News from the CHMS PTO

Thank You Active Duty Military and Veterans

Dear CHMS Families,

I want to extend another thank you to our Active Duty Military and Veterans! Last week we hosted our local servicemen and servicewomen at CHMS in honor of Veteran’s Day.  As an Air Force brat myself, my father flew F-15E’s, I have an appreciation for all that our military does and provides us on a daily basis. Thank you as well to the staff members who organized the assembly and to our PTO who sponsored this event by hosting a brunch afterward.


Dr. Levi Brown

Principal, CHMS

8th Grade Real World Day Recap

CHMS 8th graders had “Real World Day” recently.  Click HERE to read some recent press about this exciting and educational day.

Attention all 8th Graders: Med Form needed for DC Trip ASAP

For all 8th grade students attending the DC trip, a D181 Medication Form needs to be turned into the office even if your child is not taking medication on the trip.  Please fill out the form, sign and submit.  If your child has a medication form on file in the health office, you do not need to turn the form in.  Please submit these forms as soon as possible.

Click HERE to access the two-sided medication form.  Any questions, click HERE to email Theresa Doering.

Gift of the Season 2019

This week kicks off our 2019 CHMS holiday gift giving service project!  We have partnered again with Hinsdale Family Services to help 20 local families in need. At lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 20, Thursday Nov. 21 and Friday Nov. 22 we will be passing out wish list items on neon colored index cards to those that wish to participate.

Please return gift(s) to CHMS Dec. 3 or Dec. 4  before school with the card attached

*It is suggested you limit your gift to under $30.

*Please do not wrap gifts.

*Whenever possible include a gift receipt.

Thanks for making the holidays brighter for families in need! Any questions? Email




Special Parent Program

Special Parent Program: Consent – How to Have Age-Appropriate Conversations with Your Children

The District 181 Foundation is hosting a workshop led by experts from Robert Crown who will provide advice on how to have age-appropriate conversations with your child about consent and control over their bodies.

These one-hour presentations will be tailored to specific age groups. Register at

Grades K-4
Tuesday, Nov 19, 7pm
HMS – Room 113 (near main entrance)

Grades K-4
Wednesday, Nov 20, 9:00am
The Community House

Grades 5-8
Wednesday, Nov 20, 10:30am
The Community House

Wednesday, Nov 20, 7:00pm
HMS – Room 113 (near main entrance)

7th and 8th Grade Boy’s Basketball Tryouts 11/18 & 11/19

There will be boy’s basketball tryouts held for any interested 7th and 8th grade boys on Monday Nov. 18 and Tuesday Nov. 19 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. you need to have a current sports physical and have a signed Agreement to Participate on file with our school nurse Mrs. Youngman.  See Mr. Piper for info or if you missed the informational meeting.  If you have any questions, please click HERE to email Mr. Piper.

Beginning a Successful Transition to HC 11/19

Calling all 8th Grade Parents!

Hinsdale Central High School will be hosting an informational session for parents of students considering attendance at Hinsdale Central as freshmen in the 2020-2021 school year. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hinsdale Central Auditorium.

Principal Bill Walsh, Director of Guidance Jennifer Regnier  and Assistant Principal Jessica Hurt will discuss placement and registration timelines and share best practices for a successful transition.

All potential future freshman parents welcome!

CHMS Book Fair Starts 11/20

Come support our school at the CHMS Book Fair! It’s a great time to buy holiday gifts!

The Book Fair will be open:
November 20 – 23 (during school hours)
November 25 (2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.) and  November 26 (8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) during Parent/Teacher conferences.

Students will visit the Book Fair during Language Arts classes on Wednesday, November 20 or Thursday, November 21.

There are still a few volunteer spots open! Please click HERE to sign up!

Questions: Please contact Mrs. Rasmussen or Lauren Inabnit at


A Look Ahead

Monday, Nov 18 

7th and 8th grade boys basketball tryouts 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

CHMS Fall Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

7th and 8th grade boys basketball tryouts 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Orchestra Festival at HCHS  7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22

Book Fair 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 25

Parent Teacher conferences

Book Fair 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov.  26

Parent Teacher conferences

Book Fair 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Upcoming No Student Attendance Days

Monday, Nov. 25 Parent Teacher conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 26 Parent Teacher conferences

Wednesday Nov. 27-Friday Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Break







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