We Need Your Help! Yearbook Picture Request

We need your help! Since it has definitely been a different year-to-date, we want the HMS yearbook to reflect how the students are living and learning during these unprecedented times. In order to do that, the Yearbook Club is soliciting pictures from parents.

If you would like to submit pictures for consideration to the yearbook staff:

Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans
Go to yearbookforever.com, enter our school name, click on Community Upload and enter our access code: 21_HMS_spartans

The categories listed in the program were not able to be changed to meet our needs so we had to get creative! In order to upload pictures, you will need to select a category from a list generated by the yearbook company. Therefore, below is a list of pictures we are planning to include in the yearbook, the category to select/upload for the specified pictures, and due dates.  For example, if you would like to upload a picture of your HMS student(s) with the new puppy, you would select “Softball” as the category.  The first due date is 12/31/20

Requested Pictures to Upload

 

Please note we would like to represent the entire student body so please choose 3-4 categories and only upload 2-3 pictures for each of those categories. 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,

The HMS Yearbook Club

Hinsdale Central Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Join the Hinsdale Central Drama Club for a (socially distanced!) night of holiday magic with their filmed performance of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Please support these dedicated students who have made lemonade out of a lemon of a semester!

The filmed show will stream all day on December 11th and will be broadcast on www.broadwayondemand.com/series/. Type Hinsdale Central in the search bar. The show will be $10 single/$15 family. On December 12th, the show’s audio-only performance will be streamed on WHSD 88.5 Radio Central and on the radio website: Click Here to access the site.

The radio performance on the 12th is free! It will start streaming at midnight and re-run every 90 minutes. All background music in the show is performed by Hinsdale Central’s own Chamber Choir led by Ms. Burkemper.

For more information, visit www.hinsdaledrama.com.

HMS Online Directory: atoz Connect

Hello Everyone,

The HMS Directory is now online and available at https://atozconnect.com. Please use the email that you registered with the district as your username.

You will be able to verify and update your family’s information. If you have new updates to your family’s account, please also update the new information with the district office too. The two systems are not related.

If you decided to opt-out, your information will be deleted from the online directory.

There will be no hard copy of the directory printed this year.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email directory@hmspto.org.

Thank you.

After School Math Assistance

A math homework assistance program is available outside of the school day beginning November 10th. Sessions will be virtual and are not intended to be a private tutoring session. Sessions will be available two weeks in advance and are for students who may be struggling with asynchronous work or daily homework in math. This program is being paid for by the D181 DOL budget and the D181 Foundation. You can click on the links in this email to view information for your grade level. If you have a student who may need additional assistance, please suggest he/she sign up for a session.

  • First, please make sure your student is signed in to their D181 student email before clicking the links below. That way, the meeting information and links will show up on the student’s Google Calendar.
  • Next, your student should click the link of the course they are in:
Big Ideas Green, Red, & Blue Books 6CC, 7CC, 8CC
Algebra 1
Geometry & Algebra 2/Trig
Thank you, The Department of Learning

Donate to Share the Spirit 2020

Join the HMS SELAS Committee in supporting local families this holiday season through the People’s Resource Center “Share the Spirit” program. A straight monetary donation can be made or you may purchase items from a wish list to be delivered directly to PRC from Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Please click here for further details. The program runs through November 30th. Thank you for your support!

Hinsdale Library Tween/Teen Program

Virtual JackBox Party Games
Friday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm
Looking for a socially distanced and entertaining activity? Sixth through twelfth graders can join HPL on Zoom for an action-packed afternoon of JackBox Party Games! Please provide an email address at registration and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Register online HERE.

 

DON’T FOREGET: Join the D181 Virtual Turkey Trot, 11/21-11/29

Celebrate the start of the school year with a District 181 Virtual 5K! Although the start of the school year looks a little different, we still want our students to be able to stay active by taking part in this virtual event. So, whether you run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood or walk around the block, this is an ideal way to show some Spartan Spirit for the start of the 2020-2021 school year! Here are the details.

HMS SPARTANS Virtual 5K Fun Run

Take off and Run/Walk a 3.1 Mile course!

Completion Timeframe​: ​November 21 – November 29

Get ready to Run/Walk through 3.1 miles of fun! Put on your running shoes and set off on a course of your choosing. You’ll receive a commemorative race bib, and of course, a sense of pride and accomplishment in knowing you completed a 5K. Optional Turkey Trot T-shirt: ​If you would like to purchase an optional t-shirt, please complete the  ​T-shirt order form​. The shirt will be $5 and the payment will be made through Skyward as we approach the Turkey Trot dates.

Fill in ​Turkey Trot run time form (may need to be logged in from a D181 device to access)

Participants Receive:

Please contact Mr. Powers or Mr. Klayum with questions. ​

dpowers@d181.org

tklayum@d181.org

And take pictures and send them to vpcomm@hmspto.org or socialmedia@hmspto.org and tag any pics with #hmspto

Don’t Miss David Epstein – Tuesday at 7:00 PM

The Community Speaker Series, D181 and D86 present David Epstein – Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
7:00pm – 8:15pm
Zoom Webinar

New York Times best-selling author and science writer David Epstein has made it his mission to uncover the keys to achieving high performance in any domain, and to debunk popular myths along the way.

Epstein shows that at every stage of life, from the development of children in math, music, and sports, to students fresh out of college trying to find their way, to mid-career professionals in need of change, to retirees looking for a new vocation—generalists triumph as the world around them becomes increasingly specialized.

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. Register HERE

 

Hinsdale Library Tween/Teen Program

Virtual JackBox Party Games
Friday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm
Looking for a socially distanced and entertaining activity? Sixth through twelfth graders can join HPL on Zoom for an action-packed afternoon of JackBox Party Games! Please provide an email address at registration and an online meeting invitation will be sent before the session. Register online HERE.