Parker Falcons Chess Team went down state this weekend! Bilial Muhammad and Jack Piros took home bronze medals!!
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Fred Hunter as the New Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Fred Hunter as our new principal of Parker Junior High School. Mr. Hunter is currently serving in his eighth year as principal at Lincolnwood Elementary School in Evanston. Previously he served for three year years as assistant principal at Haven Middle School where he also taught seventh and eighth grade math for six years.
Mr. Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Illinois State University and a master’s at National Louis University in Educational Leadership. He is continuing his studies at National Louis University in pursuit of a doctorate in educational leadership, and his dissertation is focused on culturally relevant pedagogy.
Educators who have worked with Mr. Hunter have indicated that he has a strong commitment to students, teachers, and parents and that he is strong at building positive school culture. Mr. Hunter believes, “it is necessary to create a learning environment that provides students with the skills needed to thrive and excel in a global job market while challenging students and staff to explore and take risks.”
While Mr. Hunter’s official start date is July 1, the district is planning to welcome him at the school with a welcome reception in the near future.
New Assistant Principal
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Jennifer Hartmann as a New Assistant Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Jennifer Hartmann as our new assistant principal of Parker Junior High School. Ms. Hartmann is currently serving in her fourth year as a social studies, writing and science teacher at PFC Omar E. Torres Charter School in Chicago. She is a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow whose work group met with and presented feedback on the new ESSA law and assisted in creating the new Illinois School Accountability Tool/School Report Card that will be used in 2018 and beyond. Previously Ms. Hartmann served for nine years teaching social studies and English at Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy in Chicago and Rickover Junior High School in Sauk Village. Her teaching experience span grades six through twelve. Ms. Hartmann earned a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in liberal arts and social sciences from the University of Chicago, and another master’s degree from Roosevelt University in educational leadership. Ms. Hartmann says she is excited to be getting back to her roots; coming to Flossmoor is like coming home for her. She believes that students are impacted by the culture of the building, and she looks forward to working to promote a positive culture at Parker Junior High School. Ms. Hartmann is focused on being solutions-orientated and is excited to take a step from being a teacher leader to an assistant principal.
Ms. Hartmann’s official start date is July 1, 2017.
New Assistant Principal
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Rebecca Williams as a New Assistant Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Rebecca Williams as our new assistant principal at Parker Junior High School! Mrs. Williams just completed her thirteenth year of teaching science at Marquardt Middle School in Glendale Heights, IL. In addition, she was the volleyball coach for both girls and boys. Mrs. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis, majoring in elementary education with middle school teaching endorsements in science, social studies, and language arts. She also has two master’s degrees from Benedictine University. One in Literacy Education and another in Leadership and Administration. Mrs. Williams has been described as “instrumental to the success” of her previous school and we look forward to her contributions in District 161.
BRING IN YOUR BOXTOPS!!! Each week the student with the most BoxTops will win a prize! There will also be a prize for the overall winner, plus the class with the most BoxTops and its teacher! Download the app if you don't want to clip. Be sure that each BoxTop has a legible code and that it is dated March 1, 2018 or later (we cannot submit expired ones). All money goes towards great programs at Parker.Parker Junior High School
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 2017-2018 school year.
Bullying Reporting Form