News from the CHMS PTO

Matt Wilhelm Brings His Energy and Anti-Bullying Message

Thank you to the District 181 Foundation in conjunction with the HMS and CHMS PTO’s for bringing Matt Wilhelm to speak at both middle schools.  On Tuesday, October 29, the X-Game gold-medalist and BMX bike trickster Matt Wilhelm brought his anti-bullying and resilience message to CHMS.  Students were encouraged to embrace their uniqueness and that of others. “Everyone has their own gifts and talents,” he said. He also talked about the myth of “overnight success” and said that hard work, grit and determination are keys to success.  Students left the assembly energized and empowered knowing they could use the power of words to uplift, encourage, and support one another.

Parent Teacher Conferences

You are now able to schedule your student(s)’ Parent-Teacher mini-conference(s) through Skyward Family Access. Mini-conferences are times for you to check in with your child’s individual teachers for about five minutes apiece. These mini-conferences will be held on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. Sign-up for mini-conferences will close Friday, November 15.

Please Note:

  1. Unlike in our elementary schools, these mini-conferences are elective; they are not mandatory.

  2. This year we are offering more mini-conference options. You will sign up on Skyward for a session when all teachers will be available to meet in the Gym/Cafeteria.  You can use that time to see your child(ren)’s teachers.

  3. Team conferences will only be scheduled by grade level teams when they feel it is necessary.

  4. If a team conference is requested for your child, you do not need to sign up for mini-conferences.


  • Login to your Skyward Family Access:

  • Click on the Conferences tab

  • Select All Conferences to view what is available for your student

  • Click on “Select a Time”

  • The list of time slots that are open will appear. Click the Select button to reserve a spot. A confirmation will appear with the conference details. To confirm click Save or else click Back to select a different one. A confirmation email will be sent.

  • To view conferences you have manually scheduled or an instructor has scheduled click on View Scheduled Times.

Thank you!

Scheduling issues? Please contact Student Services, Mrs. Adrienne Renwick click HERE.  Technical issues? Click HERE.

CHMS Musical Willy Wonka Jr.

The musical Willy Wonka, Jr. will be presented November 7-9  at CHMS. Ticket sales will run Tuesday, Oct. 29 through Nov. 8 and may be purchased during lunch periods or in the office.   Tickets will also be available at the door and our box office table will be set up 30 minutes prior to each performance.

All tickets cost $10 and are general admission seating. Show dates/times are:

Thursday, November 7  – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8  – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 9 – 7:00 p.m.

Updated Clubs & Activities

Please see the updated list of Clubs & Activities here.  It’s not too late to join (even if the club has already started).  There are over 40 different clubs & activities for students to be involved.

Click HERE to see the list.

Stock the Lounge

Thanks to all of the generous parents that helped “Stock the Lounge” for the CHMS staff this month.  The teachers and staff appreciated all the goodies.  What a great and unexpected surprise! Take a look at what the teachers saw when they walked in the lounge:


Spirit Lunch Friday 11/8

This is a reminder that Spirit Lunch is this Friday 11/8. Home Run Inn will provide chicken tenders, potato chips, chocolate chip cookie and water for all students that are signed up for Spirit Lunches. Any questions, contact

November PTO Meeting 11/14

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 14. We will start at 9:00 a.m. with our general PTO business. At approximately 9:25, a panel of Hinsdale Central parents will share their “Tips & Strategies for Hinsdale Central Class Selection, Activities & More.” All parents are welcome and 8th grade parents are encouraged to come and learn from parents who have recently experienced the transition of their children from CHMS to HCHS.

Yearbook and/or Graduation Robes Order by 11/22

The deadline to order a 2019-20 yearbook and/or a 2020 8th grade graduation robe is fast approaching.  The deadline to purchase these items online is Friday, November 22, 2019.

Please double-check your skyward account:, under the fee management tab to see if you have already purchased these items.  If you have not yet purchased a yearbook ($20.00) (all grades) or a graduation robe ($19.25) (8th grade only), you can log back into skyward:   Once you logged in, go to the fee management tab.  To the right of the student’s name, click “add a fee”.  You will then see a list of fees to choose from.  After you have added all the items you want, click on “Purchase”.  This will take you to Schoolpay where you can pay and complete the transaction.

If you have any questions, please call the Administrative Center at 630-861-4900.

A Look Ahead

Monday, Nov. 4.

GBB vs. Churchville – 7th home , 8th away
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6
GBB vs. Blackhawk – 7th away , 8th home
3:30 p.m.-5:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 7
CHMS Musical Willy Wonka Jr.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8
CHMS Musical Willy Wonka Jr.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Eagle Cafe Spirit Lunch
Home Run Inn Chicken Tenders
Saturday, Nov. 9
CHMS Musical Willy Wonka Jr.
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.




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