District 233

District 233 hires consultant to start strategic planning

The District 233 school board agreed on a 6-1 vote to hire a consultant to help the board develop a new strategic plan.
 
At the June 19 board meeting, members agreed to an $11,900 contract with Robert Mandonia of RJM Consulting Services, Inc., who will help develop a five-year strategic plan. The contract spells out nine tasks that he will undertake for the board. 
 

H-F board committees reorganized

Steve Anderson, as president of the District 233 school board, has made several committee changes.
 
He notified board members May 31 of the new assignments. The changes, effective June 5, are having the biggest impact on Jody Scariano, the longest serving board member. She will no longer be the Finance Committee chairperson and she was removed from the Personnel Committee.

H-F board hears strategic planning proposal

The District 233 school board is considering a proposal for a long-range plan for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Dr. Robert Mandonia made a presentation to the board at the May 15 meeting outlining the benefits of a five-year strategic plan. He suggested using a TEAM 233 logo for the project with TEAM standing for Together Expecting and Achieving More adding, “It really says a lot.”
 

H-F purchasing Chromebooks, updating computer network

The Technology Department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be purchasing 700 Chromebooks for student use and updating the school’s computer network using a $510,000 expenditure approved by the District 233 school board May 15.
 
Technology Department Director Gary Posing said the district has about 3,000 Chromebook laptop computers and is able to serve every student at H-F. The addition of 700 new machines will allow the district to rotate out its older stock.

H-F finance committee stops plans for fine arts addition

The District 233 finance committee Monday decided not to move forward on a proposed fine arts addition at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 

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.

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