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"Snarkout Boys" Hits District 153 Stage October 24 & 25
The James Hart Drama Club brings Daniel Pinkwater’s book, "The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death," to the District 153 stage on October 24th and 25th.
"The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death" tells the story of Walter and Winston, two teenage misfits who regularly sneak out to the all-night movie theater. While “snarking out,” they have all kinds of adventures and meet an assortment of oddballs--including a girl named Rat. They even help track down a mad scientist and save the earth from alien real estate agents.
Adapted by James Sie from Pinkwater’s young adult novel, the play is a zany, gripping urban adventure that’s sure to delight both kids and adults.
"The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death" at the James Hart/Millennium gymnasium, (enter HF Sports Complex), 18211 Aberdeen Street, Homewood, Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., $5.
District 153 Would Lose Under Pending Education Funding Reform Bill
Senate Bill 16, the School Funding Report Act of 2014, passed the Illinois Senate in May and currently is pending in the House of Representatives. The bill may be considered in November.
Homewood School District 153 stands to lose about $775,000, which translates to a loss of 17% of our state education funds. Our $775,000 loss would be redistributed to other school districts throughout the state should this bill become law. This would be a financial blow to District 153 on top of the fact that there has been no increase in state education funding for the past seven years.
We hope you will take a few minutes to learn more about SB16 and then contact your local legislators to express your concern on this potential loss in educational funds. (Our local State Senators Toi Hutchinson and Napolean Harris both voted in favor of the bill last May.)
An Important Message from the School Nurses
The respiratory ailment, Enterovirus D68, has been in the news recently. We know of no cases here in District 153.
Unfortunately, a few cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease have been reported among our students.
Below is some information about both topics that we hope you find helpful.
Next Preschool Screenings: Nov. 7
District 153 will conduct screenings to determine eligibility for its preschool program on Friday, November 7th at Willow School. Children must be 3-years-old on or before Nov. 7, 2014. Proof of residency is required at the time of screening.
APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Bridget Bosch at (708) 647-2118.
Homewood School District #153
18205 Aberdeen Street
District Administrative Office Hours
Office hours are 8:00am – 3:30pm.
Registrations are accepted 8:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
The office is closed 12:30pm – 1:00pm.