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  • Welcome to Parent University

    Parent University provides programs and resources to help parents better understand the New Trier experience and support the parenting of teens both in and out of the classroom. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community and is sponsored by New Trier High School and the New Trier Parents' Association.

      Upcoming Events

      • Book Discussion for Parents: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

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        Monday, April 10, 2023
        6:00-8:00 p.m.  
        Gaffney Auditorium and Lower Concourse
        Winnetka Campus

        New Trier parents and guardians are invited to join us for an engaging book discussion on Dr. Lisa Damour’s newly released book, “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers,” which is already a New York Times best-seller. The book has been described as an essential guide to help parents understand their teenagers’ intense and often fraught emotional lives—and how to support them through this critical developmental stage. 

        The event will be co-led by Principal Dubravec, our Student Mental Health Advisory Board and members of our Library staff and will consist of the following:

        • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Our Student Mental Health Advisory Board will lead a panel discussion on what resonated with the students. Attendees will then participate in both large and small group discussions.
        • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Dr. Lisa Damour will join us on Zoom for a special Q&A

        Due to high level of interest in this event, spots are no longer available for the discussion portion of the night. If you would like to be notified if a spot becomes available, please fill out the waitlist form below. 

        Join Waitlist: https://forms.gle/J3cWafbMYPir76bL7

        Otherwise, feel free to join us in the Gaffney Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. for the Q&A portion of the night during which Dr. Lisa Damour will join us on Zoom. 

        ORDER THE BOOK HERE or at any online bookstore.

        All attendees of the book discussion will receive a free autographed bookplate to place inside your new book.

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      • New Trier 101: Introduction for Incoming Freshman Parents

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        Join the Northfield Principal Paul Waechtler and a panel of experienced New Trier parents to learn how to help you and your student(s) feel prepared to successfully transition to New Trier. Parents only please.

        Learn more here 

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      • Movin’ On Up: Sophomore Year at New Trier

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        Current freshman parents and students are invited to join us to learn more about what to expect sophomore year. Hear from a panel featuring the Principal of the Winnetka campus, Denise Dubravec,  the Class of 2025 Adviser Chairs, Julie Smith and Ted Koulentes, and current New Trier students. Afterwards, our student ambassadors will take you on a campus tour and answer any questions you may have about making the transition to the Winnetka campus next year.  

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      • 17 Things You Need to Do Before College

        Tuesday, May 9, 2023
        7:00 p.m.

        Seniors, Juniors and their families are invited to join Harlan Cohen over Zoom to learn the 17 Things You Need to Do Before College. Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books, a journalist, and a speaker who has visited over 500 college campuses. He is an expert on leadership, transition, grit, resilience, risk-taking (social, emotionally, professional), dating, relationships, teens, parenting, and all aspects of college life. Please look for more information about this event, including the Zoom link, in the NTPA E-News.

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      • Trev Fest

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        New Trier parents are invited to celebrate the end of the school year with a picnic in the park featuring live music from Chris Karabas, Midlife Crisis, and Steely Dad, who are also New Trier parents and alumni. More information view here.

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