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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

Franklin Middle School to compete in State Scholastic Bowl Tournament

May 1, 2018 Franklin Middle School Scholastic Bowl Team will compete in the 22nd annual Illinois Elementary SchoolAssociation (IESA) "Elite Eight" Class AA State Scholastic Bowl Tournament hosted at the Civic Center in Peoria, on Friday, May 4. A total of 380 schools entered the Class "A" and "AA" state tournament series. Regional competitions were held April 25 and sectional competitions on April 30. READ MORE

Lanphier High School Celebrates College and Career Week

May 1, 2018 Lanphier High School is celebrating College and Career Week and National College Decision Day with activities each day to help students make informed educational and career choices. Information on high school course offerings, career and military options, academic and occupational training, and other postsecondary opportunities will be provided. READ MORE

Alumnus Chad Ruskey delivers a six-figure gift to Springfield High School for technology, athletic and auditorium needs

Apr 24, 2018 Springfield High School students and staff are celebrating the generosity of one of their alumni. Chad Ruskey, class of 1998, has made a $110,000 gift, in full, to his alma mater to support classroom technology, athletics and performing arts. The donation has been earmarked for the following items: Two Macbook Air carts 10 desktop computers for the newspaper class Stage curtains for Schnirring Auditorium Backlit scorer’s table for gymnasium Folding padded chairs for... READ MORE

Event showcasing new equipment for students with special needs Wednesday

Apr 23, 2018 Students with special needs across District 186 will experience increased independence and engagement in the classroom, thanks to a $45,000 Springfield Public Schools Foundation grant made possible by the Donnelly Family Trust. New seating and mobility equipment purchased with the grant will provide students who have decreased functional movement with additional options for upright seating and positioning other than a wheelchair. READ MORE

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