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Black Hawk Elementary School

2500 South College St
Springfield, IL 62704
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Student Arrival in the Mornings

Starting today (8/30/21) at 8:40am, all students will enter the building using the gym doors on Lenox, the doors closest to the corner. Students arriving late, after 9am will have to use the parking lot entrance to sign in your child.

2021/2022 School Supply List

Great news! This year, District 186 is supplying ALL elementary students with a School Supply Kit. See the attached school supply list for the additional supplies specific grade levels request students to have for the first day of school.

ALL elementary students will be provided the following materials:

24 Pencils

2 Large Erasers

4 Glue Sticks

24 Count Crayola Crayons

Washable Markers

4 Dry erase markers (black)

Colored pencils


Pencil sharpener

Two pocket folders - black, navy, purple, red, yellow 

Wooden Ruler

Glue bottle

1 Pkg Notebook Paper (wide-ruled)


White Board - double-sided (plain / ruled)

Black Hawk Schedule

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Phone: 217-525-3195

Office Fax: 217-525-3168

Breakfast: 8:40 a.m.

Student Attendance Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Early Dismissal Every Wed. at 2:30 p.m.

Teacher Attendance Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Lunch Schedule

1st, 2nd and 4th: 12:15 - 1:00 pm

K, 3rd, 5th and Sanders: 12:45-1:30 pm


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Health Requirements

All students entering a pre-k program, kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade and those new to Springfield Public Schools must provide proof of a physical exam completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant by the first day of school.  An updated immunization record is also required.  Students failing to provide all mandatory health information will be excluded on the  10th day of school and will not be allowed to return until all required records are received in the school office.

If you need assistance locating a physician, SIU School of Medicine at (217)545-8000 or Central Counties Health Center at (217)788-2300 is available to help meet your child's health care needs.  

Children entering kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade are required to have a dental exam.  Students entering kindergarten and those new to Illinois schools are also required to have a vision exam. 

Please contact the nurse at your child's school for questions.

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Black Hawk's First Grade Thanksgiving Parade

Photos Nov 24 Mrs. Harness and Mrs. Jankauski-Miller's 1st grade classes paraded around the school for their Black Hawk Thanksgiving Day Parade, showing off their Parade Balloons!

United Way Pie in the Face

Photos Nov 24 Mrs. McCorkle and Ms. Patterson received the most votes for the United Way Pie in The Face Campaign. Taking one for the team! 

Memories with Mom

Photos Nov 24 Student had a craft and photo booth night with their mom's and special women in their lives. So much joy and conversation!

Student Morning Arrival

News Aug 30 Starting today (8/30/21) at 8:40am, all students will enter the building using the gym doors on Lenox, the doors...

Walmart Re-Grand Opening

Photos Aug 13 A huge Thank You to Walmart on North Dirksen for inviting Black Hawk students and families out to the store for the Re-Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and little shopping! Black Hawk students and


News Aug 9 Join us for our an Ice Cream Social! You'll meet your child's teacher and attend the annual Title I meeting!

Welcome Back Message to Families from the Principal 21-22

News Aug 9 Welcome Back Message to Families from the Principal 21-22

School Supplies 21/22

News Jul 26 The district has purchased school supply kits for every elementary student! These will be ready for students on the first day of school. Please see the updated school supply list on the webpage to know which items are still being requested by each grade level.

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