Author: Marilyn Thomas

H-F board agrees to purchase new books, track turf

In an effort to keep textbooks current, the Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 school board approved spending $173,700 to replace a dozen books. Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, told board members H-F has in place a textbook adoption form that allows teachers to review books after they’ve been used[Read More…]

James Hart School Social Studies teacher Virginia Donahue congratulates Umar Ryan, fourth from left, on winning the National Geographic Geo Bee. He advanced to state competition. Other contestants were, front row Nick Cross and Georgia Holt, and back row from left Abdul-Karim Toheeb-Lawal, Erik Dedo, Sola Adeyigo and Malcolm Smith.

Hart students study the world for Geo Bee

  James Hart School Social Studies teacher Virginia  Donahue congratulates Umar Ryan, standing  fourth from left, on winning the National  Geographic Geo Bee. He advanced to state  competition. Other contestants were, front  row Nick Cross and Georgia Holt, and back  row from left Abdul-Karim Toheeb-Lawal,  Erik Dedo, Sola Adeyigo and Malcolm  Smith. (Provided photo)  Students at James Hart School have an expanded world view[Read More…]

Early spring weather helps Coyote Run set record opening

The exceptionally warm February weather pushed the opening day for Coyote Run Golf Course up by three weeks. There have been 600 rounds of golf played since Friday. The original targeted opening date for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District course was March 10, but Tom Denklau, the course manager, opened the[Read More…]

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Two administrators make the grade

They work in Homewood schools by day. But for months, they were students themselves. At its February meeting, the District 153 school board announced James Hart School Principal Scott McAlister had earned his superintendent’s certificate, and Melanie Mandisodza achieved the state approved special education director certificate. You have reached content[Read More…]

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Chocolate lovers walked away happy from 15th annual Homewood Chocolate Fest

Chocolate lovers had their fill of “sweetastic,” “delicious,” “terrific” treats at Homewood’s 15th annual Chocolate Fest on Saturday, Feb. 18. It didn’t matter if they left the Homewood Auditorium with mouth-watering treats from the dozens of vendors or got in line for samples provided by the chocolate bake-off contestants. The[Read More…]