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Upcoming PTO Events

November 13 @ 1:30pm

General PTO Meeting, MRC

Magazine Renewal

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8th Grade Parent Night: The High School Transition (Nov. 13, 19)

Parents of current 8th graders are invited to attend a conversation about the development of their child’s four-year Hinsdale Central High School academic plan. The event will feature John Bruesch, Hinsdale Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction and Dr. Mark Kolkman, Hinsdale Central’s Principal.  They will share insights and advice about the Hinsdale Central curriculum, registration process and factors to consider when compiling the academic plan and selecting freshman year classes.  Parents can choose to attend on November 13 at CHMS (7:00pm) OR on November 19 at HMS (7:00pm).  Click here to register.  For more information see the attached flyer.



New Washington DC Update

The packing list & itineraries were sent via email from Nations Classroom last Wednesday. Please make sure you check your email for that very important message.
ALSO, students will need snacks or money to purchase dinner at the airport on Wednesday evening, November 5. Remember to follow airport security guidelines for liquids. Students will need to purchase anything to drink once they are past security and at the gate.  Please remind your child about the importance of drinking plenty of water while traveling. Staying hydrated prevents headaches and other travel related symptoms.
All medications and forms are past due! They should have been submitted by Friday, October 24.
Wednesday, October 29: 8:00 – 8:20 a.m. – Students will meet in the Commons during long advisory to review trip expectations and procedures for the following Wednesday’s departure. Parents are invited to attend.

Thursday, October 30 – Students will meet with their bus leaders & chaperones to receive their flight information, itineraries and final packing instructions. Please ask your child for this information that evening.

Wednesday, November 5 – Students need to bring their luggage to school in the morning for their after-school departure. They will be instructed where to store the luggage for the day. PLEASE SEND snacks or money with your child for dinner at the airport.

If you have questions, please contact one of the following HMS teachers coordinating the trip: Susan Wachowski or Jane Fetty.

HMS Online Resources

Please click here to view the many online resources at your disposal.

Scholastic Bowl Trivia Club

Scholastic Bowl Club will be held after school two Wednesdays a month starting October 29. Students will work in teams to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture in a fun and lively environment. Bring your friends and show what you know! Scholastic Bowl is open to anyone in grades 6 -8. Contact Ms. Scacco if you have any questions.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Winter dates will be posted in January.

Train Safety

Safety is an ongoing concern. HMS makes every effort to address safety on a consistent basis. Train safety was our focus last week, and we wanted you to know that all students were shown a train safety video during lunch on Friday, October 17th. The video emphasized the following important safety points: 1) Stop when red lights flash and the gates go down, 2) Never walk around or behind lowered gates, 3) Stay alert around the tracks. With so many of our students heading downtown, especially on Fridays, we sincerely want them to be safe and smart at all times. Click here to view the video that was shown.