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Parent Volunteers Honored
06/17/2024
Parent volunteer leaders / officers of the Linden Street School, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, and Louis Toffolon Elementary School Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) , the Middle School of Plainville's Parent Teacher Club (PTC) , and Plainville High School's Parent Advisory Council (PAC), were honored for their contributions at the June 10th Plainville Board of Education meeting.
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Toffolon Choir Performs!
06/10/2024
The Louis Toffolon Elementary School Choir, which consists of 64 fourth and fifth graders, performed The Star Spangled Banner at Dunkin' Park before the Hartford Yard Goats game on Saturday, June 1st.
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Local Grants Support District Initiatives
05/31/2024
District programming received additional financial support thanks to two grants from the Plainville Community Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation.
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Local Author Visit!
05/30/2024
Students at Louis Toffolon Elementary School recently enjoyed a visit from special guest and local children's book author, Dana Meachen Rau!
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Middle School of Plainville Honored With Anti-Defamation League No Place For Hate Designation
05/24/2024
On Sunday, May 19th, amidst the cheers and excitement of the Hartford Yard Goats baseball game at Dunkin' Park, a special moment unfolded as the Middle School of Plainville was honored with the prestigious 2023-24 Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate designation. Amidst the crack of baseball bats and the roar of the crowd for Middle School of Plainville seventh grader, Jahsir Torres, who threw out the first pitch of the game, representatives from the Middle School proudly paraded their banner around the field, showcasing their commitment to inclusivity and tolerance.
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PHS Students Honored with "Student Rocks Award"
05/23/2024
Plainville High School students Nikolas Dahlstrom and Igor Gomes have been named recipients of the second semester “Student Rocks Award” recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School.
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Kid Governor Cabinet Member Visits Linden
Kid Governor Cabinet Member Visits Linden
05/23/2024
On May 17th, Connecticut "Kid Governor" Cabinet Member Paula Sanchez-Barreto visited fifth graders at Linden Street School to talk about diversity and inclusion, as well as the Kid Governor Cabinet opportunity!
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Pen Pals Across The Country!
05/23/2024
Students in Courtney Caldwell's second grade class at Louis Toffolon Elementary School enjoyed a year of honing their writing skills, building friendships, and learning about the country's Midwest region, through a "pen pal" initiative with a second grade class in North Platte, Nebraska, coordinated by Ms. Caldwell
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PHS Students Explore the Trades At Construction Career Day Event
05/16/2024
A group of Plainville High School students were able to explore a variety of trades and pathways in the Construction career cluster during a field trip on May 1st to the Construction Career Day event held in Wallingford, sponsored by the Associated Builders & Contractors of Connecticut.
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PCS Support Staff Person of the Year Announced
05/15/2024
On May 7th, Middle School of Plainville Paraprofessional Dawn Richardson was surprised with balloons, flowers and notification that she has been selected as the 2024 Plainville Community Schools Support Staff Person of the Year. Dawn was honored at the May 13th Plainville Board of Education meeting.
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May PCS All-Star
05/15/2024
Plainville Community Schools Food Services Director, Ashley Carl, was recognized as the May Plainville Community Schools “All-Star” award winner at the May 13th Board of Education meeting. The “All-Star” award recognizes students, faculty, staff and community members who go above and beyond in modeling the school district’s Portrait of the Graduate characteristics and demonstrating excellence in alignment with the school district’s goals.
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Art Show Kicks Off
04/29/2024
The annual Townwide Art Show, sponsored by the school district's Fine Arts Department and featuring works of student art from each of the five Plainville schools, will once again be held at the Plainville Public Library. Opening Night is April 29th, and the show runs through May 21st during regular library hours.
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MSP Robotics Program Receives Grant From Community Partner
04/29/2024
The Middle School of Plainville's Robotics Program received a grant from the Aquarion Water Company. According to faculty member and advisor Camille Westfall, the company has been a long time sponsor of the award winning program and are proud that two teams qualified to attend the World Robotics event in Dallas, Texas.
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Wheeler's Student Council Hosts Earth Day Activities
04/29/2024
Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School’s Student Council members, led by advisor Sarah Miller, marked Earth Day on April 23rd by preparing and sharing presentations to every Wheeler class on the importance of Earth Day and recycling.
