Buy A Brick: The One & Only Fundraiser This Year!

Leave your mark at HMS! We will sell a limited number of bricks for the next 2 weeks (April 25th deadline) only! Bricks will be installed in our brand new outdoor walkway by the front doors on the garage side. Proceeds will support our students. What an amazing way to leave your legacy and be a part of our new HMS.

Purchase HERE

 

Community Speaker Series Presents Nicholas Epley on 4/20

Presented by The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86.

Nicholas Epley – Mindwise: A Guide to Understanding the Minds of Others

You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want and know. It’s a sixth sense you use each day in every professional and personal relationship—but how well do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors or customers want or are thinking? How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, your business or your product? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago award-winning psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces audiences to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we often make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel and want what we do, when in fact they do not? In his presentation modeled after his book, Mindwise, Epley will not turn other people into open books, but will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself.

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Format: Zoom Webinar
Register: Click here or visit www.d181foundation.org

The presentation is free and open to all. Registration is required as each viewer receives a unique link. This event will be recorded and will be available ONLY to those who register for the event. If you are unable to attend the live-stream, but will want to view the recording, please register.

For more information, please see attached flyer.

Local Children’s Art Classes

Dear Friends and Family of Young Artists,

How fabulous that we made it through to Spring with such Style, Laughter, Creativity, and ART!

Childrens’ art carries such Happiness into the home and it is a really cool time capsule on where they are/were in at a specific point in their young lives. As a parent, it will help you remember these precious days.

I have two classes that begin this week with space open for your family and friends. The links are below.

Wishing you a restful, magical weekend. Maureen Claffy

Monday 4:30 to 6:30 Acting/Improv/Slime and Painting with Maureen Claffy and Maureen Muldoon Click here to Register

Tuesday 4 to 6pm Yoga Flow and Watercolor Painting with Maureen Claffy and Sarah Richardson Click Here to Register

 

WWll Artifacts Return

Thank you to all of our HMS families who helped contribute to the 8th grade WWII Day Museum. It was beautifully executed by the HMS team, and the students enjoyed having a “field trip” (even if it was only as far as the Cafetorium). If you were one of the contributors to the museum, please contact Stephanie Konieczka (steph.konie@yahoo.com) to coordinate a return/pick-up of your item(s). They will be available starting after school on Wednesday, April 7th, and any day after that. Thanks again for all your help!

Free Lunch! April Calendar

Did you know that EVERY student at HMS can get a free lunch at school every day? No need to register or do anything but grab it at lunchtime! There is free milk too. Not sure if your student(s) would want the lunch? Check out the April Menu Calendar.

 

IAR Testing Begins 4/12

Below is from Rocky May- don’t forget your headphones!

Dear Parents,

Today’s e-mail is just one last reminder of the Illinois Assessment of Readiness, and some very specific information. Please help us to be as successful as possible next week.

Testing is set for all five days next week, with make-ups to follow for students who miss any testing. A copy of the schedule can be found HERE.

A calculator is embedded into the online assessment, but hand-held calculators are an option. WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH HAND-HELD CALCULATORS FOR ALL STUDENTS, SINCE WE ARE TESTING THE ENTIRE SCHOOL AT THE SAME TIME. (Sorry to shout!) If your child really would prefer a hand-held calculator, a limited number will be available. If you want to guarantee that your child will have a hand-held calculator, please make sure they have one.

6th and 7th graders can only use a four-function calculator with square root and percentage functions. 8th graders can use scientific calculators, but memory will have to be cleared prior to testing. They can also use the four-function calculator with square root and percentage functions. For more specific information, please refer to this document. IAR Calculator Policy

Please let me stress that all students will have access to a calculator. My e-mail is aimed at students for whom a hand-held calculator is a priority.

On a related note, students need to bring headphones. We have a small number of headphones for check out from the MRC, but they need to be quarantined in between uses, so it is not ideal. Thanks for sending them! 

On Monday, April 12th, please send the following to HMS…

  • A well-rested HMS student who has had a good breakfast.

  • An appropriate calculator if that’s a priority.

  • Headphones and a fully charged laptop.

Thanks for all you do to help us do our best! Enjoy the weekend!

Buy a Brick Today! The One & Only Fundraiser This Year

Leave your mark at HMS! We will sell a limited number of bricks for the next 2 weeks (April 25th deadline) only! Bricks will be installed in our brand new outdoor walkway by the front doors on the garage side. Proceeds will support our students. What an amazing way to leave your legacy and be a part of our new HMS.

Purchase HERE

 

We Want You! Volunteers Needed for Next Year

At the next PTO meeting, the slate for the proposed Executive Board will be voted on and approved. Outside of the board, it takes many committees to help plan events and support our children, school, and teachers. There is something for everyone! If interested, please reach to out president@hmspto.org

WWII Day Artifact Returns

Thank you to all of our HMS families who helped contribute to the 8th grade WWII Day Museum. It was beautifully executed by the HMS team, and the students enjoyed having a “field trip” (even if it was only as far as the Cafetorium). If you were one of the contributors to the museum, please contact Stephanie Konieczka (steph.konie@yahoo.com) to coordinate a return/pick-up of your item(s). They will be available starting after school on Wednesday, April 7th, and any day after that. Thanks again for all your help!