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.

PSC will use federal grant to enhance welding, manufacturing training

Prairie State College (PSC) is taking a new approach at training skilled and unskilled workers for jobs in welding and manufacturing, thanks to a federal grant.

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H-F administrators say Illinois Report Card numbers can be misleading

The statistics from a standardized test administered once a year don't provide a full picture of the successes of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students, according to information presented by Principal Jerry Lee Anderson and Assessments Department Chair David Kush.

H-F hosts Advanced Academics Showcase Jan. 18

Current and future students of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and their parents are invited to attend H-F’s annual Advanced Academics Showcase from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. The evening’s program will begin in the Mall Auditorium.
The event is designed to have participants explore the school’s wide array of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way and Media, Visual and Performing (MVP) Fine Arts Academy courses.

The future turns to technology: H-F prepares students for a skilled workforce

H-F’s automotive classes are offered through the school’s Industrial Technology program. There are also multi-year sequences in engineering, manufacturing and welding. All are designed to teach valuable, 21st century skills for a rapidly changing workplace.


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