Plainville Community Schools, 47 Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville CT 06062, (860)793-3200

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High School Students Honored With "Students Rock Award"
"Plainville High School students Dominika Woch and Joey Chacho have been named recipients of the first semester "Students Rock Award" recognizing their outstanding contributions to Plainville High School. In seeking..."

Recent Articles:
02/20/15: High School Students Honored With "Students Rock Award"
02/13/15: Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund Grants Support District Initiatives
01/29/15: Plainville High School Students Honored In Arts Competition
12/18/14: Plainville Community Schools Named National Campus Champion For Operational Excellence

District Spotlight
Valentine Mailboxes!
Students  in the Pre-kindergarten classes at Louis Toffolon Elementary School, together with their parents and family members, recently built and decorated "Valentine Mailboxes" for a Valentine's Day exchange. The project provided a great opportunity to involve parents in the learning process during the school day.

Toffolon Preschoolers Enjoy Animal Expert Visit

Toffolon preschool students in Danielle Phelan's classroom recently had the opportunity to put their Winter Animal Unit of Study into action, thanks to a visit from animal expert Nick Diaz of the Hungerford Nature Park in Kensington, Connecticut. Mr. Diaz provided a demonstration of six animals relevant to a number of books read in the preschool classroom including The Mitten and The Hat by Jan Brett. The students learned about animal habitat, diet and sleep patterns.

+K.I.K. Program!

Plainville Community Schools recently "kicked" off a new peer mentoring program Positive Kids Influencing Kids (+K.I.K.), bringing students in the middle and high schools together for friendship and fun. The +K.I.K. Program pairs a group of juniors in the high school with eighth grade students at the middle school. The mentor / mentee pairs come together bi-monthly to visit, discuss the transition to high school, and enjoy each other's company.

Expedition New England Comes to PHS!

Connecticut Naturalist Scott Tucker recently visited Plainville High School to discuss native organisms in Connecticut with high school science students. Tucker, who is known for his television program "Expedition New England," has done a number of mini documentaries about various indigenous vertebrates.

Reading Partners Programs Enjoy Holiday Guest Readers

Students and volunteers in the Linden and Toffolon Reading Partners programs recently gathered for holiday reading celebrations featuring guest readers Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching at Linden and Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett at Toffolon. The Plainville VFW Post 574 donated copies of Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner for all of the student participants in both the Linden and Toffolon Reading Partners programs.

In photo: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching with Volunteer Coordinator Sue Bradley and participants in the Linden Reading Partners program gather for a reading celebration

PHS "Can the Principal" Event Helps Those In Need

Plainville High School's National Honor Society recently held a "Can Mr. LePage" challenge to collect canned food items and non-perishable goods for the Plainville Community Food Pantry. Principal Steven LePage's office was ultimately filled with four car loads of donated items from students, staff, community members, and collections held in the other four district schools.

Career Day at PHS!
Students at Plainville High School recently participated in the third annual Career Day during which they visited three sessions with speakers from a variety of occupations aligned to student interests. Several of the Career Day speakers were Plainville High School alumni. The event was coordinated by the School Counseling Department and the Student Success Committee led by Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Maureen Brummett.

In photos: Jessie Malino, Senior Graphic Designer - Webster Bank, Lt. Eric Peterson Plainville Police Department, Detective Phil Fuschino - Hartford Police Department, Joel Stamilo, Juvenile Probation Supervisor, Angela Spillane, UCONN Biomedical Engineering intern, Dr. Julie Sanville, Chief Resident in Pediatrics - Baystate Medical, and Fludiona Naka, medical student - UCONN

27th Annual Superintendent's Award Presentation Held

Twelve Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents' (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 27th annual Superintendent's Award Presentation held on November 6th. This award is given during American Education Week to students who have been nominated by their teachers and chosen by their principal.

College Fair at PHS

Plainville High School hosted a college fair for students on October 24 featuring more than 115 colleges and universities represented at the event.

PHS Homecoming!

