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January 15th @ 7:00 pm - 8th Grade Parent Night - HMS Commons

HMS 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 all 8th grade students will be photographed in a graduation gown for individual graduation portraits.

Each individual student will be photographed (two poses) in a graduation gown while holding a cap with a graduation year tassel. These items are provided by our photographer, Premier Studios. The gown has a high neckline, so only the collar area is visible. You will receive a proof sheet of your cap and gown portrait with pricing and packaging information 3 weeks from picture day. It is recommended that young men wear a shirt and tie, and young women wear a non-bulky blouse or sweater. Heavy collars are not recommended.

No order form or money is needed the day of pictures. A picture make-up date will be announced at a later date.

If you have any questions, please call Premier Studios directly at: 708-502-5689

Please remind your 8th grade son or daughter to be ready to bring a smile!

A Message from Peer Leadership Club – Donate Food and Winter Gear

Peer Leadership Club would like to thank all HMS families, students and staff for helping us collect over ten boxes of donations during our holiday food/toy drive. All items donated went directly to Peoples Resource Center to help needy families in DuPage County.

Here is another opportunity to make a donation:  Two HMS students are asking students and staff to donate food and winter gear to a Chicago organization called Breakthrough. The organization partners with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills and open doors of opportunity.  To learn more, visit their website.  Bins will be placed in the Commons area for collection beginning Tuesday, January 20th and ending  Friday, February 6th.

Girls on Track Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for girls interested in learning about Girls on Track on Thursday, Jan. 29th at 3:00 p.m. in Room 221. Registration begins February 1.

The Girls on Track program inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. The program is aimed at girls in grades 6-8 and addresses the social, psychological and emotional challenges particular to this age group. While similar in philosophy to the elementary school program, Girls on the Run, the curriculum for Girls on Track allows for more mature processing around topics such as eating disorders, internet safety, relationships, cyber-bullying and tobacco and alcohol use. Coaches provide a safe outlet for discussion at this crucial stage of development.

Girls on Track participants run together in a 5k event at the end of each season. Questions? Please contact one of the program sponsors: Kate Eggert or Jane Fetty.

For more information about Girls on the Run/Girls on Track Organization, please visit their website.

 

Operation Snowflake: Register Your Child for an Evening of Friends, Facts, Food & Fun!

OUR ANNUAL OPERATION SNOWFLAKE EVENT IS COMING UP!
WHEN: Friday, March 13, 2015 (3:00-8:00 P.M.)
LOCATION: Hinsdale Central High School

Not only will children have the opportunity to meet and make new friends but they will also be engaged in fun activities and presentations that are geared towards enhancing self-confidence. Snowflake is a program that promotes TEENS WORKING WITH TEENS where high school students are trained to work with our middle school students on a wide range of topics such as: communication skills, positive attitude, dealing with peer pressure, self-esteem, improving relationships and the realities of high school. Please see attached flyer for more details and to learn how to register. Hope to see your HMS child there! Questions? Email Lauren Miller, HMS Resource Teacher