Friday, March 29, 2013
Glenbard District 87 parenting series workshop looks at the nature of creativity.
Glenbard High School District 87 will host its next parenting series event with INTOUCH (Illinois Network to Organize the Understanding of Community Health), "Creativity—What is It, Why Do We Need It and How Do We Get it Back," with Steven Fischer 12 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Glenbard South High School. The interactive workshop will focus on the nature of and thought process of creativity. Fischer will discuss ways to nurture creativity and unique expression, and the role of risk-taking in the creative process, according to a news release from District 87. The workshop is driven by excerpts from the documentary Old School New School, exploring the nature of creativity with a host of world-class artists. Fischer will include personal …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Glenbard District 87 presents "What Are They Thinking? Alcohol and Adolescent Brain Development" with Dr Aaron White Thursday, March 21.
From Glenbard District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Parenting presents, "What Are They Thinking? Alcohol and Adolescent Brain Development" with Aaron White. This workshop will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the auditorium at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. The dangers of drugs and alcohol are a constant concern for parents and educators. On March 21, White, a leading researcher into the effect of alcohol on the developing brain, will assist us in gaining a better understanding of this crucial teen issue. White offers expert insights into teenage brain development and the psychological impact of subjecting the brain to the effects of drugs and alcohol. Participants will …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Activities held during Live Life Well Week help promote respect, wise choices and preventing substance abuse.
Tuesday, February 19
From Glenbard District 87 Students and staff at all four Glenbard District 87 high schools are celebrating Live Life Well Week from Feb. 19 through 22. Live Life Well Week seeks to inspire, raise social awareness, advance interpersonal skills and develop responsible decision-making skills. This year’s theme is: Do Well, Choose Well, Live Life Well! Events will range from a safe driving program to a healthy eating cooking challenge. Activities held during the week promote the themes of substance abuse prevention, respect and wise choices. Students for Students clubs at each school are involved in coordinating a variety of exciting events. Students for Students clubs are built on the philosophy of youth empowerment. The goal is to …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Through the use of characters, John Morello addresses issues teens face including drugs, bullying and personal choices.
Tuesday, February 12
From Glenbard District 87 Through his raucous character study drawn from personal experience, John Morello gives voice to those who feel unheard, and gives hope to those who feel isolated, underscoring the message that no one is alone. Touching on issues such as drugs, bullying and personal choices, the presentation has garnered high praise. The next Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Parenting presents actor and comedian John Morello in a performance of his one-man show "Dirt" at 7 p.m. Feb. 20, in at Glenbard East High School. Community members, parents and students are encouraged to come to the free evening presentation, which is appropriate for middle school through adult audiences. Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a let’s talk …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Parents and students are invited to attend the workshop to learn about financial aid options and to get assistance filling out the FAFSA.
Most parents are pleased to know their children are working hard to get into college. Once those applications get sent and the acceptance letters arrive, the reality hits: How much is college going to cost and how to pay for it? While paying for college isn’t an issue for some families, for many it’s a real concern. A program being held Saturday at Glenbard North High School will address these concerns. The Glenbard Parent Series — Making Dreams Reality will hold the program: Paying for College 2013 Financial Aid Workshop at 2 p.m., Feb. 2 at Glenbard North. The program is open to parents and students and it will offer an overview on financial aid, types of aid available, how to apply, the process and award letters, according to Glenbard …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The next Glenbard Parent Series will be held Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at Glenbard East High School.
Parents and teens are invited to attend the upcoming Glenbard Parent Series program, which will feature the power of words. The program, part of the Navigating Healthy Parenting series, will feature the documentary Louder Than a Bomb, which chronicles the journey of four Chicago-area high school poetry slam teams as they prepare for an annual poetry slam. The film screening, being held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 is free to all who attend and parents are encouraged to bring their teen and his or her friends to the program, according to District 87. This documentary is a stirring celebration of the transformational power of giving youth a voice, and how breaking down the artificial social/class/economic barriers changes the way youth, and adults, …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Glenbard Parent Series will offer two workshops Dec. 4 from speaker Michael Bradley, a clinical psychologist. He will help parents understand why teens are the way they are.
From Glenbard District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Parenting will present two workshops with popular author and speaker Michael Bradley, a clinical psychologist, an award-winning author and a charismatic speaker and the author of "Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!" Yes, Your Teen is Crazy: Loving Your Teen Without Losing Your Mind will be presented at 7 p.m., Dec. 4, in the auditorium at Glenbard North, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream. Brave New World 2012: Overcoming Challenges in Working with Today's Teens will be presented from noon to 2 p.m., Dec. 4, in the auditorium at Glenbard South, 23 W 200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Workshop attendees will learn real-world strategies and methods they can put to use to achieve …
Monday, November 5, 2012
A clinical psychologist with experience working with adolescents, Jason Washburn, will address what can be done to help protect teens against suicide risk.
From Glenbard High School District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series-GPS- Navigating Healthy Parenting and Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) will present a suicide prevention workshop with Jason Washburn on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Glenbard South High School. This presentation focuses on how parents and schools can help prevent suicide among teens. Washburn will educate parents about teen suicide, dispel common myths, review risk factors and discuss the parental and school roles in reducing risk factors. Washburn will address what parents and schools can do to increase factors that protect teens against suicide-risk, including discussion of the components of a comprehensive school-based suicide prevention program. He also will …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Madeline Levine, a psychologist featured in the film "Race to Nowhere," will discuss ways parents can shift focus from developing stressed-out children driven to succeed to helping develop children who have successful coping skills.
From Glenbard Township High School District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series - GPS - Navigating Healthy Families presents Madeline Levine in Teach Your Teens Well: Parenting for Authentic Success. This workshop will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the auditorium at Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Our increasingly competitive world has led to tremendous anxiety about our children's futures. This kind of pressure is not helping our young people become the meaningful contributors we desire and accomplishes little in assisting the next generation in becoming resilient and accomplished adults. Parents who attend this workshop will receive the practical tools needed to raise motivated adolescents who are capable of …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Glenbard Parent Series will host its next event Tuesday night at Glenbard South High School.
From Glenbard District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families presents "Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Threats to Love and Reason." This special evening with Alfie Kohn will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the auditorium at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Kohn will present his award-winning program on teen behavior, transformational parenting and our achievement crazy culture. Kohn is the author of 12 books on human behavior and parenting, including What Does It Mean To Be Well Educated? The Schools Our Children Deserve and Unconditional Parenting. Manipulating children's behavior by means of contrived praise, privileges granted or privileges withheld will prevent …