Welcome to the Plainville Community Schools Newsroom, where you will find current and archived news and information about our school district. 
Receiving Donation for PHS Math Department
Donations Made for PHS iPads
09/18/2020
Plainville Community Fund and the Petit Family Foundation donates to the Plainville High School Math Department to purchase two iPad and Apple Pencil sets
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District Students to Receive Breakfast and Lunch at No Charge Through December
09/16/2020
All Plainville Community Schools students will now receive breakfast and lunch at no cost each school day through the end of December, according to district Food Services Director, Ashley Onion.
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New Linden Principal, Jeff Wallowitz
Jeff Wallowitz Named Principal of Linden Street School
07/06/2020
Jeff Wallowitz, formerly an elementary school principal in the West Hartford, Connecticut school system, has been named principal of Linden Street School, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.
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Plainville Board of Education Completes Annual Superintendent Evaluation
06/24/2020
In June the Plainville Board of Education met to conduct the annual evaluation of Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage. During his first year as Superintendent, Mr. Lepage met with exceptional challenges. His steady leadership provided the Plainville community with the stability and confidence to endure the unprecedented closure of schools as well as several other events that were a struggle for our families and students.
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Christina Kiley Wins Thomas Dicorleto Memorial Award
06/11/2020
Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA/LBA) and Instructional Leader for PreK - 5 Special Education, Christina Kiley, has been named recipient of the Thomas DiCorleto Memorial Outstanding Service Award, from the Farmington Valley Special Education Directors Association.
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Drawing Sunflowers
06/10/2020
Students in Joan Corey's second grade class at Linden Street School recently learned about sunflowers during a Google Class Meeting.
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School District Names Dominic Talotta Teacher of the Year
06/10/2020
Plainville Community Schools has named Plainville Community Schools Band Director Dominic Talotta as the 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Talotta was nominated by district colleague Michael Boncimino.
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Linden Fourth Grade Class Receives Flag & Certificate
06/03/2020
In the months of November and early December, Ashley Seymour’s fourth grade class at Linden Street School decided to create Christmas/holiday and thank you cards for a classmate’s parent and fellow troop members who serve overseas.
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MSP Students Pay It Forward
05/28/2020
MSP Students Pay It Forward with the “You Rock” Initiative Students and staff at the Middle School of Plainville MSP recently spread cheer and a positive “You Rock” message to others.
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MSP Art Club's "Chalk Your Walk"
05/27/2020
With chalk in hand, Middle School of Plainville students took to the streets! The MSP Art club recently sponsored the “Chalk Your Walk” contest for Middle school students and their families.
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Directed Drawing Lessons!
05/27/2020
Students in Joan Corey’s second grade class at Linden Street School recently completed several Directed Drawing lessons during Google Classroom meetings as part of distance learning in Plainville.
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District Awards Innovation In Education Foundation Grant
05/19/2020
Plainville Community Schools awarded an “Innovation in Education Foundation” grant to Linden Street School Speech Pathologist Amy Dalena, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.
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MSP First Responders Fan Club!
05/19/2020
The Middle School of Plainville’s First Responders Fan Club, led by advisor and faculty member Christina Corvello, recently sponsored several support projects for first responders.
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PFRN In Action During Distance Learning
05/19/2020
The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) is continuing classes virtually through distance learning.
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Soaring Eagles Nest Project
05/15/2020
The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) is continuing the SOARing (Social Opportunities for Achieving Readiness) Eagles class for 3 year olds, Thursday mornings at 10:30am via Google meets.
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PFRN "Drive by Pick--Up" a Success
05/14/2020
The Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) “drive by pick-up” (and a few walkers) at Linden Street School on May 5th was a success with 26 families and 38 children participating.
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PHS "Adopt a Senior 2020" Program Seeks Community Support
05/13/2020
While end of year activities and plans for the Plainville High School Class of 2020 graduation on June 12th are underway, a unique program has been developed by school and district administration, together with the high school’s Parent Advisory Council, as a tribute to the graduating senior class. The “Adopt a Senior 2020” initiative was created as a way to enhance this year’s non-traditional senior year events and graduation day festivities, in light of the current pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings.
