msp robotics showing their work
MSP Robotics Receives Plainville Community Fund Grant
06/19/2019
The Middle School of Plainville Robotics Program, lead by faculty members Camille Westfall and Laurel Schwartz, received a grant from the Plainville Community Fund
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speaker Kristin O'Connor Vece with students and staff
MSP Hosts Motivational Speaker Kristin O'Connor Vece
06/07/2019
Plainville Community School's +K.I.K. (Positive Kids Influencing Kids) Peer Mentor Group recently had a special visit from motivational speaker Kristin O'Connor Vece (front row, center). This event was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Elizabeth Norton Trust Fund.
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MSP Scholar Leaders
MSP CAS Scholar Leaders
06/04/2019
The two Scholar-Leaders chosen by the faculty at the Middle School this year, Dale Neyra and Sydney Christiansen, are pictured here with MSP teachers, Mr. LeSuer, Mrs. Harkey, Mrs. Buthe, and Principal Guarino.
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MSP Top Readers
06/04/2019
The top readers at MSP held a celebration in the library recently. Mrs. Lynch, MSP library information teacher, kept track of the students who read the most books on their own this year at MSP.
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actor/storyteller jeffrey benoit with msp students
One Man Play Returns to MSP
05/24/2019
Middle School of Plainville sixth graders enjoyed "Chariot of the Sun" with Jeffrey Benoit on May 24th. This one-man show exposed students to the heroes, gods/goddesses, and monsters of Greek mythology.
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msp staff and members of the american red cross
MSP Blood Drive Hosted by Student Council
05/06/2019
The Middle School of Plainville’s Student Council (with advisor / faculty member Melinda Buthe) recently hosted a Blood Drive at the Middle School in conjunction with the American Red Cross.
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Middle School of Plainville Robotics group at the Student Manufacturers Connection Fair held at the Connecticut State Capitol
MSP Attends Student Manufacturers Connection Fair
05/02/2019
The Middle School of Plainville Robotics Teams, together with faculty members / advisors Camille Westfall and Laurel Schwartz, attended the Student Manufacturers Connection Fair held at the Connecticut State Capitol on April 24th!
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Students Teaching Students
04/03/2019
Sixth grade students in Christina Corvello's sixth grade science classes at the Middle School of Plainville recently prepared an NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) lesson to teach kindergarten students in Shannon Bakaysa's class at Linden Street School. The Linden students learned how to make a lava lamp during the lesson.
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Professional Storyteller Tom Lee visits MSP
Professional Storyteller Tom Lee visits MSP
04/01/2019
Professional Storyteller Tom Lee visited the Middle School of Plainville on March 26th to support the sixth grade study of Mesopotamia.
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MSP students with alaskan racing dogs
Dog Sled Runner Visits MSP
03/21/2019
Plainville resident and dog sled runner, Joan Kaczmarczyk, visited the Middle School of Plainville on March 14th to speak with sixth graders about the care and training of sled dogs and the sport of sled racing.
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MSP Team Trophy Winners
VEX IQ Robotics State Championship
03/12/2019
The VEX IQ Robotics State Championship was held this past Saturday at the Middle School of Plainville. Continuing their season-long winning streak, three teams from the Middle School of Plainville qualified to travel to Worlds.   
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collected food for the plainville food pantry
"Souper Bowl" Food Drive at MSP
02/26/2019
The Middle School of Plainville’s Student Council organized the second annual "Souper Bowl Collection" from 01/22/19 to 02/01/19.
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Chase the Chill
Chase the Chill!
01/30/2019
It was a heartwarming afternoon Monday as members of the Kids in the Middle club hung the scarves and coats collected from the Chase the Chill project.
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Grade 6 Chorus 2019
MSP Winter Concerts
01/18/2019
On Tuesday night, January 15, MSP's 80 member 6th-grade chorus and 90 member 6th-grade band filled the Plainville High School auditorium with songs and sounds of winter. In addition, the 7th and 8th-grade choruses performed their winter concerts at MSP on Thursday.
