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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…]

5/17/2022 | What You Need to Know Today

PIZZA FOR 153 – Eat lunch or dinner at Aurelio’s Pizza today, and the restaurant will donate 20% of your bill to Homewood Parent Music Association. Do dine-in, carryout or delivery, and be sure to show the flyer you can find online. TOWNSHIP JOB FAIR – Learn about jobs open[Read More…]

5/13/2022 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

ERGONOMIC GARDENING – Yard work making you achy? Check out BodySmart Gardening, the next installment in Homewood Green Thumb Saturdays. Learn how to garden safely and healthfully using ergonomic tools and practices. 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Homewood Village Hall EVERYBODY SAY CHEERS – Dunning’s Market in Flossmoor celebrates its 25th[Read More…]

Registration open for Anew’s dance fundraiser

Registration is open for the “Dancing Away Domestic Violence” event on June 11 hosted by the nonprofit Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse.  This fundraiser, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Martin Square, 18020 Martin Ave. in Homewood, will have people getting up on their feet to enjoy line dancing,[Read More…]

Got trash? Put it in the can, please!

The crew at the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is happy to know the parks are used and appreciated. What they don’t like is having to clean up the trash. Why would someone think a park’s parking lot is the right place to dump a desk chair? Yup, a chair.  Someone recently left[Read More…]

Perfect day for an ice cream social

Monday’s blue skies, a light breeze and a temperature in the 80s made it a perfect day for an ice cream social with Dairy Queen treats! Irwin Park in Homewood was jammed with District 153 kids and parents who came out to celebrate spring. Treats were provided by the Parent-Teacher[Read More…]