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Upcoming Events

Apr 24
  • B DAY- All Day

  • HCHS Late Start Day- All Day

  • HMS Spec Schedule ISA Testing- All Day

  • D181 Invitational Track Meet @ HCHS-

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Apr 25
  • A DAY- All Day

  • 5th Gr Big Band Rehearsal-

    2:30 pm-3:45 pm

  • Trivia/Board Game Club-

    2:45 pm-3:30 pm

  • HMS Aviation Club-

    2:50 pm-3:30 pm

  • HMS Yoga Club-

    3:00 pm-3:30 pm

  • HMS Heart & Sole-

    3:00 pm-4:15 pm

  • HMS Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal-

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Apr 26
  • B DAY- All Day

  • HMS Spec Schedule ISA Testing- All Day

  • HMS Orch to Vandercook & Lyric Opera-

    8:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Chess Club-

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

  • Special Olympics-

    3:00 pm-3:45 pm

  • HMS Comedy Club-

    3:00 pm-3:45 pm

  • Track Meet at York HS, Elmhurst-

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Apr 27
  • A DAY- All Day

  • HMS CODA's & Coasters Dress Reh 7th/8th Chorus-

    7:00 am-7:45 am

  • HMS 6th Gr Sci Classes/Vega-

    8:06 am-11:07 am

  • Art Club-

    2:45 pm-3:35 pm

  • HMS Heart & Sole-

    3:00 pm-4:15 pm

  • HMS Debate Club Debate #2-

    3:00 pm-4:00 pm

  • HMS Alumni Orch Rehearsal-

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Apr 28
  • B DAY- All Day

  • HMS 6th Graders to Brookfield Zoo- All Day

Apr 29
  • IGSMA State Org Contest - HMS 6ht Gr Band- All Day

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is May 1- 5

There are still a few volunteer opportunities to donate food, beverages and to help set up/serve/clean up for the catered lunch on Thursday, May 4.   Please go to Sign Up Genius to sign up.  Thank you so much for your help! Any questions, please contact Nellie McCarthy 630.745.8999 or Michelle Fischer 773.704.4616.

HMS PTO Executive Board Slate for 2017-2018

The nominating committee has been working hard to identify an exec board slate which will be voted on by the general PTO membership at the May 10th meeting. The slate is as follows:
Co-Presidents: Mary Henneman & Alice Waverley
Co-VPs of Fundraising: Maria Kluchenek & Janet Lahr
VP of Technology: Carol Stephenson
VP of Communications: Karin Rohn
Treasurer: Holly Lopez
Assistant Treasurer: Stephanie Geier
Recording Secretary Kristen McDaniel
Corresponding Secretary: Andrea Garcia

THANK YOU to the nominating committee for developing the slate: Mridu Garg, Alisa Messana, Sharon Theoharous, and Gayatri Batra.

Volunteer to be a PTO Committee Chair

The PTO is currently looking for people to chair committees for 2017-2018. Committee chair involvement ranges from organizing an event (e.g., 8th Grade World War II Days) to managing the Spartan Shack to submitting content to the media so that HMS activities appear in the local newspapers. A complete list of committee descriptions can be found here.

If you are interested in on of these positions, please contact PTO President, Mary Henneman.

Washington DC Trip Meeting – Class of 2018

7th Grade Parents, mark your calendars for Thursday, May 4, 2017 for the Washington DC Parent Meeting.
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. in the HMS Commons.

This is a mandatory meeting for parents planning on their child attending the trip which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8 – Saturday, November 11, 2017. It is the ONLY meeting for the trip. There will be NO meeting in the fall.

Please contact Jane Fetty  or Susan Wachowski if you have any questions.

Online Ordering For School Supplies 2017/18

Online ordering of prepackaged school supplies kits is now available. These kits include all teacher approved supplies and is provided as a convenience for parents by the PTO. All kits are priced at retail and will be shipped to the students home approximately one week before school starts. Fee waiver students should call Sally Cuchna in the HMS front office to place a supply kit order. This year fee waiver student’s kits will be shipped to the student’s home like all other students.

