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National Honor Society
On Wednesday Feb. 26. the Springfield High School Honor Society hosted a blood drive. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 87 pints of blood during its visit to Springfield High School. The total collected was 14 pints over their goal and 11 more than the previous school record of 76. “It...
Springfield Public School kindergartners received help decorating their bags from sixth grade students.  Clockwise from the bottom left are, Marino Dominguez, Grady Korkemeier, Hannah Dexter, Kandon Lund, and Adiel Trevino.
Springfield Elementary School kicked off their annual “I Love To Read” month, with some fun activities. Students enjoyed decorating colorful paper bags like the cover of their favorite book. The bags then get returned to the grocery store to be used during the month.  Carrying on their “I Love To...
Speech Team members participating in the Viking Tournament. Back (left to right): Lucas Milbrath, Joseph Jensen, Brady Anderson, Piper Wigton, Skyla Dauer. Middle (left to right): Cosette Klotz, Russell Beers, Bryn Gordon, Kade Nachreiner, Brenna Pabst, Layla Schwarzrock. Front (left to right): Kiera Lafferty, Alexis Clemon, Kendall Kelly, Meriah Kirschstein, KayLynn Sanderville, Sarah Kottke, Sydne Wahl.
On Saturday, February 8 the River Valley Speech team traveled to Minneota for the Vikings tournament.   “It was an eventful bus ride. When the team was about 30 minutes away from their destination, they experienced bus trouble and needed to pull over. Another school bus recognized the distress and...
Front Row L-Kaylynn Sanderville, Sydne Wahl, Sara Kottke and Kiera Lafferty.  Middle row: Director Gabby Cohrs-Rohlick, Alexis Clemon, Grace Pingeon and Isaac Rasset. Back Row: Jace Rosenau, and John Ombaye.
Springfield’s Public School took second place at sections this past weekend. They performed at United South Central High School on Saturday.  With their win they’re now alternates at the state competition held on this Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb 7.  Springfield performed, “The Last Nickel” by...
Top spellers in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 at Springfield Public School who participated in the local competition in the Scripps Spelling Bee. Front row L to R:  Ely Streich, Parker Kuehn, Eli Heglund, Christopher Boss (runner-up), Bryan Buerkle, Dane Fast, Grady Korkemeier, Will Schmidt and Chloe Krueger. Back Row L to R:  Cosette Klotz, Aliza Griffis, Kade Nachreiner, Russell Beers (champion), Grant Kuehn, Kiera Lafferty, and Gabby Anderson.
Russell Beers, a  seventh grade student is the 2020 spelling champion at Springfield Public School as part of the Scripps Spelling Bee competition.  Runner up and alternate was Christopher Boss, a fifth grade student. Seventeen students, the top spellers in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 determined by an...
Grace Pingeon and Sarah Kottke rehearse their parts as sisters, Jamie and Jo last Thursday for the One-Act play.
It’s One-Act Play time once again at Springfield Public School and rehearsals are underway for this year’s entry.     “It’s another long night for Jamie, with an obnoxious sister and a trio of sardonic puppets to keep her awake.  Tinged with fun and sisterly nostalgia, the merriment comes...
Springfield Board of Education- seated from left Clerk Mandy Rasset, Chairman Jeff Kretsch, Treasurer Megan Quesenberry, Superintendent Keith Kottke. Back: Mike Vogel, Ramsey Beyer, Eric Schwarzrock, and Justin Roiger.
The annual reorganization of the Springfield School District 85 Board of Education was conducted during their first meeting of the year 2020 on the evening of January 8.  Jeff Kretsch was reelected Chairman of the board. Mandy Rasset was reelected Clerk. Megan Quesenberry was reelected Treasurer. ...
Springfield High School YES team will again be collecting non-functioning holiday lights this season. Clean some clutter by donating your lights you don’t use. Recycle the unused lights. Drop off the old, tangled or non-functioning lights at Runnings, Springfield Market, high school office,...
St Raphael’s kindergarten class cheer after they completed their tower as part of the Guinness World Record sport stacking event held on Nov. 14.
On Thursday, November 14, students at St Raphael Catholic School joined thousands of other participants to take part in Guinness World Records Day through sport stacking. Each year, the World Sport Stacking Association provides more than half a million participants around the world to break the...
On November 19, students from St. Raphael Catholic school gathered together for a photo with some of the items students at the school collected for Socktober.
St. Raphael School recently completed a snuggly project, Socktober. For a second year, students in preschool through sixth-grade, the school staff and parishioners of St. Raphael Catholic Church gathered two huge boxes filled with coats, socks, mittens, hats and scarves for St. John Circle of Care...

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