Parents of incoming freshman are invited to an informational and social gathering held each spring. The entire HCHS leadership team will speak on the following topics:

  • Academics
  • Sports
  • Activities
  • Music & Drama

Also you can find out everything about your PTO involvement, volunteer for committees and purchase spirit wear.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

9:00 a.m.


Karin Schueler

The College Planning Workshop has helped hundreds of Hinsdale Central Parents and Students.  The Interviews provide students real-life, first-hand experience with an Admissions Rep, College Alum, Coach or College Department Chair. Following each interview, the student and an interview observer will review the interview, discuss, and practice strategies for improvement

Save the date the annual College Planning Workshop on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

The Hinsdale Central PTO and Guidance Department co-host this event for junior and senior students and their parents.  

The Workshop’s objective is to provide Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to participate in one-on-one interviews with executive recruiters, alum interviewers and industry HR and professionals. The students’ interviews are video-taped and students are allowed to take this tape home to check out for themselves how they did in the process including: answering questions, posture, and body language.  

Students will also participate in 3 breakout sessions focused on the college application process.  The breakout sessions, delivered by college admissions and alumni representatives, include:

  • College Applications, from the Perspective of a College Admissions Rep
  • A Student’s Journey – Finding the Right College Fit 
  • HCHS Senior Student Panel 

The workshop also includes a 90-minute Parent Session.  The session is delivered by a panel of HCHS parents and includes plenty of time for Q&A about the college application process.

The workshop fills up quickly so please register early to guarantee a spot. Registration will open soon. Workshop materials will be provided to registered students in advance of the session.


Sunday, January 28, 2018


Eden Hill
Amy Thompson

The Community Speaker Series Liaison works with members of the community from D181 schools, D86 Administration and the D181 Foundation to coordinate 3-4 events per year.

The events are held at The Community House in Hinsdale and offer both an evening session and a morning session to allow for the largest audience.

Speakers are invited to discuss topics pertinent for high school parents, often with an open forum for discussion afterwards.  Past topics have included drug and alcohol use, peer pressure, bullying and social and emotional learning.


Jessica Lahey
Thursday, November 17, 2017          7-8:30pm
Friday, November 17, 2017               9:30-11am

Michael Bradley 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018         7-8:30pm 
Thursday, February 22, 2018             9:30-11am

Michael Thompson
Tuesday, May 1, 2018                7-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018         9:30-11am

Hala Hindi

Open to all Hinsdale Central Girls to bring their Dads. Faculty and Staff are invited to bring their Dads or Daughters.

  • Spend an evening with your friends, wear your favorite “Party Dress” and create special memories, for both you and your Dad.
  • We have amazing raffle baskets with donations fromZazu, Mani & Pedi, Alexandria Collections, Ten Friends, and many more…
  • Ruth Lake Country Club 6200 S Madison St. Hinsdale, IL 60521
  • Tickets are $50 per person and are available on Hinsdale Central PTO website
  • Evening attire requested, no denim, please.
  • Click Here to view the flyer

Please purchase tickets by Friday, March 2nd.


  • Saturday, March 10th 2018
  • 6:30pm to 10:00pm


Margaret Spitzer

This PTO Committee hosts the incoming Freshman Parent Party at the Community House in early September of every school year. The party is an opportunity to mingle with other new Freshman parents and enjoy an evening of great food and beverages.

This is a great event to help kick off the school year and develop connections with other parents at Hinsdale Central.

Come help organize the incoming Freshman Parent Party for the 2018-2019 school year.

This committee is comprised of volunteers responsible for the planning, organizing and implementing of this wonderful event. Committees for the event include food, beverage, decorations, set up, and guest bartending. Working on this committee allows you to meet new Freshman parents just as your son or daughter is beginning their Hinsdale Central years.

Early September


Colleen Seiger

Event description coming soon

The HC PTO hosts an evening with the Hinsdale Area Panhellenic Alumnae Association to provide information to our graduating senior women and parents. This event includes a panel of current sorority women as well as alumnae who will present and answer questions regarding the sorority recruitment process. All seniors who are considering sorority recruitment at their future colleges and universities will not want to miss this! 


Monday, May 21, 2018
Hinsdale Central Auditorium*

*Please note the change of venue from previous year.


Sarah Magnesen