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Goodbye and Thank You, Dr. Mitchell
Dr. Dale Mitchell by the Numbers
  • 27 years
  • 1,300+ students working in 2 STEM Labs each year
  • 19 District 153 principals mentored
  • 2 successful funding referendums
  • 1 global pandemic
On May 10th, the Board of Education hosted a small gathering to say goodbye and thank you to retiring Superintendent Dr. Dale Mitchell. His 27 years of service to District 153 included stints as Assistant Principal and Principal of James Hart School, Business Manager, Assistant Superintendent and finally Superintendent of the school district.

The Board passed a resolution to re-name the school district's office, The Dr. Dale Mitchell Administrative Center (see image of future signage above). Also, the video below highlighting Dr. Mitchell's accomplishments and special leadership qualities was presented.

Our school community has one more chance to show Dr. Mitchell how much his leadership has meant. On Tuesday, May 25th, the school district is hosting a drive-by parade. See more information below.
Dr. Dale Mitchell Farewell
Upcoming Events
Monday, May 17
Homewood PTA will close out this year’s fundraising, the same way we began…at Aurelio’s Pizza! 

Please consider taking the night off from cooking, and have some delicious Aurelio’s pizza on Monday, May 17th. Whether you dine-in, carry-out or order for delivery, all count towards our fundraiser. PTA will receive 20% of all sales, when the fundraiser flier is presented.
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 PM
James Hart Bands Outdoor Spring Concert
Rain date is May 20
Everyone is invited to bring a folding chair to Irwin Park and enjoy an evening of music! Reservations are encouraged, but not required, and can be made by clicking here.  

These kids have soldiered on all year long in virtual lessons and outdoor rehearsals (sometimes cold and windy). Come on out and support these dedicated student musicians.
Friday, May 21
Deadline to register students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Register by the deadline for a chance to win prizes such as gift cards to local businesses and school sprit

Tuesday, May 25, 3:30 PM
Dr. Mitchell's Drive-By Retirement Parade
Rain date is May 27
Pack the kids in the car and join District 153 in saying goodbye and thank you to our beloved superintendent, Dr. Dale Mitchell. Dr. Mitchell retires after 27 years in the school district, so let's send him off with a BANG! 

We'll be lining up for the parade in two locations (pick one!):
  1. Apollo Park's South Lot (be there by 3:20 PM), or;
  2. St. Andrew's Methodist Church parking lot (be there by 3:30 PM)

We'll line up and head over to Churchill School to honk and wave at Dr. Mitchell. 

Crazy car decorations and signs are strongly encouraged!
Friday, May 28, 12:00 PM
Willow School Car Parade

Help Willow School say goodbye and thank you to this year's retirees:

Mary Heyne
Carla Hildreth
Michelle Klupchak

Parade will line up at Salem Lutheran Church. Again, car decorations and signs strongly enouraged.
PTA Offers 2021-2022 School Supply Kits
Homewood PTA is again partnering with School Tool Box to offer you school supply kits for next school year! This is a service offered to you by PTA, it is not mandatory…but it will make back to school shopping, so much easier! 
Willow School
Churchill School
James Hart School