Category: schools

MSP robotics program earns grant to host VEX IQ state championship

The Middle School of Plainville and robotics coaches Camille Westfall and Laurel Schwartz, were announced as the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (REC). Westfall and Schwartz have committed to hosting the VEX IQ…

Plainville to offer school-based behavioral health services

Plainville Community Schools, in partnership with Cornerstone Counseling Center of Southington, will offer school-based behavioral health services at both Linden Street School and the Middle School of Plainville. The program will be open to both students and families. “We welcome…

Para-Olympian inspires middle schoolers

Chris Waddell, athlete and founder of One Revolution Foundation, visited Plainville Community Schools to share his life story with students. While speaking at the elementary schools and Middle School of Plainville, Waddell shared his story and focus on the belief…

Budget talks focus on capital improvements

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville officials are now working diligently on the town budget, on which residents will be voting on Tuesday, April 28. During the first presentation held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, the town manager and superintendent of schools…

State makes a PACT with Tunxis Community College

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER In December the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT), the state’s free community college program, was officially adopted as a policy by the Board of Regents for Higher Education. According to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU)…

PHS Interact Club ‘takes a whack’ at fundraising

The Plainville High School Interact Club hosted the fundraising event, “Take a Whack for Interact,” during the powder puff football game on Tuesday, Nov. 26, where they raised $420. The club partnered with New England Auto Sales, and the dealership…

2019 PHS ‘Students Rock’ award

The Plainville High School Students Rock award presentation was held on Wednesday, Dec. 18, where seniors Kaylie Hall and Luis Arango were named the 2019-20 first semester award winners. Maria Colangelo, a PHS teacher, created the Students Rock Award in…

2020 reading and math challenge kicks off

Plainville Community Schools kicked off the 2020 superintendent’s reading and math challenge on Thursday, Jan. 2, and continue through the end of May. “I am hoping to build a unified and widespread appreciation of the power of reading to change…

Project Graduation plans, fundraisers kick into high gear

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Plainville High School seniors are six months away from receiving their diplomas and heading out into the world. But before they make that transition, Plainville parents want to ensure that the last event of the school…

CSCU commits to Connecticut’s free community college initiative

In December the Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT), the state’s free community college program, was officially adopted as a policy by the board of regents for higher education. According to Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) PACT is a “last-dollar…