Millennium School

Final day for Homewood’s Millennium School is June 7

District 153 will mark the last day of Millennium School on Tuesday, June 7. It’s a bittersweet ending for the school that opened in fall 2002 to help alleviate overcrowding. As enrollment has stabilized from a high of more than 2,250 students to today’s 1,900 students, the school board took the extraordinary step of closing the school.

Millennium School student will be disciplined for bringing a pellet gun to school

Homewood District 153 administrators took immediate action Tuesday morning when it was discovered a fifth grade student brought a pellet gun to Millennium School.

The 11-year-old boy never took it from his backpack. Another student knew of it and notified a Millennium administrator, said Superintendent Dale Mitchell.

Shifts in Homewood schools administrative ranks coming in June

The Homewood School District 153 school board is preparing for leadership changes in the next two years as two principals retire and Millennium School closes.

Millennium band teacher honored

The Homewood District 153 Board of Education presented teacher Kim Tallugan the Jerry Morin Educational Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding efforts in the classroom as well as her many hours of volunteer time.

District 153 board believes Millennium School closing will have positive revenue and learning outcomes

Closing Homewood’s Millennium School was a tough decision for District 153 school board members, but they are confident students will adjust well to the restructured schools next year.

James Hart, Millennium students give special salute to veterans at breakfast program

Veterans were saluted and serenaded by students at James Hart School in Homewood as part of the District 153 celebration of Veterans Day on Wednesday. More than 40 veterans accepted invitations to be guests at a special breakfast at James Hart and Millennium schools.

Homewood residents get answers on schools, taxes at special informational meeting

Residents in Homewood District 153 gathered for two hours on Monday evening to hear school board members talk about district finances, tax options and plans to consolidate schools.

If the district is unable to keep its current tax rate, it will be forced to cut teaching positions pumping class sizes from 17 to 30 or more children, Superintendent Dale Mitchell told the 100 parents and district supporters at the information session.

Homewood school board considering enrollment shifts, dissolving Millennium School

The Homewood District 153 school board is considering shifting fifth graders to Churchill School as a cost-cutting move. Parents were notified of the proposal Friday as administrators and school board members look at ways to save money in light of decreasing state support. Shifting students could save as much as $600,000 per year.

School construction projects on schedule, despite recent rain

No parking. H-F High School's parking lot is under 
construction in this photo taken Friday, June 19. 

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