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Preschool Registration Info
05/11/2020
Plainville Community Schools still has openings for the district’s preschool program for the Fall, 2020.
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District Launches Virtual Everyday Hero Recognition Program For Staff During Distance Learning
05/01/2020
As Plainville Community Schools continue with remote teaching and learning in place since March 16th, a new staff recognition program has been created to highlight the exceptional efforts of staff members across the school district.
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Trumpf, Inc. Donates Face Shields to Plainville Community Schools
05/01/2020
Trumpf, Inc. recently designed and produced custom face shields. The company donated a number of face shields for the Plainville Community Schools Food Service and Facilities Department staff.
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Students Explore Through Library Choice Boards
05/01/2020
Plainville Community Schools’ elementary students, kindergarten through fifth grade, are participating in Library Choice Boards each week as a part of distance learning.
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Kindness Rocks
Kindness Rocks!
04/16/2020
In the spirit of Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School's Kindness Campaign, School Recess Monitor Staci Monzillo is spreading kindness during school vacation week by dropping beautifully decorated “kindness rocks” randomly throughout five neighborhoods in Plainville.
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Custodial Manager Scott Martin and Plainville High School Custodian Marty Brennan load Domino's pizzas donated for Facilities Department and Food Service Department employees.
Domino's Donates Pizzas to Facilities and Food Service Staff
04/13/2020
Plainville Domino's Pizza owner Shovon Issa recently donated pizzas to every Plainville Community School' Facilities Department and Food Service Department employee to support them and their hard work in the school district during the district's shutdown.
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"Space in the Community" Program Held at Middle School of Plainville
03/24/2020
On March 13th, retired NASA Astronaut Corps member Duane “Digger” Carey, together with educators from the Space Foundation and representatives from the Petit Family Foundation, visited the Middle School of Plainville to share the “Space in the Community” program.
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Plainville Board of Education Receives CABE Communications Awards
03/13/2020
The Plainville Board of Education received four first place Connecticut Association of Boards of Education ( CABE) Bonnie B. Carney Communications Awards of Excellence at the March 9th Plainville Board of Education Meeting.
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Mentor Fun Night!
03/12/2020
Plainville Community Schools volunteer Mentors and student Mentees recently enjoyed a "Magical Evening with Cyril the Sorcerer" to celebrate their annual Mentor Fun Night.
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Conn Men Acapella Group at MSP
Acapella Group Visits MSP
03/11/2020
On March 6, 2020 the University of Connecticut's premier acapella group "Conn Men" visited the Middle School of Plainville to present a concert to the student body.
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Plainville Community Schools Kindergarten Registration Information
03/10/2020
Children who will be five (5) years old on or before January 1, 2021 are eligible for kindergarten (full day program) in September, 2020.
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Read Across America 2020!
03/09/2020
Students, staff and visitors celebrated Read Across America during the first week of March.
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Commissioner of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona addresses attendees at the Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Institute held at Plainville High School on February 27th.
PCS Hosts Teacher Leader Fellowship Program Institute
03/06/2020
On February 27th members of the Central Connecticut State University’s Teacher Leader Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Betty Sternberg, gathered at Plainville High School for a meeting and several break out sessions.
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District Preschool Registration Information for the 2020-2021 School Year
02/28/2020
The Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program will begin accepting registrations on Monday, March 16, 2020.
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Annual Unified Basketball Game a Good Time for All!
02/25/2020
The Plainville Community Schools 4th Annual Unified Basketball Team versus Administrators, Board Of Education Members, Faculty, and Parents game was held on February 20th at Plainville High School.
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PHS Students Receive Art Awards
02/24/2020
Plainville High School art students Alexia Sirois and Abigail Feyerabend were recently recognized with Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards.
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MSP Continues Reading and Math Challenge
02/13/2020
Middle School of Plainville students continue to support the Superintendent’s Reading and Math Challenge
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Wheeler School to Host Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
02/11/2020
An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for the newly renovated Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.
