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Past PTA Meetings
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Jan. 14, 2015: Representatives of the Freedom Institute, a nonprofit with expertise on drug and alchohol abuse prevention, discussed trends in drug and alchohol use by 12-17 year-olds and Dr. Fisher discussed Hunter's most recent survey statistics on the issue.
Sept. 17, 2014: General meeting where department heads each spoke; Additional pre-meeting presentations by the Hunter Life Committee on the committee's work; the Sports Committee and Athletic directors, who discussed athletics; and the Wellness Committee, which focused on the needs of 7th graders, and gave an introduction to its work.
May 21, 2014: Counseling Department Report on College Admissions; PTA Board Elections.
March 26, 2014: Panel - How students cope with pressure in a challenging academic environment. (Queens)
January 15, 2014: Panel - Psychologist Alison Ferst; Pediatrician Dr. Doris Pastore; and Assistant Principal Lisa Siegmann discuss Adolescent Sexuality.
November 13, 2013: Academic Integrity—A Hunter Priority and Lesson for Life.
September 18, 2013: Presentations by Hunter department chairs and remarks from principal Dr. Tony Fisher and Director Dean Ketchum.
May 22, 2013: Annual Meeting/Elections and Report on Senior College Admissions. Plus: 6 pm pre-meeting: Grade 12 parents offer advice to Grade 10 and 11 parents about the college process
March 20, 2013: "Affirmative Action and Asian American Students: Myths and Realities" (Queens)
January 23, 2013: Grade/Class Reps Annual Meeting with Principal Fisher; "The College Transition for Parents;" "Building Bridges in the Age of Technology"
November 28, 2012: Social Studies and Art/Music Department Overview; "Perspectives on Cheating"
September 19, 2012: Science and English Department Overviews
May 30, 2012: "College Choices (and More)" with Counseling Chair Colleen Hennessy. Pre-Meeting: Senior Parent Panel on the College Process
March 21, 2012: "Electronic Media and the 'Always On' Adolescent" (Queens)
January 25, 2012: "Health-Partnering with your Adolescent: A Field Guide to the Unmet Health Care Needs of Adolescents and How to Support Them"
November 30, 2011: "Deep Secrets and Adolescent Relationships." Plus: "Life After Hunter."
October 26, 2011: "Stress & the Adolescent Brain: A Perfect Storm?" Plus: "Life After Hunter." Pre-Meeting: "College Funding Strategies"
September 21, 2011: Moderated panel of Academic Chairs. Pre-Meetings: Sports Overview and Grade 12 Parent Meeting.
January 19, 2011: Student Opportunities (from HCHS departments and guest speaker Elizabeth Wissner-Gross)
October 20, 2010: Overview of Academic Departments by the Chairs
April 9, 2008: English, Communications and Theater Department Overview
February 27, 2008: "Teen Stress"