Flossmoor Road Viaduct Closing Information

Please read this important information regarding the upcoming closing of the Flossmoor Road viaduct, beginning on Monday, August 11th. 

2014-2015 Highlights

Please click here to read important information from Superintendent Doster regarding District 161 initiatives, including the five-year strategic plan. 

Exciting News!!

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Mrs. Klein's First Grade Class Wins National Book Challenge!

Western Ave Elementary Class Wins National Book Challenge
Student-created book earns national recognition and school grant.

Flossmoor,IL, the students of Mrs. Klein’s class at Western Ave Elementary School are celebrating the publication of their book in a big way. The class was recently notified that their book, “When We Grow Up”, has been selected as a winner in the Studentreasures National Book Challenge.

More than one million students from elementary, middle, high school and colleges participate in the student publishing project each year sponsored by Studentreasures and Nationwide Learning, LLC. Mrs. Klein’s first grade class was one of thirty selected as a winner this year. The criteria for selection include an eye-catching book cover, an interesting topic or storyline, colorful illustrations and original content.

Mrs. Klein’s students spent several weeks collaborating to write and illustrate their book.  “When We Grow Up” is a fun book about the career’s that each child would like to have when they grow up. The first grade students incorporated various different professions in their book. The corresponding illustrations were imaginative, detailed and flowed appropriately with the text.  As a reward their classroom will receive a school grant from Studentreasures.

Here is a link to view the students' book on video.  http://vimeo.com/98543450

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

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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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, 8/22/2014
High: 89 Low: 72
Slight chance thunderstorms
29% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/23/2014
High: 85 Low: 71
Chance thunderstorms
40% chance of precipitation.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 25
First Day of School-Grades 1-5
Committee of the Whole Meeting
7:00 PM
@ District Office

Tuesday, August 26
First Day of School-Kindergarten
Wednesday, August 27
Back to School Picnic
Thursday, August 28
Back to School Picnic Raindate

Daily Announcements

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

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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