Gifted And Talented

Plainwell Community Schools offers gifted and talented students challenging educational opportunities through its Visions program. The program consists of identifying students with extraordinary ability;  offering challenging classes and events for gifted and talented students; and information/meetings for parents of gifted and talents students.

 

2018-2019 Visions Classes
 
4th grade -- Tuesdays:
10-9-18 through 12-11-18 and 1-15-19 through 3-19-19
"Shark Attack" -- meets in the Starr Science Lab.  Students learn myths and facts about sharks, present researach reports on many shark species, and observe a dissection of a preserved Spiny Dogfish Shark.
"Brainstormers" -- meets in the Starr Art Room.  Students work in teams to build various projects.
 
5th grade -- Thursdays:
10-4-18 through 12-13-18 ( no class on 11-22-18) and 1-17-19 through 3-21-19
"C.S.I. Plainwell" -- meets in the Starr Science Lab.  Students learn about forensics and work in teams to investigate a crime.
"Energy Matters" -- meets in the Starr Art Room.  Students learn the engineering design process, as they design and build a working wind turbine.
 

Please note:

  1. If school is canceled due to weather or any other emergency situation, Visions classes are also cancelled.
  2. Two hour delays — If school is delayed due to weather or any other emergency situation, Visions classes are also delayed for two hours and will start at 9:30 a.m.
  3. Half days — Visions classes will be held on school half days.

                                                                                                         

Visions Program Staff

  • Laurie Lanphear, Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator
  • Char Madison, Middle School Liaison
  • PHS Counseling Office, High School Information

Useful Links

For information regarding Midwest Academic Talent Search and ATYP, contact Dr. Kelly Schultz at Western Michigan University, Lee Honors College, 387-3230.  See the link below for MATS through the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University.  The link to ATYP  gives information and registration forms for challenging summer programs available for students entering grades 6 through grades 9, as well as information about ATYP.