Category: schools

The royalty of Plainville High

The annual Mr. PHS contest, a fund raiser for Plainville High School’s Project Graduation for seniors, was held last Thursday at the school. First place went to Joseph Chacho; second place went to Daniel Costantini; and third place went to…

Meet and greet with a musher

Plainville resident and dog sled runner, Joan Kaczmarczyk, recently visited the Middle School of Plainville to speak with sixth graders about the care and training of sled dogs and the sport of racing. Students recently completed a unit of study…

High school art students honored

Five Plainville High School students were recently selected to receive honors in the  2016 Annual Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards program, in the areas of drawing, ceramics, and painting. The artwork was recently on exhibit at the Silpe Gallery, located on…

Register for kindergarten

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Jan. 1 are eligible for kindergarten, full day program, in September 2016. To obtain materials for kindergarten registration, please contact one of the following elementary schools, beginning March 1, 2016,…

Schools saved $1,066,000 in energy costs over past 3.5 years

Plainville Community Schools has achieved over $1,066,000 in cost savings in 3 1/2 years, since partnering with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching. In addition, all five district school buildings have recently…

Toffolon collects hundreds of pounds of candy for vets, troops

Members of the Louis Toffolon Elementary School Student Council held a successful candy drive to send to veterans and troops overseas. Following Halloween, students and their families donated candy from their trick or treat bags. The students counted close to…

Students encouraged to enter CHET Dream Big! competition

Local elementary and middle school students are encouraged to enter the 2016 CHET Dream Big! Competition, a statewide drawing and essay contest aimed at getting Connecticut students in kindergarten through eighth grade to think about their education and careers. Now in…

All that jazz in town’s elementary schools

  Plainville elementary music teachers Michael Boncimino and Greg Wilfrid have organized the first Elementary Town-Wide Jazz Band in the school district’s history. The program is not only unique to the district, but also in surrounding areas and counties. The…

Learning about science

First graders at Wheeler recently enjoyed a visit from scientist ‘Mr. Chris’ from Hi Touch Hi Tech. The students investigated light and shadow, learning how light travels and shadows are formed as well as how light is reflected. According to…

Wheeler 5th graders meet with scientists

Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School fifth graders recently enjoyed a visit from scientists from the “High Touch High Tech” organization. During the visit, the students were able to participate in a science program that relates to their  current unit of…