State Finals : Boys Basketball


The 7th grade boys basketball team at Parker Junior High has advanced to the State quarterfinals after their IESA Sectional win on Wednesday, February 3rd. They will play Minooka Junior High on Saturday, February 6th @ 11:30 am at Kingsley Junior High, in Normal, IL. Good Luck and bring the championship home Falcons!

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. 

Upcoming Community Coffees

Please click here for more information regarding the upcoming Community Coffee taking place on Tuesday, February 16th at Normandy Villa. 

District Survey

Flossmoor School District 161 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fourth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From January 11 through March 11, teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment.

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. 

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Local Weather

Today, 2/6/2016
High: 34 Low: 23
Slight chance snow
20% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/7/2016
High: 36 Low: 36
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
School Improvement Day - Early Dismissal
Monday, February 15
President's Holiday - Schools Closed
Tuesday, February 16
Monday, February 22
Committee of the Whole Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office