Upcoming Events

  • Apr 17
    • A DAY
      All Day
    • 6th graders to Brookfield Zoo
      All Day
    • Codas & Coasters dress rehearsal
      Starts: 7:00 am
      Ends: 7:50 am
      Location: gym
    • Girls on Track
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:15 pm
      Location: Rm 226 Fetty
    • Debate Club
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:00 pm
      Location: Room 209 Mr Dzija
  • Apr 18
    • Full Day Attendance for All HMS Students
      All Day
  • Apr 19
    • Pre-Branson Trip Mandatory Rehearsal
      Starts: 9:00 am
      Ends: 2:00 pm
      Location: for Show Choir & Showstoppers in Commons & Rms 124, 128
  • Apr 21
    • B DAY
      All Day
  • Apr 22
    • MAP testing Grade 6
      All Day
    • A DAY
      All Day
    • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal
      Starts: 2:30 pm
      Ends: 4:30 pm
      Location: Rm 126
    • Yearbook Club
      Starts: 2:45 pm
      Ends: 3:30 pm
      Location: Rm 205 Mr Eggert
    • Peer Leadership Club
      Starts: 2:45 pm
      Ends: 3:30 pm
      Location: Rm 224 Mrs Powers
    • Girls on Track
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:15 pm
      Location: Rm 226 Fetty
    • Chess Club
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:00 pm
      Location: Room 216 Mr Huber
    • Track Meet at HCHS
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: 6:30 pm
      Location: Dist 181 Invitational at HCHS
    • Pre-trip (Branson) parent mtg w/concert
      Starts: 6:00 pm
      Ends: 9:00 pm
      Location: Commons, 124, 126, 128
  • Apr 23
    • MAP testing Grade 6
      All Day
    • B DAY
      All Day
    • Comedy Club
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 3:45 pm
      Location: Rm 209 Mr Dzija
  • Apr 24
    • Branson Music Trip
      All Day
    • A DAY
      All Day
    • 8th Gr Grad Pic Retake/Makeups
      All Day
    • Girls on Track
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:15 pm
      Location: Rm 226 Fetty
    • Debate Club
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:00 pm
      Location: Room 209 Mr Dzija

Join us Wednesday for April PTO Meeting

Mark your calendar for the monthly HMS PTO meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the MRC. We will present the proposed PTO budget for the 2014-15 school year, as well as the proposed slate of officers for the PTO Executive Board. Coffee and treats will be served! Questions? Contact Kathy Adelmann or Karen Choi at president@hmspto.org.

Washington DC Trip Fall 2014 for Current 7th-Grade Parents

Parents of current seventh-graders (rising eighth-graders/Class of 2015) should plan on attending the upcoming Washington DC informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the HMS Commons. Contact Susan Wachowski at swachowski@d181.org if you have any questions.

Open PTO Committee Positions

The PTO Executive Board is currently looking for fun and motivated parents to co-chair a few committees for the 2014-15 school year. They are: Gardening (2), Magazine Sales (2) and School Supply Kits (2). Descriptions of these open positions and their current chairs can be found on the HMS PTO website or by clicking here. So get a friend and co-chair together! For questions and sign-up, email VicePresident@hmspto.org. Thank you.

www.SMILE.amazon.com VS. www.amazon.com

When making online purchases through Amazon, you can earn free money for HMS by simply going to www.smile.amazon.com and selecting “Hinsdale Middle School PTO” as your charitable organization. Everything looks and feels the same as the regular Amazon site however shopping at SMILE.Amazon.com nets us 0.5% of EVERY online purchase made by our HMS families! Therefore, bookmark www.SMILE.amazon.com for all future purchases! Thank you.

HMS Book Fair Summer Reading List

For those of you who missed the HMS Book Fair, it’s not too late to order books for your summer reading list! Books from the sixth, seventh and eighth grade summer reading lists can be ordered online and shipped directly to your home. There is also an option to order the books online and pick them up in Andersen’s Downers Grove or Naperville store. Simply follow this link to order the books online. Happy reading!

Join the HMS Charlie’s Angels Team for The Autism Walk

April is Autism Awareness Month!  HMS is stepping out to raise awareness and funding for Charlie’s Gift Autism Center, a program of the Community House. Go BLUE and support local families affected by autism. Friendly competition among local school teams is encouraged. HMS Charlie’s Angels is currently in 4th place with 12 walkers and $670 raised. The Walk the Walk for Autism is Sunday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m. This three-mile loop around town begins and ends at The Community House where you can enjoy breakfast and live music provided by Rock Academy with your friends. Sign up today at www.walkthewalk.kintera.org. Click “Register Here” and then “Join A Team.” In the drop-down menu choose “HMS Charlie’s Angels.” Can’t walk, but want to help? Sponsor a friend or make a donation to the team. Registered walkers get a great T-shirt and will be entered into the weekly raffles. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Starbucks, Cafe La Fortuna and more local businesses.  Raffle winners will be announced on Fridays between now and the walk  – be sure to register to be entered. Other fun prizes include:

  • Top Student Fundraiser will win a Nook reader and $200 gift card to Barnes & Noble.
  • The Big Blue Shoe Trophy will go to the school team with the most participation.
  • The team will also get its picture in the local paper.
  • The top fundraising team will win a lunch pizza party at school!

Standard Market is Ready to Dish up the Dollars for Autism

On Monday, April 14, Standard Market will make a donation equivalent to 10% of your pre-tax purchase if you mention “Walk the Walk for Autism” or “Charlie’s Gift” at checkout.  These donations apply to all purchases at Standard Market and Standard Market Grill.

WHEN Monday, April 14, 2014, 8AM–9PM
WHERE 333 East Ogden Avenue
(Between Cass Avenue and Route 83)
Westmont, Illinois 60559
HOW Mention “Walk the Walk for Autism” or “Charlie’s Gift”
10% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated.

Light it up Blue!!

Tuesday April 15 we are asking all students of District 181 to wear blue for Autism. Show your support and wear blue for the shoe!