Weekly Newsletter 2012-2013

You can find a printable version of the newsletter at the end of each week's posting.

Week of May 28-31

posted Jun 2, 2013, 4:13 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
  • June 3 – May SOM & Aim High Assembly
  • June 4 – Moving Up Day 1:30-2:15
  • June 4 – Kindergarten Orientation AM Kinder 4:00-4:45/PM Kinder 5:00-5:45
  • June 7 – Last Day of School, Early Release: 6-11 Grade 11:00, K-5 Grade 12:00
Recycling Day -
The final recycling day is Tuesday, June 4th. Please save, save, save your aluminum cans and put them in Mr. Henning's truck on June 4th. All the money earned from the cans goes to the garden and science program.

Volleyball Camps at Compass

Elementary Camp- (1st-5th) Monday, June 24th - Thursday, June 27th 1-5pm, $50

Junior High Camp- (6th-8th) Monday, June 24th - Thursday, June 27 9a-11am, $75

High School- (9th-12th) Monday, June 10th-Thursday, June 13th, 6-9pm, $75

For more information or questions, E-mail Jamie Leathers at, borntodoodle@gmail.com or call at Phone, 841-4423. 

Girls Basketball Camps at Compass                                 Elementary Girls (1st-5th)- Basketball Camp June 17-21 from 8:00-9:30am. Please send your form by mail or bring it to the school this week to secure your spot! The cost is $50 made payable to Monique Smart, 1180 W. State St., Meridian, ID 83642. If you have questions please contact Coach Smart at 208-695-8569 or mhs@q.com.

Middle School Girls (6th-8th) - Basketball Camp June 10-13 from 3:30-5:30. Please send your form by mail or bring it to the school this week to secure your spot!  The cost is $75 made payable to Brenda Dayton. If you have questions please contact Coach Dayton at 208-571-5403 or cbdayton@gmail.com

High School Girls (9th-12th) - Basketball Camp June 17-21 at 10:00am. Cost $100. For details email Mr. Pinkerman at tpinkerman@compasscharter.org


SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.COMPASSCHARTER.ORG/ATHLETICS

Boys Basketball Camps at Compass
Elementary Boys (1st-5th) - Basketball Camp with Toby Pinkerman June 3-6 from 3:30-5:00. Cost $50. For details email Mr. Pinkerman at tpinkerman@compasscharter.org

Middle School Boys (6th-8th) - Basketball Camp with Toby Pinkerman June 10-14 from 12:00-3:00. Cost $75. For details email Mr. Pinkerman at tpinkerman@compasscharter.org

High School boys (9th-12th) - Basketball Camp with Craig Dayton June 10-15 from 9:00-12:00. Cost is $100, this includes tournament fees for Notus Tournament. Please contact Craig Dayton at 631-5836 or email at cdayton@compasscharter.org


Drivers Education
Are you planning to take a drivers education course this summer to get your drivers permit?

Please know that you must obtain a Letter of Compliance for the DMV/Driver's Ed Program. You will need to plan ahead to obtain the letter before school gets out for the summer.  Letters of Compliance will not be distributed during any school break.

XL Driving is the school Compass recommends. Compass students receive a discount through this driving school. http://www.xldriving.com/

Keep Reading All Summer Long!

Meridian Library’s Summer Reading is back! Starting June 1st and running through August 17th, you'll be able to log your reading and register for prizes. We'll have lots of special programming throughout the summer, as well as regular programs for kids, teens, and adults every week. http://www.mld.org/?q=node/129

 


Week of May 13-17

posted May 13, 2013, 8:43 AM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:

  • May 24 – Last Day of School for seniors
  • May 25 – High School Graduation
  • May 27 – Memorial Day, No School
  • May 29 & 30 – 8th Grade President and President’s Wife Speeches
  • May 30 – Spring Concert, Beginning and Intermediate Bands
  • May 31 – May, June, July Birthday Celebrations
  • June 3 – May SOM & Aim High Assembly
  • June 4 – Moving Up Day 1:30-2:15
  • June 7 – Last Day of School, Early Release: 6-11 Grade 11:00, K-5 Grade 12:00
School Lunch Accounts

We are experiencing technical problems on our school lunch account site. Therefore, balances aren’t displaying correctly. Please contact Mrs. Long to check on your child’s actual balance.

Adopt a Garden

Hello Compass families.  It's the time of year when Mr. Henning is looking for several families to adopt the garden, one day a week, for the summer.  It's pretty simple:  you pick the day of the week you can come to the garden, check on the fruits and veggies that are growing, pull any weeds and give a little extra water, if needed. Then you get to harvest the food when its ready!!  WOW!!  What a deal!   He also would like a couple of backup families that will cover for folks when they go on vacation.  If this sounds good to you email Mr. Henning at hhenning@compasscharter.org or send a note with you student.


Thank You PFA & Parents

Thank you to all of those who contributed to the delicious Teacher Appreciation lunch on Friday, May 10th. The Compass staff is blessed to have so many supportive parents like you!
Recycling Day -

The final recycling day is Tuesday, June 4th. Please save, save, save your aluminum cans and put them in Mr. Henning's truck on June 4th. All the money earned from the cans goes to the garden and science program.

Congratulations to This Year's Science Fair Participants -

Congratulations to every student who entered a project in this year's science fair. The projects were great! We would also like to announce the top three projects at each grade level.

Fourth Grade -    3rd Place Brekken Adams

                        2nd Place Amanda Tuttle

                        1st Place Amanda Richael


Fifth Grade -       3rd Place Savannah Koga

                        2nd Place Lucy Eldredge

                        1st Place Rebekah Walker

Sixth Grade -      3rd Place Jake Thurgood

                        2nd Place Tegan Adolf

                        1st Place Emily Richae

Week of April 29 - May 3

posted May 3, 2013, 7:15 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
  • May 6 – No School for students and teachers
  • May 7 – PFA Meeting
  • May 9 – School Tours for Students Offered Enrollment
  • May 9 – School Board Meeting
  • May 11 – Compass Yard Sale Cancelled (Due to lack of volunteers)
  • May 25 – High School Graduation
  • May 29 & 30 – 8th Grade President and President’s Wife Speeches
  • May 30 – Spring Concert, Beginning and Intermediate Bands
Talent Show -
The Compass Talent Showcase was a great success!  Thank you to all the talented Compass students, teachers and parents who shared their talents both on stage and behind the scenes.  The program went smoothly and the audience was wonderful!

Congratulations Senior Students –                                     Our seniors presented their Senior Projects Friday Morning to a panel of Compass Staff. All of the students did a fantastic job!

Muffin Morning -                                                                 Muffin morning has been cancelled this year.  Even though this event has been successful in the past, those who attended the PFA meeting this month voted to use resources set aside for this event for a more family oriented event in the future.

Teacher Appreciation -                                                         This is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please make sure your student's teacher(s) know they are valued!


PFA Board Members Needed -
Next Tuesday is the PFA Board Elections. We would love to see some new faces come forward and run for a PFA Board position.

Yard Sale Cancelled -
We didn't get any volunteers to help with this event, therefore, it has been cancelled.

Recycling Day -
The final recycling day is Tuesday, June 4th. Please save, save, save your aluminum cans and put them in Mr. Henning's truck on June 4th. All the money earned from the cans goes to the garden and science program.

Congratulations to This Year's Science Fair Participants -
Congratulations to every student who entered a project in this year's science fair. The projects were great! We would also like to announce the top three projects at each grade level.
Fourth Grade -    3rd Place Brekken Adams
                        2nd Place Amanda Tuttle
                        1st Place Amanda Richael

Fifth Grade -       3rd Place Savannah Koga
                        2nd Place Lucy Eldredge
                        1st Place Rebekah Walker

Sixth Grade -      3rd Place Jake Thurgood
                        2nd Place Tegan Adolf
                        1st Place Emily Richael

Week of April 15-19

posted Apr 18, 2013, 7:50 AM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:

