Teacher of visually impaired, Karen Epley, was recently published by “Paths to Literacy” through Perkins School for the Blind. Karen shared a creative DIY light-up activity to use with students. Way to go Karen! Thank you for sharing your expertise with other educators! https://www.perkins.org/resource/hexagon-lights-diy-light-up-toy/ #ignite 186
4 days ago, SPS District 186
Help to fill our micro pantries around the city!! Make your donation on December 3 and then the food will be distributed to each of the pantries. Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:00 am – noon Drop-off Location: Prevention First/ Junior League Bldg 2800 Montvale Dr. Springfield, IL 62704
11 days ago, SPS District 186
Food Drive December 3 8-  12 pm
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. The play will be located in SHS’s Schnirring Auditorium on December 2nd & 3rd at 7:00pm, and December 4th at 2:00pm.
12 days ago, SPS District 186
SHS PROUDLY PRESENTS "PUFFS" DECEMBER 2, AT 7PM DECEMBER 3RD AT 7:00 PM AND DECEMBER 4TH AT 2:00 PM
Lincoln Library staff came to Lincoln Magnet School to issue a new, or renew, an existing Lincoln Library card. The Lincoln Library is willing & excited to provide this service & our staff was very appreciative of the quick and easy process right here in the building!
15 days ago, SPS District 186
library cards for new lincoln magnet faculty
Black Hawk Family Thanksgiving was a success! Students & staff enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast together at lunch on beautifully decorated tables! Thank you Ms. Brandi and Ms. Jen for cooking a heart felt meal! Thank you to Hy-Vee and Dirksen Walmart for donating delicious desserts! #WeAreFamily
15 days ago, SPS District 186
feast at blackhawk
blackhawk feast photos
blackhawk food team
Jefferson Middle School Pride Patrol is out on the prowl! This quarter they are focusing on "Most Improved"! Staff members each choose a student & the Pride Patrol makes a special delivery by showing up to the student's house with an award! #ignite186
17 days ago, SPS District 186
jaguar pride patrol
A group of students at Lanphier High School have started a new club this year that provides an outlet for creativity and comfort. Mrs. Lelah Cookson is the faculty sponsor and crochet master for Lanphier's Crochet Club. It all started with the display of her own crochet projects in her classroom, which sparked an interest in students. The club meets twice a week to work on their crochet creations together in Mrs. Cookson's room & many work on their projects outside of their club time. Currently, members are working on hats, scarves and bracelets.
18 days ago, SPS District 186
student smiling while crocheting
teacher and student crocheting
group picture of   crochet club
Looking for a career? Join Team 186! Come to our Job Fair this Thursday, November 17th from 1- 4 pm at the District Office, 1900 W. Monroe.
19 days ago, SPS District 186
District 186 job fair, Thursday, November 17th, 1 :00 - 4:00 pm District Office, 1900 W. Monroe
Come to the District 186 Career Pathways Fair for students in grades 8th through 12th on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Douglas United Methodist Church, 501 South Douglas in Springfield. Many of our unique programs such as P4, Service Learning, Future Leader Pathways will be highlighted in addition to some of our traditional partners from CACC and the community.
20 days ago, SPS District 186
career pathways
Congratulations! Falyn Long is heading to state after she won the diving meet with a score of 334.45! Falyn is a senior at Springfield High School. The meet will be held at Westmont this Friday and Saturday. Good luck , District 186 is cheering for you!! #ignite186 #team186
26 days ago, SPS District 186
We will be hosting an all District Career Fair for students in grades 8th through 12th on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Douglas United Methodist Church, which is located at 501 South Douglas in Springfield. Many of our unique programs such as P4, Service Learning, Future Leader Pathways will be highlighted in addition to some of our traditional partners from CACC and the community. Those attending, and completing our survey about the event, will be eligible to win Illini basketball tickets, a $100 gift card for groceries and more.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
District 186 Career Pathways Fair
Congratulations to Peyton Woods, The State Journal-Register's boys golfer of the year! Peyton is a senior at Springfield High School. Way to go! #ignite186
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
Peyton, golfer from SHS
Lincoln Magnet School is a technology magnet school of choice serving grades 6, 7, and 8. LMS offers a strong academic curriculum aligned with district standards, benchmarks and features themes that weave together all core subjects. Students at LMS are actively engaged in their learning and are encouraged to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. National technology standards are incorporated across the curriculum. Applications for 6th grade students for the fall of 2023 are now available. The deadline for application is 3:30 p.m. on November 10, 2022. Students from all over Springfield District 186 are eligible and encouraged to apply to this innovative learning environment. In the case of more applications than available seats, we will have a lottery drawing for admittance. Students with siblings currently at LMS must still complete an application. Parents and students are encouraged to attend our informational open house to learn more about Lincoln Magnet School on Thursday, November 3rd beginning at 6:00 p.m. in our gymnasium. For more information, please contact Lincoln Magnet at 525-3236.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
LMS Open house
Early Learning Center did their part to help raise money for United Way of Central Illinois!! Parents bought 50/50 raffle tickets for a chance to win their child’s hallway a donut party. They also had staff raffles, jean days, a luncheon, and payroll deduction raffle!❤️🧡 Thank You ELC for "Being the One"!
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
ELC United way Table
Jane Addams Jaguars hosted their annual trick or treat event for families! They transformed their hallways into fun scenes for students and their families to walk through and collect candy and treats!
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
children in halloween costumes
children in halloween costumes
a halloween decorated hallway
The crowd was a pink wave at Franklin Middle School tonight! It was the annual pink out girls basketball game to raise awareness of breast cancer. FMS students, staff and guests were decked out in pink costumes, team shirts and more! FMS debuted their brand new pink-inspired basketball uniform for the big game versus CTK.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
7th grade girls basketball game
franklin middle school crowd
Springfield Police Chief Scarlette and members of his Command Staff visited Springfield Learning Academy Students today. It's great to see our community leaders and listen to their career path.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
sla police
State Senator Steve McClure invited high school students from around his district to gather at UIS for a Youth Advisory Council on October 25th. Representatives from Southeast & Springfield High School were in attendance.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
springfield high representatives at Youth council
sshs representatives for youth council
Springfield Police Department are hosting a Halloween Safety Event. The event is free! October 26th| 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm at 800 E.Monroe Police Dept. between 8th and 9th street.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
Halloween Safety Event
Superintendent Gill enjoyed an evening with The Outlet and CEO Michael Phelon as they Ignite the next phase of their service in their new space at St. Joseph’s home. The Outlet has 3 employees and 12 mentors that specifically serve District 186. 💛Thank you for your civic partnership.
about 1 month ago, SPS District 186
Jennifer Gill & Director of The Outlet