2016 - 2017
High School Preview Night - January 10, 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. This introduction gives an overview of our robust course offerings and helps ease the transition for students and families.”
The event is open to any families with incoming freshmen, including those new to the District or who currently attend private or parochial schools. Families should attend Preview Night at the high school within the boundary based on their current address.
Located under the meeting tabs to the left.
District 186 FACECamp
Please send in RSVP for your school. Thank You!
January 31, 2017
6:00 - 7:300pm
Memorial Center for Innovation and Learning
Parents and Community Members
We would love to have you join our FACE Team!
2015 - 2016
Please Join Us
Please consider joining our FACE team this year! We will have sign up sheets at registration. You can also email me at:
May 20th FACE meeting is cancelled!
Thanks for all of your input this year!
May 5, 2016 1 photo
All are welcome!
FACE team last meeting of the school year:
Friday May 20th at 11:15 am
To RSVP. please call Mrs. Hart or email her at:
Next Meeting March 24th at 11:30 am
Springfield High School hosted FACE camp and we had great discussion, before and during dinner! We broke up in to sessions and will report back our meeting, February 12th @11:30 am.
Next Face Meeting
November 13th, in the Library
October FACE Meeting
Please join us on Friday October 9th @11:30 am, for a luncheon meeting in the Library! RSVP to Mrs. Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org). All are welcome!
Please join our FACE team!
See Clare Hart at Open House, in the Lobby!
2014 - 2015
Illinois Bar Association
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Eta Psi Sigma chapter
Lori Maltby (Coke rewards)
Xtreme Elements Social Club
"Thanksgiving on Dre"
Italian American War Vets, Post 15
Shoe Carnival, SBC Pioneers, ATT
The FACE team did an awesome job organizing and serving approximately 700 family members. Thanks to Jen Wallner, Rhonda Cook, Clare Hart, Roxanne Baker, Peggy Cormeny, Sara Rauch and Officer Wood!
Last FACE Meeting
Friday, May 1st, 11:30am in the WMS Library. We will plan the Moving Up Ceremony and talk about next year.
Thank you for the Backpacks!
Leslie Sgro brought backpacks for our students that were overflow from a very large donation at the Boys and Girl's clubs. We are so grateful, we only had one left.
FACE to FACE @ 6pm Place to be determined.
Family and Community survey is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill them out! Look for the results on the website!
Please fill out online! Thank you!
October 15, 2014 4 photos
Our FACE team participated in the District wide training today with all of the other District FACE teams! We sat with Jefferson and shared great ideas! We will share our hard work during the next month.
September 20, 2014 2 photos
Mark Your Calendars
First FACE Meeting, Friday, September 19th at 11:30 am in the Library. Lunch will be provided! All are welcome to attend!
2013 - 2014
Last FACE Meeting
Friday, May 16th at 11:30 in the WMS Library, we will have our last meeting of the year. All are welcome, please let Clare Hart know if you plan to attend. We will plan our part of the Moving Up Ceremony and plan for next year.
WMS, Wilcox, Matheny and District FACE Members Present at NCLB
With an Olympic Theme, Clare, Irma, Rhonda, Peggy, Beth and Diane shared our great work from our District Family and Community Engagement teams. It is wonderful to share information and ideas with other school districts! Please click on the video to your left to see the slides from Clare Hart and Irma Lott Hart's presentation.
Next Meeting, January 22, 2014
We will meet at 11:30 am in the WMS Library.
Box Tops for Education
Please send them in!
CHANGE of FACE Meeting Time
WMS Lunch Meeting
October 17th "B" Lunch Meeting 11:45
FACE/PTO Welcome Letter
Hello and WELCOME to the WMS FACE TEAM!
We will have lunch time meetings at WMS and join the other schools' FACE teams for 3 meetings. We have not had a fundraising-PTO event for 2 years. Our team has paid for the 8th grade moving up ceremony in the past, for example; we do not have enough to cover that this year. We have worked hard to be a Welcoming school, get more Community Partners and help Parents become more involved. We need your voices! Last year our FACE team let Administration know the Open House the first day of school was difficult for everyone. As a result, we had Open House on August 29th.
Our first two meetings are:
F2F - Leadership Institute - Gallup Survey & Data
September 25, 2013 from 8:15AM to 11:30AM
Location: Nelson Center-Franklin room (open to all members of a school team that includes: school staff, community and family members,Ex: PTO/A/C/F.A.C.E./Boosters/...)
WMS Lunch Meeting
October 17th "B" Lunch Meeting 11:45
There are other tentative dates on the WMS FACE Page. Please contact me with any questions!
