Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Cookie Dough Sales Due
Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 5, & 6: Chess Club
Dec. 13: Monday & Tuesday WINGS Showcase 4:30-6:00
Dec. 15: Wednesday & Thursday WINGS Showcase 4:30-6:00
Dec. 20: New Student Orientation 5:00-600
Dec. 20-21: Cookie Dough Pickup!
Dec. 23- Jan. 3: Winter Break- No School
WINGS New Student Enrollment Spring 2023
If your student qualified for gifted services and would like to enroll in WINGS starting January 2023, you must fill out the 22-23 Enrollment Google Form by December 20, 2022. New Student Orientation will be held December 20 from 5:00-6:00 at the Phelps Center for Gifted Education.
This enrollment form is only for students who recently qualified for the WINGS program, not for currently enrolled students or those who have not yet been referred. If you would like to have your student evaluated for gifted services, please follow the referral instructions on the bottom left corner of the sps.org/phelps home page.
If you have any questions, please call the Phelps office at 417-523-3300.
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 .