The Plainville High School community celebrated Homecoming weekend beginning October 10th with a number of festivities including the "Float Parade," football game against East Catholic High School, and the Homecoming Dance.

In photos: The Plainville High School 2014 Homecoming Court introduced during the football game against East Catholic High School. The PHS Junior Class took first prize in the float contest, with the "High School Musical" theme.

New Playscape Unveiled at Wheeler

On September 18th, Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new playscape addition to the playground area. During the ceremony, Principal Batchelder and PTO president Tina Autunno thanked Wheeler parents for their relentless commitment to raising funds for the playscape, as well as Superintendent Kitching and the Plainville Board of Education for their support of the project.

In photo: Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization officers Erin Borra, Tina Autunno, Sandy Hergott, Kim Shumbow, and Samantha Miller "cut the ribbon" at the ceremony held recently for the new playscape addition to Wheeler's playground.

Challenge Accepted!

Linden Street School Principal Paula Eshoo  recently accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and completed the task on the first day of school! At the close of the school day, while Linden students and staff looked on, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Kitching poured the icy bucket of water on Principal Eshoo, who then extended the challenge to several colleagues in an effort to support the national  ALS organization.

Ken Fusco Named 2014-15 Teacher of the Year!

Plainville Community Schools has named Plainville High School Science teacher Ken Fusco as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Fusco was nominated by fellow Plainville High School faculty members. He has been an educator at Plainville High School for 13 years, teaching Biology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography through the UCONN Early College Experience program at the high school. As Teacher of the Year in Plainville, Fusco will also participate as a candidate for Connecticut's 2015 Teacher of the Year Program. Each district Teacher of the Year will be individually recognized at an awards ceremony later this year hosted by the Connecticut Department of Education.

In photo: Plainville Community Schools Teacher of the Year Ken Fusco, Plainville High School students, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Kitching.

Playing with Polymers

Representatives from the Connecticut Science Center recently presented an after school program for the Preschool students and their families at Linden Street School. The program, which incorporated hands on learning was entitled "Playing with Polymers."

Gene Millerick Honored In Memorium

Eugene Millerick, in memorium, was inducted into the Plainville Community Schools' Memorial Wall of Honor on April 21, for his dedication and volunteer service to the Plainville educational community. During the ceremony, Mr. Millerick's family unveiled the memorial plaque added to the Wall of Honor in Plainville High School. Mr.Millerick served as a member of the Plainville Board of Education for 12 years, also serving as Chair during his tenure on the Board. The Memorial Wall of Honor is a permanent tribute to recognize local individuals for their service to the educational community.

In photo: Members of the Millerick family gather at the Memorial Wall of Honor induction for Mr. Gene Millerick in memorium, held on April 21 at Plainville High School.

Guest Speaker Shares Marketing Insights with PHS Students

Students in the Plainville High School Marketing 2 Class recently enjoyed a presentation by Director Of Business Development for Loureiro Engineering, Bob Heslin. Mr. Heslin provided students with an overview of branding, core competencies of marketing, the importance of building business relationships and more.

GE Engineers Introduce PHS Students To 3D Printing And Advanced Technologies

Twenty- four Plainville High School students recently visited GE's Industrial Solutions business in Plainville, for a firsthand look at the site's New Product Introduction (NPI) Accelerator Lab and the exciting technologies engineers are using to accelerate product development. Coordinated with Plainville High School's new program "Shadowing for Success," the GE tour was intended to further the program's mission of offering 11th and 12th grade students the opportunity to explore occupations and engage with business professionals.

PHS Digital Devils Make Their Mark At FIRST Robotics Competition

The newly formed Plainville High School Robotics Team 5129 (Digital Devils) won two rookie awards and placed 24th out of 32 teams at the Southington Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, held recently at Southington High School. Team 5129, also known as the Digital Devils, was formed in September of 2013 so that high school students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) could compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Plainville Students Read Across America!

Students and staff across the district recently celebrated Read Across America, a national reading and motivational awareness program that commemorates Dr. Seuss' (Theodor Seuss Geisel) birthday, and is sponsored locally by the Education Association of Plainville.

