Parent Org - CPC

Cougar Parent Connection (CPC)

"The Cougar Parent Connection is a parent group that assists VHHS staff with communication and volunteer support of student activities and programs, as well as providing opportunities for giving back to the community."


2012-2013 CPC Board Members

President Nina Ferolo
Vice President    Regina Kim
Secretary Michele Hernandez
Treasurer Chris Frantz 847-680-8547


Meeting Schedule

Are you feeling “disconnected?”  The CPC Parent Organization is here to help!  All parents are invited to attend the following informative CPC meetings which are held in the VHHS Library. 

Important Dates and Opportunities for the 2013-2014 School Year

Max Shevitz EKG Testing   9/25/2013   8:15am-3:00pm

We need volunteers to assist with student registration and to perform a component of the EKG test.  All volunteers will be trained before testing starts. 

Octoberfest   9/28/2013   3:00pm-10:00pm at the Vernon Hills Metra Station

Please come and support the Class of 2014!  There will be a Corn Roast Booth at the event, and all donations will go to the Senior Class Party of 2014.   Senior parents are needed to volunteer at the event.

Homecoming   10/12/2013

Volunteers will be needed to run the coat check during the dance.

Healthy Lifestyle Fair   10/31/2013    During lunch periods

Volunteers are needed to help assist students through this SAP Fair.

Cove Alliance, Uganda Event   12/12/2013    Evening before Talent Show

Details TBA

Winter Dance   2/22/2014

Volunteers will be needed to run the coat check during the dance.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon    May 9th, 2014

Volunteers needed for several committees to serve 300 people, food donation, food pick-up, set-up, and clean-up.

Honors Assembly    5/30/2014  9:00am-11:00am

Volunteers will be needed to serve breakfast to Senior Honor Award recipient students and families.


Please join the CPC Thursday April 24th at 7:00pm in the library for an informational meeting about sending
your student to college.

There will be a panel of alumni parents to talk about their experiences and give you useful tips on preparing for college.
There will also be an update on Prom Night, Finals, Graduation, and Senior Party.


Get your Cougar Caller!

The Cougar Caller: An address/phone book of the entire VHHS student body along with parent names and contact information is available for $7.00.  You can pick one up at the Open House on Tuesday, September 10th or during regular business hours in the school office.

Get Connected, Stay Connected with this valuable resource.  It is a must for both parents and students!

The Spirit Store

Click on the link below to purchase all of your favortie Cougar-wear!


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Help Wanted!!!!

Help make the most of your child’s high school years by getting involved.  No matter what your talents are, we have an opportunity for you!  You can visit the CPC table at the Parent Open House on September 10th for additional information or to sign up.

Coat Check

The CPC helps with coat check at various school dances.  We could use your help checking in coats, purses and other belongings while students attend the dance in the main gym.    

Healthy Lifestyles Fair & Career Expo

Because this student activity takes place during the lunch periods, it appeals to those who can volunteer time during the school day.  This opportunity typically involves serving popcorn or another simple snack to the students once they complete the Lifestyle Fair activities.  This is another great chance to visit with your child and his/her friends as they stop by our table to grab a snack at the end of their lunch hour.  Sign up to work a 1 or 2 hour shift.  Again, no experience required!

Staff Appreciation Luncheon
This committee organizes our Teacher/Staff end-of-the-year luncheon.  This event is unquestionably a staff favorite!! 

Spirit Store Coordinator

The coordinator manages the Spirit Store, which sells Cougar Wear and other school-spirited items at various sporting events, fine arts presentations, and other school-sponsored events throughout the year.  The Spirit Store is a vital part of fundraising for all CAB, CAST and CPC.

Spirit Store Volunteer

The Spirit Store has made it very easy to volunteer your time this year.  All you need to do is click on the link below.  It will bring you to the online volunteer site.  Just choose the date and time you can volunteer and enter your name and email address.  Please make sure to add your phone# in the comment section.

Three (3) days before your scheduled date to volunteer you will receive an email reminder.



Contact the chairperson listed below for more information concerning any of these committees or to sign up to help out!

Committee Chairperson Phone #
Spirit Store   
Student Activities Chairperson Nina Ferolo 847-816-0087
Coat Check for Student Dances Coordinator                   Michele Hernandez
Teacher/Staff End-of-Year Luncheon    
Cougar Caller Chairperson
Webmaster  Michele Hernandez
Senior Party 

2014 Senior Party

The Senior Party is hosted by parents and is an opportunity for students to come together as a student body one last time and enjoy entertainment, games great food and fabulous prizes.  

Parents of  Senior students are encouraged to come and get involved in planning a great party for the class of 2014!

Help support the Senior Party by participating in these fundraisers:




Questions?  Contact one of the following organizers:


 Nina Ferolo            n.ferolo@comcast.net