Flossmoor School Board revisits Parker underperforming designation

The Flossmoor District 161 School Board continued conversations on rectifying the state’s underperforming designation for Parker Junior High School at its Nov. 26 meeting.
 
Potential avenues of improvement include hiring a former District 161 principal as a special projects consultant, continuing work on classroom culture and climate and enhancing district communications with parents.
 

Stanback, Trice Jr. lead Vikings to victory

Homewood-Flossmoor High's Vikings outlasted Lincoln Way East Friday night with a score of 64-54 to give H-F an impressive 5-1 record to start off the basketball season.

Retired educator helps improve the world through pie baking

Combining her desire to make a difference and her ability to make a darned good pie, CeCe Coffey of Homewood started a venture earlier this year of baking pies for charity. With her years of experience in baking and skills learned in a specialized cooking class, it seems the perfect way to give back to her community. A Piece of the Pie was born.

H-F High gets commendable rating in Illinois Report Card ranking

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has a rating of “commendable” in the 2018 Illinois Report Card measurement scale.
 

The Illinois State Board of Education has moved to a ranking system. There are four designations: exemplary, commendable, underperforming and lowest performing. The measurements are taking into account student scores on standardized tests and how well students perform on them year after year.
 

Pop-up gift shop is Flossmoor’s artisan treasure this holiday season

Flossmoor shop owner Liz Keating opened Fabulous Finds Pop-up and Holiday Gift Shop in downtown Flossmoor at the end of November. She was inspired by a vacant store front between The Bistro on Sterling and Dunning’s Market, and decided to fill the void.

Homewood woman abducted, released Wednesday

A woman, 19, was taken from her home in the 18200 block of Dolphin Lake Drive by force on Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to Homewood police. She was later released unharmed and was able to make her way back home.

Police responded at 12:28 p.m. to the report of a home invasion and learned that a 19-year-old man who is known to the victim allegedly had forced his way into the home, displayed a weapon and forced the woman to leave with him.

Coyote Run dumps electric golf carts in favor of gas

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is done with electric golf carts. It’s going back to gas carts.
 

Park commissioners wanted to make certain they were making an environmentally sound decision. In the end, they agreed to purchase carts run on gas after extensive research by Tom Denklau, Coyote Run Golf Course manager, who looked at 10-year lease and purchase options for electric carts, lithium ion battery carts and gas carts.
 

Taxes, health care top priorities as Miller joins county board

On her first day as a Cook County Commissioner, Donna Miller said she is committed to being an effective advocate for the South Suburbs.

“It’s important to have representation in the Southland,” said Miller, elected last month to serve the county board’s 6th District. “It’s important that we have our voices heard.”

Nominate someone in need for Homewood Chevy Cares annual car giveaway

Do you know someone whose life circumstances would be dramatically improved with a new car? Do you know someone who needs a car but can't possibly afford one?

Hockey Family Day is Dec. 9 at H-F Ice Arena

Hockey players will be at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Ice Arena on Sunday, Dec. 9, for the fourth Annual HF Hockey Day showcasing six Northwest Hockey League games for all age groups of Viking Youth Hockey.

The program, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is designed as a day of fun, family, friends and hockey. Throughout the day, teams will compete on the ice and supporters will get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and play a variety of games, including tennis ball toss.

 

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