Chess Team

Members of the Parker Junior High 7th and 8th grade chess team traveled to Bloomington Normal on February 27th and 28th to participate in the State Chess tournament. 7th grade team members are pictured first with 8th grade team members pictured below. Great job team!


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!

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.

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.

History Bee Winners

Please congratulate the following students:

Perry Hoag
Myles Walker
Anna Wootton
Khari Hill
Barbara Burns

They participated in the History Bee and have qualified to go to the regional finals in Chicago on Monday, March 23.  Our best wishes to them all!

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

Click here for game ticket order form

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Local Weather

Today, 2/28/2015
High: 20 Low: 16
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/1/2015
High: 29 Low: 12
Snow likely
71% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 1
PTO Family Fun Night - Basketball Game Harlem Wizards Team vs SD161 Slam Dunks
5:30 PM
@ Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Monday, March 2
Casimir Pulaski Day
School Closed
Tuesday, March 3
Teacher Institute Day
School Closed
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