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.

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

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/

Jeniffer Murphy,
Feb 18, 2013, 4:17 PM