Welcome from your 2019 NTPA Board!
Junior year is moving along with many exciting opportunities for students and parents to
explore. Take some time and look through the NTPA site for helpful information, upcoming events and activities.
- February 7th, 9:30-11:00 AM The Motew Home, 344 Sunrise Circle, Glencoe
Parent Coffee: Join junior parents and guest speaker, Jim Conroy, Post High School Counseling Chair, for conversation and coffee. Click
to view flyer.
- February 28th, 7:00-8:30 PM Cornog Auditorium, Northfield Campus
College Admissions 101: What's the Right Fit for your Student
The NTPA invites parents to attend a panel discussion of representatives from a cross-section of academic institutions including a large flagship school, a highly selective private university, a small liberal arts school, and a local community college.
- March 7th, 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM Northfield Campus Room C234
Book Club: Join fellow parents at New Trier's Parent Book Group! The Junior/Senior classes are invited to read "The Gift of Failure" by Jessica Lacey. This newly developed group is designed to strengthened the connection between parents and the school. Hope you can make it!
- Post High School Counseling
By now you should have scheduled your initial meeting with your student and their Post High School counselor. You received this information back in early November at a parent only information night led by your child's counselor. If you have not signed up or need assistance contact the PHSC department at (847) 784-2234.
As always, we are here to help so feel free to reach out with questions.
Sophia and Laurie
IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND INFORMATION
Right Under Your Nose: Recognizing Signs of Teen Alcohol & Drug Use
The NTPA was pleased to host representatives from LEAD to present at "Right Under Your Nose: Signs of Teen Alcohol & Drug Use " on November 1. Click
to view the E-cig/Vaping video mentioned during the presentation. For further questions or comments please contact NTPA Program Chair Heather Pigott (
College Admissions 101: What’s the Right Fit for Your Student?
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.This program is
for parents only.
The NTPA Angel Fund supports academic and extracurricular experiences
for students in need. Students approved for financial assistance from the
district can request assistance with the purchase of Homecoming tickets from
the Director of Student Life, Athena Arvanitis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Your Kid to the Ivy League by William Deresiewicz
Do Teens Engage in Sexting? by Sue Shellenbarger
to Survive the College Admissions Madness by Frank Bruni
100 Percent Wrong About Critical Thinking by Alexander Nazaryan
Applications, Parental Exasperations by Robert Scherrer
Parent University - Parent Education Programs
Welcome to Parent University, a central location for all New Trier Parent Educational programming including seminars, round tables, coffees and informational meetings. Programming listed here is intended for the New Trier community, and is sponsored by New Trier High School, New Trier parent organizations and various community groups.
to see upcoming events and their descriptions.