SPS students, staff, singers Keep on Growing in 2021-2022
This year at Springfield Public Schools, we’re going to “Keep on Growing.”
In the midst of an ongoing challenging season, we’re celebrating the transformational, life-changing power of educators who “Keep on Growing.”
“Last year was tough on everyone, yet we all did what we had to do to keep everyone safe, healthy and learning,” said Superintendent Grenita Lathan. “This year, we want to focus on our continued growth in meeting the needs of the students and staff we serve.”
By planting seeds of knowledge, caring for emerging learners and gathering results that reveal a blooming potential, SPS employees tend to Springfield’s garden of possibilities -- our 23,500 students.
Everyone is invited to #GrowWithSPS.
KEEP ON GROWING VIDEO CREDITS
Used by Permission
By William Harrison Withers Jr. and Skip Scarborough
Golden Withers Music (ASCAP), Plaid Flowers Music (BMI), Sweet Cookie Music (BMI), CANDACE ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH PUB DESIGNEE (BMI), and RELANA DENETTE FLORES PUB DESIGNEE (BMI)
All rights on behalf of Plaid Flowers Music, Sweet Cookie Music, CANDACE ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH PUB DESIGNEE and RELANA DENETTE FLORES PUB DESIGNEE administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
Performed by SPS Student Ensemble,
Directed and Arranged by Mr. Robert T. Gibson
Superintendent Grenita Lathan, Deputy Superintendent Nicole Holt, Deputy Superintendent John Mulford, Teacher of the Year Amanda Adams, J Anderson, Karyn Christy, Paul Epps, Silvia Espinosa, Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, Ben Hackenwerth, Stephen Hall, James Harper, Armando Johnson, Bret Range, Penney Rector, Cara Stassel, Travis Shaw, Kendall Slaughter, Jason Steingraber, Rachal Tarrasch, Sicily Woodard and Ron Woodard.
Cecilia Brown (Pershing), Vincent Brown (Field), Amina Donson (Fremont), Davin Golden (Williams), Makenna Golden (Reed), Cora Hammarlund (Disney), Boyang Jin (Harrison), Charlotte Killingsworth (Wilson’s Creek), Eli Oster (Gray), Isabella Parnell (Rountree), Madeline Parnell (Rountree), Crue Range (Hickory Hills), Henley Range (Hickory Hills), Joseph Woodard (Cherokee).
SPS STUDENT ENSEMBLE
DIRECTED AND ARRANGED BY MR. ROBERT T. GIBSON
Reed Academy Vocal Music Teacher
SPS STUDENT SINGERS
Soloist: Skyler Davidson (Glendale) Naveah Caton (Reed), Chloe Davidson (Glendale), Gianna Dole (Central), Sam Goode (Central), Gemma Hower (Reed), Kenna Johnson (Hillcrest Class of 2020), Brant Maschino (Kickapoo), Rocklend Oddo-Jenkins (Central), James Porter (Hillcrest Class of 2020), Griffin Ray (Central), Nolan Scotidis (Central), Emerson Smith (Central), Levi Smith (Hillcrest), Reese Smith (Reed), Sophie Stefka (Parkview Class of 2020), Caleena Tomokane (Central)
FILMED ON LOCATION AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL’S GARDEN
Maintained by the Central High School Botanical Society, as well as CHS staff volunteers and community members.
FILMED ON LOCATION AT REED ACADEMY
Tabitha Tracy (Glendale) and Giovanni Hernandez (Reed), as well as Kendall Slaughter (SPS Farm 2 School Coordinator), Paul Epps and Brandi Mendenall (Central High School Botanical Society leaders)
PRODUCED BY SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNICATIONS