Fortnightly Registration for 8th Grade Boys and Girls

Registration continues to be robust and is filling up quickly for the 2017-2018 Fortnightly season!

Fortnightly is a traditional Hinsdale rite-of-passage and teaches general decorum and manners combined with the basics of dancing (waltz, salsa and swing) to eighth grade students from the Hinsdale Central High School feeder schools. It is organized by volunteers and staffed by professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity that your children will remember and appreciate the rest of their lives. The program has accommodated over 250 Hinsdale area students, every year, since 1958.

The RSVP card and waiver can be downloaded here. All area 8th grade boys and girls are invited to attend.

No Surprise – Sessions are filling up. Session 3 is at capacity. Please turn in your RSVP cards and waivers soon to reserve your student’s spot. Invitations are available at 80 Waverly in Clarendon Hills (there is a basket on the front porch), or online.  Please complete both the RSVP and the waiver.

If you have questions about the program, please send an email to info@hinsdalefortnightly.org.

 

Scrip Tip of the Week

Are you traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday? Don’t forget to stock up on travel gift cards before you go. Scrip offers gift cards for Mobil, BP, American Airlines, Avis, Delta, Hilton, AirBnB, Uber, Disney and many many more! And if you’re not hitting the road, don’t forget to stock up on gift cards to help you prepare for your big meal – Honey Baked Ham, Whole Foods, Marianos, Peapod and Jewel! You can even get a gift card for Republic Services to pay your next trash disposal bill after all the celebrations are over (10% of gift card purchase amount goes back to HMS)!

Click here for Flyer and Order Form

8th Grade Parent Night at Central

This event, open to all Hinsdale Central feeder school 8th grade parents, will feature Jessica Hurt, Hinsdale Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, and Bill Walsh, Hinsdale Central’s Principal. Ms. Hurt and Mr. Walsh will share insights and advice with parents about the Hinsdale Central curriculum, registration process, and factors to consider when working with their student to compile his/her four-year high school academic plan and select freshman year classes in January 2018.

Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6SBJ6R

Please see attached flyer for more information

 

Halloween Guidelines at HMS

Please be aware that Hinsdale Middle School does not specifically observe Halloween or encourage students to wear costumes, although they are allowed. If a student dresses in a costume they must follow the guidelines below:

  • No Props – such as brooms, wands, knives, etc.
  • No Masks
  • No Fake Blood
  • No Aerosol Cans or Silly String
  • Normal Footwear
  • Limited Face Make-up
  • School Appropriate Costume – Non-Offensive – No longer than Ankle Length
  • Hats – Only if it goes with the costume
  • Make-up and Hair Spray needs to be applied BEFORE arriving at school.
  • Candy and treats should not be brought to school or provided at school due to state food guidelines.

Students will be referred to the Office who have not followed the guidelines listed above, and run the risk of being asked to change.
Please contact Mr. May, Assistant Principal, if you have any questions or concerns.

 

8th Grade MAP Dates

On Tuesday, October 3, and Wednesday, October 4th, Hinsdale Middle School will be administering the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) to all 8th grade students during their regularly scheduled Language Arts classes. Attendance will be extremely important on these dates, since these results will be shared with Hinsdale Central High School, where they will be used, along with other measures, to help determine 9th grade classes for 2018-2019. The journey for the Class of 2022 begins! Please save these dates! Please contact Mr. May if you have any questions or concerns.

8th Grade Parent Night at Central

This event, open to all Hinsdale Central feeder school 8th grade parents, will feature Jessica Hurt, Hinsdale Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, and Bill Walsh, Hinsdale Central’s Principal. Ms. Hurt and Mr. Walsh will share insights and advice with parents about the Hinsdale Central curriculum, registration process, and factors to consider when working with their student to compile his/her four-year high school academic plan and select freshman year classes in January 2018.

Please here to register online. Please see attached flyer for more information.

 

Chipotle Fundraiser

On Wednesday, October 18th from 4:00-8:00pm, bring this flyer into the Chipotle on Kingery Highway in Willowbrook and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds from your sale to Hinsdale Middle School.

Bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone or just tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Hinsdale Middle School.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Please click here for the flyer.

8th Grade Parent Night at Hinsdale Central

This event, open to all Hinsdale Central feeder school 8th grade parents, will feature Jessica Hurt, Hinsdale Central’s Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, and Bill Walsh, Hinsdale Central’s Principal. Ms. Hurt and Mr. Walsh will share insights and advice with parents about the Hinsdale Central curriculum, registration process, and factors to consider when working with their student to compile his/her four-year high school academic plan and select freshman year classes in January 2018.

Please register online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6SBJ6R

Please see attached flyer for more information

 

Parent Event – Executive Functioning

Executive Functions are cognitive processes that allow people to plan, organize, make decisions, pay attention, and regulate behavior. The next event in the District’s Special Education Parent Series focuses on these skills among students with an IEP or 504 in Grades 3-5. Parents are invited to Monroe School on Thursday, November 16 (6-7:30pm) to learn about the Executive Functions program from the Rush NeuroBehavioral Center (RNBC) and the curriculum in effect for D181 students. The event speaker is Dr. Georgia Bozeday of RNBC. No registration is required.

Please click here for flyer

Register for the Rotary Run

Bring the entire family to enjoy a fall day with races, food, live music and activities. Your participation helps the Hinsdale Rotary Club and other organizations providing services in the western suburbs, including The Community House. Register for the race that’s right for you: Morgan Stanley 10K Run, Rooney 5K Run ,
Hinsdale Bank & Trust 3K Run , Molex 5K Walk, Mutt Strut or The Birches Walk and Roll. All events take place on Sunday, October 15, and start and end at The Community House.

Click here to register and be sure to identify yourself as part of the HMS team! We have been the D181 middle school with the highest level of participation for SIX STRAIGHT YEARS! Let’s make it seven!

NEW: D181 Promo Code! Families, staff, and friends of District 181 can use promo code “D181” to receive $5 off the entry fee!