Tag: Flossmoor School District 161

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District 161 welcomes new superintendent

  New District 161 Superintendent Dana Smith meets  National Junior Honor Society student volunteers.  (Provided photos)  Flossmoor School District 161 held a reception Thursday, March 23, to welcome its new superintendent, Dana Smith, to the district.    Related story:Flossmoor School District 161 announces appointment of new superintendent (March 16, 2017)  [Read More…]

Candidates discuss what’s great in District 161, how to move forward

Seven of nine candidates running for the Flossmoor School District 161 board of education Thursday responded to questions at a well-attended political forum. In all, the candidates answered nine questions submitted by audience members in the Parker Junior High School gymnasium. The 90-minute forum was sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor League[Read More…]

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District 161 Golden Apple finalist recalls journey to teaching excellence

Andrea Beaty, a fourth grade teacher for Flossmoor District 161 at Serena Hills School in Chicago Heights, will be among 34 finalists recognized for this year’s Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

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Candidates for Flossmoor School District 161

Nine candidates are running for four seats on the Flossmoor School District 161 board of education. They are Misha Lynn Blackman, LaCael Palmer Pratt, Melissa Stilts, Stephen Paredes, Carolyn Griggs, Isaac D. Harris, Jadey Ryndak, Kelli Bentley and Cameron Nelson. Paredes is an incumbent. Three other incumbents — Timijanel Boyd Odom, Lisa[Read More…]

Summer school rehab projects highlighted at District 161 meeting

Several updates, ranging from repairing district facilities to possibly offering an additional foreign language to junior high students to enrollment projections for 2017-18, were all presented to the Flossmoor District 161 board of education at its committee of the whole meeting Monday. District-wide facility improvements were reviewed as the administration[Read More…]

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