District 153

Homewood music icon William Luke dies

August 19, 2017 - 23:20
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When Elaine Egdorf, chairwoman of the Homewood Heritage Committee, asked all former students of William Luke to raise their hands, half the people in the banquet hall at Calumet Country Club did so. The occasion was the 2014 Homewood Hall of Fame induction luncheon Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, and Luke was one of five local residents being honored for his contributions to the community. Luke died on Aug. 16.

Foundation 153’s Spring for Homewood Schools Gala set for April 8

March 06, 2017 - 08:32
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Foundation 153, a volunteer group helping to fund programs in Homewood School District 153, is hosting its 12th annual Spring for Homewood Schools Gala benefit on April 8.
 
The program at Idlewild Country Club, 19200 Dixie Highway in Flossmoor, begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and raffles. A plated dinner and program begins at 7 p.m.
 

Two administrators make the grade

February 20, 2017 - 18:41
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They work in Homewood schools by day. But for months, they were students themselves. At its February meeting, the District 153 school board announced James Hart School Principal Scott McAlister had earned his superintendent’s certificate, and Melanie Mandisodza achieved the state approved special education director certificate.

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