Tag: Homewood District 153

Organizations promote Screen Free Week

Electronic devices are nearly omnipresents these days, but sometimes it’s good to take a short break from them this week, according to three local organizations. The Homewood PTA, Homewood School District 153 and the Homewood Public Library are urging local families to observe Screen Free Week from April 30 through[Read More…]

District 153 readies for STEM Lab at Churchill School

The District 153 school board approved spending approximately $180,000 in Title I funds to add a STEM Lab at Churchill School.   The board expects to receive the money on July 1, the new budget year. The board will hire Creative Learning Systems to install the lab in Churchill’s library.[Read More…]

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Churchill School students receive Never Give Up Awards

  Churchill School students proudly display their “Never  Give Up” awards presented for their persistence in  the classroom. (Provided photo)    Churchill School hosted its Never Give Up Awards ceremony for a group of third, fourth and fifth grade honorees who went above and beyond the required effort in the classroom during the[Read More…]

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Hart School students learn about careers

  James Hart School seventh graders Charlie Van  Etten, right, and Solomon Crawder donned surgical  garb as past of the career fair at the school on  Feb. 24. They listen to Nicole Vlasic explain the  use of a surgical instrument. Vlasic and fellow  students Destinee Taques, left, and Stephanie  Rodriguez are in the surgical technology program  at Rasmussen[Read More…]

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Hands-on learning abounds in District 153 Smart Lab

It’s the first period of the day and the room is full of seventh graders who pair up around the computers.  Each student is creating, writing or exploring using Homewood District 153’s Smart Lab equipment. “They’re completely engaged. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before,” said teacher Katie Nigro, science,[Read More…]

Homewood Schools tax levy set at $17.6 million

The District 153 School Board on Monday approved its 2016 tax levy of $17.6 million. The levy is a “guesstimate” by taxing bodies because several important numbers that drive property taxes aren’t set yet “We’re using last year’s (2015) Consumer Price Index (CPI) against this year’s property values to figure[Read More…]

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