 In photos:
1. Guest reader, Plainville High School Principal Steven LePage, shares a book with students at Wheeler School
2. Middle School of Plainville Principal Matthew Guarino reads to a group of middle school students

Click here to see a slideshow of Read Across America programs, activities and events celebrated in Plainville schools.

PHS DECA Chapter Attends Career Development Conference

Students in the Plainville High School DECA program recently attended the 62nd Career Development Conference at the Aqua Turf in Southington, Connecticut, where they competed against other DECA chapters from across the state, and placed in a number of events. Six of the Plainville DECA students are eligible to attend the national competition in May. Plainville High School Faculty member Trevira Boatright oversees the Plainville DECA chapter.

Teachers Rock Program Provides Supplies for Toffolon Staff

Ten Toffolon School faculty members were recently selected to win school supply bags as part of the Cellular Connection / Verizon Wireless national Teachers Rock Supply Giveaway on February 23. Toffolon faculty member names were placed in a drawing coordinated by Verizon, and ten teachers were selected to receive the supply packages which included glue, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, paper, and more. As part of the program, residents in the community of each participating store supported the program by rounding their purchases up to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to the Teachers Rock Program.

In photo: Toffolon faculty members Pam Thomas, Valerie Provost and Gail Osland, receive the school supply bags from Plainville Verizon store employees Jarvis Wright and Alexis Concepcion.

VFW Donation to Reading Partners Program in Support of Literacy

The Reading Partners Program at Linden Street School and Louis Toffolon Elementary School, recently received a generous donation from the Plainville VFW Madeley Roberts Post 574's Community Outreach Program. Madeley Roberts Post 574, which proudly supports veterans, the military and our community, donated 30 books to the Reading Partner program's students. Earl Carey, a retired Coast Guard veteran, and member of the VFW, joined both schools and their Reading Partner volunteers for a reading of The Mitten by Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Maureen Brummett and Toffolon Elementary School Principal, Lynn Logoyke. Thanks to the donation by the VFW, the students each received a copy of The Mitten in support of literacy and the VFW's focus on remembering those who have passed and celebrating the living.

MSP Students Participate in School Climate/Anti-Bullying Conference

Students from the Middle School of Plainville's Ally Student Group recently served as presenters at the "Changing School Climate Reducing Bullying Conference" in Hamden, Connecticut. The Middle School's Dean of Students, Tom Laudadio, attended the conference with the student group. As part of the program, the Plainville students shared their experiences from the Bystander to Ally Program at the Middle School , and discussed the many ways the Middle School of Plainville promotes a positive climate and culture.

Toffolon Supports Soldiers Overseas

As part of the school district’s Veteran's Day celebrations, students and staff members at Toffolon School contributed to a care package shipped to a battalion of American soldiers stationed in  Afghanistan. The care package project, coordinate by staff member Heather Fagan, contained letters thanking the soldiers for their service and wishing them a safe return. Many items were also donated by students and staff members  for the care package including snacks, magazines, soups, hot chocolate, puzzles, and more!

Chefs Move To Schools At Toffolon

The Chefs Move To School Program recently debuted at Toffolon featuring Peter Lemnotis, Chef/ Owner of Confetti! Restaurant and Chef Eric Molly, as they introduced a Healthy Manicotti Crepe topped with a Fresco Sauce, and a Sweet Fruit Crepe dessert. According to Food Services Director Jim Bondi, both items garnered much acclaim among the students and staff. The Chefs Move to School Program is an important component of the Let's Move! Initiative which helps local chefs partner with schools in their communities.

Board Receives Award of Distinction

The Plainville Board of Education recently received the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)'s highest leadership recognition, the 2013 CABE Board of Distinction Award. This award is presented to school districts in Connecticut that meet a comprehensive set of criteria in the following categories: board leadership / student achievement, board member professional development, policy, community relations, and related organizational leadership.