  • April 18 – 2013-14 Lottery
  • April 19 – Drama Club Play
  • April 20 – Compass Talent Show
  • April 25 – Science Fair 4th - 6th
  • April 26 – April Birthday Celebrations
  • April 27 – High School Prom
  • May 2 – SOM & Aim High Assembly AND NJHS/NHS Induction Ceremony
  • May 3 & 6 – Senior Projects/Teacher Collaboration
Drama Club Play
This Friday, April 19, the High School Drama Club will be performing the play, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at 7PM. Admittance is free for students and teachers of Compass, but all parents and outside students are $5 at the door. The Costa Rica students will be selling food and drink at 6PM. Your support would be much appreciated!

Spiritwear                                                                                     Compass t-shirts and caps available for Spring & Summer!  Show your school pride this summer!  Short-sleeved tees in school colors and new this season, pink, are available for purchase!  Also, new this season, we are offering caps in two different styles, flat-billed and baseball style.  The t-shirts are just $8.00 and the caps are $8.50 (baseball style) and $9.50 (flat-billed).  Sales tax is included in these prices.  Due date to order spiritwear is Wednesday, April 24th.  Order forms and pictures of spiritwear are available in the school office PFA page on the school website, or in the attachments section of this posting.  Samples are available for fitting on request.  Please email the Parent/Faculty Association at pfa@compasscharter.org.

 

Talent Show                                                                           The Compass Talent Showcase is this Saturday, April 20th in the high school auditorium.  There will be one show: 3:30pm (K-12th).  Admission for students and family is free.  Donations to support the Compass Honors High School Student Council will be accepted at the door for the 7pm show.  Come support your friends and show your school spirit! 
Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standards, now being referred to in Idaho as the Idaho Core Standards, are NOT curriculum. The standards are more like a goal of what students should know it is up to teachers, schools, and districts to figure out how to reach the goals. Idaho has used standards as a road map for learning for a number of years. Previously, those standards have been developed by our own State and quite honestly they were inadequate. The Common Core Standards were developed by a consortium of leaders in education with input from those at the collegiate level. Each school district in Idaho has the responsibility of “unpacking” the standards and aligning their curriculum with the standards.

At Compass, our teachers have been collaborating on a weekly basis to unpack (learn and examine) the standards. It is our opinion as experts in the field of education that the new standards will require us to teach more in depth, help students develop critical thinking skills, and make connections to prior learning as well as connections between subjects. The Common Core Standards are more aligned to our high expectations for learning than any previous standards we have been required to meet. Therefore, Compass parents don’t need to worry that we will lower the bar for learning.

One way to think about the Common Core is to use an analogy. We see the Common Core Standards as the “end goal.” Let’s say every student was required to build a house as the end goal for graduation. It would be up to the teachers (school/district) to provide the materials and tools to build the house. The materials and tools are the curriculum and method of instruction. Depending on the teacher (school/district) different materials and tools may be used to complete the project.

Compass is and will continue to be an excellent environment for students and for teachers. Our school leadership looks conservatively at all sides of the issues and makes curriculum and instructional decisions based on best teaching practices and not based on the latest politics or trends.  We can't speak for all of Idaho but our educational teams discussions about the Common Core have revolved around improving our teaching practices and have had little to do with changing curriculum or content.

To view the Myths and Facts regarding the Common Core and published by the Idaho State Department of Education click on this link: Common Core Myths and Facts

Week of April 8-12

posted Apr 7, 2013, 2:22 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
  • April 11 – School Board Meeting 6:00pm
  • April 10-13 – Book Fair, Main Office and High School Commons
  • April 16 – CWI Parent Info Meeting 7:00pm
  • April 18 – 2013-14 Lottery
  • April 20 – Compass Talent Show
  • April 26 – April Birthday Celebrations
Book Fair   Start Your Book Fair Shopping Early
Our in-school Book Fair begins on April 8th, but you can begin your book shopping now at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/compasscharterschool the Online Book Fair. Visit the Book Fair Homepage at and click on the
Shop Now button. Online shopping is available until April 23rd.

