Administrators at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor initiated a yellow lockdown early in the morning Wednesday, April 24, after being informed of a threat against the school posted to social media. No incidents of violence have been reported. The lockdown remains in effect and will until the end of[Read More…]
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The Flossmoor District 161 School Board continued conversations on rectifying the state’s underperforming designation for Parker Junior High School at its Nov. 26 meeting. Potential avenues of improvement include hiring a former District 161 principal as a special projects consultant, continuing work on classroom culture and climate and enhancing district[Read More…]
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…]
Four Parker Junior High School runners were conference champions at the Sept. 28 SSJSA Conference cross country meet. Parker’s team competed agains nine other schools at the meet, which took place at Apollo Park in Homewood.
Parker Junior High of Flossmoor walked away with the regional title in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s baseball tournament, defeating Homewood’s James Hart School 15-4 on Monday. Hart went into the game at Lions Field undefeated. In the semi-match Saturday it scored 14-4 against its opponent. Monday the tables were turned.
Flossmoor District 161 took a step Monday toward hiring a private firm to provide security at Parker Junior High School this fall. The board held a public hearing on the subject and also recognized Parker Junior High School students who were selected to participate in an internship sponsored by the[Read More…]
Young musicians from Homewood and Flossmoor performed and got valuable feedback and input from experts during the 2018 South Suburban Junior High School Association Band Festival April 12 hosted by James Hart School in Homewood.
At least 10 “shavees” will be donating their hair for a good cause Saturday at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor. The school is hosting a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser that will help find cures for children with cancer. Persons taking part in the event make funding pledges but also agree[Read More…]
Seven Parker Junior High School students have been chosen to participate in a statewide musical festival on Nov. 4. The District 1 Music Festival, hosted by the Illinois Music Education Association Elementary and Junior High Division, is taking place at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox.
Flossmoor District 161’s board of education took another step toward bringing a stronger administrative team to Parker Junior High School when members approved the appointment of Rebecca Williams as a second assistant principal at the school.