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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sneak Peak at GPS 2015-2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Fall Sports Orientation: Parent and Athlete Meetings
John Underwood
“Life of an Athlete/Pure Performance to Maximize Your Potential”
Tuesday, Aug. 18
6:00 pm - Glenbard East Auditorium
7:30 pm - Glenbard South Auditorium
Wednesday, Aug. 19
6:00 pm- Glenbard North Auditorium
7:00 pm - Glenbard West Auditorium
 Thursday, Aug. 27
Family Read
Carlotta Walls LaNier
“A Mighty Long Walk – My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School”
7:00 pm Glenbard East Auditorium


Dr. Kelly McGonigal
“The Upside of Stress: Why It’s Good for You and How to Get Better At It”
Embracing stress to be stronger, smarter, and healthier
Tuesday, Sept. 15
7:00 pm - Glenbard West Auditorium


Dr. Kelly McGonigal
“The Willpower Instinct: Life-Changing Advice for Goal-Setting, Patient Parenting, and Greater Productivity”
Wednesday, Sept. 16
11:00 Community outreach/luncheon
12:00pm – 2:30 pm District #15 Marquardt Administration Center


Dr. Randy Sprick
“Positive Parenting: Mastering Motivation, Attitude and Responsibility"
Practical strategies to impart independence, problem solving and self-control.
Monday, Oct. 12
6:30pm Please join us for a pre-meeting Columbus Day Holiday dinner
7:00pm Glenbard South Auditorium


Dr. Alec Couros (D#87 Institute Day speaker)
“Raising the Selfie Generation”
The opportunities and implications of growing up in today’s digital world
Tuesday, Oct. 13
7:00pm - Glenbard North Auditorium


John Dominguez PhD
A Paradigm Shift: How Parents Can Help Their Kids Create an Environment Where Bullying is Obsolete
Thursday, Oct 22
12:00PM-2:30PM CCSD District 93 Administration Center


Ken Ginsburg, MD
"The Skills to Succeed"
Mastering the tools to thrive in a high-pressure culture -now and in the future
Wednesday, Nov. 18
6:15pm Wellness Expo Foyer College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
7:00pm College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
    --and  
"Fostering Resilience and Coping Skills to Meet the Challenges of Today's Teens"
11:00 Community outreach/luncheon
Thursday, Nov. 19
12pm-2:30pm District #15 Marquardt Administration Center


Dr. Marc Brackett
“Raising A Happier, Healthier-More Competent and Compassionate Teen"
The practice of emotional intelligence to reduce stress, gain inner strength and interpersonal success
Wednesday, December 2
7:00pm – Glenbard South Auditorium


Dr Brenda Gorman
"Instructional Strategies and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners"
Wednesday, Jan 20
12:00pm-2:30pm Glenbard South Auditorium


Dr. Laurence Steinberg
“Age of Opportunity: The New Science of Adolescence”
Myth-shattering, research-based information on the capacity of the teenage brain
Tuesday January 26, 2016
7:00pm College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
  ---and 
The Essential Guide to Adolescence ages 10-25: Teen Behavior Explained
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
12:00PM-2:30PM CCSD District 93 Administration Center


Dr Scott Bellini
Building Social Relationships: A Systematic Approach to Teaching Social Interaction Skills to Children and Adolescents
with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Social Difficulties
Thursday, February 4
12:00pm-2:30 pm District #15 Marquardt Administration Center


Josh Shipp
Connect with, Understand, and Guide Your Teen to Awesomeness
Live Life Well Speaker
Thursday, Feb. 18
7:00pm – Glenbard North Auditorium


Jonathan Mooney
“Learning Outside the Lines: The Tools for Academic Success”
Empowering students to celebrate their learning differences
Thursday, March 3
7:00pm- Glenbard West Auditorium


Dr Patrick McGrath
Don't Try Harder, Try Different: Managing Anxiety and Stress
Wednesday, March 16
12:00pm-2:30 pm-CCSD District 93 Administration Center


Film Screening "The Mask You Live In"
Is Masculinity Harming our Boys, Men and Society at Large
Followed by discussion with Dr. Pedro Noguera
Wednesday, April 27
7:00pm Glenbard East Auditorium


Christine VanDeVelde
"Calming the Nerves: Everything You Need to Know About the College Admission Process"
Step by step guidance, from application to acceptance
Thursday,  May 5
7:00pm Glenbard South Auditorium