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Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund Grants Support Numerous District Initiatives
01/30/2020
A variety of school district programs and initiatives are underway this year thanks to grants received from the local Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund.
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Inspirational Athlete Chris Waddell, Visits Plainville Community Schools
01/08/2020
Inspirational Athlete Chris Waddell, founder of the One Revolution Foundation, recently visited Plainville Community Schools to share his heroic life story with students.
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Cornerstone Counseling Center to offer School-Based Behavioral Health Services
01/08/2020
Cornerstone Counseling Center and Plainville Community Schools have partnered to offer School-Based Behavioral Health Services for both students and families in the Plainville community.
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PCS to Kick Off Superintendent's Reading and Math Challenge in 2020!
01/03/2020
In an effort to increase and reinforce the importance of reading and math practice, Plainville Community Schools will kick off the Superintendent’s 2020 Reading and Math Challenge at the start of the 2020 calendar year.
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Wheeler Principal Presented Flag From US Capitol Building
12/31/2019
At the Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School Holiday Sing A Long event, Wheeler School Principal Andrew Batchelder was presented a United States flag that was flown over the United States Capitol building on the first day of school.
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Superintendent Assists Elementary Students Building Gingerbread Houses
12/27/2019
Superintendent of Schools Steven LePage visited elementary schools to assist with gingerbread house building!
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PHS Students Honored with "Students Rock Award"
12/27/2019
Plainville High School students Kaylie Hall and Luis Arango have been named recipients of the first semester “Students Rock Award” recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School.
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MSP Robotics Program Secures Grant to Host VEX IQ State Championships
12/11/2019
Middle School of Plainville faculty member and robotics coach, Camille Westfall, is the recipient of a $5,000 grant to host the VEX IQ robotics Connecticut State Championship event at the Middle School of Plainville for the next three years.
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PHS Hosts Go Baby Go!
12/10/2019
Plainville High School once again hosted the "Go Baby Go" event December 6th & 7th, during which toy ride-on cars for children with special needs were modified, refurbished, and presented to local families.
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In photo: Plainville Board of Education members Crystal St. Lawrence, Foster White, Becky Tyrrell, Connecticut Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Miguel Cardona, Superintendent of Schools Steven LePage and Board of Education member Deborah Hardy.
Board / School District Recognized For Excellence in Leadership and Communication
11/27/2019
The Plainville school district has been recognized with several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.
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Plainville Town Clerk Carol Skultety swears in newly elected and re-elected Plainville Board of Education members: Brent Davenport, Laurie Peterson, Deb Hardy, Rebecca Martinez, Crystal St. Lawrence, and Foster White.
New Board of Education Members Sworn In
11/13/2019
Newly elected and re-elected Plainville Board of Education members were sworn in prior to the November 11th Board meeting. The ceremony was conducted by Plainville Town Clerk, Carol Skultety.
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Veterans Day Celebrated in Plainville Schools
11/12/2019
Plainville Community Schools honored Veterans in a variety of Veterans Day programs throughout the school district. Click "read more" to view photographs of the day's events.
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Plainville Students Honored at 32nd Annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation
11/05/2019
Fourteen Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 32nd annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation held on November 1st, during a luncheon at J. Timothy’s Restaurant.
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BOE Member Foster White Recognized By The Connecticut Association Of Boards Of Education
10/22/2019
Plainville Board of Education member Foster White has earned the CABE (Connecticut Association of Boards of Education) “Certified Board of Education Member” designation, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage.
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Pulsera Project at PHS
10/21/2019
The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit organization that connects artists from Nicaragua and Guatemala with students throughout the United States, through the sale of colorful, hand woven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish.
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Plainville High School Offers American Sign Language Course
09/30/2019
Students at Plainville High School have an additional elective course available this year, as an “American Sign Language 1” class has been added to the high school’s course selection options. Taught by Plainville resident and educator Rachel Posner, the course has been popular with high school students thus far.
