Tag: Homewood District 153

Sunshine Obodoakor, a fourth grader at St. Joseph School, presented Army veteran Bob Philbin with poppies at the school’s veterans program. Philbin served as a medic in Vietnam.

Veterans saluted at two programs in Homewood

School children paid special tribute to the nation’s veterans on Friday in celebration of Veterans Day. Vets had breakfast at the invitation of Homewood’s Churchill School students who sang and performed for them.

District 153 puts focus on helping every student meet success

Test score results show students in Homewood District 153 generally meeting and exceeding anticipated student outcomes. That’s good, says Superintendent Dale Mitchell, but the district’s strategy is to take those numbers and use them to improve the growth of student learning. Under the state’s Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), at[Read More…]

Homewood schools getting more state aid this year

The Homewood District 153 school board expects to see an additional $1.2 million in its budget this year through savings and new state dollars. John Gibson, the district’s chief school finance officer, said this year the district expects to collect about $600,000 in additional state revenues, and will see a[Read More…]

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Public invited to Homewood PTA general meeting Wednesday

Homewood PTA will hold its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.  The James Hart Panther Choir will sing, new teachers will be introduced and Matthew Rodriquez from the Illinois PTA will speak about the importance of fathers’ involvement in PTA.   The meeting is open to the public.[Read More…]

Foundation 153 ready for annual walk Sept. 18

Registration is open for the 2016 Foundation 153 Fund Run set for 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. The walk, run and dash events involve community members of all ages. Proceeds will enable the foundation continue underwriting various programs at Willow, Churchill and James Hart schools that can not be funded[Read More…]

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