The donations are pouring in for the D161 virtual food drive! Please support the MLK Jr. Day of Service and help feed families in our community. Every dollar provides 3 nourishing meals! Click below to donate today! https://www.myfooddrive.org/drive.php?608c9d1764
It's showtime! The PJH Virtual Theater is tonight at 7:00 pm! You can watch the performance at the link below. Please visit the PJH website for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PzDMQzC2K0&feature=youtu.be
Lights! Camera! Action! Are you ready for the PJH Virtual Theater Showcase? Join us in Facebook and Youtube on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm! The PJH Virtual Theater students have worked so hard! See you there! The show must go on! Please support our fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation. More information here: https://www.sd161.org/article/361268?org=parker-junior-high
PJH Falcons SOAR! PJH 8th-grade student, Tamia Mack wanted to help others during this difficult time and give back to her community! With the help of her family, and using her own allowance, she started delivering toiletries to people in need. Check-out her Amazon page to support her efforts. We are so proud of you! keep SOARing! https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/2F7REJROXQLZ2/guest-view
This week is American Education Week! Thank you to all of the D161 teachers and staff for all that do you do for our students! Please take a moment this week to share a thank you to our teachers on the Padlet below. https://padlet.com/acrawford22/yztnske9wal9selp?utm_campaign=added_post&utm_medium=desktop&utm_source=notifications
The Parker PTO is back once again with a brand-new spirit wear collection! Sale of the apparel starts today but only runs through November 20, so be sure to get your gear while it’s still here! All proceeds go to the Parker PTO to benefit students, staff and faculty. Visit https://sd161-parkerpto.square.site/ to order yours today!
Congratulations Parker Falcons! The following students will represent Parker Junior High School at the ILMEA Junior Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Jazz Band Virtual Festival masterclass on November 14, 2020. Congratulations! These students were selected based on their recorded auditions. Thank you to our band, choir, and orchestra teachers and parents for supporting our students. Sofia Ceiley LoGalbo- Flute Noelle Dolan- Viola Ben Houston- Cello Stella Hoyt-Choir Joseph Klauk-Jazz Trumpet Ruby Mikulski-Viola Kamryn Nelson-Alto Saxophone Mahal Reyes-Percussion Matilyn Terrell-Jazz Trumpet Charles Wachtel-Jazz Trumpet
Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country Team for coming in 1st place at sectionals: Annelise Latham, Adia Douglas, Maeve McGrory, Kiersten Thomas, Mia Caporale, Abby Mullin, Isla Thomson, and Matilyn Terrell. Way to go to the Boys Cross Country Team for coming in 2nd place at Sectionals: Remy Bergeron, Ross Torian, Jovi Ratliff, Mason Kleinfelder, Jamir Ratlif, Tahj Scott, Ethan Jackson, Caden Dixon, Rory Paredes, & Jayden Banks. #ParkerProud
Congratulations to PJH Falcons, Cesar Evans, Mia Caporale, and Ruby Mikulski! These wonderful 7th-grade students are among the top 10 finalists for the Kidzenship national flag design contest! The students were asked to 'design a flag that shows us your America' Their designs and descriptions are truly inspiring! Thank you to Ms. McKenna, Ms. O'Dwyer, and parents for supporting our students with this incredible accomplishment! Check out the designs and descriptions!
Congratulations to Parker's very own Ms. Linda O'Dwyer! Ms. O'Dwyer is a winner of the annual John Morton Excellence in the teaching of Economics award sponsored by the Council for Economic Education. Ms. O'Dwyer will present on economics education along with other national award winners later this month. We are so proud of you, Ms. O'Dwyer!
Way to go to the Parker Baseball Team on two wins in a row! Thursday we beat James Hart 14 -1 and Monday we triumphed over Memorial with a score of 8-0. Congratulations Team! #ParkerProud
PJH graduate, Zachary Slaughter was featured in the Sun-Times for his new book, 'Boarded Up: Chicago Storefront Images'. Check out the article below. https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/8/30/21406449/tour-chicgo-george-floyd-protests-photography
Tomorrow is the first day of school! Parker Falcons, we can't wait to see you in class tomorrow! Classes begin at 8 am. Login to Canvas and start with your 'period 1' class on your Skyward schedule. Click on the meeting link to enter class. See you soon!
