James Hart Junior High School

Homewood trustees laud James Hart basketball team

The James Hart Junior High School eighth-grade basketball team took third place in the state tournament with a victory Feb. 18 over Summit Hill Junior High. On Tuesday, the Panthers received kudos from the Homewood Board of Trustees, which approved a resolution honoring the team's accomplishment. Trustees also approved a contract to upgrade security features at village facilities.

Hart School students performing ‘Shrek the Musical’

Hart School students, from left, Greta Schmidt, Chase
Bethea and Joseph Cole at the dress rehearsal for
“Shrek Jr.” being presented March 3 and 4.

Community rallies around Hart teacher whose home was destroyed by a tornado

What the tornado didn’t take of James Hart Junior High teacher Ric Druse’s home on June 22, a bulldozer finished off last week. But friends, colleagues and Homewood residents are there for Druse with monetary donations, students hosting fundraisers and a clothing drive for his neighbors.

James Hart teacher’s home destroyed by Coal City tornado

Fundraising efforts are under way for James Hart Junior High School teacher Ric Druse, whose Coal City home was destroyed by a tornado Monday.

James Hart 7th graders fall to Champaign Edison in state volleyball tournament

The James Hart Junior High School seventh grade volleyball team lost 25-13 and 25-19 to Champaign Edison Saturday at the Illinois Elementary School Association state volleyball tournament in Peoria.

The Panthers, 13-0 in the regular season, faced an Edison team that was 20-4.

Student sculpture celebrating art on display at H-F area libraries

More than 500 students at local schools helped create the sculpture, which is on view at Flossmoor Public Library through Monday, March 16. It will be moved to Homewood Public Library next week and will finish the month at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School starting March 23.

Technology savvy District 153 students marking global Hour of Code

Cherylyn Pesina, director of the Media Center for Hart and
Millennium schools, with STAT students Olin Ortiz

and Megan Bolling.

Hart Junior High students show they know their Constitutional history and issues

Why do we recognize the Treaty of Paris? Do you know which of the original articles of the United States Constitution talks about taxation? What was the end result of Shay’s Rebellion? 

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