Education

GSU open house set for Oct. 14

Governors State University (GSU) is hosting a graduate and undergraduate combined open house on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Governors, on the first floor of the main campus. 
 

Labor of Love: Masters Plus Tutoring

MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program, at 18354 Governors Highway in Cherry Creek Plaza, came from Zena Smith’s experiences helping others. (The third of four stories in honor of Labor Day)

H-F Foundation sponsors golf outing on Sept. 15

It’s a golf, dinner and the Homewood-Flossmoor High School homecoming football game extravaganza on Sept. 15 for the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Foundation’s annual fundraiser.
 
Money raised from the event supports activities and equipment for the high school’s various student organizations. In 2016-17, the foundation gave $20,000 in grants to support student trips and activities.
 

New administrators will welcome students for start of school

The Chronicle asked our newest school administrators questions to help introduce them to the community.  Although a few are familiar faces, they will be in new roles this school year. Others we are welcoming to the Homewood-Flossmoor community.

2 Montessori schools in H-F provide child-centered alternative to traditional schools

There are more than 4,000 Montessori schools in the United States and two of the child-centered schools are located within the communities of Homewood and Flossmoor.

H-F High School investing in computer technology updates

At Homewood-Flossmoor High School, “technology doesn’t drive our curriculum. It’s part of our curriculum,” Gary Posing told board of education members. Posing, director of information technology, gave that assessment to the District 233 board May 16 before it approved spending on technology upgrades.

20 Minutes Matter program urges parents to devote time to children daily

Life keeps us busy and at the end of the day if a parent counted up how many minutes their children had their complete undivided attention, they may be surprised by the sparse total. That focused one-on-one time tends to decrease as children grow, spending more time doing homework or reading independently and becoming busier themselves with extracurricular activities.
 

The Knowledge Exchange: 23 Years of cultivating lifelong learners

Something remarkable has been happening for the past 23 years in the South Suburbs. The Knowledge Exchange (TKE), often referred to as a “hidden gem,” starts its 24th year of learning when its fall session opens Sept. 16 at Governors State University (GSU).

PARCC testing now required in Illinois

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers is the new standardized test being rolled out in Illinois schools to meet Common Core standards.

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