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Parker Junior High’s fall theater program showcases short films, raises $2,325 for Make-A-Wish

January 09, 2021 - 21:11

With remote learning dominating the 2020-2021 school year for Flossmoor School District 161, Parker Junior High School decided to shine the spotlight on its theater program virtually at the end of the semester.

During the Jan. 4 regular board meeting, board members and administrators applauded the students and teachers for their efforts. The Fall Virtual Theater Showcase, a Dec. 11 program that aired seven short films, raised $2,325 for Make-A-Wish Illinois in the process.

Parker students ready to represent Illinois at national history competition

May 11, 2019 - 00:14
Five Parker Junior High students will be dramatizing the story of the Black Panther Party when they represent Illinois in the junior high division at the National History Day competition June 10 at the University of Maryland.
A campaign is on now to help fund the students’ trip to the East Coast for the competition.

Social media threat causes lockdown at Parker JH

April 24, 2019 - 13:43

Administrators at Parker Junior High School in Flossmoor initiated a yellow lockdown early in the morning Wednesday, April 24, after being informed of a threat against the school posted to social media. No incidents of violence have been reported. The lockdown remains in effect and will until the end of the day, according to District 161 spokesperson Amy Kent.


Flossmoor School Board revisits Parker underperforming designation

December 09, 2018 - 20:33
The Flossmoor District 161 School Board continued conversations on rectifying the state’s underperforming designation for Parker Junior High School at its Nov. 26 meeting.
Potential avenues of improvement include hiring a former District 161 principal as a special projects consultant, continuing work on classroom culture and climate and enhancing district communications with parents.

State designates Parker Junior High as ‘underperforming’

November 19, 2018 - 22:39
Parker Junior High School was labeled as underperforming for the 2018-19 school year based on low-income and special education students falling below Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) standards.
The Flossmoor District 161 school board on Nov. 13 discussed the state’s designation but struggled to identify a specific issue that might have led to a decline in those students’ performances.


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