James Hart School

New Piano Club puts Hart students behind electronic keyboards

In the latest addition to James Hart School’s music program, 16 students have joined the Piano Club, an after school activity that gives them the chance to play the keyboard in 30 minute sessions twice a week. The eight keyboards arrived in November thanks to grants and support from the District 153 Parent Music Association. 
 

Hart girls volleyball wins state bid

[Updated 7:30 a.m.] The seventh grade girls volleyball team at James Hart School in Homewood is ready to battle for the first place title in the Illinois Elementary School Association state playoffs. Right now, the team is one of the top eight teams in the state. They will compete Friday, March 8, in Normal, Ill., in a best-of-three elimination series against Urbana Middle School.

James Hart students stage ‘Lion King’ musical

The story of future king Simba and his rise to power over the animal kingdom will be presented by students at James Hart School when they stage the “Lion King Jr.” musical at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 at the school, 18820 Morgan Ave., Homewood.

 

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.
 

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. 

Hart student helps keep Navajo culture alive for reservation girls

Eighth-grader Nizhoni Ward is determined to maintain awareness of indigenous people and cultures. The Homewood girl draws from her own Native American heritage to fuel her advocacy.

 

Parker Junior High moving on to baseball sectionals

Parker Junior High of Flossmoor walked away with the regional title in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s baseball tournament, defeating Homewood’s James Hart School 15-4 on Monday. Hart went into the game at Lions Field undefeated. In the semi-match Saturday it scored 14-4 against its opponent. Monday the tables were turned.

Hart, Parker to face off in playoff game Monday

It will be Flossmoor facing Homewood when Parker Junior High comes up against undefeated James Hart School. The baseball teams will each try to win a game Monday to advance to the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state championship. The game will be played at 4 p.m. at Lions Field, 1041 Ridge Road in Homewood. The winner gets the regional title and advances to sectional play on Sept. 22.

Creativity abounds in STEAM Camp at James Hart School

The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

H-F grads return to their grade school at James Hart celebration

“Be true to your school …” and more than 50 members of the James Hart School Class of 2014, awaiting their graduation from Homewood-Flossmoor High School on June 3, returned to Hart for a celebratory visit on Friday, May 25.
 
“I remember dancing. We had a conga line in the lunch room,” said Opeymi Fatuki, who will be attending Illinois State University in the fall.

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