Now Accepting Nominations for PTO Executive Board

The PTO Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 PTO Executive Board. The Executive Board oversees all PTO committees, funding of these committees and governs the PTO membership.Participating on the PTO Executive Board is a great way to get involved at HMS, have your voice heard, and view the big picture related to school events. If you are interested in being considered for the Executive Board, please complete the attached form and email it to The deadline to submit this form is April 10th.

Please email Alice Waverley at with any questions.

Save the Date! HMS Parents Night Out – Thursday, May 2nd




Save the Date!

You are invited to a fun night out with HMS parents at:
Nabuki – 18 E First Street, Hinsdale
Thursday, May 2, 2019
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Let’s celebrate our new school and another great year by enjoying an evening with our wonderful HMS community.

We will have “May-tinis” and some other specials, provided by our special bartenders who will be working to help generate more fun and excitement! Nabuki will also have some special menu items provided just for the evening!

Enjoy an opportunity to relax with old and new friends. Your participation will also help to raise funds for the HMS PTO, as Nabuki is generously donating back a part of proceeds.

We will have some fabulous raffle items you don’t want to miss!

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Garcia or Kristin Kentra at

Lost and Found – Spring Break Pick-Up

All items that have been collected after our move to the new building are now displayed in our new Lost & Found area behind the double doors next to the Main office. In addition to lunch boxes, water bottles and PE clothing we have accumulated many winter items: hats, gloves, scarves and coats.

Found items clearly marked with your student’s name are being distributed during lunch period this week. Please remind your students to take a look and claim their lost items. Parents are also encouraged to stop by school and check out what items might belong to your family.

All unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the day on Friday, March 22nd, the last day of school before spring break. Thank you for helping us get your lost items back to you!


Walk the Walk 2019: Q & A Session

WHEN: 7 p.m. March 20 or 9:30 a.m. March 21, at The Community House, 415 W. 8th St., Hinsdale.
Have questions, suggestions or want to lead a team in this year’s annual Walk the Walk?  Join Community House Executive Director Annie Kruge for an open Q&A session.For more information about the Walk, visit and click on “Walk the Walk.” Can’t attend but have questions? Email Annie at or call 630.323.7500.

Community Speaker Series Event: ANGST- Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Mark your calendars! The Community Speaker Series 2018/19 season final event is just around the corner:

Angst – A New Documentary Film Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
4/17/19 9:30 – 11:30 am The Community House
4/17/19 7:00 – 9:00 pm Hinsdale South Auditorium

Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they’ve learned about it. The film includes discussion with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Watch the trailer here: Audience Guidelines: Parents, educators, students, and members of the community can benefit from this film. (Appropriate for ages 10 years+).

After the 43-minute film, Dr. John Duffy will lead discussion about anxiety. Dr. Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach, and parenting and relationship expert.

The program is free and open to all, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by going to and clicking The Community Speaker link on the homepage. Or use the registration links below:

Registration links:

Morning Program – The Community House

Evening Program – Hinsdale South Auditorium

HMS PTO Meeting & “The Changing Moods of Adolescence”

Join us for our next PTO meeting, this Monday, March 11th at 9am. Peggy Kubert, LCSW from Erika’s Lighthouse will present “The Changing Moods of Adolescence: What’s Normal, What’s Not and How to Manage.” Please join us to learn about how to navigate the roller coaster teenage years!

PTO Seeking Nominating Committee Volunteers

The HMS PTO is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the PTO Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee identifies candidates and determines the executive board slate which will be presented at our PTO meeting in May. Ideally, we would like representatives from each of the HMS feeder schools. Please contact Alice Waverley at if you are interested or if you have any questions.


Voting Reminder

Don’t forget to make your voice count in the April 2nd election. Election Day is the Tuesday immediately following Spring Break, so if you are interested in early voting or vote by mail options, learn more at