Parent Engagement

Learn - Connect - Make a Difference

District 129 regards parent engagement as fundamental to promoting the success of our school community. As a learning organization we believe that parent engagement is a means to empower our parents and community. Through continuous learning, we will positively impact our students.

For questions regarding parent engagement events please contact

Lulu Hertenstein

Community Outreach Specialist

Parent Leadership Series

August

September

Financial Aid Process Presentation

This presentation covers college costs, types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA), financial aid award packages, and other important information.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30-7:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

Parents of Juniors and Seniors Only. No childcare.

Waubonsee Community College Information

Programming-certification programs and associate degrees information.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
7:00-8:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

Parents of Juniors and Seniors Only. No childcare.

October

FAFSA Workshop Completion

This workshop will include a brief FAFSA overview. Attendees will be able to complete the FAFSA at their own pace with members from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and counselors providing one-on-one support, as needed.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

For Parents of Seniors only. No childcare.

Give Something Back Foundation

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00-7:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

For Parents of Seniors only. No childcare.

November

FAFSA Workshop Completion

This workshop will include a brief FAFSA overview. Attendees will be able to complete the FAFSA at their own pace with members from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and counselors providing one-on-one support, as needed.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

For Parents of Seniors only. No childcare.

January

Give Something Back Foundation Turnback Night

Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00-7:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 2

Freshmen only. NO CHILDCARE

April

5 Simple Rules For Parents: How to raise gritty, resilient, and passionate people, by Author Harlan Cohen

New York Times bestselling author Harlan Cohen offers parents a framework to help, guide, and support their children through middle school, high school, college, and the years beyond. Harlan combines insightful advice with facts, stats, humor, and the latest trends to help parents empower their children to become strong self-advocates.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6:30-8:00 PM
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1

For Parents of Middle and High School Students

Financial Aid Process Presentation

This presentation covers college costs, types of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid (including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA), financial aid award packages, and other important information.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
West Aurora High School Library, Door 1
6:00-7:00 PM

Parents of Juniors and Seniors Only. NO CHILDCARE

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