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Magazine Renewal

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Incoming 6th Grade Parents: Save the Date!

Calling all incoming 6th Grade Parents!  The HMS PTO is excited to invite you to a fun night out at Cine on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6PM to 9PM.  Let’s kick off the new school year with an evening of getting to know each other!

We will have “very special” guest bartenders working to help generate more fun and excitement!  Enjoy an opportunity to meet teaching staff, other incoming families, and our PTO board.  Your participation will also help to raise funds for the HMS PTO.  We will earn a percentage of sales, and all tips to our “guest bartenders” will go directly to the HMS PTO!

Please mark your calendar to attend this first-of-its-kind night for 6th grade parents only!!

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Lahr or Carol Stephenson at

Summer Math Packets

All students attending HMS next year should complete Summer Math Packets. During the first week of school, students will be required to turn in their packets for a grade. 

5th Grade Common Core Math Packet should be completed by students who will be enrolled in 6th grade math or 6th grade advanced math during the 2016-17 school year.

6th Grade Common Core Math Packet should be completed by students who will be enrolled in 7th grade math or 6th grade accelerated math during the 2016-17 school year.

7th Grade Common Core Math Packet should be completed by students who will be enrolled in 7th grade advanced math or 8th grade Pre-algebra during the 2016-17 school year.

8th Grade Common Core Math Packet should be completed by students who will be enrolled in 7th grade accelerated math or 8th grade Algebra I during the 2016-17 school year.

Algebra I Math Packet should be completed by students who will be enrolled in 8th grade Geometry or Algebra II / Trig. during the 2016-17 school year.

HMS Back To School Day August 15th

Back-to-school11Monday, August 15th from 8:30am-3:00pm

During this open house event, middle schoolers and their parents will be able to pick up their class schedules and bus route information, as well as “walk” their new schedules. Students can bring in their pre-ordered school supplies (which are being shipped directly to students’ homes) and set up their lockers. The school nurse will be available to collect medications and completed sports physical forms.

Returning 7th & 8th graders should bring the following items so they are ready for the first day of school: red hall lock, blue gym lock, gym uniform, calculator and French or Spanish dictionary.

Suggested time frames for each grade to visit HMS are below. Lines tend to be longest at the beginning of each grade’s time frame slot, so feel free to arrive a bit later if your schedule allows.

8:30am – 10:30am: 6th graders accompanied by a parent or guardian
10:30am – 12:30pm: 7th graders accompanied by a parent or guardian or mixed grade families
1:00pm – 3:00pm: 8th graders accompanied by a parent or guardian or mixed grade families

We need volunteers to help with Back to School Day. If you are able to work for a morning or afternoon shift, please sign up here.

Thanks in advance for your help!

If you have any questions, please email Alice Waverley

8th Graders: Purchase USED Books for HCHS

Attention 8th Graders:  Purchase used textbooks for your Hinsdale Central freshman classes.  Search for books through HCHS’s Book Swap.  Visit HCHS’s PTO website to learn more.  Question?  Contact Lynn Hare.


Order School Supplies for 2016-2017 By June 15th

school-supplies-logoIn conjunction with D181 registration, you may now order school supplies for the upcoming school year online through EPI.

School supply kits are facilitated by the PTO as a convenience to parents. Supplies will be delivered to students home via UPS the week of August 12. The PTO hopes this will eliminate some of the delivery problems experienced by some families last year. Please plan on bringing your school supplies to HMS on Back to School Day which will be Monday, August 15th so you can set up your locker and be ready for the first day of school.

Click here to order school supply kits. Please carefully read the ordering instructions as some procedures and delivery information may have changed. The instructions also include information for families of Fee Waiver students to receive supply kits. Families who choose not to order through EPI can find the supply lists by grade on the HMS PTO website.

Questions?  Contact the Committee Chair for School Supplies. Order deadline is June 15, 2016!

Lost & Found

Please have your student check the Lost & Found for any missing items. All items not picked up by June 7th will be donated.

Attention Oak School Families: Mrs. Mangan Is Retiring

Mrs. Mangan is retiring after 17 years at Oak School. Oak School will be collecting cards, letters and/or photos from current and former students to gift to Mrs. Mangan. Please drop-off or mail your “Mrs. Mangan Memory Submissions” to Oak School, to the attention of Dr. Martha Henrikson. The deadline to submit your memories is Friday, June 3rd. We will be presenting your memory submissions to Mrs. Mangan at a celebration in her honor on Tuesday, June 7th at 3:05 p.m. at the Oak School entrance. Please join us to celebrate Mrs. Mangan and her many years of service at Oak School.

Hinsdale Central Hosting Book Fair at Barnes & Noble

Hinsdale Central High School is sponsoring a Book Fair at the Oak Brook Barnes & Noble store on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. This event will coincide with the store’s first ever teen bookfest, B-Fest! Please present the attached voucher to support the HCHS Book Fair and click here for more information about B-Fest.


Registration For Washington DC Trip

logo_transAll parents of 7th graders should have received the information/registration packet for the 8th Grade Washington DC trip scheduled for November 9-12, 2016. These materials were picked up at the meeting on April 27 OR given to your child the next day to be brought home to you.
Please make sure you have read through everything. The registration and initial deposit is due to Nations Classroom by May 31, 2016. Please do NOT send any registration or money to the school or district.
The district forms should be returned to Mrs. Fetty at HMS. Although the district forms are not due until August 26, submitting the forms before the end of this school year would be appreciated. (You can turn in the medications form in the fall.)
If you were not able to attend the meeting, the keynote can be found by clicking here.
Please contact Susan Wachowski or Jane Fetty if you have any questions.

8th Grade Graduation Gift Ideas From HCHS

Get your graduating Eighth Grader geared up in Hinsdale Central Spiritwear before summer begins!
Hinsdale Central Boosters will be selling spiritwear inside the front entrance to Hinsdale Central on the
following days as a last chance to purchase items in time for eighth grade graduation and summer to
begin. Please stop by to see the great hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and school flags!

Wednesday, June 1st – 9 am to Noon
Thursday, June 2nd – 9 am to Noon