Important  Upcoming Dates:

May 3: Shortened Day for Students - 12:45 pm dismissal (lunch is served).   Teacher professional development in afternoon.

May 30:  No School - Memorial Day.  MSP band is marching in the Memorial Day Parade - 9:00 am.

June 8, 9, 10, and 13: Shortened Days for Students - 12:45 pm dismissal - Final Exams - No Lunch is served.

June 13:  Last day of school - 12:45 dismissal - No Lunch is served.


Daily Schedule:

Full Day: 8 am – 2:45 pm. Students should arrive by 7:50 am when the doors open.

2 hour Delay:

10:00 am – 2:45 pm
Doors open at 9:50 am

MSP Early Dismissal:

8:00 am – 12:45 pm


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Marine Technology Presentation 

April, 2016

The Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) program,  based at the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center and the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, provides opportunities for teams of teachers and students from southern New England to experience new technologies related to exploring the global ocean, discover pathways in marine careers using these new tools, and develop leadership capacity.

Two Plainville High School students and science teacher Mr. Ken Fusco are participating in the MaTTs program. They shared their experiences with MSP students and provided an exclusive opportunity for the students to interact with marine biologist Holly Morin of the Inner Space Center.



Local Television Meteorologists Present to Grade 6

April, 2016
Recently, the sixth graders at the Middle School of Plainville welcomed Dan Amarante, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and Rachel Frank, Emmy Award Winning Meteorologist, from FOX 61 News.  The six graders had just finished up their unit weather and were working on developing board games based on certain weather condition they chose to research.  The presentation by Mr. Amarante and Ms. Frank came at the end of the unit as a culmination activity so students could connect their learning to the outside world.  The presentation was filled with information about how they came to study meteorology, their daily routines as meteorologists, their favorite weather to forecast, as well as how to predict weather patterns and what certain clouds mean.   Their presentation was interactive and informative.  The students were recognized on FOX 61 News at 10 that evening for being an “amazing audience who were respectful and had great questions!”.

 


Huskies (not UConn) Visit MSP

March, 2016

 Plainville resident and dog sled runner, Joan Kaczmarczyk, visited MSP on March 16th to speak with sixth graders about the care and training of sled dogs and the sport of sled racing. Students recently completed a unit of study in Reading/LA classes where they investigated wolf behaviors and read Gary Paulsen’s Woodsong. They also learned of his experiences running dogs in the Iditarod.  They recently visited the Springfield Museums for a “Wolf to Woof” program about the genetics of both species.


Each student chose a musher to follow in this year's race and searched daily to see their musher's position. They read daily blogs and viewed photos and videos which were sent from the race, and they were able to track their musher's progress by GPS through the Iditarod's website.  Ms. Kaczmarczyk was a primary source for students to further their research.  Her presentation included an explanation of the features of the dog sled, a 'meet and greet' with her six Alaskan Huskies by the sixth graders. 


Even with 60 degree weather, blue skies, and no snow, a few teachers and administrators were treated to rides on the ‘wheeled sled’ in the MSP field.   The day ended with a question and answer session in the auditorium with Joan in order to further students' understanding of the care and treatment of sled dogs.  In addition, MSP raised and donated $200 to the “Second Chance” kennel where Ms. Kaczmarczyk has been a contributor.

 



Pi Day at MSP!
March, 2016
The grade 7 students at MSP celebrated Pi Day on Monday March 14, 2016. Pi day is celebrated around the world on 3/14. Pi is the symbol used in Mathematics to represent a constant - the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter -- which is approximately 3.14159.

Students in grade 7 discovered Pi using circular objects and string, created Pi Day digit plates, read "Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi" and even enjoyed eating pie!










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PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION

It is the policy of the Plainville Board of Education that no persons shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program including employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or veteran status. The Plainville Board of Education also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be brought to the attention of the building principal or district Title IX Coordinator – Dr. Maureen Brummett, Superintendent 793-3206. Section 504 concerns should also be brought to the attention of Dr. Brummett.

(Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) 

The U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights 
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8th Floor 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: 617-289-0111 FAX: 617-289-0150; TDD: 877-521-2172


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