Tag: Education

GSU offers Vacation Education summer courses

Governors State University is helping college students get additional credits this summer through a program it’s calling Vacation Education. The program focuses on general education and degree requirement classes standard to most bachelor’s degree programs.  Students returning home for summer break from other colleges and universities can take a general education course[Read More…]

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Partnering for a smooth transition: Flossmoor Hills outgoing principal mentoring her successor

When classes start at Flossmoor Hills School in August, Haley Marti, the incoming principal, will feel the thrill a new school year brings. Unlike most new administrators, she will also feel the confidence that comes with experience thanks to a unique mentoring program developed by her predecessor, outgoing Principal Patricia[Read More…]

Morgan Park Academy March 8 program for middle schoolers

Morgan Park Academy will host “The Wonder Years of Middle School,” a conversation with students and parents about grades 6, 7 and 8, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the school, 2153 W. 111th St. in Chicago. Students and families will meet the admissions team, hear from students and[Read More…]

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How Flossmoor District 161 fights the flu

Deep in the throes of flu season, Flossmoor School District 161 staff members remain vigilant, equipped with information and whole lot of antibacterial cleaner. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Improved reading, comprehension are winning strategies at H-F

Reading is an essential part of life.  That’s why Homewood-Flossmoor High School has begun using Lexile, a new tool measuring the independent reading skills of all students. A Lexile assessment was given to every student in September. It provides teachers information on how students read and comprehend; how they process the[Read More…]

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Heather Hill students get food provider to drop Styrofoam trays

Heather Hill fifth graders become environmental activists, and get results. Members of the environmental club appealed to the school’s food provider to consider changing its packaging material. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

H-F administrators say Illinois Report Card numbers can be misleading

The statistics from a standardized test administered once a year don’t provide a full picture of the successes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, according to information presented by Principal Jerry Lee Anderson and Assessments Department Chair David Kush.The Illinois Report Card is the state’s official source for information about public[Read More…]

H-F hosts Advanced Academics Showcase Jan. 18

Current and future students of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and their parents are invited to attend H-F’s annual Advanced Academics Showcase from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The evening’s program will begin in the Mall Auditorium. The event is designed to have participants explore the school’s wide array of Advanced[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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