Freaky Friday Tickets On Sale Oct 20-23

Freaky Friday ticket sales begin Oct 20!!!  Send your chid with $12 – tickets will be sold at lunch Monday – Thursday. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 7:30-9:00pm. Volunteers are asked to sign in at 7pm.

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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day: Oct 24

HMS will be participating again this year in “Make a Difference Day” a national day of service sponsored locally by the Volunteer Center of New Trier Township. All HMS students are encouraged to collect items to be donated to participating social service agencies. Read on for details and to help out.  We need volunteers to help supervise sorting on Friday and deliver on Saturday.

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Reserve Your Copy of Wimpy Kid 9 by Oct 29

Support the Book Fair by reserving your copy of Wimpy Kid 9. Order Form due on Wednesday, October 29th. Books will be delivered to homerooms within 5-7 days of the November 9th release date. Cost is $9.71 per book including tax. Checks should be made payable to: Highcrest PTO. Learn more about the Book Fair.

Junior Great Books

Join Junior Great Books

Looking for something different during your child’s lunch period?  The Junior Great Books program runs once a week starting on January 12th and goes for 8 weeks.  Click here for more details and to register.  Want to eat with your child? Volunteer!

Cafeteria Art Beautification Volunteers Needed

Do you like art? The HMS art department is looking for 2 volunteers to hang student art in the cafeteria about 4 times during the school year, starting the 1st week of Nov. Qualifications needed? Adhering velcro and climbing a ladder. Please email if you can assist.


The Book Fair Is Coming: Nov 10-13

Support our Book Fair through volunteering and purchasing books.  Read on for hours and opportunities. Can’t make it to the book fair?  Shop online beginning 11/2!

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Don’t forget your Kids are Key donation!

Our kids love PTO enrichment programs and it’s your donations that fund them. All families that donate receive a ticket for the Kids Are Key Raffle, with autographed Blackhawks gear, a Cubs Dream Day Package, Disney on Ice tickets, gift cards for Lettuce Entertain You and The Rock House and more! Donate today!

Garden Butterfly

Volunteer in the Outdoor Classroom

We are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise the Outdoor Classroom during recess. Please sign up for a shift (or shifts!) by visiting our SignUp Genius List. No gardening experience necessary!

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Upcoming FAN Speakers

Mark your calendars, for two world class speakers brought to you by FAN. Andrew  Solomon PH.D  will speak on Depression on Oct 23 at NT West and Lawrence Steinberg PH. D  will discuss Adolescence on Nov 3 @ ETHS. Please go to FAN’s web site for more details.


Volunteer Opportunities

Come see your middle schooler and get to know the school by volunteering in the Library Media Center and Outdoor Classroom, among other opportunities.

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Freaky Friday Volunteers

Please sign up for Freaky Friday – the first all school, chaperoned party of the year. We need as many parent volunteers as possible to make this a fun and safe event.
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Back to School Checklist – Start Here!

So much to do at the beginning of the school year. We’ve made it easy for you with this handy checklist!