Columbus Day could become a thing of the past — at least in name — for Flossmoor School District 161, but officials said it deserves more discussion before making any permanent changes. The topic was raised early during the school board’s meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, one day later than normal[Read More…]
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Flossmoor School District 161 intends to move forward with bringing a limited number of students in its special education programs back into its buildings as early as Oct. 26. Jackie Janicke, the district’s director of special education, presented a report to the school board and led a conversation about a[Read More…]
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…]
An all-remote start to the 2020-2021 school year wasn’t Plan A for Flossmoor elementary schools, but so far so good, according to officials. “We really did have a positive start,” Superintendent Dana Smith told members of the District 161 Board of Education at its Monday, Aug. 31, special meeting. “A[Read More…]
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…]
Flossmoor School District 161 will be hosting a virtual Diversity Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. Anyone who wishes to attend should send an email to [email protected] by 1 p.m. on Monday, July 6. The focus of the discussion will be “Talking to Children About Racial Bias” by Drs. Ashaunta[Read More…]
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…]
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.
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.
Homewood and Flossmoor students will forfeit the March 4 Casimir Pulaski Day holiday so the districts can get to the required 176 days on the school calendar. While students will learn of the heroism of Pulaski, this year it won’t mean a day off.