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Springfield Public Schools, Spfld, IL

March 2019 - District 186

"Here is recap of what has been discussed at our most recent Superintendent Parent and Student Roundtable meetings and additional information on family and community engagement."


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Supt. Parent Engagement Roundtable

* District 186 Supt. Parent Eng. Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of the month. Those interested can contact pcormeny@sps186.org for more information.

Superintendent Message

Superintendent Gill’s Report

  • Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR)

    This is an Illinois online test for 3-9 grades: (Formally PARCC) Testing window is open now and will end after spring break.

  • Every school receives an annual designation on the Illinois Report Card. The designation is based on the school’s overall data for all of the accountability indicators, as well as the data for individual student groups.The IL -EMPOWER supports and learning partners will build on school strengths, such as highlight current initiatives, plans, partnerships, and successes.

  • Bus Transportation: FirstViewApp is an App that will let you know where your student’s bus is during it’s route based on average route times.

Full Meeting notes

Upcoming events:

F.A.C.E.Camp - April 16, 2019 6-7:30PM at Lanphier High


Stronger Together...Carry the Banner

When we are at our best, our team, our class, our staff, our school and our District, benefits and our community thrives!

Superintendent's Student Roundtable

* District 186 Supt. Student Roundtable will meet the first Wednesday of the month this year. Interested high school students can contact their Academic Principal for more information.

Roundtable Members give back to Kidzeum & Inner City Mission!

This month's discussion:
  • Supt. Student Roundtable members set a date to make presentations of Unity Day donations to Inner City Mission and Kidzeum on March 13 at 3:15PM. Each organization received a check for $350! They also gave them individually packaged bracelets students made on Unity Day.
  • Former District 186 Alumni; Justice Collins and Sierra Senor provided a ProjectMack Diversity, Unity & Inclusion Summit held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. @Southeast High School. The event was open to all high school youth in the community and those attending were given #UnityinOurCommunity wristbands to promote unity in our community.
  • Roundtable Members will be visiting each others' high schools again this year to dispell myths/biases and promote unity.

Full Meeting notes

District 186 Kindergarten Preview Night April 30, 2019!

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Community Resources Page

Find community resources here.

Asking Right Question: Homework Example

https://youtu.be/aaUMHshUTbk

Online Resources for Families/Teachers

Volunteer/Join School Teams!

Schools need your voice, energy and time! Teams meet monthly, attend 3 district wide F.A.C.E.Camps/Trainings and provide volunteers, funds, decision making, and more. Join your school's team today!

Stay informed this year!

District 186 School Board Meetings held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Board Room of the administrative offices located at 1900 West Monroe Street. They are open to the public, on Channel 22 & YouTube.


District 186 has District level Parent and Student Groups that meet regularly with Superintendent Gill. Parent Roundtable is open to interested 186 Pre-K - 12 parents/family members and Student Roundtable is open to high school students. Contact Peggy Cormeny for more information.

Supt. Parent Engagement Roundtable*

Wednesday, May 1st, 5:30pm

1900 West Monroe Street

Springfield, IL

*Dates and place are flexible and subject to change.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.