Parker Junior High School

It’s not too early to get involved, state representative tells students

State Rep. Will Davis touched upon a number of topics during a visit Monday to Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor, including how bills are passed, how young people can get involved in state or local government and whether state legislators can do anything to improve food in the school cafeteria.

Parker cross country sweeps conference meet

The Parker Junior High School cross country team took first place in four categories – seventh grade girls, seventh grade boys, eighth grade girls and eighth grade boys – at last Fridays annual SSJHSA conference meet. Nine other teams competed in the meet at Apollo Park in Homewood.

Parker runner takes first place in season's second cross country meet

Despite challenging weather, Parker Junior High School’s cross country team Wednesday competed in its second meet of the fall season. During the meet, Parker took on teams from James Hart Junior High School, of Homewood, and New Lenox Liberty. It took place at Apollo Park in Homewood.

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.

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