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SPS names new Executive Director of Secondary Learning

Springfield, Mo., Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Springfield Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ron L. Woodard as executive director of secondary learning, effective August 1. Dr. Woodard, former Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee, will oversee academics for all secondary

JUSTICE Act Introduced in United States Senate

Addresses Police Reform, Accountability, and Transparency WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced the introduction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere

Gloria Morris, Retired Pipkin Educator, and Counselor is mourned

Springfield, MO—Gloria Morris, who devoted nearly half a century to the children of Pipkin Middle School, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2020. She officially retired from the Middle School in 2016 — after 43 years as a teacher, coach, and counselor — but continued to show up there. She mentored

SPS Celebrates Juneteenth

Springfield, MO—On Friday, Springfield Public Schools will pause to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery, by reflecting upon and honoring its promise. On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, word finally reached Texas that the Civil War had ended and

Mind Over Moment: 6 Tools to Build Resilience, Happiness and Success

By Anne Grady Do you often feel like you have spent your whole day chipping away at your to-do list without accomplishing any of the things that are most important to you? You are not alone. As a mom, wife, volunteer, friend, daughter and overachiever, I know how that feels.

Black History Summer Academy 2020

Springfield, MO—Today is the first day of Black History Summer Academy 2020 June 8-12. The theme is Hidden Gems of Springfield, Missouri —“The Undefeated” The Journey Continues. Due to COVID-19, the academy will not be able to meet physically at Drury University but will highlight a different Hidden Gem. Today

Race Matters on PBS

WATCH LIVE: ‘Race Matters: America in Crisis,’ a PBS NewsHour Special Across the United States, frustration and outrage are pouring out onto the streets over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, as well as deep, systemic racial disparities in education, the criminal justice system, the economy and health

Neurosurgeon Dr. Chiazo Amene, Practices In Springfield, MO

by J.R. Chapell, NAACP Health Chair Please tell us about your background. I was born and raised in South Central Nigeria in a town called Enugu. Our primary language in Nigeria is English and there are 200 other languages as well. The other language I speak is Igbo. My dad

2020 ParkDay Reunion Weekend Celebration Cancelled

by Nora England, Springfield Reunion Club President Dear Families and Friends, We pray that everyone is doing what is necessary to ensure their personal safety during this time.The Springfield Reunion Club has decided to cancel the 2020 Park Day Reunion Event due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The planning committee has

SPS names new Executive Director of Secondary Learning

Springfield, Mo., Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – Springfield Public Schools is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ron L. Woodard as executive director of secondary learning, effective August 1. Dr. Woodard, former Assistant Superintendent of Instruction for Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee, will oversee academics for all secondary

JUSTICE Act Introduced in United States Senate

Addresses Police Reform, Accountability, and Transparency WASHINGTON – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) announced the introduction of the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere

Gloria Morris, Retired Pipkin Educator, and Counselor is mourned

Springfield, MO—Gloria Morris, who devoted nearly half a century to the children of Pipkin Middle School, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2020. She officially retired from the Middle School in 2016 — after 43 years as a teacher, coach, and counselor — but continued to show up there. She mentored

SPS Celebrates Juneteenth

Springfield, MO—On Friday, Springfield Public Schools will pause to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest national commemoration of the end of slavery, by reflecting upon and honoring its promise. On June 19, 1865, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, word finally reached Texas that the Civil War had ended and

Mind Over Moment: 6 Tools to Build Resilience, Happiness and Success

By Anne Grady Do you often feel like you have spent your whole day chipping away at your to-do list without accomplishing any of the things that are most important to you? You are not alone. As a mom, wife, volunteer, friend, daughter and overachiever, I know how that feels.

Black History Summer Academy 2020

Springfield, MO—Today is the first day of Black History Summer Academy 2020 June 8-12. The theme is Hidden Gems of Springfield, Missouri —“The Undefeated” The Journey Continues. Due to COVID-19, the academy will not be able to meet physically at Drury University but will highlight a different Hidden Gem. Today

Race Matters on PBS

WATCH LIVE: ‘Race Matters: America in Crisis,’ a PBS NewsHour Special Across the United States, frustration and outrage are pouring out onto the streets over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, as well as deep, systemic racial disparities in education, the criminal justice system, the economy and health

Neurosurgeon Dr. Chiazo Amene, Practices In Springfield, MO

by J.R. Chapell, NAACP Health Chair Please tell us about your background. I was born and raised in South Central Nigeria in a town called Enugu. Our primary language in Nigeria is English and there are 200 other languages as well. The other language I speak is Igbo. My dad

2020 ParkDay Reunion Weekend Celebration Cancelled

by Nora England, Springfield Reunion Club President Dear Families and Friends, We pray that everyone is doing what is necessary to ensure their personal safety during this time.The Springfield Reunion Club has decided to cancel the 2020 Park Day Reunion Event due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The planning committee has