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Despite national atmosphere, Homewood students respond with respect and kindness

For the past several months of the presidential campaign and the week since, school officials across the country have been reporting incidents of students being attacked verbally or physically. Teachers nationwide have been struggling to remind students that name-calling and harassment is not part of the school culture.

The Chronicle is sharing this informative letter that Superintendent Dale Mitchell sent this week to parents of children in Homewood District 153 about the ongoing benefits children gain from social/moral programs taught at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools and those values being reinforced in the community . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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