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Students recite "I Have a Dream"

Feb 7, 2018 Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Black History Month celebrations kick off throughout District

Feb 7, 2018   The celebration of Black History Month is in full swing throughout District 186 schools. Here’s what’s happening this month and throughout the week: Franklin Middle School will feature the “Top 25 in the last 25 years of African American Firsts" each day on their morning announcements throughout the month of Februar Harvard Park Elementary will have daily class trivia this month and a door decoration contest. READ MORE

Art is Exceptional exhibit opening reception tonight; runs through Jan. 25

Jan 12, 2018 WHAT: Art is Exceptional is an exhibit in celebration of the artistic accomplishments of our District 186 artists with special needs.  Approximately 60 pieces of two-dimensional artworks created by students from Dubois, Feitshans, Ridgley, Marsh, Laketown, Butler, Harvard Park, Lindsay, McClernand and Lee will be on display. READ MORE

Boys City Basketball Tournament schedule set; fundraiser underway; Unity Day planned

Jan 12, 2018 The 2018 Boys City Basketball Tournament will take place next week at Bank of Springfield Center. Tickets are $6 at the door. (Presale tickets are $5 at each school, but can only be purchased from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM until FRIDAY, Jan. 19. Tickets for Thursday night’s games cannot be purchased after 12:30 PM on Thursday, Jan. 18). The tournament schedule is as follows: Thursday, Jan. 18 6 PM: Southeast vs. Sacred Heart-Griffin (LHS band performs) 8 PM.: Lanphier vs. READ MORE

High School Preview Night Thursday

Jan 9, 2018 Families with current eighth grade students are encouraged to attend High School Preview Night at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield high schools, to learn about courses, tour the school and meet teachers and administrators. “This is a chance for families to have their questions answered before registration,” said Cheree Morrison, director of secondary schools and programs. “Our high schools have opportunities for every student. READ MORE

District 186 schools CLOSED Thursday, Jan. 4

Jan 3, 2018 District 186 schools will be CLOSED on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, due to the combination of  predicted temperature and wind chill factor. We anticipate returning to school on Friday, January 5, 2018. This decision is being made out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety of our students.

2017-18 Boys Basketball home game security procedures

Dec 5, 2017 District 186 Basketball Fans: Beginning with the start of the season, we will have enhanced security procedures at all boys basketball home games. What this means for you as a guest: Security personnel will be scanning all guests with metal detector wands prior to entry. All bags brought into the games will be subject to search prior to entry. Consider leaving large bags or purses at home. Doors for weeknight games will open at 5:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. for Saturday games. READ MORE

Safety Dog Bus Tour Arrives in Springfield October 17

Oct 16, 2017 Tour Promotes Safe Bus Behavior for Students and Motorists Springfield, Ill. (October 16, 2017) — School transportation leader First Student shines a spotlight on safe school-bus behavior with its third-annual Safety Dog Bus Tour. Safety Dog will visit Springfield during National School Bus Safety Week, which runs October 16-20.  The final of eight stops across North America, the Safety Dog Bus Tour will be at Feitshans Elementary School, 1101 South 15th, from 10 a. READ MORE

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