You still have time to nominate!! We will be accepting nominations for the Horace Mann Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year & Rising Star awards until Friday, March 1, 2024 by 4:30 p.m. Nominate one of our educators or administrators today - https://shorturl.at/elyQW #connect186
3 months ago, SPS District 186
educator of the year nominations accepted until March 1, 2024
Tune in tomorrow to listen to Superintendent Jennifer Gill talk all things 186 as she guest hosts AM Springfield! She'll cover upcoming events, activities, and more with many familiar guests from District 186 & our community! You don't want to miss it! Tomorrow on Sportsradio 1450 AM from 6:00 am - 9:00 am #connect186 #weare186
3 months ago, SPS District 186
February 16th 6 am - 9 am
🎶🎻✨ The magic of music came alive at UIS Sangamon Auditorium today as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra took the stage for an unforgettable experience! 🎵🎉 👧👦 Students from all across District 186's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes were treated to fabulous performances! The excitement was palpable as they immersed themselves in the enchanting melodies and learned about the fascinating sections of the orchestra. 🎼💫 But it wasn't just about listening – it was an interactive journey! From lively call-outs to epic waves of enthusiasm, our young audience members were fully engaged every step of the way. 🌊👏 A huge THANK YOU to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra for sparking a love for music in our students and making today a truly memorable occasion! Special shout-out to our First Student bus drivers for their excellent navigation and transportation for this mega field trip! 🚌🚌 #connect186 #sps186 #weare186 🙌🎶 #MusicMagic #SymphonyAdventure #District186Pride 🎻✨
3 months ago, SPS District 186
photo of Illinois symphony
symphony photo
The bright lights & stage are calling your name!! 🎶🎉🎶 All 186 high school students interested in taking the stage for an all city musical production have the opportunity for SIX, The Musical , All City Teen Edition!!! 🎤🎶 🎭 Virtual auditions will be accepted through February 16 🎭 Visit this link for audition materials & information : https://drive.google.com/.../1Ql-XcTR6Tmt6ugwG...
4 months ago, SPS District 186
Six The Musical Tryouts February 16th Virtual Auditions due
🌟 Future Leaders At Ridgely School! 🌟 This week, we had a blast hosting a Career Day for all our awesome K-5 students!👩🏾‍🚒👩🏼‍✈️🧑🏽‍💻 Firefighters, teachers, nurses, carpenters, X-ray techs, cosmetologists, painters, chefs, police officers, lawyers, sign language interpreters, and electricians joined us to share their incredible journeys and spill the beans on what makes their jobs so cool. We're all about setting our students up for success in whatever path they choose. 🎓💼 We're committed to nurturing the skills they need to shine bright on their unique paths. 🌟 #connect186 #sps186 #weare186 #RidgelySchool #CareerDayFun #FutureLeaders
4 months ago, SPS District 186
students listening to career talk
students dressed as nurses
future leaders at ridgely school
As we embark on the latter part of the academic year, it is with great anticipation and excitement that we extend an invitation to you and your student for the upcoming 6th grade preview night at your student’s middle school that serves the boundary of your residence or to the school your child has received an acceptance letter from ( Lincoln Magnet School, Iles or Franklin Middle School gifted program). Date: Thursday, February 1, 2024 Time : 6:00 p.m. Location: Your assigned middle school Click Here if you need to check your boundary area school - https://schoollocator.mapomati... The purpose of this event is to provide you with valuable insights into the transition to middle school. During the evening, families will have the opportunity to tour the facility, gain information about the middle school curriculum, and meet with the administration and staff who play a pivotal role in your child's educational journey.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
6th grade preview night | thursday February 1, 2024
Rise and shine, Washington Warriors! This morning our incredible teachers and students dove headfirst into the world of knowledge! Let's take a moment to appreciate the value of attendance – showing up is a game-changer for your child's education! #connect186 #weare186
4 months ago, SPS District 186
students in science class learning
students learning at wms
student looking at computer
We're hiring!! We hope to see you at our District 186 Job Fair today!! Stop by our District Office - 3063 Fiat Avenue from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
District 186 Career Fair Thursday January 25 | 9 - 1 p.m.  4p.m. - 6 p.m.
