Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board!
We hope your students have had a wonderful junior year and enjoy a well-earned summer break. As they look ahead to next year and beyond, New Trier's Post-High School Counseling (PHSC) Department is offering the following summer opportunities for rising seniors:
PHSC Summer College Seminars
- Thursday, June 13: "Navigating College Admission Tests" - offering practical, usable information about standardized testing and college admissions
- Wednesday, June 26: "How To Know if Early Decision Is Right For You" - featuring a panel of admissions officers from a variety of colleges and universities
for detailed information. Both seminars will be held at 7:00 pm at the Cornog Auditorium (Northfield Campus). Parents and students are welcome to attend.
PHSC Summer Essay Seminars and Common Application Workshops: Winnetka Campus, Room W321.
Summer Essay Seminar is designed to help students complete a strong, polished essay the summer before the senior year, so they can focus on classroom achievement and activities during the fall semester. Various dates in July and August are offered. Please bring a pen.
- The PHSC Department also offers
combination Common Application Workshops and Essay Seminars. Several August dates are offered; students attend only one (no parents, please). Laptop or iPad required.
for detailed information and specific dates. No registration is necessary.
We would like to recognize and thank our departing NTPA class Co-Chairs, Ami Campbell and Sally Pofcher. Ami and Sally have stepped up to lead the NTPA as Co-Presidents for the 2019-2020 school year. On behalf of the NTPA 2020 Board, we thank Ami and Sally for their leadership, commitment, and dedication.
We hope you have found a way to get involved with the NTPA this year and encourage you to continue to do so next year. To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:
- Bookmark this page.
- Read the reminders and materials below.
- Check this page as the new school year approaches; it will be updated with new information when available.
Thank you for your active participation in our parent community.
Important Reminders and Information
If you missed the NTPA's Junior Parent Coffee in October, you can view the slides
Option for Adviser Room Breakfast treats: Don't want to stop at Panera or Dunkin Donuts before school? New Trier Food Service offers Classroom Catering for Adviser Room Breakfasts on Fridays. Donuts, bagels, fruit, and more are available. Students may pick up before 8 am in the cafeteria and use their student ID for payment. To place an order, use the Classroom Catering order form on the New Trier Food Services website (click
and scroll to the bottom of the page). Questions? Call Pia Fazio at (847) 784-2288.
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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.