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Superintendent's Family Message May 26, 2020

3 days ago We thank you, the families of District 186, for all of your support during this time of Remote Learning.  We will be communicating relentlessly over the summer months to keep you all in the loop as we plan for next school year. We don’t have all of the answers that you seek at this time, but serving our students in a safe and effective manner in accordance with State and CDC guidelines will be our focus. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message May 20, 2020

May 21, 2020 May 20, 2020 It’s hard to believe that our Remote Learning Days for the 2019-20 academic year are coming to a close. With the wrap up of our school year, we have much to celebrate, even if we’re not able to do so in a traditional way we had all hoped.  If you have not had the opportunity to watch our Senior Recognition videos for Lanphier, Southeast and Springfield, I’ve provided the links here for you to view. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020 Today we are sharing our plans for honoring our graduating seniors. We’ve received updated guidance in recent days and have developed a three-prong approach to recognizing the Class of 2020. The approach seeks to celebrate those that would have received honors at each school’s Senior Honors Nights, seeks to minimize the loss of the actual graduation ceremony on May 30, 2020, and lastly seeks to provide that important need for students to be able to wear their gowns and feel the... READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Normally, we would be gearing up to celebrate our Horace Mann Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year and Rising Stars at our annual luncheon. This tradition of more than 30 years is just one of the many milestones that we have to retool this year. On Wednesday, May 6, the day the original luncheon was scheduled, we will still make the announcement of the winners and all finalists will receive a special delivery. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message April 27, 2020

Apr 28, 2020 As we kick off another week of remote learning, I am encouraged by the continued engagement of students and teachers. I know this is not how any of us envisioned the last month of school, but I am proud of the resilience and ability to adapt to changing circumstances that I see across our District 186 family. As we adapt to remote learning, we are also confronted daily with new information and recommendations to protect our health. READ MORE

Superintendent’s Family Message April 21, 2020

Apr 21, 2020 Tune In - Radio Reading “District 186 Story Time” Beginning Wednesday, April 22, 96.7 FM radio will be airing a District 186 Storytime at 11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through the remainder of the school year. Families can listen to a story while enjoying their lunch. The first 15 minutes (11:30 - 11:45) will be geared toward PreK to second grade learners and the second 15 minutes (11:45 - 12:00) will be geared towards grade 3-5 learners. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message April 20, 2020

Apr 21, 2020 In the wake of last week’s announcement regarding closure for the remainder of the year, our high school seniors are top of mind. We want to put our seniors and their families at ease and reassure everyone that our high school and District administrators have been working on plans to observe commencement ceremonies. This milestone is important to us and we’re creatively working around these unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message April 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020 Governor Pritzker announced today that school closures would extend through the end of the school year. While not surprising, the implications of this announcement are saddening, especially for those hoping to come together to celebrate a number of momentous occasions and achievements. The closure of the remainder of the school year first means that remote learning will continue through the last day of the 2019-20 calendar, which is Wednesday, May 27. READ MORE

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