The District 161 school board approved a contract with Ursula Parris to serve as the next principal at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor. Parris will come to the district starting July 1 after serving as a school administrator in Florida where she has nearly 15 years of school administration[Read More…]
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The 340 graduates of Parker Junior High were decked out in their blue caps and gowns for the May 26 virtual graduation ceremonies that were shared through YouTube.
Parker Junior High seventh graders Ben Rodriguez, left, and Memo Lopez, right, work on statistics to help them with charting a census question. (Provided photo) Parker Junior High students in Flossmoor went home with a specific task from their social studies teachers: make certain their families file information with the[Read More…]
Flossmoor School District 161 is preparing for a number of changes as the 2019-20 school year approaches, including expanding key programs, launching a learning management system and bringing a handful of new administrators on board.
Mardell Morris Parker, for whom Parker Junior High in Flossmoor is named, died Sunday, March 17, in Tierra Verde, Florida. He was 93. “My dad was guided throughout his life by his strong belief in doing the ‘right thing,’ by his tremendous sense of duty to his family, his community and[Read More…]
Parker Junior High School’s eighth girls volleyball team is headed to the state tournament for the fifth straight year. The Falcons defeated the eighth grade team from Homewood’s James Hart School on March 7 to win the regional final and advance to the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournnment.
After months of discomfort about what he says are pervasive problems at the school, teacher Ryan Sinwelski resigned from his job at Parker Junior High in Flossmoor on March 3. Along with his resignation, Sinwelski released a letter to area media outlets and others detailing a number of concerns he[Read More…]
It will be Flossmoor facing Homewood when Parker Junior High comes up against undefeated James Hart School. The baseball teams will each try to win a game Monday to advance to the Illinois Elementary School Association’s state championship. The game will be played at 4 p.m. at Lions Field, 1041 Ridge[Read More…]