There was plenty of clapping and cheering as Special Olympians paraded around Willow School in Homewood on Friday, May 5. The nine athletes and their 10 second grade peer partners have been practicing all year for the Region E Spring Games at Thornwood High School on Saturday, May 6. They’ll[Read More…]
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On Wednesday, every kindergarten classroom at Willow School had a “grannie” or “grandpa” marking the 100th day of the school year. It’s become a tradition at the school for the youngest to dress up as senior citizens as they and their teachers try to emulate someone 100 years old. Wigs,[Read More…]
Reading is essential and eighth graders at James Hart School got to show 19 classrooms of primary students at Willow School how it’s done during their special holiday visit Monday. Teacher Ellen Noonan, eighth grade reading specialist, organized the program with student support teachers Lisa Ablin and Kristen Granato. Three[Read More…]
There was a bright sound inside and outside Willow School on Friday, Oct. 21, when the bands started playing. Homewood-Flossmoor High School Marching Band director Sarah Witlock and 14 band members carried the tune, and the 18 members of the Willow Band had the beat for their first joint performance[Read More…]
The kids at Willow School are happy to have the school year come to a close, but for Willow School nurse Gail Straney it is bittersweet. “I’ll miss the kids,” she said as retirement looms. But after a 40-year career as a hospital nurse and then a school nurse, it’s[Read More…]
Willow School student Liz Riley points to the name she gave Prairie State College’s fire truck, “Brave Pioneer.” (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Willow School first grader Liz Riley got the ride of her life on Thursday. She came to school on a fire truck! Liz won a contest to name the[Read More…]
Classroom aide Jesica-Lyn Tellis helps students in the Willow SchoolDaily Living Skills class open letters from their pen pals.
When the Lynn Calhoun decided four years ago that June 2019 would be her retirement date from District 153, she didn’t really give it much thought. Now that it’s here, she realizes leaving will be difficult.