NTPS: A Compassionate Community
North Thurston Public Schools is proud to follow the principles of the International Charter for Compassion which recognizes that we treat each other with kindness, respect differences and make our district a place where everyone belongs and feels safe. This call to action will help enrich our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) system in our schools which teaches behavior expectations to students throughout the year and provides positive recognition for those following the expectations. NTPS promotes compassionate acts and honors those who demonstrate compassion in our schools with a variety of compassion-centered activities, tools and educational opportunities including our compassion coins -- be sure to "pay it forward" if you get one. The idea is to recognize acts of compassion to others, our community and the earth. For more information on the international movement visit http://charterforcompassion.org.
Compassionate Community Project 2018-19
This year, at NTPS, and in our community at large, we want to focus on being compassionate. We want to reach a goal of 100,000 compassionate acts together as a community! Fill in the chart at your school, report your numbers below, and help us reach our goal. The prize? a better community for all of us!
Current total: 102,425 compassionate acts!Tell us about your compassionate acts with the form below!
Track Our Progress!
Stories from Around the District
May 9, 2019 - Giving back is part of life for Timberline sophomore Kodi Smith-Cruz. Whether he's pulling ivy and weeds for community parks or helping out at Lacey Parks and Recreation events, Kodi understands the value of service to his community. It's no wonder he recently received the Gateway Rotary Student of the Month award. Read more about Kodi!
April 8, 2019 - It's not every day you see your school principal and her staff wearing a bucket, but that's exactly what Lakes Elementary did as part of their 2 week Kindness Challenge in February. They set a goal for intentional acts of kindness at school as part of the larger District and Community goal of 100,000 acts this school year! See how they did!
March 21, 2019 - Congrats to our recent Compassion All-Stars winners NTPS Facilities plumbing wizard Jim Rushing. and NTPS Transportation Specialist Gabe Morley, who both demonstrated compassion on their job above and beyond. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do at NTPS! Read more about them!