Summer meals offered at 10 locations

May 16, 2017 Ten District 186 schools will provide meals through the Summer Food Service Program this year. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to children 18 years of age and younger at all of the participating locations. No meals will be served on July 4th. The meals are completely funded through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and are available to any child who chooses to participate. Adults may purchase meals for a nominal fee. READ MORE

Dubois to host Family STEAM Fair Wednesday

May 16, 2017 Dubois students will showcase their STEAM learning for families, community members and the Springfield Public Schools Foundation board on Wednesday, May 17, at 6 PM in the Jenn Ryan Auditorium.  Dubois has received support from the Foundation for its STEAM initiatives throughout the school. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. READ MORE

Lanphier culinary students compete in Chopped

May 16, 2017 Seven teams of Lanphier Culinary Arts students will be competing in the annual Chopped Competition on Tuesday, May 16, at 11 AM.   The competition will consist of two rounds, both 30 minutes each.  Students will be making a main dish and dessert for five judges from the community and school.  They will receive a basket of four ingredients, two being unique and challenging. READ MORE

  Lanphier High School to have Decision Day 2017 Celebration

May 8, 2017 Lanphier High School will celebrate seniors who have made their post-secondary plans, such as going to college, attending a trade school, enlisting in the military or joining the workforce, on Friday, May 12, at 11 AM to noon in the wrestling gym.

68th Annual Coop Banquet Celebrates Students, District/Business Partnerships

May 8, 2017 Students at Lanphier, Springfield and Southeast high schools are preparing to celebrate one of the oldest and most successful programs in Springfield Public Schools. The 68th annual Coop Banquet is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at Wyndham Springfield City Center, with the goal of recognizing the students who are gainfully employed in the Springfield community and the businesses that prepare them to enter the workforce or college with critical career skills. READ MORE

Facilities Community Engagement Session Wednesday to focus on priorities

May 8, 2017 A community engagement session for the fifth topic in a series of sessions to address District 186 facilities is set for Wednesday, May 10, at 6 PM at Southeast High School. Residents living within District 186 boundaries are encouraged to attend this session, which is focused on prioritizing next steps across the District based on principles and needs that have emerged through the course of the community engagement work. READ MORE

Alumnus Chad Ruskey donates to improve technology at Springfield High School, encourage local technological innovation

May 8, 2017 Springfield High School students will have access to a whole new mobile MacBook Air lab, thanks to a generous donation by alumnus Chad Ruskey, class of 1998. A cart with 30 MacBook Air laptops will be available for teachers to check out for classroom use. Springfield High School has plans to use the lab in Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses. The courses are hands-on, with a variety of opportunities for labs and projects, and require technology for research, data collection and analysis. READ MORE

Horace Mann helps Southeast students create a cyborg cockroach

May 2, 2017 Southeast High School students created cyborg cockroaches thanks to Horace Mann’s P&C underwriting team. The department decided to fund the “RoboRoach” project after hearing teacher Jason Potter speak at a company event about how he teaches some of his lessons. Potter said the goal of the project was to show students how they can control the left/right movement of a cockroach by the microstimulation of the antennae nerves. READ MORE

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