Graduation Notices

Interested in submitting a graduation notice to The Clarendon Courier ?

For their June 4 issue, the courier is offering parents the opportunity to print graduation notices for eighth-grade, high-school and college graduates.

The cost is $99 per insertion, with discounts applicable for parents of multiple graduates.

Please include a photo of the graduate, along with his or her name and school.  A message of up to 40 words may also be submitted.

Parents should submit materials to Mike Ellis,

Submissions are due by Friday, May 29.  
Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020 Link Information

If you are interested in watching the Virtual Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2020 that was held on May 21 at 7:00 p.m. please use this link: Class of 2020 - Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Locker Clean Out Information

We are in the process of organizing a safe time for students to schedule a time to enter the building to clear out their academic and PE lockers in June and/or July if they choose. Students can leave their belonging in their lockers until school resumes in the fall. More information on this will be coming out shortly.  
Seniors PushCoin Balance Information

We will be issuing refund checks to all seniors with a positive PushCoin balance next month. If the graduating senior has a younger sibling, the parent can transfer the balance to the sibling if they prefer. That will need to be done by June 5 th . Any remaining balances after June 5 th will automatically be refunded via check.

There is a function in PushCoin where the parent can request a refund, but that is not necessary for the graduating seniors.
Text Book Buy Back Information and Fee Waiver Book Returns

With the closing out of the 2019-2020 school year, we wanted to make sure all students had an option to return their textbooks. 

If you purchased your textbooks through MBS, our textbook supplier, please utilize their Online Buyback program. Students/families can log-in to the MBS bookstore ( ), and click “Sell Books.” Please complete a quote, print it out and state that the shipment will be sent back to MBS. You will be provided a prepaid shipping label and can drop the package at any UPS location. Please note that the quote is only valid for 14 days after generated. If textbooks are not returned within that 14-day window from when the quote is printed, students/families will need to log-in and generate a new quote.

For a “how to” Online BuyBack video – please click here:

If you have any questions regarding this process, please reach out to MBS Customer Service at 1-800-325-3252.
All returning students who have books purchased and provided by the district can return them in the fall when school resumes.

 MBS understands that students will be selling books back later than usual because of the situation we are in with school closings.   
Distribution Information for the El Diablo Yearbook

El Diablo – Yearbooks! The El Diablo staff worked very hard remotely to finish up this year’s yearbook!!! They are all so excited for you to see it! Current Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will be contacted this summer with a date to pick up their yearbooks if they purchased one once it is safe to do so at school – it might have to wait until the first day of school this Fall – look for more info to come! We will not be able to sell any yearbooks until all students who have purchased a yearbook receive theirs – more info to come on that in the fall as well.  
Important Chromebook and Account Information for Seniors

Graduating seniors will have full ownership of their Chromebooks; shortly after graduation, the IT department will be removing the devices from the D86 Google admin console and the devices will function without any restrictions in place (devices will need to be restarted in order to clear the restrictions).

On Friday, July 31, 2020, District 86 Google accounts and email accounts for graduating seniors/non-returning students will be deactivated. After July 31, 2020 students will no longer be able to access their District 86 Google and email accounts, and the files/messages contained within will be deleted.

If students would like to transfer their District 86 Google Drive files to a personal Google account, they should visit the following website while logged into their school account and follow the instructions: . Important emails should be forwarded to a personal email account as well.
This feature will be enabled during Graduation Week and will be available until Friday, July 31, 2020.
For a complete explanation of the process, please visit this support article from Google.
Please note : If students are using their account on any third party sites or services (i.e. College Board, Dropbox, Pandora, Twitter, etc.), students should make sure they change their contact/login information at each of those sites and services before July 31, 2020. After this date, they will no longer be able to receive notifications/log into these services.
To see which services have been linked to a District 86 Google account, visit the “Third party apps with account access” and “Signing in with Google” portions of the Google Security page for your District 86 account at .
Senior Final Transcript Request

Seniors received an email asking them to complete our online survey to indicate their post-secondary plans and request their final high school transcript. The form can be found at Hinsdale Central Class of 2020 Post-Secondary Plans & Final Transcript Request . It is important that ALL seniors complete this short survey. Transcripts will be sent in early June. Please reach out to your counselor if you have any questions or still need to discuss you post-secondary options. 
2020-2021 Registration Information

New Students Registration (students transferring in from an outside district or incoming freshman that have not gone through course selection):

Returning Student Registration (all returning students and incoming freshman that have already completed course selection):

If you have questions regarding Registration, please reach out to our Registrar Ms. LaTonya Shumate at 630-570-8148 or
2020-2021 Schedule Change Requests

Students who would like to request a change to a course they requested for the 20-21 academic year when they met with their counselor in January/February may now do so by completing our Schedule Change Request Form . These requests will be processed on a space available basis by date of request. We will do our best to accommodate your request, but our schedule is tight and some changes will not be available. Please note that this is not a level change request. You cannot request to move to a higher level course than you were originally recommended for. If this is something you are interested in, you must first reach out to the Department Chair and they will notify us if the request is approved before we would look at availability. Please reach out with any questions! 
Summer Reading 2020

Need a break from Netflix? Rediscover your love of reading this summer with the perfect social-isolation activity: binge-reading. Your teachers have hand-selected for you a list of 40 books that will help you escape, make you laugh, or cry, or think. The lists are divided into book lists for each grade level, but feel free to choose any book on any list that you finding interesting.  And once you finish one book, you’ll probably want to go back to the list to find another title. You can find the book lists (and links to book trailer videos) here and descriptions of all the books in a slide deck here
Summer Math Packets

In order to ensure that students are fully prepared for math class in fall with all of the essential prerequisite skills, we have prepared summer math packets to keep skills fresh over the summer. To access these packets, CLICK HERE , and download the packet that corresponds to the math class students are taking next year. Once students work through the problems, they can check their answers using the solutions we posted there as well. Tutorial links are provided if students struggle with particular skills. 
Any questions regarding the summer review packet can be directed to Kurt Vonnahme, Mathematics Department Chair, at 630-570-8420 or
Future Ready Facilities

In cooperation with Pepper Construction and ARCON Architects, Hinsdale District 86 and Hinsdale Central provide you with access to our construction EarthCam AI-Edited Time Lapse camera ( ). We hope you enjoy the opportunity to see the ongoing construction that brings Future Ready Facilities to our campus.