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Plainville Community Schools volunteer mentor/Webster Bank employee Prashanth Narayanan and his Middle School student mentee Ameer Alhameedawi
MSP Student and Mentor Featured for National Mentoring Month
01/17/2019
Plainville Community Schools volunteer mentor/Webster Bank employee Prashanth Narayanan and his Middle School student mentee Ameer Alhameedawi were selected to appear in a Webster Bank mentoring video as part of National Mentoring Month in January. Prashanth and Ameer have been paired in the mentor program for six years.
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adl representative talking to students
MSP Bystander to Ally Workshop
12/27/2018
On December 16th, 28 students at the Middle School of Plainville (MSP) participated in a Bystander to Ally workshop led by representatives from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
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students conducting technology workshops
MSP Technology Student Association Event Held
12/13/2018
Eight officers of the Middle School of Plainville's Technology Student Association participated in a leadership event.
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Go Baby Go
Go Baby Go!
12/10/2018
MSP students joined their PHS classmates in the modification of a Go Baby Go vehicles. They worked on a miniature MiniCooper!
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Middle School of Plainville faculty member Camille Westfall with Greg Kane, Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University , and William McDonough, CTEEA President.
MSP Teacher Camille Westfall Honored
11/16/2018
Middle School of Plainville faculty member Camille Westfall was honored by the Connecticut Technology and Engineering Education Association (CTEEA) at their annual state conference held at Portland High School on November 6th
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Veterans Day at MSP
11/15/2018
On Monday, November 12th, 2018 the MSP community invited Veterans to the school to both thank the Veterans for their service while teaching students about the significance of Veterans Day.
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Superintendent's Award Winners
Superintendent's Award Winners Honored
11/08/2018
Two Middle School students and their parents were among the recipients honored at the twenty-sixth Annual Superintendent's Award Luncheon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018.
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MSP Girls in Manufacturing
Girls in Manufacturing
11/01/2018
Mrs. Coyle and Ms. Westfall, Technology/Engineering teachers at the Middle School of Plainville, brought 8th-grade girls to a "Girls and Manufacturing” event held in Cromwell.
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Costumes for Charity
Costumes for Charity
10/31/2018
Teachers at MSP dressed in Costume on October 31. Students "voted" for their favorite costumes by donating their spare change. All funds raised went to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry.
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Nutmeg nominated author Phil Bildner visited MSP
10/26/2018
Phil Bildner, author of the popular Rip & Red series, and twenty other titles, presented three very enthusiastic sessions for all of MSP's students on October 25. 2018. 
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Step-Up Assembly
Step-Up Assembly
10/09/2018
On October 5th representatives from the Anti Defamation League led a workshop with students at the Middle School of Plainville (MSP). Students shared their own thoughts and stories while learning about many different forms of discrimination.
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KIK Students posing at the end of year event
End of Year KIK Meeting
06/13/2018
The Plainville Community Schools’ +K.I.K. (Positive Kids Influencing Kids) Peer Mentor Group celebrated their last visit of the school year with a pizza party and scavenger hunt at Plainvlle High School. The 11th grade mentors welcomed their 8th-grade middle school mentees to the high school to show them around the building and introduce them to teachers and staff members.
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Middle School Top Readers
Middle School Top Readers
06/11/2018
The Middle School of Plainville's "Top Readers" recently gathered for a photograph. Students read hundreds of book this school year.
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Scholar Leaders
MSP Students Honored at CAS Scholar Leader Banquet
06/08/2018
The Connecticut Association of Schools established the Scholar-Leader Banquet in 1985 to give public recognition to one boy and one girl from each middle level school in Connecticut who have distinguished themselves in scholarship and leadership in school and the community.
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Author Mullaly Hunt
Author Linda Mullaly Hunt Visits MSP
06/05/2018
Twice Nutmeg nominated author Lynda Mullaly Hunt visited MSP on May 30. She provided motivating and enthusiastic presentations to all of MSP's students.
