling’s presentation.


Held in homeroom classrooms at the Cherry Lane Campus.

Thursday —4:00-7:00

Friday— 9:00-12:00 Student –led and 12:30-3:00 for individual parent-teacher conferences by appointment.


Held at the Tech Lane Campus.


Friday— 8:00-11:30 Student –led and 12:00-2:00 for individual parent-teacher conferences by appointment.

Compass Athletics

Thank you for all who helped with the carnival!  We appreciate your time and effort!


Spirit Wear order forms should have come home with your student and are due back by Fri., Oct. 2.  Samples are in the offices at both campuses.


The athletic department is looking for coaches in the following areas:

  • Middle School Girls Basketball - head & asst. coach (begins Oct. 17)
  • Middle School Boys Basketball - asst. coach (begins in Jan.)

If you are interested, please contact Josh Folk at for more details and salary info.


Please support our athletic teams in their upcoming home games:

  • Oct. 1 Middle School Volleyball Liberty @ Compass 4:00

JV Volleyball vs. Liberty @ Sawtooth 6:00

Varsity Volleyball vs. Liberty @ Sawtooth 7:15

  • Oct. 5 JV VB vs. Riverstone @ Sawtooth 6:00

Varsity VB vs. Riverstone @ Sawtooth 7:15

  • Oct. 6 Middle School VB Victory @ Compass

     Senior Night: Come honor our senior athletics

  • Oct. 6 JV VB vs. Notus @ Sawtooth 6:00

Varsity VB vs. Notus @ Sawtooth 7:15 

  • Oct. 8 MS XCountry @ Camel Back Park 
  • Oct. 12/14 Middle School VB postseason TBA
  • Oct. 14 MS XCountry @ Winston Tilzey Invitational
  • Oct. 15 JV VB Districts TBA
  • Oct. 17/20/22 Varsity VB Districts @ Columbia HS
  • Oct. 21 MS XCountry @ Eagle Island
Middle School Girls Basketball will start the week of Oct. 17.  Watch for more details about dates and times. 


High School Girls Basketball tryouts begin on Mon, Nov. 2.  Times TBA

Kelly Trudeau,
Sep 30, 2015, 2:02 PM
Kelly Trudeau,
Sep 30, 2015, 2:02 PM
Kelly Trudeau,
Sep 30, 2015, 2:02 PM