Summer School 2016

Registration for Summer School 2016 is now underway. District 161 will be taking registration forms through Friday May 13th for both regular summer school and the virtual enrichment summer opportunity utilizing Odyssey. For more information, please click the summer school icon below. Information pertaining specifically to the virtual enrichment opportunity can be found on page 2.                  


Exciting News!!

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

2016 PARCC Information

Throughout the school year our teachers have been helping students develop the content knowledge and fluencies of the Illinois Learning Standards. As a part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s evaluation on learning progress, all children in grades 3-8 will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment. A major change from the 2014-2015 school year is that this year there is only one assessment window. Flossmoor School District 161’s PARCC Testing window is April 4 through May 3, 2016. Your child’s teacher will share specific testing dates closer to the testing window.

Community Letter

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

Congratulations on Receiving the Apple Distinguished Program

Flossmoor School District 161 named Apple Distinguished Program (2015-2017)

Flossmoor School District 161 is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2015-2017 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. Read more...

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


Today, 5/1/2016
High: 62 Low: 48
Rain showers likely
55% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/2/2016
High: 59 Low: 46
Chance rain showers
31% chance of precipitation.

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Daily Announcements

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 5-2-16pv[4].docx

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 3
Kindergarten, Here I Come!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
@ the Flossmoor Library,
1000 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor
Wednesday, May 4
Field Trip-IPO
Band & Orchestra Students
8:20 a.m.
Thursday, May 5
Field Trip-GSU
4th Grade
8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Field Trip-IPO
3rd grade
8:45 a.m.
Summer School Registration
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
@ Parker Junior High