Elementary

  • Career Awareness activities are geared towards K-8th grade students and prepare them for WBL experiences. These activities are designed to increase student awareness of personal interests and talents along with the education and training needed to pursue a career goal. Through career awareness activities students gain an initial understanding of work, various industries and different career pathways. These experiences include: Extended Student Experiences, Career Fair/Day, Guest Speakers and Workplace Tours.

  • AgAcademy Experience

    Students from 4 elementary schools across the district spend a day immersed in a comprehensive Ag Academy experience. The goal is to spark their interest in agriculture, and promote the opportunities created by our CHOICE programs.

    WBL Continuum: Career Awareness

    Grade: 2nd Grade

    SPS Sites:

    • Holland
    • Cowden
    • Delaware
    • Rountree
  • Springfield Little Theater

    3rd Grade students from 3 elementary schools participate in an arts integration in which students are immersed in various disciplines/activities related to musical theatre.

    WBL Continuum: Career Awareness

    Grade: 3rd Grade

    SPS Sites:

    • Bingham
    • Jeffries
    • Twain
  • History Museum

    Students from 8 elementary schools across the district, in conjunction with the History Museum on the Square engage in the Meet Missouri educational program which focuses on Springfield and Greene County’s famous Missourians. This program aligns with 3rd grade social studies standards. 

    WBL Continuum: Career Awareness

    Grade: 3rd Grade

    SPS Sites:

    • Boyd
    • Delaware
    • Field
    • McGregor
    • Rountree
    • Sunshine
    • Weaver
    • Weller
  • Camp Wakonda

    Students from 16 elementary sites across the district visit Camp Wakonda twice to participate in co-curricular, hands-on learning that aligns with 4th grade social studies and sciences standards. 

    WBL Continuum: Career Awareness

    Grade: 4th Grade

    SPS Sites:

    • Bingham
    • Bissett
    • Boyd
    • Bowerman
    • Cowden
    • Fremont
    • Holland
    • McGregor
    • Sunshine
    • Twain
    • Watkins
    • Weaver
    • Weller
    • Westport
    • Williams
    • York
  • STEAM Experience

    Students from the 5 elementary schools that feed into Jarrett Middle School participate in a project-based experience in which they will engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) elements.

    WBL Continuum: Career Awareness

    Grade: 5th Grade

    SPS Sites:

    • Delaware
    • Holland
    • Rountree
    • Twain
    • Sunshine