All District 153 Schools are OPEN today, Wed. March 12
Although nearby School Districts 233 and 161 are closed due to power outages, the lights are on and schools are open in all District 153 schools. Please be patient with school buses as they navigate snowy roads.
Welcome to Homewood School District #153!
Our website is your gateway to information about Homewood’s public schools grades Pre-K through 8. We invite you to visit frequently for the latest news and information.
School Calendar Revised Due to Emergency Closures
Dangerous weather conditions forced District 153 to close our schools and use three emergency days in January. We are required to make up these days. Therefore we, again, have revised the 2013-14 school calendar for students as follows:
- Monday, March 3rd (Casimir Pulaski Day Holiday): Schools open for a regular school day.
- Thursday, June 5th: Schools open for a regular school day.
- Friday, June 6th: The last day of school, an early dismiss day.
We hoped to minimize inconveniences on two fronts with these calendar revisions. First, we hoped to disrupt summer plans as little as possible and not require students to return to school after the first weekend of June. Second, the revised calendar will allow 8th-grade graduation to proceed as scheduled on Monday, June 2nd.
Hopefully, we will not have to revise the calendar again, but there is still plenty of winter left to endure. If we need to use another emergency day during the next couple of months, the April 17th staff institute day will become a regular student attendance day.
District 153 thanks all its families and staff for their understanding and cooperation during this difficult winter.
Help District 153 Win $30,000 to Makeover the Willow School Playground!
Willow School could win $30,000 in the “Together Counts Healthy Playground Makeover” sweepstakes.
The more sweepstakes entries we can generate, the greater the chance that Willow School wins.
The first time your enter the sweepstakes, type in the zip code "60430" and select "Willow School" from the drop down menu. (You might also want to uncheck the boxes that allow the firms associated with the sweepstakes to send you further emails.) After that first time, you can submit additional entries simply by entering your email address.
The contest ends March 20th.
Homewood School District #153
18205 Aberdeen Street
District Administrative Office Hours
8 am - 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm