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    September 4: Labor Day--No School

    September 13: Green Team (Wednesday)

    September 14: Green Team (Thursday)

    September 18: Green Team (Monday)

    September 19: Green Team (Tuesday)




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  • Drury University FallScape



    The information in this flyer does not constitute the District’s endorsement of the activity, organization, organization’s mission, organization’s message or any opinion expressed by the organization, its members or persons who attend the activity.


    Click here for the FallScape application.

    This is a one-day event, (9 am-3pm) where PK-6th grade advanced students can experience fun while learning.  Take a look at the website for more detailed information.  The application is attached.  No IQ required and financial-need scholarships are available.  Lunch will be in the Drury cafeteria and is included in the cost.


    Contact Mary Potthoff with any questions.


    Mary Potthoff, Director

    Drury Center for Gifted Education


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Phelps Center for Gifted Education

  • Gifted education programs and information on gifted children are the focus of the Phelps Center for Gifted Education.

    For 43 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 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 experiments 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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  • Phelps Center for Gifted Education

    934 S. Kimbrough Ave.

    Springfield, MO  65806

    Phone:  (417) 523-3300

    Fax:  (417) 523-3395 

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