Parent University 4/21: Becoming a Middle School Parent

Reported by on 3/16/22

Parents and guardians of fifth grade students are invited to attend “Parent University: Becoming a Middle School Parent” at 7 pm on Thursday, April 21. The session will be held in the Forum Room at Fischer Middle School located at 1305 Long Grove Drive in Aurora.

Attendees will learn what to expect as their child enters the adolescent years, including brain development, puberty, normal adolescent behavior, challenges, and causes for concern. Most importantly, there will be a discussion on ways parents and guardians can support their child’s development throughout these years.

Register here.

Presenter Bios:

Deb Kimminau is the Parent and Community Engagement Specialist at Fischer Middle School. She has master’s degrees in Child and Family Studies, as well as Mathematics Education and Computer Science. She has facilitated parent workshops for over 25 years and has been a high school math teacher in District 204 for the past 15 years. She is passionate about supporting middle school students and parents in their journey.

Naomi Krodel is the Parent and Community Engagement Specialist at Still and Gregory Middle Schools. She has her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a background in English as a Second Language and Spanish. Besides having two middle schoolers at home, she has spent 10 years teaching middle school in the US and abroad. She loves helping middle schoolers and their parents navigate these exciting years.

Current fifth grade students are welcome to attend this event with a parent or guardian. Students will participate in a variety of fun community building activities and games led by District 204 high school students.

Register here.

View the PDF flyer.