Students show support for senior disciplined after talent show

Multi-colored hair may be coming to Parker Junior High School.

School officials are proposing an end to the ban on “unnaturally colored hair,” Parker Principal David Kennedy said at Monday’s Flossmoor District 161 school board committee meeting.

However, it’s unlikely that extreme colored hair will be allowed in kindergarten through fifth grade in District 161. Chad Prosen, principal of Western Avenue School, said the proposed student handbook for the district’s four elementary buildings prohibits “outlandish” haircuts that can disrupt the classroom.

Kennedy and Prosen presented suggested changes to the . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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