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Mr. Jeffrey Benoit performing a one man play at msp
"Chariot of the Sun” show at MSP
06/04/2018
Middle School of Plainville sixth grade students recently enjoyed a performance of the "Chariot of the Sun” presented by Mr. Jeffrey Benoit.
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Technology Student Association Competition
Technology Student Association Competition
05/11/2018
MSP students recently attended the annual Technology Student Association (TSA) competition, held at Conard High School in West Hartford. The Middle School of Plainville swept the awards in Dragster Design.
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Student readers
MSP Read-a-Thon
04/16/2018
MSP's library sponsored a Read-a-Thon from January 2 - April 2. All grade 6 & 7 students at MSP were invited to participate.
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Food Drive Collection
Food Hunt for Hunger
04/04/2018
Student Council at MSP hosted their 3rd food drive of the school year called the "Food Hunt for Hunger." at Walmart in Bristol on Friday, 03/30/18.
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Sled Dogs
Alaskan Huskies Visit MSP
03/28/2018
Plainville resident and dog sled runner, Joan Kaczmarczyk, visited MSP on March 25th to speak with sixth graders about the care and training of sled dogs and the sport of sled racing.
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msp student Braden Shumbo thanking staff and students for raising money to treat his rare disease
Rare Disease Awareness Day at MSP
03/12/2018
The Middle School of Plainville celebrated Rare Disease Awareness Day by supporting the Glut1 Deficiency Foundation in honor of a 7th-grade student, Braden Shumbo.
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students in the msp gym practicing zumba
Zumba Fitness at MSP
03/08/2018
At the Middle School of Plainville, one part of the Physical Education curriculum focuses on introducing lifetime sports / wellness activities to students. So far this year, the middle school students have been introduced to classes in golf, bowling and currently ZUMBA
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Read Across America
Read Across America
03/05/2018
MPS had its annual Read Across America celebration on Friday, March 2. NEA's Read Across America is a fun, celebratory way to promote the enjoyment of reading.
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Music Festival Selectees
MSP Students Selected for State Music Festival
02/21/2018
The Middle School of Plainville would like to congratulate the fourteen scholars who were selected to participate in the Connecticut Music Education Association's Northern Region Middle School Music Festival
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MSP robotics team with trophies
MSP Competes in Bolton VEX IQ Competition
02/14/2018
On January 13th, four teams from the Middle School of Plainville traveled to the Bolton VEX IQ Competition.
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Art Club Makes Hearts for Valentine's Day
MSP Art Club Spreading the Love
02/09/2018
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, students in The Middle School of Plainville’s Art Club, created beautiful ceramic hearts.
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Chase the Chill
Chase the Chill Project
01/30/2018
Students from the Kids in the Middle (KIM) Club volunteered to help with MSP's Chase the Chill Project. The project was organized by MSP Health Teachers, Cindy Birdsall and Melanie Olmstead.
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Student Council News
Student Council News
01/09/2018
Student Council, at MSP, has been spear-heading events to help support our MSP family via funds raised for the Hematology and Oncology Department at CCMC.
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MSP Robotics at CABE
11/22/2017
Middle School of Plainville faculty members Laurel Schwartz and Camille Westfall , together with members of the VEX IQ team from the Middle School were invited to spotlight their award winning Robotics program at this year’s Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE) conference held in Groton.
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MSP Honors Veterans
11/13/2017
The Middle School of Plainville celebrated Veterans' Day with numerous activities designed to educate the students and honor our local veterans and veterans across the country.
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MSP Art Club Students Give Back!
MSP Art Club Students Give Back!
11/08/2017
Students in The Middle School of Plainville’s Art Club are celebrating the Thanksgiving season by giving back to the community.
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students in college themed shirts
College Awareness Day
10/20/2017
As part of College Awareness month, MSP held a spirit day on October 19.
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a wooden birdhouse made by middle school students
MSP Kids in the Middle
10/12/2017
Kids in the Middle (or KIM) is run by Plainville Youth Services and sponsored by the United Way. It offers volunteer and community service opportunities for middle school students.
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