Community Health Announcement

District 161 will continue to be proactive in providing important health information to our stakeholders. We invite our website visitors to read this letter from the District regarding current health issues in our nation as well as a fact sheet from the Center for Disease Control.

Illinois SB 16 Information

Please take a moment to view important information regarding Illinois Senate Bill 16 and the effects it would have on School District 161 funding. We invite you to click here for more information on Illinois Senate Bill 16, as well as the links below.

Senate Bill 16 Overview
Senate Bill 16 Fact Sheet
Senate Bill 16: School Districts Adversely Affected

Great News to Share


Give a Coat - Take Coat
Some people have a coat they don't need, and some people need a coat they don't have. 

PTO News


On March 1st, 2015, the Harlem Wizard basketball team is coming to Flossmoor!  They will play our SD161 team of teachers, administrators, parents, village employees and district alumni, and....


School Board Election

Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015 school board election in Flossmoor School District 161 are available. Please click here for more information. Additional information for candidates is available by clicking here.

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.

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Local Weather

Today, 11/24/2014
High: 46 Low: 26
Snow likely
74% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/25/2014
High: 29 Low: 20
8% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Wed, Nov 19 - Tue, Nov 25
Character Counts!
Give a Coat - Take a Coat
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Mon, Nov 24 - Tue, Nov 25
Parent Teacher Conferences
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Wednesday, November 26
Non-Attendance Day
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Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day
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Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday
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Important Information

Weather Procedures
All children will remain inside when any of the following exist:
*   Rain
*   Temperature below 20 degrees
*   Wind chill 11 degrees or below
*   Icy conditions
*   Extremely high winds

Lunch Times

 KG & 3rd Grade
11:30 a.m.

 2nd & 5th Grade
11:50 a.m.

 1st & 4th Grade
12:10 p.m.

Procedures for Entering Serena Hills School

To ensure the safety of students and staff in Flossmoor District 161 the following procedures have been implemented for the 2014/2015 school year:

Approved Safe * Snack List
For All Birthday and Classroom Celebrations
Allergen-Free Safe Snack List
Please check back regularly as list is subject to change.