Parent Education

2020-2021

The DHHS PTSA is proud to help parents and students navigate through their high school years. The following parent education events for 2020-2021 have been scheduled as online webinars unless otherwise noted. 

SEPTEMBER

JR/SR COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE NIGHT & VENDOR FAIR – Presenters: Lisa McLaughlin, EDvantage College Consulting & Breanne Boyle, Collegewise

Tuesday, September 1st – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page

Open to junior and senior students and their parents.​ DHHS Guidance Dept will also present the college application process for transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

 

NCAA INFORMATION NIGHT – Presenter: Katie Andersen
Tuesday, September 22nd – 6:30 pm |
ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page
Learn the proper timing and important steps student-athletes need to take to navigate the college athletic recruiting process. 

COLLEGE PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES - Presenter: Jan Kerchner, The College Blueprint

Tuesday, September 29th – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page

Open to parents and students with 504 or IEP accommodations.

OCTOBER

YOUTH DRUG TRENDS – Presenters & Q&A Panel: Marci Mednick - Mission Hospital, Paige Petrus - NCADD-OC, Deputy Norwood - OC Sheriff, Susan Parmelee - Wellness & Prevention Center
Tuesday, October 13th – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our Health & Safety Resources page
This presentation will update parents on current drug trends impacting our community.

 

COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE NIGHT – Presenters: Betsie Rugg-Stassen - Northern Arizona University & Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Milyon Trulove - Reed College & Colleges That Change Lives (www.CTCL.org)
Tuesday, October 27th – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page
Open to students grades 9-11 their parents.

NOVEMBER

 

MENTAL WELLNESS - Presenter: Dr. Lucy Vezzuto and Y Nguyen
Tuesday, November 10th – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our Health & Safety Resources page
"How to Help Teens Cope With Stress" - This presentation is for parents only and will cover mental wellness and community resources.

 

FEBRUARY

Community College and Career & Technical Education Night – Presenters: Rania Mesri - Saddleback College, Nicole Berkman - CCA
Tuesday, February 2th – 6:30 pm |
ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page

Considering Community College or Technical Education? Join our experts from Saddleback College and College & Career Advantage to learn about these local resources. 

APRIL

TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE - A special webinar for Seniors
Tuesday, April 20th |
ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page

  • 6PM - Open to neurodiverse seniors and parents (1 hour presentation)

    • SPEAKER: Janice Royal, Royal College Consulting

  • 7PM - Open to all seniors and parents (If you are not watching the first hour, join us at 7pm on the same Zoom link)

    • Christy Martinez-Saucedo & Omar Zuwayed - Chapman University, Resident Directors, Residence Life & First Year Experience

    • Noel Csermak, Shoreline Coaching

MAY

COLLEGE PLANNING PANEL OF EXPERTS - Admissions, Test Prep, Financial Aid, and Athletics

Tuesday, May 11th – 6:30 pm | ONLINE WEBINAR - View the Recording on our College Knowledge page

Join us for a panel discussion on college planning.