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PHS Students Earn CABE Student Leadership Awards
"Plainville High School students Myranda LaPira and Jarod Romankiw were honored at the May 9th Plainville Board of Education meeting as recipients of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education..."

Recent Articles:
05/24/16: PHS Students Earn CABE Student Leadership Awards
05/13/16: Plainville High School Hosts 4th Annual Senior Citizen Prom
05/13/16: DISTRICT "THOUGHTEXCHANGE" INITIATIVE MOVES TO NEXT PHASE
05/11/16: Carl Johnson Named Assistant Principal At Plainville High School
05/04/16: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled For Hight School Turf Field Project


District Spotlight
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 Code.org, 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.


Convocation 2015!

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching addresses Plainville Community Schools' administration, faculty and staff at the school district's Convocation program held at Plainville High School on August 26th.


RAMP Program In Action!

Nearly 100 students are extending learning over the summer through the district's RAMP (Reading and Math Power) Program held at Louis Toffolon Elementary School. The four week program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 focuses on reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, students enjoy an art class that aligns with lessons from the academic areas they are studying.

Click here to view pictures from the RAMP Open House and Art Show!

"Blitz Day" for No Kid Hungry Campaign

A “Blitz Day” was held on June 26, 2015, at the Norton Park Band Shell in Plainville, to kick off the Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign’s free breakfast and lunch program for Plainville youth 18 years of age or younger. The Connecticut No Kid Hungry campaign is a partnership of End Hunger Connecticut!, Share our Strength®, the Plainville Hunger Action Team and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, to increase awareness of the summer meals program in Plainville and other locations throughout Connecticut. The Summer Meal Program in Plainville began on Monday, June 22. Meals will be offered Monday-Friday until August 21. Breakfast will be served from 8:45AM-9:45AM; lunch from 11:45AM-1:00PM.

In photo: Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, and volunteers at the "Blitz Day" event held at Norton Park for the Connecticut No Kid Hungry Campaign's free breakfast and lunch program for Plainville youth.


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.


Energy Conservation Lesson at Linden!

Fifth graders at Linden Street School recently extended their learning about energy conservation with a "hands-on" lesson led by students in Leanne Nolan's Advanced Placement Environmental Science Class at Plainville High School and several volunteers who shared their expertise from General Electric!


PHS Hosts Third Annual "Senior Prom"

Plainville High School's Interact Club recently hosted the third annual "Senior Prom." The prom, for local senior citizens, featured dinner, a DJ and dancing, photo booth and "Paris, France" theme. The Interact Club is sponsored by the Plainville Rotary Club.Student members are encouraged to connect with community leaders, develop leadership skills and give back to the community.


Lemonade War Author Visits Linden


The Linden Street School community recently enjoyed a visit from children’s author Jacqueline Davies. Davies authored several books, including The Lemonade War, which was selected to be the focus of Linden’s “One School-One Book” program this year. The program is designed to create a shared reading experience within a single elementary school community.


Information Showcase!

Parents and community members enjoyed the District Informational Showcase held at Plainville High School on April 15th. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett provided an overview of district projects and initiatives, and administrators, faculty and staff hosted informational tables on various district related topics including Pre-kindergarten, 21st Century Skills / Common Core, Smarter Balanced Assessments, STEM / Culinary Arts, enVision Math, the College and Career Readiness Center and more. Refreshments were provided by the high school's Culinary Arts program, and piano entertainment was provided by Plainville High School sophomore Dwight Burns.

Click Here to see the Information Showcase presentation.


2015 Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony


The 2015 Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony was held at Plainville High School on April 13th. Mr. Walter J. Majsak and Mr. Frank D. Steffany, inductees in memoriam, were honored with the unveiling of plaques in their names on the Memorial Wall of Honor in the high school. The ceremony included comments from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching, Plainville Board of Education Chair Andrea Saunders, Mrs. Catherine Bannell, and Mr. James Majsak, followed by a reception.

In pictures: Members of the Majsak family (left) and Steffany family (right) at the Memorial Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony honoring Mr. Walter J. Majsak and Mr. Frank D. Steffany in memoriam.


Middle School Robotics Program Earns Awards
Students in the Middle School of Plainville's Robotics program recently competed in the first ever Connecticut State VEX IQ Robotics Championship where they captured several awards. The MSP Minionizers team also received the Excellence Award, the highest award presented in VEX IQ Challenge, which qualifies them to participate in the World Championship. 


Valentine Mailboxes!
Students  in the Pre-kindergarten classes at Louis Toffolon Elementary School, together with their parents and family members, recently built and decorated "Valentine Mailboxes" for a Valentine's Day exchange. The project provided a great opportunity to involve parents in the learning process during the school day.


Toffolon Preschoolers Enjoy Animal Expert Visit


Toffolon preschool students in Danielle Phelan's classroom recently had the opportunity to put their Winter Animal Unit of Study into action, thanks to a visit from animal expert Nick Diaz of the Hungerford Nature Park in Kensington, Connecticut. Mr. Diaz provided a demonstration of six animals relevant to a number of books read in the preschool classroom including The Mitten and The Hat by Jan Brett. The students learned about animal habitat, diet and sleep patterns.


+K.I.K. Program!


Plainville Community Schools recently "kicked" off a new peer mentoring program – Positive Kids Influencing Kids (+K.I.K.), bringing students in the middle and high schools together for friendship and fun. The +K.I.K. Program pairs a group of juniors in the high school with eighth grade students at the middle school. The mentor / mentee pairs come together bi-monthly to visit, discuss the transition to high school, and enjoy each other's company.



Upcoming Performances

Grade 7 Spring Chorus Concert
Middle School of Plainville
Tuesday, May 24, 7:00PM

Toffolon Grade 3 Music Night
Toffolon School
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30PM

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 Look for your Snapcode This Summer


Thoughtexchange: Share Your Thoughts With Us - Star Phase!

Plainville Community Schools invites you to participate in the "Star Phase" of the Thougthexchange survey process. Please take a moment to prioritize a summary of "thoughts" derived from the initial online survey feedback shared by parents, staff, and community members, through the process of assigning "stars" to the ideas that are most important to you. The "Star Phase" link below will be available through May 31st.

Please Click Here To Participate In the Thoughtexchange Star Phase


PHS Turf Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

Plainville Community Schools will commemorate the completion of the PHS Turf Field Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 26th, at 4:00PM. The ceremony will be held on the new High School Main Field.


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30

Last Day of School
Monday, June 13

Please click here for more information on upcoming holidays, exams, and shortened day schedules.


Superintendent's Informational Showcase


Plainville Pre-K Program

Updated!
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 2015-16


Plainville Board of Education Strategic Goals: Monitoring Our Progress
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Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Budget Info
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District Calendars

2015-2016 Calendar

2016-2017 Calendar

2017-2018 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
Phone:860-793-3270

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

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
15 Cleveland Memorial Drive
Phone:860-793-3290

Middle School of Plainville
150 Northwest Drive
Phone:860-793-3250

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

Important Upcoming Dates

May 30 Memorial Day
June 13 Last Day of School
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Long Range Plan/Building Projects
Community Letter


Please click here to view the
Community Letter
for Spring 2016


Adult and Continuing Education

New! Adult Education Summer Programs!

Family Film Night Featuring Dolphins!

Spring 2016 Program Guide

NEW! Fall 2016 Health Care Training Schedules!
CLICK HERE FOR HEALTHCARE COURSES 

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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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