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H-F FYI Sept. 8, 2021

Homecoming Week!

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Happy Homecoming, H-F!

We hope you are enjoying this week filled with games, spirit and friendly competitions!

• Have you been participating in Homecoming Spirit Dress-Up Days? Don't forget tomorrow is Best Fit Day (dress your best) and Friday is our traditional Red & White Day.

• Reminder: The Viking Day schedule (Periods 1-7) will continue all week, with classes slightly shortened on Friday to make time for the VTV Virtual Pep Assembly during Period 7.

• Get ready for Saturday's outdoor Homecoming Dance: Mask-querade Ball by purchasing your ticket ($20) by the end of the school day tomorrow (Sept. 9) at the Campus Store.

• Also, remember to root for these Viking teams hosting home games this week: Girls' VolleyballBoys' SoccerGirls' TennisBoys' GolfField Hockey and Football (see special info about football tickets below).

Go, Vikings!

Pre-Sale Football Tickets



Interested in attending this Friday's H-F Football game vs. LW Central? Enter the Student Ticket Lottery at under "Registration" by 11 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 8)! If your name is selected, you will receive an email notification and your name will be added to the pass list and the $2 ticket cost will be added to your student account. Please be sure to bring your student ID to the game! Students will not be able to purchase a ticket at the gate.



GENERAL PUBLIC: There are a limited number of tickets available to the general public. These general admission tickets must be purchased in advance by adults only via the Campus Store — located in the South Building Cafeteria — on Wednesday, 9/8 & Thursday, 9/9 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $5; maximum of 4 tickets will be sold per person. Note: Tickets will not be sold at the gate.

FAMILIES of our Varsity Football, Varsity Cheer, Varsity Dance, Marching Band and Athletic Trainers will receive a pass from the coaches for up to 4 admissions from the Athletic Office. Families must enter together at the gate.

Questions about football tickets? Please contact the Athletics Office at 708-335-5003,


Sept. 11: Big Day in Flossmoor

The Village of Flossmoor's annual community festival — Flossmoor Fest — is set for this Saturday, Sept. 11, in downtown Flossmoor (Sterling Avenue & Flossmoor Road), immediately following the Hidden Gem Half Marathon. H-F will again be a part of this year's event! Watch for the H-F Viking Marching Band to kick off the fest at 1 p.m. in front of the Flossmoor Public Library and look for Viking Broadcasting filming segments around the fest. Also during the fest don't miss Not My Dad, a band of talented local musicians who include Mr. Elfner and Mr. Venegas, H-F Social Science teachers. They will take the main stage from 4:30-6 p.m. The event also includes the closing auction for the Barrels of Hope project, a fundraiser for the Flossmoor Art Commission.

Please note: Prior to the fest, there will be several road closures during the Hidden Gem Half Marathon on Saturday morning. This year’s race is expected to welcome as many as 800 runners, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of spectators to Flossmoor who will be present in nearly every neighborhood of Flossmoor, which will necessitate road closures throughout the village, including the major streets of Flossmoor Road, Governors Highway, Kedzie and Western Avenue. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Flossmoor Road near Flossmoor's Village Hall. Note: If you are coming to H-F's campus that morning, the best route will be on Kedzie Ave. via 183rd Street. Good luck to all of the runners this year, including Flossmoor Mayor Michelle Nelson our Superintendent-Elect Dr. Scott Wakeley!

For more information, please visit the Village of Flossmoor's website here...


HFPA Zoom Meeting: Sept. 13

H-F Parents/Guardians, you are invited to the Homewood-Flossmoor Parent Association's (HFPA) next meeting via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. Topics to be covered will be:

  • Department Chair updates
  • Assessment and testing update
  • Athletic Department update
  • Football games
  • Dr. Wakeley & the transition plan
  • Announcement of important dates and events
  • Questions & Answers

Click here for the Zoom meeting link...

Learn more at the HFPA's website...


Registration for Little Vikings Preschool is now open!

Do you have a Little Viking in your home or on your block? Tell them about H-F's Little Vikings Preschool, offered both semesters this school year for ages 3-5 in the North Building from Oct. 19-May 17. Class will be offered most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:50-11:20 a.m. Children must be 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021, and they must be toilet trained. Fee is $360 for the year, and it includes the child's daily supplies, snack, special occasion crafts/celebrations and a t-shirt. Questions? Contact Mrs. Pesha at 708-799-3000, ext. 5227.

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H-F Theatre

Children's Play:

The Lion King, Jr.

H-F Mall Auditorium

Sept. 23 • 7 p.m.

Sept. 24 • 7 p.m.

Sept. 25 • 2 p.m.


