Upcoming Dates

Community Speaker Series – Tuesday, 10/5 at 7:00 p.m.
Jamil Zaki – The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Picture Make-Up/Retake Day – Thursday, 10/7

Holiday – No Student Attendance – Monday, 10/11

MOD Pizza Fundraiser – Thursday, 10/14 & Wednesday, 10/20

Hinsdale Fall Family Fest Robbins Park –  Saturday, 10/16, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Unity Day (National Anti-Bullying Day) – Wednesday, 10/20

Principal Appreciation Day – Friday, 10/29

Next PTO meeting – Friday, 11/12 at 9 a.m.

Upcoming Dates

Community Speaker Series Tuesday, 10/5 at 7:00 p.m.
Jamil Zaki – The War for Kindness: Building Empathy in a Fractured World

Holiday – No Student Attendance Monday, 10/11

Hinsdale Fall Family Fest Saturday, 10/16 at 11-1:30 p.m. Robbins Park

Next PTO meeting Friday 11/12 at 9 a.m.

Windhover Matching Donor!

Help restore the Windhover by donating today! An original donor and longtime time Hinsdalean is matching all donations up to $10,000! Double your impact by clicking here: hmspto.org/windhover/. Thanks so much for your generosity!

Register Now for the Rotary Run – October 3rd

Bring the entire family to enjoy a fall day with races, food, 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: Hinsdale Bank & Trust 10K Run, Rooney Family 5K Run, MPS Loria Financial Planners 3K Run, The Birches 5K Walk & Roll, Jaguar Land Rover Hinsdale 3K Walk, and Mutt Strut.  All events take place on Sunday, October 3, and start and end at The Community House.

Click here to register and be sure to identify yourself as part of the HMS team when you sign up! For the last ten years, HMS has enjoyed a higher level of participation than our counterpart, CHMS, and we hope to keep this streak alive!

Community Speaker Series Presents Jamil Zaki on 10/5/21

Mark your calendars! The first event of the Community Speaker Series 2021/22 Season is just around the corner:

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.

For more information, click HERE for the Event Flyer or visit d181foundation.org.

Yearbook Picture Request

Since students are required to wear masks again in school, we would like to collect pictures of students without masks from families throughout the school year. Fortunately, due to the addition of school activities, we do not know all of the yearbook sections at this time. However, we would like to start gathering pictures just in case we need to use them. If you would like to submit pictures for consideration to the yearbook staff please follow the directions below:

Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our school name, then our access code: HinsdaleMS_2022
Go to yearbookforever.com, enter our school name, click on Community Upload and enter our access code: HinsdaleMS_2022

We are now able to create categories for pictures being collected to make the process easier. Below are the categories we are currently collecting pictures for at this time and the due dates.

Requested Pictures to Upload Due Date
*First Day of School 10/31/2021
*6th Grade Welcome Field Day 10/31/2021
*Cross Country Pictures 10/31/2021
*7th Grade Field Day 10/31/2021

Additionally, when selecting pictures to upload, please be sure they only include HMS students.

As the yearbook is being assembled, additional picture requests may be added to the list above.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Action Required – Register for HMS Directory

Exciting News! AtoZ Connect is now powered by Membership Toolkit to bring you the best directory experience available. The system is secure and easy to use.

All HMS families will need to create an account and verify that their directory content is accurate. Once this is completed, you will have immediate access to the directory. To access the new HMS AtoZ Connect site, visit https://hmspto.membershiptoolkit.com.

After October 15th, the directory will only be accessible to families who have joined the HMS PTO. To join, visit https://hmspto.org/registration.

You can also download the new Membership Toolkit mobile app for your convenience to access our directory on the go.

Questions? Contact us at directory@hmspto.org

MAP Testing

NWEA/MAP assessments are coming up on September 22 & 23. All HMS students are tested and special schedules are followed on those days. Students should come to school with fully charged Chrome Books, well rested and well fed. Parents are encouraged to visit the NWEA/MAP website for more information. Here is a Family Toolkit with more resources for parents.

 

Action Required – Register for HMS Directory

Exciting News! AtoZ Connect is now powered by Membership Toolkit to bring you the best directory experience available. The system is secure and easy to use.

All HMS families will need to create an account and verify that their directory content is accurate. Once this is completed, you will have immediate access to the directory. To access the new HMS AtoZ Connect site, visit https://hmspto.membershiptoolkit.com.

After October 15th, the directory will only be accessible to families who have joined the HMS PTO. To join, visit https://hmspto.org/registration.

You can also download the new Membership Toolkit mobile app for your convenience to access our directory on the go.

Questions? Contact us at directory@hmspto.org