Parker parents/guardians, Please review the information below regarding changes to the 2020-21 school opening. Please contact the Parker main office with any questions. https://www.sd161.org/article/287893?org=flossmoor-sd161
Congratulations to the Parker Junior High School class of 2020! We are so proud of you! The virtual graduation will be featured on Facebook Live tonight at 7:00 pm! Don’t forget to ‘like’ us!
Many families in our community are in need right now. We can all make a difference today by donating to the Parker Junior High School food drive. All donations go directly to providing meals to families. Follow the link to donate. https://www.myfooddrive.org/drive.php?parkerjuniorhighfooddrive
Item pick-up for 8th-grade students is today. Please check your homeroom time. Chrome books and chargers should be turned in today!
Item pickup continues next week. Please check the schedule for pick-up times by homeroom. Please contact the home room teacher with any questions.
Join us for the Parker Parent E-Mixer’ today at 7:00 pm sponsored by the Parker PTO! Connect, share ideas, challenges, and have some fun! Email Ms. Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Governor Pritzker announced an extension of the stay at home order for Illinois. District 161 schools will remain closed through April. We miss everyone and hope that you are healthy and safe.
SD 161 grab and go meals are available on Mondays and Wednesdays at Parker from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm until school resumes. Enter the school parking lot from Flossmoor Road.
Comcast is offering free internet access to qualifying families during the school closure. Visit the link below for more information. https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
District 161 schools are closed until April 3. Classes will resume on April 6, 2020. All after school and weekend activities are canceled as well. Please contact the main office with any questions.
Are you ready for the PJH Family Reading Night? Please join us this Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm for a fun evening of literacy, food, and fun! Don't forget to bring cash for the food trucks!
Congratulations to the Parker Scholastic Bowl Team! The team defeated Columbia Central this week 300-85! Great job Falcons!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys volleyball team on their win against Colin Powell! Scores for the games 25-11; 25-18. Special thanks to our girls volleyball teams who came to cheer them onto victory!
Congratulations to both of our boys volleyballs teams on their wins against Brookwood! 7th grade defeated them 25-11; 25-22 while 8th grade won 25-15; 25-18.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball teams on their wins against Brookwood! 8th grade won 25-15; 25-20. 7th grade won 25-20; 25-19.
Congratulations to Noelle Dolan, 7th-grade student at Parker Junior High School! Noelle placed in the top 3 spots at the South Cook Spelling Bee and will represent Parker at the Regional Spelling Bee on February 20. Go Falcons!
Check out this fantastic story from the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle about our upcoming Black History Month program! https://hfchronicle.com/article/2020/feb/03/black-history-stories-shared-parker-junior-high-students
Congratulations to our 8th grade boys basketball! Saturday they defeated Obama 48-21 with great team effort. Last night they defeated Huth 33-17! Top scorers were Carson Brownfield and Khalil Bland. They remain undefeated 20-0 and advance to the regional finals!
Congratulation to the Parker BVB teams for great games against Huth! Go Falcons!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys basketball team on their come from behind victory defeating Colin Powell 42-37! Securing a share of the conference championship
Congratulations to our 8th grade boys basketball team! They defeated Colin Powell 45-29 to finish their regular season as conference CHAMPS with a record of 18-0!! Leading scorers were Carson Brownfield with 13 points, Andrew Mitchell and Lee Marks with 9 points, Khalil Bland and Anthony Adams both with 7.
Congratulations to our our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams! Both teams defeated Washington last night! Congratulations boys
Congrats to our 8th grade Boy’s Basketball team on a stunning win against James Hart Monday! #ParkerProud
8th-grade parents and students are invited to an important meeting with the Homewood Flossmoor High School administration on Wednesday January 8 at 7:00 am.
Congratulations to our boys basketball teams on their wins against Huth! 8th grade continues their undefeated season winning 34-33. Leading scorers were Khalil Bland 10 points, Carson Brownfield with 9 followed by Lee Marks with 8. Our 7th grade defeated Huth 58-13. Marciano Johnson was the leading scorer with 20 points while Kaymen Robertson and Michael Terrell added 12.
Congratulations to our boys basketball teams! 8th grade defeated Crete Monee 50-15 to improve to 11-0 record. Leading scorers were Carson Brownfield with 8, Andrew Mitchell with 7 while Khalil Bland and Lee Marks had 6. Our 7th grade team defeated Crete 55-29. Marciano Johnson was the leading scorer with 24 points while Michael Terrell added 8. Congratulations boys!!
