When Flossmoor School District 161 buildings started shutting down last spring amid the first wave of statewide lockdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Homewood resident Amy Sizemore-Green jumped into action. A special education teacher for Serena Hills Elementary School in Flossmoor School District 161, she knew that students who relied[Read More…]
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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.
Shari Demitrowicz, the principal of Serena Hills School for the last five years, is leaving Flossmoor District 161 at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. Demitrowicz’s resignation was announced at the April 8 board of education meeting.
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…]
Serena Hills School alumnus Allan DiCastro has made another sizeable donation to the elementary school from which he graduated four decades ago. DiCastro is donating up to $200,000 to fund a “Smartlab” at the school, one of five campuses in Flossmoor District 161. District officials announced the gift at the[Read More…]
The surprise announcement was accompanied by balloons, flowers, camera, family members, small children — and tears. Andrea Beaty learned she was named one of the Chicago area’s top teachers when a parade of well-wishers burst into the gym at Serena Hills School on Friday.
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.