New Heather Hill Principal


Flossmoor School District Welcomes Keith Davis as the New Heather Hill Principal for the 2016-2017 School Year

Please welcome Keith Davis as our new Heather Hill Principal.  He is excited to assist Heather Hill Elementary School in continuing to strengthen its culture of excellence and looks forward to working with the great educators and families throughout the school and district.  He possesses over nine years of educational experience, which spans grade levels K-12 with his most recent administrative experience being Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Confluence Academy-Old North Campus in Saint Louis, MO.  He has also been Dean of Students, History Department Chair, and head football coach at Urban Prep Academies for Young Men-West Campus in Chicago, IL. Currently, he holds a Masters of Education degree in Educational Organization and Leadership from DePaul University and will complete his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University by May 2016.

Mr. Davis states, “I am dedicated to the success of students and I look forward to using my experiences, training, and professional development to help students and their families. My main goal is to assist in the academic and socio-emotional progress of students.  I find that one of the greatest rewards in life is experiencing first-hand student achievement and progress.

During the course of my tenure as principal, I hope that we will work together to provide the students of Heather Hill Elementary School an exemplary education and afford them opportunities that will prepare them to be model citizens and lifelong learners.   I welcome your input, suggestions, and concerns as my door will always be open.  We will make excellence a habit at Heather Hill Elementary School.”

Summer School 2016

Registration for Summer School 2016 is now underway. District 161 will be taking registration forms through Friday May 13th for both regular summer school and the virtual enrichment summer opportunity utilizing Odyssey. For more information, please click the summer school icon below. Information pertaining specifically to the virtual enrichment opportunity can be found on page 2.                  


S.T.E.M Fest 2016

Calling all young inventors in grades one through eight. Can you think of a problem that exists in your world? Don't you wish someone would solve it? That someone could be YOU, an ENGINEER, using the Engineering Design Process to define a problem and come up with its solution! This year's S.T.E.M. Fest is Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9AM - 12PM at Parker Junior High. if you're interested in participating, please see the information below.

For additional information, please see the links below:

Engineering Design Process
S.T.E.M.Fest Interest Form
S.T.E.M. Fest 2016 Flyer

Conversation with Dr. Doster

2016 PARCC Information

Throughout the school year our teachers have been helping students develop the content knowledge and fluencies of the Illinois Learning Standards. As a part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s evaluation on learning progress, all children in grades 3-8 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment. A major change from the 2014-2015 school year is that this year there is only one assessment window. Flossmoor School District 161’s PARCC Testing window is April 4 through May 3, 2016. Your child’s teacher will share specific testing dates closer to the testing window. 

Please read the attached letter dated March 8, 2016, from Tony Smith, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Education.


Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2015-2017)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 for its 21st Century Learning Initiative: Personalized Learning Using Digital Tools

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.

The selection of Flossmoor School District 161 as an Apple Distinguished Program highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment. Read more...

To view the letter from Apple, please click here. 

Local Weather

Today, 4/29/2016
High: 58 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/30/2016
High: 62 Low: 49
Chance rain showers
40% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ the Flossmoor Library,
1000 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor
Thursday, May 5
Summer School Registration
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
@ Parker Junior High
Friday, May 6
Annual Student Recognition Breakfast
8:00 AM
@ Odyssey Country Club
Monday, May 9
Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office