Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation will give freshmen participants a head start as they enter Hersey. By participating in the orientation day, we are convinced that students will get off to a great start in their new school, earn higher grades, be more likely to be involved in co-curricular activities and have fewer disciplinary issues. For more information, please ---> » Continue Reading


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Summer Technology Help Desk

This summer we will have the Technology Help Desk staffed Monday – Thursday. If students encounter issues with their iPads, they should call 847-718-4901 or stop in for assistance. The Tech Help Desk will generally be staffed from 7:30am to 3:00pm and will be located in the Graphics Lab (enter through door 15). If students were sent an email indicating that they can trade in an older model iPad for a newer one, they should email Peggy Hunt to set up an appointment - peggy.hunt@d214. » Continue Reading

2016 Seniors Should Start Scheduling their Senior Portraits!

PLEASE NOTE: Stuart Rogers is the official portrait photographer of District 214. You may have received information from HR Imaging Partners (Root) Studios to schedule senior portraits. They are not the official photographer, and any portraits taken by this company or ANY outside company will not appear in the yearbook. Our centrally located office in Mount Prospect will be open for Portrait Sessions June 6th. Students log in to schedule their session. For more information ---> » Continue Reading

Teacher Christina Athanasopoulos Receives Teaching Excellence Award!!

Mrs. Athanasopoulos has been chosen to receive the Mary Margaret Moffett Teaching Excellence Award given by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division Two of the American Psychological Association). The award will be presented during the 2015 APA convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The teaching award winners will also be announced in the fall issue of Teaching of Psychology. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Athanasopoulos on this great honor! » Continue Reading

Janet Levin Wins Illinois Journalism Educator of the Year Award!

Congratulations to Janet Levin, Hersey Journalism and English teacher since 1985, winner of the 2015 James Tidwell Award for Illinois Journalism Educator of the Year. The award was announced before her Correspondent staff on April 17, and will be presented formally to Levin at the IHSA State Journalism Meet at Eastern Illinois University on May 1. She also will be recognized as Journalism Educator of the Year at the IJEA All State Luncheon on June 6 in Springfield. » Continue Reading


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Welcome from
the Principal

Gordon Sisson
Welcome to the website for John Hersey High School. John Hersey is a public, four-year comprehensive high school. John Hersey was built in 1967 and serves the communities of Arlington Heights, Prospect Heights and Mt. Prospect. John Hersey is in a northwest suburban district of Chicago (214). Township High School District 214 is a leader in educational excellence consistently ranked among the best districts in the nation. ... » Continue Reading


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