Red Devil Updates
Cardiac Screening Event at Hinsdale Central
On September 7, 2017 Hinsdale Central students will have the opportunity for a cardiac screening assessment. The cardiac screening event is being administered through the generous donations of the just1mike Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital and Young Hearts for Life. Michael Brindley, Class of 2018, tragically died on June 22 2016. A rising junior at Hinsdale Central Michael's life and memory will be carried forward through just1mike, a non-profit private foundation. Just1mike will help to raise awareness and fund testing for the prevention of sudden cardiac death in teens as well as work to provide AED equipment, training and emergency preparedness plans for a cardiac event.
Good Samaritan Hospital and Young Hearts for Life reached out to Hinsdale Central to host a cardiac screening event. The cardiac screenings will be for EVERY student at Hinsdale Central. A not for profit foundation, Young Hearts for Life will bring the screening opportunity to Hinsdale Central in the fall of 2017 at no cost to students or our student's family. Through generous donors, Young Hearts for Life is able to provide cardiac screenings for less than $5 per child. To learn more about Young Hearts for Life and to register your Hinsdale Central student for the cardiac screening go to YH4L.org.
To register your Hinsdale Central student access YH4L.org.
- From the Registration and Events tab
- click Registration and Results
- click Chicago Region High School Students
- submit the permission form
- Enter your personal information
- Choose Hinsdale Central as the SCHOOL
Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to support this program and our Red Devil students.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Basics Education Program
What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?
NAMI Basics is a free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. NAMI Basics helps parents and other family caregivers of children to understand the illnesses that are causing those behavioral difficulties, and the critical role families play in the treatment of those illnesses. The program is taught by trained teachers who are also the parents or family caregivers of individuals who experienced emotional or behavioral difficulties.
For Class Schedule information, dates and more information, please visit our Parent Resources Page: NAMI Basics Education Program. Classes are held throughout the next year.
2017 Illinois Democracy School
The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) has recognized Hinsdale Central as a 2017 Illinois Democracy School. Democracy Schools are recognized for providing students with authentic experiences in the rights, responsibilities and tensions inherent in living in a constitutional democracy. Through these experiences, participating schools strive to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for informed, effective engagement in our democracy.
Since 2006, 67 Illinois high schools have successfully completed a school-wide civic assessment and have been subsequently recognized as Democracy Schools.
Democracy Schools foster a school climate that nurtures and models civic dispositions and builds strong relationships within the surrounding community. These schools provide students with various opportunities to participate in the democratic process such as engaging in current and controversial issue discussions, participating in democratic simulations and providing service learning opportunities. Though these practices, student see first-hand the critical role they play in shaping government and society.
Hinsdale Central will receive a stipend from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation which convenes the ICMC, to invest in high quality civic learning initiatives, as well as a banner for public display.
ACT/SAT Practice Exams
The Hinsdale Public Library will be offer practice ACT and SAT exams over the next few months. They are offered at no cost to students. Students may sign up for either the ACT or the SAT at each session, there is a limit of 20 students per session and they should sign up by the Thursday prior to the tests.
This fall tests are being offered:
College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors
Each fall, over 200 college representatives from schools across the country visit Hinsdale Central to meet with prospective Junior and Senior students. Information about the upcoming visits can be found in Naviance, where students can sign up to meet with the rep for schools they are interested in. Sign up is required, and students must obtain a pass from the Counseling Office at least one day ahead of time. Visits with the reps will begin on Wednesday, August 23 with the University of Illinois!
In order to best prepare for a college rep visit, students should do some advanced research about the college. The student should check the college website, review the “view book,” or ask his/her counselor for information. If the group attending the rep visit is small enough, there may be an opportunity for individual student interaction with the rep. If that is the case, the student may be asked to talk about themselves or about his/her specific interest in the college. Students will identify themselves to the rep and attendance will be taken. We attempt to be as courteous as possible in hosting the college reps, so we ask that if a student is signed-up to attend a session, he/she must be there and be on time! (It is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her teacher regarding missed class work or for homework assignments while attending a college visit.)
Class of 2018 Senior Family and Financial Aid Presentation
Please mark your calendars to attend Senior Family Night & Financial Aid Presentation (parents and students) – Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Auditorium. This program will begin with a brief recap of the information shared during your Junior Planning Conference from last spring and to review the responsibilities and procedures in the college application process. Additional information will include meeting with College Admission Representatives, College Visits, Testing, Timeline for Submitting Applications, Recommendation Letters and the Common Application. Additionally, a Financial Aid Presentation will be presented by Jerry Cebrzynski, Associate Vice-President of Financial Aid at Lake Forest College starting at approximately 7:15 PM. He will provide an overview of the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have. We are excited to offer this opportunity and hope you are able to attend.
Freshman Parent Night, Class of 2021
Freshman Parents, please mark your calendars to attend Freshman Parent Night - Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Gymnasium. After a short welcome and overview, parents will meet with their student’s counselor to learn more about the programs and goals during the next four years as we partner for success with your student. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ACHIEVE 3000 Parent Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Curriculum Night
August 29, 2017
August 30, 2017
September 7, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cardiac Screening Event at Hinsdale Central