.

Schools

News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Patch File Photo.
NJR April 17, 2014 at 06:23 pm
@ Lisa... The coach did not recruit these girls. What fantastic incentive could he offer them? WhatRead More unknown power was he wielding? It's fun to say, but it doesn't even make sense on any kind if practical level. @ritarocky4... The coach did not lie, cheat or deceive. Not only did he teach the kids that rules do matter, but hard work also matters. Effort matters. Discipline matters. And no matter what anyone says about you (and even if they sue you and try to destroy you), stay true to yourself, treat people fairly, keep working hard. That is what he taught. Now, our community is teaching them to slander someone, and you will win. Truth does not matter, but public opinion does. And you certainly do not need to know a person before you can stand in judgment of their character - all you have to do is read the newspaper.
Lisa Shipman April 17, 2014 at 07:48 pm
what fantastic incentive could he offer them? what incentive would he NEED to offer them? other thanRead More being such a wonderful mentor, coach and father like figure to the girls? the rules of the ihsa regarding recruiting obviously did not matter to him as long as the girls who loved playing for him were able to continue to play for him. nobody is slandering coach smith. people are merely applauding a decision that was made by the board. i am not judging tony smith's character... i am judging his actions. people with a strong character and good intentions often make mistakes. @ really real ~ why don't you GET REAL? are you saying that the 6 families that transferred their girls into the HF district did so with no thought of any other children in their families? was the senior (or junior) girl's position on the varsity HF basketball team SO IMPORTANT that every other sibling got forgotten? those girls had no brothers or sisters that belonged to a sport or a club or had friends or had lives that mattered enough to NOT UPROOT an entire family just for 1 year of playing for coach smith? COME ON....you cannot expect anyone with any semblance of intelligence to believe that. you cannot expect us to believe that these girl's families were actually part of the HF community. coach smith wanted a winning season to start his career at HF and he was willing to get it anyway he could. shame on him and shame on his supporters. this is high school basketball. none of this cloak and dagger ridiculousness and cutthroat 'winning at all costs' is good for our students or our communtiy.
Walker Percy April 19, 2014 at 09:48 am
Everybody has unclean hands in this situation. Tony Smith's reputation was that he recruited peopleRead More from all over. Certainly the Board knew this when they hired him. They ran the risk of being called out on it, and then they were. This is HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS, people! It's not the NCAA. I'm mystified that anybody would be defending Tony Smith.
Patch File Photo.
Jennifer April 15, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hopefully he will be able to get things back on track with HF and the ISHA, and also expand hisRead More focus beyond football. Good news that they are finally hiring a replacement for Alex Anderson
Tawana Cooper April 9, 2014 at 10:25 am
My parents sacrificed a lot to send my siblings and me to Marian and I am extremely grateful thatRead More they did! It truly is a great school and I am proud to say that I am an Marian Catholic Alum. I love their "tag" line, "Teaching Scholars with a Soul" It describes them perfectly!
Genvieve LaChappele April 8, 2014 at 03:14 pm
I wonder if Marian catholic still has the lowest A at 92 % like it used to? HF was that way also.Read More I believe the lowest A is now 90%.
Patrick Dunne April 8, 2014 at 04:54 pm
"tests given" ? How many passed?
Bobby Johnson April 8, 2014 at 09:21 pm
HF is more concerned with their ranking in football and basketball rather than their academics.Read More That's why we decided to drop 22 million on a sports complex.
Genvieve LaChappele March 25, 2014 at 09:52 am
Global warming is worse there. I hope they bring face masks.
Hernendo RevolveR March 25, 2014 at 09:57 am
Global warming is really bad in China. Global cooling is really bad here. There's La Nina, LaRead More Pinta and La Santa Maria too!
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Kailey Arrivo
Genvieve LaChappele March 7, 2014 at 06:31 pm
What a lovely girl! Good things will come to her!
Roger Gansauer March 8, 2014 at 08:15 am
Congratulations Kailey! The award most certainly won't make up for what the State of Illinois wantsRead More to steal from your future teacher's pension.
nanette March 10, 2014 at 12:06 am
something wonderful happening to someone wonderful. all of those who know Kailey have felt herRead More special light. She makes the world a better place, and this just shows that fact. shine on Kailey
Brian James January 26, 2014 at 08:19 pm
meanwhile, for 98% of the working world, it will be business as usual.
Charlie January 26, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Anyone know of fed express will be open on 183rd
Diane A. King January 27, 2014 at 10:12 am
Please add Flossmoor Community Church Weekday Preschool as closed 1/27 and 1/28. Thank you.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School Girls Basketball Coach Anthony Williams transferred to the school this year from Bolingbrook.
Jennifer January 24, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Does anyone wonder how they pay for these girls to travel around the country for these nationallyRead More ranked games?
