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Students in District 181 have demonstrated exceptional creativity and generosity this school year with the help of grants from the District 181 Foundation. All District students are encouraged to apply for a KIDS (Kids Initiating a Difference in Society) Grant for up to $150 to make their ideas a reality for the benefit of the local and world-wide community.
Hinsdale Middle School students recently performed a concert for families, friends, and guests. The sixth, seventh and eighth grade orchestras and Chamber Strings musicians played nine total pieces, ranging from Vivaldi’s “Winter” to “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. Teacher Gretchen Pearson led the nearly 80 musicians.
All community members are invited to attend the Hinsdale Middle School musical “Little Mermaid Jr.” Shows will be Thursday, December 4 at 7pm, Friday, December 5 at 7pm, and Saturday, December 6 at 2pm and 7pm.
On November 10, the Community Consolidated School District 181 Board of Education recognized 21 students for their success in local, regional, state and national competitions.
Students at Hinsdale Middle School were put to the challenge of decorating doors in their building during Red Ribbon Week to show their support for being drug free and raised more than $300 for the school's DARE Program.
All community members are being invited to attend the next event in the Family Education Series - “Joyful Learning” with Dr. Paula Kluth - on either Monday, November 17 at HMS (7pm) or Tuesday, November 18 at The Community House (9:30am). Visit www.d181.org > Learning > Family Education Series to register today.
Residents of District 181 are invited to register for the District’s Preschool / Early Childhood Education Program. The program is a blended classroom for 3-5 year-old students with and without disabilities. Classes are held at Oak School (950 S. Oak Street, Hinsdale) and run Monday through Friday. Afternoon slots are available for three and four year-old children.
As a way to blend the fiction in the book “Every Soul a Star” (author Wendy Mass) and the non-fiction of astronomy, Clarendon Hills Middle School sith grade Language Arts teachers welcomed a special guest to speak with students on November 3 - Jim Hopkins of the Naperville Astronomical Association.
On October 30, twenty Monroe School students completed peer mediation basic training.
On Tuesday, October 28, Prospect School students visited the National Museum of Mexican Art on a field trip as part of their Spanish class. Students were surprised to see Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was there with his staff to tour the exhibit, and kindly agreed to take pictures with the fifth graders.