Between 9 a.m. and about noon on Saturday, Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates received their diplomas and heard the cheers and congratulations they missed when traditional graduation ceremonies were canceled by the pandemic.
Diplomas were handed out by H-F staff as students and parents drove up to a presentation tent, where staff members brought diplomas to each car, while other staffers held signs and provided the cheers.
Dr. Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, is retiring from her position at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The District 233 school board wished her well and thanked her for the 16 years of leadership she has shown. Her contract ends June 30.
The National Speech & Debate Association has presented its Academic All-American Award to eight graduating seniors at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
District 233 Business Manager Lawrence Cook was able to save the district nearly $230,000 by renegotiating three contracts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School has been ranked as a U.S. News Best High School in the 2020 Best High Schools report published online by "U.S. News & World Report."
H-F ranked among the top 40 percent of the 18,000 schools nationwide that were ranked for student populations that demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.
The District 233 school board agreed to replace terrazzo flooring in the performance wing of the fine arts addition so that it could add a graphic arts classroom into the new arts wing.
The 5-2 vote was cast at the April 7 board meeting, held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A teacher in the hall sees a swastika hung from the inside of a student’s locker. How should that teacher respond?
Teachers, administrators and staff at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been discussing that and other scenarios in training sessions led by a team from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as part of District 233’s approach to cultural competency training, an outgrowth of its 2019-2024 strategic planning process.