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  UPDATEDApril 15, 2014




Congratulations to Phelps' secretary Sue Peters. Sue has been recognized as an SPS Employee of the Month. Of course we knew that all along!

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Congratulations to the 2014 Law Day Essay Contest Finalists and Winners!

The Law Day Essay Contest is a yearly state-wide competition sponsored by the Missouri Bar Association and Missouri NEA. In this year’s competition, 11 of the 13 finalists in the 7th & 8th grade division were Springfield Scholars: Andrew Eisenhour, Katie Lu, Olivia Hopper, A.J. Hulgus, Isabel Lai, Marco Lequio, Bryce Miller, Malia Morgan, Emma Steingraber, Savannah Stringer and Amy Su were chosen as finalists.

Savannah Stringer has been awarded the 1st  Place prize of $300.00 and Malia Morgan placed 2nd with an award of $200.00 in the contest. A recognition luncheon will take place in Jefferson City in May where both 7th graders at Central High School will receive their certificates and awards


CHESS CLUB: attached is the form needed for permission and T-Shirt orders.

GREEN TEAM: We are looking for interested students that are excited about the Outdoors Classroom and want to help out with some work projects. Green Team dates are: March 17-20 and April 7-10. Time: after school until 3:45 on your child's WINGS day. Information and Consent form --- T-Shirt order form

PLEASE NOTE: You can navigate to our specific Programs - WINGS, BRIDGES or SCHOLARS here or by using the navigation buttons to the right. Iformation for this fall's classes is being posted daily.

PARKING LOT REMINDER: Please enter the parking lot from the north on Holland Street. Attach a placard to the rear-view mirror with your child's last name in bold. When you reach the student loading area, please pull all the way forward, and allow a teacher to escort your child to your vehicle. AT NO TIME IS A STUDENT ALLOWED TO CROSS A TRAFFIC AREA WITHOUT AN ESCORT.

ATTENDANCE: Attendance is important. Please try not to schedule outside appointments for your child on his/her WINGS day. We are aware of hectic family and work schedules, but it is important that your child arrive before 8:00 and stays until dismissal at 2:45. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 and can go directly to the library.


ABOUT US - Phelps Center for Gifted Education

Gifted education programs and information on gifted children are the focus of the Phelps Center for Gifted Education located in Springfield, Missouri, home of WINGS, BRIDGES, SPRINGFIELD SCHOLARS PROGRAMS , and your link to gifted education in the Springfield Public Schools. Visit our Gifted Education Information link for a wealth of information on all aspects of educating and parenting gifted children. 

For more than 30 years, the Phelps Center for Gifted Education has provided gifted students a challenging and appropriate educational experience to help ensure their success. Located in the the center of Springfield, the Center serves gifted children from all Springfield Public School attendance areas.

Gifted students often have academic needs that benefit from an accelerated pace of instruction, more complexity in content, and opportunities to explore areas of interest or strength. The curriculum experiences at WINGS, BRIDGES, and SPRINGFIELD SCHOLARS are designed to address these needs and to encourage students to stretch themselves beyond their comfort levels. Additionally, the opportunity to interact with intellectual peers in a school setting is an important part of the experience.

Gifted students are as diverse and unique as any group. Some gifted students adapt very well to school, make friends easily, and are comfortable with themselves. Others may find challenges at every turn. The decision to participate in a gifted program should be based, in large part, on the needs of each individual student. It is not a reward for achievement or good grades, rather an intervention to support student success using a variety of program options.








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