Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held:
- Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Fieldhouse
- Friday, October 27th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in teacher classrooms.
Each conference will be seven minutes in length. We look forward to spending time with you as we work in partnership to support your student. Friday, October 27 is a non-attendance day for students. On Friday, October 27th, students will NOT be in attendance as Hinsdale Central teachers will be in their classrooms to host the conferences from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Throughout Parent Teacher Conferences, parking will be available in the 55th Street Circle Drive, the Grant Street Circle Drive, the bus zone accessible from 57th Street and the parking lot directly south of the school.
The portal for requesting conferences is now closed. If you did not make a request, you will not be scheduled for any conferences. You can email any of the teachers you wanted to meet with to see if they have any openings in their schedule. All teacher emails can be found on the Hinsdale Central home page, https://d86.hinsdale86.org/Domain/8 under Academics.
October 18th through October 22nd
Your randomly scheduled teacher conferences will be available online. Please login again to view your scheduled conferences. You can edit your schedule through October 22nd. This will allow people the opportunity to cancel appointments should a conflict come up or to add conferences if any time slots open up. If you did not receive a conference with all teachers requested, please reach out to the teacher through a phone call or email. Teachers will know their schedule on October 23rd. If your conference schedule indicates a teacher follow-up, the teacher will reach out to you after conferences to have a phone conversation with you regarding your student.
October 18th through October 27th
Please login to http://ptc.odynsolutions.com with your user name and password provided above to view and print your schedule prior to conferences.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 9:35 a.m. Hinsdale Central High School partnered with Hinsdale emergency responders to conduct a Lockdown Drill. The students and staff responded well to the drill & the Building Leadership Team is assessing the behaviors and operational procedures. The drill concluded at 9:50 a.m. and students returned to their course of studies.
Hinsdale D86 and CCSD181 Community Speaker Series Event
Registration is Open for Community Speaker Series Event: "The Gift of Failure"
Presentations by Author "Jessica Lahey" Slated for November 16 and 17
Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and Community Consolidated School District 181 announce that registration is now open for the first of three 2017-18 Community Speaker Series events - "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed." The event is named for the book authored by event speaker Jessica Lahey, a writer, speaker, and educator.
The 90-minute event is being hosted at The Community House (Hinsdale, IL) on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 17 at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required and can be completed online at www.d181foundation.org.
The series is presented by District 86 and District 181 in conjunction with the D181 Foundation and The Community House and was designed to inform and inspire families about issues in education and parenting. Event coordinators note that in "The Gift of Failure" session, Lahey will discuss issues of motivation, resilience, and encouragement and share current research on those topics, as well as practical advice for giving children the kind of support they truly need to succeed.
District 181 Superintendent Dr. Don White says he believes the topic is a critical one. "As a community, it is important we talk about why it is okay to let children experience disappointment. Even if it comes from a desire to protect them, in the end, I think we better serve children by allowing them to learn how to problem solve and how to manage their feelings. These are key skills that, in my experience as a parent and as an educator, will be critical to their success and well-being. I look forward to welcoming Jessica Lahey in guiding us through this key conversation!"
About the Presenter
Jessica Lahey is an educator, speaker, and writer. She has been an English, Latin, and writing teacher in middle and high school for over a decade, writes the biweekly Parent-Teacher Conference advice column for the New York Times, is a contributing writer at the Atlantic, and appears as a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. Jessica earned a JD with a concentration in juvenile and education law. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons.
National Merit Semifinalists Announced
Hinsdale Central is pleased to announce that the following students have been named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists:
Praveen Balaji Parker Frankiewicz Margaret Keller Zaid Peracha Mollianna Schwarz
Jeremy Bao Sophia Horowicz Xinru Li Qianfan Song
Shanshan Cao Alexandra Hughes Benjamin Lotsoff Alex Treankler
Nicole Cheung David Jin Craig McLaughlin Rachel Wu
Andrea Collins Harsha Kaul Davis Miller Grace Zhou
These academically talented seniors were identified from approximately 1.6 million students that took the qualifying exam last fall and will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be announced in the spring. Additional information about the National Merit Scholarship Program can be found at NMSQT.
Attention Senior Parents!
Send your senior off to college with a message and a memory in this year's yearbook.
What to include in your email/letter:
1) a non-returnable color photo
2) a message to your senior (please keep word limit to 75 words or less)
3) in your email/letter include: the full name of the senior, purchaser's email, purchaser's phone number and email
Deadlines to submit:
09.29.17 // $35
10.27.17 // $45
11.29.17 // $55
12.15.17 // $65
SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR mail to:
Attn: Erin Palmer
El Diablo- c/o Senior Tributes
55th and Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Sponsored by The West Suburban Options Fair Consortium
Gift of Failure author Jessica Lahey to appear November 16 and 17
6:00 PM Board Meeting: Special Meeting
7:00 PM Choir Concert in Auditorium
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Parent Teacher Conferences
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM ACT Testing at HC
October 30, 2017
November 2, 2017
7:00 PM Jazz Concert in Auditorium
November 6, 2017