Summer School 2016

Registration for Summer School 2016 is now underway. District 161 will be taking registration forms through Friday May 13th for both regular summer school and the virtual enrichment summer opportunity utilizing Odyssey. For more information, please click the summer school icon below. Information pertaining specifically to the virtual enrichment opportunity can be found on page 2.                  


SSJHSA Fine Arts Festival

Parker students recently participated in the SSJHSA Fine Arts Festival at Washington Junior High. To see the great work our students, as well as those from around the area, please click here.

S.T.E.M. Fest 2016

Calling all young inventors in grades one through eight. Can you think of a problem that exists in your world? Don't you wish someone would solve it? That someone could be YOU, an ENGINEER, using the Engineering Design Process to define a problem and come up with its solution! This year's S.T.E.M. Fest is Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9AM - 12PM at Parker Junior High. if you're interested in participating, please see the information below.

For additional information, please see the links below:

Engineering Design Process
S.T.E.M.Fest Interest Form
S.T.E.M. Fest 2016 Flyer

Walk, Stroll or Run for 161!

Please click here for more information about the District 161 PTO'S upcoming 'Walk, Stroll or Run event on Sunday May 1st. 

2016 PARCC Information

Throughout the school year our teachers have been helping students develop the content knowledge and fluencies of the Illinois Learning Standards. As a part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s evaluation on learning progress, all children in grades 3-8 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment. A major change from the 2014-2015 school year is that this year there is only one assessment window. Flossmoor School District 161’s PARCC Testing window is April 4 through May 3, 2016. Your child’s teacher will share specific testing dates closer to the testing window.



Parker Press Newspaper

The newest issue of the 2015-2016 Parker Press is available by clicking here. Please take a moment to check out the hard work that has been put into the Parker Press by students and staff. 

Homework Lab Sign Up

Attention Students and Parents,

Parker Junior High School will begin to offer an extended homework lab opportunity on Thursday of each week. If you are interested, please click here to sign up for one or more dates so that we can ensure the apprropriate number of staff are on hand to assist!

Bullying Reporting Form

Recognizing the need for early response on incidents of bullying, Parker Junior High School has released a "Bullying Reporting Form' for the 2015-2016 school year. 

To access the form, please click here.

Community Letter

Please take a moment to view this letter from District 161. 

Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2015-2017)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 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. Read more...

To view the letter from Apple, please click here. 

Earth Month

In honor of Earth Day the Green Team assembled mats made out of recycled plastic bags that will be donated to the homeless!
Green Team members pictured are:  Hannah Beezely, Lauren Matthews, Josh Hur, Liam Hughes, Lyric Robinson, Aaliyah Harris, Janet Amuh, Seated: Chantel Belcher, Kennedy Smith.
Not pictured: Zora Shannon, Andaija McMath, Rachel Payton, Rahsaan Hampton, Vivian Knowles, Imani Warner, Harmony Husbands, Faith Lee, Jane Bachus, and Lucia Malfeo and Mrs. Malfeo,, Mrs. Bachus, and Mrs. Wallenius.


Parker Junior High is hosting a Career Day on Friday, April 29, 2016 and we need YOU to represent your field of expertise and speak to our students.
Please see attached flyer for details

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Local Weather

Today, 4/29/2016
High: 58 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/30/2016
High: 62 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
41% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 29
Math Bowl Competition at Prairie State College
8th Grade Career Day
7:55 AM - 11:45 AM
N/S Gym
Saturday, April 30
Track Meet - Rantoul Invitational
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
@ Rantoul
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM