Homewood School District 153

'Those Who Excel' honors presented to District 153 staff, supporters

October 21, 2019 - 22:29
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Community members, administrators and staff in Homewood School District 153 were selected as 2019 winners of the “Those Who Excel” award presented by the Illinois State Board of Education. The ISBE recognized them at an Oct. 19 banquet. The awards honor those affiliated with the district who made outstanding contributions to the schools and district students.
 

District 153 adopts 2020 budget for Homewood schools

September 18, 2019 - 16:30
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Despite an increase in state funding, Homewood School District 153 school board approved a $23.7 million budget for 2020 that carries a deficit. At its meeting Monday, Sept. 16, John Gibson, chief schools business official, outlined the district’s budget that shows $23,773,000 in revenues, but $24,514,000 in operating expenses leaving the district with a $741,000 deficit.
 

Social studies gets an update in District 153

August 04, 2019 - 21:11
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Students in Homewood schools know about 9/11 attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 and the 2016 presidential election thanks to their teachers, not to their outdated classroom textbooks. To rectify that, the District 153 school board agreed to purchase a new series of social studies books and online materials and additional computer devices for $213,845.
 

Churchill administrators sent to the roof by students

June 09, 2019 - 11:40
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This school year ended with three Churchill School administrators spending Monday, June 3, on the school roof playing catch with students.
 
The strange sight was the culmination of a kindness challenge during May. When the 675 students surpassed the 3,000-point kindness target, Principal Nikki Kerr and Assistant Principals Mary Kay Gardiner and Alison Lincoln came through and spent the day on the roof.

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