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2017-18 Parent Education Programs

  • ANDREA PETERSEN, “ON EDGE: A JOUNEY THROUGH ANXIETY
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    Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 PM, Cornog Auditorium (N)
    FAN and the New Trier Parents' Association present
    ANDREA PETERSEN, "ON EDGE: A JOUNEY THROUGH ANXIETY

  • Straight Talk: The Truth and Consequences of Teen Risk Behaviors
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    Tuesday, October 3, 7:00-8:30 PM, Room C234, (N)

    Learn the types of risk behaviors New Trier students are engaging in, ways to encourage good decision making, and the risks and consequences that follow when teens make poor choices.  The expert panel includes Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, Assistant Principal for Student Services Scott Williams, Student Assistance Program Coordinator Kris Hummel, Social Work Department Chair Tiffany Myers, New Trier's Resource Officer, Josue Perez, and Judge Michael J. Hood of Cook County's Second Municipal District. Parents and students are welcome to attend. Presented by the Class of 2020.

  • MITCH PRINSTEIN, PH.D., “POPULAR: THE POWER OF LIKABILITY IN A STATUS-OBSESSSED WORLD”
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    Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 PM, Cornog Auditorium (N)
    FAN and the New Trier Parents' Association present
    MITCH PRINSTEIN, PH.D., "POPULAR: THE POWER OF LIKABILITY IN A STATUS-OBSESSSED WORLD"
  • FRESHMAN COMPASS: HELPING YOUR STUDENT NAVIGATE NEW TRIER’S MANY OPPORTUNITIES
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    Tuesday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 PM, C234, (N)

    Learn the ropes from the experts: New Trier parents who have been there before you! A panel of parents whose students have participated in sports, performing arts, clubs, student government, and all levels of academics will share their experiences and provide tips for successfully navigating the school's myriad opportunities. Northfield Principal Paul Waechtler will also give a brief tour of the New Trier website and Home Access Center (HAC).

  • Right Under Your Nose: Recognizing Signs of Teen Alcohol & Drug Use

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    Wednesday, November 1, 7:00-8:30 PM, Room C234, Northfield Campus
    How do you know if your teen is exhibiting typical adolescent behavior or something more concerning? It's often difficult to tell.  This program will help parents identify signs and symptoms of teen alcohol and drug use and offer advice on what to do if you think your child may be using.  Representatives from LEAD (Leading Efforts Against Drugs & Alcohol) will discuss things to look for in your teen's behavior as well as in his or her bedroom! (Hint: empty sunscreen bottles and hollowed out pens are just a couple of ways teens may hide drugs and alcohol.)  Parents will have the opportunity to tour a mock-up teen bedroom to see firsthand what kinds of items could indicate your student is engaging in risky behavior. We'll also learn more about e-cigs, nicotine, and the ubiquitous Juul vaping device that has swept North Shore high school campuses.  This program is for parents only. 
  • ANYA KAMENETZ, “THE ART OF SCREEN TIME: HOW FAMILIES CAN BALANCE DIGITAL MEDIA AND REAL LIFE”
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    Tuesday, February 6, 7:00 PM, Gaffney Auditorium (W)
    FAN and the New Trier Parents' Association present
    ANYA KAMENETZ, "THE ART OF SCREEN TIME: HOW FAMILIES CAN BALANCE DIGITAL MEDIA AND REAL LIFE"
  • College Admissions 101: What’s the Right Fit for Your Student?
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    Wednesday, February 28, 7:00-8:30 PM, Cornog Auditorium (N)
    The NTPA's Class of 2019, in conjunction with the Post-High School Counseling Department, invite you to learn from a panel of admissions officers the kinds of students their schools are looking for.  Panelists will represent a cross-section of various types of academic institutions including a large state school, a highly selective private university, a small liberal arts school, and a community college.  The panelists will share information about their selection processes and the opportunities and experiences offered by schools of their kind.
  • RACHEL SIMMONS, “ENOUGH AS SHE IS: HOW TO HELP GIRLS MOVE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE STANDARDS OF SUCCESS TO LIVE HEALTHY, HAPPY AND FULFILLING LIVES”
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    Thursday, March 8, 7:00 PM, Cornog Auditorium (N)
    FAN and the New Trier Parents' Association present
    RACHEL SIMMONS, "ENOUGH AS SHE IS: HOW TO HELP GIRLS MOVE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE STANDARDS OF SUCCESS TO LIVE HEALTHY, HAPPY AND FULFILLING LIVES"
  • DAN CHAMBLISS, PH.D., “HOW A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE WORKS: THE PRIMACY OF PERSONAL CONNECTION”
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    Thursday, March 15, 7:00 PM, Gaffney Auditorium (N)
    FAN and the New Trier Parents' Association present
    DAN CHAMBLISS, PH.D., "HOW A LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE WORKS: THE PRIMACY OF PERSONAL CONNECTION"
  • Movin’ On Up: What Parents Need to Know About the Transition to Sophomore
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    Wednesday, April 11, 7:00-8:30 PM, Gaffney Auditorium (W)
    Freshman parents are invited to join Winnetka Principal Denise Dubravec, the Sophomore Adviser Chairs, and a panel of current students to learn more about the opportunities and experiences available to students at the Winnetka campus.  The panel presentation and Q&A will be followed by tours of the campus led by Student Ambassadors.  Presented by the Class of 2021.

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