Homer Jr. High School


Message from the Principal


Dear Homer Junior High Community,

It is my honor and privilege to serve as your principal for the coming 2021-2022 school year.  As I meet and work with more and more of you in the learning community, I have felt welcomed and supported as I transition to serve as your Principal of Homer Jr. High School.  I look forward to working for the students, staff, parents, and community members of HJH and getting to know each of you. The relationships we build will be the foundation for our high expectations for all students, and will foster academic and personal growth amongst our student body.

Looking at the school year ahead, we have plans to make it a great experience for all by bringing back some normalcy coupled with support systems as we all transition back to school. We will abide by CDC, IDPH, and District guidelines as we welcome students back to a full day schedule in our newly renovated building.  As a staff, we will continue to make the most of our time with students, and work with you to help each student reach their personal academic goals for this school year.

Thank you for welcoming me to The Home of the Mustangs, and I look forward to an amazing school year ahead.  I encourage you to reach out to me at your convenience; together we can do great things to champion our students!



Lisa Figurell

Homer Jr. High School



Important Information

Homer Junior High Open House Dates and Times

8th Grade Open House - August 11th

  • Last Name A-L: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Last Name M-Z: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

7th Grade Open House - August 12th

  • Last Name A-L: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
  • Last Name M-Z: 5:00pm - 6:30pm





Click to Nominate a Family (Entry deadline is August 16th)

Even though the Village of Homer Glen came in second to the Village of New Lenox at the Pop Tab Collection Challenge - we still win! Thanks to the generous donations of Konow's Corn Maze, Zachary's Red Barn, Birchwood Gardens, Chesdan's Pizzeria and Grille, Raffy's Candy, and Mayor Tim Baldermann of New Lenox there are enough Donation funds for TWO vacations to Disney, which means one special Homer Glen family will also receive a vacation to Disney World (valued at $5,200).

Here's how it works: Nominate a family with a special needs family member by filling out the form located on the Village website (click the link above "Nominate a Family"). Families may nominate themselves. Each nominee receives ONE entry into the drawing. If we receive multiple entries for a particular family, we will only enter the nominee name ONCE, so that each nominee has the same chance of winning. The final winning family will be drawn at random on August 17th from the nominations that are received and the winning family will be notified. We ask that the winning family attend the Village Board Meeting on August 25th at 7pm to claim their prize.

**You MUST be a Homer Resident to WIN!**

It's a pop tab collection war! To celebrate the creation of the new Ability Awareness Committee, the Village has wagered a friendly war with the Village of New Lenox: the village that collects the most pop tabs by June 30 wins! The winning village will reward one family with special needs a vacation to Disney World (valued at $5,200) generously donated by Walt Konow of Konow's Corn Maze and Zachary's Red Barn and Farm Events.

All pop tabs collected will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House, which allows parents of critically-ill children to sleep free of charge near the hospital while their child undergoes treatment.

Pop tab collection boxes are available for free at Village Hall. Collected pop tabs can be dropped off at Village Hall in the vestibule through the Administration front doors. Village Hall hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM.  

Questions? Call 708-301-0632.

Greg Zurales, Assistant Principal

Kelly Kardas, Dean of Students

Homer Junior High SCHOOL

15711 Bell Road
Homer Glen, IL 60491

Student Attendance Hours: 7:48 A.M. - 2:10 P.M.
Office Hours: 7:00 A. M. - 4:00 P.M.
Phone: 708-226-7800
Fax: 708-226-7859

Sarah Rodriguez

Homer Junior High School Nurse
Phone: 708-226-7816


Phone: 708-226-8359



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