District Outreach

Flossmoor School District is accepting gently used clothing and household items for SPEED Cooperative's upcycle and resale store ALLURE.

ALLURE, a program of SPEED's Academy for Lifelong Learning, supports students in developing vocational skills.

The District Office will accept items M-F, 8:00-4:00 A tax receipt for the donation will be provided.

Strategic Planning Process Survey

Community Stakeholders,

Please click here for important information about the strategic planning process in District 161. We welcome your feedback which can be given via the survey by clicking here.

United States Geography Olympiad


Myles Walker, Perry Hoag, Anna Wootton, and Barbara Burns, have qualified for the United States Geography Olympiad in Louisville, KY. Congrats to our students!

Golden Apple Nominee

Janet Burke from Serena Hills School Named a Golden Apple Award Finalist

30th Anniversary of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

Golden Apple, a leading nonprofit committed to celebrating and developing great teachers with the ability and passion to make life-changing differences in the lives of students, proudly announced today that
Janet Burke, 3rd grade teacher from Serena Hills School is one of 30 finalists for the 2015 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The awards recognize and honor outstanding teachers for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society. This year’s finalists were selected from a pool of more than 600 nominations, and represent Pre-K-3rd grade teachers throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs 


Preschool Screening

Please click here for information on preschool screening in Flossmoor School District 161 on Wednesday, May 27th. 

District Construction

Please take a moment to view information regarding construction projects from around the District, as well as plans regarding the Parker Construction project. 

District Overview of Capital Improvements
Parker Floor Plan

Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2013-2015)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-2015 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. 

To view the letter from Apple, please click here.

Local Weather

Today, 4/21/2015
High: 56 Low: 37
Partly sunny
12% chance of precipitation.

Quick Links


Transportation Survey & Community Forum

Please see this important information regarding bus transportation in School District 161. The district is seeking input by April 10th and will be holding a collaborative community meeting on April 21st. 

To take the survey mentioned in the letter, please click here.

SD 161 Twitter

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 21
Community Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office
Thursday, April 23
Fifth Grade Orientation Meeting
6:30 PM
@ Parker Junior High
Monday, April 27
Special Board of Education meeting
7:30 PM
@ the District Office
Monday, May 4
Reorganization of the Board/Committee of the Whole Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office
Saturday, May 9
Science Fest (Open to all students grades 1-8)
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
@ Parker Junior High