NTPS: A Compassionate Community

  • Compassion Coins
    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.


  • What does compassion mean to you? 
    Evergreen Forest students demonstrate acts of compassion at an assembly.
    NTPS is a Compassionate Community
    See examples of compassion from around the district. 

Pay it Forward!

    Talk about compassionate acts you see around the district. Pay it forward with Compassion Coins!  
    Hand them out to students and staff you see being compassionate!  And then go tell your story on Facebook!

Stories from Around the District

  • District recognizes Weigelt for community service (6/10/17)

    June 10, 2017 - Long-time community leader Ruth Weigelt received the NTPS WASA Region 113 Community Leadership Award. From numerous committees, North Thurston Citizens for Schools, the Lacey Spring Fun Fair, the YMCA, and others, her infectious enthusiasm and passion has been an integral part of the heart of our district

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  • Compassion Spotlight: Chinook Middle School (5/6/17)

    In March, the students at Chinook took part in numerous volunteer endeavors for Contributing Citizens Day. Students were presented with 25 community service projects to be a part of, and were placed in one of their top 3 choices. From the Animal Shelter to the Thurston County Food Bank and Stream Team to the Hats for Homeless, the Warriors are definitely Contributing Citizens.

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  • Compassion Spotlight: Salish helps with the basics (4/26/17)

    A hygiene kit drive, sponsored by Salish Middle School Leadership, yielded over 2,000 items and enough to assemble close to 120 kits. They were donated to Safe Place and Rosi's Place to help those that in need of even the most basic of necessities. Way to go Ravens!

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  • Compassion All-Star Terri Fox (4/19/17)

    Congratulations to Meadows 2nd Grade Teacher Terri Fox, our Compassion All-Star of the month. She was nominated for her demonstration of Respect and Compassion to staff and students.

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  • Compassion Spotlight: Chambers Prairie and Aspire (3/29/17)

    Faith, a second grader at Chambers Prairie Elementary helped out a classmate who was having a difficult day. While down the street, Aspire's Compassionate Community Club visited with residents of Bonaventure Senior Living to share stories and perform. NTPS is a compassionate community!

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  • Compassion All-Star Srun Mourng (2/16/17)

    Every month, staff members are nominated for going above and beyond to exhibit an attribute of compassion. Congratulations to Srun Mourng, Custodian at Seven Oaks Elementary, who demonstrated the month's theme of Compassion and Patience to our NTPS Students & Families. Way to go Srun! Read More.

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