News from District 153
February 10, 2023
Join Team 153 in 2023-2024!
Are you a certified teacher who is interested in joining our 153 family next year? Or maybe you know someone who is? Please help us find great educators for these open positions next school year!
- Willow School: Physical Education Teacher
- Churchill School: Physical Education Teacher & 5th-Grade Co-Taught Special Education
- James Hart School: 7th-Grade Special Education Resource Teacher
"Those Who Excel" Recipients Honored
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISEBE) announced the recipients of this year's "Those Who Excel" awards, including several from District 153. These awards celebrate incredible classroom teachers, administrators, teams, volunteers, and school support personnel who have made lasting impacts on the students, families, and fellow educators in their school communities. ISBE will celebrate the awardees at a banquet on April 29.
Not pictured below: Patty Welsh, Community Volunteer Category for her work with District 153 Special Olympics
Citizens for Homewood Schools
Team Category for its work on the 2022 education referendum
Mike Dickover, Carol Humm, Ann Lawrence, Becky Popelka, Christine Scully, Sarah Young, Hope Zawaski
Wildcats Were 100 Days Smarter on Feb. 8th!
Willow School celebrated all things 100 on the 100th Day of School, Feb. 8th: counting to 100, building with 100 blocks, and identifying words by the hundreds. And of course, the school hosted the most adorable "centenarians" and construction crews that day.
District 153 Celebrates Black History Month
Churchill School Black History Month Museum , Feb. 16th
Churchill School is proud to announce the return of the Black History Month Museum night. This year's theme is "Celebrating Black Creativity Through the Arts." Please mark your calendar for Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 5-7 pm. The evening will feature:
- live musical performances
- a drum circle
- local black-owned businesses pop-up shop (variety of payment types but consider bringing cash)
- 3D make-and-take artwork
- special celebrity guests
- displays of student projects
Students About Town
The Daily Living Skills classes from all three schools explored our community on Feb. 9th. The day started at Blueberry Hill for breakfast where they practiced reading menus and good manners. Then they headed over to the Homewood Post Office where they mailed the valentines they created (more reading and writing!) and took great care to address correctly.