$10/adult, $5/student/senior

H-F Theatre Children's Play set for Sept. 23-25

Get ready to be inspired as our talented student-performers present The Lion King, Jr., as this year's H-F Theatre Children's Play on Sept. 23-25 in the Mall Auditorium! Directed by Mr. Willard-Rose with technical direction by Mr. Tholl, our cast features:

  • Jadon Smith — Simba
  • Jazmin Rhodes — Nala
  • Gabriel McKinney — Young Simba
  • Stella Hoyt — Young Nala
  • Charisma Boler — Rafiki
  • Ronald Gerring — Scar
  • Emma Leak — Shenzi
  • Harmoni McKinney — Banzai
  • Tessa O'Keefe — Ed
  • Cayden Speerbrecker — Mufasa
  • Madison Vitolka — Zazu
  • Sullivan Matthys — Timon
  • Bryce Stewart — Pumbaa
  • Amy Ward — Sarabi
  • Elle Jenkins — Sarafina

Ensemble performers are: Araceli Adames, Ashira Blakey, Langston Fantroy, Sean Haggerty, Tanya Harvey, Savannah Howard, Faith Kenshol, Flannery Marak, Rylee Miller, Benjamin Peden, Jordyn Richardson, Casey Siengo, Blessing Simon Ohia, Karani Tabor, Kayla Young & Khyla Young. Student production assistants are Christopher Albert & Paris Bayless.

News from the Assessment Office

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PSAT/SAT Prep Offered through Khan Academy

To help our students prepare for the upcoming PSAT/SAT Test Day on Wednesday, Oct. 13, the H-F Assessment Office has developed a guide for online, self-paced test preparation through Khan Academy. This guide is designed to help H-F students gain confidence in their test-taking abilities and improve their SAT scores by exposing them to as much practice as possible.

The Khan Academy Self-Paced Guide provides all the instructions for students to set up their Khan Academy accounts, customize their practice, set up a schedule, and monitor their progress. The site will automatically adjust for the things students need to work on the most. It is recommended that students begin working in Khan Academy as soon as possible in order to allow for enough practice time prior to the exam. The program prepares students for the SAT or the PSAT, at whatever grade and skill level they are at.

Click here to access the guide and get started!

More information will be coming soon about the Oct. 13 testing at H-F. If you have any immediate questions, please contact Mrs. Bucci at 708-335-5584 or


AP Exam Registration

Attention Advanced Placement Students: The H-F Assessment Office would like to remind you that the registration process for end-of-the-year AP exams is already underway with the College Board. Remember that not only do AP exams provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of rigorous, college-level material, but taking them also results in a stronger performance in the course itself. In addition, scoring well on an AP exam often earns you scholarship dollars or even college credit before you even set foot on a college campus, saving you time and money. Here are some important notes about AP exams:

  • Each exam is $96 (or $144 for AP Seminar or AP Research).
  • Exam registration deadline is Nov. 8, 2021, at 4 p.m. (Or $40 late fee will apply.)
  • After March 15, 2022, no additional changes can be made to your exam schedule.
  • After Nov. 8, 2021, fees will be added to student balances in Rycor.
  • Payments can be made through Parent PowerSchool at any time.

Students will learn more about exam registration in their classes this week. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Bucci at 708-335-5584 or

Important Reminder: COVID-19 Dashboard & Reporting Form

Vikings: Thank you for doing your part to keep our school safe by properly wearing a mask indoors, watching your distance and washing your hands frequently. Most importantly, thank you for staying home when you are feeling ill.

Parents & guardians: Please remember to complete the D233 COVID Family Reporting Form to report positive COVID-19 cases in your household, close-contact COVID-19 exposures and if your student is experiencing suspected COVID-19 symptoms. The form is available by clicking here... A Student COVID Flow Chart is shown below to help guide you this year.

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Also, remember that you can track COVID-19 cases and quarantines at H-F, as well as see community data at the D233 COVID-19 Dashboard — click here...

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Students in Mrs. Stolzenbach's Chemistry classes created rainbows last week during a special lab as they learned about density.



Vikings represent H-F at Special Olympics leadership camp

Congratulations to senior Ella Casey and sophomore Eliakim Taylor, who attended the online Special Olympics Youth Activation Committee Leadership Bootcamp at the end of August. The pair were trained in all aspects of Special Olympics and will present to more than 300 Special Olympic Unified partners this December!



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Note: Only home games & playoffs are shown below. For complete athletic schedules, click here...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 - Viking Day (Periods 1-7)

Viking Spirit Theme: Movie/TV Character Day

10:15 a.m. — Visit with Prairie State College @ College Room

1:30 p.m. — Visit with the U. of Toledo @ College Room

4-6 p.m. — General Admission Football Tickets on Sale @ Campus Store

4:30 p.m. — Home Opener: Girls' Volleyball vs. Oak Forest @ South Gym (JV & V) & Fieldhouse (F)

5 p.m. — Home Opener: Boys' Soccer (JV & V) vs. Richards @ H-F Stadium

7 p.m. — Homecoming Powder Puff Game @ North Turf Room (streaming on VTV)

7-8 p.m. — Online Tutoring via Google Classroom (click here)

11 p.m. — Student Lottery closes for football tickets (click here to enter)


THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 — Viking Day (Periods 1-7)

Viking Spirit Theme: Best Fit Day

Last day to purchase Homecoming Dance tickets!

