Q2 Make A Difference Awards Announced


The PTO’s Make A Difference Committee would like to announce the Quarter 2 winners of the Make A Difference Award.  Please congratulate these special staff members who go above the call of duty for their students and parents!  The committee received many nominations submitted by students, teachers and parents.

Chris Billie – English

Matthew Goeke – Music and Band

Alisha McCloud – Latin

Kristine Pohlman – Spanish

Janeen Tomas – Math

Wendy Zu – Computer Science

Save the Date: “The Opioid Epidemic” Presentation


What: “The Opioid Epidemic”, presented by Dr. Richard Jorgensen (DuPage County Coroner’s Office), Robert Berlin (DuPage County State’s Attorney), Tim Ryan (Nationally Acclaimed Addiction Expert and Recovery Advocate), and Matthew Quinn (Clinician from Rosecrance Treatment Center)

When: Wednesday February 7th, 6:30 PM

Where: CHMS Gym

This evening will include information on the opioid epidemic in DuPage County, signs and symptoms of addiction, early intervention and prevention strategies, current local statistics, and what is being done to address this epidemic. Also, Tim Ryan will be sharing his personal story of addiction and what he is doing now to combat this growing epidemic. Robert Crown will also be on site sharing resources to parents.


College Planning Workshop


Save the date for the PTO-sponsored College Planning Workshop, (CPW) formerly Interview SkillsWorkshop.

Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend to participate in a mock college interview as well other college preparation breakout sessions.  More details in the coming months!

Holiday Breakfast — Thank You to our Volunteers


The Annual Holiday Breakfast for Hinsdale Central teachers and staff was a resounding success! A beautifully decorated room, fabulous food, and wonderful music provided by students created a festive and fun experience. We’d like to thank our co-chairs, Fatima Hussain and Mariana Geibel, for organizing the breakfast. Thank you, also, to parents who donated food, decorations, and time to the event. We could not have done it without you!

Q2 Make A Difference Award Nominations


At Hinsdale Central, many staff members offer special help and reach out in kindness to those around them. They teach classes, advise clubs and coach teams that excite the students. If you know a teacher, coach, counselor or other staff member who makes a difference, please nominate them for an award.

Anyone can make a nomination. The PTO presents 6 Make A Difference Awards per quarter. The awards include our thanks with a personalized certificate and a $50 restaurant gift card. Nominations received by Friday, Dec. 15th  will be considered for the second quarter Make A Difference Awards.

Contact Cristen Orput or Effie Stojka with questions at makeadifference@hcpto.org.

Register Now for the HC PTO


We are now collecting HC PTO membership dues for the 2017-2018 school year.

Register NOW

Think you already paid your PTO dues? Check the list of families who have already paid PTO dues through Friday, November 17. 

In addition to complete access of the online directory, your membership will help to support some of the many events and activities that the PTO funds, including scholarships for students, enrichment activities, support for families in need, and staff and student appreciation events.

Questions? Contact Suzanne Wychocki at President@hcpto.org

Does Your Red Devil Have Too Many Tests on One Day?


If your student is overwhelmed because they have too many tests scheduled on the same day they have the option of requesting to reschedule the tests. A student should download the Request to Reschedule an Exam Form fill it out, have their teacher sign it, parent sign it, and sign it themselves.

The form should then be submitted to the Deans’ Office for final approval.

Please be sure your student reads the form and follows the procedures required.

This is an option for all tests, not just final exams.