H-F High's fine arts additions work expected to meet construction targets

Walls are going up on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School fine arts addition south of the Mall Theatre. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
Walls are going up on the Homewood-Flossmoor 
High School fine arts addition south of the Mall 
(Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

State ratings improve at District 161; Parker no longer ‘underperforming’

Flossmoor School District 161 saw a positive trend on its Illinois State Board of Education Report Card ratings this year, with two of its elementary schools performing in the top 10 percent of schools statewide, and Parker Junior High shedding its “underperforming” designation.



Local artist to host night of comedy Saturday to raise money for District 153 art programs

Marc Alan Fishman will be performing comedy Saturday at 7 p.m. at Redbird Cafe to raise money for District 153 visual art programs. (Provided image by Marc Alan Fishman)
Marc Alan Fishman will be performing comedy at 
7 p.m. 
Saturday at Redbird Cafe to raise money 
for District 153 visual art programs.
(Provided image by Marc Alan Fishman)

Halloween pumpkins pulverized at annual Pumpkin Smash event

The annual Pumpkin Smash hosted at Coyote Run Golf Course in Flossmoor gave local kids a chance to gleefully turn their pumpkins into pulp. 

District 153 starts search for Hart principal

The Homewood District 153 school board started accepting applications for principal of James Hart School on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The position will be open next school year as Scott McAlister, the current principal, moves to the assistant superintendent’s position.


H-F, Marian students picked by Major League Baseball for tournament

Three local baseball players got a unique opportunity
to work with former Major League Baseball players
and MLB coaches after being selected
to play in a national baseball tournament. 



Morin Awards: Four D153 staff members honored for excellence

Four Homewood School District 153 staff members were presented with The Jerry Morin Educational Excellence Award at the Oct. 15 Board of Education meeting. This year's recipients were Deb Clark, Cindy Gdalman, Michael Klein and Mary Markert.



H-F High girls volleyball moving up in state competition

The girls volleyball team at Homewood-Flossmoor High School is moving into IHSA Sectionals play after winning in regional competition Oct. 29. H-F came out a winner, defeating Thornton High 25-4 and 25-10, giving the team the opportunity to move into sectionals.

On Oct. 31, the team defeated Shepard High 25-16 and 25-20. They next will play Monday, Nov. 4, against Andrew High. If the team's success continues, they will play again Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Homewood Chevy Cares asks: Who deserves a Christmas miracle?

Chevrolet of Homewood owner Steve Phillipos likes to say, "I believe in miracles," and as the holidays approach, the dealership makes one happen. 

Local entertainers sharing talent Nov. 22 to raise funds for PADS

  Local band TiMELeSS performs during the 2018
  FCC ShowOff talent show. Organizers are seeking
  performers for the third annual event on Nov. 22. 

  (Chronicle file photo)


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