American Psychological Association publishes Emily Polacek, South social studies teacher


Polacek created an interactive lesson that helps facilitate understanding and mastery of APA citation style, a crucial skill for students as they research and write. This innovative and creative lesson is scaffolded, easily integrated into…

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Ask an expert: social studies teacher Whitney Wilda featured in The Hinsdalean


Ms. Whitney Wilda, social studies teacher and literacy interventionist at Hinsdale Central, was featured in The Hinsdalean for her approach to teaching women’s history in her civics class. Rather than limit this aspect simply to…

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Erin Palmer, Central yearbook adviser, receives community recognition for work with journalism students


The Hinsdalean featured Palmer’s work with journalism students during the pandemic citing her inventiveness in ensuring the yearbook made it to publication last spring as well as her dedication to empowering student voices and leadership.

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Ms. Christy Brodell earns Outstanding Activity Sponsor recognition from Illinois Directors of Student Activities (IDSA)


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Midwest Center for Photography selects Janet Roller-Schmidt’s artwork for its 2021 Juried Exhibition


The Midwest Center for Photography (MWCP) recently selected a photo taken by Hinsdale South art teacher Janet Roller-Schmidt for its 2021 Juried Exhibition. Her architectural photo, titled “Self Park”, was taken while she was shooting…

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