Category: schools

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…

PHS student council hosts homecoming carnival

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER As the Plainville Blue Devils prepared to face off against the Berlin Redcoats, the Plainville High School student council was busy setting up their first ever homecoming carnival, themed “Around the World,” held in Tinty…

Plainville High School offers sign language course

American Sign Language is now an available elective course offered at Plainville High School. Rachel Posner, a Plainville resident, has 16 students enrolled in the course thus far. The course has been offered in the past to students with disabilities…

Cosmetology school celebrates graduation with style

By MIKE CHAIKEN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Rather than simply receive a certificate, a handshake, and congratulations, the graduating class of the International Institute of Cosmetology took the plunge into their professional life a step further. The students put on a hair fashion…

College financial aid night at PHS on Oct. 23

Plainville High School will host an informational session on college financial aid, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:3- to 6:30 p.m., in the high school auditorium. The program, facilitated by the Barnum Financial Group’s Center for College Planning will touch…

Team building through STEM challenges

As part of the Plainville Community Schools summer school program, a group of middle school students in Karen Troiano’s class participated in a variety of team building exercises through a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related activities.…