Homewood School District 153

District 153 staff wrestle with adapting assessment to remote learning situation

October 16, 2020 - 14:45
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Homewood District 153 administrators and teachers are looking at ways to administer learning assessments now that students are attending school remotely. The unprecedented situation is raising a number of challenges.

At the school board meeting Tuesday, Kathy Schaeflein, director of curriculum and instruction, and Cathryne Czarnecki, a member of the district's assessment team, provided the school board with an update on planning for assessment generally, and testing in particular.

End of school year marks retirement for 25 faculty, staff

May 14, 2020 - 20:34
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As faculty and staff in Homewood and Flossmoor schools wrap up this school year, there won’t be any special goodbyes, celebratory cake or parties for faculty and staff ending their careers due to the coronavirus pandemic. These special people in the lives of our children deserve all the recognition and kudos they’ve earned for their service.

District 153 replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

March 20, 2020 - 19:09
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This school year’s calendar is in flux, but Homewood District 153 board members adopted the 2020-21 school calendar and designated Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than the traditional Columbus Day.

Columbus Day was declared a national holiday in 1934 in recognition of Christopher Columbus' exploration of a new world. And, it became a special day of honor for Italian-Americans.

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