Amabel Crawford
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
1 day ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
about 1 month ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
about 1 month ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
about 1 month ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
2 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Flossmoor School District 161
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!
2 months ago, Flossmoor School District 161
Falcon News
Parker Junior High's online book fair is coming November 16-29! Keep your eyes out for more information, coming soon!
2 months ago, Falcon News
Amabel Crawford
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
3 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
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
3 months ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
We are so proud of the PJH Cross Country team! Best of luck at today's sectionals! Go Falcons!
3 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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!
3 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to the Parker Cross Country Team for coming in 1st place at our Conference Meet Friday! Next up is Sectionals, Thursday, 10/15/20. Wish us well! #ParkerProud
4 months ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
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!
4 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
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
4 months ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to the Parker XC Team and Coaches on their first meet! Our first place finishers for boys and girls were none other than Jamir and Mia. Way to SOAR Falcons! #ParkerProud
4 months ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
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
4 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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!
5 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
5 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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!
8 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
8 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
Item pick-up for 8th-grade students is today. Please check your homeroom time. Chrome books and chargers should be turned in today!
8 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
Item pickup continues next week. Please check the schedule for pick-up times by homeroom. Please contact the home room teacher with any questions.
8 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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 lschroeder@sd161.org to RSVP.
9 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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.
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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.
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
The Homewood Science Center is hosting virtual family yoga time today and every Saturday at 1:00 pm. Register online to join today!
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
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.
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month. They were selected because of their kindness towards others. #ParkerProud
10 months ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
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!
10 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
What a great day for the PJH Chicago History Fair! Congratulations to our students, teachers, and parents! All of the projects were incredible!
11 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Michelle Wisniewski
Mr. Mailhiot giving the students a motivational speech before their last chess match! Go Falcons!!
11 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Amabel Crawford
Congratulations to the Parker Scholastic Bowl Team! The team defeated Columbia Central this week 300-85! Great job Falcons!
11 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Michelle Wisniewski
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!
11 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Michelle Wisniewski
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.
11 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Michelle Wisniewski
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.
11 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
Way to go to our January Students of the Month. These students were nominated based on demonstrating hard work and improved effort. Nice Job! #ParkerProud
11 months ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
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!
11 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Falcon News
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
12 months ago, Falcon News
Michelle Wisniewski
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!
12 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Amabel Crawford
Congratulation to the Parker BVB teams for great games against Huth! Go Falcons!
12 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
Bravo on a job well done by the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at the Winter Orchestra Concert! Way to go! #D161
12 months ago, Tara Peacock
Michelle Wisniewski
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
12 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Michelle Wisniewski
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.
12 months ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Amabel Crawford
Thank you for all of the donations today! We organized more than 100 toiletry bags! Thank you to all of our volunteers!
12 months ago, Amabel Crawford
Michelle Wisniewski
Congratulations to our our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams! Both teams defeated Washington last night! Congratulations boys
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
Congrats to our 8th grade Boy’s Basketball team on a stunning win against James Hart Monday! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to our December Students of the Month. These students were nominated based on participation and cooperation. Well done Parker Falcons. #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
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.
about 1 year ago, Amabel Crawford
Michelle Wisniewski
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.
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Falcon News
Our Falcon Carolers spent the day spreading holiday cheer across the community and they loved it!
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Michelle Wisniewski
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!!
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
Bravo on a job well done Thursday night to all of the choirs at Parker Jr. High School. The Winter Choral Concert was a festive delight. #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Amabel Crawford
Concert season is in full swing! Congrats to all of our band students on an incredible Winter concert this week!
about 1 year ago, Amabel Crawford
Michelle Wisniewski
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!
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to Amy Gehrt, Reading Specialist, for being nominated to receive the District’s Above and Beyond Award. Way to go! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Michelle Wisniewski
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!!
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Falcon News
Congrats to the November Students of the Month. We are so Proud to have students that are grateful and have good manners! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
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.
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Amabel Crawford
The Parker Steppers are incredible!! Thank you to Ms. Gant and all the parents for supporting our students.
about 1 year ago, Amabel Crawford
Amabel Crawford
Congratulations to the Parker Boy's Basketball teams for great efforts against James Hart! The 8th-grade team took the victory!
about 1 year ago, Amabel Crawford
Falcon News
Memorable Moments form ILMEA Festival! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
PJH ILMEA band, orchestra and choir kids at the start of the day at Joliet Central. #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
Thank you Veterans for all that you do to serve our country! Our students learned so much from our community Veterans! We appreciate you!
