Tag: Education

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D153 board hires Johnson to serve as principal of James Hart

District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell introduces new James Hart School Principal Kim Johnson at the Board of Education meeting on Feb. 11.   You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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Retiring teacher brought 5-day PE classes to D153

Marge Laskero was a new teacher who took the initiative to ask for a change. Her action has impacted Homewood students the past 33 years. She will retire from District 153 after 34 years.   You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]

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H-F teacher travels circuitous route to the classroom

Taking a job at Homewood-Flossmoor High School changed Catherine Ross-Cook’s life. Now she is one of 32 finalists from across Illinois nominated for the 2019 Golden Apple Award given in recognition of excellence in teaching. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]

State designates Parker Junior High as ‘underperforming’

Parker Junior High School was labeled as underperforming for the 2018-19 school year based on low-income and special education students falling below Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) standards.   The Flossmoor District 161 school board on Nov. 13 discussed the state’s designation but struggled to identify a specific issue that[Read More…]

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International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership

The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log[Read More…]

Area Students Receive Bachelor Degrees from The College of Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — The following area students, all alums of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, received a bachelor degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 14:  Grace Hodges, Homewood, bachelor of arts in anthropology. Hodges served as the music director of both “After These Messages” and “Woo Sang[Read More…]

Local students make Marian High honor roll

Thirty-nine students from Homewood and Flossmoor made the fourth quarter honor roll at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights.Twenty-five of the students are from Flossmoor, including Jordyn Allen, Calyn Brumley, William Brunner, Alexandria Davis, Caroline DiLuia, Alec Dinwiddie, Riley Driscoll, Victoria Frazier, Jaya Hall, Cleveland Hardy III, Eden Harris,[Read More…]

H-F board hears strategic planning proposal

The District 233 school board is considering a proposal for a long-range plan for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Dr. Robert Mandonia made a presentation to the board at the May 15 meeting outlining the benefits of a five-year strategic plan. He suggested using a TEAM 233 logo for the project with TEAM[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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