Homewood School District 153

District 153 board calls for major facilities study

The Homewood District 153 school board has agreed to hire Wight & Company to undertake a physical plant assessment for its three schools. 
 

The study is intended to give the board information it needs to determine what improvements should be made to bring school operations and maintenance up-to-date. Wight will be paid $24,000. The district expects the report by spring.
 

Applause, applause for our school board members today!

On Tuesday, Village of Homewood trustees approved a resolution declaring the day, and District 153 children prepared cards of thanks presented at the school board meeting on Monday, Nov. 12.

Homewood District 153 says no thanks to guns in schools proposals

Student safety is important, but Homewood District 153 board members voted unanimously not to support measures to allow staff to carry firearms in schools.
 
Although no school district would be compelled to develop programs that allow firearms on campus, Homewood’s board members wanted to share their positions with delegates of the Illinois Association of School Boards. 
 

Veterans Day breakfast gives students a chance to say thanks

Gratitude was flowing in both directions when veterans and students gathered at Homewood's James Hart School Friday for District 153's annual veterans appreciation breakfast. 

Illinois School Report Cards: See how H-F schools rate

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its annual Illinois Report Card, a rundown of how each school and school district in the state is performing.

 

Compiled from information ISBE collects from every Illinois public school, the Report Card offers demographics and statistics about school districts and individual schools, comparing them to statewide data.

Nine District 153 staffers awarded ‘Those Who Excel’ honors

Nine outstanding school staff in Homewood District 153 were honored with “Those Who Excel” honors awarded by the Illinois State Board of Education.

The recognition was presented at a banquet Oct. 20 in Normal, Ill.

Sock hop, poodle skirts help mark special day

Kindergarten classes at Willow School set the “way back machine” for the 1950s on Friday, Nov. 2, to mark the 50th day of classes in Homewood District 153.
 
There were girls who came in with pink poodle skirts and pony tails and boys wearing white shirts, rolled up jeans and leather or letterman jackets.

And how do you remember the 1950s?  With a sock hop!  
 

Homewood students meeting expectations on standardized reading, math tests

Homewood District 153’s fourth graders have shown consistent progress on standardized reading and math tests that officials say coincides with recent curriculum changes, and students’ scores overall show they are meeting expectations in these core subjects.
 
Midwest Analytics and Education LLC consultants shared STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) assessment data with the school board Tuesday, Oct. 16.
 

Four District 153 staff honored with Morin Award

The Jerry Morin Educational Excellence Award was presented to four outstanding Homewood District 153 staff members at the Sept. 24 school board meeting.
 
The Morin Award is given in honor of former school board member Jerry Morin, who always had a future vision and made certain the district’s plans looked into future needs that would keep the district at the cutting edge of technology in the classroom, said Board President Shelly Marks.

District 153 closes 2018 budget with a surplus

Homewood School District 153 will have a balanced budget with a surplus when the current budget year ends Sept. 30.
 
School Business Manager John Gibson said at the Sept. 24 board of education meeting this is the first year since 2011 the district’s numbers have looked so good. 
 

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