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Superintendent’s Showcase and Informational Update
04/29/2024
Students, families, faculty and staff members filled Plainville High School on April 23rd for the annual Superintendent's Update and Informational Showcase event, which included the award winning PHS Cheer team, performances by the PHS Chamber Choir, PHS Jazz Band and MSP 8th grader, Nolan Meehan, followed by an open house style showcase in the high school's cafeterias spotlighting student works, programs, initiatives, and more across the district. Refreshments were provided by the outstanding PCS Food Services Department!
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PHS National English Honor Society's "Little Free Libraries" Project
04/29/2024
The PHS National English Honor Society (NEHS) members, led by faculty member and advisor, Emily Wasley, are collaborating on a “Little Free Libraries” project.
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Ashley Carl
Carl Named Snact Director Of The Year
04/23/2024
Plainville Community Schools’ Food Services Director, Ashley Carl, has been named the 2023-24 School Nutrition Association of Connecticut, (SNACT) Director of the Year, according to Superintendent of Schools, Brian Reas.
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April PCS All-Stars!
04/17/2024
Louis Toffolon Elementary School faculty member Diane Lebel, and Middle School of Plainville students Nolan Meehan and Isabella Peters were recognized as the April Plainville Community Schools “All-Star” award winners, at the April 15th Board of Education meeting. The “All-Star” award recognizes students, faculty, staff and community members who go above and beyond in modeling the school district’s Portrait of the Graduate characteristics and demonstrating excellence in alignment with the school district’s goals.
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PHS Students Explore Health Sciences Pathway Through UConn Program
04/08/2024
A group of Plainville High School students recently joined high school students from around Connecticut to explore the Health Science Pathway through their participation in the UConn Health Biomedical Engineering Discovery Program. The students engaged in a hands-on experience of designing and constructing a heart valve facsimile from common materials and how to take blood pressure.
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"Get Hired Week" at PHS
04/01/2024
The Plainville Community Schools School / Business / Community Partnership program hosted "Get Hired Week" for Plainville High School students during the week of March 18th.
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Donut Art!
03/22/2024
Sixth grade students in Laura Meehan’s Art class at the Middle School of Plainville, recently learned about Asian American Artist Jae Yong Kim and his amazing donut art. The students designed and created their own unique donut art in the form of oil pastel drawings and 3D sculptures.
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Wheeler's Invention Convention
03/15/2024
Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School fourth graders showcased their innovation, creativity and problem solving skills at their “Invention Convention” held on March 14th.
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CABE's "Day on the Hill"
03/15/2024
A group of Plainville Board of Education members and Plainville High School students, together with Superintendent of Plainville Community Schools Brian Reas, participated in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) "Day on the Hill" program at The Bushnell in Hartford, Connecticut on March 13th.
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Townwide Band Concert
Townwide Band Concert Showcases Musical Talent Districtwide
03/14/2024
This year's Townwide Band Concert was a rousing event with nine bands each performing their own music and culminating in a final, combined piece. The individual band performances highlight the growth from second year students in band through seniors in high school. This year a piece of music was commissioned by the Plainville Music Department thanks to a grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust. The commissioned piece was dedicated to retiring Plainville High School Band Teacher, Dominic Talotta. This marked the piece's world premier and was the closing piece for the concert with about 450 instrumentalists combining their efforts in this final concert selection.
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Missing From Photo: Plainville Board of Education Member, Lori Consalvo
March PCS All-Stars
03/12/2024
The Plainville Board of Education members were recognized as the March Plainville Community Schools “All-Star” award winners, at the March 11th Board of Education meeting, and in honor of March designated as Connecticut’s Board Member Appreciation Month. The “All-Star” award recognizes students, faculty, staff and community members who go above and beyond in modeling the school district’s Portrait of the Graduate characteristics and demonstrating excellence in alignment with the school district’s goals.
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Chase The Chill
03/07/2024
The Middle School of Plainville's Health Teachers, Melanie Olmstead and Melissa Patterson, in collaboration with K.I.M. (Kids in the Middle) program participants, organized the “Chase The Chill” clothing drive once again this year. The group collected new and gently used winter scarves, gloves, hats, mittens and coats through January 24th, and then distributed the items in local places for those who are homeless or seeking additional warmth. With the support of the Plainville Senior Center’s “Dial-A-Ride" bus and driver Ed Maskowsky, K.I.M. program student members, together with facilitators Dayna Snell and Ashley Buccelli, spread the items throughout local parks, bus stops, benches and the public library, with an attached note inviting individuals to take the items for their own use. Chase the Chill is practiced throughout the United States in support of homeless and displaced families.
