9th Annual Disability to Possibility Conference Saturday

2 days ago WHAT: The 9th annual Disability to Possibility Conference (D2P9). The conference will feature information from area physicians, psychiatrists, behavior analysts, advocates and other professionals. Families will gain practical information about their children’s education issues, connect with other families, and learn how to complete paperwork for local and state resources available to students with disabilities. READ MORE

Lanphier High School Drama Club to present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2 days ago WHAT: The Lanphier High School Drama Club returns to The Legacy with one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Four runaway lovers find themselves smack bang in the middle of a dispute between Oberon, the king of the fairies, and Titania, their queen. If that wasn’t enough, a troupe of amateur actors are trying to rehearse a play for the duke’s wedding. READ MORE

Nominations Sought for 2017 Horace Mann Educator of the Year Awards

Feb 7, 2017 Nominations for the Horace Mann-Springfield Public School District 186 Educator of the Year Award are now being accepted.  The prestigious Educator of the Year Award recognizes an educator who exemplifies the best in education.  2017 marks the 30th anniversary of this program, which now includes the Administrator of the Year award and Rising Stars. If you would like to nominate an outstanding teacher or administrator, go to www.sps186.org. READ MORE

High School Preview Night Tuesday, Jan. 10

Jan 5, 2017 Families with current eighth grade students are encouraged to attend High School Preview Night at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 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

Schools Open Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dec 19, 2016 District 186 schools will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, December 20, and the first day of final exams will begin. Rising temperatures and improved conditions of streets, sidewalks and parking lots will make for safer travel to school, but we urge all families to be cautious in areas that may still be affected by ice.   Final exams Tuesday, December 20 – Periods 2, 6, and 7 Wednesday, December 21 – Periods 3 and 5 Wednesday, January 4 – Periods 1 and 4

Schools Closed Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec 18, 2016 District 186 schools will be closed on Monday, December 19, and Day 1 of final exams will begin on Tuesday, December 20. While main roads are clear, we realize that neighborhood streets are still ice covered and dangerous. This decision is made with an abundance of caution to ensure that our students remain safe.

Foundation hosts book fair, sandwich fundraiser

Oct 4, 2016 The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host its annual Fall Festival and Book Fair at Barnes and Noble Booksellers on Saturday, Oct. 8. The public is invited to attend this day full of fun activities, the proceeds of which will support the Foundation's mission to provide a margin of excellence for the students of the Springfield Public Schools. READ MORE

HSHS St. John’s Hospital brings Project Fit America to Feitshans Elementary

Oct 4, 2016 HSHS St. John’s Hospital officials join District 186 administrators, teachers and students to celebrate the launch of Project Fit America (PFA) at Feitshans Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. The celebration includes a ribbon cutting and students demonstrating exercises at the school’s new outdoor fitness along with Superintendent Jennifer Gill, Mayor Langfelder, the Junior Blues and mascot Gilly, the University of Illinois Springfield mascot Orion and all the students in... READ MORE

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