Education

District 153, teachers’ union reach contract agreement

The District 153 school board and the Homewood Education Association, representing teachers in the district, have reached agreement on a two-year contract. The union represents about 180 certified teachers and 120 non-certified personnel. The agreement extends to June 2024. The union had approved the agreement prior to the board approving[Read More…]

D153 tech department develops plan for emergencies

It’s always good to be prepared. The District 153 technology team is taking that to heart by developing an Incident Response Plan (IRP) it will be using in the event of a technology emergency. Beth White, the district’s director of technology, said the district does everything it can to prevent[Read More…]

H-F graduate Folashade Olumola is selected as a Fulbright English teaching assistant

Folashade Olumola, a 2018 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, has been selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award. Folashade Olumola Olumola, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who majored in political science, will be teaching university students in Turkey beginning in mid-September. The award is[Read More…]

H-F speech teacher Janine Stroemer helped students find their voice

Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Janine Stroemer helped hundreds of students find their voice.  Stroemer, who retired after 19 years at H-F, organized speech teams around the slogan “Stand and Deliver.” Under her tutelage, H-F had six individual champions, 29 state finalists and 297 students who competed at IHSA speech tournaments.[Read More…]

Seniors head for their seats prior to the H-F graduation ceremony on May 29. (EC)

H-F class of 2022 urged to ‘do something’ in response to society’s challenges

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School class of 2022 was showered with congratulations and several episodes of thunderous applause during the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 29, but they also received some straight talk from student government leaders and from District 233 Board of Education President Gerald Pauling. First, Pauling applauded the[Read More…]

Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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