H-F girls track brings home 2nd place state title

The girls track and field team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought home the second place trophy and three first place honors from the Illinois High School Association’s Class 3A meet May 17 and 18.
 

Flossmoor Country Club caddie selected for Chick Evans Scholarship

Michaela Reid, a graduating senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is the recipient of the Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies. The Evans Scholars Foundation selects students based on their strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and financial need.

Lions Pool opens Saturday

With bright sunshine and temperatures in the vicinity of 90 degrees, Saturday was a perfect day to open Lions Pool in Homewood for the season. 

That was the conclusion of Sonya Harrington of South Holland. She, her husband, Rodney, and three children, Amani, Amirah and Sylvester, were preparing to jump into the pool early in the afternoon. She said they use the pool every summer.

"We couldn't wait to get back in here," she said. "It's perfect."

The pool was open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for season pass holders only. 

Homewood to purchase building once part of proposed development

Homewood agreed to purchase the vacant Triumph building at the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue and village officials hope to reignite a development plan at the key location in downtown Homewood.

New full-service dental center would be first in South Suburbs

Final site plans for a new comprehensive dental care center slated for development in Flossmoor gained village board approval this month. The Center for Dental Excellence (CDE) will construct a 4,000-square-foot addition to expand its existing practice at 19615 Governors Highway. 

H-F finance committee puts off arts additions until at least 2019

Additions for the Fine Arts department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will not be happening for at least another year. The District 233 finance committee voted 2-1 Friday, May 25, not to approve any work. 
 
After the committee failed to give the project the green light at its May 14 meeting, more than 200 students, faculty and community members attended the school board meeting May 15 raising their voices in support of the fine arts.
 

$32,000 grant helps H-F purchase class equipment

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Applied Academics Program received a $32,000 grant from the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) Education Foundation for a new piece of equipment.
 
The grant covered the cost of the HAAS Mini Mill CNC Machine. Teacher Bill Merchantz has designed the new Computer Integrated Manufacturing class, which starts this fall. Students in the class will use the new equipment. 
 

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