News from District 153

An e-newsletter for our community: Nov. 11, 2021


Why Are Schools Open Today?

We hope you enjoy these videos that will help explain what our students are learning about today.

Our hearts are full of gratitude for all those who served or are currently serving our country.

Photo: Veterans Day in District 153 began this morning with a flag raising ceremony at James Hart School with our friends from Homewood's VFW 8077 Post.

HSD153: Veterans Day 2021 Part 1
The Battle of Fort McHenry, through Francis Scott Key's Eyes
HSD153: Veterans Day 2021 Part 2

Halloween Happens!

Despite the pandemic and the rain, Churchill and Willow School students and staff turned into crayons, superheroes, princesses and characters of all sorts for some Halloween fun on October 29th.

Pink Panthers

At James Hart School, students and staff wore pink on October 29th in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of 8th-grade math teacher, Amy Lewandowski, who is fighting the disease.

Willow School Preschoolers Take the Learning Outside

Willow School's pre-kindergartners welcomed loved ones to their "pumpkin patch" on October 22nd for a story and pumpkin decorating.

A week later, they were planting tulip bulbs outside the school. We can't wait to see the fruits of their efforts in the future!

Congratulations, Dr. Sara Schnoor!

District 153 is proud to announce that Churchill School Principal Sara Schnoor has successfully defended her dissertation. Way to go, Dr. Schoor!

Hansen Retires After 20 Years

On October 29, District 153 sent off Student Support Services secretary Cathy Hansen into a well-earned retirement. Best wishes, Cathy. You will be missed.


About Us

Homewood School District 153 is the proud home of the James Hart Panthers, Churchill Bulldogs and Willow Wildcats.