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News from the CHMS PTO
  • Did You Miss HCHS 8th Grade Family Night? "Attend" Now!
  • It's a Good Day to join Badminton!
  • Last Call for Epi Trainers
  • Windhover Sculpture Fun Facts
  • Look! January is National Eye Care Month!
  • A Look Ahead

Did You Miss HCHS 8th Grade Family Night? “Attend” Now!

A message to Grade 8 families from the HCHS Director of Counseling & Social Work:

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us in person or via livestream for our 8th Grade Family Night. If you weren’t able to join us or would like to rewatch the information you can do so at Please fast forward to minute 17:00 for the start of the program.

In addition to this, I wanted to remind all of you of the resources that are available on our website at 8th Grade Placement & Course Selection Information. In addition to content area information, you can also find a list of all of our freshmen elective options, a link to our Program of Studies for detailed course descriptions, and a copy of the slides from our November presentation and our presentation.

Jennifer A. Regnier

Director of Counseling & Social Work
Hinsdale Central High School

(630) 570-8250

It’s a Good Day to join Badminton!

The CHMS Badminton Club is in full swing. The club meets every Tuesday after school in the cafeteria and is open to all grades. Reports are that these badminton Eagles are like owls and have a hoot making a racket while they play! Students are welcome to stop by and give it a try any Tuesday. Equipment is provided- just bring a smile!


Oliver L. sporting new club T-shirt.

Group shot of the Badminton Club 8th graders.

Last Call for Epi Trainers

Parents and Students:

Last call for spare epinephrine (EpiPen) trainers to donate for Health class! Health teachers would like to have more training devices (any brand) on hand to provide students with hands-on learning for their first aid unit.

Bring your extra trainers to the main office to give to Mary, Carmen or Debbie. Donations welcome and appreciated at any time!


Windhover Sculpture Fun Facts

Back in 1974, D181 was abuzz with the construction of a new junior high building–the first in 80 years! To commemorate this milestone, an art committee was put together to purchase a new sculpture for the district. Our fashions may have changed since then, but the joys of public art have not. To learn more about the Windhover, please check out this article from The Hinsdalean.

For more information or to find out how you can support the Windhover restoration project, click HERE.

Look! January is National Eye Care Month!

National Eye Care Month is celebrated every year in January for one reason: caring for our eyes.

Regular check-ups are the best way to look after your precious peepers. In the meantime, here are some potential signs that may indicate a child has a vision problem:

  • Complaints of discomfort and fatigue
  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Short attention span
  • Avoiding reading and other close activities
  • Frequent headaches
  • Covering one eye
  • Tilting the head to one side
  • Holding reading materials close to the face
  • An eye turning in or out
  • Seeing double
  • Losing place when reading
  • Difficulty remembering what was read

And a reminder for parents and students alike: always be sure to give your eyes frequent breaks from electronic devices!

For popular eye health topics and other info, visit

A Look Ahead

For an updated CHMS Sports and Activities Calendar click HERE 

Friday, Jan. 14

  • Fortnightly for 8th graders begins at The Community House

Monday, Jan. 17

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL –

Thursday, Feb. 17

  • CHMS PTO General Meeting

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