Category Archives: Freshmen

ETHS Parents Engaged Seeks Volunteers for Freshman Orientation

ETHS Parents Engaged will have an information table during the upcoming Freshman Orientation:

  • Monday, Aug 18 10 am – 4 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug 19 3 pm – 6 pm

We are in need of volunteers to stand at the information table and invite parents to sign up for our yahoo email list and also to inform them about what Parents Engaged has to offer including the 3 planned evening programs throughout the year.


There will be email sign-up sheets and flyers to hand out that have all the information.

Even if you are new to the group, please consider volunteering for just an hour. It is a great way to help the new freshman parents connect with current parents.

Please email Jane McCarthy with any time you can help out.
Jmccar45@comcast.net

Parent-to-Parent Program – Weds. May 7

Parent to Parent Meeting 2014Parents/guardians of eighth graders and transfer students are invited to attend the annual “Parent-to-Parent” program, sponsored by ETHS Parents Engaged, which will be held on Wednesday, May 7, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in Room S-214 at Evanston Township High School.

Parents of next fall’s ETHS freshmen are invited to hear from and speak to parents of current students about high school life, anything from course options, to sports, to the Homecoming Dance. Experienced parents will be on hand to answer questions, including how to effectively use resources at ETHS and how best to navigate the high school years.

If you are a parent of an older ETHS student, please join us,any ETHS parent is welcome to join in the conversation.

Also, while this program is geared toward parents and guardians students new to the high school, all ETHS parents and guardians are invited to attend this free event – please feel free to come and just listen. No reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served.

Course Planning for Parents – Wed. Dec. 4

tough decisionsETHS Parents Engaged is hosting a meeting for the parents of current freshmen, sophomores and juniors, providing them the information they need to help their students make good choices of courses for the 2014-2015 school year. (Students will begin meeting with their counselors after Winter Break to begin course planning for the coming year. This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions of staff in advance of those meetings.)

There will be a representative from each department, a representative from the College and Career Center, and members of the counseling staff available to answer both general and specific questions.

It will begin with a Q&A panel, where parents may ask general questions about courses and how different options might affect post-secondary choices, followed by an opportunity for parents to talk to staff one-on-one about their own students’ options.

The meeting is scheduled for Weds. Dec. 4 at 7:00 pm in S-214.

Additional Resources:

2013-2014 Course Selection Guide (2014-2015 Guide will not be available before the meeting)
Proposed course changes for 2014-2015

REMINDER: While members of the counseling department will be on-hand to answer questions, this meeting is not intended for individual counseling. It is always better to discuss concerns and questions with your student’s counselor because they have the entire picture of the student. If you have specific questions about your student’s schedule, course options, or post-secondary plans, you are encouraged to contact your student’s counselor.

Look For Us at Freshman Orientation

ETHSParents_logoETHS Parents Engaged will be at Freshman Orientation to welcome new parents/guardians and students.

Monday, August 19:
Student Last Name A–G: 11:00am
Student Last Name H-O: 4:00pm

Tuesday, August 20:
Student Last Name P – Sk: 3:00pm
Student Last Name Sl–Z: 6:00pm

Orientation lasts approximately two (2) hours.

Freshman orientation will begin with a brief welcome session in the school auditorium. Following the information session, students/parents/guardians will meet in groups to review important information with their grade-level counselor. Students will receive their class schedules and locker assignments at this time.

The auditorium is located in the front of the high school (Dodge Avenue, enter through Door #7) and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available in Lot #7 off Dodge Avenue, or as indicated by street signs along Dodge Avenue. Parking is also available in the lot behind the school. Families may enter through Door #31 if they choose to park in the back.

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