Plainville Community Schools, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville CT 06062, (860)793-3200

District News

PHS Welcomes Duke!
"The field of animal therapy has progressively expanded and gained popularity as a new healing modality, and Plainville High School is one of many schools, country-wide, that has taken advantage..."

Recent Articles:
10/21/16: PHS Welcomes Duke!
10/04/16: Faculty Member Named Elementary Physcial Education Teacher Of The Year
09/27/16: BOE Member Becky Tyrrell Earns Master Board Of Education Member Designation From CABE
09/14/16: Plainville Community Schools Homeschooling
09/02/16: Chris Farrell Named Athletic Director For Plainville Community Schools

District Spotlight
Pumpkin Time!

Students in the PHS Culinary Arts program recently carved and prepped pumpkins for the Plainville Pumpkin Festival. The PHS pumpkins will be donated to children attending the Pumpkin Festival event!

PHS Homecoming Festivities!

Plainville High School celebrated Homecoming during the first weekend in October with several activities including Float Parade featuring the following float themes: Halloween—Freshmen, Wizard of Oz—Sophomores, Pirates of the Caribbean—Juniors (winners of the float contest), and Disney Princesses—Seniors, varsity football game against Northwest Catholic, and the Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming Court featured fourth runners-up: Kaitlyn Butler and Will Anderson, third runners-up: Melissa Lux and Jonathan Olson, second runners-up: Jessica Masco and Cory Carlone, first runners-up: Erin Brochu and Dwight Burns, and Homecoming Queen and King: Kiya Broughton and Grant Sarra.

Grant Funds "Blue Bots" to Extend Learning

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett and Elementary Math Resource Teacher Alicia Atterrato accepted a grant from Cristin Buckley of the Ben Was Here Foundation at the September 12th Board of Education meeting. Atterrato received the grant to obtain "Blue Bots" - which will be introduced to students and teachers in all three Plainville elementary schools to use as a small group math center and in other coding and STEM related learning and activities.

Welcome Back Mentors!

Plainville Community Schools recently welcomed volunteer mentors back for the 2016-17 school year. The group gathered for breakfast and training, hosted by Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Bradley.

First Day of School!

Administrators, faculty and staff welcomed students back to school on September 1st!

Convocation 2016!

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett welcomed faculty and staff back for the 2016-17 school year at the annual Convocation program held on August 29th. The program featured an overview of the district's focus by Dr. Brummett, introduction of the current Teacher of the Year, Maria Colangelo, recognition of faculty and staff for years of service, introduction of new faculty and administration, and a musical finale performed by the district's music teachers!

Strategic Planning Kick Off!

On August 24th the district's Strategic Planning Committee Kick Off meeting was held at Plainville High School, led by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett. School district stakeholders came together to begin the process of updating the school district's strategic plan.

Welcome To Plainville Community Schools!

Plainville Community Schools recently welcomed new faculty and staff members during an orientation to familiarize the group with the Plainville school district.

Retirees Honored

At their June 14th meeting, the Plainville Board of Education recognized the following individuals who will retire this year for their many years of service to Plainville Community Schools:
Frank Bogdan - Plainville High School
Mary Brzozowy - Middle School of Plainville
Denise Feltz - Plainville High School
Joyce Goldberg - Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
Carol Howe - Linden Street School
Nancy Lewis - Plainville High School
Debbie Mosebach - Plainville High School
Diane Rich - Plainville High School
Deborah Seibert - Plainville High School
Dr. Linda Van Wagenen - Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Rosemary Venditto - Linden Street School
Anne Walsh - Supervisor of Special Education

In photo: Plainville Community Schools' retirees with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, at the June 14th Plainville Board of Education meeting. (Missing from photo: Mary Brzozowy, Denise Feltz, Carol Howe and Diane Rich.)

