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Laketown Elementary School

1825 Lee Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Testing Tips for Students!

Aug 28, 2019 Greetings Laketown Lions! Please take a look at this amazing one pager that talks about test taking skills. These tips can help increase students MAP scores. Enjoy!

Skyzone launches a new reading program!

Aug 27, 2019 Greetings Laketown Lions! Skyzone has launched a new reading program called Book Zone. The purpose of this program is to make reading fun again while ecouraging students to read more. All classrooms in every grade level has been registered and is waiting on receiving the materials needed to participate. We hope to see everyone participate in this new reading program. Let's Go Lions! We can do it!

Open House & Ice Cream Social for the New School Year

Aug 6, 2019 OPEN HOUSE & ICE CREAM SOCIAL-Sunday, August 18th from 2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. We will begin promptly by having EVERYONE join us in the gym at 2:00 p.m. for an introduction to the entire staff and to hear information about our school.  Immediately following, we invite you to visit your child’s classroom to meet your child’s teacher and hear information on the academic program along with the expectations at your child’s grade level. READ MORE

Art is Exceptional

Jan 7, 2019 Congratulations to Robert, Max & Jermaine! These 3 boys will have their artwork hung as part of the Art is Exceptional show at the Art Association Gallery.  It is an exhibit celebrating the artistic accomplishments of students with special needs.  A special reception will be held for all of our District 186 artists who have artwork displayed in this exhibit on Friday, January 11th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at The Springfield Art Association, 700 North 4th Street.

Thank you Springfield Public Schools Foundation

Jan 7, 2019 Thanks to the Springfield Public Schools Foundation, Christmas came early at Laketown.  Mrs. Mitchell, our Music Teacher, submitted a grant for purchasing some instruments for our Life Skills Music Classes, and it was funded through them.  Thank you SPSF!!!!

Law Enforcement Drill ("Hard Lock Down" Drill)

Sep 20, 2018 On Monday, September 24th, Laketown will have an all school "Hard Lock Down" Drill.  The Sangamon County Police and Springfield City Firemen will be present to oversee this drill.  If they see something we need to improve upon, they will share it with us right then, so we can fix it. Teachers help students prepare and practice for all of our different safety drills so that they know what to do in case of an emergency. READ MORE

School Picture Day

Sep 20, 2018 Wednesday, Oct. 3rd is our school picture day.  Order forms were sent home in yesterday's Wednesday folders. All students and staff will be photographed.  Please call the school office if you have any questions. (The number is on the top of our school web page.)

A Visit with Danual Berkley: Author and Fireman

May 25, 2018 Laketown had a very special visitor this week!  Danual Berkley, who is an author and firefighter, and lives in Springfield, IL,  came to see us on Tuesday. He talked to us about his job as a fireman and reminded us of safety rules to follow in case of a fire or other accident.  Then he took time to talk to us about being an author and the book he wrote, Davy's Pirate Ship Adventure. We even got some signed copies of his book for our school. What a fun assembly!

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