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 Principal's Message


Hinsdale South Community -

The Winter Athletic Season is off to a great start!

Boys’ Basketball will be competing in the Hinsdale Central Tournament at the Josh Holiday Classic – hosted by York High School, over Winter Break.

Boys’ & Girls’ Bowling are rolling along and competing in many invites in the month of December.

The Hinsdale South Wrestlers are gearing up for a busy winter.  They will be competing at the  Hinsdale Central Whitlatch Tournament over Winter Break.

Boys’ Swimming has been working hard in the pool to prepare for their season.  They will be competing in both the Bloomington Invite & the Lincoln Way Invite over Winter Break.  Hinsdale South will be hosting the College Events Swim Meet on Saturday, January 10.

Please visit the Hinsdale South Athletics page for complete schedules.

Stephanie Palmer
Hinsdale South High School   

 Hornet Happenings



AP (Advanced Placement) Parent Night is January 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Those interested in finding out more about AP courses should attend this informative meeting.

Course registration for the 2015-2016 school year will take place at the end of January and early February.  All current freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have an individual meeting with his/her counselor.  Don’t forget to attend this important appointment!


Semester exams will take place January 13, 14 and 15, 2015.



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.

Everyone is welcome to attend the following Drama/Speech programs.
Unscripted: Hinsdale South's Improve Show will be Thursday December 18 at 7:00PM
Speech Team Showcase Saturday, December 20 9AM 
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  Tuesday January 6 7:00PM
All performances are held in the Auditorium


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.

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