Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC)
Curriculum Tools for Student Learning

Join us for our first BPAC Meeting of the year!
Come learn about our District's Curriculum Tools for Student Learning. 

When: Wednesday, December 2nd
Morning Session: 9:00 - 10:15 am.
Evening Session: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

We hope to see you here!
English Info

Consejo Asesor de Padres Bilingues (BPAC)
Herramientas Curriculares para el Aprendizaje del Estudiante

Acompáñenos a la primera reunion del año!
Asista y aprenda acerca de las Herramientas Curriculares de Aprendizaje con las que cuenta nuestro Distrito.

Cuando: Miércoles 2 de Diciembre
Sesión Matutina: 9:00 - 10:15 .m.
Sesión Vespertina: 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

Esperamos verlo ahi!
Info Español




Delta Sonic
Click here for more info!

Serena Hills Spirit Wear
Show your school spirit with a Serena Hills t-shirt or hoodie!
Orders will be placed on November 2nd & February 1st!!!

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. 

The Heart That Smiles Program

Licensed dentists and hygienists will be available to perform exams, cleaning, and sealants as necessary for District 161 students. The schedule is as follows:

Serena Hills - Thursday, December 10, 2015

For more information, please contact your school office.

Great News to Share

1st Trimester
Report Cards will be generated through the Skyward system for all Flossmoor School District 161 students.  Parents may view the report card online through Skyward Family Access on November 20, 2015.  

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!

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 


Parent Universities: 2015-2016

November 19, 2015 6:30-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
Special Education 101

Parents will gain a better understanding of special education and the different services offered through Student Supports.
For more information, please click here

December 1, 2015 6:30 PM-8:00 PM @ Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Flossmoor, IL
What's Your Digital Footprint?
Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital device into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them. 
For more information, please click here

December 3, 2015  6:30 PM-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
Next Generation Science Standards 101
Come and spend the evening learning about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  
For more information, please click here

December 7, 2015  6:30 PM-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
What is Twitter? What is a Hashtag?
In this session, participants will explore the social media tool, Twitter as a means to be connected to news, interests and more. Bring your own laptop, iPad, or smartphone to start your "tweeting" experience.
For more information, please click here

State of the District 2015

Annually, the Flossmoor SD 161 reports to the community on the direction and progress as it relates the strategic plan and other goals deemed important for the success of our learning community.  The presentation provides valuable information for all stakeholders to learn more about the District’s current state of affairs on key topics being implemented and addressed during the 2015-2016 school year. Learn more... 

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, 12/1/2015
High: 42 Low: 30
Mostly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/2/2015
High: 39 Low: 29
Chance snow
24% chance of precipitation.

Principal's Weekly Email Blast

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 1
Deck the Halls - PM
Parent University
What's Your Digital Footprint?
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Flossmoor Public Library
Session info
Wednesday, December 2
Bilingual Parent Advisory Council
Presents: Curriculum Tools for Student Learning
Normandy Villa
A.M. Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
P.M.Session: 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Thursday, December 3
Parent University
Next Generation Science Standards 101
6:30-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
Session info    
2nd Grade Parent Activity Day
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
SH PTO Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SH Twitter

Quick Links


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 *As of 10/2015
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