Tag: District 161

District 161 expects 2.3% increase to 2020 tax levy

Flossmoor School District 161 may be looking at a roughly 2.3% increase over last year’s extension in its tax levy for the 2020 calendar year, but actual money through the door is expected to remain down from just two years prior. The district agreed to abate $1.93 million in property[Read More…]

D161 sees progress on Western Avenue, Flossmoor Hills projects

Alumni may soon want to make a return trip to Western Avenue Elementary School. “To experience Western with central air — we have been talking about that for so long,” said Michelle Hoereth, president of Flossmoor School District 161’s Board of Education. Superintendent Dana Smith noted it “feels completely different”[Read More…]

District 161 members to decide school option on July 13

During a two-hour special meeting Monday, the members of the District 161 school board considered three options for how to reopen schools this fall. Superintendent Dana Smith and a planning team presented the board with three options: 1) students return to the classroom; 2) a hybrid plan with students attending[Read More…]

Summer classroom sizes in SD 161 will be limited due to pandemic

Flossmoor School District 161 is looking to limit classroom sizes during its summer academy to encourage student engagement.   School board members and district administrators discussed plans for the summer session at a special meeting May 7, which was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will be limited[Read More…]

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Free breakfast, lunch program for H-F grade schools continues at Parker

The free breakfast and lunch program for students in Homewood District 153 and Flossmoor District 161 will be extended through April 7 in response to Gov. J.B Pritzker’s stay-at-home order. You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access. Already[Read More…]

Two District 161 staff members named assistant principals at Parker

Flossmoor School District 161 this week announced the appointment of two new assistant principals at Parker Junior High School. Tara Peacock and Michelle Wisniewski will join incoming principal Amabel Crawford as top administrators at Parker.   You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free[Read More…]

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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