In light of the remaining ice and black ice on roadways, sidewalks and parking lots, District 186 will have an e-learning day Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our utmost priority, and we thank you for your understanding as we collectively navigate through these weather challenges. We will be in school on January 24, 2024. Students are expected to login for instruction. Attendance will be taken and recorded as follows: Elementary School: Attendance will be taken during their scheduled Google Meet session with their teacher | Students should log in to Canvas and join the Google Meet session during the time provided by their teacher. Elementary School message for those classrooms that did not send home devices: Families will receive a direct message today because a few classrooms did not send home devices on Friday because of MAP testing and other individual classroom needs. Each classroom or school that is affected will send a direct communication by the principal or classroom teacher. Please make sure to read these communications. Middle School + High School: Students must log into InfoSystem to confirm their attendance. Attendance will be processed at the end of the day. Students that DO NOT log into the Infosystem will be marked absent. Teachers can also request changes based on student participation. Students and families should check email and Canvas for instruction updates from their school. For more information, please visit our E-Learning webpage. Project SCOPE will be open for currently enrolled SCOPE students from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at four combined locations. Please visit the SCOPE webpage to see where your child should attend SCOPE on an E-Learning Day. Please contact your student’s school with any direct questions about e-learning. As always, be safe and happy learning. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through an e-learning day.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
 E- Learning | January 23, 2024
District staff, families and students, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude for your resilience and patience in navigating e-learning. Special kudos to our students for consistently logging in, following directions for attendance, and diligently completing assignments. Many of you have already turned your sights to tomorrow. We know that clear weather advice can be elusive and unpredictable. At this time, we plan to be in session. However, please make sure to have a plan in place for both in-school and e-learning. If, for any reason, an extra day is needed, we will make the call by 6 a.m. tomorrow based on updates from First Student Bus Service. As of now, the forecast predicts temperatures above freezing, with a gradual warm-up throughout the day. Your understanding during these weather-related decisions is truly valued. Thanks for your continued patience as we navigate through the winter weather updates and make the best decisions for everyone involved. #connect186 #sps186 #weare186
4 months ago, SPS District 186
we appreciate you
Reminder ALL Middle School & High School students must log into InfoSystem to confirm their attendance for today, January 22, 2024! Attendance will be processed at the end of the day, so please log on and get your attendance confirmed! Students that DO NOT log into the Infosystem will be marked absent! Elementary school attendance with devices at home: All Elementary students' attendance will be taken during their scheduled Google Meet session with their teacher. Students should log in to Canvas and join the Google Meet session during the time provided by their teacher. Elementary school message for those classrooms that did not send home devices: Some families have received a direct message today because a few classrooms did not send home devices on Friday because of MAP testing and other individual classroom needs. Each classroom or school that is affected has sent a direct communication by the principal or the classroom teacher. Please make sure to read these communications. Thank you! We apologize for any worry or confusion that this has caused for some across the District. We understand your frustration when unpredictable weather occurs and want to put your mind at ease again that students will not be penalized in any way for grades or attendance because they do not have their device for today’s e-learning day. Thank you for following these alternate plans as we continue to navigate and improve the use of e-learning opportunities. *Please note that all middle school and high school athletic and extra- curricular activities and practices have been canceled for today, January 22, 2024.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
Please note that all middle school and high school athletic and extra- curricular activities and practices have been cancelled for today, January 22, 2024.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
