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Laketown Elementary School

1825 Lee Street
Springfield, IL 62703

We LOVE our 21st Century Coordinators!

These three young men volunteered their time to be a mentor for fatherless students for our Breakfast with Dads event. We thank them for taking time out to make our students feel special during this event and I know that's something those students won't forget. 


Keeping Children Safe & Families Strong in a Supportive Community”

Strengthening Families Protective Factors2018-Prevention-Resource-Guide-Keeping-Children-Safe-Families-Strong-American-SPCC

  • Parental resilience

  • Social connections

  • Knowledge of parenting and child development

  • Concrete support in times of need

  • Social-emotional competence of children1

Preventing Child Abuse Tip Sheets:

Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors

  • Youth resilience

  • Social connections

  • Knowledge of adolescent development

  • Concrete support in times of need

  • Cognitive and social-emotional competence in youth

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2018 - American SPCCProtective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that reduce or eliminate risk and promote healthy development and well-being of children and families. These factors help ensure that children and youth function well at home, in school, at work, and in the community, today and into adulthood. Protective factors also can serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.

Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being.



What is STEM Education

What is STEM Education


100 Club - Meet Laketown's 100 club

These are our 21st Century Learning Program After School 100 club spelling Test they all received $1.00 for their efforts and are entered into an end of the week drawing for $5.pp dollars.

Harlem Comes to Laketown Elementary

Two of Laketown's 21st Century Staff members, Site Coordinator Dr. James E Smylie III and his awesome Teacher Mrs. Lynn Triggs got a rare opportunity to meet Mr. Handles and share a picture with him. He shared his insight on the importance of school and how after-school programs are a necessity for a thriving educational community. 


For more information please contact: Dr. James E Smylie III, 217.553.8597