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Reporter: Lauren Matter, Photographer: Tony Nguyen and, | September 27, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - October starts next week which means fall is in full swing and the seasonal flu season is about to begin. Springfield Public Schools are once again teaming up with area health organizations to make sure kids are vaccinated. Doctors say the best way to keep your kids flu-free is to give them a flu shot. If your kid is in the Springfield Public School District they can get the flu shot for free. This is a program the district has done for the past few years.
by Sheena Elzie, KSPR News and | September 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Parents of children enrolled in Springfield schools will be getting an automated phone call later tonight, but school officials say you won't want to hang up the phone on this one. Springfield Public Schools will test the AlertNow system this evening -- a system through which officials can send out hundreds of calls per minute to parents in the district with information from emergencies to school lockdowns. Officials say they want to make sure every parent is signed up for AlertNow before the calls go out tonight, and they say it's not too late to sign up. "If they haven't completed their alert now, they can do it online, or find it in the back of the student's handbook -- and you have to fill out that form to have your phone number in the database," said Teresa Bledsoe with Springfield Public Schools.
Reporter: Lauren Matter, Photographer: Tony Nguyen and, | September 12, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Nurse clinics all around the Springfield Public School District are seeing kids with symptoms of the common cold. That's what's going around this week. The Coordinator for Health Services with Springfield Public Schools' Jean Grabeel says it's a yearly trend. She says anytime you have a large group of kids in one confined area there's always a chance of spreading germs. Grabeel says nurses are seeing a little bit of everything. "It's typical to have kids that have nausea or vomiting, colds and sniffles.
Joanna Small and Reporter and Photographer | September 11, 2012
Some Springfield residents are apologizing for an outburst at a Greene County Commission meeting Tuesday morning, but they also say they were pushed to that point.   There was yelling, screaming, and swearing when the Greene County Commission approved a Springfield Public Schools project just southwest of town.     This was the fourth meeting over the construction of an early childhood education center for handicapped kids.  County officials say there have been changes to the plan to accommodate concerned neighbors, but when the three commissioners voted unanimously for the project things turned hostile.
Carrie Winchel and KSPR News Producer | September 4, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--If you're starting a four-day work week today, here's a look at what's happening in the Ozarks. Christian County is training people to be part of its Community Emergency Response Team . Classes start today, and continue every Tuesday and Thursday in September. Your dog can enjoy a nice swim at Fassnight Pool in Springfield before the water is drained. The Dog Swim starts at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. Admission is $8 for one dog and one owner. MoDOT starts work on the West Bypass bridge at Interstate 44. If you take that route, expect lane closings and delays for awhile.
Terra Haff and News Producer | August 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Mercy Hospital provides emergency preparedness for high school fall sports and more.  They provide cooling stations and athletic trainers for Springfield Public Schools , Missouri State University , and the Springfield Cardinals .  Jim Raynor, Director of Mercy Sports Medicine explains what training programs they provide. Mercy also have extensive training programs to get the sports med staff, EMS (ground and air ambulance), and school administrators prepared for emergencies that can take place on the court or field.
Hugh Keeton | July 12, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools and Kum & Go will partner for the third year in a row to bring Gallons for Growth on Thursday, July 12th. Gallons for Growth is a 24-hour fund raising event to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. Kum & Go will donate 3 cents from every gallon of gas sold on July 12th to the Foundation. Since its beginnings in 2010 Gallons for Growth has raised $15,000 for Springfield Public Schools. "Through Kum & Go's support and the efforts of our community, this event has made a big impact on our students," said Natalie Murdock, Development Director for the Foundation.
News Release | July 9, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools is currently hiring bus drivers for the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants may apply online anytime at or in person today, July 9th during a job fair. To participate in the job fair, job seekers should go to the district's transportation office, 1600 E. Chestnut Expressway, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday. They should bring with them information required for the job application, including employment history and e-mail addresses for references.
Mike Scott and | June 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Springfield Public School School Board voted unanimously to pass a motion to add synthetic field turf to Hillcrest, Glendale, and Kickapoo High School's Thursday afternoon. The project is estimated to cost $1,898,600 and is being 100% privately funded. Parkview High School's JFK Stadium is also receiving new turf, while Central's turf was added 5 years ago. The School Board also passed a measure to add scoreboards to all 5 schools.  It is also being funded privately.
Hugh Keeton | May 21, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2012 will be held by Springfield Public Schools' five high schools Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22, at JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University. Graduation Schedule at JQH Arena Monday 5:00 p.m. - Glendale 7:00 p.m. - Parkview 9:00 p.m. - Central Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - Kickapoo 8:00 p.m. - Hillcrest    
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