Elementary Families: We are receiving reports that, for a variety of reasons, some elementary classrooms across the District did not send their iPads or Chromebook devices home on Friday. We want to assure you that students will not be penalized for attendance and the individual schools or classrooms that are affected will communicate directly with the families regarding the situation. School Leaders will share information with affected families via email and other direct communication by early tomorrow morning at the latest. Please look for these messages.. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this issue. We understand your frustration and want to put your mind at ease again that students will not be penalized in any way for grades or attendance because they do not have their device for tomorrow’s e-learning day. To reiterate, each classroom or school that is affected by this will have a direct communication provided to them by the principal or the classroom teacher. We apologize for any worry or confusion that this has caused for some across the district.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
In light of the ongoing winter weather conditions, District 186 will have an e-learning day  Monday, January 22, 2024. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our utmost priority, and we thank you for your understanding as we collectively navigate through these weather challenges. We fully anticipate returning to school on January 23, 2024 in person.  Please check your email for the e-learning instructions for attendance and more.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
e learning day Monday January 22
We are keeping a close eye on the evolving winter weather. We know planning ahead is essential for families, and we want to give you a heads-up about the POSSIBILITY of an e-learning day on Monday, January 22, 2024 due to the high probability of ice early tomorrow and throughout the day. Our team is monitoring the predicted ice and wintery mix as well as the timing of this weather event, and we will notify you via alerts (Call/Text/Email & Social Media) as soon as a decision is made. We are telling you this early this evening, so you can prepare for your families. We appreciate your understanding and appreciate your patience. Decisions like these are not taken lightly. Stay tuned for updates, and thank you for being part of our District 186 community. #connect186 #weare186
4 months ago, SPS District 186
weather update | stay tuned
Friendly Reminder - 8th grade families, We want to invite you to come to Lanphier High School for preview night at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. You will have an opportunity to learn more about your home high school and tour the building. We can’t wait to welcome our soon to be LIONS into the building!! The entrance for Lanphier High School is on 11th street - see picture below. Parking is available in the EPA parking lot.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
lanphier preview night wednesday january 24 at 5:30 pm.
Springfield Public Schools District 186 is open today, Friday, January 19, 2024. Please note that with the cold temperatures & snow we have been experiencing we want to remind everyone to travel safe and make sure your student is bundled up and dressed appropriately. It is important that we work together to make sure students are prepared to go to school in cold weather. #connect186 #sps186 #weare186
4 months ago, SPS District 186
District 186 is open | January 19, 2024
Reminder ALL Middle School & High School students must log into InfoSystem to confirm their attendance for today! Attendance will be processed at the end of the day, so please get on & get your attendance confirmed! Students that DO NOT log into the Infosystem will be marked absent. All Elementary students attendance will be taken during their scheduled Google Meet session with their teacher. Students should log in to Canvas and join the Google Meet session during the time provided by their teacher.
4 months ago, SPS District 186
reminder all middle and high school students must login to infosystems for attendance
In anticipation of exceptionally cold temperatures expected tomorrow morning and a water main break that is still under repair at Jefferson Middle School, Springfield Public School District 186 will have an e-learning day on Tuesday, January 16, 2024. ALL District 186 schools will have an e-learning day on January 16th. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our utmost priority, and we thank you for your understanding as we collectively navigate through these weather challenges. Based on the weather forecast we anticipate being in school on Wednesday, January 17, 2024. We have enacted our E-Learning day plan that allows students to receive asynchronous instruction at home, in lieu of using the District’s five extra days that have historically been added to the end of the school year. To learn more about District 186’s E-Learning plan visit our E-Learning webpage - https://www.sps186.org/page/e-learning-information
4 months ago, SPS District 186
e learning day | january 16th
🚨Friendly reminder to 8th grade families!! High School Preview Night for Southeast High School & Springfield High School is tonight at 6:00 p.m.!! Lanphier High School will host preview night on Wednesday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. to coincide with the transition of the new building. Students & Families will have the opportunity to learn more about your home high school and tour the building at preview night!
5 months ago, SPS District 186
🚨Friendly reminder to 8th grade families!!  ❤🖤High School Preview Night for Southeast High School & Springfield High School is tonight at 6:00 p.m.!! 💙💛 🧡🖤Lanphier High School will host preview night on Wednesday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. to coincide with the transition of the new building.  Students & Families will have the opportunity to learn more about your home high school and tour the building at preview night!