Good news


Mental Health America has announced that Edward-Elmhurst Health has been awarded the 2022-23 Platinum Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health. The Bell Seal is a first-of-its-kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.

Edward-Elmhurst Health, which has more than 8,000 team members, is a fully integrated healthcare delivery system that includes Edward-Elmhurst Health Center and Immediate Care in Hinsdale.


These Hinsdale students earned a spot on the dean’s list or equivalent at their respective colleges and universities for the spring 2023 semester.

• Samantha Fuller, Elmhurst University

• Jadyn Ginther, Elmhurst University

• Kathleen Ryndak, Elmhurst University

• Michael Spitzer, Illinois Wesleyan University


Several PTOs made gifts to Community Consolidated Elementary District 181 schools, including eight toward individual school’s 2023-24 budgets.

• Monroe School PTO, $159,195

• Walker School PTO, $104,400

• Oak School PTO, $80,745

• Elm School PTO, $62,500

• Prospect School PTO, $54,900

• Clarendon Hills Middle School PTO, $49,600

Hinsdale Middle School PTO, $46,700

• The Lane School PTO, $46,620

The Madison School PTO donated $13,095 for additional swings and a gaga pit for the playground.

At its June 26 meeting, the District 181 board also accepted a gift of $7,500 from the D181 Foundation for teachers to attend professional development this summer and $3,487 for the living classroom lesson and curriculum, $2,750 from Mark Ferguson for musical instruments and audio equipment for HMS and $435 from Girl Scout Troop No. 56415 for a Royal Star magnolia tree at Madison.


HCS Family Services received a grant of $25,000 from DuPage County as part of a $500,000 allotment to food pantries.

The board gave the same 22 pantries a total of $1 million in November 2022.


In March, Hinsdale Central’s Wilbert Chu and Sebastian Attlan participated in the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad, which is a six-question, nine-hour essay/proof exam that is administered over the course of two days. It is open to students who earn top scores on the American Mathematics Competitions test for individuals in grades 12 and below and the American Invitational Mathematics Examination.

Chu received a bronze award for placing among the top 18 percent in the nation, while Attlan received an honorable mention for his overall score.

A team from Central excelled in the online Purple Comet Math Competition. This team, which was made up of students Aarav Mittal, Sebastian Attlan, Jiming Chen and Alexander Jiang, place second in Illinois, 39th out of 345 in the country and 48th out of 603 in the world.