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Music In Our Schools Week
03/07/2024
Plainville Community Schools' Elementary Music Department welcomed families of students in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade to spend music class with their students at Linden, Toffolon and Wheeler schools, as part of "Music in our Schools Week", February 26 - March 1. Families observed a regular music lesson highlighting student learning, student musicianship, and music literacy, and participated in musical activities with their students. March is designated National Music in our Schools Month by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and via their website: "The purpose of Music In Our Schools Month is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music."
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Wheeler Students Visit Historical Society
03/05/2024
Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School fourth graders recently visited the Connecticut Historical Society. During the visit, students participated in hands-on activities to introduce stories of moving to Connecticut. The students worked in teams to examine artifacts and documents from "immigration trunks" and uncovered many different family stories about moving to Connecticut. In the Making Connections exhibition, students tried out the kinds of jobs held by immigrant groups who arrived in Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Mentor Fun Night 2024!
03/05/2024
Plainville Community Schools' volunteer mentors and their student mentees enjoyed an evening of fun, games and even caricatures at the district's annual "Mentor Fun Night" event held at Plainville High School on February 28th! Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley hosted the event, which provides an opportunity for mentors and mentees to gather for a collaborative event outside of the school day.
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In photo: Assistant Superintendent Of Schools David Levenduski reads to students in Katherine Coyle's class at Wheeler.
Read Across America Day At Wheeler
03/05/2024
The Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School community celebrated "Read Across America Day" on March 1st. The festivities included guest readers, parent readers, favorite book door decorating, dress like your favorite book character, Stop, Drop and Read, and more! In addition, Superior Court Judge Barry Armata visited Wheeler to read to fifth grade students.
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Linden's "Seussical Celebration"
03/05/2024
The Linden Street School community celebrates literacy every day! Recently engaging in a week-long “Seussical” celebration of reading and writing, with themed dress up days, special guest readers, and fun filled reading challenges, Linden students beat their school-wide nightly reading goal in only three days! Students read a total of 50,213 pages at home, surpassing their goal and celebrating with a schoolwide conga line.
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MSP VEX Robotics Program Hosts State Championship; Qualifies for "Worlds"
03/04/2024
The Middle School's VEX Robotics Program, led by faculty member and advisor Camille Westfall, hosted the Connecticut VEX IQ State Championship at MSP on March 2nd. The Middle School group's performance was outstanding with two teams, made up of Evan Rodriguez, Ansh Patel, Ramen Kasabrukhau and Siamion Kasabrukhau, winning the top four out of five awards and qualifying to attend the 2024 VEX Robotics World Championship event in Dallas, Texas!
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Grant Supports Access To Live Arts Performance For PHS Students
02/21/2024
Plainville High School Choral Director, Todd Helming, has received a $2,500 grant to support access to live arts performances for students. The grant was made possible with the support of the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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World Read Aloud Day at Linden
02/09/2024
The Linden Street School community celebrated “World Read Aloud Day" on February 7th. The school event was coordinated by Instructional Technology Teacher, Jessica Hartung, and featured guest readers who shared books and a visit with Linden classes.
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Nominations Sought For Memorial Wall Of Honor
02/09/2024
The Plainville Board of Education is seeking nominations for the Memorial Wall of Honor, a permanent tribute to honor individuals who have contributed significant volunteer service to the educational community.
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Linden Students Create "Human Board Game"
02/05/2024
Linden Street School students recently transformed the gymnasium into a "Human Board Game." This activity allowed students to use gym equipment creatively to craft a fitness themed board game. The activity promoted physical activity along with teamwork, creativity, and problem solving skills as students navigated through their custom designed game boards. It was a fun and memorable experience for students!
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Teddy Bear Picnic at Linden
Teddy Bear Picnic at Linden!
02/05/2024
On January 31st, the Linden Street School Kindergarten classes held their annual Teddy Bear Picnic! Throughout the month of January, the students read bear books and learned all about bears. To celebrate the end of "Janubeary", they invited their teddy bears into their classrooms for the day! The students wrote all about their bears, measured and compared their bears' sizes, and enjoyed a bear picnic during snack time.
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MSP Robotics Teams Continue to Excel
02/05/2024
The Middle School of Plainville VEX Robotics teams continue to be successful in competition. At their latest event, held at East Catholic High School on February 3rd, team members Raman and Siamion Kasabrukhau received the Vex Robotics Win for Excellence Award, Teamwork Champions Award and Robot Skills Championship Award with a score of 126. Team members Evan Rodriguez and Ansh Patel scored a first place win for the Design Award and Teamwork Champions Award! Evan and Ansh also placed second in the Robot Skills category with a score of 100. The Middle School of Plainville VEX Robotics Program is led by Advisor Camille Westfall.
