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Upcoming PTO Events

March 12th @ 1:30 pm - General PTO meeting - MRC

The Spartan Shack Needs You!

The Spartan Shack is in need of volunteers.  The Shack is open from 11:00 am -1:30 pm each day during all HMS lunch periods. We sell school supplies (pencils, pens, loose leaf paper, and protractors) as well as fun items like school spirit wear and peanut-free snacks!

Choose as many dates to volunteer as you  like. You can also split a slot with friend. No experience is required.  Please click here to sign up. Questions? Contact Kathy Hanley or Heather Blanck at


Save the Date! HMS Book Fair: March 2nd – 6th

The PTO-sponsored Book Fair will be held in the MRC starting Monday, March 2nd through Friday March 6th. All profits from the sale will benefit the HMS PTO as well as the MRC. 

  • Monday, March 2: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. HMS Show Choirs Perform!
  • Tuesday, March 3: 7:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 4: 7:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Incoming 5th graders invited for Peer Leader HMS tours
  • Thursday, March 5:  7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 6: 7:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

New this year … Books for Beats Raffle! On Friday, we’ll raffle off a set of Powerbeats2 Wireless Earbuds. Students will receive one raffle ticket for each book purchased; raffle tickets may also be purchased for $5 each or three for $10. Of course, we need volunteers to make the Book Fair a success. Please click here to sign up to help. Thanks for your support!

6th and 7th Grade NEON Dance: March 6th

All 6th and 7th graders are invited to wear white/neon, dance to a DJ under glowing lights, have fun, meet kids from other schools and support a great cause. The dance will be held in the Hinsdale Central Cafeteria on Friday, March 6th.  6th graders will attend from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7th graders will attend from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m.

The dance is hosted by Hinsdale Central’s Leap into Africa Club and all proceeds will benefit LEAP Math and Science Schools serving South African children in need.  Students should enter through the “Pool Doors” on Grant Street.  The event will be supervised by HCHS staff. For more information about the dance, please see the attached flyer or contact Madalina Cirlincione. A minimum donation of $5 per person is requested. Slices of Rosati’s pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

IAEA Student Art Show and Recognition Ceremony

The Illinois Art Education Association (IAEA) Student Art Show traveling exhibit will be making a stop at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital on Wednesday, March 11 (6:30-8:00 p.m.) Two D181 students had artwork selected for inclusion in the exhibit from more than 700 entries. All are welcomed to attend the art exhibit and a special reception honoring 6th graders Cole Heider and Ben Ognibene, hosted by the D181 Foundation. No registration is required.

Summer Camp Expo

All community members are encouraged to save the date for the District’s annual Summer Camp Expo, being held Monday, March 2 (5:30-8:30 p.m.) at Prospect School.  This event will welcome representatives from more than 50 organizations, including overnight camps, recreational activities, sports camps, fine arts camps, and educational enrichment opportunities, as well as camps and services for students with special needs and advanced learners. Offerings include programs for children ages preschool through high school. No registration is required. Click here for a preview of participating organizations.



Illinois 5Essentials Survey Closes

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will close at the end of the day on March 13. Teachers, middle school students and parents are invited to take the 15-minute survey to help identify strengths and areas for improvement in our school’s climate and learning conditions. We greatly value the opportunity to hear your feedback. Click here to access the survey online.

Dr. Dan Kindlon Presents “Too Much of a Good Thing”

All community members are invited to attend a presentation featuring Dr. Dan Kindlon, author of “Too Much of a Good Thing.” He will be a featured speaker on Wednesday, March 18 at the Christian Church of Clarendon Hills (9:30 a.m.) and again at HMS (7:00 p.m.) Please click here to register online. Dr. Kindlon will discuss children’s attitudes toward their lives, society’s increasing focus on achievement and success, and outline how parents can help children develop the emotional maturity needed to take responsibility for their actions and have meaningful, fulfilling relationships. Community members are invited to attend an informal, small group follow-up discussion on this topic on Thursday, March 19 or Friday, March 20. (Dr. Kindlon will not be in attendance for the follow-up discussions.) Please register for the follow-up sessions online.

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

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