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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
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Springfield, IL 62704
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Abe’s Roundball Classic set for holiday week

Nov 16, 2018 Abe’s Roundball Classic boys basketball tournament is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20, Wednesday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at Lincoln Land Community College Cass Gymnasium. This event will feature eight boys basketball teams from across the state, including District 186’s own Lanphier Lions. Green Family Stores is sponsoring the tournament. READ MORE

Summer meals offered at 11 District 186 locations

Jun 1, 2018 Eleven 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 4. 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

Lawrence Education Center graduation Friday

May 31, 2018 Lawrence Education Center will present 77 diplomas to graduates on Friday, June 1, at 7 PM at Springfield High School Schnirring Auditorium. 37 students will receive high school diplomas and 40 students will receive GED® completions. The following awards will be presented during the evening: The Keys to Success - Established in 2010 to recognize individuals who exemplify the key to adult education success. This year's recipient is Anne Schneider. READ MORE

District 186 Class of 2018 to receive diplomas Saturday, offered $46 million in scholarships

May 31, 2018 817 District 186 high school graduates will receive their diplomas on Saturday, June 2, at The Bank of Springfield Center. They have been offered $46.1 million in scholarships. About 75 percent are attending a two- or four-year college, 10 percent are entering the workforce, six percent are enlisting in the military, two percent are going to technical school, and six percent are still deciding or have other plans. Lanphier High School (11 a.m. READ MORE

ELC Big Truck Day Friday

May 15, 2018 Honk honk! It’s Big Truck Day at ELC on Friday. Students at Early Learning Center will explore and learn about different vehicles and jobs in the community at the 13th annual Big Truck Day on Friday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Big Truck Day is an annual event that our staff, students, and families look forward to each year,” said ELC Principal Charlena Jackson. “Our school grounds are transformed into an automobile museum. READ MORE

Fairview Students Celebrate Japan on Wednesday

May 15, 2018 Third and fourth graders at Fairview Elementary will be showcasing their cultural research on Japan on Wednesday, May 16, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the school’s gym, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.   The event is a culminating activity of a unit of studymade possible by a Springfield Public Schools Foundation classroom education grant. READ MORE

District 186 Schools to participate in annual TECH 2018 demo at Capitol Today

May 10, 2018 The annual “Students for the Information Age” TECH 2018 event will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and from 1 to 3 PM at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield where hundreds of students and teachers will represent schools from throughout the state. READ MORE

Fairview’s Lori Moore named 2018 Educator of the Year; Black Hawk's Terrance Jordan named 2018 Admin of the Year

May 9, 2018 Lori Moore, literacy coach at Fairview Elementary School, has been named the Horace Mann Educator of the Year. Also, Terrance Jordan, principal of Black Hawk Elementary School, was named Horace Mann Administrator of the Year. Both recipients were recognized at a May 9 luncheon sponsored by Springfield Public Schools District 186 and Horace Mann for the 31st consecutive year. READ MORE

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