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May Newsletter

posted May 1, 2017, 1:32 PM by Jodi Schultz   [ updated May 2, 2017, 12:40 PM ]
Special Points of Interest:

  • May 2 -  Booster Meeting, 6:00pm, CLC
  • May 5 -  Senior Class Projects, No School K-11th
  • May 6 -  High School Prom, 7:00-11:00pm, CLC
  • May 8 -  Senior Class Projects, No School K-11th
  • May 8 -  Final Registration, 9:00am-1:00pm, TLC
  • May 8 -  China Trip Meeting, 6:00, TLC
  • May 9 -  Last Day to Register for 2017-18, 4:00-7:00pm, TLC
  • May 9 -  Kindergarten Begins Full Day
  • May 9 -  4th Grade Field Trip
  • May 10 - 5th Grade Field Trip
  • May 11 - 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • May 11 - Voting for Board Director Positions, 9:00-6:00pm, CLC
  • May 11 - School Board Meeting, 6:00pm, CLC

Transportation Request
An issue is arising on our six buses which requires assistance from our Compass parents who choose to utilize our bus transportation.  Our buses can only transport our students comfortably and safely with the anticipated number of riders on each bus.  The routes have been meticulously designed to cover an area of town while balancing the number of riders on each bus as to not overload.  A complication is created when too many students have permission through parent notes and are "guest riding" on a different bus in order to ride home to a friend's.  As one might expect, an imbalance of student rider numbers is created. Especially with our transition to full day kindergarten beginning May 9th, Compass and Brown Bus are asking that parents only give permission for their child to ride a different bus in unavoidable family circumstances and in most cases make the possible arrangements for their children to board the bus they are normally assigned to ride.  Thank you very much for your cooperation with this.  It is genuinely appreciated. 

Voting on Board Director Positions
In order for an individual to secure a Compass Board Director position, he/she must have public approval through a voting process.  Founders have voting rights for appointed positions; all Compass stakeholders have voting rights for elected positions.  Every Compass family is encouraged to participate in the process.  Voting takes place at the Cherry Lane campus on May 11th until 6:00pm.

Final Registration & Location Change
All returning students (not registered during conferences) and new students (drawn in the lottery) need to register May 8th, 9am-1pm or May 9th, 4-7pm.  May 9th is the last day to register your student or their seat will be relinquished. 

Registration for elementary and secondary students has changed to: 
Compass Secondary Campus, 1422 S. Tech Ln., Meridian.

Acceptable Use Policy
Remember to finish registration by filling out the online Acceptable Use Policy for your student(s) by May 9th. Click here for the link.

Early Release
Friday, June 2nd is early release for all grades. Lunch is not provided due to the shortened day.
K-6th 9:00-12:00
7th-11th 7:40-11:00

Wellness Committee Stakeholder Feedback Survey
Please watch for a ten-question stakeholder survey to be sent out soon, and provide your feedback on Compass' Wellness Policy and Program.  Please submit one survey for each campus that you have children in (parent) or work at (staff).  Your feedback helps Compass' Wellness Committee reflect, improve and strengthen, and your responses are sincerely appreciated.  Thank you.

Nutrition Tip
Many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are fantastic sources of both soluble and insoluble fiber.  Soluble fiber is responsible for keeping your digestive tract running smoothly; insoluble fiber is key in reducing plaque buildup in your blood vessels.  So, to keep everything healthy, don’t forget to get plenty of fiber in your diet by eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

Thank you Compass Families for your sense of community and hard work for the Jump Rope for Heart event we held in P.E. this year. Following is a thank you I received from The American Heart Association. My hope is that we will all stay physically active this summer as we enjoy our families and great weather.
"On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$4,846.42. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you."

