Category: schools

Superintendent hosts first parent advisory council meeting

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville Community Schools’ families made their way to the Plainville High School media center on Thursday, Nov. 7 to take part in the first meeting of the Combined Parent Advisory Council. Superintendent of schools Steven LePage…

School board gets back to business: Renew bus contract; Set last day of school

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER After being sworn in on Monday, Nov. 11, the newly elected Plainville Board of Education unanimously supported the nominations of Becky Tyrrell as the chairperson and Crystal St. Lawrence as the vice chairperson. Then, the new…

Cheers to you, Blue Devils…

Chris Pepe, right, serves a beer sample to Beth Cianchetti during the Plainville Athletic Backers Club’s beer and wine tasting fundraiser last Friday at the Plainville VFW. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund their mission of supporting…

Learning about government

Rep. William Petit Jr., talks to a Louis Toffolon Elementary School fifth grade social studies class about the Constitution and his role as a state representative. SUBMITTED

A ‘super’ day in kindergarten

Kindergarten students in Erica Kriscenski’s class at Wheeler school were visited by superintendent Steven LePage, who joined the students in using Play-Doh letter stamping to practice letters, letter sounds, and words. SUBMITTED

Veterans Day offers teaching opportunity in the schools

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER All throughout Plainville, the community came together on Monday in observance of Veterans Day. The Plainville Community Schools—one of the few districts that met on Monday, Nov. 11—used the day to teach their students about the…

Race for middle school athletics is a huge success

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT A crowd of close to 400 assembled in the parking lot of the Middle School of Plainville on Saturday, Nov. 9, for the Thanks for Giving 5K and Turkey Trot to raise funds for the middle…

BOE names Everyday Heroes for October

Superintendent of Schools Steven LePage and BOE chairwoman Deb Hardy awards Norma Olson-Bartley, center left, and Lynn Logoyke, center right, the October Everyday Hero awards. The award was presented during the October meeting of the board of education.

Recognizing student excellence: School officials honor the best of the best

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 32nd annual superintendent’s student recognition luncheon was held at J. Timothy’s restaurant on Friday, Nov. 1, and 14 students were presented with certificates by their respective principals. Linden Street School principal, Phil Sanders, presented…