Camp Invention

Flossmoor School District 161 invites you to take a look at information regarding Camp Invention for students entering grades 1-6. Camp Invention will be held at Serena Hills Elementary School from June 15th-26th. For more information, please click here.

Parent University Feedback

Give your feedback about Parent University topics!

We have just finished our first year of a successful Parent University. You can review some of our courses here

As we move into Year 2 of Parent University, we actively seek input from our parents/guardians. Thank you for taking the time to take this survey!

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 


Great News to Share

May 26th - May 28th
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
9:00 - 2:30 p.m.
*Please note that prices do not include tax.
**Students should bring enough to cover both the cost of books plus tax. 

ABC Countdown! Last 26 Days of School
Daily Countdown Calendar

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.

Important Information

Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences at Serena Hills.  Please take a few moments to provide feedback regarding your parent teacher conference and Serena Hills.  Happy Holidays!

Parent Teacher Conference Survey - English

Parent Teacher Conference Survey - Spanish

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.

Local Weather

Today, 5/24/2015
High: 78 Low: 66
Slight chance thunderstorms
22% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/25/2015
High: 79 Low: 64
Rain showers likely
63% chance of precipitation.

Preschool Screening

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

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
No School
Tuesday, May 26
ABC Countdown! Day 10
Quiet Day - Quiet activities will occur in the classroom
Tue, May 26 - Thu, May 28
BOGO Bookfair
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Book Fair Sale
Wednesday, May 27
ABC Countdown! Day 9
Reflection Day - Reflect on your favorite memory
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
@ District Office

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run
Race Date:
Sunday, June 7th
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois
Race Day Info & Running Buddies Click here!


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