Parker Junior High School

Data shows improvements with Parker’s discipline program, principal says

May 26, 2016 - 21:35

Parker Junior High School Principal David Kennedy made a presentation to the Flossmoor District 161 school board this week showing that the number of disciplinary referrals declined in the first year of a new program.

During the current school year, there were 43 referrals for fighting, Kennedy said. There were 77 referrals for disrespect, 57 for abusive language and one for the use of tobacco, drugs, weapons and combustibles. The numbers show the total referrals through Monday. 

District 161 to pay H-F teacher so three students can take advanced math class

March 15, 2016 - 13:20

Three Parker Junior High School students – a sixth grader and two eighth graders – will be taking junior-level honors math courses at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the coming academic year.

Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education members Monday approved $11,414 to cover the cost of one H-F math teacher for one class so that the three students can take algebra II and trigonometry at the high school.

Parker girls basketball team takes undefeated record to state tournament

December 11, 2015 - 18:55

The eighth grade Lady Falcons basketball team from Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor is headed to the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament.

Under the leadership of Coach Darryl Thompson and Assistant Coach Kaleena Kessling, the girls have blazed their way to an undefeated season with a record of 18-0. The Lady Falcons advanced to the state quarterfinals after their sectional win on Wednesday.

It’s not too early to get involved, state representative tells students

November 30, 2015 - 19:22

State Rep. Will Davis touched upon a number of topics during a visit Monday to Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor, including how bills are passed, how young people can get involved in state or local government and whether state legislators can do anything to improve food in the school cafeteria.


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