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 Principal's Message


Hinsdale South Community -

The Winter Athletic Season is off to a great start!

Hinsdale South hosted a Girls Basketball Tip Off that began on November 20 and will conclude Thanksgiving weekend.

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

Girls’ Gymnastics will be hosting an 8 team meet at the Hornet Invite on November 26  beginning at 5:00 pm.

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

The Hinsdale South Wrestlers are gearing up for a busy winter.  They will be competing at the Barrington High School Invite over Thanksgiving Break and 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

Eisenhower Jr.High Sports Booster/Choir Boosters Craft Fair
Come and support the EJH Sports Boosters and Choir Boosters. Helping our communities children reach their goals.
Craft & Vendor Show
Saturday, December 6
Eisenhower Jr. High
1410 75th Street
10AM - 4PM
Holiday Music and raffle prizes!
Fun activities for kids! 
For all the information just click here.
Hinsdale South's Post Prom
Join the friends and family from Hinsdale South's Post-Prom Committee for two Holiday Shopping Days to benefit Post Prom.
Get all the information for this Holiday Shopping by clicking here.



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.

Post Prom Fundraiser
TO:    All friends, families and supporters of Hinsdale South High School's Post Prom
WHAT:   Post Prom Invites you to Culvers, Darien. 
DATE:   Tuesday, December 2 from 4PM - 7PM. 
Thank you for supporting the Post Prom.  Click here for the coupon and bring it along. 
Messages from our Guidance Department
December 4, 2014 - Eighth Grade Family Information Night/Activities Fair 7:00-9:00PM.  Hear a presentation from your son/daughters school counselor and learn about all of the course, activities and athletics at Hinsdale South.
Counselors will be meeting with freshmen students in English I Academic Reading to have an initial discussion about college and the importance of doing well in high school the first week in December. 
Counselors will be meeting with juniors the week of December 8 to discuss post high school plans.  Students will become familiar with the "college search" feature on the Family Connection website.  


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.

Congratulations Speech Team


We had another successful weekend at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island for Novice and Huntley High School for Varsity on Saturday, November 15.  The following students broke into the final round at their respective tournament. Each tournament hosted over 20 schools.  



Olivia Romaine was Grand Champion in Dramatic Interpretation. 

Marco Bucio and Abby Overmann placed 3rd in Dramatic Duet Acting.

Briana Giese placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation.

Mary Ann Tharian placed 5th in Informative Speaking.



Charles Thuruthiyil was Grand Champion in Poetry.

Joe Kluge and David Petrak placed 3rd in Dramatic Duet Acting.

Serena Patel placed 5th place in Original Oratory.

Grace Govostis placed 5th place in Original Comedy.

Amelia Manley was a finalist in the final round of Prose.

David Petrak and Lizzie O'Neill placed 1st in Humorous Duet Acting in the 'next-in' final round.

Serena Patel placed 3rd in the in Oratorial Declamation in the 'next-in' final round.  


We are headed to Thornton High School for Varsity and Schaumburg High School for Novice Saturday, November 22.




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