Parent University

Parent University is District 155’s premier event for current and future parents. With expert presenters from the community and district, Parent University provides practical information to help parents successfully guide their children through the high school years. The event is free and open to all current District 155 parents and those who will have a freshman in the district’s Class of 2028.

March 2, 2024
8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Prairie Ridge High School
6000 Dvorak Drive
Crystal Lake, Il 60012

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 28



Walk-in Registration 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Schedule Pick-Up 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Session A 9:40 - 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Session B 10:40 - 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Session C 11:40 - 12:30 p.m.

About the Keynote Presentation
Unleashing Potential: The Power of High School Extracurriculars
Unlock the potential of the high school experience with keynote speaker Ryan Ludwig, Athletic Director at Cary-Grove High School, as he shares insights into the transformative power of extracurricular activities and their impact on mental well-being. Learn how participation in these activities encourages engagement, boosts grades, attendance, and a sense of belonging. Join us for an insightful discussion on how extracurriculars shape habits, systems, foster mental well-being, and strengthen classroom connections. Gain practical tips for finding balance, building support networks, navigating systems, and cultivating resilience.

2024 Parent University Courses

Below is a listing of all courses offered during Parent University. Please use the code next to each name to indicate your desired course choices on the registration form. For courses offered multiple times, please be sure to use the correct line when registering. You will not receive confirmation or your schedule until the registration period from 8:15-8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

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