PTO Color Fun Run

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Upcoming PTO Events

October 3

HMS PTO Color Fun Run

November 13 @ 1:30pm

General PTO Meeting, MRC

PTO Color Fun Run: The FUNdraiser to Support HMS

This year our main PTO fundraiser will be the Color Fun Run. Students will participate in this event on October 3 during their PE/Health classes. Look for your child’s registration packet to come home on Tuesday, September 16. Students are encouraged to seek donations from family and friends to sponsor them for the Color Fun Run. Any student who participates must have a signed waiver and wear science goggles. Every student receives a t-shirt to wear to the event and “Run Rewards” will be given to students who meet donation targets. Click here for more details. Interested in volunteering? Go to Sign Up Genius. Interested in being a sponsor or donating water for the event? Email

Bus News From HMS

Now that they have been distributed, ID’s are required to ride the bus. We had a grace period through the end of last week, but starting Monday, September 15th, students without ID’s will be asked to go to the office for a temporary pass. Students can have one free pass per quarter. After that, they’ll need to call for a ride or take the late bus. Several of our buses have many riders, so we have to very carefully monitor how many students ride them. It is suggested that students leave their ID in their backpack, so they will always have it going to the bus.

Unless there is an actual custodial situation (parents out of town, for example) of which you make the office aware well in advance, students need to make other arrangements if they wish to visit each other’s homes. Students may not ride other friend’s buses for after school plans, for the same reason stated above: Several of our buses have many riders, so we have to very carefully monitor how many students ride them. For after-school activities, HMS offers a late bus Monday through Thursday at 3:30 p.m. which runs both a north and south route. Thank you for your cooperation and safe journeys to all!

MRC Volunteers Needed

Did you know that volunteering in the Media Resource Center (MRC) is a great way to see your children in their academic setting?  Located on the second floor, the MRC is a hub of learning surrounded by active classrooms. If you are a sixth grade parent, your child is likely to pass through the MRC several times during your volunteer time.  Any questions? Please email Kathy Arciero in the MRC or the PTO Chair for the MRC, Chris Rusthoven.  To volunteer, please go to Sign Up Genius.

Rotary Run Next Sunday, September 21st

Let’s defend our District 181 crown as the middle school with the most participation in the Rotary Run Charity Classic. There are many races and distances to choose from, so there is something for everyone to enjoy! Please join us, and be sure to indicate that you are on the Hinsdale Middle School team when you register! Click on the image below to sign up. 


Girl’s Basketball Informational Meeting

7th and 8th grade girls basketball informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17th at 2:45 in the HMS gym.  All girls interested in playing basketball this season should attend this important meeting.  Tryouts will be on Monday, October 6th and Tuesday, October 7th from 2:45-4:30.  Any questions, please contact Mr. Powers or Mrs. Sledz.

HMS Extracurricular Activities

If you missed the PTO Activities Fair, you can access the list of HMS Extracurricular Activities that was distributed regarding details about the clubs, sports, organizations, musical groups and other after-school activities at HMS by clicking here.