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Mentors Recognized on "Thank Your Mentor Day"
01/29/2024
The Plainville school district celebrated volunteer mentors on "Thank Your Mentor Day" with a breakfast held at Plainville High School on January 25th. January is National Mentoring Month and the perfect time to say thank you for making a difference in the life of a child. The Plainville Community Schools Mentor Program is currently in its 33rd year. If you would like to serve as a volunteer mentor to a Plainville student, please contact Volunteer Program Coordinator, Sue Bradley, at 860-793-3210 x6110.
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District Preschool And Kindergarten Registration Updates For The 2024-2025 School Year
01/17/2024
Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, the State of Connecticut Law requires that children must turn five (5) years of age on or before September 1 to be eligible for kindergarten registration. Previously, the eligibility cut-off date for turning five (5) years of age for kindergarten enrollment was January 1. In response to this recent change in legislation, Plainville Community Schools has developed updated processes for both kindergarten and preschool registration as follows:
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Plainville High School Principal Jennifer DeLorenzo, Superintendent of Schools Brian Reas, Plainville High School Paraprofessional Shannon Rivera, Plainville Board of Education Chair, Becky Tyrrell and Plainville High School Assistant Principal, Kelly Hickey.
January PCS All Star!
01/10/2024
The January Plainville Community Schools “All-Star” award winner, Plainville High School Paraprofessional, Shannon Rivera was recognized at the January 8th Board of Education meeting. The “All-Star” award recognizes students, faculty, staff and community members who go above and beyond in modeling the school district’s Portrait of the Graduate characteristics and demonstrating excellence in alignment with the school district's team goals.
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Elizabeth H. Norton Trust Fund Grants Support District Initiatives
01/08/2024
Several school district programs and initiatives received a boost this year, thanks to grants received from the local Elizabeth H. Norton Trust Fund.
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PHS "Breakfast of Champions"
12/27/2023
The Plainville High School Physical Education Department recently hosted a "Breakfast Of Champions" for all ninth and tenth grade students who passed all four sections of the Connecticut Physical Fitness Assessment. Students in faculty member Jonathan Dunlap’s Culinary classes made breakfast for this special recognition event!
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PHS Students Support Younger Peers With Literacy Activities
12/27/2023
Approximately 40 Plainville High School National English Honor Society student members visited Linden Street School and Louis Toffolon Elementary School to read to first and second graders and facilitate literacy activities that the high school students designed. The elementary students wrote their own stories, worked on finding text evidence, and honed their opinion writing skills.
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Toffolon Choir Entertains Community Members
Toffolon Choir Entertains Community Members
12/21/2023
Louis Toffolon Elementary School's Choir, comprised of 66 fourth and fifth graders, and led by faculty member Greg Wilfrid, recently hit the road for their annual caroling field trip! Students traveled to Apple Rehab in Plainville, the Plainville Senior Center, and the Jerome Home and Arbor Rose in New Britain. They performed holiday songs and spread holiday cheer for the residents, visitors and staff. Toffolon preschoolers also made holiday cards that the Choir students handed out at the venues. This was the Toffolon Choir's first performance of the year.
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KIM Program Participants Support Local Families
KIM Program Participants Support Local Families
12/21/2023
Participants from the Middle School Kids In the Middle (KIM) Program recently collected hygiene items to help families in Plainville. The group filled two large boxes donated by U-Haul of Plainville. "We often think of families in need of food, but rarely remember we need supplies for our personal health," explained Plainville Youth Services and KIM Program Coordinator, Dayna Snell.
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Veterans Holiday Cards
Reading Partners Program Participants Share Holiday Cheer
12/19/2023
Plainville elementary school students who participate in the school district's Reading Partners Program, together with students from Plainville High School, made over 100 holiday cards for local veterans to be handed out at the Veterans Hospital in Newington, Connecticut for the holiday season. The UBI Federal Credit Union in Plainville generously donated the cards.
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Toy drive
Linden Sponsors Toy Drive
12/19/2023
Linden Street School fourth graders sponsored a Toy Drive from November 27th-December 11th. Students and staff collected toys to benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. With over 4,000 requests for toys this year, the United Way expressed their gratitude for the generosity of Linden's students and families.
