Science Fest 2015

Please take a moment to read this important information regarding the 2015 Science Fest!

Exciting News!!

The 2014-2015 Western Avenue Yearbook is now on sale until March 13. The cost of the yearbook is $14. Please pay by cash, money order (payable to HR Imaging) or go online. Advance orders are necessary. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school.  

Western Avenue is proud to showcase its collection of PBIS videos. Please click here to watch our stars in action. 

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.

Student Song!

Western Avenue has some fantastic talent! So, without further ado, under the direction of Mr. Hood and Mrs. Kubas, here are Dori, Audrey, Stephen, Dillion, Lucia, and Sam singing "The PBIS Bully Song." Please click link below.

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Needs Assessment Survey

Parents & Staff:

Please assist the special education department in planning for the 2015-2016 school year.  Your input is valuable to us. 

Parents: For your survey, please click here.
Staff: For your survey, please click here.

Local Weather

Today, 2/27/2015
High: 14 Low: -2
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/28/2015
High: 20 Low: 13
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

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To report a student absent please call the Western Ave. Attendance Line at (708)709-7699 ext. 2054.  Please leave your name, student's name, date of absence, reason for absence and a number where you may be reached. If you are calling after 9:30 a.m. contact the school directly at (708)647-7400.

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4 Lunch 11:50-12:10
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5 Lunch 12:10-12:30
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Change in Dismissal form
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Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 1
PTO Family Fun Night - Basketball Game Harlem Wizards Team vs SD161 Slam Dunks
5:30 PM
@ Homewood-Flossmoor High School

Monday, March 2
Tuesday, March 3
Thursday, March 5
Science Fest Information Night
6:30 PM
@ Parker Junior High

Tuesday, March 10
District PTO Meeting
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
@ District Office