District 161 welcomes new superintendent

  New District 161 Superintendent Dana Smith meets
  National Junior Honor Society student volunteers.

  (Provided photos)
 

PSC candidates say they will improve community outreach, student assistance

It was a spirited discussion between two candidates for the Prairie State College District 515 board of trustees at the March 27 debate hosted by the Homewood-Flossmoor League of Women Voters.

Jay Readey of Flossmoor and Camiella Williams of Chicago Heights took turns answering audience questions covering finances, student services, curriculum development, board actions and college outreach.

H-F softball, baseball teams get early start

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to keep pace with the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls softball and boys baseball teams.
 
Early: at about 4 a.m.

H-F community pitches in to help local domestic violence agency after state funding dries up

The state might be failing to provide support for local domestic violence agency South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS), but the Homewood-Flossmoor community is working to fill the funding gap. On Thursday, March 23, Loulou Belle shop in downtown Homewood hosted a fundraising event for SSFS, and on Saturday, March 25, Action for a Better Tomorrow (ABT) held a dinner party in Flossmoor to raise money for the agency.

Flossmoor environmentalist offers to help candidates recycle campaign signs after April 4 election

This week, yard signs are a vital part of local candidates' efforts to woo voters before the April 4 election. On April 5, those signs become trash. Maybe. One local environmentalist is offering to help candidates recycle yard signs instead of piling them into trash receptacles.

H-F students competing in international DECA conference

Six students have qualified to represent Homewood-Flossmoor High School at the DECA International Career Development Conference in California.

Candidates for Homewood Public Library board see revenue as top issue

Two candidates and one candidate surrogate spoke Saturday, March 18, about their reasons for seeking office on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees.

The forum at Homewood Village Hall was sponsored by the local chapter of the League of Women Voters and co-sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

Survey shows District 161 parents favor adding Mandarin classes

How do you say “Welcome to Flossmoor District 161” in Mandarin?

Future students may be able to translate that expression if the district adds the Chinese language to the curriculum.

No decision has yet been made by the board of education, but district administration continues to take the steps needed to add Mandarin to the current foreign-language offerings of Spanish and French. The latest was taken at the March 13 school board meeting.

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