All City Music Festival Tuesday

Apr 13, 2017 About 450 students from Springfield middle and high schools will perform in the Springfield Public Schools’ annual All City Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium. This tradition of more than 30 years will feature music students from all District 186 middle and high schools, with a total of 10 band and choir selections. READ MORE

Matheny-Withrow invites parents to Academic Parent Teacher Team Night

Apr 3, 2017 Matheny-Withrow Elementary is hosting its Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Night on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:00 to 6:15 PM for families of its current students. It is a new way for families to meet each other and learn about their child's academic growth in reading and math. “By informing families of their children’s strengths and areas to grow, we can work together to reach each child's highest potential,” said Matheny-Withrow Principal Kathy Hulcher. READ MORE

Layne Zimmers of Lincoln Magnet Named Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow

Apr 3, 2017 WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017)—— Layne Zimmers from Lincoln Magnet School in Springfield, Illinois, has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2017 Fellows, a group of 35 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada, will embark on global expeditions onboard the Lindblad expedition ships—National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour ll and National Geographic Sea Lion... READ MORE

Facilities community engagement session on planning principles tomorrow

Mar 27, 2017 A community engagement session for the third topic in a series of sessions to address District 186 facilities is set for Tuesday, March 28, at 6 PM at Southeast High School. Residents living within District 186 boundaries are encouraged to attend this session which is focused on planning principles that will guide decision-making about the future of our facilities. READ MORE

Springfield High School student garners national art award

Mar 27, 2017 Springfield High School sophomore Grace Jaderholm has been recognized nationally for her drawing titled “Timeless,” as a recipient of an American Visions Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Jaderholm and her family will travel to New York in June to accept the award at Carnegie Hall. Out of 330,000 works submitted internationally, only 600 are included in that exhibition. READ MORE

Facilities community engagement session on 21st century learning Wednesday

Mar 13, 2017 A community engagement session for the second topic in a series of sessions to address District 186 facilities is set for Wednesday, March 15, at 6 PM at Lanphier High School. Residents living within District 186 boundaries are encouraged to learn about 21st Century Programs and Facilities and what is possible for the school buildings. READ MORE

ELC Multicultural Festival on Wednesday

Mar 13, 2017 Early Learning Center (ELC) is hosting a Multicultural Festival on Wednesday, March 15,  at 5:00 PM to illustrate “One World, Many Cultures.” The event is intended to build relationships between the school and families, promote cultural unity, raise awareness of the many cultures that create the world, and highlight the diversity of  ELC families and staff and the positive contributions that they make to the community. The event is free for all ELC students and families.

Springfield High School to stage "Ragtime" this weekend

Mar 13, 2017 Springfield High School is proud to present its spring musical “Ragtime – School Edition,” March 17-19 in the Schnirring Auditorium. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. All are invited to come and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic show! Tickets are General Admission and are available at the door or in the SHS Main Office. READ MORE

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