Daddy/Daughter Bowling Event!!!

Illinois Assessment of Readiness

Students in grades 3-5 throughout the state of Illinois will participate in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) in April. The IAR replaces the previous PARCC assessment.  Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Illinois Science Assessment (ISA).

The District 161 assessment window is April 8-25, 2019.

Please review the additional resources and information on the IAR (formerly PARCC) below:

Illinois State Board of Education-Parts of an Assessment

Be a Learning Hero Website

IAR Reading and Mathematics Test Sessions

Take a Practice Test

Physical Exam Due August 2, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian of a 5th Grade Student:

All students entering 6th grade are required to present a new physical examination and dental examination. Immunization requirements for children entering 6th grade include proof of the Tdap vaccine, a second dose of varicella, one dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccination (MCV4), and completion of the Hepatitis B series. This is in addition to the immunization requirements met at the previous grades.

Physicals are due by August 2, 2019.

The dental examination form is due May 15, 2020.

Please use the required forms below and make a copy for your records before submitting the originals.

I urge you to make your appointments now, as many offices have less availability at the end of summer. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Knawa at (708) 647-7009.

Principal's Place

  I am very excited to serve the students and families as the principal of Flossmoor Hills! I look forward to all that we will accomplish during the 2018-2019 school year! Go Eagles! 

This is my eleventh year in School District 161. I began my career in the district by teaching third and fourth grades at Serena Hills. Following that I spent three years as an Instructional Coach and two years as the Assistant Principal at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School. 

I went to Eastern Illinois University for my bachelors in education and received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University and my Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Education from Concordia University.

My husband teaches Industrial Technology at Parker Jr. High. Together we enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and our wonderful dog. We both really love SD161 and are so thankful our careers brought us to such a wonderful community!

Congratulations to our FXC Boys Running Club for being honored at the School Board Meeting!

The Flossmoor Hills Pirates!!!

Student Spotlight

 When is too sick for school? 


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Our new and improved way for groups/organizations to use our facilities. Visit our MLSchedules page for more information!  

Weather Procedures

 Sun and clouds 

Outdoor Recess Unless:

* Rain, or icy conditions

* Below 20 degrees or wind chill 11 degrees

* Extremely high winds

Upcoming Events

School Announcements

  • Notice of Herbicide Application

    On Saturday and Sunday, September 15th and 16th 2018, weather permitting, Flossmoor School District 161 will be applying an herbicide to the playground areas at Serena Hills, Flossmoor Hills, Heather Hill, and Western Avenue. Click here for more information.

    Flossmoor Hills Elementary School

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Bridges Math Curriculum

During the 2017-2018 school year, teachers in District 161 will begin implementing Bridges Math (K-5) and CPM Core Connections Program (6-8) for mathematics instruction. Both programs will provide guaranteed and viable alignment to the Illinois Learning Standards and also challenge students to engage in rigorous mathematical thinking. Please click the links below to explore the scope and sequence for each grade level, parent supports and additional information to support your student at home.

Kindergarten:  Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

First Grade:  Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Second Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Third Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Fourth Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information

Fifth Grade: Scope and SequenceParent SupportsAdditional Information