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!

Strategic Planning Process Survey

Community Stakeholders,

Please click here for important information about the strategic planning process in District 161. We welcome your feedback which can be given via the survey by clicking here.

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.

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, 4/27/2015
High: 52 Low: 34
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/28/2015
High: 58 Low: 38
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Parent University : Kindergarten Night

Please see information about the upcoming Kindergarten Night program which will be held at the Flossmoor Public Library on May 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM. 

Preschool Screening

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

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 27
Kindergarten Parent Activity Day
10:30 AM
Thursday, April 30
1st Grade Concert
6:30 PM
Mon, May 4 - Fri, May 8
Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 4
Reorganization of the Board/Committee of the Whole Meeting
7:00 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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