Help Your Teen Live a Balanced Life
Everybody is busy these days, which creates stress for the entire family. How to manage that stress is the topic of the next Parent Engagement Series session. “Building Balanced Teens” will meet from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the District 125 Administration Center. The session will address how to live a balanced life, how to manage stress, and how to help teens reset after a bad day — without fixing their problems.
Incoming Freshman Orientation Tonight
The second of three orientation evenings for incoming freshmen and their families takes place tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Families can pick up enrollment information packets and take tours of the school beginning at 6 p.m., followed by an hour-long presentation in the PAC starting at 7 o’clock. Read more about tonight’s meeting.
PPA Bake Sale Volunteers Needed
The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday. Adult volunteers are needed to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.
Senior Seeks to be Convention Delegate
One current student and several alumni are among those Illinois residents seeking to become delegates to this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Delegates will be elected during the Illinois primary on March 17.
Senior Victor Shi is on the ballot as a potential 10th Congressional District delegate for former Vice President Joe Biden. Alumni who filed nominating papers in the local congressional districts include:
- Arun Pookote (Class of 2014), for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (10th District)
- Daniel Didech (Class of 2005), for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (10th)
- Ilya Sheyman (Class of 2004), for Warren (9th District)
Also, former District 125 Board of Education member Elliott Hartstein is a delegate candidate in the 10th District for Pete Buttigieg, the ex-mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Senior Gymnast Has Final Goal to Achieve
Senior girls gymnast Emily Weinstein has added more difficult maneuvers to all of her events this season, highlighted by a winning 9.775 vault score at last month’s New Trier Invitational. One factor driving this final season is the fact that, although she has reached the state meet twice, Emily has not yet advanced to the final round. “It’s definitely a goal of mine,” she told Jon Kerr of the Pioneer Press. “I could do it in the vault or floor. It’s all about my training and mentally, what’s in my head.”