Parker Junior High School

Parker runners score high at cross country conference meet

Four Parker Junior High School runners were conference champions at the Sept. 28 SSJSA Conference cross country meet. Parker’s team competed agains nine other schools at the meet, which took place at Apollo Park in Homewood. 

Parker Junior High moving on to baseball sectionals

Parker Junior High of Flossmoor walked away with the regional title in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s baseball tournament, defeating Homewood’s James Hart School 15-4 on Monday. Hart went into the game at Lions Field undefeated. In the semi-match Saturday it scored 14-4 against its opponent. Monday the tables were turned.

District 161 moves toward hiring private security at Parker

Flossmoor District 161 took a step Monday toward hiring a private firm to provide security at Parker Junior High School this fall. The board held a public hearing on the subject and also recognized Parker Junior High School students who were selected to participate in an internship sponsored by the Homewood Science Center and Izaak Walton Nature Preserve.

Parker students, staffers have heads shaved at St. Baldrick’s event

“Shavees” and their supporters raised close to $7,500 at Parker Junior High School’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event on April 21.
 
Money raised at the event will help find cures for childhood cancer. A total of 10 people – five Parker students, three school staffers and two community members – made pledges and had their heads shaved in solidarity with children who lose their hair while being treated for cancer.
 

Band festival gives young musicians chance to perform, get feedback

Young musicians from Homewood and Flossmoor performed and got valuable feedback and input from experts during the 2018 South Suburban Junior High School Association Band Festival April 12 hosted by James Hart School in Homewood.
 

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.
 

Parker music students chosen for ILMEA festival

Seven Parker Junior High School students have been chosen to participate in a statewide musical festival on Nov. 4. The District 1 Music Festival, hosted by the Illinois Music Education Association Elementary and Junior High Division, is taking place at Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox.

As school year nears, second assistant principal named at Parker

Flossmoor District 161’s board of education took another step toward bringing a stronger administrative team to Parker Junior High School when members approved the appointment of Rebecca Williams as a second assistant principal at the school.

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.

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.

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