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8th Grade World Language Field Trip

The 8th grade world language field trip will take place on Wednesday, November 19. All students will leave school immediately following long advisory.

The Spanish class will attend a Latin Rhythms dance performance and experience a buffet of authentic Mexican fare at Las Fuentes in Stickney.  Students will return to school by 2:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding food ingredients, please call the restaurant  directly at 708-788-2002 or check Las Fuentes’ website. If you have any questions related to the field trip, please contact Ms. Kloster.

The French class will be going to the French restaurant Cyrano’s Farm Kitchen in Chicago to experience a four course meal, and then to the Art Institute to see the Impressionists collection. Students will return to school by 2:30 pm. If you have any questions regarding food ingredients, please call the restaurant directly at 312-467-0546 or go to Cyrano’s website. If you have any other questions, contact Mrs. Patris.

Crossing Guard Changes at HMS

On behalf of the Molto Capital Group, Andy Frain, and Hinsdale Middle School, we would like to announce that the crossing guards at the corners of 3rd and Garfield, as well as 1st and Garfield will no longer be in place after Friday, October 31st. These guards were put in place due to the construction that impacted the safe walking corridor for HMS. The sidewalk on the west side of Garfield has now been opened for use. We would like to thank everyone for their time and partnership with the city and the school to keep students safe during construction.

To maximize safety, students still need to cross the street only at intersections.  In order to be alert and safe, students are encouraged to avoid using electronic devices and to make confirmed eye contact with any drivers before crossing.  Students are reminded of the importance of being positive representatives of HMS, their families and themselves when visiting downtown businesses.

Parents, please be safe and alert when dropping off and picking up students at HMS.  Observe the safety of your own children as well as others who may or may not be watching.  HMS staff and administration appreciate our school’s proximity to a vibrant, active downtown.  We will  continue to be vigilant in keeping all HMS students safe each day.

8th Grade Parent Night: The High School Transition (Nov. 13, 19)

Parents of current 8th graders are invited to attend a conversation about the development of their child’s four-year Hinsdale Central High School academic plan. The event will feature John Bruesch, Hinsdale Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction and Dr. Mark Kolkman, Hinsdale Central’s Principal.  They will share insights and advice about the Hinsdale Central curriculum, registration process and factors to consider when compiling the academic plan and selecting freshman year classes.  Parents can choose to attend on November 13 at CHMS (7:00pm) OR on November 19 at HMS (7:00pm).  Click here to register.  For more information see the attached flyer.

New Washington DC Update

The packing list & itineraries were sent via email from Nations Classroom last Wednesday. Please make sure you check your email for that very important message.
ALSO, students will need snacks or money to purchase dinner at the airport on Wednesday evening, November 5. Remember to follow airport security guidelines for liquids. Students will need to purchase anything to drink once they are past security and at the gate.  Please remind your child about the importance of drinking plenty of water while traveling. Staying hydrated prevents headaches and other travel related symptoms.
All medications and forms are past due! They should have been submitted by Friday, October 24.
DATE REMINDERS
Wednesday, October 29: 8:00 – 8:20 a.m. – Students will meet in the Commons during long advisory to review trip expectations and procedures for the following Wednesday’s departure. Parents are invited to attend.

Thursday, October 30 – Students will meet with their bus leaders & chaperones to receive their flight information, itineraries and final packing instructions. Please ask your child for this information that evening.

Wednesday, November 5 – Students need to bring their luggage to school in the morning for their after-school departure. They will be instructed where to store the luggage for the day. PLEASE SEND snacks or money with your child for dinner at the airport.

If you have questions, please contact one of the following HMS teachers coordinating the trip: Susan Wachowski or Jane Fetty.