H-F’s football program makes its 10th consecutive trip to playoffs

After months of planning, reviews and discussions, the Homewood District 153 school board unanimously gave the green light Monday to its back to school plans.

The school year starts Monday, Aug. 24. Two options were approved. Approximately 38 percent of children will be on a fully remote schedule through the newly created Virtual Learning Academy, and 62 percent of students will be on a blended schedule attending classes two days each week with remote instruction the other three days.

Students in grades 1 through 8 will be divided into two groups attending Monday/Wednesday or . . .

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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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