Plainville Community Schools Announces Teacher of the Year

Plainville Community Schools has named Plainville High School Foreign Language teacher Maria Fazio Colangelo as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Colangelo has been an educator for 37 years, having served 25 years at Plainville High School. She was honored at the June 14th Plainville Board of Education meeting.

From Left: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Teacher of the Year Maria Fazio Colangelo, and Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, at the June 14th Board of Education meeting where Maria was recognized as Teacher of the Year.

Go Baby Go!

Students from Plainville High School, the Middle School of Plainville and Central Connecticut State University recently came together for the "Go Baby Go" workshop. The students worked for two days to adapt toy cars for local special needs children. The children were fitted for the cars during the workshop in the STEM Lab at the high school.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Turf Field Project

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on May 26th for the Plainville High School Turf Field Project. State and local officials, school district administration and staff, and several student athletes and families were on hand for the event. Speakers included Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett, Former Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Turf Committee Chair Philip Cox, Plainville Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese, Student athletes Grant Sarra and Lauren Tanner, and State Representative Elizabeth Boukus. The Turf Field Project was made possible by a generous donation from the Tinty Foundation and a grant from the Connecticut Bond Commission.

Wheeler’s Superhero Day & Eco-Fair Support Earth Week!

Fifth graders at Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School shared their research on how humans impact the environment through presentations and posters that they prepared and displayed during the fifth grade Eco-Fair held on May 4th. In conjunction with the Eco-Fair, Wheeler students celebrated Superhero Day, demonstrating how everyone can be a superhero for the planet. The students were able to dress as superheros for a donation of $1.00. All monies raised will be donated to a charity that will help lessen human impact on the environment. In addition, throughout the day, Wheeler’s Student Council members were on hand to read a book or lead an activity related to Earth Week!

PHS Interact Club Hosts 4th Annual Senior Citizen Prom!

The Plainville High School Interact Club hosted the 4th Annual Senior Citizen Prom on April 28th in the Plainville High School Cafeteria. This year’s prom theme was “Casino Night” and featured a full course meal, DJ, live band, raffle prizes, a photo booth, and various superlatives were awarded to those in attendance.

Click here to see photos from the PHS 4th Annual Senior Citizen Prom

Superintendent's Update and Informational Showcase

Plainville Community Schools hosted the Superintendent's Update and Informational Showcase on April 20th. Parents and members of the public were invited to visit the showcase event at Plainville High School which featured a 2016-17 budget update from Superintendent Dr. Maureen Brummett and a number of individual booths with district faculty and staff members highlighting a variety of programs and initiatives including Strategic Planning, Building Projects, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Maker Spaces, Reading Units of Study, Wellness, Unified Sports, and more.

Dr. Henry Lee Visits Plainville High School

World renowned forensics expert Dr. Henry Lee visited Plainville High School on April 19th where he addressed students from Plainville and surrounding communities together with honored guests including Dr. William Petit and members of the Petit Family Foundation, State Representative Betty Boukus, and members of the Plainville Board Education. Lee spoke to students about his life, career path, and several of the cases that he has worked on during his career.

Dr. Maureen Brummett Named Superintendent For Plainville Community Schools

Dr. Maureen Brummett, currently assistant superintendent for the Plainville school system, has been named superintendent for Plainville Community Schools. Brummett will replace Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, who has accepted a position as executive director for Education Connection in Litchfield, Connecticut. Dr. Brummett was named the candidate of choice at the March 14th Board of Education meeting; she will begin as superintendent in Plainville on April 16th.

In Photo: Dr. Maureen Brummett with members of the Plainville Board of Education at the March 14th Board of Education meeting where she was named superintendent for Plainville Community Schools.

Read Across America!

Students and staff across the Plainville school district celebrated Read Across America, a national reading and motivational awareness program that commemorates Dr. Seuss' (Theodore Suess Geisel) birthday on March 2nd!