  • May 12 - 8th Grade Dance, 7:00-9:00pm, TLC
  • May 13 - High School Drama Class Play, 7:00pm, TLC
  • May 17 - 1st Grade Field Trip
  • May 19 - Jr. High Musical Performance, 7:00pm, CLC
  • May 22 - China Trip Meeting, 6:00, TLC
  • May 23 - Moving Up Day
  • May 26 - Seniors' Last Day
  • May 27 - Graduation, 2:00-4:00pm, Ten Mile Christian Church
  • May 29 - No School, Memorial Day
  • May 30 - 4th Grade Field Day
  • May 31 - 5th Grade Field Day
  • June 1 -  6th Grade Field Day
  • June 2 -  Last Day of School - Early Release

Student Recognition Outside of School
John and Elicia Grundy, Avery and Colin Vaughn, are a team of students who went to the First Lego League (FLL) World Festival Tournament in Houston, Texas! 
As one of 109 teams from around the world, the High Voltage Couch Bananas were the Southern Idaho representatives.  The team was one of three finalists for the overall championship for the event and the only US team of the three!  The kids shared a stage with a Jordanian and a Brazilian Team.  The Jordanian team received the tournament championship award leaving the Southern Idaho team essentially to share second place.  It is notable that while the age limit for FLL in the states is 14, the age limit overseas is 16. The High Voltage Couch Bananas exceeded all expectations!

Ella Noland placed 4th in the Regional National History Day Competition.

Eric DeHaas, representing Compass, won 3rd place in the National Geographic Idaho State Bee in Rexburg on March 31. There were 77 students who competed at the event.

Mackenzie Van Patten competed in the Junior Olympics at the Olympic Training Center for Indoor Air Rifle.  Additionally, she qualified to compete in the NRA National Championships in Illinois this summer, also in Indoor Air Rifle. She will also compete in the USA Shooting National Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia this summer, in Indoor Air Rifle and Smallbore Rifle. 

David Harris received the Four Year NROTC Marine Option Scholarship. 

Jadyn Sutton is not only graduating HS but she is also graduating from CWI with her associates degree at the age of 16!!! She is going to NNU on a Golf scholarship where she is majoring in Nursing.

Max Rice has played on a Boy’s Club Volleyball Team this spring. The team, Strike 14U, has played in local tournaments with a 1st place win and traveled to Seattle with a 3rd place finish. Their last tournament is in Spokane on May 20-21 with teams from the USA and Canada. Wish them luck!

Sadie Bell won 1st place all around state gymnastics competition. Danik Xcel team, Gold level. Sadie practices 12 hours per week year round to be the state champion, and has Olympic aspirations.

Nia Ayabei placed 2nd in beam & 3rd overall in the bronze level of Xcel gymastics for the whole state. Imani Ayabei is a Gold Xcel gymnast.

Malia Satterlee received a high Gold and placed 3rd overall in her solo dance competition this past Saturday!

Adam and Arya Foutz got a superior at Festival in piano. Elena Foutz got first place at her State Dance Competition in Pocatello.

Taylor Lotridge and her dance team, Glitz at Echo School of Dance, have been competing in dance competitions all over Idaho. Taylor's trio dance, Weird People, took first place at the Team Dance competition in Nampa last weekend. Her studio took home High Platinum in their production of Hairspray.

Harrison and Matthew Miller after 3 years of hard work have received their black belts in: Yong In Master Lee’s Tae Kwon Do.

Maximus McCall just achieved his 1st Degree Blackbelt in ATA Taekwondo Legacy Martial Arts while also maintaining his schoolwork and participating in an exclusive leadership program through his Martial Arts School. He has been working towards this since kindergarten.

Tristan Jones has been active in Taekwondo for 4 years and has achieved his brown stripe and is about to get his brown belt.  That is one belt from black.  This means he has gone from white - yellow stripe-yellow belt- blue stripe- blue belt- purple stripe - purple belt to brown stripe. 

Logan Draper has worked very hard for a brown belt in Aikido Arniskido. Lilee Draper has achieved a blue belt in Aikido Arniskido.

Anne Mikel volunteers with Guide Dogs for the Blind has over 230 hours of volunteer time since September 2016.