Box Tops: It’s hip to clip! Help us earn cash for our school and collect box tops. You can send them in with your child or drop them off in the Serena Hills foyer.

Summer School 2016

The deadline for enrolling students in either skill building or summer school enrichment courses is upcoming on Friday, May 13th. District 161 will offer in-person registration on Thursday, May 5th from 3:30-6:00 PM at Parker Junior High School. The summer school principal and enrichment teachers are scheduled to be on hand to answer your questions. For more information, including a registration form, please click on the link below. 


Great News to Share

Mr. Allan DiCastro visits Serena Hills School! He is a former student of Serena Hills who made a gracious donation to his alma mater. Thank you Mr. DiCastro, your still a Serena Hills Shining STAR!!!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities
Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana
Click here for more info!
Let's work together as a Serena Hills Team to make a difference for the sick children and their families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House!

2016 PARCC Information

Throughout the school year our teachers have been helping students develop the content knowledge and fluencies of the Illinois Learning Standards. As a part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s evaluation on learning progress, all children in grades 3-8 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment. A major change from the 2014-2015 school year is that this year there is only one assessment window. Flossmoor School District 161’s PARCC Testing window is April 4 through May 3, 2016. Your child’s teacher will share specific testing dates closer to the testing window.

Community Letter

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

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 (2015-2017)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 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. Read more...

To view the letter from Apple, please click here. 

Principal's Weekly Email Blast

Serena Hills 5th Graders will be attending the Robert Crown Center on May 23, 2016.
Click here for information & permission slip.

Odyssey is available for student access year round. Students are encouraged to use Odyssey during the summer months.

Blessings in a Backpack
Click here to make a donation!

Serena Shining Stars Magazine


Local Weather

Today, 5/2/2016
High: 59 Low: 46
Chance rain showers
31% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Mon, May 2 - Fri, May 6
Staff Appreciation Week
Wed, Apr 27 - Sat, Jun 4
Tuesday, May 3
Girls on the Run Practice
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ the Flossmoor Library,
1000 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor
Wed, May 4 - Fri, May 6
Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
Wednesday, May 4
4th Grade to Field Museum
5th Grade Orchestra to Illinois Philharmonic

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Important Information

Change in Dismissal Form


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 *As of 2/2016
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