Please join us for our Family Trivia Night FUNdraiser on Friday, February 24th from 7PM to 10PM in the Commons at HMS! Purchase tables for teams of up to six (6) participants, or buy individual tickets and we will slot you on a team in need.
Your ticket includes the following:
– Light Fare Dinner and snacks
– Entertainment from the HMS Jazz Ensemble
– 2 full hours of trivia hosted by Pub Trivia USA
– A TROPHY for the winning team! (Great bragging rights for sure!)
– PRIZES for the most creative team theme!
– Raffles and Silent Auction Items
– Fun with Friends and Family!
Teams can consist of families, friends, adult-only, kid-only, faculty/staff or any combination… you create the team of your choice! Ticket sales are limited to 300, so please purchase your table or individual ticket(s) early!!
If you are unable to attend the event, we would greatly appreciate a donation as this is the ONLY FUNDRAISER we will host this year.
If you have any questions, please contact Janet Lahr and Carol Stephenson at VPFunding@hmspto.org
Once again, the Lost and Found is overflowing with items. Please have your child check for any missing items. There are lots of sweatshirts, winter coats, hats, gloves, water bottles and lunch boxes! Anything not collected by February 1, will be donated.
There will be an informational meeting for all girls interested in learning more about the spring season of Heart & Sole. It will be held Tuesday, February 7th, in Room 221. It will start at 3:00 and will end before 3:30. It is open to all HMS girls!
If you can’t make the informational meeting, please come by Rm. 221 for a handout with important information and registration instructions.
Heart & Sole is part of the national program of Girls on the Run. The Heart & Sole program was specifically created to meet the developmental needs and interests of girls in grades 6-8. Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.
For more information about Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole click here.
– Our season will start on March 7th.
– We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:15, starting in Rm. 221
– Our culminating event is the Girls on the Run/Heart & Sole 5K held on May 13th in Joliet, IL
Our HMS Student Service Project is fast approaching on Friday, February 3rd. We will be packing meals to send to street children and orphans in poverty-stricken areas of the Philippines and Mexico. We are targeting 1/23/17 to receive most donations because ingredients and supplies must be ordered in advance of our packing day. We hope to raise enough money to pack 50,000 meals. We can reach our goal of $17,500 if students and staff each raise at least $25 to participate.It’s easy…click here to donate. Larger amounts are also accepted. Our current donations have reached $10,000. Please take your time in PayPal and don’t exit too quickly or your donation may not process properly.
We thank you in advance for your continued support to make this day a success for HMS. You can also send donations with your child to HMS, with checks written to HMS PTO, and give them to your child’s Advisory. If you would like to volunteer on February 3 or have questions, please email D’Ann Adams.
D181 Spelling Bee will be held on Tuesday, February 7 at HMS. See attached flyer for details.
Barnes & Noble’s “My Favorite Teacher Writing Contest” is officially under way. Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Each entry should be submitted with the entry form and a parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form acknowledging that they have read the Official Contest Rules. Entries are judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s inspiring qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing.
The local winning teacher and nominating student will be recognized at an event held at the Oak Brook Barnes & Noble in spring of 2017. Each regional winner will receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK by Samsung device. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year.” The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year.” The national winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store, and the winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000. The student who writes the national winning essay, poem or thank-you letter will win a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a NOOK.
Submissions must be received in our store by March 1, 2017. Only middle and high school students and active teachers are eligible to win. Click here for more details about contest rules.
District 181 is hosting a Hinsdale Middle School Construction Update event on Tuesday, January 24th at HMS from 6:30-7:30pm. All community members are welcomed; no registration is required. This session will be an opportunity for the administration, construction partners, and Village leaders to meet with residents interested in learning more about all key aspects of the project, including timeline, budget, design, and site logistics, as the on-site work is scheduled to begin this spring. There will also be time for community Q&A. For more information, call 630.861.4924 or visit the district website.
Click here to see attached flyer
Look for a special announcement in your Inbox from Principal Ruben Peña in the next few days with all the exciting details about our first ever HMS Trivia Night FUNdraiser coming up on February 24th. Tickets will be limited so make sure to make your purchase right away. All proceeds will go towards enriching the educational experience of students at HMS.
Many thanks to the following HMS families whose businesses are generously sponsoring the evening: Headliner Sponsors: Drs. Jeffrey and Toula Berti
Gold Sponsor: Dr. Neha Iyengar (Hinsdale Eye Center), and Silver Sponsors: Paul & Jennifer Virant (Vistro) and Max & Shannon Maxwell (Lawry’s).
We would love to add more. If your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janet or Carol at VPFunding@hmspto.org
All HMS students are welcome to attend the “Students in Technology” Conference on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Bensenville Elementary District 2 at Blackhawk Middle School. This is an annual conference where kids present to kids. The event is open to kids in grades 3 through 12.
Click here for more information and to register. Registration ends January 20 at 12:00 p.m.
Our Student Service Project is fast approaching and is less than one month away on Friday, February 3rd, during school. All students will participate and most will remain at HMS and pack meals with Feeding Children Worldwide. We hope to raise enough money to pack 50,000 meals for children in orphanages and poverty-stricken communities. Donations are voluntary but we can reach our goal of $17,500 if students and staff each raise at least $25 to participate. It’s easy…click here to donate. Larger amounts are also accepted. Our current donations have reached $5,500. Please take your time in PayPal and don’t exit too quickly or your donation may not process properly.
We thank you in advance for your continued support to make this day a success for HMS, its students and the community. You can also send donations with your child to HMS, and give them to your child’s Advisory.
Please direct questions to Rocky May, Assistant Principal at email@example.com.
The Administration and Staff of Hinsdale Middle School