Hinsdale South seeks community input
Updated: October 1, 2012 4:29PM
DARIEN — Principal Brian Waterman said the new year is off to a good start at Hinsdale South High School. But there’s always room for improvement.
To help South be the best it can be, the school is working to form a team made up of members of the community.
“We are excited about the formation of the Community Advisory Team at Hinsdale South,” Waterman said.
Applications are now being accepted from local business owners, educators, South graduates and past, current and future parents to serve as an extension of South’s School Improvement Plan. All applicants should live within South’s enrollment area.
“We have a school improvement team at South,” Waterman said.
The team is made up of department chairs and administrators who constantly evaluate and monitor the school’s programs.
Members of the CAT will add new perspectives to that ongoing evaluation, Waterman said.
“It will eventually consist of 13 local individuals who will offer their perspective of viewing the school from a familiar, but outside, perspective,” Waterman said.
Committee members will meet quarterly during the school day. Waterman said it is imperative to the work of the committee that meetings be held in the school while school is in session. He wants committee members to see the school in action so they can look for ways to improve.
Waterman said he hopes to have the committee in place by mid-September, with the first meeting to be held in late September or early October.
Waterman said the committee not only will improve what goes on inside the school, it also could provide new ways for the school to be part of the surrounding community.
Those interested in being a part of the Community Advisory Team must complete a brief application at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HinsdaleSouth_CAT_Team.
Call Waterman at (630) 468-4210 or Arwen Pokorny Lyp, Assistant Principal for Curriculum, at (630) 468-4213 for more information.
“We really want a good cross-section of our community,” Waterman said.