News from District 153
January 27, 2023
Churchill School Addition Update
The addition at Churchill School is complete! Our Bulldogs are excited to have more elbow room and to make use of these new learning spaces. The new spaces will be used as meeting rooms and places to do small group work throughout the remainder of this school year. Next school year, the new classroom spaces will house full classes.
James Hart Hosts Mock Congressional Hearings
James Hart's 8th-graders demonstrated their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution during mock Congressional hearings in January. Public speaking isn't easy for most adults, so District 153 is especially proud of our students’ efforts to present their Constitutional research questions in front of judges and classmates.
District Athletes Compete in Regional Tournament
Congratulations to all the James Hart and Churchill athletes who competed in the Special Olympics Region E Basketball Tournament on January 22nd! They are amazing representatives of 153!
L to R: Sierra Holly, Jessie Jursa, Ross McManus, Tristan Clark, Noah Hanzelin, Brian Blach, Andrew Carron, Randall Walters, Zach Hoekstra (Unified Partner for James Hart), Makai McNeal
Celebrating Staff Achievement
Over the past few weeks, District 153 has been overjoyed to celebrate the professional accomplishments of some very special educators (below).
Cathryne Czarnecki, Math Instructional Coach
Tanya Duplessis, Social Worker, Churchill School
Tri-District Music Fest
Many thanks to HF High School for bringing together the choirs, orchestras, and bands of HF, James Hart and Parker on Jan. 24th for a day of skill building, beautiful music and loads of fun!
MLK Day of Service Success
Thanks to the generosity of our community, our 2023 MLK Day of Service was a great success! We collected carloads of donations for local helping organizations, Anew, Respond Now, and the South Suburban Humane Society.
Staff Awarded Classroom Grants
Congratulations to District 153 staff for their recent grant awards from the National Council of Jewish Women. And many, many thanks to NCJW for its support of our schools!
PTA Lou Malnati's Fundraiser through Feb. 5th
Help the PTA and get a deal! Lou Malnati's sells their pre-baked frozen pizzas in store for $15-$18 each. Homewood PTA can sell you the pizza vouchers for $13 each and a portion from each goes to PTA!