H-F students awarded internships, scholarships through ACE Mentor Program

Eight students from the Project Lead the Way Program at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been awarded summer internships and scholarships for their outstanding work this past school year.
 
Teacher Nate Beebe, who directs PLTW, said the students were selected for their work and efforts in the ACE Mentor Program of America. H-F students focus on architecture, construction and engineering by participating in the after school program at firms in Chicago’s Loop. 

Village, schools add crossing guard in downtown Flossmoor

With the addition of a crossing guard at school dismissal time, Flossmoor officials are continuing to target traffic problems in the village’s downtown area.

In a Thursday media advisory, Village Manager Bridget Wachtel said the village and Flossmoor School Distrcit 161 have agreed to add a crossing guard at the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road at the end of the school day.

H-F High inducts students into National Honor Society ranks

The National Honor Society at Homewood-Flossmoor High School inducted sophomores and juniors into its ranks during a special ceremony April 23.
 

District 153 students honored at ‘Pass the Baton’ music banquet

The District 153 Music Parents Association hosted the nearly 200 students in the music programs at James Hart School in Homewood at its “Pass the Baton” banquet May 2.
 
During the program, several special awards were presented.
 

CN official lauds company relationship with Homewood

Diverse. Stable. Respectful. Those are the characteristics of Homewood that attracted Canadian National Railway to the village and persuaded company officials to locate its U.S. training center here, according to John Orr, CN senior vice president of operations. 

H-F broadcasting students win top honors in regional competitions

  The Homewood-Flossmoor High School student
  delegation shows off the awards won at the Midwest
  Media Educators Association competition. Students
  won nine honors.
(Provided photos)

Moms organize mother-son dance on Saturday

Three local moms have organized a mother-son dance for Mother’s Day weekend with a superhero theme.

Maggie Gosselin, Meredith Thetford and Crystal Garhammer got the project started. They have an inclusive notion of who counts as a mother, too, and prefer the term "mother figure."

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the  Flossmoor Community Church Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor. 

Keeping green on a picture-perfect day at Flossmoor’s Recyclepalooza

A steady stream of vehicles traversed the Parker Junior High School roadway during this year’s Recyclepalooza event, and it was good news for anyone who wants a greener planet.
 
Tons of discarded household items were collected at the May 5 recycling festival, sponsored for the third year by the Flossmoor Green Commission.
 

Volunteers pitch in to get H-F parks ready for summer

After a long, long winter, the parks in Homewood and Flossmoor got their annual spring cleaning on Saturday, May 5. 

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Recreation Supervisor Joe Deciccio said more than 400 volunteers descended upon 30 parks and got them ready for the summer season. 

"We wouldn't be able to do it without the volunteers," he said. 

Homewood Public Works requests contract for cloud-based monitoring system

The Homewood Public Works Department will have a new tool to help monitor village assets and manage work flow if the board of trustees approves a $28,500 contract with Dude Solutions of Cary, North Carolina, for a cloud-based system.

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