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:

Western Avenue - Friday, December 11, 2015

For more information, please contact your school office.

Exciting News!!

"Western Avenue read 571,210 minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  First Lady Diana Rauner visited the school on November 3, 2015, at an all school assembly, which included a proclamation from the governor.  Below is a link of her remarks to the students:

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

Community Letter

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

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.

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.

My Song.m4a

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Daily Announcements



Rain or icy conditions
Below 20 degrees or wind chill 10 degrees
Extremely high winds

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.

K Lunch 11:30-11:50
Recess 11:50-12:10
1 Lunch 11:30-11:50
Recess 11:50-12:10
2 Lunch 11:50-12:10
Recess 11:30-11:50
3 Lunch 11:50-12:10
Recess 11:30-11:50
4 Lunch 12:10-12:30
Recess 11:50-12:10
5 Lunch 12:10-12:30
Recess 11:50-12:10

Change in Dismissal form
Change in Dismissal Form[1].docx
Weekly Calendar 11-30-15pv[3].docx

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 30
Tuesday, December 1
Parent University
What's Your Digital Footprint?
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
@ Flossmoor Public Library
Session info
Thursday, December 3
Parent University
Next Generation Science Standards 101
6:30-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
Session info    
Monday, December 7
Parent University
What is Twitter? What is a Hashtag?
6:30-7:30 PM @ Normandy Villa
Session info
Monday, December 14
Annual Levy Hearing/Board of Education Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office