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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Springfield, IL 62704
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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

Feitshans students sprout kindness with rock garden

Oct 11, 2017 Feitshans Elementary students are taking the rock painting trend to the next level by starting a kindness rock garden. Students recently painted their own unique rocks at the school’s first monthly Firefly Family Celebration held on Sept. 29. While they were painting, students listened to the story Only One You, which is about everyone’s individuality and treating people with kindness. READ MORE

Springfield High inducts venture capitalist Plain into Hall of Fame

Oct 11, 2017 Healthcare venture capitalist and Springfield High alumnus (‘76) Hank Plain is the most recent inductee in the Springfield High School Hall of Fame. Plain was recognized at a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 10. He focuses on investments in medical devices and is a general partner with Lighthouse Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, he co-founded eight medical device companies. READ MORE

German exchange students visit Springfield High School

Oct 11, 2017 Springfield High School will host 17 German exchange students and two teachers from Thursday, Oct. 12, through Thursday, Nov. 2, as part of the German-American Partnership Program (GAPP). This will be the fourth time that Springfield High has hosted a group from Gnadenthal-Gymnasium Ingolstadt, its partner school in southern Germany. READ MORE

Foundation hosts first-ever pop-up book shop downtown

Oct 6, 2017 The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host its first-ever Pop-Up Book Shop on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 AM to 4 PM. “One Eighty Six Books” will be conveniently located in the heart of the Old Capitol Farmers Market at 407 E. Adams in downtown Springfield. Proceeds from the event will be used to supply books for school libraries and classrooms district-wide. READ MORE

Letter from Superintendent Gill on Oct. 5 Emergency Response

Oct 6, 2017 Dear District 186 Families, Over the past seven weeks, Springfield Public School District 186 has received several threats that have disrupted the school environment.  The latest of these occurred yesterday at Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield High Schools and Franklin Middle School.   The District immediately evacuated the affected schools as is our protocol for threats of this nature. Springfield Police were immediately notified and coordinated search efforts. READ MORE

Springfield High welcomes motivational speaker from docuseries Last Chance U

Oct 2, 2017 Springfield High School welcomes motivational speaker and star of Netflix documentary series Last Chance U Brittany Wagner on Saturday, Oct. 7, at noon in the school’s Schnirring Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Wagner will use the symbolism of her now famous line “Do you have a pencil?” to motivate student-athletes to put forth effort in becoming the best they can be. READ MORE

Facilities community engagement session on master plan solutions Sept. 27

Sep 26, 2017 An eighth community engagement session in a series of sessions to address District 186 facilities is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 PM at Lanphier High School. A narrowed selection of potential master plan solutions will be discussed and attendees will have a chance to review and evaluate them. In the first Fall 2017 session, multiple elementary, middle and high school scenario options were presented for consideration. READ MORE

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