You can create wish lists and invite friends and family to shop with eCards. Best of all, purchases benefit our school and will help us achieve our Book Fair goal. All online orders ship for FREE to the school, after the Online Fair has ended.
Don’t forget to look for your teacher’s online Wish List and add a book or two to your order for their classroom library. Click on the
Classroom Wish List tab to see if your teacher is participating.
Benefits of Online Shopping:
Convenient access 24 hours a day from April 3rd - April 23rd
Expanded selection for ALL ages—preschool to adult
Send a wish list to invite family and friends to shop
Search for books by category, grade, age & price
ALL purchases benefit our school
FREE shipping directly to our school (orders will be sent home with your child)
So get a jump on your Book Fair shopping and thanks for supporting OUR
school!


Talent Show
What: Compass Public Charter School Annual Student Council & PFA Sponsored TALENT SHOWCASE

When: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:30pm(K-7th grade) & 7:00pm(8th -12th grade)

Where: In the Compass Auditorium

Applications are due by Friday, April 12, 2013. We understand this is short notice…we want to make the talent show work and not have to cancel this event again this year.  Many of our students are already preparing for spring concerts for their various extracurricular activities.  This is a great way to practice before a live audience.

Applications (see attached form) may be turned in to teachers or the office, or emailed to pfa@compasscharter.org.

School Board Position Openings                                   Several Director positions are open this year and will be voted on at the Compass Public Charter School meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Please plan to participate in this important school process by submitting an absentee ballot or voting in person at the school.

If you are interested in running for a position, please pick up an application from the school office or see the attached application below. All applications are due no later than Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Week of March 18-22

posted Mar 22, 2013, 4:45 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:

  • March 25-April 5 - Spring Break
  • April 11 – Compass School Board Meeting 6:00pm
National Honor Society "Fun Shop"
The NHS Spring Funshop that was scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, has been postponed until further notice.  There are not enough students registered to make it feasible at this time.  Thank you to those who were interested in attending.  NHS hopes to reschedule the Funshop at a future date when more interested students will be able to attend.

Camp Invention

Discounts for summer camps are being offered for registration by March 28th. See attached flyer.

Art Moms and/or Dads Needed

We are in need of one, two, or three volunteers to help coordinate the art program K-8th for next year.  Please contact Renee Jones at 921-5731 or email artmom@compasscharter.org.
ISAT Testing
When we return from spring break, our students in 3rd through 10th will start ISAT testing. It is important that your student be in attendance on their testing days. Please try to take care of doctors’ appointments, etc. during the break and avoid appointments for the remainder of April if at all possible.

In addition to being present for testing, students should have a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast and lunch on the day of their tests.

The stakes are higher than ever when it comes to performing well on the ISAT. New requirements are in place that requires all schools to provide intervention to students who do NOT perform at proficient. At Compass, the intervention courses are provided during the student’s elective period and/or specials class time. According to Statute, these classes can’t be offered during the core class time.

Additionally, the State has a new school rating system which is tied to student performance on the ISAT. The rating system is then tied to funding for school districts.

We don't want our students to stress about the test but it is important that they take their time and give it their BEST effort. Please communicate this with your child.

Week of March 11-15

posted Mar 9, 2013, 8:58 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
  • March 14 – School Board Meeting
  • March 15 - Shoot-a-thon/Serve-a-thon
  • March 15 - End of 3rd quarter
  • March 19 – Shakespeare Performance 6th-12th 9:00am
  • March 21 & 22 - Student-led Conferences
  • March 22 - Roaring Springs Reading Logs Due
  • March 25-April 5 - Spring Break
National Honor Society "Fun Shop"
The National Honor Society is hosting a “fun shop” for all interested students in grades 7-12 on Tuesday, April 9, 3:00-5:00pm.  Members of the NHS will provide hands on classes for students such as jewelry making, self- defense, baking, lacrosse, button crafting, and more.  Registration forms will be sent home with students and must be returned with a parent signature no later than Friday, March 15.  For more information contact Ms. Gregg (lgregg@compasscharter.org).

