FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a passing shower or isolated thunderstorm possible. High: 81. Winds: South 10-15 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a few showers or a thunderstorm. Low: 69. Winds: South 5-10 mph.
District 186 Teachers Kick Off New School Year
Today was District 186's first day back for teachers.
Teachers and staff kicked off the school year with an assembly to build enthusiasm, lay out challenges, and highlight special individuals.
The school band and flag team even made a special appearance at the rally to boost excitement.
"Well, we've closed the book on 2012-2013, and we're opening up a new book today on the 2013-2014 school year," Interim Superintendent Bob Leming said. "And the message is that we're going forward and we're going to do the best job we all can for the kids of Springfield. That's our responsibility and we'll live up to it."
The first day for students in Springfield's school district is Wednesday. There will be an hour early dismissal that day.