Flossmoor School District 161

District 161 names new principal at Western Avenue School

Less than a month after the principal at Western Avenue School resigned, Flossmoor District 161 has found a replacement.

Lisa Dallacqua was unanimously appointed to the post at Monday’s board of education meeting.

School staff members recognized for outstanding service

As the school year ends, teachers, administrators and staff are retiring from Homewood-Flossmoor schools.
 
Whether it was giving a short term or more than 30 years of service, the work of these staff members has been greatly appreciated by all they came in contact with during the school day.
 
Homewood District 153
  • Cece Coffey, principal at Churchill School, 27 years

District 161 names new assistant principal at Parker

Jennifer Hartman will be the new assistant principal at Parker Junior High School.

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education unanimously voted for her appointment at Monday’s meeting.

Despite state shortfall, District 161 may end fiscal year in black

The budget, a new math curriculum and the pros and cons of hiring a firm to verify residency were tackled at this week’s Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education meeting. Also, the board honored student Diego Garcia, currently enrolled at SPEED SEJA (Special Education Joint Agreement) in Chicago Heights.

Parker students honored for history fair projects

Parker Junior High School had 32 students honored by the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education May 8 for their outstanding projects in the Chicago Metro History Fair.

Western Avenue Principal Prosen headed for Oak Brook school

Western Avenue School Principal Chad Prosen resigned this week. He will become the new principal at Brook Forest School in Butler District 53 in Oak Brook beginning with the 2017-18 school year. The District 53 school board approved Prosen’s hiring on May 8.

New members seated, Hoereth elected District 161 board president

The dust may be settling in Flossmoor School District 161. After eight months of rotating chairs and occasional turmoil, the district is welcoming two new administrators, three new members to the school board and a new team of board officers.

District 161’s Golden Apple teacher, students share talents

Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members caught a glimpse of why one of their teachers recently received the coveted Golden Apple Award.

Newly-selected Golden Apple fellow Andrea Beaty, a fourth grade teacher at Serena Hills School, was joined by seven of her students at the April 24 school board meeting. 

New Parker Junior High principal named after three-month search

A new principal is coming to Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor.

When the District 161 Board of Education announced at Monday’s meeting its unanimous decision to hire Fred Hunter, the news was greeted by enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation.

District 161 honors Parker musicians, volleyball players

Talented musicians and volleyball players from Parker Junior High School were recently honored with certificates by the Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education.
 
During the April 10 school board meeting, the musicians were recognized for their participation in a recent festival produced by the Illinois Music Educators Association.

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