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)

District 161 Golden Apple finalist recalls journey to teaching excellence

Andrea Beaty, a fourth grade teacher for Flossmoor District 161 at Serena Hills School in Chicago Heights, will be among 34 finalists recognized for this year’s Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Hart's bands Tuesday concert is preview for regional performances

The James Hart School Symphonic and Jazz Bands will give a concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, at the school, 18820 Morgan Ave., Homewood. 
The Jazz Band’s set list will include jazz standards made famous by Count Basie and Fats Waller. The Symphonic Band repertoire will include works by McGinty, Sweeney and John Philip Sousa.

Bakewell Bakery offers hands-on macaron classes

  Nancy Hill, left, and Maryann Wild, both of Lansing,
  work together to fill macarons during a hands-on
  macaron class held at Bakewell Bakery in Flossmoor.

Summer school rehab projects highlighted at District 161 meeting

Several updates, ranging from repairing district facilities to possibly offering an additional foreign language to junior high students to enrollment projections for 2017-18, were all presented to the Flossmoor District 161 board of education at its committee of the whole meeting Monday.

Storms overnight cause flooding but little damage

  One car remains stranded at the west end of the 
  Dixie Highway viaduct in Homewood shortly before 
  midnight Tuesday.
(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F 

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

Flossmoor mayoral candidate withdraws from April election

Arnold R. Crater, one of three persons running for mayor of Flossmoor, has withdrawn as a candidate in the April 4 consolidated election. Crater submitted a notarized notice of withdrawal, via email, to Flossmoor Village Manager Bridget Wachtel on Feb. 27.


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