*Please note that the teachers have worked hard this year to reduce the volume and cost of the supplies in response to parent feedback.

Ordering is easy:

Go to the EPI link at www.epipacks.com and enter the school code HIN022

Order your kit and any a la carte items you may need, such as a language dictionary or graphing calculator depending on your child’s class placements.

Follow instructions for payment and delivery.

Keep your EPI confirmation and receipt for your records.

Supplies will be delivered via UPS to your home around the week of August 7.

All orders must be placed by June 25, 2017.

Questions can be directed to schoolsupplies@hmspto.org

Hinsdale Central High School Welcome Coffee for 8th Grade Parents

The HCPTO cordially invites all parents of the Hinsdale Central Class of 2021 (Current 8th graders) to a Get To Know Us Coffee!  Please join us on Thursday, May 4th at 9:00 a.m. at Hinsdale Central HS for coffee and more. You will hear from the Principals, Athletic Director, Activities Director, Dean of Students, Music Director, and the Guidance Department about important information for your student prior to starting their Freshman year.

For more information, please click here . Questions? Contact 8th grade PTO Coffee Chairs Mary Brown or Karin Schueler


News from the District

April 29: Student Art Expo at Oak Park’s Cheney Mansion
All community members are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Student Art Expo being hosted at Cheney Mansion in Oak Park on Saturday, April 29. More than 525 pieces of artwork created by local elementary and middle school students will be on display, including many pieces created by D181 students! This free event is open 10am-4:30pm and will feature not only art displays, but also live art demonstrations led by members of the Oak Park Art League. Click here for more information.

Community Encouraged to Attend May 2 Board Member Farewell and New Member Seating
All community members are encouraged to attend the District 181 Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 2 at HMS (7pm). The meeting will include a farewell to outgoing Board members, as well as the seating of new Board members. We encourage the community to attend and join us in thanking Mr. Clarin, Ms. Garg, and Ms. Vorobiev for their service and in welcoming Ms. Kleber, Mr. Lucht, and Ms. Patel to the Board of Education.

May 2-3: “Screenagers” Documentary Screening and Filmmaker Q&A
The third and final event in this year’s Community Speaker Series, presented jointly by D86 and D181, is a screening of the documentary “Screenagers” and a Q&A with filmmaker Dr. Delaney Ruston. This two-hour event takes place at The Community House on May 2 at 7pm and May 3 at 9:30am. “Screenagers” discusses how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower them to best navigate the digital world and find balance. In addition to a filmmaker, Dr. Ruston is a Stanford-trained physician and mother of two. This event is free but space is limited; please register online.

D181 Board Finance Committee Membership Applications Welcomed

As part of a biennial process, the D181 Board of Education is seeking parent and community representatives to join its Finance Committee, which provides input on major revenues, expenses, investment practices, and policies related to the management of District finances. The application for committee membership is available at the District Administration Center and online. Completed applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5. Board Finance Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled for one Thursday each month at 4:00 p.m., with the first meeting on June 1, 2017. The anticipated time commitment for committee members includes approximately four hours per month, including two hours of meeting time and two hours of meeting preparation.

St. Jude Mathathon

FINDING CURES. SAVING CHILDREN. That is the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Based in Memphis, Tennessee with affiliates in eight states, including Illinois, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.  Starting April 3rd, HMS math students will participate in the St. Jude Math-a-thon to raise money for the children who receive treatment at St. Jude.  All HMS students will receive a math-a-thon booklet to complete by April 21st. Students will then get pledges for the number of problems they do, the number of problems completed correctly, or a one-time donation. There are prize incentives for the students as well. Click here to donate online.  If you prefer to make a donation with a check, please make it out to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and send it to school with your child. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Ercoli.

Walk the Walk for Autism

Please join HMS’s team to support the Walk for Autism on April 23, 2017.  The 5K Walk will begin and end at The Community House.  Click here to register and join Team “HMS Spartans”.

A prize will be awarded for the top student fundraiser, the school with the highest percentage of participants will receive “The Big Blue Shoe Trophy”and the top school fundraising team will win a special donut breakfast before school!

Click here for more information.