Architectural changes align with H-F student needs in MVP Academy

After months of input from faculty, students, administrators and the community, the architects at DLA Architects have given the District 233 school board a revised plan for future work at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Band festival gives young musicians chance to perform, get feedback

Young musicians from Homewood and Flossmoor performed and got valuable feedback and input from experts during the 2018 South Suburban Junior High School Association Band Festival April 12 hosted by James Hart School in Homewood.
 

Foundation 153 helps purchase 90 devices for students

A gift from Foundation 153 has helped purchase 90 new computers for students in Homewood District 153.
 
Beth White, technology director, said the funding helped her department purchase 60 iPads for students at Willow and Churchill Schools, and 30 laptops for students at Hart School.
 

Next Flossmoor budget closes gap with help from projected sales tax revenue

Buoyed by an anticipated half-million dollars in additional tax revenue, the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Village of Flossmoor was passed unanimously by the board of trustees April 16.
 

Local real estate agent appointed to Homewood board

Homewood's newest trustee grew up in the village and is now raising her family here. Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced Thursday, April 19, that Lauren Roman, a 2003 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will be sworn in at the regular board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 24.

Prepare to lose hair as St. Baldricks’s comes to Parker Saturday

At least 10 “shavees” will be donating their hair for a good cause Saturday at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor.
 
The school is hosting a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser that will help find cures for children with cancer. Persons taking part in the event make funding pledges but also agree to have their heads shaved in solidarity with children who lose their hair while being treated for cancer.
 

Homewood’s Brian Colin excited to see his video game on big screen

The opening weekend for the movie “Rampage” was big, topping the box office charts with over $38 million in revenue. But it was even bigger for Homewood resident Brian Colin, the designer and developer of the video game on which the film was based.

‘Hairspray’ staged April 20, 21, 22 at Marian Catholic High

When Marian Catholic High School stages the musical “Hairspray” this weekend it will be senior Steven Babick’s final performance. Steven, of Homewood, will be joined on stage by sophomore Fiona Keating and freshman Taylor Trojan, both of Flossmoor, for the 7 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

Flossmoor History Project ramps up marketing effort based on village's architectural treasures

 
To create the future, study the past.

The Flossmoor History Project, billed by organizers as a forward-leaning marketing project, seems to be following that timeless bit of advice, creating a new marketing effort rooted firmly in the village's past, especially its rich architectural history.

Homewood honors Hammock after retirement

The Homewood village board honored retiring public works employee Harry Hammock as he finished his 35-year career with the village.

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