Education

Area Students Receive Bachelor Degrees from The College of Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — The following area students, all alums of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, received a bachelor degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 14:
 
  • Grace Hodges, Homewood, bachelor of arts in anthropology. Hodges served as the music director of both “After These Messages” and “Woo Sang Clan” acapella groups and was a member of the Wooster Chorus.

Local students make Marian High honor roll

Thirty-nine students from Homewood and Flossmoor made the fourth quarter honor roll at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights.

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.”
 

Hart School National Junior Honor Society inducts 38 students

The National Junior Honor Society at James Hart School inducted 38 students into its ranks during a ceremony Monday, April 11.

GSU offers Vacation Education summer courses

Governors State University is helping college students get additional credits this summer through a program it’s calling Vacation Education.
 
The program focuses on general education and degree requirement classes standard to most bachelor’s degree programs. 
 

Partnering for a smooth transition: Flossmoor Hills outgoing principal mentoring her successor

When classes start at Flossmoor Hills School in August, Haley Marti, the incoming principal, will feel the thrill a new school year brings. Unlike most new administrators, she will also feel the confidence that comes with experience thanks to a unique mentoring program developed by her predecessor, outgoing Principal Patricia McCraven.

Morgan Park Academy March 8 program for middle schoolers

Morgan Park Academy will host “The Wonder Years of Middle School,” a conversation with students and parents about grades 6, 7 and 8, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the school, 2153 W. 111th St. in Chicago.
 

Students and families will meet the admissions team, hear from students and faculty, tour the campus and learn how the independent college preparatory school has been serving families for 145 years.
 

How Flossmoor District 161 fights the flu

Deep in the throes of flu season, Flossmoor School District 161 staff members remain vigilant, equipped with information and whole lot of antibacterial cleaner.

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.
 

Heather Hill students get food provider to drop Styrofoam trays

Heather Hill fifth graders become environmental activists, and get results. Members of the environmental club appealed to the school's food provider to consider changing its packaging material.

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