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
Congratulations to the Parker Boy's basketball teams for outstanding victories against Crete Monee! Go Falcons!
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month. These students were nominated by their homeroom teacher for being respectful and responsible. Way to go Falcons! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
Congratulations to the Varsity and Falcon Orchestra on an amazing concert Tuesday, 10/29/19! #ParkerProud
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Michelle Wisniewski
Congratulations to our boys and girls cross country teams! Boys took 3rd overall while the girls finished 15th! Go Falcons!!
about 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Falcon News
Fans of the Parker Cross Country Team at the all school Pep Rally Friday, 10/18/19.
about 1 year ago, Falcon News
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to all of our September Students Of the Month. These students were nominated by their homeroom teacher because they were prepared for class and had no tardies to school. Way to Falcons! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Michelle Wisniewski
Boys and Girls cross country teams are going to State! Congratulations to all of our runners and coaches!!
over 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Michelle Wisniewski
Go Falcons!!
over 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Falcon News
Parent Visiting Day is Friday, 10/4/19 from 12:18-2:20pm. We look forward to seeing you!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Tara Peacock
Way to go to the Parker Girls' Basketball team for winning both games against Obama School! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Michelle Wisniewski
Congrats to our baseball team for beating Hart!
over 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
Parker XC Girls Rock!!! Three girls received medals today at the Troy Invitational. Congrats to Naima Douglas, Grace Mullin, and Mia Caporale! Well done ladies! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
AWESOME JOB to the Boys’ Cross Country Team on coming in 1st place at the Troy XC Invitational today!!! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Michelle Wisniewski
Congratulations to our Parker baseball team! Good luck on Saturday against Hart!
over 1 year ago, Michelle Wisniewski
Tara Peacock
A huge congratulations to the Parker Baseball Team on the 11-1 win against Prairie Hills!!! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Falcon News
Congrats to the Girls' Basketball Team for winning both games Monday against Washington! Way to go Falcons!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Tara Peacock
Way to go to the Girls’ Cross Country Team for coming in 4th place out of 51 schools, in Normal, IL Saturday, 9/14/19. Congrats to Naima Douglass for coming in 2nd place and Grace Mullin for coming in 5th place out of 350 runners. #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to the Boys’ Cross Country Team for coming in 1st place out of 51 schools at the meet in Normal, IL Sat, 9/14/19. Special Acknowledgement to Habtamu Epley for coming in 1st place and John Hockenberry for coming in 2nd place out of 350 runners! #ParkerProud
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Cindy Hayes
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!
over 1 year ago, Cindy Hayes
Falcon News
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.
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to Ms. Fraction for earning her Masters Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. #ParkerPride
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Cindy Hayes
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
over 1 year ago, Cindy Hayes
Amabel Crawford
Thank you to everyone for an amazing Hidden Gem half marathon! What a wonderful way to celebrate Flossmoor!
over 1 year ago, Amabel Crawford
Tara Peacock
Way to go Naima Douglas for coming in 1st place for the girls and Habtamu Epley for coming in 1st place for the boys at the Hart XC Invitational today! Proud to be a Falcon!
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
Congratulations to the Parker Cross Country Team! The boys’ team came in 1st place and the girls’ team came in 2nd place overall at the James Hart Invitational! #ParkerPride
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Falcon News
Congrats to the Parker Softball Team on their 13-5 victory over Lansing Memorial. Way to go Falcon!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
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!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Cindy Hayes
Softball and Baseball Games against Columbia Central have been canceled today, Tuesday, September 3, due to the weather!
over 1 year ago, Cindy Hayes
Cindy Hayes
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
over 1 year ago, Cindy Hayes
Tara Peacock
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
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Tara Peacock
The Parker Falcons Baseball Team came form behind to defeat Homer Glenn Middle School 8-7. Way to go Falcons!
over 1 year ago, Tara Peacock
Falcon News
Congratulations to both the Girls Softball Team and Boys Baseball Team on wins against Columbia Tuesday. Way to go Falcons!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Cindy Hayes
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.
over 1 year ago, Cindy Hayes
Falcon News
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!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
Parker Jr. H.S. Picture Day is Tuesday, August 27th. Dress to impress and look your best!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Falcon News
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!
over 1 year ago, Falcon News
Flossmoor School District 161
Official champs of the D161 Games during teacher institute day! #GoFalcons
over 1 year ago, Flossmoor School District 161
Amy Kent
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!
over 1 year ago, Amy Kent
Amy Kent
Congratulations to all of our 8th-grade graduates! We're so proud of you! "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." - William Arthur Ward
over 1 year ago, Amy Kent