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Upcoming Events

Sep 29
  • A DAY- All Day

  • HMS Bulls Game Chorus Auditions-

    7:15 am-7:45 am

Sep 30
  • B DAY- All Day

Oct 01
  • HMS PTO-SELAS Car Wash-

    10:00 am-2:00 pm

Oct 03
  • A DAY- All Day

  • HCHS Late Start Day- All Day

  • HMS Show Choir Rehearsals-

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Oct 04
  • B DAY- All Day

  • HMS PTO President Meeting-

    9:00 am-11:30 am

  • HMS Referendum Presentation & Tour-

    10:00 am-11:00 am

  • HMS GBB Tryouts-

    2:45 pm-4:30 pm

  • Humane Society Club-

    2:45 pm-3:30 pm

  • HMS Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal-

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Oct 05
  • A DAY- All Day

  • HMS GBB Tryouts-

    2:45 pm-4:30 pm

  • HMS Musical Info Meeting - 6th Gr-

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Please Complete Brief Survey on HMS Fundraising Options

The HMS PTO is very interested in parent and staff input as we begin planning our fundraising activities for the year. Fundraising is very important to the PTO as it helps support many programs and faculty initiatives that directly benefit our students.

We hope you will take this very brief survey to assist the PTO in creating a fundraising program that is supported by our parents, staff and students.



Clubs and Extracurricular Activities 2016-2017

If your student was unable to attend the Activities Fair this week, click here to view the master list of all club offerings at HMS. This list is available on the HMS PTO website under “Clubs and Activities” for your easy reference. A printed copy can also be found on the counter in the HMS office. We are grateful to the teachers and staff who are leading such a variety of extracurricular activities for our students!

Citizens for a New Hinsdale Middle School

Citizens for a New Hinsdale Middle School is a citizens led committee founded to inform the community about the bond measure for a new school building that will be placed on the ballot November 8, 2016. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more, please visit their website or contact Denise Pacioni.

Student Help Needed for Louisiana Flood Victims

When some HMS students, led by teacher Julie Williams, learned about a school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that was severely affected by the recent flooding, they wanted to help. The student group decided to plan a car wash to raise money to help purchase new books for the school’s library that lost over 25,000 books in the flood.

This student-run event will be a success with the help of ALL our HMS students and families. We need students to sign up to volunteer to work at the car wash and we need parents to support the event by spreading the word and bringing your car in for a wash. Student volunteer sign ups will take place during lunch. The event will be run by the students and supported by the HMS PTO. The car wash will take place at HMS on Saturday, October 1st from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For more information contact D’Ann Adams

Box Tops for Money

boxtopsEach year HMS participates in the Box Tops for Education program. The program redeems our Box Tops for 10 cents each. The Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products in grocery stores. Some food products that carry the Box Tops are General Mills, Pillsbury, Old El Paso and Green Giant and some non-food products that carry them are Ziplock, Hefty, Kleenex and Scott.

Please consider clipping these Box Tops from your products and turning them in to the school. You can drop off your Box Tops anytime in our collection bins in the Main Office at HMS. Questions? Please submit them to boxtops@hmspto.org

PSAT Exam for 8th Graders – Save the Date

All 8th graders headed to Hinsdale Central will take the “PSAT 8/9″ on Saturday, October 15. Students are asked to arrive between 7:30 – 7:45 a.m., with testing beginning at 8:00 a.m. Administration and testing will last approximately 3 ½ hours, students are expected to be done by 11:30 a.m. Reminders and additional information will be sent as the date approaches. The Make-up “PSAT 8/9” Testing for illness only will be held at HCHS on Tuesday, October 18, 3:30 – 6:00 PM . Questions? Please contact Jennifer Regnier at Hinsdale Central.

Join Us for “HMS 101”

PTO meetingPlease join us for our first general PTO meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 9:00 a.m. in the MRC. Mr. Ruben Peña, Mrs. Maria Jankak and Mrs. Amy Ostrowski will talk about how you can help your child get off to a good start academically, socially and emotionally.

Activities Fair

Students and parents are invited to attend the Activities Fair on Wednesday, September 21st from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. in the HMS Commons. Come and discover what’s available! Staff sponsors and participating students will be available to share information about clubs, sports, organizations, musical groups and other after-school activities.

8th Graders Invited to Fortnightly

Fortnightly invitations will be sent to all 8th grade students in early October (unless you, as the parent, opted out of receiving this invitation during the school registration process.)

Fortnightly was established in Hinsdale in the late 1950s and teaches the basics of social etiquette and ballroom dance.

The seven week program is held at The Community House in January and February. Classes are offered Thursdays or Fridays, at either 7:00 or 8:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Schmidt or Cyndi Breslow .


Every HMS family should have received an email from Hinsdale Middle School Directory asking for verification of information. Please take a moment and verify your family information (even if you have already verified your information for an elementary school directory). We would like to deliver directories by early October, but cannot publish the directory until all families have verified their information. Please contact Gayatri Batra or Karin Rohn at directory@hmspto.org with questions.