Two H-F sophomores to represent Illinois at national track meet

Kaylah McCall and Asanti Denton, two sophomore members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School girls track and field team, will be representing Illinois at a national track meet June 1 and 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
They will travel by bus with the rest of the team to the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic. They will have a few days of practice before the meet begins.
 

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.

H-F board hears strategic planning proposal

The District 233 school board is considering a proposal for a long-range plan for Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
 
Dr. Robert Mandonia made a presentation to the board at the May 15 meeting outlining the benefits of a five-year strategic plan. He suggested using a TEAM 233 logo for the project with TEAM standing for Together Expecting and Achieving More adding, “It really says a lot.”
 

Science center helps launch Farmers Market season with lessons on bees, chess

What do chess and bees have in common? 

Both were subjects of activities at the Homewood Science Center on Saturday, May 26, in conjunction with the first summer season Farmers Market. 

Homewood bee enthusiast Christina Lindstrom offered a mini-Pop Up Science activity.

H-F girls track brings home 2nd place state title

The girls track and field team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School brought home the second place trophy and three first place honors from the Illinois High School Association’s Class 3A meet May 17 and 18.
 

Flossmoor Country Club caddie selected for Chick Evans Scholarship

Michaela Reid, a graduating senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, is the recipient of the Chick Evans Scholarship for golf caddies. The Evans Scholars Foundation selects students based on their strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and financial need.

Lions Pool opens Saturday

With bright sunshine and temperatures in the vicinity of 90 degrees, Saturday was a perfect day to open Lions Pool in Homewood for the season. 

That was the conclusion of Sonya Harrington of South Holland. She, her husband, Rodney, and three children, Amani, Amirah and Sylvester, were preparing to jump into the pool early in the afternoon. She said they use the pool every summer.

"We couldn't wait to get back in here," she said. "It's perfect."

The pool was open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday for season pass holders only. 

Homewood to purchase building once part of proposed development

Homewood agreed to purchase the vacant Triumph building at the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue and village officials hope to reignite a development plan at the key location in downtown Homewood.

New full-service dental center would be first in South Suburbs

Final site plans for a new comprehensive dental care center slated for development in Flossmoor gained village board approval this month. The Center for Dental Excellence (CDE) will construct a 4,000-square-foot addition to expand its existing practice at 19615 Governors Highway. 

H-F finance committee puts off arts additions until at least 2019

Additions for the Fine Arts department at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will not be happening for at least another year. The District 233 finance committee voted 2-1 Friday, May 25, not to approve any work. 
 
After the committee failed to give the project the green light at its May 14 meeting, more than 200 students, faculty and community members attended the school board meeting May 15 raising their voices in support of the fine arts.
 

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