Hinsdale Central Transition Meeting for 504 & IEP families

District 86 & Parent Teacher Network Presents
Transition Into High School for Families & Students with IEP or 504 PLANS
Featuring administration and staff from both Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South
When: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hinsdale Central Auditorium

This presentation will provide an overview on:
independence & expectations
placement & schedule
transition meetings

In addition there will be an opportunity to:
meet district personnel directing special education and student services
network with other parents
Masks and social distancing will be maintained.

Click for more information. 

Sign-up now for the Raise the Roof 5K run/walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity

D181 students and community members are encouraged to sign-up for Hinsdale Central’s Habitat for Humanity club “Raise the Roof” 5K run/walk fundraiser on Sunday, October 17. The race will start promptly at 8am at the Hinsdale Central campus. All proceeds from the event will support Habitat efforts in the Chicagoland area to expand access to safe, decent, and affordable housing. Sign up here.   See flyer for more details.

Windhover Sponsorship & Matching Donor!

Help restore the Windhover sculpture by becoming a sponsor of the renovation project.  Click for more information about the Windhover and sponsorship levels. 

Donate now and double your impact … An original, 1976 donor and longtime time Hinsdalean is matching all donations up to $10,000!   Thanks so much for your generosity!

Hinsdale Library Teen Werewolf Program

Wednesday, October 27
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Join us on Zoom for an epic game of Werewolf. Can you uncover who is a Werewolf before it is too late? Halloween costumes are welcome! Register here.
Include an email address and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the program.

There’s Still Time to Register for Jamil Zaki this Tuesday!

Jamil Zaki
The War for Kindness
Building Empathy in a Fractured World
October 5, 2021 – 7:00-8:30 PM

Jamil Zaki is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. Using tools from psychology and neuroscience, he and his colleagues examine how empathy works and how people can learn to empathize more effectively.

In The War for Kindness, he weaves together the latest science with engaging real-world stories, offering us a revolutionary perspective on empathy and how to develop it as a skill. He shows that kindness is not a sign of weakness but a source of strength. With warmth, wit and straightforward exercises that can be swiftly implemented, Zaki shows audiences of all ages how to change their professional, student, creative and personal relationships for the better.

The webinar is free and open to all. If you are interested in attending, please register in advance by using the registration link below:


Can’t attend the live program? Please register and a link to the recording will be sent to you. For more information, visit d181foundation.org.

Picture Make-up Retake Day October 7th

Thursday, October 7, 2021

All HMS students will have the opportunity to either have their picture taken for the first time or retake their picture taken on Picture Day in September.

If an order was placed and a picture packet was received, this will need to be given to the photographer on October 7th during the retake.

No order forms are necessary for first time pictures and student photographs can be viewed and ordered online at shop.hrimaging.com. If a paper order is preferred, they are available in the school office to mail individually.

We look forward to seeing our Spartans bring their biggest smiles on October 7th!

The Parent List is Urgently in Need of Reviews

Please help us keep this 7-year-old community-based resource up to date during a time when our children’s well-being is crucial. Leaving an anonymous review takes less than five minutes. We value your time and support!

The Parent List contains first-hand insight from parents about providers that have helped address their child’s anxiety, depression, school avoidance, eating disorders, insomnia, peer relations, grief, stress, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum, and more.

Much like Angie’s List, The Parent List relies on consumer feedback. New reviews are needed to keep the list current, as many reviews have been removed due to longevity.

Doctors, therapists, support groups, inpatient and outpatient programs, nutritionists, books and holistic medical approaches may all be reviewed on The Parent List. Your help is deeply appreciated!

To help another local parent by leaving an anonymous review click HERE

To read existing Parent List reviews, go to hcpto.org/parent-list/

Questions can be directed to: parentlist@hcpto.org

Hinsdale Library Spotlight on College Program

Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00pm

For parents and students who are ready to start thinking about college, learn the tips and tricks from college planning professionals to identify the best schools for YOU. Professional college advisor Kim Anderson will guide your through the process providing important tips so that you can find the schools that are the right fit. (Best for 8th graders and up.)

Please include an email address when registering and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Register here