Homewood-Flossmoor High School

H-F freshman’s music passion is as a blues band drummer

Stacy Norris needs your vote.
 
No, she’s not running for office, but the 15-year-old freshman at Homewood-Flossmoor High School is the outstanding drummer with the blues band The Instinct that has been nominated for a Chicago Music Award in the ‘most talented teens’ category and they will win through online voting. 

H-F administrators report student had gun on campus recently

Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators notified parents and guardians that a student was taken into custody on Friday, Feb. 16, for having brought a weapon on campus.
 
The incident occurred several weeks ago, but the letter signed by Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Lee Anderson states they first learned about the student’s actions on Friday. 
 
The letter with their signatures was sent to parents and reads: 
 

The rise of fencing

Forget Zorro. He wasn’t a fencer. The masked man’s swashbuckling movie scenes that capture the clatter from dueling rapiers as opponents fight on isn’t what today’s fencing is about. Today’s fencing requires one-on-one strategy, physical agility and intensity and it’s drawing the attention of students at Homewood-Flossmoor and Marian Catholic High Schools. Nationwide, interest in high school fencing has been on a steady rise the past four decades, according to the National Fencing Club.

No easy answers available on videotaping H-F meetings

District 233 board members have been considering whether or not to videotape and post board meetings to social media and the district's website.
 

H-F school board will decide best practices on field trips

After months of discussion, the District 233 school board decided it would review its 20-plus year practice of approving field trips. 
 
In the mean time, the board decided to continue its standard practice of voting on Homewood-Flossmoor High School out-of-state trips.
 

Wrestling program takes off at H-F

To find the future of Homewood-Flossmoor High School athletics, look to the wrestling mat. With two new coaches and an army of young athletes, the Vikings suddenly created one of the state’s up-and-coming wrestling programs. That was the goal of H-F Athletic Director Dan Vosnos.

H-F musicians present at Illinois music conference

Homewood-Flossmoor High School was represented by members of the Viking Orchestra and by the Viking Jazz Ensemble at the Illinois Music Education Conference and All-State Festival Jan. 24 through 27 in Peoria.
 

H-F math department chair earns board certification

Homewood-Flossmoor High School Math Department chairman Daniel McClain has achieved National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards organization.

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 High announces IB student honorees

Homewood-Flossmoor High School has announced graduates from the Class of 2017 who have received International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas and certificates from the IB Diploma Programme.  
 
Melinda Berman, Henry Heligas and Juno Suzuki were awarded IB diplomas. 
 
Zoe Branch, Courtney Commodore, Kendra Fourte, Blessing Ibe and Zakiya Walker earned IB certificates.
 

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