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PHS Welcomes Willow!
09/18/2019
The field of animal therapy continues to expand and gain popularity as a healing modality, and Plainville High School is one of many schools, country-wide, that integrates a therapy dog within the high school building. In May, Plainville High School said goodbye to Duke, the school’s second therapy dog, who accompanied Physical Education and Health Teacher, Sarah Centore, in several classes over the past three years.
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New Plainville Adult Education Fall Classes
08/28/2019
Check out the new Plainville Adult and Continuing Education Fall 2019 Program Guide, featuring a Security Officer License Training course with Certification, eCourses for professional development, and new enrichment classes for adults!
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David Levenduski Named Assistant Superintendent For Plainville Community Schools
08/23/2019
David Levenduski, currently Supervisor of Instruction and Learning for the Meriden, Connecticut school system, has been named Assistant Superintendent for Plainville Community Schools. Levenduski will replace Steven LePage, who was recently named Superintendent of the Plainville school district.
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District Implements Student Guardian Safety System for School Busses
08/12/2019
School busses in Plainville this fall will feature an enhanced safety measure, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage. The DATTCO busses servicing Plainville schools will now feature the Student Guardian automated stop arm enforcement system.
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New Guidelines Available for Free and Reduced Lunch Eligibility
08/05/2019
Plainville Community Schools announced today its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
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Reading and Math Power Program at Linden School
07/11/2019
Plainville students in the RAMP (Reading and Math Power) Program held at Linden Street School this July, recently enjoyed a visit from new Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage. Approximately 45 students in kindergarten through grade 3 are participating in the summer learning program.
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Elementary School Students Participate in Summer Robotics And Engineering Camp
07/03/2019
Thanks to a grant from the Jamie Garfield ’00 Grant Program through the Kingswood Oxford School, and the work of Kingswood Oxford student Ella Schwartz, a no-cost Robotics and Engineering Camp was offered to 20 elementary age Plainville students in June. The day camp, which ran from June 24-28 at the Middle School of Plainville provided the venue and opportunity for participants to work on engineering challenges and build robots to learn about communication and cooperation.
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Local Groups Organize Back to School “Backpack Program” for Those in Need
07/01/2019
Former Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Assistant Town Manager Shirley Osle, and Plainville Community Food Pantry Executive Director Susie Woerz, together with the United Way of West Central Connecticut and the Plainville Rotary Club, have organized a back to school "Backpack Program" for Plainville Community School District students in need, for the 2019-20 school year.
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Plainville Community Schools' retirees with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett and Plainville Board of Education Chair Deborah Hardy, at the June 10th Plainville Board of Education meeting. (Missing from photo: Christine Swiatek, Marcia Prokop, and Jodi Carlson.)
PCS Retirees Honored
06/19/2019
At their June 10th 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...
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In photo: Plainville Board of Education Chair Deb Hardy, Marilyn Speranza, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
Marilyn Speranza Named Teacher of the Year!
06/14/2019
Plainville Community Schools has named Linden Street School music teacher Marilyn Speranza the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Speranza was nominated by Linden colleague Michael Boncimino.
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District Hosts Volunteer Recognition Program
06/13/2019
Plainville Community Schools’ annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner and Awards Program was held on May 22nd, at Plainville High School
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Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence receiving an award
Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence Named 2019 Governor’s Scholar
06/06/2019
Plainville High School Junior Christopher St. Lawrence was selected as one of 22 of Connecticut’s top juniors designated as Governor’s Scholars.
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Live Performance by PCS Elementary Students
05/22/2019
On Sunday, May 19th, 35 students from all three Plainville elementary schools performed the National Anthem at the NCAA Lacrosse Quarterfinal Tournament held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
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PHS Students Honored with "Students Rock" Award
05/20/2019
Plainville High School students JoAnna Salmon and Michael Torres have been named recipients of the second semester “Students Rock Award” recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School.
