Author: Marilyn Thomas

Construction work at Homewood schools starts June 2

Construction projects at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools totaling $9.4 million will be starting June 2.  After months of assessments and meetings, the District 153 school board agreed in November to four major projects to bring its aging buildings up to date. Work will be completed over a two-year[Read More…]

District 153 emphasizes English/Language Arts for 7th graders

The District 153 school board agreed to a curriculum change that will double the time seventh graders spend on English/Language Arts instruction.  At the May 9 meeting, board members unanimously approved the proposal from Superintendent Scott McAlister. Currently, students enrolled in Spanish and French take their first language instruction in[Read More…]