Category: schools

Board of Education inspects Wheeler school construction

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, in which the commissioners took a tour of the Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School construction project. Led by Wheeler principal, Andrew Batchelder,…

Adult education courses available

Plainville Adult and Continuing Education program will offer free evening programming, this fall in the following areas: adult basic education (math and reading/writing), adult high school credit diploma program, citizenship preparation, English as a second language, GED preparation, and PARC…

Calling all community heroes: Superintendent celebrates new school year

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools students commenced the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but the administrative team channeled their school spirit during convocation on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with a few superhuman guests. “Calling All Heroes”…

Volunteers needed for Project Graduation 2020

Volunteers are needed for next spring’s graduation party. Project Graduation 2020 will hold its first meeting at Plainville YMCA on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. Future meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, from October through…

Plainville prepares for new school year

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER As summer winds to a close, the Plainville Community Schools staff has been hard at work in preparation for the 2019-202 school year, which officially begins on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Leading the district are the…

Plainville to crack down on drivers passing school buses

Beginning this fall, Plainville school buses 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. “Ensuring student safety is…

RAMPing up for school

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 grades K-3 are participating in the summer learning…

Groups organize a back-to-school backpack program

Former Supt. 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…

Toffolon custodian named as a 2019 Champion of Clean

CloroxPro recently announced the winners of the first-ever Champions of Clean contest, created as a way to celebrate commercial cleaning professionals who are on the front lines of cold, flu, and norovirus season, and put it all on the line…