Churchill School

Churchill School students paint the beauty of Homewood

Students in a summer enrichment art class at Homewood’s Churchill School decided the theme for their work would be: “What makes us different makes us beautiful.” And to represent this idea, they painted a picture of the town. 
 

District 153 adds three specials to Churchill curriculum

For the coming year, Churchill School students will have three new specials added to the curriculum, but in shorter segments than the regular nine-week specials. District 153 has arranged its schedule to offer students in grades 1 through 8 the chance to learn new skills and broaden their knowledge through a set of “specials.” These are classes that, given in short time frames, enhance the regular academic curriculum.
 

Mobile units give Churchill School breathing room during building updates

District 153 took the first step toward building improvements at the Monday, June 10, school board meeting by agreeing to acquire four mobile units to give Churchill School some extra breathing room.
 

Churchill administrators sent to the roof by students

This school year ended with three Churchill School administrators spending Monday, June 3, on the school roof playing catch with students.
 
The strange sight was the culmination of a kindness challenge during May. When the 675 students surpassed the 3,000-point kindness target, Principal Nikki Kerr and Assistant Principals Mary Kay Gardiner and Alison Lincoln came through and spent the day on the roof.

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.
 

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