District 233

H-F High teachers awarded tenure

The District 233 school board awarded tenure to nine Homewood-Flossmoor High School teachers at its meeting Tuesday, April 3. Teachers are considered for tenure during their fourth year of full-time employment with the district. 

Improved reading, comprehension are winning strategies at H-F

Reading is an essential part of life.  That’s why Homewood-Flossmoor High School has begun using Lexile, a new tool measuring the independent reading skills of all students.
 

H-F adds six courses to 2018-19 curriculum

The District 233 school board approved six new courses for the coming school year.
 

Board member John Farrell said the changes and additions “reflect the ongoing effort to meet the needs of all the kids” at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. 

At the Dec. 19 board meeting, Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, outlined the changes for board members.

H-F passes 2017 levy with one ‘no’ vote

District 233 board member Annette Bannon cast a “no” vote on each of the five resolutions dealing with the 2017 tax levy for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
At its board meeting Tuesday, members voted 6-1 to approve  the board approved the measures setting the levy and complying with state regulations. The taxes will be collected in 2018.
 

HFHS board salutes student production of 'Sister Act'

Student performers from the fall musical “Sister Act” took a curtain call on Nov. 21 for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School board.

Based on the movie of the same name starring Whoopie Goldberg, “Sister Act” was performed by a student cast and live orchestra on Nov. 10-11 at H-F’s Mall Auditorium.

H-F senior Joy Woods spoke on behalf of the cast and sang a song from the show.

H-F High asks community for input on expansion plans

The District 233 school board is hoping to get feedback through Nov. 17 on its survey of proposed plans for additions to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

Growth in arts programs leads to need for H-F High additions

Fewer than a dozen community members came out Monday night to learn about the expansion plans at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
The District 233 school board is considering adding an open space for rehearsals and staging, commonly called a black box theater, and additional arts classrooms, as well as remodeling current arts spaces. The final dollar amount has not been set, but an initial estimate for the project was $12 million.
 

Community meetings on H-F expansion plans set for Nov. 6 and 9

Residents of Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233 are invited to hear administrators outline plans for expansion and remodeling at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor.
 
Speakers will address residents at three meetings. The first is set for 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, in Room E-1 in the South Building.  Two meetings are set for Thursday, Nov. 9, at 9 a.m. in the TLC Room in the South Building and at 7 p.m. in Room E-1 in the South Building.
 

H-F’s applied academics programs at their limits

Students and two business representatives came before the District 233 board of education to laud the Applied Academics Program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, but board members learned program expansions aren’t likely because of lack of space.
 

H-F board member Jody Scariano says superintendent’s merit pay vote ‘about politics’

District 233 school board member Jody Scariano believes Homewood-Flossmoor High School Superintendent Von Mansfield was given an inappropriate amount of merit pay.
 
The $14,600 in merit pay was approved on a 6-1 vote at the Sept. 19 school board meeting. Board members Annette Bannon, Debbie Berman, John Farrell, Steve Anderson, Tim Wenckus and Beth Larocca voted to approve the merit pay.
 

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