8:30 a.m. — Visit with Bryant U. @ College Room

9:23 a.m. — Visit with Valparaiso U. @ College Room

10:15 a.m. — Visit with Holy Cross College @ College Room

4-6 p.m. — General Admission Football Tickets on Sale @ Campus Store

4 p.m. — Boys' Golf (JV) vs. Lockport @ Coyote Run Golf Course

4:30 p.m. — Girls' Tennis (JV) vs. Stagg @ North Courts

5 p.m. — Home Opener: Field Hockey (JV & V) vs. Lakes Community @ JV & North Fields

7-8 p.m. — Online Tutoring via Google Classroom (click here)


FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 — Viking Day (Periods 1-7)

Viking Spirit Theme: Red & White Day

8:30 a.m. — Visit with the Florida Institute of Technology @ College Room

10:15 a.m. — Visit with the Illinois Institute of Technology @ College Room

1:27 p.m. — Visit with Seton Hall U. @ College Room

4:30 p.m. — Boys' Soccer (JV) vs. Mt. Carmel @ JV Field

6 p.m. — Homecoming Game: Football (V) vs. LW Central @ H-F Stadium


SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 - Patriot Day

7 a.m. — Boys' Golf (JV) Invitational @ Lincoln Oaks

11 a.m. — Football (F & S) vs. LW Central @ H-F Stadium

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Tutoring @ South TLC (Enter Door #26)

1 p.m. — Marching Band opens Flossmoor Fest @ Downtown Flossmoor

7:30-11 p.m. — Homecoming Dance @ H-F Stadium (weather permitting)



2-5 p.m. — Tutoring @ South TLC (Enter Door #26)


MONDAY, SEPT. 13 - Block 1 Day (Periods 1, 2,3, 5 & 4)

8:44 a.m. — Visit with Tulane U. @ College Room

10:09 a.m. — Visit with Illinois College @ College Room

4:30 p.m.

  • Girls' Golf (JV & V) vs. Mother McAuley @ Coyote Run
  • Girls' Volleyball (F, JV & V) vs. LW Central @ North & South Gyms
  • Boys' Soccer (JV2) vs. Bloom @ JV Field

7 p.m.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 14 - Late Start / Block 2 Day (Periods 7. 6. 5 & 4)

8:44 a.m. — Visit with Indiana State U. @ College Room

10:09 a.m. — Visit with Tufts U. @ College Room

11:34 a.m. — Visit with Millikin U. @ College Room

1:46 p.m. — Visit with St. Mary's College @ College Room

4:30 p.m.

  • Girls' Volleyball (F & JV) vs. St. Laurence @ North Gym
  • Girls' Tennis (JV) vs. Sandburg @ North Courts

5 p.m. — Girls' Swimming (JV & V) vs. Lockport @ Pool

7-8 p.m. — Online Tutoring via Google Classroom (click here)


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 - Block 3 Day (Periods 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7)

8:44 a.m. — Visit with Hope College @ College Room

10:09 a.m. — Visit with the U. of Cincinnati @ College Room

11:34 a.m. — Visit with Xavier U. @ College Room

1:46 p.m. — Visit with Ball State U. @ College Room

4 p.m. — Senior Night: Girls' Golf (JV & V) vs. Lockport @ Coyote Run

4:30 p.m. — Girls' Tennis (V) vs. LW East @ South Courts

7-8 p.m. — Online Tutoring via Google Classroom (click here)


THURSDAY, SEPT. 16 — Yom KippurSchool is closed


FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 — Viking Day (Periods 1-7)

8:30 a.m. — Visit with Case Western Reserve U. @ College Room

11:51 a.m. — Visit with Suffolk U. @ College Room

1:27 p.m. — Visit with the U. of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign @ College Room

6 p.m. — Salute to Service: Football (V) vs. Lockport @ H-F Stadium



8 & 11 a.m. — Football (F & S) vs. Lockport @ H-F Stadium

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Tutoring @ South TLC (Enter Door #26)

11 a.m. — Class of 1971 Reunion Tours @ South Building



2-5 p.m. — Tutoring @ South TLC (Enter Door #26)


Click here to view the 2021-2022

At-A-Glance Academic Calendar

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Online Sportswear Sale Open Through Sept. 16

The Viking Online Spiritwear Shop is now open through Thursday, Sept. 16!

Alumni News:

Class of 2010 & 2011

10-Year Reunion

Friday, Sept. 10

  • 5 p.m. H-F Campus Tours

Class of 1971 50-Year Reunion

"The Beat Goes On"

Friday, Sept. 17

  • 7 p.m. Reception at LaBanque Hotel

Saturday, Sept. 18

  • 11 a.m. H-F Campus Tours
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner at Ravisloe

For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at 708-335-5530,

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