Churchill School

Against student art backdrop, local artist donates $1000 to Homewood schools

As Homewood students proudly displayed drawings, paintings, sculptures and weavings at the all-school art fair recently at Bottle and Bottega, a local professional artist donated $1,000 to support their future work. The art exhibition of young people in the Homewood area included works by students at District 153 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Churchill kids get the ‘inside scoop’ on their favorite book

Author Blue Balliett gave Churchill School students the “inside scoop” on how she wrote the internationally famous mystery book “Chasing Vermeer.” The guest author spoke to an assembly of third, fourth and fifth graders, then visited classrooms and enjoyed lunch with children at the Homewood school on Monday, April 8.
 

District 153 board calls for major facilities study

The Homewood District 153 school board has agreed to hire Wight & Company to undertake a physical plant assessment for its three schools. 
 

The study is intended to give the board information it needs to determine what improvements should be made to bring school operations and maintenance up-to-date. Wight will be paid $24,000. The district expects the report by spring.
 

New murals adorning Churchill School walls

When District 153 students in Homewood start the new school year Aug. 22, they’ll find two new murals decorating the walls of the fifth grade and third grade wings of Churchill. Principal Nikki Kerr said one message will be: “One kind word can change someone’s entire day” and the other is: “If you have to choose between being right and being kind, choose kind and you’ll always be right.”

Two classrooms designed for special uses at Churchill School

The fourth grade wing of Churchill School in Homewood will look different because of the addition of two classrooms, and it will feel different for teachers and students who will use the space.
 

Remodeling at Churchill School first step on space needs

The Homewood District 153 school board agreed to plan for long-term needs in its three schools and gave the green light to a short-term remodeling job at Churchill School in the interim.
 
Classrooms surround an open space in Wing 3 of the Churchill building and accelerated math programs are now being conducted in that open space, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.
 

Children’s author offers Churchill students a storyteller's magic words

Churchill students get lessons in writing and storytelling from the author of the Mr. Lemonchello book series.

District 153 readies for STEM Lab at Churchill School

The District 153 school board approved spending approximately $180,000 in Title I funds to add a STEM Lab at Churchill School.
 

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)

Fun and games at Churchill School’s Field Day

As the school year wound down, staff at Churchill School planned a day of outdoor activities June 3 for the third and fourth graders. 

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