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District 161 OKs calendar for 2017-2018 school year

 The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year was unanimously approved Monday by the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education. The calendar has only minor changes from recent years and is being coordinated with neighboring school districts. However, the board may later discuss how one of the holidays is labeled. The first day of school for students will be Thursday, Aug. 24. Winter break will begin as of Friday, Dec. 22 with students returning on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Eighth grade graduation is slated for Monday, June 4 and the last day of classes will be on Wednesday, June . . .

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