Parker Junior High School

Parker ‘off to a great start’ with new discipline strategies

Discipline problems at Parker Junior High will no longer be tolerated, school officials said this week. And multiple, positive strategies are already making a difference at Parker, Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster said Monday.

Ribbon-cutting event marks official opening of Parker addition

When the building now known as Parker Junior High School first opened, in 1953, it had 10 classrooms. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, the District 161 community celebrated the opening of the latest iteration of the 63-year-old junior high school, which now covers a total of 130,000 square feet.

Ribbon-cutting event Thursday marks completion of Parker addition

At a ceremony Thursday, Flossmoor District 161 community members will celebrate the completion of Parker Junior High School’s $7.5 million addition. School officials will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 27 at Parker, 2810 School St. in Flossmoor.

New Parker principal wants good relations with students, teachers, parents

Parker Junior High School's new principal discusses his approach to discipline. 

Parker baseball, softball squads ready for fall competition

Parker’s newly-formed softball and baseball teams started practicing earlier this month and are ready for their first games. 

Parking changes include one-side-only restriction, Parker drop-off lane

Flossmoor Village Board members Monday unanimously approved two changes in parking regulations. One affects nearly the entire village while the other is designed to alleviate morning traffic congestion at Parker Junior High School.

Proposed parking restriction targets morning congestion at Parker

To alleviate congestion in front of Parker Junior High School, parking would be restricted during a one-hour morning student drop-off period under a plan proposed by the Flossmoor Police Department.

District 161 town hall meeting looks for answers to discipline questions

Nearly 60 parents and other community members brought their questions – and, hopefully, some answers – to last Thursday’s Flossmoor District 161 town hall meeting on discipline in the schools.

District 161 slates Thursday forum on school discipline

Flossmoor School District 161 is hosting a town hall meeting on discipline Thursday, June 25, at the district administration center, 41 E. Elmwood Drive, Chicago Heights. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

District 161 parents look for answers but school board withholds comment

The legalities that bind a school board meant parents left the District 161 school board meeting Monday without answers to their questions on school discipline and its enforcement.

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