Really Real January 25, 2014 at 11:47 am
Fundraiser and each department is given a budget for the year.
Jennifer Molski March 17, 2014 at 04:06 pm
The Wednesday, March 19th meeting of the Homewood-Flossmoor Area League of Women Voters will featureRead More guest speakers Dr. Von Mansfield, Superintendent of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Dr. Ryan Pitcock, Principal of H-F. Meeting is at 7pm at the Homewood Library.
WA Mama January 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Will this ever be available for the community to use?
Genvieve LaChappele January 16, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Finally we have a fancy atrium! Now we can compete with New Trier!
Juvenal January 17, 2014 at 06:06 pm
There's a lot on the web about the new luxury digs for the sports program. I couldn't find out,Read More however, how many H-F students were named AP scholars last fall. Hmmmmm....
Should schools close because of below-zero temperatures? | Credit: File Photos
Joel January 6, 2014 at 02:04 am
High of 15 below. Stay home.
Jonathan Glass January 6, 2014 at 07:46 am
As a college student, I think 15 below temperatures with the wind chill being a whopping 40 below isRead More a perfectly reasonable case to cancel school for the day. Just ask yourself this, is school really worth risking hypothermia or frost bite for in these ridiculous temperatures?
Hari January 6, 2014 at 09:56 am
While I do agree that the kids are getting too much of the 'kid gloves', I'm ok with the closingRead More because if any of the kids do get frostbitten because they didn't dress warm enough the parents will just sue the school and the costs for that come from our tax dollars.
Credit: H-F High School
Niite Starr December 17, 2013 at 02:50 pm
I understand that what he may have done was wrong..., but so many people do wrong. I bet everyRead More single person in this world has done something they regret, or will do things they will regret. I know for a fact that I have, but who knows about him? All that happened was an investigation, information was never released if it was true or not. I understand many people's frustration. However, I don't feel everyone should beat him down over one thing. Yes, it might have happened (if I'm not mistaken, no absolute information was released) and yes, it's not a small thing he's being accused of. But we need to look past a lot of things to see a persons true colors.
Hermes Birkin December 17, 2013 at 06:33 pm
I'm shocked by so many of you. Kevin was a good teacher, ok. Kevin abused his position and tookRead More advantage of a student, not ok. How great of a teacher he was is erased when it comes to him violating a child. But he was a great teacher... Who really cares? There's a child who's suffering now as a result an adult.
Evelyn December 20, 2013 at 07:27 pm
It would seem that people take advantage of others all the time, Hermes. Some use people for money.Read More Some for advancement. It's amazing how many ways people hurt and use one another. I don't understand why you think the entire, complex person that was this man could be completely erased by this mistake. I suggest all of us look in the mirror. What are our misdeeds that we ask forgiveness for? Whom have we used and not apologized to? I suppose that is a good thing to think about now, ask forgiveness before the opportunity passes us by.
H-F teacher Kevin Wall died Tuesday, Dec 10.
Karen December 13, 2013 at 09:35 pm
Please, please let the man rest in peace. I will never understand the negative vibe some peopleRead More need to create in a time of pain and sadness for others. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. The end. He ended it. Does this make some people happy? It saddens me how cruel some people can be.
Theresa Gobby Marketti December 14, 2013 at 07:34 pm
Hey, concernedone, that's my son you're attacking. Beware a mother's claws. If you haveRead More substantiated evidence, go to the authorities. Leave it out of a public forum. Let the dead rest in peace..
Sean December 15, 2013 at 10:31 am
Theresa Gobby Marketti, I am sorry for your loss. May Kevin rest in piece. He was a very influentialRead More man and changed hundreds of students lives.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Lynn November 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm
If they are still teaching something called the 'Declaration of Independence', then yes, I believeRead More they should still learn cursive. If you can't go to a museum or be able to read something as important as that document, then just add another *face palm* to our following generations. The movie 'Idiocracy' comes to mind- for a good reason.
Credit unknown. If you know the source of this image, please email Catherine.Crawford@patch.com
Juvenal November 10, 2013 at 02:14 pm
It is amazing that what is a de facto federal takeover / nationalization of k-12 education has takenRead More place so quietly while everyone was fighting about Obamacare. Less literature and a curriculum designed by a couple of Bill Gate's friends, subject to almost no scrutiny by anyone....
Juvenal November 10, 2013 at 02:16 pm
Do states really adopt it "voluntarily" when it is tied to federal funds????
Fay Booker November 10, 2013 at 09:10 pm
I listened to an interesting podcast today with Amanda Ripley, the author of "The Smartest KidsRead More in the World". The problem with our fetish about testing is that we have no idea how to use the data. I think the Common Core has great potential to help kids think outside the proverbial box, but right now, we are all being prepped for lower "state standard" scores from the ISAT. Lots of local education needs to happen!