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; differentiated instruction in classrooms; and information/meetings for parents of gifted and talents students.
We invite you to call Kim Cramer at the Visions Office located in Starr Elementary at 269.685.5835 or by e-mail at gro.sloohcsllewnialp@remarck for more information.
2016 – 2017 Visions Program Classes
3rd Grade — Tuesdays:
10-11-16 through 12-13-16 — “Rock On!”
1-10-17 through 3-14-17 — “Write Away!”
4th Grade — Wednesdays:
10-5-16 through 12-14-16 — “Brainstormers” (No class on 11-23-16)
1-11-17 through 3-15-17 — “Shark Attack”
5th Grade — Mondays:
10-10-16 through 12-12-16 — “Turbine by Design”
1-9-17 through 3-20-17 — “CSI Plainwell” (No class on 3-13-17)
- If school is canceled due to weather or any other emergency situation, Visions classes are also cancelled.
- 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.
- No Visions classes are held on school half days.
3rd Grade – Tuesdays — Earth science classes “Rock On!” — October through December. Creative writing classes “Write Away” — January through March.
4th Grade – Wednesdays — Science classes “Shark Attack” — September through December. Creative problem-solving classes “Brainstormers” — January through March.
All classes meet from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in Starr Elementary’s Science Lab.
PLEASE NOTE: No Visions classes will be held on school half days or if school is canceled due to the weather. If we have a 2 hour delay due to weather issues, Visions classes will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m.
No classes will be held during the week of January 2 through 6, 2017.
Visions Program Staff
- Laurie Lanphear, Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator
- Kim Cramer, Visions Program Aide
- Char Madison, Middle School Liaison
- PHS Counseling Office, High School Information
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.
A parent meeting will be held in the Middle School library on Monday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Schultz will present information regard Midwest Academic Talent Search and the ATYP Program.
- Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education
- If you would like to be added to the e-mail list for the Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education, please send an e-mail to: gro.dlihcdetfigim@ecnailla
- Midwest Academic Talent Search
- WMU Honors College ATYP Program
- Partners in Learning of Southwest Michigan – a parent advocacy group for gifted and talented children
- Destination Imagination: Global, Regional, Corporate
- Michigan State University – Spartan Youth Programs – Summer and school year programs, opportunities to earn college credit, residential experiences on the MSU campus, financial assistance, study abroad possibilities
- Michigan State University – Office of Gifted and Talented Education