Monday, May 20, 2013
Homewood-Flossmoor High School students and the Flossmoor Art Commission installed 'Bell Tower,' a statue commemorating Flossmoor's education history. The installation was attended by local dignitaries, residents and even Mayor Paul Braun.
After a year of planning, design and construction, the Flossmoor Public Library now has a new statue to call its own, thanks to the Flossmoor Art Comission and Homewood-Flossmoor High School art students. The statue, which is called 'Bell Tower,' was dedicated May 19, during a ceremony which was attended by Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun, village trustees, the students responsible for the statue and several members of the Homewood-Flossmoor High School District board of education, along with local residents. During the event, Braun called the statue commemorating education apropos for the village. “'Bell Tower' commemorates the importance of education in our community,” he said. “Something that we know so well, something that's been a part of …
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Red and White Choral bands will be pitted against each other in a battle of the bands on Tuesday, May 21. The event is free to attend.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School is putting a new twist on the classic Battle of the Bands formula this week with its annual Red versus White concert on Tuesday, May 21. The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. at the high school. The concert, which is free to attend, is an annual event for the school and will last two hours. For more information about the concert, contact high school at (708) 799-3000. It's easy to keep up with Patch!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
'Bell Tower,' a statue commemorating the importance of educaiton in the community will be installed at the Flossmoor Public Library on Sunday, May 19. The installation will take place from 3 to 4 p.m.
Flossmoor is home to any number of art installations, from the Flossmoor Sculpture Gardens to the Homewood-Flossmoor High School National Art Society gallery at the high school. Now, the Flossmoor Public Library will be included in the art game in the community, as the library will receive a statue dedication from H-F art students on Sunday, May 19. The installation, which will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., is a project between the Flossmoor Public Works Commission and the high school. The state is called, 'Bell Tower,' and is meant to symbolize 'the importance of education in the community from the earliest documented school to the current award-winning High School,' according to a release from the village. In support of the installation …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The caps and gowns of the more than 275 graduates of Prairie State College this year will be made from post-consumer plastic bottles. The eco-friendly move is expected to save more than 7 million post-consumer plastic bottles this year.
As graduation day approaches for Prairie State College students, the school and graduates are already celebrating a new, forward-thinking, green step the school is taking. During the ceremony, which will take place Saturday, May 18, graduates will wear caps and gowns made of approximately 29 post-consumer plastic bottles. It's estimated that the eco-caps and gowns will contribute to saving more than 7 million post-consumer plastic bottles this year. “This reaffirms to the community that we are producing environmentally, fiscally, and socially responsible grads,” said Allessandra Cairo, sustainability coordinator at PSC, in a press release. “The administration's approval of this year's eco-friendly graduation attire is just one more …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School junior and senior prom took place Saturday, May 11, at the Field Museum in Chicago. Attendees danced the night away among the museum's exhibits, under the watchful eye of Sue the dinosaur.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School students who attended prom on Saturday, May 11, were treated to a night they'll never forget at the Field Museum. While a cool breeze off Lake Michigan chilled promgoers walking into the event, inside, things heated up quickly on the dance floor as Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex, looked on with a watchful eye. Students arrived in style in stretch limos, classic cars and even party buses to the event, which took place from 8 p.m. to midnight. Bathed in a glow of soft pink lights, students took to the dance floor for a night befitting a year-end dance themed, 'Forever Young.' Be sure to scroll through the gallery above to see attendees as they arrived to prom and add your own photos as well. 'Like' Homewood-…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School National Art Honor Society is hosting its annual art show on Wednesday, May 8, at H-F. The show is from 7 to 8 p.m. in the H-F library.
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School National Art Honor Society is adding a splash of color to the school's library on Wednesday, May 8, during its annual art show in the H-F library. The show, which will run from 7 to 8 p.m., will feature the works of students in the society. The National Art Honor Society 'tries to recognize those students who have shown outstanding ability in art,' according to the group's web page. The group is open to students who've completed at least three semesters of art classes at the high school, and who have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in those classes. For more information about the art show, or about the National Art Society, contact club sponsor Jackie Wargo at (708) 799-3000 x. 5678 'Like' …
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday; see where other area high schools ranked.
Newsweek looked to Homewood-Flossmoor when naming the best high schools in the country. Homewood-Flossmoor High School received a nod from the magazine with a ranking of 1126. Several other south suburban high schools also made the list. Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way North in Frankfort, and Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way West in New Lenox were all also in the top 2,000 in the nation. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the high schools' ranking, and every other ranked school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Viking Broadcast Center, home of the school's radio and television studios, will host an open house from 5:40 to 7:30 p.m. on May 8. Students interested in radio or television are encouraged to stop by.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Theater Department presents, 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,' this weekend, May 2 through 4.
The Homewood-Flossmoor High School Theater Department is ready to send the school year out with a bang with its final performance of the year, 'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.' The play, which is set in Purgatory and centers on the trial of Judas Iscariot, will take place at the H-F Mall Auditorium Thursday, May 2, through Saturday, May 4. “Set in Purgatory, this courtroom drama tries to answer the religious and philosophical question: Does Judas deserve eternal damnation or is he worthy of redemption? To shed light on this question, witnesses such as Satan, Sigmund Freud, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas and Mother Teresa are summoned to the stand. At times hysterically funny, more often poignant, Judas puts the idea of forgiveness on trial and …
The Homewood resident was honored for going above and beyond his duties as student aid in the Fine Arts department.
Marian Catholic High School recently announced its March Student of the Month for the Fine Arts department. The honor went to Homewood resident Russell Dahlman, class of 2016. According to the school, he got it for going above and beyond his duties as a student aid. Dahlman was one of only a handful of students honored throughout the month. Want to share your good news? Post it on H-F Patch.