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Springfield District and Curriculum

Springfield Public Schools #186 follows the curriculum recommended by the nationally recognized Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math. These standards have been designed to bring students in the competitive world of the 21st century. The district employs a curricular framework that combines proper planning by the teachers to create a professional classroom environment where students are prepared to learn. The standards offer students the chance to do more complex work with many opportunities to connect their learning to the ways in which they will use it in their lives.

We currently cover the following Springfield-area school district: Springfield Public School District #186.

Schools in Springfield include:

Owen Marsh Elementary School is located on 1100 Avon Dr, Springfield, IL 62704, Owen Marsh Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 217-787-3173. The vision of Owen Marsh Elementary School is to commit to high student achievement that focuses on learning for all students. Like other students in the state of Illinois, students at Owen Marsh Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the Illinois Learning Standards. These standards establish the expectations for the knowledge and skills students should know and be able to demonstrate at each grade. They are also designed to prepare students for college and a career. These standards cover English Language Arts, Fine Arts Learning, World Language, Math, Health / PE, Science, Social Studies, and Technology. The English Language Arts standards for K-5 focuses on students being able to determine the key ideas and details of a text, examine the craft and structure, including how how to interpret words as they are used in a text. Grade two student learn to ask and answer questions related to who, what, where, when, why and how, in order to demonstrate their understanding of key details in a text. They also read stories such as fables and folktales, and then determine their central message, lesson, or moral. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child succeed in English Language Arts, please contact us.

Benjamin Franklin Middle School is located on 1200 Outer Park Dr, Springfield, IL 62704, Benjamin Franklin Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 217-787-3006.  Clubs and Activities offered at Benjamin Franklin Middle School include yearbook club, National Geography Bee, the Science Fair, and multiple fine arts programs such as vocal music, instrumental music, art club, and mathcounts, an enrichment program created by professional engineers to spark in interest in mathematics for grade 7 and 8 students. Athletic activities include cross country, basketball, volleyball, golf and more. According to the Illinois Learning Standards, which are based on the common core learning standards, students in grade 8 English Language Arts read texts and then determine the theme or central idea of a text. They also analyze character dialogue and describe how it reveals aspects of a character and its significance to the story’s plot. When examining informational texts, students evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums such as print, video, multimedia, and digital text, to present a topic or idea. They also use textual evidence and support in order to support their own thoughts and opinions. For more information on the English Language Arts tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Springfield High School is located on 101 S Lewis St, Springfield, IL 62704, Springfield High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 217-525-3000. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 1509 students enrolled at the school. The school is the oldest of the three high schools in the Springfield Public Schools District 186. The school originally opened in 1857, and moved to its current building in 1916. The school offers multiple advanced placement courses, including Calculus AB & BC, Statistics, Art History, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Human Geography, U.S Government and Politics, and more. There are also more than 50 clubs and sports teams offered to students at the school. According to the Illinois Learning Standards, which are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, students in grade 11 and 12 English Language Arts participate in a range of collaborative discussions, building on each other’s ideas and expressing their own. In preparation for these discussions, students should prepare their own research to be able to support their own opinions. After high school, many students make the decision to attend a postsecondary institution. Many also choose to take SAT and ACT tests to put on their applications. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Springfield District Curriculum

The District is also using instructional technology as a curriculum program to prepare students for the 21st century workplace. By using iPads and a program called Challenge Based Learning, students are able to integrate many curricular areas in their classes each day by solving real problems with creative thinking and teamwork. Digital citizenship is a focus area as well. Students learn about the ethical use of technology and how to keep themselves and their personal information safe when using digital devices.

Springfield Public Schools uses a curriculum called “Project Lead the Way” at their Capitol College Prep Academy that is focused on students solving real life problems with critical thinking skills. This curriculum also uses the STEM program to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into all of the classes the students take at this academy. Students also participate in competitive or collaborative challenges in areas such as coding and robotics.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Springfield Educational News

  • Banjo Pickin' - The Lieutenant Governor visited Lee School and played the banjo during an assembly. She also answered questions from the audience explaining how a Lieutenant Governor's job is similar to a substitute teacher.
  • Gains in Reading Scores - The $5.5 million grant that Lanphier High School received is doing its job. After taking the Prairie State Achievement Exam, the school saw 10% more students pass the exam over the numbers last year. The Illinois State Board of Education recognized the success by applauding the teachers and students for their hard work and educational gains.
  • Paranormal Club - The Paranormal Club at Lanphier High School visited a local haunted house to investigate the potential causes of the paranormal activity. Many of the kids who attended the event felt unusual sensations as they wandered around the house looking for clues to the reported paranormal activity at the Wohlgemuth Mansion.

