In the beginning, as a Churchill School fourth grader, music lessons were something Anya Brumfield did because she had to.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School recently welcomed educators from Hawaii’s Mililani High School in Oahu and Farrington High School in Honolulu during a special visit to the Chicago area.
H-F was one of five high schools the educators visited the week of Nov. 17 for a look at how some of the top schools are using advanced placement and gifted programs.
The community came together to cheer on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School football team as they battled for the Class 8A championship title Saturday night at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium.
Alumni from multiple generations wore red and showed their Viking pride at parties hosted at Homewood and Flossmoor businesses.
Congratulations to the H-F Vikings!
Students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have an opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese next year.
The school board agreed at its Nov. 18 meeting to add the new language to its curriculum, and to establish a new culinary course in it Family and Consumer Science curriculum.
While the 2014 School Report Card shows Homewood-Flossmoor High School on par with schools across the state, the state-mandated data doesn’t tell the full story of what goes on at H-F, says Jodi Bryant, Director of Human Resources and Public Relations.
Faculty and administrators typically use numerous indicators over four years for a more complete picture of the abilities of H-F students.
It’s not easy meeting expenses when revenue is limited, but Homewood-Flossmoor High School District 233, serving 2,800 students, has managed to present balanced budgets the past 12 years.
Ken Parchem, H-F business manager, is proud of that accomplishment and the positive impact it has had on the district’s reputation within financial markets.
More than 180 local senior citizens were given a complementary breakfast, a tour of the new fieldhouse and a chance to join the chorus singing “Happy Birthday” to two centenarians among them.
It was all part of the annual Seniors Breakfast hosted by Homewood-Flossmoor High School Wednesday, Oct. 15.