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Mary and Austin chopping vegetables in the THS Test Kitchen

Pathways to Professions

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is not what it used to be. As vocational education has evolved over the past several decades, it has progressed away from the stigma and stereotype of “voc-ed” as an academic dead end. Today, CTE is not just for everyone, it offers some of the best, most fun, pragmatic, and impressive electives any student can enjoy during their high school experience.



Alejandro Abundez creating origami paper flowers as Maria Denny looks on at Hamlin Library

District awarded competitive Community Learning Grant, funds to serve three schools

The Oregon Department of Education recently awarded Springfield Public Schools with a $2.3 million 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant. The five-year grant covers extended learning programs that support equity-driven academic enrichment, well-rounded student learning, and culturally-relevant family involvement. The grant will support three schools for the next five years: Guy Lee Elementary, Two Rivers-Dos Ríos Elementary, and Hamlin Middle School.


HVAC installation on THS roof

Schools to receive $8.5 million in HVAC upgrades this summer

Thanks to a one-time access to federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), Springfield Public Schools (SPS) will be making substantial improvements to several of our school’s HVAC systems over the next 18 months. The project will provide significant upgrades and new HVAC systems to more than half of all SPS schools.


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