 

Spring Break Camp
Mr. Stadtlander, Compass’ 8th grade English Teacher, is hosting a spring break camp. Watch for an email regarding this fun camp opportunity.


Art Moms and/or Dads Needed

We are in need of one, two, or three volunteers to help coordinate the art program K-8th for next year.  Please contact Renee Jones at 921-5731 or email artmom@compasscharter.org.

Compass Water Well Campaign
Compass is teaming up with Generosity Water to fund a clean water well in Africa. Our goal is to raise $4,000 by World Water Day, March 22nd. Please donate directly to the website set up for us at: https://mygenerositywater.dntly.com/compass-charter-school-e0 or you can bring a check made out to Generosity Water to the school office.

Yearbook
It's about time for our yearbook to go into production so we're putting the finishing touches to each page.  There's still time to add an advertisement for your business into our yearbook.  If you are looking to advertise with us please send all information to yearbook@compasscharter.org attach any image you desire on the page along with all content necessary. 

The deadline for ad submission is March 15th. 

Ad pricing:
1/8 page- $17.00

1/4 page- $25.00

1/2 page- $50.00

Full page- $75.00


A list of all yearbook purchases for this year (2012-2013) can be found by clicking here. If you’re not sure if you have purchased a yearbook please take a moment to visit the link.  The price of the yearbook is $20.00.

Thank you for your support in making this year’s yearbook great.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Cordero at gcordero@compasscharter.org.

Shoot-a-thon/Serve-a-thon

The annual Compass fundraiser for the sports program is coming up Friday March 15 at 6:00 at the school. The evening will include a no-cost dinner at 6:00, and the shoot-a-thon/serve-a-thon starts at 7:00.  Don’t miss the opportunity to win cash prizes during the evening!  This is a fun event for the whole family, so plan on attending!  Contact Mr. Pinkerman for more information.

Week of March 4-8

posted Feb 28, 2013, 2:54 PM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
  • March 5 – PFA Board Meeting, Fund Request Voting
  • March 8 - Spring Pictures
  • March 14 – School Board Meeting
  • March 15 - Shoot-a-thon/Serve-a-thon
  • March 15 - End of 3rd quarter
  • March 19 - Shakespeare Performance for 6th-12th
  • March 21 & 22 - Student-led Conferences
  • March 22 - Roaring Springs Reading Logs Due
  • March 25-April 5 - Spring Break
Girl Scout Service Project
When kids go into foster care, they go from one scary situation into another.  Often times, they go into foster care with nothing.  Compass Girl Scout Troop 262 is putting on a Stuffed Animal Drive from March 4-22.  We will be collecting new stuffed animals in collection boxes in the Elementary office and High School Common area.  Our hope is that these gifts will provide some comfort to a child when facing a difficult situation.

 

Philanthropic Compass Project
One of our very own Compass families, the Cathrae Family, had the opportunity to donate 7 water wells to small villages in Africa. The family visited Africa this past summer to help dedicate the wells. Now, 6th grade student, Kiana Cathrae, would like to start a fundraising project at Compass to donate another water well in Compass’ name. This philanthropic service is made possible through Generosity Water. Generosity Water makes it easy, their website will have a place where Compass families can donate online. Another wonderful thing that they will do is go to the well that Compass Charter has funded and make a video for us and send it back to us so we will actually have a video that we can watch and see the children and families that we have helped.  Here is a short video that they have done for another school that has done this exact same thing.

http://www.generositywater.com/video/sierra-canyon-school/

 Shakespeare Performance

We are excited to announce that the Idaho Shakespeare Festival will be coming to Compass on Wednesday March 19th at 9 AM to perform Much Ado About Nothing.  This is open to middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) and staff, and will last 50 minutes.  A 10-minute question and answer session with the actors will follow the performance. 

For more information on Shakespearience, please visit: http://idahoshakespeare.org/shakespearience.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are available to order for only a short time. Hurry before it is too late!

Roaring Springs Reading Program

The deadline for submitting reading logs is fast approaching. All logs must be submitted by March 22, 2013, which is the Friday before Spring Break.

