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.

EVENT DATE

Thursday, May 3, 2018

9:00 a.m.

CHAIRPERSONS

Karin Schueler
8coffee@hcpto.org

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.

EVENT DATE

Sunday, January 28, 2018

CHAIRPERSONS

Eden Hill
Amy Thompson
interviewskills@hcpto.org

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.

EVENT DATES

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

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

TEEN MENTAL HEALTH & ILLNESS
Michael Bradley 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018         7-8:30pm 
Thursday, February 22, 2018             9:30-11am

CSS LIAISON
Hala Hindi
d86speaker@hcpto.org

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.

EVENT DATE
Early September

CHAIRPERSONS

Colleen Seiger
freshparties@hcpto.org

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! 

EVENT DATE

Monday, May 21, 2018
Hinsdale Central Auditorium*

*Please note the change of venue from previous year.

CHAIRPERSONS

Sarah Magnesen
panhellenic@hcpto.org