Inspiring Excellence: A Look Back at Quarter 1

The Hinsdale High School Teachers association aims to inspire excellence everyday. Take a look at the teachers that were recognized locally and nationally during the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Quarter 1 2015-2016 Collage

  • August 2015: The Illinois Council on Teaching a Foreign Language selected Mary Zaleski and Cherie Lodl from Hinsdale South and Tanya Wallery from Hinsdale Central to spend the summer abroad to bring cultural experiences back to their students.






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  • September 10, 2015: Hinsdale South teacher Kristin Wimsatt hosted a college application workshop for students and parents to learn how to write high-impact admissions essays.

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  • September 25, 2015: In conjunction with the League of Women Voters, Jessica Hurt and the Hinsdale Central Social Studies department organized a voter registration drive to cultivate civic values and promote participation in the democratic process.




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  • October 1, 2015: Retired Hinsdale Central Guidance Counselor and swim coach Carol Bobo was inducted to the Hinsdale Central High School Foundation’s Hall of Fame.

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  • October 2, 2015: Transition Center teacher Heather Riggs was recognized for the program’s student-run handmade card business. Students take the lead in determining what to sell, designing and constructing cards, selling, and filling orders. All profits fund social outings for young adults at the Transition Center.


  • October 7, 2015: Hinsdale South’s Emily Polacek held the first meeting of SHAPE, which creates opportunities for Advanced Placement students to enhance their experiences in academically rigorous courses. Mr. Mike Holland, HSHS’ Director of Counseling and Mr. Paul Paeh, HSHS Social Studies Teacher shared tips on how to be successful in AP classes.