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 Principal's Message


Hinsdale South Community -







Hornet football is 6-2!  Our outstanding coaches, focused team, and incredibly supportive fans are making for a real exciting season this year. Come out and support the Hornets.  The team will tell you that the fans make a huge difference in their performance. The team really appreciates the extra boost that an excited, supportive crowd of fans gives them.  So, don’t hesitate to join in the fun of supporting the Hornets to another victory!



Stephanie Palmer
Hinsdale South High School   

 Hornet Happenings

District 86 Leadership Conference


On Tuesday, September 30 over 150 freshmen and sophomore students participated in the annual District 86 Leadership Conference at Ashton Place.  These underclassman students were nominated by their coaches and club sponsors.  Both South and Central J. Kyle Braid students led our underclassmen in leadership activities.  Big thanks to JKB sponsor Kim Johnson as well as Central JKB sponsors Chris Wilbur and Brian Griffin for a well-organized event. 




Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing will take place at South on Wednesday, November 26.  See Mr. Morgan in the Counseling Office to sign-up next week. ASVAB testing will help you identify your skills and interest in a variety of areas.


Counselors will be meeting with sophomores for a career exploration lesson on Family Connection Website the week of November 3.


TCD explore day will take place November 13th.  This is for students interested in learning more about the programs at TCD.


The Hinsdale South Post Prom will be hosting a Fall Craft Show, November 8 in the Hinsdale South Cafeteria from 9AM - 3PM.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this craft show click here and view/print the rules & regulations and click here to apply.




The athletic/activities bus will leave the school at 6:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday and Friday.  Students will load the bus outside by the gym entrance. Please remind your student that they will need their student ID to ride the late bus and the driver will drop them off at a stop near their home.
The early bird routes run Monday – Friday and students that need to get to school for a class or early activity may ride the bus.  Students should be out at the bus stop 5 minutes before the route begins and will need their student ID to ride the bus.  Please review the Bus Route in order to determine which route works best for your student.


Check-in procedures

We would like to make sure that when you arrive at Hinsdale South, you know what you need to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring with you a state issued photo ID card and present it at the greeter’s desk upon entering the building. 


Visitor Parking


Visitor parking is available in the front circle drive and across Clarendon Hills Road in the stadium lot.  We ask that you please utilize the parking spaces facing Clarendon Hills Road and in the angled spaces up near the school in order to leave the drives open for traffic.  This is extremely important before and after school hours.  If you are here to drop something off during the school day and there are no spaces available, please feel free to park along the curb near the school.  We ask that any vehicles parked along the curb be moved before the end of the school day to alleviate any traffic concerns.  Please refrain from parking in the staff/student lots.


Drop-Off Procedures


Traffic before and after school can get hectic.  Please use the driving areas area around the school to drop-off students.  Students may enter the building through the main entrance or the gym entrance doors.

Buses will drop-off and pick-up students in the circle drive loading zone off Clarendon Hills Road.  Students may enter the building through the Main Entrance. 


Cell Phone Use  

(1) All cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a school zone

(2) All cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a highway construction zone

(3) All cell phone use is prohibited if you are a novice driver

(4) Handheld cell phone use is prohibited while driving in Illinois. All Illinois drivers are prohibited from texting.

The class of 2016 is selling Entertainment Books as a fundraiser.  Please consider buying a book for $25 and supporting the Class of 2016.  These savings coupons contain a wide variety of stores, entertainment, and restaurants. There are over 400 pages of savings. A sample of stores include: Babies "R" Us, Buy Buy Baby, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Office Depot, Office Max, Joann Fabrics, Carson's Sears, Jewel, Five Below, Ulta, Payless, Claire's, Yankee Candle, Famous Footwear, Men's Warehouse, Loft, H & M, New York Company, HHGregg, Rue 21, Eddie Bauer, Christopher Banks, Party City, Michaels and more.  Restaurant samples include: Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin Donuts, Rain Forest Cafe, Cold Stone Creamery, Jamba Juice, Buca Di Beppo, and more; Entertainment samples include, Marcus and Regal Theatres, Chicago Wolves, Magic Waters Water Park and more.   
If you would like to purchase a book contact Ms. Vicino - or 630-468-4287.

Hinsdale South High School Foundation Grant  2014

The Hinsdale South High School Foundation is now taking applications for the Fall 2014 grant cycle. Deadline for applications is November 21, 2014.

Faculty:  Is there a professional growth experience that you would like to do this summer or next fall?  Is there an "out of school" experience in which you would like your students to participate?   Are there classroom materials that would increase student achievement in your curricular area (not hardware)?  The Hinsdale South Foundation is now accepting applications for the mini-grants program. If you have a curricular or professional growth need, please apply by November 21, 2014.

Students:  Is there an educational experience in which you would like to participate this summer or next fall but you don't have the funds?   Such experiences would include workshops and camps at universities or other high schools, leadership training, and foreign experiences.  The Hinsdale South foundation is now accepting applications to help you fund such experiences.  Please apply by November 21 2014.


Grant Application



Hinsdale South's Child Care & Development class will be running a preschool program as part of our course curriculum.  This year the program will be offered during the spring semester. This program is available to children who are three to five years of age, but not yet in kindergarten.  Children must be potty trained.  Preschool will run on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:50am-11:30am. The program will run for approximately 7 weeks starting at the beginning of April.


To view the letter click here, the information sheet here, and the enrollment form click here.

Hinsdale South High School | 7401 S. Clarendon Hills Road | Darien, Illinois 60561 | Phone: (630) 468-4000 | Attendance Line: (630) 468-4555