VFW Patriot's Pen Contest

Congratulations! goes out to two Parker students, Alexandria Reese and Kelvin Clark, whose essays were selected in the VFW Patriot's Pen Contest to win an award!

Keep up the good work!

Parent University : PARCC

Attention Parents,

We are pleased to announce our sixth Flossmoor SD161 parent University Series for Connected Parents for 2014-2015. 

February 11 6:30 - 7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
February 12 10:00 - 11:00 AM @ Normandy Villa

So your Grade 3-8 student is going to take the new Illinois State Assessment called PARCC! This session will provide parents and guardians information about PARCC, how it differs from previous Illinois State Achievement tests, and what it will look like as our students work to complete it. Come get hands-on time to take actual PARCC paractice tests at multiple grade levels. We hope you will join us for, "What Do I Need to Know About the New State of Illinois Assessment: PARCC"



Math Bowl

Information regarding the 2015 Math Bowl for 1st-8th grade students is available by clicking here. All permission slips with a parent signature are due no later than January 30, 2015. 

Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2013-2015)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015 for its 21st Century Learning Initiative: Personalized Learning Using Digital Tools

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

The selection of Flossmoor School District 161 as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. 

To view the letter from Apple, please click here.

Harlem Wizards


As you may have heard, SD 161 PTO is hosting a basketball game, featuring the Harlem Wizards playing our SD 161 team.  The date is Sunday, March 01, 2015, game time is 5:30p.m.,  venue is Homewood Flossmoor Community High School. 

Show your support for the district and our team by purchasing a one of a kind Slam Dunk t-shirt!

Click here for order form!

Click here for online ticket sales

Parker Press Newspaper

The newest issue of the 2014-2015 Parker Press is available by clicking click here. Please take a moment to check out the hard work that has been put into the Parker Press by students and staff. 

Needs Assessment Survey

Parents & Staff:

Please assist the special education department in planning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Your input is valuable to us. 

Parents: For your survey, please click here.
Staff: For your survey, please click here.

Operation SnowFlake

Attention Snowflake Participants! Just a reminder that Operation Snowflake is this Saturday, January 31st. Remember to arrive at H-F (cafeteria/gym entrance), between 7:15 and 7:30. Wear a t-shirt, eat breakfast at home, and that you cannot leave early! Also, send home your coat, hat, gloves, electronics with your ride - that way they don't get lost! Get ready for a day full of dancing, food, songs, skits, games and tons of fun! Come ready to be yourself and meet a lot of new friends! We're excited, are you? 

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Local Weather

Today, 1/29/2015
High: 38 Low: 18
30% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/30/2015
High: 25 Low: 18
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 29
Falconnaire/ Falconite Ensemble Practice
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Room 3 (Falconnaire)
Room 61 (Falconite)
Orchestra Rehearsals (combo of 5th Graders & PJHS)
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Girls' Volleyball Game
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
@ Huth
8th at 3:30 p.m.
7th at 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Orchestra Concert
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 31
Operation Snowflake
7:15 AM - 5:30 PM
8th Grade Boys IESA Basketball Regionals
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM