JHHS Honors Soldiers - Jason Smith

On Veterans Day, we began our mission to help build wounded warrior Jason Smith a handicapped-accessible home. On December 19th, Jason will visit Hersey to speak to students about service leadership, patriotism, and gratitude. We hope that our community can do its best to help him heal and to thank him for his service to our country. The attached brochure tells Jason's story and explains how to help honor him. » Continue Reading

Hersey Debaters Experience Growing Pains

On November 16, 2014, the JHHS Debate Team finished 8th out of 29 teams. Debate Coach Jack Stanislaw was happy with the team’s performance, “Our young debaters are establishing themselves and laying the foundation for success in the future.” Debaters next go into action at Rolling Meadows High School on December 13th. For details on individual awards ---> » Continue Reading

Auditions for Hersey's Winter Show

Auditions for Hersey's winter show: The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet will take place after school in the Black Box on Monday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 2nd. Auditions open to everyone. If you have any further questions, please contact Lara Becker at lara.becker@d214.org. » Continue Reading

JHHS Show Choir Presents SOUND CHECK

SOUND CHECK - A Show Choir Experience! Tuesday, December 30th, 12:30-6:30 pm (continue reading for time details). Come see what Choir and Show Choir is all about at Hersey! Open to all area 2nd-5th and 6th-8th grade guys and girls (2 separate performance groups). No formal choral or dance training required. No audition necessary. All ability levels are welcome to attend and walk-ins are definitely welcome! » Continue Reading

Ultra Foods for Education Dollars Program

An Educational Rebate Program that generates Cash Back to schools - Ultra Foods will remit 5% of purchases, (excluding alcohol/tobacco products), from now until January 25, 2015 to John Hersey High School. It's easy to participate. Simply save your register receipts and have your student drop them in the specially marked depository box in the main office. At the end of the program all proceeds will go towards the Hersey Family Assistance Fund, serving our families in need. » Continue Reading

2014-15 Senior Baby Picture Information

For the past twenty-one years, the yearbook staff has included a Senior Memories section of the Endeavor yearbook for the parents of seniors. Because of its success in the past years, we have been able to have an all color yearbook and add additional sections to the yearbook. Once again, we would like to offer Hersey families the opportunity to congratulate their graduates in the 2014-2015 yearbook. For details ---> » Continue Reading


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
NO School - Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 27, 2014
NO School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 28, 2014
NO School - Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, December 13, 2014
ACT testing at Hersey 7:45
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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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