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams on defeating Columbia Central last night! 8th grade boys won 61-18 improving their record to 10-0. Leading scorers were Cevion Burnett with 12, Brandon Causey, Jurrell Baldwin and Justin Casey all had 8 points. 7th grade won 51-14 with leading scorers Marciano Johnson and Ethan Howard with 12 points. Congrats to all!
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams for defeating Colin Powell last night! The final score for 7th grade was 53-34. Parker’s leading scorers were Marciano Johnson with 16 points and Jovohn Ratliff with 11. Our 8th grade boys defeated Colin Powell with a score of 55-32 improving their season to 8-0! Leading scorers were Carson Brownfield with 12 points, Lee Marks 10 and Andrew Mitchell with 8. Congratulations!!
Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended the first day of parent/teacher conferences! We are open for conferences tomorrow form 8:15 am - 1:00 pm.
Congratulations to the Parker Boy's Basketball teams for great efforts against James Hart! The 8th-grade team took the victory!
Thank you Veterans for all that you do to serve our country! Our students learned so much from our community Veterans! We appreciate you!
Congratulations to the Parker Boy's basketball teams for outstanding victories against Crete Monee! Go Falcons!
Boys and Girls cross country teams are going to State! Congratulations to all of our runners and coaches!!
Parent Visiting Day is Friday, 10/4/19 from 12:18-2:20pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Way to go to the Parker Girls' Basketball team for winning both games against Obama School! #ParkerProud
Congrats to our baseball team for beating Hart!
Congrats to the Girls' Basketball Team for winning both games Monday against Washington! Way to go Falcons!
The contest has begun! Parker PTO's Fall Fundraiser of cookie dough and hundreds of gift ideas kicked off this week! There are several ways to win prizes either by homeroom or individual sales. Top prizes for highest individual sales include 60 minute passes to Skyzone, while the homeroom that sells the most item will win an after school pizza party! The top seller in that homeroom will get the chance to throw a pie in the face of a teacher or the principal! Please ask your student for the packet that was distributed this week. And look on the Parker website for all the prize opportunities for the top sellers!
Parker Falcons are winning in multiple sports. Congrats to the Boys' & Girls' Cross Country Team for coming in 1st place at their meet. Also, the Baseball Team came in 1st place! Way to go Falcons.
Please join us for the first PTO General Meeting of the 2019-20 school year. Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00pm in the Parker Media Center
Thank you to everyone for an amazing Hidden Gem half marathon! What a wonderful way to celebrate Flossmoor!
Congrats to the Parker Softball Team on their 13-5 victory over Lansing Memorial. Way to go Falcon!
The Parker Cross Country Team did it again! The boys' team took first place and the girls' team came in 2nd. Good Luck at the James Hart Invitational Sat, 9/7/19!
Softball and Baseball Games against Columbia Central have been canceled today, Tuesday, September 3, due to the weather!
6/7 Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts are being held today, tomorrow, and Thursday, September 3 - 5, from 3:05pm - 5:00pm. 8th grade Girls Basketball Tryouts will be September 4 & 6 from 3:05pm - 5:00pm
Friday, 8/30, Parker Falcons participated in our first PBIS Celebration of the school year. Our students were responsible in our cafeteria and earned the privilege of listening to music and received Italian Ice. We are off to a great year! #FalconPride
The Parker Falcons Baseball Team came form behind to defeat Homer Glenn Middle School 8-7. Way to go Falcons!
Congratulations to both the Girls Softball Team and Boys Baseball Team on wins against Columbia Tuesday. Way to go Falcons!
Audition and crew packets for the Fall Play, The Many Disguises of Robin Hood, are now available in the front office and Ms. Rupert's room. Be sure to pick one up this week! Auditions are next Tuesday, September 3rd and Wednesday, September 4th. Crew packets will be due on Wednesday, September 4th. Please see Ms. Rupert with any questions.
Congratulations to our Parker Falcons Cross Country Team for coming in 1st Place out of 10 schools during the cross country meet Wednesday, 8/21. WAY TO GO FALCONS!
Parker Jr. H.S. Picture Day is Tuesday, August 27th. Dress to impress and look your best!
Please join us for the Parker Junior High School Open House on Wednesday August 28th at 7:00 pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to the Parker Scholastic Bowl Falcons for finishing second in the sectional tournament at Martino Junior High on Monday! Outstanding matches were played by Ari Bauer, Dean Barrow, Halena Laven, Caroline Schoen, Liam Nelson, Jack Piros, Ernest Woods, and Xavier White. The Falcons finished the season with a 16-2 record!