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Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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Phone Issue

Sep 12, 2019 We are aware that some cell phone carriers are not able to call district and school phone numbers. We have contacted our phone carrier and they are working on the problem. If you have trouble contacting a school, please try calling from a landline or using email.

Summer meals offered at 11 District 186 locations

Jun 3, 2019 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

District 186 Class of 2019 to receive diplomas Saturday

May 31, 2019 764 District 186 high school graduates will receive their diplomas on Saturday, June 1, at The Bank of Springfield Center. They have been offered $43.7 million in scholarships. About 75 percent are attending a two- or four-year college, 11 percent are entering the workforce, 5 percent are enlisting in the military, 4 percent are going to technical school, and 5 percent are still deciding or have other plans. Lanphier High School (11 a.m. READ MORE

Jennifer Gill named 'Superintendent of Distinction'

May 9, 2019 Jennifer Gill, superintendent of Springfield Public Schools District 186, has been named the 2019 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Abe Lincoln Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Gill was honored at an awards luncheon May 9 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala was the featured speaker, where 21 IASA regional Superintendents of Distinction were recognized. READ MORE

Christie Jones named Educator of the Year; Jamar Scott named Administrator of the Year

May 7, 2019 Christie Jones, 8th grade writing, literature, AVID teacher at Lincoln Magnet School, has been named the Horace Mann Educator of the Year. Also, Jamar Scott, principal of Hazel Dell Elementary School, was named Horace Mann Administrator of the Year. Both recipients were recognized at a May 7 luncheon sponsored by Springfield Public Schools District 186 and Horace Mann for the 32nd consecutive year. READ MORE

Lanphier presents The Tempest this weekend

Apr 26, 2019 The Lanphier High School Drama Club Presents William Shakespeare's The Tempest on Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at the Legacy Theatre at 101 E. Lawrence. Friday and Saturday the house opens at 6:30 with a 7 PM showtime. The house opens Sunday at 1:30 PM for the 2 PM matinee. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at www.atthelegacy.com. READ MORE

Kindergarten Preview Night Tuesday, April 30

Apr 26, 2019 All elementary schools in District 186 will host a Kindergarten Preview Night on Tuesday, April 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. The event is for families with children who turn five (5) on or before September 1, 2019. Families should plan to attend the preview night at the school within the boundary of their current home address.

All City Music Festival April 17

Apr 15, 2019 About 450 students from Springfield middle and high schools will perform in the District 186  annual All City Music Festival at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the University of Illinois Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium. This tradition of more than 30 years will feature music students from all District 186 middle and high schools, with a total of 10 band and choir selections. Performances will be led by special guest conductors. READ MORE

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