H-F High School

H-F star pitcher Schlaffer celebrates draft by Cubs

Tyler Schlaffer has been a fan of the Chicago Cubs from the sandbox. Ever since he was little, the Homewood-Flossmoor High School alumnus dreamed of playing for that major league baseball team. Now he's celebrating his literal dream come true, after being drafted by the Cubs in early June. 

H-F grad recalls journey to appearance on TV’s ‘The Voice'

On stage, Janelle Butler goes by Oliv Blu. The name is based on a decision that, like most of her artistic identity, can be tied directly to the life experiences that have shaped her. “When she was a baby, Janelle used to beat box,” said Dana Butler, mother of the H-F graduate, who was a recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Live United helps H-F High end year on positive note

After a turbulent month of dealing with a racial incident triggered by four students wearing blackface, a group of students organized Live United, a campaign designed to bring students together. 

H-F science teacher nominated for national honor

Homewood-Flossmoor High School science teacher Stephen Banasiak has been nominated for the prestigious National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching of Science and Mathematics. Through his classes, the teacher gives students an understanding of scientific principles through a hands-on approach.

H-F student to lead division of Midwest Jewish youth organization

Louis Berman, a junior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, was elected to serve as president of the boys division for the Great Midwest Region of BBYO, the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement.

H-F Theatre presents ‘Into the Woods’

“Into the Woods,” the spring musical at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will be presented at 7 p.m. May 2, 3 and 4 in the Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave., Flossmoor. The Tony-award winning score by Stephen Sondheim brings to life characters from favorite storybooks, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. This show is recommended for audience members 14 and older.
 

Flossmoor police call H-F active shooter drill a success

With the assistance of Homewood officers, the Flossmoor Police Department hosted an active shooter drill at the H-F High School campus. School staff members, along with a few student volunteers, role-played during the March 22 drill while officers led a mock evacuation, followed by an hour-long debriefing to answer any questions from participants. 

 

Two H-F High seniors selected Evans Scholars

Homewood-Flossmoor High School seniors Michael Grupp and Madelyn Fitzgerald have been selected Chick Evans Scholars by the Western Golf Association. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. It covers tuition and room and board. Grupp and Fitzgerald were among 20 scholarship winners this year based on four criteria: a strong caddie record, excellent academics,  demonstrated financial need and outstanding character.

 

Olympian tells H-F students make no small plans

To get through life, set goals Dr. Seun Adigun told students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School during a presentation on Feb. 20. She’s proven it can work. Since her days at H-F, Adigun has twice been on Olympic teams representing Nigeria. She became world famous in 2018 as the face of the Nigerian women’s bobsled team.
 
 

Nat'l teen magazine publishes two works by H-F students

Two Homewood-Flossmoor High School students are now published authors, with their works having been published in the October 2018 issue of Teen Ink magazine. 

The poem “Let This Love Be a Lesson” by Jada Seaton was done for a class assignment, and the essay “I Have Two Names” by Oyindasola Chelsea Ayorinde, a senior, is her essay for college admissions that she started as a sophomore in a creative writing class.

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