New Parker Junior High principal named after three-month search

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The concept of Montessori education steps back more than a century when Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, developed a method of child-centered education that is based on the way children naturally learn. She opened her first Montessori school in 1907. Today there are more than 4,000 Montessori schools in the United States and two of them are located within the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor.A major difference in Montessori learning as compared to a traditional classroom is that rather than an instructor leading all activities with a group . . .

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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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