Education

H-F High senior wins national quiz competition

Jack Piros has an incredible memory. It helped him in a team competition and five individual quiz competitions hosted by International Academic Competitions and won him the National Political Science Bee. “It’s a great weekend. I was excited for it like weeks in advance,” Piros said. “I’ve been before. I[Read More…]

Cast and crew of ‘Urinetown’

The cast members Christopher Albert, Charisma Boler, Trey Gerring, Sean Haggerty, Stella Hoyt, Calcifer Jenkins, Emma Leak, Flannery Marak, Marcus McGhee, Gabriel McKinney, Eleanor O’Shea, Benjamin Peden, Jazmin Rhodes, Bryce Stewart, Madison Vitolka, Amy Ward, Robert Wakefield II and Karinne Watkins.  H-F High’s musical production ‘Urinetown’ wins top state honor[Read More…]

Flosssmoor’s Bike Rodeo promotes bike safety

With clearer skies and summer approaching, Flossmoor is a vibrant bicyclists’ hub.  The village’s Bike Rodeo, a  community-driven event from the “pre-COVID-19” era, was hosted by the Flossmoor Fire Department, Police Department, and Illinois State Trooper Genelle Jones on Saturday, May 11, at the Parker Junior High parking lot. This[Read More…]

D161 recognizes elementary school music participants

In April, Flossmoor School District 161 nominated 27 students to attend the Illinois Music Education Association Elementary District 1 festival. The festival included choir and other music activities, such as drumming, ukulele, xylophone, and movement. The Board of Education congratulated the students who attended during the May board meeting. “Music[Read More…]

Home-schooled or private school students offered TMC meeting

Homewood School District 153 is urging families with home-schooled students or students that attend private school within the district’s boundaries and need special services to meet with District 153 staff for an annual Timely and Meaningful Consultation (TMC) at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17.  During the meeting with parents, staff[Read More…]

Diversity takes center stage at D153 meeting

The desire for a diverse workforce and culture among District 153 schools wasn’t on the agenda for the board’s Monday,  May 6, meeting, but it clearly was on the minds of both the board members and the audience. After the usual housekeeping issues such as approval of previous minutes, the[Read More…]

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