Click here to see photos from Read Across America in Plainville Community Schools

District Energy Conservation Program Achieves Savings Milestone & ENERGY STAR Certification

Plainville Community Schools was recognized at the February 8th Board of Education meeting for achieving over $1,066,000 in cost savings in 3.5 years and having all five district school buildings earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification. To earn ENERGY STAR Certification, buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country. Cenergistic Vice President Paul Hamman presented the Energy Excellence Award and an Energy Star recognition plaque to Plainville Community Schools at the February 8 Plainville Board of Education meeting.

From Left: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Cenergistic Vice President Paul Hamman, Plainville Community Schools Energy Specialist Lynn Davis, Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Plainville Community Schools Maintainer Mike Dixon and  Plainville Community Schools Director of Facilities Steve Busel

PHS Hosts Tony Collins for Mentoring Program Assembly

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, Plainville High School hosted a student assembly on January 29th for the +KIK (Positive Kids Influencing Kids)and Devil's Advocate Peer Mentoring Program. Tony Collins, a retired NFL Patriots player, was the guest motivational speaker. He spoke to the peer mentoring groups and student body about making right choices in life and what mentoring and being a leader means to fellow peers. This event was made possible by a grant from the Governor's Prevention Partnership and the Connecticut Mentoring Fund.

VFW Supports Reading Partners Program

The local VFW Madeley-Roberts Post No. 574 sponsored the Plainville Community Schools Reading Partners program at Louis Toffolon Elementary School, Linden Street School, and Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, with a financial donation for books. This is the fifth year that the local post has sponsored the program providing funding for holiday books for each Reading Partners program student participant at all three schools. Steven Wowk, service officer and senior vice commander of the VFW coordinated the support.

Hour of Code

During the month of December, and in conjunction with National Computer Science Week, held December 7-13, all Plainville students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the "Hour of Code" program where they began to “code” – learning how to create text to operate computer functions. The game style format provided increased levels of complexity as the students honed computer programming skills, using grit, perseverance and collaboration with peers. The Hour of Code is part of, a non profit organization focused on bringing computer science to schools around the world. The Hour of Code program in the Plainville elementary schools was coordinated by Elementary Math Resource Teacher, Alicia Atterrato and Math Science Instructional Leader, Phil Sanders

Career Day at PHS!

Plainville High School recently hosted the 4th annual Career Day program for students. More than 40 speakers participated in the program including representatives from a variety of career fields such as engineering, graphic design, culinary, computer programming and more. Many of the speakers were also alumni of Plainville Community Schools. The program was coordinated by Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett and the high school's Student Success Planning Committee.

Top left to right: Norma Hollender-Celico, Laboratory Manager and Safety Coordinator, Forensic Science Laboratory at the University of New Haven, and Coral Hall, Communication and Marketing Strategies Manager, MassMutual.
Bottom left to right: Edward Garrity, Lead Graphic Designer, Spiked Seltzer, and Katrina Skroupa, Pharmacist, Omnicare

Veterans Day 2015

Programs and activities were held throughout Plainville Community Schools on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.

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Plainville High School Hosts College Fair

Plainville High School hosted a college fair for students on October 23 featuring more than 100 colleges and universities represented, as well as several branches of the military and a number representatives from local foundations who spoke to students about scholarship opportunities.

Congresswoman Esty Visits High School STEM Program

United States Representative Elizabeth Esty recently visited Plainville High School's STEM program. As part of the visit, she toured the school's STEM and Communication Labs, and spoke to students about the many career opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math. Esty was accompanied by local and state officials including State Representative Elizabeth Boukus, State Senator Henri Martin, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Plainville High School Principal Steven LePage, Plainville Town Manager Robert Lee, Plainville Board of Education members Andrea Saunders, Deb Hardy, Barbara Willard and Foster White, and Plainville Town Council Chair, Kathy Pugliese.

