Students are learning in a brand new space at Serena Hills Elementary School with the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab opened for instruction since the beginning of this school year. Made possible by a donation of more than $275,000 from Serena Hills alum Allan DiCastro, the lab[Read More…]
Tag: Flossmoor School District 161
Washington, D.C. trip approved for Parker Junior High honors students
Eighth graders in Parker Junior High’s National Junior Honor Society will have the opportunity to spend their 2019 spring break exploring the nation’s capital. The District 161 School Board approved plans Tuesday for the school’s first field trip to Washington, D.C. from March 22 to 29. Students will visit historic[Read More…]
Flossmoor School Board revisits concerns on tax levy, class size
Flossmoor District 161 school board members Monday began deliberations on whether to approve a 2.1 percent increase in the property tax levy that will fund next year’s budget. Board members asked Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella to bring back estimated levy figures based on a flat rate and one that rises[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[Read More…]
Flossmoor School Board talks budget, construction projects
Construction projects costing about $3.9 million leave Flossmoor School District 161 with a projected deficit of about $3.3 million for fiscal year 2019 despite an operating budget surplus of nearly $700,000. The Flossmoor School Board on Monday heard a preliminary budget report as well as an update on three construction[Read More…]
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.
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[Read More…]
Schools bid farewell to retiring employees
As schools let out in early June, staffs in Homewood and Flossmoor said their good-byes to longtime friends who retired. The Chronicle is profiling a few of these staff members who have served students for decades.
District 161 students accomplish reading goal
It wasn’t hard to read a million pages when the more than 2,300 students in District 161 joined forces. The district’s students started a goal for the month of May as the Million Reading Challenge Partnership and kept on reading through the end of the school year on June 7.
D161 board welcomes new Heather Hills principal
Heather Hills School in Flossmoor will have a new principal July 1. At its meeting Monday, May 14, the District 161 board approved the hiring of Ashley Holland. The board also approved the curriculum for the proposed STEAM lab at Serena Hills School and discussed a plan for restructuring student[Read More…]