Completed logs should include: total minutes added up, parental signature, as well as their first and last name on the log, and turned in to their teacher by Friday, March 22.

Shoot-a-thon/Serve-a-thon

Get ready for our biggest fundraiser of the year!!

What:  Shoot-a-Thon Serve-a-Thon

When: 6:00pm March 15, 2013

Where: Compass Gym

Why:   To raise funds for our AMAZING athletics program

How:   See Mr. Pinkerman

Spring Pictures
Spring pictures are March 8th. The spring pictures include a classroom picture as well as individual pictures. Spring sports pictures will also be taken.

Student-led Conference

Spring conferences will be Student-led Conferences. The format includes parents and students (1st—12th grade) coming to the conference together. Each student will present their report card, work samples and assessment sheet 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.

Week of February 25 - March 1

posted Feb 24, 2013, 7:15 AM by Kelly Trudeau

Special Points of Interest:
    • March 4 – SOM & Aim High Assemblies
    • March 5 – PFA Board Meeting, Fund Request Voting
    • March 8 - Spring Pictures
    • March 14 – School Board Meeting
    • March 15 - End of 3rd quarter
    • March 21 & 22 - Student-led Conferences
    • March 25-April 5 - Spring Break
      Spring Pictures
      Spring pictures are March 8th. The spring pictures include a classroom picture as well as individual pictures. Spring sports pictures will also be taken.

      Student-led Conference

      Spring conferences will be Student-led Conferences. The format includes parents and students (1st—12th grade) coming to the conference together. Each student will present their report card, work samples and assessment sheet 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.

      New Statewide Assessment                                                               The State of Idaho has joined a consortium of states to implement a new assessment that will replace the current ISAT (Idaho Standards Achievement Test). The new test is called the Smarter Balanced Assessment and it will be administered next spring. However, this spring, several schools are piloting the new assessment with a few grades. Compass is piloting the Smarter Balanced Assessment with our 9th and 11th grade students this March. For further information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, you can visit this website: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

      Common Core Standards
      In addition to a new assessment; the State of Idaho has adopted new standards for instruction. The Common Core Standards are being implemented in most states in the U.S. Compass has identified a Common Core Standards Committee that is participating in training opportunities and coaching the staff at Compass. For more information regarding the Common Core State Standards, please visit: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/common/

      Week of February 19-22

      posted Feb 17, 2013, 7:58 PM by Kelly Trudeau

      • February 21 - School Tour 10:00-11:30
      • March 4 – SOM & Aim High Assemblies
      • March 5 – PFA Board Meeting, Fund Request Voting
      • March 14 – School Board Meeting
      • March 15 - End of 3rd quarter
      • March 21 & 22 - Student-led Conferences
      • March 25-April 5 - Spring Break
      100th Day Pancake Breakfast
      Thank you to all of those who volunteered to help with the Annual 100th Day Pancake Breakfast! This has become a fun and wonderful Compass tradition.

      Congratulations
      Mrs. Hill received a grant from CapEd (Capital Educators Credit Union) to purchase math manipulatives for her first grade classroom.

      Welcome
      Compass would like to welcome our new Head of Maintenance, Dave Toledo.


      Student-led Conference
      Spring conferences will be Student-led Conferences. The format includes parents and students (1st—12th grade) coming to the conference together. Each student will present their report card, work samples and assessment sheet 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.

      New Statewide Assessment
      The State of Idaho has joined a consortium of states to implement a new assessment that will replace the current ISAT (Idaho Standards Achievement Test). The new test is called the Smarter Balanced Assessment and it will be administered next spring. However, this spring, several schools are piloting the new assessment with a few grades. Compass is piloting the Smarter Balanced Assessment with our 9th and 11th grade students this March. For further information on the Smarter Balanced Assessment, you can visit this website: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

      Common Core Standards
      In addition to a new assessment; the State of Idaho has adopted new standards for instruction. The Common Core Standards are being implemented in most states in the U.S. Compass has identified a Common Core Standards Committee that is participating in training opportunities and coaching the staff at Compass. For more information regarding the Common Core State Standards, please visit: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/common/


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