Acting up and melting down result from Adverse Childhood Experiences By Cinda Ackerman Klickna, IEA President Educators are beginning to get answers to questions they have always asked: Am I doing something wrong? Why does a student react violently to a simple request? Why does another student retreat and sleep in class? And why, even … Read more What’s behind ‘bad’ behavior?
The Springfield Public Schools Foundation will host its first-ever Pop-Up Book Shop on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8 AM to 4 PM. “One Eighty Six Books” will be conveniently located in the heart of the Old Capitol Farmers Market at 407 E. Adams in downtown Springfield. Proceeds from the event will be used to supply … Read more Springfield Public Schools Foundation to host pop-up book shop downtown (springfielddaily.com, 10/12/17)
I’ve been celebrating many of the wonderful things I’ve been seeing at the start of the school year. This week I am also recognizing something positive — it’s just that the conditions that prompted the recognition are tough to talk about. Every day educators and administrators in our schools are placed in unexpected situations that … Read more Superintendent Gill’s response to bomb threats recognized by IL State Supt. (ISBE.net, 10/11/17)
This Thursday evening, the Lincoln Legacy Lectures take place on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. Traditionally, these have featured Lincoln historians. But with the topic “Lincoln and Education”, one of the guest speakers is a retired educator. Paula Shotwell taught for years in District 186. She also created a living history program for 5th … Read more Retired Dist. 186 Educator To Speak On Lincoln And Education (nprillinois.org, 10/9/17)
The Springfield School District’s youngest high school, Southeast, turns 50 this year. To mark the occasion, alumni are planning a celebration at Southeast, which opened on Sept. 6, 1967, at 2350 E. Ash St., during Homecoming festivities on Friday and Saturday. Melissa Remolina, president of Southeast’s parent-teacher organization, said the celebration is a way to … Read more Southeast High School grads, staff reflect on past 50 years (SJ-R.com, 10/7/17)
UPDATE 12:15 p.m. A local juvenile, described as a person of interest, has been detained, according to local authorities. Schools are being given the all clear signal. District officials say they take each threat seriously. Police Chief Kenny Winslow says it’s “not a joke, not a prank.” He says those responsible will be held accountable. … Read more Springfield District 186 Bomb Threats (NPR 91.9, 11/7/17)
A 14-year-old District 186 student will remain in the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center as he awaits his next court appearance in a bomb threat case. State’s Attorney John Milhiser says that while there was some brief consideration to charging the teen as an adult, prosecutors took his age and other factors into consideration in … Read more 14-Year-Old Still In Custody In Bomb Threat Case (WMAY.com, 10/6/17)