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  • Did you know D86 facilities are not ADA accessible to people with disabilities? Learn why accessibility is a key piece of the November 6 referendum.  

    ADA Accessibilities for people with disabilities at District 86 facilities

     
     
    Accessible hallways, sidewalks, entrances and bathrooms are vital to maintaining our schools’ inclusivity of people with disabilities. Our recent video highlights how ADA compliant facilities would better serve our students, faculty and staff. Learn more: https://d86.hinsdale86.org/domain/409
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  • Please Donate to Families Helping Families

     
    Please Consider Donating to
    Families Helping Families
     
    Did you know that there are students and their families at Hinsdale Central that:
    • Don't have food to make lunch or money to buy lunch?
    • Are in need of warm coats and boots for the winter?
    • Can't afford to buy books/basic supplies, pay club dues, or get sports physicals?
    • Have difficulty making ends meet and are in need of gas money to get to work?
    • May have an abscess, but can't afford to see a dentist?
    • Have no internet access or computers to complete homework?
     
    Your son or daughter can be sitting right next to one of these students in class.  Hard to believe that this could happen in our community, but it does.
     
    Families Helping Families is a PTO organization of volunteers who act at the request of our fantastic HC Social Workers to help Hinsdale Central students and their families with basic needs and assist in a crisis situation. We are fully funded by the generous donations of our Hinsdale Central families.
     
    Tables will be set up at the entrance of Parent-Teacher Conferences and we are asking you to please consider making a donation. 
     
    Gift cards from Jewel, Walmart, Target, gas cards, cash or checks (payable to HCHS PTO with FHF written in the memo line) would be greatly appreciated. Any amount is helpful!
    Tax receipts will be available for any amount of donation at the FHF Table during Parent Teacher Conferences this Thursday and Friday.
     
    Thank you for your consideration and generosity!
    Questions? Email Sandy Lagestee or Marie McGann at fhf@hcpto.org
     
    Visit our table at 
    Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 25th and 26th
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  • The College Selection Process: Advice from the Experts

     
     
    Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium
     
    Please join the Counseling Department for this event to hear from a panelist of college admission staff as they share advice and insights into the college selection process. Our panelists for the evening will be Daniel Urbina-McCarthy, Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago, Mary Wagner, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Admissions at the University of South Carolina and Andy Borst, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. This program was previously offered in the spring, but is being moved to the fall. Sophomore and Junior students and their parents are encouraged to attend. 
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  • October 24 Testing Day

     

    The State of Illinois has made a change to state testing, making the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 mandatory for students to test in the spring to go along with the already mandatory SAT test taken by juniors on April 9, 2019. This means that our testing calendar has changed for October 24, 2018. October 24 will now be a day of attendance for ALL Students. Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT and freshmen, sophomores and seniors will be in class.

    This day will be a 12:00pm dismissal for students.

    The student planner is incorrect (it went to print before this change) and says a non-attendance day for seniors. 

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