Homewood-Flossmoor High School

H-F student meets with dignitaries in science

Branden Anderson, a sophomore at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, participated in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, this summer. Over the two-day meeting June 29 and 30, Branden met students from across the country who came together to listen to outstanding scientists who spoke on their cutting-edge advances in science and technology

H-F Finance Committee wants more time to study fine arts addition

District 233 Finance Committee members said they will continue to study the needs of the fine arts programs at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Tim Wenckus, chairperson, and Beth Larocca, newly appointed committee member, said they want to see charts that spell out what’s on the wish list of fine arts faculty so that they can determine how additional spaces will work for those programs.
 

Two H-F musicians selected for CYSO Jazz Orchestra

Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over a prewritten piece.

H-F’s $3.65 million pool area renovations are on schedule

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School pool construction project is on track.  The schedule is to have the pool ready by late September. Work on the additional storage and classroom space will continue through October.
 

Summer Theatre at H-F High presents 'Big the Musical TYA' July 19 and 20

Students in grades 2 through 12 participating in summer theater at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will conclude the session with three performances of “Big the Musical,” the theater for young audiences version.
 
Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, in the Mall Auditorium in H-F’s South Building. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, children and senior citizens.
 

Two H-F musicians selected for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

Two outstanding Homewood-Flossmoor High School musicians have been selected for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Perry Hoag III and Alannah Hill, both of Flossmoor, have been playing with the youth symphony for a number of years and have now been promoted to the top level within its ranks. 

Rep. Kelly welcomes winning artist to Capitol

Taylor Ausley, who graduated in June from Homewood-Flossmoor High School, met U.S. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., in Washington the week of June 25 and got to see her winning 2nd Congressional District art piece hung in the U.S. Capitol.

Top H-F High grads named Viking Scholars

Homewood-Flossmoor High School announced its Viking Scholars. These are the top 10 graduates in the 2018 class by their grade point average.
 
These graduates are listed in alphabetical order, with the college they will attend.
 
Emma Anderson, St. Olaf College; Joseph Cipriano, University of Chicago; Allie Mangel, Princeton University; Andronicus Marati, Emory University; Madeline Moxley, University of British Columbia.
 

H-F High administrators given merit raises

District 233 awarded merit pay to seven administrators at its meeting Tuesday, June 19. The vote was 5-2.
 
Merit pay is a way the board recognizes the quality of work by Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators and the extra hours administrators give outside of the regular school day, said Superintendent Von Mansfield.
 

District 233 hires consultant to start strategic planning

The District 233 school board agreed on a 6-1 vote to hire a consultant to help the board develop a new strategic plan.
 
At the June 19 board meeting, members agreed to an $11,900 contract with Robert Mandonia of RJM Consulting Services, Inc., who will help develop a five-year strategic plan. The contract spells out nine tasks that he will undertake for the board. 
 

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