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D153 schools start new school year Aug. 23

For Homewood school students, summer officially ends on Wednesday, Aug. 23, when they return to their classrooms at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools.

But first, teachers have two days of orientation on Aug. 21 and 22.

The community is invited to the Truckin’ Into the School Year Fest hosted by District 153 and the Village of Homewood. This welcome back to school event will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the village hall parking lot, 2020 Chestnut Road. 

At this free event kids will be able to see and sit in big trucks as a DJ plays kid-friendly music. There will be interactive games, a rock climbing wall, bubble, balloons and more. Food trucks will be on-site.

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