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PCS Supports PJ Day for the Kids!
12/19/2023
Plainville Community Schools, led by Middle School of Plainville faculty member, Karyn Bacinskas, once again participated in “PJ Day for the Kids” raising funds to support pediatric cancer research and kids fighting cancer at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. This year, the Plainville school district raised over $7,835, placing the district in the Top 5 in Connecticut for fundraising again this year. Adam Rivers, a local DJ on KC 101 and Kiss 95.7, travels to schools around the state every “PJ Day,” and visited the Middle School this year! The statewide initiative, supported by schools and businesses across Connecticut, has raised over 3 million dollars since 2011.
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PHS Students Honored With "Student Rocks Award"
12/18/2023
Plainville High School students Zoe Weimer and Phillippe Brochu have been named recipients of the first semester “Student Rocks Award” recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School.
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District Recognized For Excellence In Leadership And Communication
11/29/2023
The Plainville school district has been recognized with several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE), according to Superintendent of Schools, Brian Reas. The Plainville Board of Education received the “CABE Board Leadership Award” which highlights excellence in Board Leadership / Student Achievement, Professional Development, Policy, Community Relations and Related Organizational Leadership. This awards program was created in 1998 to recognize excellence in the leadership activities of local boards of education. This is the 14th consecutive year that the Plainville Board of Education has received this award. The group was recognized at the 2023 CABE/CAPSS Convention on November 17th.
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Superintendent's Meet & Greet
11/29/2023
Students, staff, parents and community members had the opportunity to visit with new Plainville Superintendent of Schools, Brian Reas, at the "Superintendent's Meet & Greet" event held on November 28th at Plainville High School.
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Veterans Honored
11/14/2023
Veterans near and far were honored at all five Plainville schools on November 10th. Each school planned unique, respectful, educational programs featuring guest speakers, musical performances, poems, video tributes, artwork, refreshments and more. Veteran guests visited each school and participated in the special programming.
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MSP Students Participate in Leadership Training
11/14/2023
Nine students from the Middle School of Plainville along with faculty member / advisor, Camille Westfall, traveled to Cabela’s in East Hartford to participate in a leadership training event, hosted by the Connecticut TSA (Technology Student Association). The Plainville students joined peer members from across Connecticut for the training event. The students participated in discussions and activities designed to improve their leadership skills, and several MSP students won prizes for their outstanding performance during the day.
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Career Focused Learning Adventure Day at PHS
11/14/2023
Plainville High School students explored a wide variety of careers during the Career Focused Learning Adventure Day held on November 8th! Aligned with the 16 National Career Clusters, student groups participated in several curated sessions featuring visits to host sites across the state, hands on career related activities, vocational speaker panels, and much more.
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Grit 'N Wit at MSP!
11/13/2023
The Middle School of Plainville community was very excited to host, for the first time, the Plainville-based organization, "Grit 'N Wit" on October 27th. The Grit 'N Wit group provided an inclusive, engaging experience for 7th- and 8th-graders that encouraged students to overcome an equal number of physical and mental challenges. This experience supported the Plainville Community Schools Portrait of the Graduate tenets of being: Collaborative; Communicative; Innovative; Mindful, and Resilient.
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District to Host “Meet & Greet” Event for New Superintendent of Schools Brian Reas
11/08/2023
Plainville Community Schools will hold a “Meet & Greet” open house on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 7:00PM in the Plainville High School Learning Commons. Parents, students, staff and community members will have the opportunity to meet new Superintendent of Schools, Brian Reas.
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Wheeler Faculty Members Recognized By Hartford Wolfpack Program
11/07/2023
The Hartford Wolfpack Organization with mascot "Sonar" recently visited the classrooms of Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School faculty members Samantha Woodward and Sarah Miller to share backpack prizes for their students. The Wolfpack group held a contest over the summer asking individuals to nominate their favorite teachers. They received many nominations, and both Samantha and Sarah were selected as winners!
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MSP Art Club Members Visit NBMAA
MSP Art Club Members Visit NBMAA
11/07/2023
Members of the Middle School of Plainville's Art Helper’s Club, led by Faculty member Laura Meehan, recently attended a field trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art. Students were able to experience a guided tour of the museum's Contemporary Art collection. The students participated in discussions about art, and had the opportunity to create their own unique piece of art inspired by the museum collection. The Art Helpers Club is a group of Middle School students who meet twice a month to create community service based art projects.
