The Homewood school was one of 11,000 schools in the nation that participated, via the internet, in the mock election called, “Every Kid Votes,”
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Homewood-Flossmoor High School is planning to replace its old field house with a new, 100,000-square foot, $25 million facility. How do you think these plans will affect students and families in the community?
Friday, October 5, 2012
Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.
World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in Districts 161, 153 and 233 how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.” This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers. UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Find out how to vote for local schools to win a donation from U.S. Cellular, which is giving away a total of $1 million.
U.S. Cellular is excited to announce the return of its Calling All Communities campaign. For the fourth year, U.S. Cellular is giving $1 million to schools to improve the education of students. The campaign invites communities to band together to vote for their school by visiting their local U.S. Cellular store to pick up a voting code and entering it online at uscellular.com. Voting begins this Friday, Sept. 14, and runs through Oct. 21. The school that garners the most community votes will win $150,000 and the next 17 schools with the most votes will receive $50,000. Calling All Communities is open to all K-12 schools — big or small, public or private. Each winning school can use the money however it chooses. Carter S. Elenz, executive …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
School just started! Share your favorite back to school photos on Patch.
Friday, August 24, 2012
It's the week of school for most Homewood and Flossmoor students! Share your favorite back to school photos on Patch.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
It's the first day of school for most Homewood and Flossmoor students this week! Share your favorite back to school photos on Patch.
The first day of school is always a rush: Pick out the right outfit, pack up your supplies and get to the bus stop on time. But there's always a moment to freeze time and capture the memory by taking a back-to-school photo. Today, elementary school students in Homewood School District 153 are arriving for the first day of class. Flossmoor School District 161, St. Joseph's Catholic School and Infant Jesus of Prague School kids had their first day back yesterday. The H-F High School students went back last week. Celebrate the first day of school by contributing to our gallery. It's easy to share photos on Patch; just follow the directions below: Like H-F Patch on Facebook
Friday, August 17, 2012
Patch lists everything your student will need to start the year off right at Western Avenue School.
In a few short weeks, local schools will open their doors and fill their seats with area children once again. Coincidentally, school supplies will be flying off the shelves amid bustling crowds and endless checkout lines. If you'd like to get a head start on some of the back-to-school commotion, Patch has compiled a list of the supplies kids will need for each area school. Western Avenue School Kindergarten Please bring the following items if your last name begins with: Zip-lock baggies gallon size - 2 boxes P-S First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade BACKPACKS ON ROLLERS ARE NOT PERMITTED Be sure to check back later this week, as Patch continues its school supply listings for other schools in Homewood and Flossmoor…
Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch lists everything your student will need to start the year off right at Parker Jr. High School.
In a few short weeks, local schools will open their doors and fill their seats with area children once again. Coincidentally, school supplies will be flying off the shelves amid bustling crowds and endless checkout lines. If you'd like to get a head start on some of the back-to-school commotion, Patch has compiled a list of the supplies kids will need for each area school. Parker Jr. High School All Students Sixth Grade Additional Requirements Seventh Grade Additional Requirements Eighth Grade Additional Requirements Additional Supplies for Spanish & French, Both levels Additional Supplies for Eighth Grade Honors Algebra Additional Supplies for Band (Band binders are provided) Be sure to check back later this week, as Patch continues its …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
On this week's edition of Patch Talk, Chicago Heights Patch Editor Chris Paicely and Homewood-Flossmoor Patch Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick talk about mysterious water bills and the quality standards of your average crayon.