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UPDATED November 27, 2007  


EARLY RELEASE: Students will be released 2 hours early on Tuesday, December 4, for district staff development. Grades 6-8 at 12:30 and Grades 1-5 at 12:45.

COOKIE DOUGH SALES: Pick-up will be December 7th.

MYSP Students


PAGE MEETINGS: The next PAGE meeting will be Thursday, December 6th, 9 a.m. at Phelps. Everyone is welcome! Future meetings will continue to be on the first Thursday of each month. (Jan. 3rd, Feb. 7th, March 6th, Apr. 3rd, and May 1st)

TRIVIA NIGHT A SUCCESS: Results are in and the first annual "Trivia Night" proved to be a success with over $2000 raised for the construction of an outdoor classroom. More pictures.

trivia participants

Trivia Night participants work to remove the "Vulture" prize.

INTEGRATED OUTDOOR CLASSROOM INITIATIVE: The planned construction of an outdoor classroom at Phelps is well under way. See what the excitement is all about! Outdoor Classroom

WINGS STUDENTS OBSERVE SHUTTLE: WINGS students were able to observe the recent Space Shuttle's return to earth and hear the sonic boom. Below, first grade students help each other spot the fast moving shuttle.


PHELPS CENTER DEPLOYS "CONTINUOUS CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENT" (CCI): The Center is one of the initial group to use CCI in classroom applications.


Students will track their progress from week-to-week using the "Plan-Do-Study-Act" method of classroom assessment. Above, a student adds information to the classroom "Consensogram."

CARPOOL LISTS: If you are interested in creating or joining a carpool with other WINGS families that attend your school, you can email jallison@spsmail.org for list information. Please include your child's name and birthdate in your email.


Welcome to the Phelps Center for Gifted Education located in Springfield, Missouri, and home of WINGS, BRIDGES, MYSP, and your link to gifted education in the Springfield Public Schools. Visit our Gifted Education Links located to the left for a wealth of information on all aspects of educating and parenting gifted children. 

For over 25 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 MYSP 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.


Phelps Center for Gifted Education 934 S. Kimbrough Springfield MO 65806

Phone 417.523.3300 Fax 417.523.3395