Parker Junior High School

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.

Parker honors graduates at Thursday commencement

Three hundred students received diplomas Thursday from Parker Junior High School. In a commencement ceremony at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, graduates were honored for their achievements as they were reminded that their educational journey resumes at the end of the summer.

New Parker classrooms will be ready for coming school year

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a $7.5 million project that will add eight classrooms, a science room, art room and “after hours” entrance to Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor. 

District 161: Parker incident was fight between two students

Officials in Flossmoor School District 161 Friday presented an alternative version of an altercation between students at Parker Junior High School following dismissal on Wednesday.

In a letter to parents sent late Friday, Superintendent Craig Doster and Principal Lynn Westerlund said the incident in the Parker bus loading area was a fight between two students.

Boy, 12, hospitalized after Parker Junior High attack

A 12-year-old Parker Junior High School student is hospitalized following an attack on school grounds following Wednesday’s dismissal, according to a Flossmoor police report. The youth was walking past the row of parked buses at about 2:40 p.m. when he was jumped from behind by another student, the report states. 

Orland junior high principal named to top post at Parker

Parker Junior High School has a new principal. David Kennedy, a 17-year teacher and administrator, has been appointed principal at Parker. Flossmoor School District 161 Superintendent Craig Doster announced the appointment at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.


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