Category: schools

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.…

High school welcomes new therapy dog

As the field of animal therapy continues to gain popularity as a form of healing, Plainville High School is just one of the many schools country-wide that integrates a therapy dog within the school community. This past May, PHS said…

Summer program stresses reading and math

Learning continued over the summer through the 2019 RAMP (Reading and Math Power) program housed at Linden Street School during the month of July. This year, 44 students in kindergarten through third grade from all three Plainville elementary schools attended…

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…