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District No Cost PreSchool: Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Posted March 10th 2021
The Plainville Community Schools Preschool Program is excited to offer a pilot school year (2021-2022) of preschool programming for children who will be four (4) years of age by 12/31/21 AT NO COST TO FAMILIES as a result of COVID-19 grant relief funding for school districts. We will begin accepting registrations on Monday, March 15, 2021 through our Central Registration Office. This NAEYC accredited preschool program is designed to prepare students for the transition to kindergarten at age five (5).
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PHS Theater Club Refurbishes Choral Room

Posted March 08th 2021
The Plainville High School Theater Unlimited Club voted to refurbish the high school’s Choral Room (Room 403) into a black box theater. Under the guidance of faculty members TJ Riccardo, Todd Helming, Dave Gaignard and Facilities Director Steve Busel, the students are painting the presentation space, building a light and sound booth, adding projection, digital sound and digital lighting.
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Read Across America!

Posted March 08th 2021
Plainville Community Schools celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2 with various activities planned throughout the day.
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PHS Science National Honor Society Supports Those in Need

Posted January 07th 2021
The Plainville High School Science National Honor Society, lead by faculty member and group advisor John Girard, collected $370 and donated food items, Gnazzo Food Center gift cards, and funds to the Plainville Community Food Pantry before the school's winter break, to support local residents in need over the winter months.
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Equity and Gender Stereotypes Lesson at Wheeler

Posted January 05th 2021
Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School Library Information Teacher Cynthia Giantonio recently led a lesson on equity and gender stereotypes with all Wheeler School fifth grade students. As part of the lesson, students discussed how stereotypes impact their daily lives and online experiences.
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Middle School of Plainville Educator Wins Award

Posted November 13th 2020
Middle School of Plainville Technology Education teacher Camille Westfall, is the recipient of this year's Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter Advisor of the Year award. This award is presented to (TSA) chapter advisors who have provided exemplary service and support to the Technology Student Association.
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District Food Services Department Expands Free Meal Offerings For All Students

Posted November 13th 2020
The Plainville Community Schools Food Services Department continues to expand meal offerings to students and families, according to Food Services Director, Ashley Onion.
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Classes Participate in Read Aloud Sessions

Posted November 06th 2020
Several elementary school faculty members and their classes in Plainville have recently participated in virtual read-aloud sessions and activities lead by Department of Education Open Choice Program Liaison Dina Lamenzo.
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Stuffed Animals for PFRN!

Posted October 28th 2020
The Plainville Fire Department, in conjunction with generous donations from PetSmart and their customers, picked up and delivered brand new stuffed animals to the Plainville Family Resource Network (PFRN) based at Linden Street School.
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MSP Artists!

Posted October 14th 2020
Middle School of Plainville students are back in art class this year expressing their creativity!
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Stronger Together

Posted October 05th 2020
Students at Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School, under the direction of Art Teacher Laura Reed, created a “Stronger Together” mural comprised of the students’ mini self portraits created as their first art lesson this year!
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Donations Made for PHS iPads

Posted September 18th 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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School News

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PHS Students Complete Bicycle Repairs

Posted January 16th 2020
Students in Mark Chase’s Transportation Technology classes have successfully completed another batch of bicycles that they have been working on.
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PHS Physical Education Department hosts Breakfast of Champions

Posted December 27th 2019
The Plainville High School Physical Education Department hosted the "Breakfast of Champions" on December 20th for PHS students who passed all four sections of the Connecticut Fitness Exam.
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"Take A Whack for Interact" Event A Big Success

Posted December 03th 2019
The Plainville High School Interact Club’s “Take A Whack for Interact” fundraiser event was a big success this year.
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PHS Hosts 8th Annual Career Day

Posted November 27th 2019
Plainville High School hosted the 8th annual Career Day program for students on November 22nd.
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Students Collaborating with Staff to Prepare for Winter

Posted November 14th 2019
Students in Mark Chase’s Transportation Technology course at Plainville High School have been assisting the school district's Facilities Department by tuning up several of the snow throwers used throughout the school district in town
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PHS Senior Receives Recognition Award

Posted November 14th 2019
Plainville High School senior Travis Lavigne have been awarded the Farmington Valley Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award for leadership service to the school...
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Motivational Speaker Chris Sandy Visits PHS

Posted November 07th 2019
On November 6th, Plainville High School juniors and seniors attended an assembly featuring motivational speaker and author Chris Sandy , from the Choices Matter organization.
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2019 PHS College Fair

Posted October 31th 2019
More than 100 colleges, universities and technical schools, together with several branches of the military, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the Main Street Community Foundation, and CHESLA ( Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority) were in attendance at the Plainville High School College Fair held on October 25th. The College Fair is coordinated by the high school's School Counseling Department.
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PHS Hosts Dr. Sam Rhine at Annual Genetics Conference

Posted October 15th 2019
The Plainville High School Science Department recently hosted world renowned speaker Dr. Sam Rhine at the high school’s annual Genetics Conference.
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First Annual Homecoming Carnival

Posted October 10th 2019
The Plainville High School Student Council will be hosting the first annual Homecoming Carnival event on October 25th at Plainville High School from 5:00PM until halftime of the Homecoming football game.
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PHS Hosts Celebration for Seniors Who Will Play Collegiate Athletics

Posted June 27th 2019
Plainville High School hosted an “Athletic Celebration” on June 17th for seniors who will be going on to play collegiate athletics. The event was organized by Plainville Community Schools’ Athletic Director Chris Farrell. “The student athletes from the Class of 2019 are just remarkable,” said Farrell.
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2019 Breakfast of Champions

Posted June 18th 2019
The Plainville High School Physical Education Department recently hosted a Breakfast of Champions celebration for the second semester. Students who passed all four sections of the Connecticut Fitness Test were invited to the event, which was catered by Dunkin' Donuts.
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March Portrait Pioneers

The Plainville Community Schools’ “Portrait Pioneers” award winners for the month of March were recognized at the March 8th Plainville Board of Education meeting. Louis Toffolon Elementary School Custodian Greg Masse and Plainville High School faculty member / school counselor Oneda Lamont were the latest recipients of this award established to recognize school district staff members who exemplify and model the characteristics of the district’s Portrait of the Graduate framework, which include being: Mindful, Resilient, Communicative, Innovative and Collaborative. School district employees may be nominated for this award by colleagues, students, parents, or community members.