Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board!
Sophomore year is in full swing, with its busy calendar of academic and extracurricular activites! You'll find key dates for your sophomore in
Please take note of these dates:
- Thursday, September 28: Sophomore Parent Coffee, 9:30-11:00 am. Julie Smith and Ted Koulentes, the Sophomore Girls and Boys Adviser Chairs, will share information about sophomore year and the many resources New Trier offers to support students. They will discuss testing, Homecoming, and the Winnetka campus enhancements. All parents/guardians of sophomores are most welcome! See your email for location and more details.
- Tuesday, October 3: Straight Talk: The Truth and Consequences of Teen Risk Behaviors, 7:00-8:30 pm, Northfield/C234. As our students have moved to the Winnetka campus, it's a good time to increase our understanding of these issues. See below for details
- Friday, October 6: NTPA Fall Kick-off. Greet old friends and meet new ones! Look for the NTPA tent inside the football field entrance at Northfield from 6:30 pm through halftime.
- Saturday, October 7: Homecoming Dance
Important Reminders and Information
Straight Talk: The Truth and Consequences of Teen Risk Behaviors
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. Presented by the Class of 2020.
NT Social Service: Volunteering and Leadership Opportunities
At the Freshman Parent Coffee on February 22, the NTPA Class of 2020 Board hosted the faculty sponsors of NT Social Service, Spiro Bolos and Dan Lawler. They described NT's Social Service program, which offers highly flexible volunteering options for students as well as opportunities to join the board and take a leadership role. Board members meet daily during 9th period; this takes the place of an elective in the student's schedule. For more information, visit the
Social Service Board blog
watch a video
of the presentation.
When registering for classes each year, students, parents, and advisers consider the complete experience each student hopes to have at New Trier. This
explains that planning process. For additional context, check out the profiles New Trier compiles of its graduating classes. Filled with interesting and useful information, these profiles present details on classes (and levels) taken by the graduates, colleges attended, and much more. See the
Class of 2016 Profile
for in-depth information about New Trier's most recent graduating class.
TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting
by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
by Jean Twenge
I Used to Be a Human Being
by Andrew Sullivan
Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research, Carol Dweck Says
by The Hechinger Report
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.