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 


2015 Kindergarten Registration

Please click here for information regarding the upcoming Kindergarten Registration Night, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 9th from 6:30-8:00 pm at all District Elementary Schools. 

Transportation Survey & Community Forum

Please see this important information regarding bus transportation in School District 161. The district is seeking input by April 10th and will be holding a collaborative community meeting on April 21st. 

To take the survey mentioned in the letter, please click here.

Asthma Education Opportunity

Please click here for information regarding an asthma management program available to students during the school day. All inquires should be made to Kathy Knawa, District Nurse, at 647-7009. 

Great News to Share

Book Fair
March 23rd - 27th
Family Book Fair & Art Exhibition
Tuesday, March 24th
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed!
Please Contact Mrs Werner,

Book Fair Raffle Tickets
Now on sale!!!
Tickets are 25¢ each

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, 3/26/2015
High: 44 Low: 24
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 3/27/2015
High: 31 Low: 20
Mostly cloudy
14% chance of precipitation.

Preschool Screening

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

Upcoming Events

Mon, Mar 23 - Fri, Mar 27
Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday, March 26
2nd Grade Concert
6:30 PM
Friday, March 27
Award Assembly
School Improvement Day
11:15 Student Dismissal
Mon, Mar 30 - Fri, Apr 3
Spring Break

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run
Race Date:
Sunday, June 7th
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Illinois


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