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 : https://5il.co/1tkh2 Application due May 24, 2023
12 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
12 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
12 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!
12 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: https://schoollocator.mapomatix.com/district/1737080/
12 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
12 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 bkramer@sps186.org or call (217) 525-3100.
about 1 year 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!"
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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!
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
mens basektball championship njcaa
Have you filled out the parent survey? The info from the survey will be used to improve accuracy in reporting parent survey response rates for your child(ren)'s school! Schools must reach at least a 20 % response rate! Fill it out here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
5essentials survey
USA! USA! Springfield Southeast High School students were a little more patriotic today than usual to earn extra credit points in their A.P. Government class! Mr. Volpert gave kids an opportunity to earn 2 points of extra credit if they wore red, white or blue and 5 points if they out-dressed him!! The outfits were amazing!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Good luck to the seniors taking the U.S. constitution test today! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
kids dressed in american themed costumes
If you're watching the first four games tonight of March Madness - you might notice District 186 Alumni, Claire Thannen in the Southeast Missouri State University pep band! She'll be playing her piccolo standing next to a sousaphone. Tonight's matchup on the other sideline features District 186 Alumni ,Terrion Murdix's team. He unfortunately suffered an injury last week , but the Southland defensive player of the year is in Dayton, Ohio cheering on Texas A & M- Corpus Christi. Best of luck to all of our District 186 Alumni with ties to the tournament!! #ignite186 #MarchMadness
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
semo band
terrion Murdix at ncaa tournament
Scholarship Opportunity: Postsecondary Education Scholarship Illinois Council for Exceptional Children . The applicant must be an Illinois resident with verification of disability who plans to enter an Illinois college, university, trade or technical school. Deadline is March 10th - rb.gy/awdwig
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
Scholarship Opportunity: School-to-Work Scholarship presented by the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children. Applicant must be high school Illinois Resident with a disability who plans to transition into a career setting. Deadline is March 10th. http://rb.gy/y4e0u0
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
As the colder temperatures keep Ridgely Elementary students inside during recess, they are exploring new ways of fun! During indoor recess, P.E., brain breaks and hands-on learning experiences, many of our students are utilizing our Lรผ interactive System. Lรผ transforms any space into an active and immersive educational environment where kids are engaged physically, intellectually and socially-emotionally. This system is a unique interactive way for students to utilize for activities that are geared towards their grade level, academic area, and even mindfulness exercises.
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
Ridgely Lu Interactive system
Lu interactive system at Ridgely
Tomorrow is the 2023 Black History Bowl : Hosted by Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum Championship ! We hope to see you there at Southeast High School from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm . The Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum hosted its first Black History Bowl in 2019. The Bowl was created to address the lack of history taught in schools and to increase the general knowledge of significant contributions made by African Americans throughout history. Watch it live - https://www.youtube.com/@SPSchannel22
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
2023 Black History Bowl
We need your help! District 186 is in need of crossing guards at a few of our elementary schools to help make sure our students can get to and from school safely. These positions are great for someone who enjoys children and would like to help out at a school for only two hours per day. Our crossing guards are an important part of District 186. You are the first smile our students see in the morning and the last smile they see before they get home. If you have an interest in this position or know someone that might, please visit the HR page to view current openings and complete an application online or at the Administrative Center located at 1900 West Monroe. If there are any questions, please contact Human Resources at 217-525-3000.
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
crossing guards needed
Bright futures ahead for the frogs!๐Ÿธ The 4th grade students at Owen Marsh Elementary hosted a career fair to show off their many interesting careers that they had chosen to research and explore. Each student designed & created a trifold poster board that highlighted their career choice as well as a flipping book on their iPads that showcased their research. Parents, teachers and other students were invited to tour the career fair and ask the 4th graders questions about their job, what schooling or education they would need and why they chose the job. ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฟโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ป
about 1 year ago, SPS District 186
girl sitting with her career fair board
boys sitting with their career fair board