Plainville Students Honored at 28th Annual Superintendent's Award Presentation

Twelve students were honored at the 28th annual Superintendent's Award presentation held at J. Timothy's Restaurant on October 23. The award is presented to students each year during American Education Week.Criteria for recognition of excellence include community service and service to others, academic prowess relative to ability, leadership service to the school community and other unique qualities.

In photo: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching with Plainville students honored during the 28th annual Superintendent's Award presentation.

PHS Football Team Supports Reading at Linden!

Plainville High School Varsity Football Coach, Chris Farrell, together with Linden Street School Literacy Resource Teachers Melissa Tynik and Tahlya Granja, came together to design a new and exciting reading experience for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Linden. Each Friday afternoon, the high school’s varsity football players visit Linden “in uniform” to read with Linden students. In sharing their love for reading, they highlight the power of perseverance, teamwork, grit, and stamina.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Plainville High School Turf Project

Plainville Community Schools held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Plainville High School Turf Field Project on September 17th. Members of the Plainville Board of Education together with local and state officials, members of the Turf Field Project Committee, school district administration, coaches, student athletes, and guests gathered for the celebration, marking the start of the turf project at the high school.

First Day of School!

Students in Plainville returned to school on August 31st. Faculty, staff and administrators  greeted students at each Plainville school as they arrived for the first day of the 2015-16 school year.

Upcoming Performances

MSP Fall Band Concert
Monday, November 21, 7:00PM

PHS Winter Concert
Wednesday, December 21, 7:30PM

Please click here for the entire 2016 Performance Schedule

District Announcements
InfoSnap for 2016-2017 New Students Please Register Here

InfoSnap For Current Students
Please Register Here

Plainville Pre-K Program

Plainville Schools' Preschool Program is enrolling soon for the 2017 school year! Please see the flyer below for more information.

Plainville Coalition Sponsors Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign

The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is joining cities and towns around the country by sponsoring a campaign to prevent underage drinking. This effort highlights the fact that it is illegal to allow consumption of alcohol by anyone under age 21, even in private homes. As part of the campaign the Coalition will be displaying lawn signs and other materials around town.

Please click here to listen to the public service announcement from the Coalition regarding this subject.

Turf Field Project

Click below for updated information about the turf field project at Plainville High School

Budget Development 2016-17

Plainville Board of Education Strategic Goals: Monitoring Our Progress
Please Click Here for more info

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget Info
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District Calendars

2016-2017 PHS Calendar

2016-2017 District Calendar
And Explanation Page

2017-2018 District Calendar

School Schedule Information

Regular School Day Schedule
Elementary Schools: 8:50AM- 3:30PM

Middle School of Plainville: 8:00AM-2:45PM
Plainville High School: 7:30AM-2:10PM

Minimum School Day Schedule
Elementary Schools: 8:50AM-1:30PM

Middle School of Plainville:8:00AM-12:45PM
Plainville High School: 7:30AM-12:10PM

School Contact Information

Linden Street Elementary School
69 Linden Street

Louis Toffolon Elementary School
145 Northwest Drive
Phone: 860-793-3280

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
15 Cleveland Memorial Drive

Middle School of Plainville
150 Northwest Drive

Plainville High School
47 Robert Holcomb Way
Phone: 860-793-3220

Important Upcoming Dates

October 10 Columbus Day
November 8 Professional Development Day
November 24-25 Thanksgiving Recess
December 26-30 Holiday Recess

Long Range Plan/Building Projects
Community Letter

Please click here to view the
Community Letter
for Summer 2016

Adult and Continuing Education

New! Adult Education Fall Programs!

NEW! Fall 2016 Health Care Training Schedules!

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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Plainville Community Schools may delay opening school 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 2 hours. The School Messenger automated messaging system is utilized to directly contact parents who have selected this option, in the event of weather-related closings or delays. In addition, area radio and television stations will broadcast appropriate announcements. These announcements will also be accessible on the Internet at Connecticut Weather Center’s

For more information, please refer to the School Cancellations and Delays page.

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