Upcoming Events

  • Apr 23
    • B DAY
      All Day
    • MAP testing Grade 6
      All Day
    • Spartan Singers-practice added today!
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:00 pm
    • 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
    • Track Meet at Willowbrook HS
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: 6:30 pm
      Location: Jackson Invitational at Willowbrook HS
  • Apr 25
    • Branson Music Trip
      All Day
    • B DAY
      All Day
  • Apr 26
    • Branson Music Trip
      All Day
  • Apr 27
    • Branson Music Trip
      All Day
    • Walk the Walk for Autism
      All Day
      Location: Community House
    • Special Olympics @ N Central College
      All Day
  • Apr 28
    • Life Skills in 7th LA Classes
      All Day
      Location: 7th LA Classes
    • A DAY
      All Day
    • Track Meet at HCHS
      Starts: 4:30 pm
      Ends: 6:30 pm
      Location: District 181 Invitational at HCHS
    • Board of Education Regular Business Meeting
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: 9:00 pm
      Location: Elm School
  • Apr 29
    • MAP Testing Grade 7
      All Day
    • B DAY
      All Day
    • 5th Grade Band Rehearsal
      Starts: 2:30 pm
      Ends: 4:30 pm
      Location: Rm 126
    • Peer Leadership Club
      Starts: 2:45 pm
      Ends: 3:30 pm
      Location: Rm 224 Mrs Powers
    • Chess Club
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: 4:00 pm
      Location: Room 216 Mr Huber

Staff Appreciation Week

Please help us to show our appreciation to all the HMS staff for the awesome year we have had! Visit Sign Up Genius to choose how you want to help May 5-9.

Spartan Shack Volunteers Still Needed

The Spartan Shack has been running smoothly thanks to the help of all the supportive parent volunteers and eager students! If you are still interested in volunteering at the Shack, there are still openings during the month of April and beyond. No experience is necessary and instructions are posted in the binder in The Shack. Hours are 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. but you may volunteer for all or only a portion of that time if needed. Please click here to sign up for available slots. Questions? Contact Kathy Hanley or Heather Blanck at spartanshack@hmspto.org.

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2014-2015 School Supply Kits – ORDER NOW!

It is time to order your school supplies for next school year. To order, click here www.epipacks.com, and enter school code HIN022. If you choose not to order, it will be your responsibility to purchase your child’s supplies. All orders will be delivered to HMS in time for Back to School Day in August. The website to order school supplies will close on May 31. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Glenn or Jan Burr at SchoolSupplies@hmspto.org

Make Sure to Join the PTO and Get Your 2014-15 Directory

Don’t forget to join the HMS PTO and order your 2014-15 Student Directory. Each membership also comes with access to the online Student Directory. Your membership dues provide classroom support for all grade levels as well as the Encore classes and Student Services. Your dues also help fund curriculum enrichment and extracurricular activities such as World War II Day, SELAS programs, Girls on the Run and the HMS Musical. Please click on the link below to join today!

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HCHS PTO 8th-Grade Coffee (Incoming Freshman Class of 2018) Thursday, May 1

The Hinsdale Central High School PTO is inviting all parents of HMS 8th-graders to coffee, conversation and tours of Hinsdale Central High School (HCHS) on Thursday, May 1 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be in the HCHS Cafeteria Annex. This is a valuable opportunity to get answers to your questions about your student’s upcoming freshman year. Come meet the HCHS leadership team and find out about academics, sports and activities that HCHS has to offer. Learn how PTO involvement can help make your transition easier! Tours will occur at the end of the presentations. Spirit wear will be available for sale (checks/cash only). Spirit wear makes an excellent 8th-grade graduation gift! Make sure you bring your driver’s license or State ID for check in at the visitor’s desk. Questions? Contact Karin Schueler or Mary Brown at 8coffee@hinsdalecentralpto.org

Summer School: June 11-July 3

The 2014 Summer Learning brochure is being sent home the week of April 21, and is also available in school offices as well as the district website:  www.d181.org. Classes are being offered in reading, writing and mathematics, along with enrichment courses that range from art to study skills. Summer School begins Thursday, June 12, and ends on Thursday, July 3. Some classes have maximum enrollments, so register your child for classes as soon as possible. Registration closes May 16. New this year: online registration!

Registration questions: Contact Jan Martin 630.861.4601, jmartin@d181.org

All other questions: Contact Rocky May 630.861.4706, rmay@d181.org

Make Mr. Pena Turn Blue for the Shoe!

Principal Pena is challenging the students of HMS to defend its 2013 Big Blue Shoe win! If 200 or more students register for team HMS Charlie’s Angels for the Walk the Walk for Autism, he will wear a blue troll wig and blue outfit for the team picture!!! We currently have 23 members on our team with less than two weeks before the walk. Register today through the Community House (see link below) and see Mr. Pena go blue for the shoe!

The Walk the Walk for Autism is Sunday, April 27 at 8:30am. 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 here and CLICK ON ‘REGISTER HERE’ and then ‘JOIN A TEAM’. In the drop down menu find 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 T-shirt and will be entered into weekly raffles. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Dips and Dogs, Vintage Confections, Starbucks and more local businesses. Last week’s winners were Aidan Miller and Jake Franco. Congratulations and thanks for registering with the team.

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 their picture in the local paper.
  • The top fundraising team will win a lunch pizza party at your school!

Watch ABC 7 Chicago Morning News bright and early this Tuesday, April 22, to see some familiar faces talking about the Walk the Walk for Autism.

Register today and turn Mr. Pena Blue for the Shoe!!

Washington DC Trip – Fall 2014

The Washington DC Trip Letter of Intent and Registration Information was sent home with 7th-graders Thursday, April 17, 2014. If you did not receive it, please ask your child for it. Please read over the information carefully and return ONLY the letter of intent to your child’s social studies teacher by April 29, 2014. You may register for the trip online, mail your registration to the tour company OR wait until the meeting May 7, 2014, and register after that. Registration for the trip is due by May 28, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wachowski at swachowski@d181.org

Congratulations to Above The Line Nominees

The following staff were nominated this past quarter: Tomas Rios, and Christine Maxwell. There was a drawing at the April PTO general meeting and the winner was Mr. Rios. He received a gift card of $25 to Corner Bakery. Congratulations to Mr. Rios and to all the nominees! Your Above the Line form will only be shared with the individual staff who is nominated. This is the third and last drawing for this academic year. For those of you who have taken the time this year to recognize HMS teachers and staff, thank you!