Tag: District 161

State designates Parker Junior High as ‘underperforming’

Parker Junior High School was labeled as underperforming for the 2018-19 school year based on low-income and special education students falling below Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) standards.   The Flossmoor District 161 school board on Nov. 13 discussed the state’s designation but struggled to identify a specific issue that[Read More…]

Bus service working better this year in District 161

Bus service in Flossmoor District 161 has shown improvements from the 2017-18 school year when issues like numerous route changes at Western Avenue Elementary and late buses sparked complaints from parents. Superintendent Dana Smith told the school board Oct. 29, that Paige Bus Enterprises has made changes in its operations that[Read More…]

District 161 board considers hiring residency investigator

The Flossmoor District 161 school board is considering hiring a full-time residency investigator. The district previously used a private investigative service.“There’s a general sense in the community that we have people taking advantage of residency by taking the train into town, taking buses in. It’s a persistent rumor,” said school[Read More…]

D-161 construction projects closer to completion, officials say

Flossmoor District 161 officials are at odds with the construction company working to finish air conditioning at Parker Junior High School and air and heating systems at Heather Hill School over what extent the projects are complete. Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella updated the school board Monday on the status of the[Read More…]

District 161 hires two security officers for Parker Junior High

Parker Junior High School will be adding two unarmed security officers onto its staff as part of Flossmoor District 161’s plan to enhance the school’s safety. The school board Monday approved a contract for $73,008 from U.S. Security Associates. The Georgia-based company will provide the staffing of one security guard and[Read More…]

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District 161 kids get to see a firefighter’s view

What better way to end summer school than with a chance to sit in a fireman’s truck! After six weeks of learning, the Summer Academy for District 161 ended Thursday, July 26, for more than 400 kids pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle[Read More…]

Flossmoor School District 161 launches new registration process

It was cool heads and short lines throughout July as Flossmoor School District 161 launched its new registration for the 2018-19 school year. “We actually started in May, as the last school year was ending,” said Superintendent Dana Smith.  Teachers and administrators began working on next year’s class lists early while the[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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