Homewood School District 153

District 153 sends Anderson off to next challenge

The Homewood District 153 school board recognized outgoing board member Steve Anderson for his insights, financial finesse and 10 years of commitment to the children of the district.

Candidates for the Homewood School District 153

Candidates are Gregory V. Lawrence, Deborah Smith Havighorst and Shelly F. Marks. All are incumbents.

District 153 files a $17.6 million tax levy

Homewood School District 153 is filing a tax levy for $17.6 million.

The district’s 2015 tax levy was $16.6 million.

Chief School Business Official John Gibson said that reflects a 6.07 percent increase, but he knows that the district will not receive that much additional revenue.

Kids mark Brabec Day in District 153

When Tom Brabec stepped down in 2015 from the District 153 school board after having served for 18 years, his fellow board members declared each year a day of service in Homewood schools would be known as Tom Brabec Day.

District 153 will honor veterans Nov. 11

A special program honoring veterans will be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Churchill School, 1300 W. 190th St. in Homewood.

Veterans from any era are invited to participate in the program that will feature presentations by the James Hart Chamber Orchestra, James Hart Jazz Band, James Hart Choir Ensemble and the Homewood Children’s Choir.

Homewood celebrates start of SmartLab at James Hart School

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 18, marked the official opening of the SmartLab at James Hart School. More than 100 community residents, parents and students gathered in the lab that converted the resource center in the former Millennium School into a designated SmartLab.

Community invited to Tuesday’s ribbon cutting for SMART Lab

Homewood District 153 invites the community to a 6 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 18, that will officially open the SMART Lab at James Hart School, 18220 Morgan Ave.

Parents and residents will get a first-hand look between 6 and 7 p.m. at how students are using the lab to enhance learning in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as well as the creative and media arts (CMA).

District 153 officials present Dockweiler awards on Monday

Alayna Frangella was the Willow School winner of the Tom
Dockweiler Award presented Monday. She is congratulated
by, from left, Willow School Principal Mary Ann Savage;
District 153 Superintendent Dale Mitchell; Shelley Marks,

Foundation 153 Fund Run attracts about 500 runners on Sunday

About 500 runners and walkers participated in the Foundation 153 Fund Run on Sunday, Sept. 18, helping the foundation raise money to provide support for educators in Homewood School District 153. 

 

Fun and games at Churchill School’s Field Day

As the school year wound down, staff at Churchill School planned a day of outdoor activities June 3 for the third and fourth graders. 

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