NTPS: A Compassionate Community

  • Visit our Compassionate Community Facebook Page! 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.

Seasons of Compassion

  • For 2019-20, each of our schools will be choosing their own Compassion Projects quarterly. Keep an eye on your school's Seasons of Compassion board to see where you and your student can help out! Compassion projects can help us be Stronger Together!

    The Compassion Project board that will be displayed in each school. Trees and dates for each season.

Around the District

  • Students writing letters to Veterans

    Evergreen Forest students wrote letters to Veterans.

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  • Students and leadership posing in the food bank warehouse

    Mountain View Elementary Leadership students volunteered at the Thurston County Food Bank.

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  • Salish Middle School did a food drive in the fall and in January are focusing on small acts of kindness with their annual Kindness Challenge initiative.

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  • Students and staff making ornaments around a table

    South Sound High School completed a blood drive in the fall, and are currently creating "Compassion Ornaments" for the Providence Regional Cancer Systems staff (Lacey, Aberdeen, Centralia - 187 ornaments). The ornaments are hand-painted by South Sound students and have a thank you message on the back.

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  • South Bay Elementary ran a coat drive from October to November, donating 142 coats to the Family & Youth Resource Center. They are currently running a giving tree to benefit families in need from a neighboring school.

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  • River Ridge High School's Honor Society hosted a blood drive where enough blood was donated to save 237 lives. They are also running a coin drive to raise money for families in need throughout the winter.

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