Homewood schools

District 153 recognizes outstanding staff, teachers with Morin Awards

October 18, 2021 - 21:42

Homewood District 153 presented the Jerry Morin Educational Excellence Award to six staff members for their outstanding efforts during the 2020-21 school year.

The awards, given at the school board’s Oct. 12 meeting, are presented to a teacher or staff member who has shown outstanding commitment to student achievement.

District 153 board approves return-to-school plan

August 11, 2021 - 17:24

The Homewood School District 153 board on Monday unanimously approved the plan for returning to in-person classes following a year of remote and hybrid schooling. Classes will resume on Aug. 18.

The COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted schooling in 2020-21 continues, and the situation has changed in recent months, with vaccines offering protection that wasn't available most of last year, and a new virus variant that is causing safety concerns.

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.

Happy retirement: Adrienne Olsen brought the joy of music and song to Hart students for 21 years 

June 03, 2021 - 23:15

Adrienne Olsen, who grew up in Homewood and went to school in the area, will say goodbye to her longtime profession in June. She graduated from the University of Illinois with her degree in piano and in teaching. Since then, she has taught music to students in K-8 in California, Chicago Heights and Homewood. 

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