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.
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!
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.
It was Craft Night at Horizons where a new volunteer met a Meadows' Kindergarten teacher and that's when something special happened. Over 200 handmade scarves to Meadows and warm necks for cold mornings. NTPS has amazing volunteers!
Led by Brenda McAferty, the program provides aid for hundreds of students every year. "Homelessness is a very serious problem in our district," she said. "I want to ensure that all children and youth who are experiencing homelessness in our district have the tools they need to be successful in school."
Students at Nisqually Middle School and River Ridge High School took part in a unique program this year through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
St. Mark's tends an epic garden across the street from Mountain View Elementary and for years, students have been making the short trek to visit, tend, and participate in raising fuits and vegetables which eventually make their way to the Thurston County Food Bank.
"Tom is one of the most compassionate teachers I have ever worked with. Students always know they can go to him for help with anything! He is their mentor, their advocate and the safe zone." Tom, you are an example of Compassion & Generosity to the whole NTPS community. Congratulations!
Parents, students, law enforcement, community leaders and others came together in January to discuss and celebrate compassion at a city-wide “Compassion is Contagious” forum co-sponsored by the City of Lacey and North Thurston Public Schools. Keynote speaker and North Thurston High School teacher Brady Olson talked about compassion in action.