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MSP Students Explore Aerospace
MSP Students Explore Aerospace
11/07/2023
A group of Middle School of Plainville students, together with faculty members Camille Westfall and Kim Coyle, explored careers in Aerospace Manufacturing at the ACM Manufacturing Expo. The students were able to network with representatives from a number of aerospace related manufacturers to ask questions and learn about careers in the field.
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MSP Robotics Teams Kick of Season With Multiple Wins
MSP Robotics Teams Kick of Season With Multiple Wins
11/07/2023
The Middle School of Plainville's VEX Robotics Program, led by faculty member and advisor Camille Westfall, soared in their first competition of the season held on November 3rd in Madison, Ct. Raman and Siamion Kasabrukhau won the Excellence Award, a Teamwork Award, and the Autonomous Skills Award. Ansh Patel and Evan Rodriguez also won a Teamwork Award. Together, the two teams had the highest scores of the tournament, placing first and second out of 19 teams.
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MSP Hosts Paint Night
MSP Hosts Paint Night
11/07/2023
Students, families and faculty at the Middle School of Plainville came together in October for a night of fun and creativity at MSP’s “Chilln’ With My Gnomies” Paint Night. The participants created unique, hand painted ceramic gnomes. This event was a fundraiser hosted by Middle School Art Teacher Laura Meehan and MSP’s Parent Teacher Club. Proceeds from the paint night went to support the Middle School's recent "Grit and Wit" event.
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District Preschool Program Earns National NAEYC Re-Accreditation
11/03/2023
The Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program has earned re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), according to Superintendent of Schools, Brian Reas.
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Plainville Students Honored At Annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation
11/02/2023
Eleven Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the annual Superintendent’s Award Presentation held on October 27th, during a luncheon at J. Timothy’s Restaurant.
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M & T Bank Sponsors Financial Literacy Series for Students in the Adult and Continuing Education Program
10/17/2023
Students in the Plainville Adult and Continuing Education Program are participating in a Financial Literacy educational series sponsored by M & T Bank in Plainville. Representatives from M & T Bank are facilitating the sessions for the Adult Education students in both the fall and spring semesters.
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PHS College Fair!
10/17/2023
The Plainville High School Counseling Department hosted a "College Fair" for juniors and seniors at the high school on October 13th. Students were able to visit with representatives from nearly 100 colleges, universities and programs and learn about the admissions process, academics, campus life, career preparation and more.
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PHS Career Gallery 2023!
10/17/2023
More than 100 professionals from local businesses and organizations, representing the 16 National Career Clusters, participated in the Plainville High School "Career Gallery 2023" event held on October 13th. The Career Gallery event, held in the school's Wood Gymnasium allowed high school students to visit "career tables" organized by Career Cluster, to discuss vocational pathways of interest with visiting professionals.
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Students Attend Manufacturing Exploration Event
10/16/2023
A group of Plainville High School students spent the day exploring Goodwin University and the world of manufacturing at the Goodwin University Manufacturing Pentathlon & Expo held on October 4th. The event, part of National Manufacturing Month activities, featured teams of students from various school districts who participated in a tour of the university facilities, followed by a series of interactive STEM related activities!
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Plainville Rotary Club Supports Middle School "Giving Shelf"
09/28/2023
Students in Laura Meehan’s Art class at Middle School of Plainville were recently surprised with a generous donation from the Plainville Rotary Club. The Rotary Club members collected and donated art supplies and personal care items for Middle School students. Mrs. Meehan is the creator and organizer of the school's “Giving Shelf”. The donations from the Rotary Club will fill the “Giving Shelf” with a variety of products for any student with a need. Mrs. Meehan and her students were overwhelmed with the generosity and support of the Plainville Rotary Club's donation and the positive impact it is having on the students.
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PHS Student Recognized
Plainville High School Student Recognized By National Merit Scholarship Program
09/26/2023
Plainville High School senior Cohen Blake has been named a “Commended Student” in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program
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Welcome Back Mentors!
Welcome Back Mentors!
09/20/2023
Plainville Community Schools' Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley hosted a "Welcome Back" breakfast for the school district's volunteer mentors on September 20th.
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Linden Fifth Graders Model Kindness and Respect!
Linden Fifth Graders Model Kindness and Respect!
09/20/2023
Linden Street School students and staff recently gathered in the school's gymnasium for their first "Town Meeting" of the 2023-2024 school year. Linden fifth graders read "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" and taught the school community about showing kindness and respect.
