University of Chicago 5 Essentials Survey
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open for parents and Guardians. Please follow the link and click on the blue box in the upper right hand corner to take the survey. Parents are encouraged to complete the survey for each of their students enrolled in the district. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress and impact positive changes in District 161. All District 161 parents and guardians can complete the survey on any device. Thank you for your participation.
If you have any questions please contact the Department of Learning and Instruction at 708-647-7016 or email@example.com.
Flu Information for District Families
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Over the next few months, several parent university sessions have been scheduled. On , Anne Tyler from the Tyler Institute will present the first of a two part series focusing on Executive Functioning Skills Development for High Achieving Children. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. Dates and links to RSVP to attend upcoming sessions are listed below. Additional information will be shared closer to each date. All Parent University sessions will take place at the District Office.( ) Part 1: Research, Motivation and Coaching Strategies for EF Skills Development for High Achieving Children, ( ) K-8 Math Night with Janis HeiglMonday,( ) K-8 ELA Curriculum Pilot Information Night, ( ) Part 2: More EF Skills Development for High Achieving Children (K-8) with additional Examples, Coaching Strategies and Creating Personalized PlansFlossmoor School District 161
District Spelling Bee
Logan Jackson, a fifth grade student at Western Avenue, spelled his way to first place in the District 161 Spelling Bee held at Parker Junior High on January 11. Noelle Dolan, also a fifth grade student from Western Avenue, finished second. We applaud all students who competed this year. Congratulations on an unBEElievably great performance!Flossmoor School District 161
Flu Information for district families
As you are aware, there is widespread flu activity throughout our state. Health departments are recommending increased awareness and actions to help control and prevent the spread of influenza (flu), toward keeping our students and community safe and healthy.
To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu-like illness symptoms (such as fever, cough, and sore throat). Please see the attached letter.
If you have any questions, please contact your physician. More information on seasonal influenza is available at: www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.Flossmoor School District 161
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Mrs. Haley Marti as the New Principal of Flossmoor Hills Elementary School for the 2018-2019 School Year
Please welcome Mrs. Haley Marti as the 2018-2019 principal at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School! Mrs. Marti has a number of great experiences in education and in District 161 specifically. She is a professional, highly qualified leader, who will continue the tradition of excellence and the high expectations that have been established at Flossmoor Hills School.
Mrs. Marti has worked in District 161 since 2008, beginning as a classroom teacher before moving to the role of K-8 Instructional Coach. From there, she moved into her current position as the assistant principal at Flossmoor Hills School, where she provides instructional leadership and works collaboratively with teachers, parents, and colleagues. In addition, she is the Summer Academy administrator for District 161.
Mrs. Marti has a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University, a master’s degree in school leadership from Concordia University, and she is anticipating the completion of a doctorate in administrative leadership from Concordia University in 2020.Flossmoor School District 161
Illinois 5Essentials Survey Information
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open for parents and Guardians. Please follow the link and click on the blue box in the upper right hand corner to take the survey. Parents are encouraged to complete the survey for each of their students enrolled in the district. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress and impact positive changes in District 161. All District 161 parents and guardians can complete the survey on any device. Thank you for your participation.Flossmoor School District 161
BUS BULLETIN INFO
Paige Transportation has made available to parents in Flossmoor School District 161 a FREE notification system to notify parents when there are bus delays. See attached PDF.Flossmoor School District 161
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Dr. Lisa Dallacqua as the New Principal of Western Avenue Elementary School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Dr. Lisa Dallacqua as our new principal of Western Avenue Elementary School! Dr. Dallacqua comes to us with a wealth of administrative and teaching experience. She is currently a District Coordinator in Bloom Township District 206 and before that, she spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Chicago Public School system. Her experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels will be an asset to her placement at Western Avenue Elementary School.
Dr. Dallacqua earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Literature and Political Science from Kalamazoo College, a master’s degree at National Louis University in Teaching, a master’s degree from the American College of Education in Educational Leadership, and a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.
Educators who have worked with Dr. Dallacqua have commented on her strong abilities as an instructional leader and have stated “she is relentless about success”.
Dr. Dallacqua’s official start date is July 1st, 2017.Western Avenue Elementary School
New Superintendent selected.
The Flossmoor School District 161 Board announced at its March 13th meeting the appointment of Dr. Dana Smith to be the new Superintendent for Flossmoor District 161.
Dr. Smith is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Early Childhood and Elementary Education in Woodstock School District 200 and comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in public education.
During the Superintendent search process, the board appointed Dr. Michael Popp to serve as Interim Superintendent. The Board is grateful to Dr. Popp for his leadership and thoughtful presence throughout the transition period.
Click here for more information.Western Avenue Elementary School
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