Tag: Flossmoor School Distrct 161

D161’s playgrounds in ‘poor shape,’ but how to proceed is no easy question

An inspection of Flossmoor School District 161’s elementary school playgrounds has confirmed what the district suspected: with “few exceptions,” the district’s playgrounds are in “poor shape,” per village documents. But what to do about that and when is complicated. Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella during a board of education meeting Monday,[Read More…]

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District 161 hires new director of special education

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Jackie Janicke as director of special education at its April 7 meeting.  Jackie Janicke is the new director of special education at Flossmoor School District 161. (Provided photo) Janicke replaces former director Robin Latman who resigned from the[Read More…]

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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