Class of 2020

Greetings from the NTPA Class of 2020 Board

To stay current on upcoming events and take advantage of parent opportunities:

  • Bookmark this page.
  • Read the regularly updated reminders and materials below.
  • Attend the next Sophomore Parent Coffee: Tuesday, January 30, 10:30 am-noon. The topic is "Stress and Anxiety," and the speaker is Tim Hayes, assistant superintendent for student services. Tim spearheads all of New Trier's student social services and will share valuable data and resources. Come learn about what New Trier is doing to support our students academically, emotionally, and socially. See your email for location and more details.
  • Participate  in the NTPA Parent Book Group. Parents of freshmen and sophomores are invited to read  How to Raise an Adult  by Julie Lythcott-Haims, former dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University. Group discussions for parents will be held on March 13 at Northfield room C234, with sessions at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm. Watch for more details from the principal.

Grateful for your participation in our parent community,
Ami and Sally

Important Reminders and Information

  • Teen Risk Behaviors: Vaping and More

    Many parents want to better understand vaping and other teen risk behaviors. This information sheet and this booklet provide useful information on the subject. Also, see this article from the New York Times for information about recent research on vaping.

    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, 2017. Click here  to view the video that was mentioned during the presentation. Please contact NTPA Program Chair Heather Pigott ( heather.pigott@live.com ) with any questions or comments.

  • Did You Know?

    New Trier offers a student tutoring program. Students can sign up for a session with a student tutor, and they can also volunteer to tutor other students. Click here for details.

    New Trier's Post-High School Counseling Office offers an optional newsletter for parents of sophomores. The newsletter is sent via email approximately six times during the year. For more details, or to be added to the distribution list, scroll down on this page and click Sign-up for Sophomore Parent Newsletters!

  • Points to Ponder

    TED Talk: How to Raise Successful Kids-Without Over-Parenting by Julie Lythcott-Haims
    Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teens to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes by Sheila Kaplan
    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

    Parent_University 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.  

    Click here to see upcoming events and their descriptions.

Upcoming Events

Sophomore Class Videos