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H-F students want administrators to compromise on school’s music policy

December 17, 2015 - 23:11
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Homewood-Flossmoor High School students are petitioning for a change in the policy on what music can be played by hired disc jockeys at dances. Administrators say they will listen to the students’ requests. They’ve listened to students before and have tried to reach a compromise, but there’s a fine line that they are not willing to cross.

H-F teacher Gina Slusinski uses museums to spark student interest

December 07, 2015 - 21:10
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Homewood-Flossmoor High School teacher Gina Slusinski’s approach to teaching has led to her being named one of five top science teachers in Illinois, and she is now being considered for the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. She also has been nominated for a Golden Apple Award, a highly prized honor for outstanding teaching in Illinois.

H-F High’s Voyage of Excellence gives Class of 2020 the chance to select extracurriculars

December 07, 2015 - 11:11
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Got a passion for dance? Homewood-Flossmoor High School has a few clubs for that. How about music? H-F has band, orchestra, choir, jazz, guitar and more. Enjoy playing sports? H-F has 24 sports options. Students and faculty welcomed eighth graders and their parents for the annual H-F High School Voyage to Excellence on Dec. 2.

Yin Ding shares Chinese language, culture with first classes at H-F High

October 27, 2015 - 15:57
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Yin Ding is helping bridge the cultural divide of East and West as the new Chinese language teacher at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. District 233 agreed to expand its language offerings beyond the traditional French and Spanish classes after hearing requests from parents and students. Ding is teaching 93 students in four sections, including students from James Hart Junior High in Homewood and Parker Junior High in Flossmoor who were invited to be part of the first class.

H-F Board passes balanced budget despite state aid reductions

October 06, 2015 - 12:43
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Long-range planning helped Homewood–Flossmoor District 233 pass its 13th consecutive balanced budget, according to Ken Parchem, the district’s business manager.

State funding has dropped the past five years, but the school board — working with Parchem — has managed to reduce expenses to meet the financial challenges. At its September board meeting, the board approved a budget of $53.4 million and gave kudos to Parchem for his outstanding work.

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