School Closings Make-Up Days Announced
District 153 will make up the two days in February that our schools were closed for extreme temperatures on the following two dates:

• Monday, March 4, school will be in session on Casimir Pulaski Day.     
• Friday, June 7, will be the last day of school.

Although we hope to avoid bringing staff and students back during the week of June 10th, there is still plenty of winter and possible emergency school closings ahead.

Please keep this possibility in mind when making your family’s summer plans.

Dr. Mitchell in the News
Read all about it in the HF Chronicle.
James Hart Announces ISYM Scholarship Winners
These 7th-graders may be looking forward to summer even more than the rest of us. They will be attending the Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) Camp at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with the help of half tuition scholarships from our Parent Music Association. The PMA has been sending deserving 7th-grade music students to ISYM since the early 1950s.

ISYM brings over 1,000 students and 150 faculty and staff together for three weeks of intense music-making. In addition to the music, students get to experience a taste of college life at a Big Ten University, living and eating in a dormitory close to the School of Music.

Congratulations to these wonderful student musicians!
ORCHESTRA: Addison Sextonson, Evelyn Malvestuto, Carmella Abramczyk, Sophia Krupa, Marcus Smith, Kira Szczytowski
CHOIR: Syndni Leverson, Eleanor Jenkins, Kelly Parker, Jordan Berry, Jazmin Rhodes (not pictured: Cayden Speerbrecker)
BAND: Samantha Ekstrom, Rebecca Urbaniak, Sani Zinnerman, Alice Corbitt Seitz, Leo D’Astici, Sari Zinnerman
James Hart School Presents the Lion King:
Feb. 28 & March 1
Upcoming Events
Friday, Feb. 15
Saturday, Feb. 16
Incoming Freshman Registration & HFFPAC Pancake Breakfast, HF High School, 8:00 AM-12 NOON
Monday, Feb. 18
No School: Presidents' Day
Thursday, Feb. 28
The Lion King, Jr, James Hart Stage Gym, 7:00 PM
Friday, March 1
The Lion King Jr., James Hart Stage Gym, 7:00 PM
Monday, March 4
Emergency day make-up--school is in session.
For a complete list of upcoming events, please check our website calendar.
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