H-F administrators report student had gun on campus recently

Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators notified parents and guardians that a student was taken into custody on Friday, Feb. 16, for having brought a weapon on campus.
 
The incident occurred several weeks ago, but the letter signed by Superintendent Von Mansfield and Principal Jerry Lee Anderson states they first learned about the student’s actions on Friday. 
 
The letter with their signatures was sent to parents and reads: 
 

The rise of fencing

Forget Zorro. He wasn’t a fencer. The masked man’s swashbuckling movie scenes that capture the clatter from dueling rapiers as opponents fight on isn’t what today’s fencing is about. Today’s fencing requires one-on-one strategy, physical agility and intensity and it’s drawing the attention of students at Homewood-Flossmoor and Marian Catholic High Schools. Nationwide, interest in high school fencing has been on a steady rise the past four decades, according to the National Fencing Club.

Biology students at H-F learn the lessons of Henrietta Lacks

African-American Henrietta Lacks isn’t a household name, but Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Jeanettra Watkins believes it should be.

Flossmoor board endorses property tax break for new orthodontist office

An orthodontist practice that is relocating to downtown Flossmoor earned support for its tax reduction bid from the Flossmoor Village Board of Trustees at its Feb. 5 meeting.
 

No easy answers available on videotaping H-F meetings

District 233 board members have been considering whether or not to videotape and post board meetings to social media and the district's website.
 

Small Business Award for Center for Dental Excellence

The Center for Dental Excellence received the 2017 Small Business of the Year Award at the 16th Annual Summit Awards Breakfast sponsored by the South Suburban Small Business Association.

H-F school board will decide best practices on field trips

After months of discussion, the District 233 school board decided it would review its 20-plus year practice of approving field trips. 
 
In the mean time, the board decided to continue its standard practice of voting on Homewood-Flossmoor High School out-of-state trips.
 

Homewood trustees to consider business incentive request, sign variance

Homewood trustees will consider a business incentive fund request and a sign variance at their regular meeting Tuesday.

Vivek Pinto has applied for funding to help with the installation of a fire alarm system at 18673-18681 Dixie Highway in the Southgate shopping area. The request for $4,935 would cover half the fire alarm installation.

Local firefighters to practice ice rescues this week

Motorists who notice a fire department presence at Dolphin Lake this week need not worry. It's not an emergency, but rather preparation for an emergency.

Four local fire departments will be conducting ice rescue training sessions at the lake on the northeast corner of Governors Highway and 183rd Street in Homewood on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Director Laurens Grant will discuss 'Stay Woke' film Feb. 18

Homewood-Flossmoor High School alumna Laurens Grant’s latest documentary film, “Stay Woke,” chronicling the evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement, will be shown at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchinson Road.

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