H-F Class of 2019 graduates

Take a look at a few of the more than 650 Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who graduated June 2.

Nuances of nationalism, illusion of diversity must be faced in H-F

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I was still half-asleep, and fully cursing the rising sun when national headlines of Homewood-Flossmoor High School students in blackface came across my screen. I wish I could say that the news of suburban white boys painting their faces black left me anything more than disappointed.

Interested in change? 3 tips to channel passion into volunteering

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Lately, we have all witnessed suffering and observed events that perhaps enraged our senses and shook our spirits to the core. If the craziness of the world lights a fire under you to make a change, one productive way to channel your energy is by volunteering. 

Retiring teacher brought 5-day PE classes to D153

Marge Laskero was a new teacher who took the initiative to ask for a change. Her action has impacted Homewood students the past 33 years. She will retire from District 153 after 34 years.

 

H-F board approves construction of fine arts wing

Work on a new Fine Arts wing at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will begin in July. 
 
At a special board meeting Sunday, June 2, the $13,987,495 contract was awarded to Cosgrove Construction of Joliet by unanimous vote. 
 
The board has sufficient funding for this project. If all goes according to plan, the work should be completed in October 2020.
 

Willow’s social worker Lynn Calhoun gave hugs, support to students

When the Lynn Calhoun decided four years ago that June 2019 would be her retirement date from District 153, she didn’t really give it much thought. Now that it’s here, she realizes leaving will be difficult.

100-plus vendors expected for Homewood’s Artisan Street Fair

The 2019 Homewood Artisan Street Fair is expanding its footprint and boasting more than 100 artists from around the Chicagoland area and the Midwest on June 7 and 8. 
 
The fair also features live music, a food court and food trucks and a maker-space tent packed with activities for all ages. Hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Villages plan for two Pride events in June

Since its inaugural Pride event in June 2017, Lighthouse LGBTQ+ has brought the celebration from its confines in the city, to the suburban corners of Homewood and Flossmoor.
 
Homewood will host the third annual Lighthouse Pride Party from 5 to 9 p.m. on June 28, and Flossmoor will host its first Pride Party and Concert from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 21. 

Police look for three suspects after attempted carjacking

A Flossmoor resident was assaulted and robbed during an attempted carjacking at his home on Thursday, police said. The incident was reported at about 5:30 p.m. on May 30 in the 1400 block of Kinross Street, Flossmoor police said in an email alert to the community.
 

Two District 161 staff members named assistant principals at Parker

Flossmoor School District 161 this week announced the appointment of two new assistant principals at Parker Junior High School. Tara Peacock and Michelle Wisniewski will join incoming principal Amabel Crawford as top administrators at Parker.

 

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