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nterim Superintendent Of Schools Kevin Case, Laurie Peterson and Plainville Board of Education Chair, Lori Consalvo
Board Member Honored
09/20/2023
Plainville Board of Education Member Laurie Peterson was honored at the September 11th Board Of Education meeting. Laurie “retired” after 10 years of volunteer service as a board member for Plainville Community Schools.
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Best High Schools List
PHS Named to U.S. News World Report's "Best High Schools" List
09/19/2023
Plainville High School has earned high national and metro area rankings via the 2023-2024 U. S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” report, according to Interim Superintendent of Schools, Kevin Case. The rankings evaluate close to 18,000 public high schools at the national, state and local levels. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Plainville High School achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School.
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Convocation 2023-24
08/29/2023
The Plainville High School Cheerleading Team kicked off the school district's 2023-24 Convocation program held on August 28th, welcoming faculty and staff members back to school!
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Brian Reas
Brian Reas Name Superintendent of Plainville Community Schools
08/18/2023
Superintendent of East Haddam, Connecticut public schools, Brian Reas, has been named the next superintendent for Plainville Community Schools, according to Plainville Board of Education Chair, Lori Consalvo. Reas will replace Interim Superintendent of Schools, Kevin Case.
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Plainville BOE Member Receives Recognition
Plainville BOE Member Receives Recognition
07/26/2023
Plainville Board of Education member, Crystal St. Lawrence, recently achieved the level of Certified Board of Education Member in the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) Board Member Academy for the 2022-2023 school year.
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RAMP Program: Math Fun!
07/25/2023
Students in Theresa Chew's class recently enjoyed a fun, interactive math lesson as part of the Plainville Community Schools RAMP Summer Program.
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Letter Hunt!
07/21/2023
Kindergarteners in Mrs. Keating's RAMP summer program class recently enjoyed a "letter hunt" in their classroom. After finding the letter cards around the classroom, they put them in order to continue practicing the alphabet!
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"Guest Reader" Visits Summer RAMP Program
"Guest Reader" Visits Summer RAMP Program
07/13/2023
Assistant Superintendent of Plainville Community Schools / guest reader Dave Levenduski, and first graders in Emma Bartley's class in the RAMP summer program, recently enjoyed a good book on a hot day!
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Interm Superintendent Named
Interm Superintendent Named
06/21/2023
Soon to be retired Superintendent of the Canton, Connecticut public school district, Kevin Case, has been named interim superintendent of Plainville Community Schools, according to Plainville Board of Education Chair, Lori Consalvo.
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New High School Administrators
New Plainville High School Administrators Announced
06/16/2023
Plainville High School Assistant Principal Jennifer DeLorenzo, has been named principal of the high school and Plainville High School Counselor Kelly Hickey, has been named assistant principal of the high school, according to Superintendent of Schools, Steven LePage. DeLorenzo will replace current Principal Carl Johnson, who has accepted a position outside of the school district.
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Reptiles Visit Linden!
06/14/2023
CZR Reptiles recently visited the Linden Street School community with a variety of reptiles! Students were provided with an informative and interactive presentation about two young tortoises, a bearded dragon, a baby alligator, and four snakes.
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"Camp I Want To Read" Established at Toffolon
06/14/2023
Students in Allison Pascucci's second grade class at Louis Toffolon Elementary School recently enjoyed "camping" via a tent project that the class constructed, turning their classroom reading celebration into “Camp I Want To Read” for two days.
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School District Names Mikaya Wells Teacher Of The Year
06/09/2023
Plainville Community Schools has named Plainville High School Math Teacher Mikayla Wells as the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. Wells was nominated by Plainville High School faculty member Eileen Hebert.
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Retirees Honored!
06/08/2023
At their June 5th 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: Tom Kennedy, Plainville High School, English Teacher Michael Turcotte Sr., Plainville High School, Custodian Phyllis Reis, Plainville High School, Office Professional Susan Smizer, Linden Street School, Tutor Susanne Bajek, Linden Street School, Grade 3 Teacher Debra Treado, Plainville High School, Office Professional Sherri Estrellado, Middle School of Plainville, Special Education Teacher Hector Mirabal, Plainville High School, World Language Teacher Valerie Provost, Louis Toffolon Elementary School, Grade 2 Teacher Sherry Daddabbo, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, Pre-K Paraprofessional Stephen Le Suer, Middle School of Plainville, Tutor and Student Support
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PHS Students Explore Health Sciences Pathway
06/02/2023
Plainville High School students recently extended their career pathways exploration with local community partners. 22 students spent the day at the Hospital of Central Connecticut during a "Health Sciences Career Day" visit hosted by Hartford Healthcare. The students were able to tour several departments within the hospital and speak with a variety of professionals.
