The Foundation for SPS recently named Jill Norman as the 2023 Linda Luke Librarian of the Year. Norman is the library media specialist for Cowden Elementary, and will be recognized for this award at the Celebrate SPS Banquet on Monday, … Read More
We are a few weeks away from our Celebrate SPS Banquet! Join us on Monday, April 17 to celebrate our 2023 Advocate for Education Matt Simpson and our Corporate Partner of the Year, CoxHealth! “I can think of … Read More
Congratulations to our 2023 Turner Reading Award recipients! Each recipient has shown a passion for teaching and instilling a love for reading in their students!
Mr. Nick’s Playground Named #1 Inclusive Playground in the U.S.
In March, McBride Elementary’ s, Mr. Nick’s Playground was named the number one inclusive playground in the country by Soliant, a school, hospital and healthcare staffing organization. Soliant looked at inclusive playgrounds across the country, according to its website based on design principals, quantity and quality of play features and unique inspirations behind the development of the playgrounds.
The FSPS manages the #BeLikeNick Fund, and provided $15,000 in grant funding toward the project to help make this dream a reality for students at McBride, and throughout the community.
To learn more about this recognition visit: https://www.soliant.com/blog/the-10-best-inclusive-school-playgrounds-in-america/#more-13879
Proposition S -Safer Students. Strong Schools.
Election day in Springfield is April 4, and Springfield Public Schools will ask voters to consider Proposition S. This is a no-tax increase to the debt service levy and includes security upgrades to all schools, as well as projects at Pipkin, Reed, Pershing, Cowden, Holland, Mann, Pittman, Watkins and Wilder.
Learn more about Proposition S and specifics about proposed projects at https://www.sps.org/props