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Steven LePage Named Superintendent for Plainville Community Schools
05/16/2019
Steven LePage, currently assistant superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, has been named superintendent, effective July 1st. LePage will replace Dr. Maureen Brummett, who was recently named superintendent of the Newington, Connecticut school system, where she will begin on July 1st.
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7th Annual Senior Citizen Prom Held at PHS
05/02/2019
The Plainville High School's Interact Club (the youth branch of the local Rotary Club in Plainville) recently hosted the 7th annual Senior Citizen Prom in the school's cafeteria.
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In photo: Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett and Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence Director Dr. Marc Brackett.
Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence Director Addresses District Staff
05/01/2019
Marc Brackett, Ph.D., the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor at the Yale School of Medicine at Yale University visited the Middle School of Plainville on April 24th, to provide an interactive presentation to district faculty members and administrators about his systemic, evidence based approach to social and emotional learning program known as “RULER.” RULER stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions.
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Plainville Community Schools to Host Superintendent’s Update And Informational Showcase
04/15/2019
Plainville Community Schools will host a “Superintendent’s Update and Informational Showcase” on Monday, April 29, 2019. The program will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the Plainville High School’s cafeterias, 47 Robert Holcomb Way.
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In photo: Big Y Assistant Service Manager Spencer Deegan and Employee Services Representative Lynn Negaro with the Big Y Tissues for Teachers donation.
"Tissues for Teachers" Drive
04/09/2019
Big Y of Plainville recently held a "Tissues for Teachers" drive, collecting over 200 boxes of tissues donated in the Big Y store by customers to supplement supplies for Plainville schools.
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Annual Mentor Fun Night held at PHS
04/01/2019
The Plainville Community Schools volunteer mentors and their student mentees enjoyed the annual "Mentor Fun Night" event with a "LegOlympics" themed program held at Plainville High School on March 18th.
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Middle School of Plainville  Robotics Program  Coach and Middle School of Plainville faculty member, Camille Westfall speaks during the opening ceremonies of the VEX IQ Robotics State Championship held at the Middle School of Plainville on March 9th.
MSP Robotics Teams Excel At State Championship
03/29/2019
The VEX IQ Robotics State Championship was held on March 9th at the Middle School of Plainville. 54 elementary and middle school teams from throughout the state competed for eight spots that would qualify them to compete at the World VEX competition in Louisville, Kentucky in April.
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Plainville Board of Education members Foster White, Becky Tyrrell, and Crystal St. Lawrence, and Plainville Board of Education student representatives Allie Chambrello and Maddie Lund
CABE "Day on the Hill" event Attended by PCS Administration
03/29/2019
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, Plainville Board of Education members Foster White, Becky Tyrrell, and Crystal St. Lawrence, and Plainville Board of Education student representatives Allie Chambrello and Maddie Lund attended the annual Connecticut Association of Boards of Education “CABE Day on the Hill” event in Hartford, Connecticut
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District Custodian Wins “Champions Of Clean” Award
03/28/2019
Plainville Community Schools’ Custodian Greg Masse is one of two winners of the national Champions of Clean Contest sponsored by Clorox. Masse was nominated by Facilities Department Office Professional, Sandy Bouchard.
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Dale Neyra Named United Way Youth Award Winner
03/21/2019
Middle School of Plainville student Dale Neyra has been selected to receive the United Way of West Central Connecticut’s “Youth Live United Award” for Plainville, according to United Way’s President, Donna Osuch.
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 Students in  Kristin Costley's second grade class at Louis Toffolon Elementary School  participating in "Les Saluts," a French-Canadian folk dance, with their families, led by Music instructor Greg Wilfrid.
National Music Month at Plainville Schools
03/20/2019
March is National Music in our Schools Month. To start the month of music-making, Linden Street School and Louis Toffolon Elementary School invited families to attend music classes with their children.
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District Awards Inaugural Innovation in Education Foundation Grant
Plainville Community Schools awarded its first “Innovation in Education Foundation” grant to Louis Toffolon Elementary School faculty members Rob Siliman and Mike Zaba, for a “Community Garden” project, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Maureen Brummett.
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