Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education President Stephen Paredes cuts the ribbon with help from a student as the school community marks the opening of a new addition at Parker Junior High School. (Photo by Tom Houlihan/HF Chronicle)
When the building now known as Parker Junior High School first opened, in 1953, it had 10 classrooms. Those spaces were used for teaching reading, writing and arithmetic but other subjects — science, art and home economics — were also taught in those rooms.
It was called Flossmoor Junior High School . . .
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