H-F teacher travels circuitous route to the classroom

Taking a job at Homewood-Flossmoor High School changed Catherine Ross-Cook's life. Now she is one of 32 finalists from across Illinois nominated for the 2019 Golden Apple Award given in recognition of excellence in teaching.

English teacher inspired Marian’s Kathleen Mesterharm to choose her career

Kathleen Mesterharm has never wanted to be anything but a teacher. Now she is one of 32 high school teachers who are finalists for the 2019 Golden Apple Award given for excellence in teaching.

District 153’s Mitchell named ‘Superintendent of Distinction’

Dale Mitchell got a Superman cape Monday to recognize him as a "super superintendent" as part of the Homewood District 153 celebration marking his selection as the 2019 Superintendent of Distinction from the South Suburbs. His peers in the Illinois Association of School Administrators voted for Mitchell to receive the honor for his leadership, professionalism, communication and community involvement. 

H-F beats Lockport to finish off senior night

Homewood-Flossmoor’s Vikings dominated Lockport 74-57 to give the team the perfect ending to their Senior Night celebration. Senior Issac Stanback led the way for the Vikings with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Flossmoor moving ahead with downtown redevelopment project

The Village of Flossmoor is taking steps toward redeveloping about 1,500 feet of roadways, pedestrian areas and streetscapes in its downtown central business district.

The first phase will cost $160,000 total, with the village to contribute 20 percent, or $32,000. The other $128,000 is being covered by an “Invest in Cook” grant that was awarded to the village last July.

 

Pancake breakfast fundraiser Feb. 16 at H-F High

Members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Orchestra are hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the South Building cafeteria.
 

Students from the Chamber, Sinfonia and Viking Orchestras will entertain during the breakfast.
 

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee.  Tickets are $7. Children under 5 are free.
 

HF Robotics hosting tourney Saturday at Parker Junior High

HF Robotics is hosting a robotics tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Parker Junior High in Flossmoor. 

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will continue until about 6 p.m. The award presentation is expected to begin between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

District 233 board sets goals through 2024 using strategic plan

Over the next five years, the District 233 school board will be working from a set of six goals geared to continuously improve Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s educational offerings, finances and community relations.

 

Village board vacancy likely as Flossmoor trustee puts house on market

Longtime Flossmoor Village Trustee Philip Minga is expected to step down from the village board in the coming months. Minga’s residence on Hawthorne Lane, just south of downtown Flossmoor, was recently listed on the real estate market.

Minga also recently retired from his position as captain with the Flossmoor Fire Department. 

 

Eccentric comedy hits the stage at H-F

New Face Production, a new student theater group at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, presents “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 in the Mall Auditorium, 999 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor. 

 

The comedy focuses on George Vanderhof and his family, who live in New York City. Their eccentricities make for fun conversation among themselves and the guests at their home.

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