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Class of 2021 Graduation

Apr 15, 2021 It is hard to believe, but the time to celebrate the Class of 2021 is quickly approaching. We are excited to announce that we will host in-person ceremonies for our high school graduates this year. Though we will have to follow precautions and capacity limitations, we believe it is important to honor our outstanding students. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message March 24, 2021

Mar 24, 2021 I would like to take a moment to thank you, for walking alongside us during this pandemic. One year later, we are hoping that this communication allows you to see a hopeful future for a transition back to a more familiar way of learning. Each step along the way has been small but much needed forward movement with safety at the forefront. READ MORE

Select Self-Contained Targeted Special Education Groups Return October 20

Oct 15, 2020 Beginning on Tuesday, October 20, select self-contained targeted special education groups will be returning to in-person learning in a hybrid format. Schools have already communicated directly with families whose students have been identified as one of these targeted groups, which include K-5 Autism, Emotional Disorder, Cross-Categorical and K-12 Life Skills. Students in identified self-contained programs will return to in-person learning on a hybrid A/B schedule. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message August 26, 2020

Aug 26, 2020 District 186 families, As the summer draws to a close, I am grateful to be starting another school year. I want our students and families to feel how glad we are to be here alongside you all, navigating the 2020-21 school year together, which is like none any of us have ever experienced. Our educators are ready, although right now it is not a traditional model of education, we welcome all of our students back to school with open hearts, ready to serve our students. READ MORE

Superintendent's Family Message May 26, 2020

May 27, 2020 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

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