2.23.23 | What You Need to Know Today

HOMEWOOD KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION – Families of future Homewood School District 153 kindergarten students can attend an orientation program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Willow School.  Learn about the kindergarten program and meet the kindergarten teaching team. Kindergarten is open to children who will be 5 years old[Read More…]

Rising food costs make Flossmoor school board members question future kitchens

Skyrocketing food costs mixed with confined kitchen space is igniting in-depth conversations for Flossmoor School District 161 board members. Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella told the board at its Jan. 23 meeting that the cost of pre-plated meals for elementary school students has “increased dramatically,” and soon could exceed the reimbursement[Read More…]

2.23.23 | What You Need to Know Today

BLACK STEM PROFESSIONALS PANEL – Experience the Black History Month STEM Professionals Panel from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Thursday at H-F High School in the South Building Viking Room. Co-sponsored by the Village of Flossmoor, the event features panelists representing careers such as software engineering, construction, medicine and pharmacy.  IT’S[Read More…]

District 153 sets kindergarten orientation

Homewood District 153 is looking for its future kindergarten students who will attend Willow School for its kindergarten orientation program March 15. The session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Willow School, 1804 Willow Rd., will offer information about the kindergarten program and offers a chance to meet the kindergarten[Read More…]

Viking Choir get superior ranking in choir contest

The Homewood-Flossmoor Viking Choir received a superior ranking, the highest honor possible, at the Joliet Choir Contest on Feb. 11. H-F choir director Steve Sifner said it was the first time the Vikings had competed in the event, now in its sixth year. Judges listened to 12 choirs representing eight[Read More…]

Bicycle advocates Jane Healy, left, and Elizabeth Adamczyk speak to a crowd at GoodSpeed Cycles about cycling safety. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)

Bicycle safety, community concern discussed at a GoodSpeed Happy Hour event

Bicycle advocates Jane Healy and Elizabeth Adamczyk spoke at GoodSpeed Bicycles to community cyclists Feb. 15 about bicycle safety, raising kids as cyclists and how parents can ride bicycles to school with their kids. Angela Thomas, co-owner of Thomas’ Photogenic Services and the mother of a preschooler at Willow School, raised her[Read More…]

Pritzker touts higher education investments in FY24 budget

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s announced his proposed FY24 budget on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and highlighted the higher education budget of $2.47 billion, an increase of $219 million (9.7%) compared to the previous fiscal year.  Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget.

District 233 will consider updating security doors

A new security system that will limit door access at Homewood-Flossmoor High School got the green light from members of the District 233 Finance Committee at its meeting Feb. 7. The full board is expected to review the proposal at its Feb. 21 meeting. The switch will eliminate pass keys[Read More…]

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