Looking for a special way to thank a teacher or staff member this holiday?
A donation to the D181 Foundation is a special way of showing your appreciation of a child’s teacher or school staff member.
Each honoree receives:
- a personalized letter
- a certificate
- recognition in the local paper as one of the district’s finest.
Teachers & Staff have always appreciated this very thoughtful gift and we take care of all the details for you!
Donation amounts are kept confidential.
Visit d181foundation.org to make your special holiday gift!
Flip flops are filling our landfills! Bring your used rubber flip flops to HMS. They will be sent to Terracycle who will make them into different things like picnic tables, playground floors and machinery. There will be a collection bin in the lobby, near the main office at HMS until Winter Holiday break. 6th grader Molly Bruns and her sister are doing this as a D181 Kids Grant project. Their goal is to get 200 flip flops! Thank you for your help.
This week, HMS is conducting week-long SELAS (Social/Emotional Learning for Academic Success) activities focusing on the theme of “Acceptance.” Starting December 2, Monday through Thursday will be a Long Advisory schedule, in which students will be hearing messages about the importance of acceptance, discussing “bricks” that we build that get in the way of accepting others, and what we can do to break down these “walls.” The week will culminate with our first SELAS Day of the year, Friday, December 6, in which we will follow a special Short Advisory schedule. All classes will still meet on a shortened schedule, and then grade-specific activities will follow in the afternoon. All of our activities will stress our differences as well as what we share in common. The day will end with our quarterly recognition assembly, as well as our student/staff basketball game. (All recognition assembly contributions originally collected for November 20 will be attempted to be shared on December 6.) We look forward to a meaningful week, and a great day on Friday. We hope it sparks plenty of discussion throughout the week, and that we can truly follow many of the goals laid out for us through our activities. Please contact our Student Services office if you have any questions.
During our recent Parent/Teacher conferences, many unclaimed items from our Lost and Found were displayed in the lobby. Although some were claimed, many remain. Unfortunately, any items still in our Lost and Found on December 20 will be donated to charity. Please be sure to have your child look for missing items before the Winter Break. Students are encouraged to write their names inside or on any personal items to increase the odds of being returned if misplaced. Additionally, over Thanksgiving break, a bike was found unlocked at our school bike racks and brought inside to prevent its possible theft. It is not tagged by Hinsdale Police. If you can identify this bike, we would like to return it to its owner. Please contact Mr. May at 630-654-6311 or email@example.com.