Flossmoor School District 161

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.

Request for firm to check residency in District 161 falls short

Flossmoor School District 161 school board members this week failed to approve the proposed hiring of a firm to verify the residency of students and improve the registration process.

The board voted three-to-three on the administration’s recommendation. Voting for the recommendation were Stephen Paredes, Christine Marks and John Simmons.  Voting against the motion were Michelle Hoereth, Merle Huckabee and Timijanel Boyd Odom. Lisa Harrell was absent from the April 10 meeting.

After election, three new District 161 board members eye change

Change is coming to Flossmoor District 161 after voters decided April 4 that Carolyn Griggs, Cameron Nelson and Misha Blackman will be new school board members. Voters also retained incumbent Stephen Paredes, the current board president.

District 161 welcomes new superintendent

  New District 161 Superintendent Dana Smith meets
  National Junior Honor Society student volunteers.

  (Provided photos)
 

Survey shows District 161 parents favor adding Mandarin classes

How do you say “Welcome to Flossmoor District 161” in Mandarin?

Future students may be able to translate that expression if the district adds the Chinese language to the curriculum.

No decision has yet been made by the board of education, but district administration continues to take the steps needed to add Mandarin to the current foreign-language offerings of Spanish and French. The latest was taken at the March 13 school board meeting.

Teacher learns she’s Golden Apple winner at surprise ceremony

The surprise announcement was accompanied by balloons, flowers, camera, family members, small children — and tears. Andrea Beaty learned she was named one of the Chicago area’s top teachers when a parade of well-wishers burst into the gym at Serena Hills School on Friday.

Flossmoor School District 161 announces appointment of new superintendent

A new superintendent has been named in Flossmoor School District 161. Dana Smith’s appointment to the district’s top executive position was announced at Monday’s board of education meeting. Smith will assume his new role June 1.

Flossmoor District 161 announces appointment of new superintendent

A new superintendent has been named in Flossmoor School District 161. Dana Smith’s appointment to the district’s top executive position was announced at Monday’s board of education meeting. Smith will assume his new role June 1.

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