Welcome to the Plainville Community Schools Newsroom, where you will find current and archived news and information about our school district. 
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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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Elementary “RAMP” Program Continues To Bridge Learning Over The Summer
07/31/2019
Learning continued over the summer through the 2019 RAMP (Reading And Math Power) Program housed at Linden Street School during the month of July. This year, 44 students in kindergarten through third grade from all three Plainville elementary schools attended this annual summer 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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Teacher Michael Zaba Featured in Milken Family Foundation Article
03/15/2019
Art teacher Michael Zaba (CT ’18) goes to great lengths to tie the creative projects in his classroom to everything else his students are learning: “I love making interdisciplinary connections.” He won Connecticut’s 2018-19 Milken Educator Award at Louis Toffolon School in Plainville on January 23, 2019.
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VEX IQ Robotics State Championship
03/12/2019
The VEX IQ Robotics State Championship was held this past Saturday 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.
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Kindergarten Registration Information Available
03/04/2019
) Children who will be five (5) years old on or before January 1, 2020 are eligible for kindergarten (full day program) in September, 2019.
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MSP To Host State VEX Robotics Tournament
02/13/2019
The Middle School of Plainville will host the 5th annual VEX IQ Robotics State Championship on March 9, 2019.  The event will feature over 50 teams from elementary and middle schools across the state.
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Preschool Screenings to be Held
09/24/2018
Plainville Community Schools will be conducting developmental preschool screenings for children who reside in Plainville and are three (3) or four (4) years old. Screenings will be held on October 12, 2018, December 14, 2018, March 22, 2019 and May 31, 2019.
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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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