​​​James Madison High School PTSA

Vienna, VA

Parent Education Programs for 2017 – 2018


LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS OF PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Thursday, October 24 th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium) Learn strategies that may enable you to qualify for financial aid and scholarships, and strategies for maximizing your wealth and minimizing your tax exposure. Appropriate for all grades, not just parents of seniors. Presented by Brock T. Jolly, Managing Partner, The College Funding Coach. Flyer


10 WAYS TO STOP DEFIANCE, DISRESPECT AND YELLING: Wednesday, November 15 th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Auditorium) Concrete practical strategies that get your kids to listen the first time, stop power struggles, get kids off video games/screens without a fight, and create stress-free mornings and homework time. Presented by Kirk Martin, Founder of Celebrate Calm.  Flyer

Watch the clips on YouTube

Day In The Life of A Modern Day Mom
This Teacher Had a Dramatic Impact on Her "Defiant" Student
"It's like he has a camera in our home. Finally…someone gets our kids!"


NAVIGATION THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS: Tuesday, February 6 th – 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Warhawk Hall) Through his many years in the education space working with students, families, college counselors, financial advisors, and admissions officers, Dr. Jed Appelrouth has learned many insights into the world of college admissions. This seminar will arm you with information and timelines, dispel unhelpful myths, analyze key components of the college application, and explore how test scores and grades factor into the admissions process.


PEAK PERFORMANCE: Thursday, April 5 th – 7:00 to 9:00pm (Warhawk Hall) Maximize your scholar athletes performance with teen-specific strategies for stress management, sports psychology and nutrition. Parents and students are invited to attend. Presented by a panel of local experts and followed by a vendor fair.