Churchill School technology teacher accepts Morin Award

Teacher Kathy Call, left, and teacher aide TerryHammonds, center, have seen remarkable progressfrom Quinn McNellis since he’s started communicatingwith the help of an iPad. (Photos by Marilyn Thomas/HF Chronicle)  Topics of conversation on  Quinn McNellis’ iPad mini  include school, class jobs,  teachers, school people  and weather.

For nearly a decade, Quinn McNellis was unable to share what was on his mind.

These days, thanks to technology and the development of an in-school curriculum at Homewood’s Millennium School, he introduces himself, tells you what grade . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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