Will you join our FACE/PTO team? Contact Clare and watch here for meeting times.
2012 - 2013
June 4, 2013 9 photos
Some of our team who attended the meeting. We really appreciate everyone who contributed this year! We look forward to next school year!
Last FACE Meeting of the school year!
Please join us at 11:30 on May 9th in the WMS Library. We will be discussing the moving up ceremony and plans for next year. Let Mrs. Hart know if you are attending!
Sixty of our students got to pick out new shoes from Payless! This is the 3rd time this year that Westside Rotary has given their time and donated to our students!
There is a FACE meeting, time TBA on the calendar for this Thursday. Since it is ISAT week, we will not have a formal meeting. I am attaching the schedule for the School Board Candidate Forums. I would like to attend at least one of these, so I propose this is our March meeting. If you are interested, please let me know which one!
January 29, 2013 2 photos
FACE Meeting, January 24th 11:30
Please RSVP to Clare Hart, so I have a count for lunch!
Shoe Giveaway sponsored by Share the Spirit Foundation, Westside Rotary, Payless and Scheels. Click on the title to read the SJ-R article.
FACE Team meeting times
Minutes and agendas are located in the "Meetings "tab to the left.
We will only meet 3 times at WMS this year:
Thursday, Oct. 18th @ 2:45 in the library
Thursday, Nov. 15th @ 2:45 in the library
Thursday, Jan. 24th LunchTime/ determined
Thursday, March 7th Time to be determined
There are 4 district -wide FACE meetings that we will have 3 or 4 from our team attend:
Thursday, September 13th from 8:30 - 11:30
February 19th 6-7:30 pm Lanphier
April 10th 6-7:30 pm TBA
September 8, 2012 1 photo
2011 - 2012
Family and Community Engagement Team
Be part of the decision making for your students! Keep informed of District budget issues!
Four Meetings at WMS (lasting 45 Minutes)
There will be 4 District 186 meetings that we will be welcome to attend. (3 or 4 of us attend these)
Please email me or print and fill out the attached invitation.
Thanks to parents signed up to help at the moving up ceremony! I would still be happy to have a few more 6th and 7th grade family members to help. Please consider joining the FACE team next year, stop in or call me for more details.
Last Official FACE Meeting
Off-site Thursday, April 19th. Contact Clare for Details!
Save the Dates! See you in 2012!
Next FACE/PTO Meeting, January 19th @ 6 pm.
January 24th, 5:30 pm Health Fair
February 8th, 5 pm Technology and Internet Safety, Parent night!
Moving-Up Ceremony, Thursday, May 24th
December 7, 2011 6 photos
The next FACE/PTO meeting will be Thursday, November 17th. It will start a bit earlier this month; at 5:30 instead of 6. See you there!
November 6, 2011 56 photos
October FACE Updates!
Check our our October Meeting Minutes, in the meetings tab. We will Have our next meeting on November 17 at 6 pm in the Library! Thank to all who came to the Honor Roll Breakfast and Parent Teacher Conferences! Check out the pictures on the WMS website!
September 15, 2011 1 photo
August 28, 2011 1 photo
August 23, 2011 3 photos
Save the Date!
Our first FACE/PTO Meeting will be Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm in the library. See you there!
Family Engagement Wish List
To assist our students and families for the upcoming school year we are looking for donations of the following:
Plain Polo-Style knit shirts Sizes: Kids Large up to Adult XXL
Underwear/boys and girls Adult sizes...small up to Large sizes
Solid color pants All Jr. Girls sizes/ Teen boy sizes
SMTD bus tokens
Vouchers or gift cards to clothing stores
Bunn Coffee Carafes Style #06101-0101
2010 - 2011
Team Update and May Meeting change
April Minutes are now under the meetings tab. Last meeting of the year will be at the District FACE Meeting on May 24th at Springfield High.
March Meeting Minutes
There is a lot of information in the March Meeting Minutes. Please check them out under the Meetings tab!
Attached is a wonderful form developed for our families with online resources and tools! Thank you Mrs. Gilson for the awesome guide!
Meeting minutes and Agenda for the January meeting are now available by clicking on the "Meetings" tab to the left.
Next Meeting January 6th
We will meet at 5:30 pm in the Library. See you there!
December FACE Meeting Minutes
Now available under the "Meetings" tab.
WMS FACE Team
We are excited to announce that we have started a separate FACE Team at Washington Middle School! We will continue to update this page and look forward to our working together with community and family. We would love your feedback and participation.