News from Homewood School District 153/ March 1, 2017
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Seussical, the James Hart Spring Musical, Opens Tomorrow Night!
Here's a sneak peek!

Before the Musical, Visit the 
District 153 Arts Festival 
and Ice Cream Social

James Hart Cafeteria
6:00-7:00 pm

Black History Museum Opens for the Night at Churchill School

Churchill students and their loved ones braved Tuesday night's stormy weather to visit the school's Black History Museum.  Students displayed the projects and research they worked on during Black History Month. They also played in a drumming circle and had portraits taken in the Art Studio.

Thank you,Churchill families, for coming out on such a dreadful night!
Paul Hesla and Joseph Chacon of Belt Railway show students what it takes to make the trains run on time.
James Hart Hosts STEM Career Fair

James Hart 7th-graders got a view into the world of careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the school's 2nd annual STEM career fair held on Feb. 24th.

Many thanks to these professionals who shared their expertise with our students:

  • Joe Nordman (Robinson Engineering Ltd.)
  • Vernice Davis & Salacia Thomas  (Advocate Healthcare)
  • Ellen Riley (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
  • Debra Larkin & Kim Van Drunen  (Franciscan St. James)
  • Joseph Chacon & Paul Hesla (Belt Railway Company)
  • Bridget Hoffenkamp, Nicol Vlasic, Stephanie Rodriguez, Destinee Tacques, Monet Peterson (Rasmussen College)
Debra Larkin of Franciscan St. James Hospital demonstrates the science of intubation.
Ellen Riley of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency shows how environmental protection regulations are enforced and why. 
Reading Takes Center Stage at Willow School

Willow School hosted two special events in February to excite the minds and imaginations of their beginning readers.

On Feb. 15th, students were enchanted by the storytelling of Oba William King, a nationally renowned storyteller, who reads, tells and even drums his wonderful stories and fables.

On Feb. 8th, hundreds of pajama-clad students and their loved ones turned out for Willow School's Family Reading Night. They signed up for library cards from the Homewood Public Library and snuggled up for stories of all kinds. Homewood author Tracy Watland read from her children's book, "The Kindness Can." Below are some highlights of the evening.
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PTA "Cook's Day Off" at Aurelio's, Monday, March 6

Plan to NOT COOK on Monday, March 6th while you're supporting the great work of Homewood PTA. Aurelio's will donate 20% of your food and drink purchases that day to Homewood PTA when you present  this flyer.
Order Schwan's Through April 6 and Support the PTA 
"Churchill School", campaign #31487. 

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Upcoming Events

Mar.  2           Seussical, Jr, JH Stage Gym, 7 pm
Mar. 3            Seussical Jr., JH Stage Gym, 7 pm
Mar. 6             Cook's Day Off at Aurelio's
Mar. 7           Early Dismiss Day 
Mar. 9           Willow Family Math Night, Willow School, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mar. 16         Kindergarten Parent Orientation, Willow School, 7-8 pm
Mar. 20         School Board Meeting, JH Media Center, 7 pm
Mar. 22         PTA Spring Book Fair, Willow School, 6-8 pm
Mar. 21         PTA Spring Book Fair, James Hart School, 6-8 pm
Mar. 27         Spring Break Begins
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