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District 161 begins search for new Parker Junior High principal

Flossmoor School District 161 officials announced on Friday, Dec. 3, that a search would begin for a new principal at Parker Junior High School.

Superintendent Dana Smith informed parents and guardians of district students about the move on Monday.

Principal Amabel Crawford was appointed to the position after previous principal Fred Hunter resigned in March 2019. She plans to return to her prior role as director of learning and instruction for the district on June 30, 2022.

Crawford’s transition . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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