H-F High School

District 233 board says former Columbus Day needs a community-wide celebration

October 05, 2021 - 21:22

Students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have the day off on Monday for what would have been Columbus Day. The school board wants to give the day a special purpose next year.

Many schools have removed the Columbus Day designation and replaced it with Indigenous Peoples Day as a way to honor those who were in the Americas before Columbus reached its shores.

Mini-grant helps H-F journalism program purchase cameras

October 04, 2021 - 21:18

Journalism students at Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be using new Nikon cameras this year. A $1,200 mini-grant from the Illinois Press Foundation is covering the purchase costs.

Teacher Rachel Kucharski, sponsor of The Voyager, the H-F student newspaper, learned of the grant and applied in spring 2021 for an award. She got word at the start of the semester that the award was being made.

Back to School 2021: Q&A with Scott Wakeley

August 12, 2021 - 22:42

Scott Wakeley joined the Homewood-Flossmoor High School administration July 1 as superintendent-elect. He will become superintendent in July 2022. For the next year, he will be learning the culture of H-F and its community and working with staff and residents on major issues dealing with H-F’s future which he defined as “strategic planning, things that go beyond this year; facility planning; making sure structures are in place moving forward into the future.”

H-F High enrollment heading down? Maybe not

August 09, 2021 - 22:56

An enrollment study shows Homewood-Flossmoor High School is likely to record a student decrease from its current 2,964 students, but several school board members questioned that finding.

While enrollment is nowhere near the 4,300 students of the early 1970s, the District 233 Planning Committee didn’t want to believe enrollments would take a serious drop when home sales have been so high.

District 233 board will look for interim principal for H-F High

July 06, 2021 - 21:47

The District 233 school board agreed to hire a principal for Homewood-Flossmoor High School on an interim contract for the 2021-22 school year and begin the search process for H-F’s next principal. 

Superintendent Von Mansfield and Superintendent-elect Scott Wakeley will be reviewing resumes to recommend to the board a person who will serve for a maximum 120 days.

H-F High accesses more than $1.8 million in federal pandemic grants

May 25, 2021 - 22:36

Homewood-Flossmoor High School is receiving more than $1.8 million in federal aid to help meet expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

H-F Business Manager Lawrence Cook told the District 233 school board May 18 that the high school was approved as a Title I targeted school. That designation gave H-F access to Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) grants approved under the CARES Act passed in March 2020 and the American Rescue Plan Act passed in March 2021.


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