In photo: Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor, Plainville Board of Education Chairperson Andrea Saunders, Plainville Board of Education member Deb Hardy, Plainville Board of Education member Becky Tyrrell, State Board of Education Member Stephen Wright, and Plainville Superintendent of Schools, Jeffrey Kitching.

26th Annual Superintendent's Award Presentation Held

Eleven Plainville students received the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents' (CAPSS) Superintendent / Student Recognition Award and Certificate of Excellence at the 26th annual Superintendent's Award Presentation held on November 1st. This award is given during American Education Week to students who have been nominated by their teachers and chosen by their principal.

PHS College Awareness Events Held

Plainville High School held its third annual College Fair on October 25. More than 100 colleges and universities were on hand to meet with Plainville students during the event, which was coordinated by the School Counseling Department. In addition, as part of the "college awareness" initiative at the high school, classroom mentoring groups participated in a door decorating contest depicting facts and information about various colleges present at the college fair. The winner of the door decorating contest is the team of staff members Judy Hahn, Deb Mosebach and their 10th grade homeroom (Room 331) whose door was decorated with information about Central Connecticut State University.


PHS students at the third annual College Fair                    Door decorating contest judges Board
                                                                               of Education Member Foster White,
                                                                               and Assistant Superintendent of
                                                                             Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett reviewing
                                                                                            the winning entry

PHS Hosts Genetics Conference

Plainville High School recently hosted a Genetics Update Conference with guest Dr. Sam Rhine, a nationally recognized speaker on the most current issues in genetics. Students from PHS as well as schools from across Connecticut attended the conference, coordinated by high school faculty members Ken Fusco, John Girard, and Melissa Moore.

In Photo: Guest speaker Dr. Sam Rhine addresses high school students at the Genetics Update Conference recently held at Plainville High School

Rachel's Challenge at MSP

On October 1st the Middle School of Plainville presented Rachel’s Challenge assemblies, a student workshop, and an evening community event. The evening event was attended by over 200 community members.  Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999.  Rachel's inspiring life story has motivated students and adults to engage in acts of kindness and compassion that will have a positive impact on our middle school and Plainville community.

Chromebook Information Session

Plainville parents and guardians were recently invited to attend an informational session on the new Chromebook initiative for students in grades 8-12. The evening include an overview by Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching and district Technology Director Kevin Ross, followed by a question and answer period about the Chromebooks. Attendees were then invited to try the Chromebooks in breakout sessions facilitated by district faculty members.

District Calendars
  • 2014-2015
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  • District Announcements

    Budget Development 2015-16

    Veteran's Day 2014

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    Turf Field Project

    Click below for information about the potential turf field project at Plainville High School

    Dr. Kitching Welcomes Teachers
    Plainville Getting it Right!

    Plainville Board of Education Strategic Goals: Monitoring Our Progress
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    Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget Info
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    CREC Open Choice & Plainville Community Schools Video
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    Chromebook Parent Packet 2014-15: For Students Entering Grades 6-8

    Click Here for a packet of information regarding the student chrome books for the 2014-2015 school year.

    Superintendent's Budget Presentation for 2014-2015

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    Superintendent's Informational Showcase

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    Click Here for an informational video Explaining the Truth About the Common Core State Standards

    Plainville Board of Education: Strategic Plan Monitoring Document

    The Strategic Plan Monitoring Document is designed to provide information to the Plainville staff, students, parents and community members, regarding progress the administration is making toward fulfilling the goals of our Strategic Plan. This document will be updated four to five times per year. Click here to access the Strategic Plan Monitoring Document

    Connecticut School Performance Report Information

    Below are links to the Plainville school district and individual schools' Connecticut School Performance Reports for School Year 2012-13, together with a parent guide for the School Performance Reports provided by the Connecticut State Department of Education. The reports provide information regarding the individual school and district performance as measured by a number of key accountability indicators, and identifies strengths and weaknesses.
    Click here to access the Connecticut School Performance Reports and Parent Guide

    Veteran's Day 2013

    Click here to view photographs from the Veteran's Day programs and activities held throughout the school district.

