8th Grade Graduation Preferred Parking & Seating Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our parking and seating raffle winners!
PARKING – Monica Sheth & Susan Goeckel
SEATING – Mai Pho & Susan Goeckel
These names were pulled by Principal Cory Burke at the PTO Meeting on 5/17. Details on how to locate the seating and parking will be provided the week of graduation.
Thanks for everyone’s participation and support!

Join New Families Helping Families Committee

There are times when HMS families are in need of basic living essentials. To ensure student privacy and dignity, a new PTO committee, Families Helping Families (FHF) has been formed (FHF has been a long standing committee at Hinsdale Central High School). All referrals will go through the HMS social workers. Lisa DiFranco (8th grade SW) will be our main contact. FHF is completely self-funded and will rely 100% on monetary donations and the generosity of the HMS community and committee members. FHF plans to do 1-2 fundraisers a year.  Please contact Denys at fhf@hmspto.org if you have interest in being part of the FHF committee or have any questions. FHF will rely on committee members to help with fundraising and provide item donations when referrals are brought to our attention. We will not need to meet as a committee, all communications will be done through emails. Thank you in advanced for your consideration in joining!


Brasi’s Pizzeria is giving back to HMS! May 29th is the Hinsdale Middle School 8th Grade Celebration so please consider supporting this new small business and continuing your celebrations there. 10% of all sales that day will be given back to HMS! See FLYER for more details. Check out Brasi’s Pizzeria website HERE.

Summer Camp Fun!

Looking for some summer camp ideas? D181 has a HANDBOOK to help you navigate.
Hinsdale Central Athletic Department also offers summer sports camp PROGRAMS open to middle schoolers.

Girls Flag Football at Hinsdale Central

Have you heard? The IHSA recently announced that Girls Flag Football has been added as a new opportunity for female athletes. Hinsdale Central is excited to field a team this fall, and they are offering summer camps to check out the sport. Fourth through eighth graders are welcome. See FLYER for additional details.

Upcoming Dates

  • Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night – Wednesday, May 22nd
  • 8th Grade Outdoor Celebration – Wednesday, May 29th
  • Brasi’s Pizzeria Gives Back – Wednesday, May 29th All Day
  • 8th Grade Graduation – Friday, May 31st
  • School Supplies Ordering Deadline – Sunday, June 2nd

Staff Appreciation Week Celebration

The PTO celebrated staff appreciation week with many fun events for our dedicated HMS staff. Daily raffle winners were announced on the PA at the end of each day, and the staff lounge was stocked with snacks/drinks provided by our generous HMS families. Throughout the week, the PTO also organized  breakfast with coffee/tea and bagels, an expresso bar with barista making specialty coffee, a taco bar lunch, frozen Culver’s custards, and a water tok (flavored water) station with personalized mason jars giveaways. This was a fantastic way to end the school year to thank the staff for all their hard work supporting our students! Finally, huge thanks to all families who support the PTO with their membership dues. These events are not possible without your contributions.

Last PTO Meeting of the Year!

Please join us Friday, 5/17 at 9:30am for the final general PTO Meeting of the year. We will be voting in our future executive board and next year’s budget, and we need your votes! We will also be thanking those who served this past year or for several years on committees/board positions.