MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH–The Parent List Resource

Has your child received professional support for an emotional, developmental, learning or health issue this past school year? (i.e. anxiety, depression, school avoidance, eating disorder, peer relations, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum, processing disorders, insomnia, migraines, grief…)

Would you recommend to another parent the service provider that has helped your child? Service providers can include doctors, therapists, tutors, counselors, nutritionists, support groups, in-patient and out-patient services.

Please consider leaving a positive review for other school district 181 parents to read on The Parent List by clicking HERE

Generating a review takes less than 5 minutes, is completely anonymous, and may help a local parent find help for their child in the future.

Thank you!

To read current reviews on The Parent List go to hcpto.org/parent-list/

Questions? Contact parentlist@hcpto.org

In no way does the Hinsdale Central High School PTO, Hinsdale Middle School PTO, Hinsdale Central High School staff or Hinsdale Middle School staff, school districts 86 or 181 endorse or recommend any specific provider reviewed on The Parent List. The Parent List is a subjective forum set up by the Hinsdale Central High School PTO for your convenience. Parents and guardians are solely responsible for deciding to use any of the service providers on The Parent List in any capacity, and district 86, district 181, the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale Middle School PTOs disclaim all liability for any damages, injuries, losses, expenses, or claims of any kind arising out of the provision of services by anyone or any agency appearing on The Parent List.

Back to School Day – Friday, August 17th

Save the Date for Back To School Day! During this open house event, middle schoolers and their parents will be able to pick up their class schedules and bus route information, as well as ‘walk’ their new schedules. Students can also bring in their pre-ordered school supplies (which are being shipped directly to students’ homes) and set up their lockers. Mark your calendars for Back to School Day on Friday, August 17th!

8th Grade Class Gift Opportunity

Families of eighth-graders have the opportunity to gift the new school with a lasting memory. The class of 2018 will be collecting funds to purchase a garden bench for the new school. If your family and student is interested in contributing, please see the link below on the PTO website.

8th Grade Gift Donation

 

Graduation Picture & DVD Orders

If you would like to order a picture of your graduate crossing the stage receiving his or her diploma, or a copy of the DVD of the graduation ceremony, please use the attached order forms. You may drop completed forms at the main office until the last day of school or send them to the vendors directly.

HMS Grad Crossing Stage

HMS Grad Video

Parent Volunteers Needed for Graduation Activities

Parents of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, we need volunteers to help with events during graduation week. We appreciate your help to create a memorable experience for our graduates!
• Graduation Dance Party: Thursday, May 31. Set-up at 3:30 p.m. in the gym.
• Graduation Rehearsal Breakfast: Friday, June 1. Set up at 8:15 a.m. in the Commons.
Please see the link to Sign-Up Genius to add your name. Thank you!

Graduation Dance-Party

The 8th Grade Graduation Dance is set for Thursday, May 31, in the HMS Gym from 7 to 9 p.m. A DJ, photographer, candy bar and, of course, dancing, are just some of the fun activities your 8th-grader can expect that evening. Please encourage your child to get a little dressier than normal (no athletic shirts or shorts, please). It promises to be a fun, festive night of celebration to cap off their time at HMS. Please see the HMS letter below for more details about permission slips and all graduation activities.

From HMS

Signed parent permission forms are required and were distributed to students in their advisory classes. Please be on the lookout for those to come home. Deadline is May 24th to return signed dance forms to their advisors. The dance is sponsored by the HMS PTO, and is scheduled on Thursday, May 31st in the HMS gymnasium from 7-9 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Students may not leave the dance once they arrive unless picked up personally by a parent. Students are encouraged to wear dress casual, similar or the same as what is worn under gowns at graduation; no shorts, jeans, t-shirts, flip flops. The dance is for HMS 8th graders only.

2018 Summer Math and Summer Reading Links

Once again, students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade will be required to complete a summer math review packet that they will turn in for a grade during the first week of school.

2018 Summer Math Packets

5th6thGradeMathReviewPacket

6th7thGradeMathReviewPacket

7th8thGradeMathReviewPacket

Algebra1MathReviewPacket PreAlgebraToAlgebra1MathReviewPacket


Click on the links below for summer reading lists for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

8th Grade Summer Reading – 2018

7thGradeSummerReading2018

6thGradeSummerReading2018

6th Grade Summer Reading NON-FICTION Note-taking Guide

6th Grade Summer Reading Fiction Note-taking Guide

Hinsdale Central Spirit Wear Available!

Hinsdale Central Boosters is hosting a final spirit wear sale on Tuesday, May 29th from 9 am – Noon in the front entrance at Hinsdale Central. Stop by and purchase some great swag to celebrate your 8th grader’s graduation or just gear up your family for the fall. After May 29th the next sale will not be until the first home football game Friday, September 7th. We are excited to welcome you all into the Red Devil Family!

HMS PTO Executive Board Approved for 2018-2019

Thanks to all who came to the final PTO meeting of the school year.  We are pleased to announce the unanimous approval of the following parents to serve on the 2018-19 HMSPTO Executive Board.    Every feeder elementary school is represented on the new Board, and there is a balance between returning and new members.

  • Co-Presidents: Alice Waverley & Karin Rohn
  • VP of Communications: Laura Tortorello
  • Co-VPs of Fundraising: Kristin Kentra & Andrea Garcia
  • VP of Technology: Sujit Menon
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Geier
  • Assistant Treasurer:  Jennifer Fisher
  • Corresponding Secretary: Kristen McDaniel
  • Recording Secretary : Corlyn Simmons

Many thanks to departing Board members Mary Henneman, Maria Kluchenek and Carol Stephenson for their contributions to the growth and health of the PTO.  You will be missed!

Graduation Picture & DVD Orders

If you would like to order a picture of your graduate crossing the stage receiving his or her diploma, or a copy of the DVD of the graduation ceremony, please use the attached order forms. You may drop completed forms at the main office until the last day of school or send them to the vendors directly.

HMS Grad Crossing Stage

HMS Grad Video