    NBC 30 News Segment

    Click Here to see the Plainville High School Chromebook news segment recently featured on NBC 30

    Chromebook Parent Info Session Information

    Click here to access the slideshow and videos shared during the Chromebook Parent Information Session at Plainville High School. Double click the videos on Slides 7 & 8 to play.

    Plainville Board of Education New Meeting Location

    The Plainville Board of Education monthly meetings will now be held in the Mel Perry Auditorium at the Middle School of Plainville,150 Northwest Drive, beginning with the September 9, 2013 meeting and all subsequent Board of Education meetings.

    Plainville Community Schools
    Strategic Plan

    Click here to access the Plainville Community Schools Strategic Plan approved February 11, 2013.

    MSP Bystander to Ally Program Subject of "Making the Grade" Segment on
    NBC 30

    Click here to view the NBC 30 Making the Grade segment featuring the Middle School of Plainville's Bystander to Ally Program.

    Security Update to Parents

    Click Here for Updated security Information

    Public School Finance and Budgets Presentation

    Click here to view the Public School Finance and Budgets Presentation presented by Superintendent Kitching and Director of Business and Operations, Ed Hoyt

    Plainville Community Schools Enrollment Report - 2012

    Click Here to view the Plainville Community Schools Enrollment Report 2012 by Peter M. Prowda, Phd

    Click Here to see the historical enrollment report.

    Full Day Kindergarten Presentation

    Following is a link to the full day Kindergarten presentation from the June 26, 2012 Special Board of Education meeting. Click here to review the presentation.

    Town and School District of Plainville Municipal and School District Operations Feasibility Study

    Click here to view the Town and School District of Plainville Municipal and School District Operations Feasibility Study provided by BlumShapiro

    Superintendent's Commentary

    Each month a commentary by Superintendent Kitching is featured in The Plainville CitizenClick here to access the Superintendent's Commentary Archive for the 2013-14 school year. The archive is located under the District News Tab, left side navigation bar on the school district website homepage.

    Ask The Superintendent

    A new feature has been added to the district website allowing parents, students and community members to ask school district related questions of Superintendent Jeffrey Kitching. The Ask the Superintendent page may be found on school website home page, left side navigation bar, or click here to access.

    Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget Info
    Please Click Here for more info Campaign To Reduce Underage Drinking in Connecticut

    The Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development is supporting Connecticut's underage drinking prevention campaign with information sharing, resources, and activities for Plainville parents and community members. Click here to visit the campaign website.

    School Schedule Information

    Regular School Day Schedule
    Elementary Schools: 8:50AM- 3:30PM

    Middle School of Plainville: 8:00AM-2:45PM
    Plainville High School: 7:30AM-2:10PM

    Minimum School Day Schedule
    Elementary Schools: 8:50AM-1:30PM

    Middle School of Plainville:8:00AM-12:45PM
    Plainville High School: 7:30AM-12:10PM

    School Contact Information

    Linden Street Elementary School
    69 Linden Street

    Louis Toffolon Elementary School
    145 Northwest Drive
    Phone: 860-793-3280

    Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School
    15 Cleveland Memorial Drive

    Middle School of Plainville
    150 Northwest Drive

    Plainville High School
    47 Robert Holcomb Way
    Phone: 860-793-3220

    Important Upcoming Dates

    Feb. 16 President's Day
    Feb. 13-17 Winter Recess
    Feb. 26 Early Dismissal
    March 19 Early Dismissal

    Long Range Plan/Building Projects
    Community Letter

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    Community Letter
    for Winter 2015

    Adult and Continuing Education

    Spring 2015 Program Guide

    Spring 2015 Healthcare Training Schedules Now Posted

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    Inclement Weather

    In the event of inclement weather, the Plainville Community Schools may delay opening school 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 2 hours. The School Messenger automated messaging system is utilized to directly contact parents who have selected this option, in the event of weather-related closings or delays. In addition, area radio and television stations will broadcast appropriate announcements. These announcements will also be accessible on the Internet at Connecticut Weather Center’s

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