New Voters:

Seniors: As you may know, there is an election coming up that is critical to the future of the country. Please participate in utilizing your civic right to vote by using the link: https://www.new-voters.org/il/hinsdale if you are of age before November 3, 2020.
National African American Recognition Program Recipients Announced

Hinsdale Central is pleased to recognize the following student for being selected for the College Board National African American Recognition Program:
Moses Yawe
National Hispanic Recognition Program Recipients Announced

Hinsdale Central is pleased to recognize the following students for being selected for the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program:

Alonso Guerrero
Jacob Marquez
Melanie Quinones
John River
Maria River
District 86 & Parent Teacher Network Presents: Signs of Depression During COVID 19

Robert Agnoli, clinical director at the Community House

● Wednesday, October 28th, 7 - 8pm Presentation/ 8 - 8:30 pm
Question and answers
Young Community Changemakers (YC2): Become a Changemaker

Young Community Changemakers (YC2) is a leadership development program for current juniors and seniors designed to educate and empower local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists — those who give their time, talent and treasure for the common good. YC2 is sponsored by Community Memorial Foundation and designed around a shared vision that young people need opportunities to develop the skills to befuture leaders and stewards of our community. Curricula encourages students to explore our local community and its social needs; learn about philanthropic theory; and engage in organizational evaluation and grant making. At the end of the program, students collectively award up to $30,000 of Foundation funding to local nonprofit organizations that further the mission and vision of Community Memorial Foundation. Applications are due by Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5:00PM. Learn more and apply at cmfdn.org/yc2.
Last Picture Retake Day and Student Portraits are Ready!

School Photo update:
Hinsdale Central's portraits are ready to view and order!
Just follow these easy steps to look up your photos:
1. Go to vipis.com
2. Type in your school
3. Click on “School portraits”
4. Enter your student’s information

You may now have the option to pick your yearbook/composite photo. Be sure to do so before it is automatically selected for you.

Please contact VIP with any questions at support@vipis.com
 
**If you did NOT have your school portrait taken in September, there is one last chance! The last make-up photo date is Fri. Oct. 30 from 8-3 in room 216. No appointment necessary. Please enter through the main entrance off of Grant Street wearing a mask and your School ID/lanyard**
Booster Membership Drive

Hinsdale Central Boosters is a registered 501(c)3 charitable parent run organization. We provide financial support to numerous clubs, athletic teams and art programs at Hinsdale Central through our annual grants. Over the last five years our donations have totaled almost $220,000. 
 
Typically a Booster membership would entitle you to free admission to all regularly scheduled home athletic events. Depending on the level selected, your membership will come with some cool HCHS swag like blankets, umbrellas or stadium chairs. This year, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has mandated an adjusted sports schedule and no spectators will be allowed at sporting events. While we are all disappointed, we hope that you will still consider supporting Boosters through your Membership and/or donations so we may continue to support the Arts, Activities and Athletics at HCHS.
 
You can donate or become a member through our website www.theboosters.com or via your HCHS PushCoin account. We wish you and your student the best for a safe and successful school year!
  
The HCHS Booster Board store.hinsdale86.org/
 
·      Activity & Arts Recipients – Post Prom, Habitat for Humanity, Science Olympiad, Band, Drama Club, Robotics Club, Forensics, Business Professionals of America, Pommers, Red Devil Mascot Costume, 5 Star Student Activity App, United Club, International Club, Ecology Club, Spanish Club & Freshman Orientation….just to name a few!
·      Athletic Recipients – Girls Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Football, Track, Cross Country, Wrestling, Swimming, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Water Polo, Baseball and a new sound system…just to name a few!
 
It’s ALWAYS a GREAT day to be a RED DEVIL!
COVID -19 Exposure Procedures and Guidance for Parents

The health and well-being of our community remains a top priority. Our District is committed to being as prepared as possible and thus provides the following updates on our health procedures. Access the Health Service COVID-19 web site for more information on the IDPH COVID-19 Exclusion Guidance that is in effect for any student who is:
  • EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOM
  • TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
  • EXPOSED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEONE WITH COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
  • EXPOSED TO SOMEONE SUSPECTED OF HAVING COVID-19
  • EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Technology Help Desk

Students having difficulty with technology, should contact the Hinsdale Central Tech Help Desk at helpdesk@hinsdale86.org or call 630-655-6180. The IT staff can help students reset passwords or repair Chromebooks as well as many other tech issues.