It may be the last day of school, but we still have two more retirees to celebrate! Collectively, Judy Kubas and Lisa Morrow have 70 years of teaching in Flossmoor School District 161. While the years of service to D161 students, staff and family is astounding, it's the memories and relationships they've built that will resonate for generations. Thank you to Judy and Lisa for your dedication to the mission and vision of District 161. Enjoy your well-deserved retirements!
Do you have lingering questions or concern about the COVID-19 vaccine? Ask a Dr.! Live Q&A tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. with the Cook County Department of Public Health. Join at https://bit.ly/3433b1m or by phone at +1 415-655-0001.
Help us celebrate our April #AboveAndBeyond winners, Pana Campbell and Ashley Rich! Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition! https://youtu.be/AwLcUEcKHCE
Be sure to get your little ones registered for kindergarten! Visit www.sd161.org to complete the registration form.
Have you started reading yet? What are you waiting for?! Join us in the March to May Million Pages Challenge. Read or listen to any book, track the number of pages and the number of books you read using this form (http://bit.ly/3rdoWWa) and we will monitor our progress to reach our million pages goal.
Interested in becoming a part of the Flossmoor School District 161 as a staff or faculty member? Visit us in the South Suburban Human Resource Administrators Virtual Job Fair to see what positions are open. https://www.sshraschools.org/
We are once again accepting nominations for our #AboveAndBeyond staff recognitions! Parents, peers and students are invited to nominate their favorite District 161 staff or faculty member based on their impact to our community! To nominate a District 161 staff member for the #AboveAndBeyond recognition program, visit www.sd161.org/o/flossmoor-sd161/page/aboveandbeyond--2.
Stop by Flossmoor Hills School for a Census Swag Bag on Friday! We’re entering the home stretch for the 2020 Census, which officially ends September 30. Responding to the Census is critical for our community because it determines federal and state funding for the next ten years. If you haven’t responded, you can easily respond by visiting my2020census.gov. If you have responded, tell your neighbors and friends to do the same. Help spread the word by sporting a tie dye Census t-shirt. Village of Flossmoor staff will be in front of Flossmoor Hills Elementary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 4 to hand out Census 2020 swag bags, including a t-shirt and a tie dye kit! Stop by to grab your kit for a little DIY tie dye project over the long weekend. Village staff can also help you respond to the Census while you’re there.
Early admission entrance forms are now available for kindergarten and first grade. Check our newsfeed to download the applications.
The Illinois School Report Card ratings are out and we are proud to announce that Heather Hill and Western Avenue were named Exemplary, and Flossmoor Hills, Serena Hills and Parker Junior High all earned Commendable ratings. These designations reflect the incredible progress we have made with our new reading and math resources, and highlight the investments we have made in District 161. Congratulations to all of our schools and thank you to our dedicated staff and administrators!
The Homewood Science Center is screening No Small Matter tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The film is being revered for its compelling call to action for parents, educators and our community on the importance of early childhood education. Register for free at homewoodsciencecenter.org/events and check out the trailer below on YouTube! #NoSmallMatter #d161learns https://youtu.be/Shm-KRh4LFg
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is coming to Flossmoor School District 161 on September 9, 2019. Appointments are required, and spots are limited. If your child has Medicaid or no insurance and is in need of a physical, sports physical or immunizations, please contact the nurse at your child's school by tomorrow, September 5th.