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Helicopter Parents: A Nifty Infographic

Here’s a great, easy-to-read article:  Helicopter Parenting and its Long-lasting (negative) Effects.  Ten percent of job recruiters have had a parent call them to negotiate their child’s salary and benefits!! At the bottom of the page are links to some

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

Anxiety

From last Sunday’s New York Times: Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? Below are two passages that caught my eye. Initially, they seem like opposite opinions from two different experts in the field, but I

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso

CPS Tier Locator Tool

Please use this link to find out (or confirm) the tier in which you live. Remember, the tiers are a factor in the CPS Selective Enrollment application process only.  Your tier doesn’t impact any other high school applications. Thanks to Kristin

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High School Open Houses

Here is an updated version of the chronological list of Open Houses in the ChicagoLand area.  Please note that the Walter Payton Open House is Saturday, Nov. 4 (as opposed to Sunday, Nov. 5, as it was originally listed).   As always,

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Flex Fridays

One of the unique aspects of our program is the way we have blocked off most Friday afternoons to allow the JH classes to leave the building and take advantage of everything the lovely city of Chicago has to offer.

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International Trips, 2018: Information & Application

Please review my presentation slides to learn all about the opportunities for NNM JH students to travel to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras or the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA) during spring and summer of 2018. A link to the

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Junior High Optional International Trips: 2018

Dear NNM Junior High Parents: Please join me this Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 to hear about the optional trips available to NNM Junior High students during 2018.  We are running international trips to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) and the Costa Rica Language Academy (CRLA). NPH

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Next Week: St. Ignatius, Latin, Boarding Schools

Tuesday, October 3 at 8:30AM at NNM: Admissions reps from St. Ignatius will be at Near North to present and do a Q and A. All JH parents and interested 8th grade students are welcome to attend. Wednesday, October 4

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Posted in 12-14 - Chris Ambroso