Community Coffee & Tours

Please click here for more information regarding the upcoming Community Coffee taking place at Parker Junior High on Wednesday, November 4th. 

Great News to Share

Serena Hills
5th Grade Class
Pumpkin Sale

September 28th - October 2nd

Pumpkin Cost $4.00 each
*Exact Ca$h Only*
(No Checks)
Click here for order form!

Pumpkin Pick-Up Day
Friday, October 9th

District Parent Visiting Day
Friday, October 9th, 2015
9:00 - 11:15 a.m.

You may drop in as your schedule allows or plan to stay for the entire time.
Please review the letter from Principal, Ms. D for more information.
Parent Visiting Day Letter 

Parent Visiting Day is also Pumpkin Pick-Up Day!
Take advantage of visiting Serena Hills and pick up your pumpkin orders!

Blessings in a Backpack
Please partner with us as we make a difference in the lives of our children. Your donations are needed. Click here for more details!

To make a donation click on the red Make a Donation button & follow the instructions below:

Community Letter

Please take a moment to view this letter from District 161. 

Center for Talent Development

Please click here to read more information about Northwestern University's upcoming Accelerated Weekend Experience on November 7-8, 2015.

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 


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.

Local Weather

Today, 10/5/2015
High: 67 Low: 55
Mostly cloudy
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/6/2015
High: 70 Low: 54
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.

Principal's Weekly Email Blast

Upcoming Events

Tue, Sep 15 - Thu, Oct 15
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th - October 15th 
Monday, October 5
Blue Shirt Day
World Day of Bullying Prevention
Wear a BLUE shirt today!
Tuesday, October 6
PBIS: Mix-Match Clothes Day
Wear mix-match clothes!
Wednesday, October 7
Chicago Heights Fire Department Presentation
K-2nd: 1:00 p.m.
3rd - 5th: 1:30 p.m.
PBIS: Different Sock/Shoe Day
Wear different socks/shoes!

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Important Information

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.

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