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  • Senior Portraits


    Visual Image Photography (VIP) is the official photographer of Hinsdale Central High School and is honored to be a part of your senior experience. In order to appear in the yearbook, all seniors must have their photo taken by VIP. Photographs submitted from other studios will NOT be accepted into the yearbook.

    Please note: There is also a yearbook only session. There is no charge to the student.  This will guarantee their appearance in the yearbook.

    Senior Portrait Sign Up: Please make your appointment online at vipis.com or over the phone at 847-499-9300. Please see attached letter from VIP with information on dates and times to schedule your student's appointment.

    Here is the information for families to sign up for senior portraits.  

    1. Visit https://www.vipis.com
    2. Search for Hinsdale Central at the top of the screen
    3. Click the "Senior Photography" tile
    4. Follow instructions to register your senior

    The deadline for signing up for appointments can be made as late as a day before a session.  That would mean signing up on November 15th for a session on November 16th.

    Students typically wear between 1-2 outfits in a session. Details can be found at vipis.com


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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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  • Yearbook Reminder


    Purchase the 2018-2019 El Diablo Yearbook through PushCoin for $50. There will be 100% student coverage this year!

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  • Activity and Athletic Event Information


    Want to hear about the latest and greatest events occurring at Hinsdale Central every week?  Each week these sections are updated with upcoming events and recaps of great accomplishments by students at Hinsdale Central.

    To view the Athletic Update

    To view the Activity Update

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  • D86 Community Speaker Series Event - Dr. Jean Twenge


    Understanding iGen and How to Harness the Positive Trends & Mitigate the Negative Ones Nature of Boys  

    With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born after 1995, with social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person – perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 7:00pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 9:30am - 11:00am at The Community House - 415 W Eighth Street, Hinsdale, IL

     The event is open to all. Space is limited. To reserve your space for the programs please register at www.d181foundation.org.  


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  • Senior Tribute


    Attention Senior Parents! It’s time to purchase your child’s Senior Tribute. Send your senior to college with a message and a memory in this year’s yearbook.

    What to include:

    1)  A non-returnable color photo: email to hctributes@gmail.com or mail to HCHS. Any size photo of your child from ages one to eight will work.

    2)  A message to your senior (keep the word limit to 75 words or less): email to hctributes@gmail.com

    3)  The following information: The full name of the senior, purchaser’s name, purchaser’s phone number and email 


    1. $30 if paid by September 21, 2018
    2. $40 if paid by November 1, 2018
    3. $60 if paid by December 14, 2018
    • Make checks payable to Hinsdale Central High School; Write Yearbook in the Memo
    • Mail photo to 5500 S Grant Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521 or email to hctributes@gmail.com 

    If you have any questions, please contact Erin Palmer at epalmer@hinsdale86.org or Stephanie Coan ’19 and Jacqueline Dorsett ’19 at hctributes@gmail.com

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  • Parent Network Speaker's Night - Executive Functioning


    High School & College Set Up For Executive Functioning Success!

    Sponsored By The Parent Network on October 3rd from 7 - 8:30pm

    Hinsdale Central High School / The Community Room                                   


    • Matthew Wanzenberg, Ph.D., and Kent Yamane   7 - 7:45pm
    • Elizabeth Pyle & Elaine Moore of College Success Plan. 7:45 - 8:30pm

    Wanzenberg & Associates:

    What is all the "hubub" about executive skills and why are these skills important to your child’s academic performance?  Learn firsthand from the executive skills coaches at Wanzenberg & Associates the meaning and importance of executive functioning, how to identify strengths and weaknesses that may impact your child’s performance, and how meaningful intervention plans can be developed to foster independence and success.  

    Elizabeth Pyle & Elaine Moore College Success Plan:

    Are you sending your student off to high school and college organized for the year and prepared for the responsibilities school entails? Learn how we teach students critical skills including overall academic and organizational management, tracking major assignment dates, and utilizing campus resources. Students learn how to prioritize, create a rhythm and routine each week and how to perform to the best of their ability.  

    College Success Plan is a Skype-based, customized program designed to teach lifelong organization and time management skills to college students.  College Success Plan mentors work with students nationwide on a variety of topics such as setting realistic semester goals, weekly organizing and planning, monthly and semester calendars, test taking/study strategies, managing materials, and motivating students to seek help from professors and other college-provided services.  Increasing confidence, lowering stress, and getting better grades are natural outcomes of improving these critical skills. 

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  • Attendance Procedures and Policy for 2018-2019 School Year


    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 has updated the attendance policy for Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools. For additional information, please refer to the District 86 Handbook, the Hinsdale Central student planner or contact the Hinsdale Central Deans’ Office. 

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  • Guest Wifi Network Information for 2018-2019 School Year


    Hinsdale District 86 is now a 1:1 Learning Environment, with students receiving their Chromebooks during their English classes this week. Receiving a Chromebook, however, is only a small part of the work being done to ensure a smooth deployment. In an effort to prioritize the network bandwidth for instructional use, access to the WiFi network has been restricted. Before full 1:1 deployment, students were required on occasion to access instructional materials on their personal devices, necessitating access to the school WiFi network. Often, students utilized the District 86 WiFi network for non-education related tasks, which negatively impacted reliable access for instructional purposes.  Now that each student has a Chromebook that is connected to WiFi, personal student devices will no longer be relied upon for access to instructional materials. Therefore, students will not have access to the WiFi network on non-D86 personal devices, such as phones. This change allows District 86 IT staff to prioritize all available internet bandwidth for teacher and student use, including standardized testing that is done using Chromebooks; the “D86Guest” network will be reserved for visitors to the District and occasionally used when non-Chromebook connectivity is required.

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