Flossmoor School District 161

D161 board welcomes new Heather Hills principal

Heather Hills School in Flossmoor will have a new principal July 1. At its meeting Monday, May 14, the District 161 board approved the hiring of Ashley Holland. The board also approved the curriculum for the proposed STEAM lab at Serena Hills School and discussed a plan for restructuring student supervisory staff in the district.

May 19 tribute, book honor former Western Avenue School principal

A longtime principal at Western Avenue School in Flossmoor, Jack Henneberry, will be honored at a May 19 event marking the publication of a book that’s filled with his words of inspiration that he shared with his staff and the school community over the years. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Saturday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Flossmoor Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor.

Village, schools add crossing guard in downtown Flossmoor

With the addition of a crossing guard at school dismissal time, Flossmoor officials are continuing to target traffic problems in the village’s downtown area.

In a Thursday media advisory, Village Manager Bridget Wachtel said the village and Flossmoor School Distrcit 161 have agreed to add a crossing guard at the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road at the end of the school day.

On Arbor Day, Flossmoor Hills students help plant a tree outside school

The Flossmoor Hills Green Team was excited about helping plant an Illinois pecan that is expected to produce nuts in another 10 years or so. It was part of the school's Arbor Day observance.

Prepare to lose hair as St. Baldricks’s comes to Parker Saturday

At least 10 “shavees” will be donating their hair for a good cause Saturday at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor.
 
The school is hosting a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser that will help find cures for children with cancer. Persons taking part in the event make funding pledges but also agree to have their heads shaved in solidarity with children who lose their hair while being treated for cancer.
 

District 161 board OKs staffing plan, reviews change orders

The plan for staffing Flossmoor School District 161 next school year will involve some shifting of certified positions, according to a plan adopted Monday, March 12, by the board of education.

Flossmoor, District 161 will split new communications post

Flossmoor School District 161 and the Village of Flossmoor have agreed on an arrangement to share a full-time communications manager. The employee, who should be hired in the next several weeks, will technically be employed by the village but will split his or her time equally to support the two agencies.

Snow day adds to school year as boards approve 2018-19 calendars

That snow day schools took Feb. 9 will extend this school year by a day.
 
Homewood District 153 and Flossmoor District 161 will count June 7 as a make-up day. Homewood-Flossmoor High School information was not available. Schools add an extra five days to their calendars at the end of the school year in the event of emergency closings, such as the snow day.
 

Partnering for a smooth transition: Flossmoor Hills outgoing principal mentoring her successor

When classes start at Flossmoor Hills School in August, Haley Marti, the incoming principal, will feel the thrill a new school year brings. Unlike most new administrators, she will also feel the confidence that comes with experience thanks to a unique mentoring program developed by her predecessor, outgoing Principal Patricia McCraven.

District 161 OKs home rule agreement with Homewood

Flossmoor School District 161 has signed on to a home rule intergovernmental agreement sought by the Village of Homewood with various local governmental boards.

The approval came in the passage of two resolutions concerning Homewood upcoming home rule referendum. The board voted during a special board meeting on Jan. 22.

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