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PHS Students of the Week Recognized by Chick-fil-A
06/02/2023
The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Southington, Connecticut recently instituted a "Plainville High School Student of the Week" program to recognize and highlight one Plainville High School student each week during the school year.
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Reading Partners Celebrate End of School Year
06/02/2023
Students and volunteers in the Plainville Community Schools' Reading Partners Program recently celebrated the end of the school year with a pizza party at each of the district's three elementary schools. Pictured are participants from the Linden Reading Partners Program celebration.
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Toffolon Student Recognized For Participation In Connecticut “Kid Governor” Race
05/26/2023
Louis Toffolon Elementary School fifth grader Isabella “Bella” Peters was recognized on May 24th, for her participation as Toffolon’s primary candidate for the Connecticut Kid Governor election this past fall, according to Toffolon faculty member, Susan Fabrizio.
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District Honors Volunteers
05/25/2023
Plainville Community Schools Volunteers enjoyed an evening in their honor at a volunteer appreciation event held at Plainville High School on April 26th—the first time the group has gathered for the annual celebration since before the pandemic. The event featured special recognitions for Superintendent Steven LePage and Plainville Board Of Education Member Foster White, together with dinner, “make your own floral bouquet” and a raffle!
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District Hosts School Business Community Partnership Program Appreciation Event
05/23/2023
Community partners from a number of local businesses and organizations gathered for an appreciation breakfast event on May 10th, hosted by the Plainville Community Schools "School Business Community Partnership Program."
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Week Of Wellness
PHS Unified Program Athletes Participate In Week Of Wellness
05/16/2023
Plainville High School students in the Unified Sports program recently participated in a “Week of Wellness” coordinated by Plainville High School Special Education faculty member, Sheila DiMinno. “The student athletes raised money for the Week of Wellness activities through the school store that they operate,” explained DiMinno. “Through the various wellness related activities, they were able to practice life skills and reinforce the need to take the time for self-care.”
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Be The Change: Homelessness Awareness and The Brian Bag Project
05/15/2023
The Petit Family Foundation presented Plainville Adult and Continuing Education with a grant award of $2,518.83 to support, “Be the Change: Homelessness Awareness and the Brian Bag Project.”
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Town Wide Art Show Opens!
05/11/2023
The Plainville Community Schools Fine Arts Department is sponsoring an art show to honor the creative achievements of Plainville students in grades K-12. The Plainville Public Library has generously provided exhibition space throughout the building.
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Miss Connecticut Visits Linden
Miss Connecticut Visits Linden
04/27/2023
On April 21st, Miss Connecticut, Sylvana Gonzalez, visited Linden Street School! She spent time with each grade level where she shared stories about her time in the Miss America Association, read picture books, and shared powerful messages about kindness, bullying, and controlling your emotions. She left students feeling positive, inspired, and represented.
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Wheeler Celebrates Nature With Day of Planting
Wheeler Celebrates Nature With Day of Planting
04/27/2023
Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School third graders recently participated in a special day of planting and celebration of nature on April 19th as part of their Makerspace classes and in recognition of Arbor Day celebrated in April. First, leading up to the planting event, students put together garden boxes in the school’s courtyard area which were used for their planting activity. During the event, the students planted a variety of seeds in the boxes, and also planted several trees and bushes on the school grounds, donated by Eversource, together with pots and soil. Eversource representatives Julian Picciano and John Dyckman, (Arborists), Vegetation Management Supervisor Doug Pistawka, and Vendor Arborists Kait Gallow and James Hanson from ECI Environmental Consulting, were on hand to assist students with the planting project. Additionally, Foreman Kyle Pelletier and Groundman Andrew Pearse, from Asplundh Tree Experts, an Eversource contractor, brought a bucket truck to Wheeler and students had the opportunity to see the truck in action, 70 feet in the air! This exciting event fosters college and career readiness for Wheeler students, as they learned about careers in landscape design and forestry, as well as being an arborist, master gardener and CDL licensing. The planting and celebration of nature event was coordinated by Wheeler Music Teacher Veronica Picciano and her husband, Eversource Arborist Julian Picciano, and facilitated by Wheeler staff members.
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