Springfield Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

About Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois is located within Sangamon County. It is the largest city in central Illinois and is also the capital of the state. One famous Springfield resident was Abraham Lincoln, who lived in Springfield from 1837 to 1861 when he left for the white house. Today there are multiple attractions in Springfield relating to the famous president. His home, presidential library and museum, and his tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery are all tourist attractions. The city lies in a valley near the Sangamon River, and the artificial Lake Springfield supplies the city with recreation and drinking water. The city of Springfield was originally named “Calhoun” after South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun. The first people to settle the area were trappers and fur traders who traveled the Sangamon River in 1818.

Other attractions in Springfield include the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, a spring festival held every year in the third weekend in May. The city is claimed to have invented the corn dog under the name “Cozy Dog”, but there is some debate on the origin of the snack. The largest amusement park, Knight’s Action Park and Caribbean Water park are also located in Springfield. The primary employer in Springfield, Illinois is the state government.

In 2017, the population of Springfield was 114,868, making it the sixth most populated city in the state. 22.5% of the population was under 18, 23.1% of the population was between 18-34, 25.0% was 35-54, 13.8% was 55-64 and 15.7% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $50,191 in 2017

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum can be immersed in the life of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln and learn about his history, from his beginning in a rustic Indiana cabin, to the White House in the nation’s capital. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is one of the most visited presidential libraries. Attractions inside the museum include life sized dioramas of Lincoln’s childhood home, areas of the white house, the presidential box at Ford’s theatre where he was assassinated, and pictures, artifacts and other memorabilia from his life. The  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has been awarded with the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association, and an award from the Lincoln Group of New York, which honors the individual or organization that has done the most to encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln.

Illinois State Capitol

The Illinois State Capitol is designed in a Renaissance Revival/Second Empire Style. Found on the top of the building is a 405 foot dome. The Illinois Capitol is the tallest non=skyscraper capitol, with a total height of 361 feet (110 m), this makes it even taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The first legislative session held in the Illinois State Capitol was held in 1877. Today, it is the center of the Illinois government. It is also the sixth capitol building in the history of the state. Visitors to the state capitol can watch legislative sessions from the balcony-level seating. Free tours are also offered.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site is the location of Abraham Lincoln’s home before he moved to the White house. He lived there from 1844-1861, before he moved to the white house. The historic site includes the four blocks surrounding the house, along with a visitor center. The home in Springfield was the only home that Lincoln ever owned. All of the family’s children were born there, and one son, Eddie died there. In 1960, the house was designated as a historic landmark. Today, it is maintained by the National Park Service. Within the site, the Lincoln home, along with other structures within the four-block area were preserved to their original appearance. These includes the Lincoln’s neighbors, the Dean House and the Arnold House.

Interesting Facts

  • The first capital of Illinois was Kaskaskia, and then Vandalia in 1820. Springfield became the capital after some campaigning by Abraham Lincoln.
  • When Barack Obama declared his run for presidency, he did so while standing at the Old State capitol in Springfield on February 10, 2007.
  • The two sister cities to Springfield are San Pedro in Mexico, and Ashikaga in Japan.
  • The city of Springfield is the home to White Oaks Mall, the largest central indoor shopping facility in Illinois.
  • Before Abraham Lincoln was a president, he was a lawyer and practiced law at many places in Illinois.
  • Two Interstate highways: I-55 and I-72, run through Springfield.

Chalk Talk: School Fundraisers

Schools are notorious for fundraisers and, for the sake of teaching entrepreneurial innovation, it may be time to try something new. A great fundraiser is one that takes place over one or two days, requires no money down, and does not require door-to-door sales. One of the best fundraisers is a sporting event that pits students against teachers, like a basketball game. Revenue is generated by ticket sales and possibly even concessions. Since schools already have gymnasiums, there is not a need to rent any space and schools already own the necessary equipment. Schools with broadcast news can market the event with clever commercials and the teams can make their own tee shirts. Some schools even get staff vs. student cheerleaders to hype the game even more.

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