Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 hosted a building dedication and community open house for its renovated North Building on Tuesday. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, sculpture unveiling and performances by H-F's band and orchestra students. âMore than 500 community members attended, according to a release from the district. | Supplied photo by Alex Romanovsky/DLA Architects, Ltd.
Updated: June 30, 2014 9:53AM
H-F High School
dedicates new building
Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 on Tuesday hosted a building dedication and open house for its renovated North Building.
The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, sculpture unveiling and performances by H-F’s band and orchestra students, according to a release from the district. More than 500 people attended, the release said.
Many areas of the building were renovated, including the student cafeteria and gymnasium, according to the district’s website. The main entrance was transformed into a two-story atrium, and the fieldhouse was expanded to allow for additional and more convenient programming, it said.
The renovation was designed to allow the fieldhouse to host multiple events simultaneously so it could accommodate more teams without forcing students to arrive at school early or stay late into the evening.
A fitness facility also was to be installed overlooking a 200-meter track and four full-sized courts.
The facility renovation was also designed to include several environmentally friendly components, the district said.
‘Empty the Shelter’ event
The South Suburban Humane Society in Chicago Heights will host its annual “Empty the Shelter” Adopt-a-thon from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
All fees will be waived for adoptables pets, but all adoption procedures and policies still apply.
The shelter is at 1103 W. End Ave.
For more information, call (708) 755-PETS or visit
Job expo slated
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-2nd, will host a Youth Summit and Job Expo for those between the ages of 15 and 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, 250 E. 111th St., Chicago.
Representatives from more than 50 companies and agencies are expected to accept applications for active job openings and internships. The summit will also offer workshops on interview skills, resume writing, financial responsibility and building positive work habits, according to a release about the expo.
A youth panel will discuss issues confronting today’s young people, and actress Erica Hubbard, from the popular BET sitcom “Let’s Stay Together,” will have meet and greet.