Updates from 86
Weekly news and information from District 86
Conference Presentations
Several members of the special education team from District 86 were asked to share their knowledge and expertise during the Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference that was held in Seattle, Washington Oct. 23-25. Taryn Chrapkowski, Justin Ladas and Stephanie Miller gave a presentation titled "Leveraging Community Partnerships: Creating equitable opportunities utilizing SEL to ensure a seamless transition from high school to a post-secondary setting." Taryn also gave a presentation with Heather Stomberg, which was titled "Using a Multidisciplinary Team to Improve Indicator 13 Compliance and Provide Transition Services and Activities Across Multiple Environments in 9-12 High School Programming." You can access additional information about the conference by visiting http://community.cec.sped.org/dcdt/dcdt-conferences/dcdt-2017.
Judges Wanted
District 86's career and technology education department is looking for individuals who have time and are interested in serving as judges for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) Regional Competition being held on Jan. 10 at Lewis University in Romeoville. BPA is an organization for students who are pursuing careers in business management, information technology, finance, office administration and other related fields. The schools that are scheduled to participate in the competition include Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lyons Township, Westmont and Willowbrook. You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting http://bit.ly/2NsdaEL.
The New York Times
Several students from Erin Palmer's English 2 Honors class at Hinsdale Central had their posts published on the Learning Network website that was created by The New York Times. The daily writing prompt about practicing self-care featured responses from Bhavana Dronamraju, Chloe Garrett and Emily Hu , while Tessa Howe and Jessica Kratka had their responses featured on the picture prompt about living in a big city versus a small town . Y ou can access the daily prompt about practicing self-care by visiting https://nyti.ms/2NmnyO8. You can access the prompt about living in a big city versus a small town by visiting https://nyti.ms/2JDWVmX. You can also access additional information about the Learning Network site by visiting https://nyti.ms/2NaPDtb.
Teacher and Support Staff Member of the Quarter
Hinsdale South named science teacher Dana Sulkson and Stanley Radziewicz from buildings and grounds the teacher and support staff member of the quarter. We congratulate Dana and Stanley on this honor, and thank them for all they do on behalf of the school and our students.
Latin Club
The members of the Hinsdale Central Latin Club showed off their incredible knowledge of Latin and the classical world during their first Certamen gathering of the year with students from Hinsdale South, Lyons Township, Benet Academy and Andrew High School. The students from Central took first place at the novice (Latin I) and lower (Latin II) levels, and tied for first at the upper level (Latin III/IV) with their peers from Hinsdale South. We congratulate everyone from the club and their counterparts from South on these impressive accomplishments.
Dancing with the Chamber Starz
M att Rundell, who is Hinsdale South's school resource officer, and Kathy Lencioni, who is the department chair for social studies, were among the local celebrities who kicked up their heels during the "Dancing with the Chamber Starz" fundraiser that was held on Saturday, Oct. 26. The event, which was hosted by the Hinsdale South Foundation, Darien's Chamber of Commerce and the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, drew hundreds of people and helped raise money for student scholarships. In addition to Matt and Kathy, South was represented at the event by Principal Pokorny Lyp, who served as one of the judges. You can read the story that the Doings Weekly published about the fundraiser by visiting http://bit.ly/337Hzi5.
Marching Band
In an article titled "Marching to the beat of their own drums," Pam Lannom from The Hinsdalean highlights the hard work and effort that goes into every performance by the Hinsdale Central marching band. You can check out the article by visiting http://bit.ly/2PGpzaP. You can also check out a short video of the band prepping for the first football game of the season by visiting http://bit.ly/2pvDTIs.

Photo credit to Jim Slonoff from The Hinsdalean.
Update on Athletics at Central and South
Below is a sampling of the recent honors and accomplishments earned by our sports teams from Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South.

  • The varsity girls swimming and diving team from Central won its conference championship, while the team from South took home several top five finishes and personal bests in its conference championship.

  • Varsity girls cross country from South qualified as a team for State for the first time in the school's history.

  • The varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Central took second place in their respective Sectional tournaments and qualified for State.

  • Julian Watson from South won the Sectional championship for boys cross country and joined teammate Nick Beronio in qualifying for State.

  • The varsity boys soccer team from Central put up a great fight, but ultimately fell to Morton 2-1 in the final for Sectionals. Congratulations to the team on a great season.

  • The varsity boys football team from Central suffered a tough loss to Bolingbrook in the first round of the playoffs. Congratulations to the team on an outstanding season.

  • South football players Noah Charters, Marquese Garrett, Jerimiah Kinsey and Eric Suda earned Athletic All-Conference selections from the West Suburban Conference. Charters also joined teammates Michael Colant, Sean Garrity, Kerry Glimco, Joshua Hargrove, Frank Pantoni, Lucas Pitonak, James Ruzicka and Ian Smith in earning All-Conference selections for academics.

  • The Hinsdalean published an article about the varsity girls tennis team from Central taking second place in state, which you can check out by visiting http://bit.ly/2q9yZ3Y.

  • The varsity girls volleyball teams from South and Central won their Regional semifinal matches. While both teams ultimately came up short in their Regional finals, they had great seasons.

We congratulate our student-athletes and coaches on their outstanding achievements.
Peter and the Starcatcher
More than 35 students from Hinsdale Central will be part of the cast, crew and orchestra for the school's fall production of "Peter and the Starcatcher." The play, which is being directed by teacher Susan Jaffe, is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and tells the origin stories of Peter Pan, his crew and Captain Hook.

Performances will be Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. You can purchase tickets by visiting http://bit.ly/337rY2h.
Illinois 5Essentials Survey
District 86 will once again be administering the Illinois 5Essentials Survey to students, certified staff and parents/guardians from Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. 

The online survey was developed by the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research and is derived from the Five Essentials for School Success, which is an evidence-based framework that identifies five factors that can lead to important student outcomes such as improved attendance and significant gains in test scores.

The window for the parent/guardian survey opened on Oct. 24. You can access additional information about this version of the survey by visiting http://bit.ly/368qbMr , and can complete the survey by visiting http://bit.ly/2JjTnWF.
Board Meeting
The next District 86 Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Hinsdale Central. The agenda for this meeting, which will be posted on BoardDocs ( http://bit.ly/2ZqRY6d ) early next week, will include updates on Goals 1 and 5 of the district's strategic plan.

You can access the board meeting schedule for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year by visiting https://d86.hinsdale86.org/domain/235.
Top Tweets
Check out some of the top tweets shared by members of the District 86 community last week. You can follow the district on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/HinsdaleD86  and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/HinsdaleD86/ .