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.
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.
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!
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!
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.