Churchill School’s Cece Coffey recognized for outstanding efforts at her ‘favorite job’

Homewood District 153 is changing its math curriculum to give young students a better understanding of math concepts and ease older students into word and multi-step problems.

Kathy Schaeflein, director of curriculum, said the district moved forward with the $149,600 purchase and teacher training package after the Illinois legislature approved a temporary budget providing state support for schools. The curriculum will be in place in fall 2016.

The new books, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, will serve students in  kindergarten through fifth grade.

At Willow School, kindergarteners will use the . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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