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Congratulations 2019 – 2020 Look Within Reflection Winner!

Photography – High School: Award of Merit: Hailey Youngblood (Literature Reaches Within) Central High School PTSA, Springfield, Missouri.

Winners of the Merit Award will receive from National PTA a bronze medal and Certificate of Merit.  Hailey’s work will be featured in National PTA’s traveling exhibition.

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Literature Reaches Within by Hailey Youngblood, Central High School PTSA, Photography, High School (9th – 12th), Missouri PTA First Place; National PTA Award of Merit.

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2019 – 2020 Missouri PTA Reflections Award Recipients

Visual Arts – Special Artists: Third Place: Zachary Barbara, Delaware Elementary PTA

Visual Arts – Special Artists:  Honorable Mention: Ethan Roepke, Delaware Elem PTA

Dance Choreography – High School: First Place: Alyssa Hakan, Central High School PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  First Place: Nevaeh Harris, Carver Middle School PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  Second Place: Azia May Matthews, Central HS PTSA

Film Production – Middle School:  Third Place: Kyla Sardina, Carver Middle School PTSA

Literature – Primary:  First Place: Dani Dowell, Delaware Elementary PTA

Literature – Primary:  Second Place: Bentley Meeks, Delaware Elementary PTA

Literature – Middle School: Fourth Place: Kassidy Ellis, Cherokee Middle School PTSA

Music Composition – Primary: Second Place: Victoria Guo, Greenwood PTA

Music Composition – Primary: Fifth Place: Adelaide Cimino, Greenwood PTA

Music Composition – Middle School: Second Place: Amore Pennella, Central HS PTSA

Music Composition – High School: First Place: Lydia Epps, Greenwood PTA

Photography – High School:  First Place: Hailey Youngblood, Central HS PTSA

Photography – High School: Second Place: Katelyn Frahm, Central High School PTSA

Visual Arts – Primary: Third Place: Adelaide Cimino, Greenwood Laboratory School PTSA

Visual Arts – Middle School: First Place: Lilly Williams, Central High School PTSA




Bond Progress Update



On April 2, 2019, 61.22% of Springfield Public Schools’ voters approved an 18-cent increase to the debt-service levy to fund 39 high-priority projects (Proposition S). The projects include renovations, expansion, and/or new construction for six schools and the creation of safer entrances at 31 schools. Space to add early childhood classrooms was created at three locations. The $167.73 million bond addresses safety, accessibility and quality issues.

One year later and “nearly all projects are on schedule or slightly ahead”, according to this News-Leader article.

To keep up on the latest project information, see the SPS website:

Missouri PTA Announcements Regarding PTA/PTSA Officer Elections 2020; Missouri PTA Reflections Showcase; and Missouri PTA Convention

Mar 17, 2020 – Missouri PTA understands that units and councils may be delayed in providing officer information to the state office (due to delayed elections).  Once officer information is received, the unit’s or council’s Good Standing status will be updated.

Mar 24, 2020 – Missouri PTA announces that the convention planned for May 1-3, 2020, has been cancelled.  The state Reflections Student Showcase scheduled for May 3, 2020, is also cancelled and other recognition is being planned.

April 5, 2020 – Missouri PTA and registered Parliamentarian, Dr. Leonard Young, weigh in on electronic voting.

To keep up with Missouri PTA News and announcements, visit 

Join Us for Live Zoom Meeting

Hello Springfield PTAs! We are working for you to bring you information on how to move your units forward during this time. We know you have many questions (as do we😄) and we are planning a Facebook live on Wednesday April 1, 2020,  at 1:00pm to hopefully answer some of those questions. Follow our SCPTA FACEBOOK Page as other announcements are forthcoming. We hope you and your families are well. See you soon!

Our policy is that if SPS schools are closed for students, SCPTA events are cancelled.  Unfortunately this also means that services at the PTA Clothing Bank are halted until further notice.  Please follow our PTA CLOTHING BANK FACEBOOK page for up-to-date Clothing Bank specific information.

For District news on closings, GRAB & GO meals, and online learning (beginning March 30) please see the SPS website:

GRAB & GO meals are available for pick up at every SPS school 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and are available for anyone ages 18 and under.

VOLUNTEERS during COVID-19 – While the district appreciates PTA leaders who want to volunteer, right now they have paid district employees staffing childcare facilities at Fremont, Gray, Sequiota, and Sherwood elementary schools for healthcare, first responders, and eligible SPS employees.

At this time they do not have the need of additional volunteer support and encourage individuals interested, to volunteer with community agencies.

SPS is continually assessing the need for volunteers.

For the latest district news, visit the SPS website or follow SPS on Facebook.

Keep up with NATIONAL PTA on their website or Facebook.  National PTA has great resources for PTA leaders including COVID-19 and eLearning for PTA Leaders.

Keep up with MISSOURI PTA on their and Facebook page.