McClernand Elementary took a special trip to AMC Showplace 12 today for an all-school BBSS celebration! The students and staff were excited for their movie experience seeing Super Mario Bros. It was extra special for some of the students as it was their first trip to a movie theater! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅค Each student not only got to enjoy the film but got a snack pack of a drink & popcorn! The teachers worked hard to get the snacks and drinks organized and passed out efficiently! Way to go McClernand Stars!!
9 months ago, SPS District 186
three students excited to watch the movie
teachers filling up soda
Three Lanphier seniors were presented with a scholarship this morning by Mark Selvaggio, president of Selvaggio Steel, Inc. All three of the students will be studying building & trades or engineering after high school. Selvaggio Steel remains dedicated to being an innovative company in the steel industry and giving back to our community. Markโ€™s family has a longtime connection to Lanphier High School as his father, Joe Selvaggio, the founder of Selvaggio Steel, graduated from LHS. Congratulations to Angelete Gentry, she received a $2,500 scholarship, Connor Janssen, he received a $2,500 scholarship and Connor Weakley received a $5,000 scholarship! Way to go LHS! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“
9 months ago, SPS District 186
Selvaggio steel scholarships presentation
Are you ready for some football? Kindergarten - 5th grade football camp this summer! See flyer for more details
9 months ago, SPS District 186
K-5th football camp
The words were flowing and fingers were snapping today at The Poetry Cafe at Sandburg Elementary. Students wrote their own poetry and performed it on stage for family, friends and classmates. Principal Keith Kincaid, was a delight as he introduced the students and broadcast the performances live on instagram. The library was transformed into a one of a kind poetry cafe complete with dim lighting, cafe tables, flowers, cookies and lemonade! Way to go Sandburg!! You are stars!! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
10 months ago, SPS District 186
student reading poetry
student reading poetry
students waiting on poetry cafe to start
Principal Kincaid smiling
Students from across the state were selected through an application process to present projects that highlight how technology is being used to improve their learning experience at Students for Innovation Advocacy Day! Harvard Park Students showcased their virtual calming rooms!
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Students showing their ipads to other students
Enos Elementary honored Mike Zimmers by planting a tree in his honor on their grounds yesterday. Students, staff, family and friends gathered as the tree was placed in the front lawn of Enos. Mike Zimmers had a special bond with the students and staff at Enos. He was always in the halls volunteering to help & working with the kids on their reading! Mr. Z is greatly missed!๐Ÿ’š #ignite186
10 months ago, Rachel Dyas
tree planting for Mike Zimmers at Enos Elementary
Our Ink 186 students printed over 250 shirts and individually bagged over 150 orders! Spirit wear orders are fantastic business for Ink 186 and keep our student workers busy for weeks at a time. Did you know that Ink 186 is able to assist with creation of designs, order forms and can individually bag spirit wear orders at no extra cost?? Next time you have a spirit wear order - THINK INK!
10 months ago, SPS District 186
three students holding up shirts
students posing with shirts they printed
INK 186 print shop
Every year we use School Lunch Hero Day as a prompt to say, thank you to the people who provide such an essential service to our students! Thank you to all of our staff in food services for all that you do for our students and staff! Here is a group of our lunch heroes from Jefferson Middle School! #ignite186
10 months ago, SPS District 186
jefferson middle school food service team
Southeast High School Lady Spartan Basketball Camp 2023 June 19th - 22nd 3rd- 5th grade - 9:00 am - 11:30 6th- 8th grade - 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm More information contact Coach Collins - See attached flier for details!
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Southeast High School Lady Spartan Basketball Camp June 19 - June 22nd  |  Coach Collins
Scholarship Opportunity : Central 3 Community First Project, INC Scholarship. All applicants must be African American high school seniors in Springfield & surrounding area who are pursuing enrollment to an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university for Fall 23. Fill out Application : Application due May 24, 2023
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Jefferson Middle School hosted their first ever math day last Friday! Each class period, all day long involved math in some way! Students were concentrating on engaging in problem-based games, experiments and activities all around math, with a focus on geometry. Way to go Jaguars!! ๐Ÿงฎโœ๏ธ #ignite186
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Math student at Jefferson holding up a diagram
Wilcox Elementary family and friends were treated to an amazing performance last night in their multipurpose room. Students put on a production titled A Six Year Old Walk: The Ruby Bridges Story, that was written and produced by longtime retired District 186 educator, Irma Lott. Irma rehearsed and coached the students on their parts over the last couple of months and put together a memorable program for their families. #ignite186
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Ruby Bridges Play at wilcox Elementary
Tina Jannazzo won a Project Reach grant from the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC) that provides money & other resources to support college & post secondary advising for SSHS. She accepted the award today at the annual conference! Congrats!
10 months ago, SPS District 186
 Tina Jannazzo accepting a project reach grant award
Families, please join us for Kindergarten Preview Night this Tuesday, April 25th from 6-7 p.m.! Kindergarten preview night is open to all children who turn 5 on or before September 1, 2023. Join us at your child's school at 6 pm to tour the school and learn more about your child's educational future with District 186. We can't wait to see you!! To find your child's school visit here:
10 months ago, SPS District 186
Kindergarten Preview Night
The Early Learning Center is celebrating the Week of the Young Child! Each day they are doing different activities to highlight our littlest learners!! On Tuesday, The Lincoln Land Community College Baseball team lined the sidewalk to help welcome students into school with a rally tunnel! It was the perfect way to kick off the day with high fives & bright smiles!! #ignite186
10 months ago, SPS District 186
llcc baseball boys welcoming kids
little girl smiles
kids walking into ELC
llcc boys welcome the students
SHS Student Council is hosting their annual Senior Citizen dinner on April 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the Commons. This is a free dinner for senior citizens and includes games, prizes, & live entertainment. To RSVP email Ben Kramer at or call (217) 525-3100.
11 months ago, SPS District 186
Heres The Deal | Casino Royale Dinner
Congratulations Tracey!!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ–ค Springfield High School hosted a Hall of Fame Ceremony today for Ms. Tracey Meares, class of 1984. Tim Schweizer introduced and set the stage for Ms. Meares, sharing her long list of accomplishments. Currently, she is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and a Founding Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, she was a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. She was the first African American woman to be granted tenure at both law schools. Ms. Meares spoke to the students and guests and shared her journey from SHS to where she is now. She also took questions from the audience. A student asked, what is the most important lesson she has learned thus far and her response was, "The most important lesson I've learned is not be afraid to take risks!"
11 months ago, SPS District 186
Superintendent Gill, Principal Lisa Leardi and Tracey Meares
shs students pose with tracey
tracey looking at hall of fame plaque
You are invited to attend the District 186 annual All City Music Festival. The event will be held at Sangamon Auditorium on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. Students from all of our middle and high schools will join together for an evening of music.
11 months ago, SPS District 186
All City Music Festival  | Tuesday April 4, 2023 | Sangamon Auditorium, UIS | 7:00 pm | Program Begins
It is the mission of prekindergarten to provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate educational program that helps preschool children develop skills that will enable them to be successful in kindergarten and encourage them to become eager, life long learners. Children who attend pre-kindergarten are 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1 of the year they are enrolled. Children with special needs may be eligible to start on their third birthday. Call today to get your child screened at 217-525-3365.
11 months ago, SPS District 186
pre-k screening
Congratulations to two District 186 alumni , James Dent (SSHS) & K.J. Debrick (LHS) for winning the NJCAA Menโ€™s Basketball Championship at John A . Logan College !!! We are proud of you!
11 months ago, SPS District 186
mens basektball championship njcaa