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Principal's Message

Mrs. SkinnerWelcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  It is exciting to have all our students, teachers and staff members back to school ready for another positive year at The Plains Elementary!

This year we will kick of our Positive Behavior Program called, "The Bulldog Way!"  Students will continue to learn how to Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful.  Our teachers have planned many activities that help create a positive culture and create pride in our school. More information will be coming home about this program.

We are also excited to have new curricular materials in Math and in Reading.  In math, teachers K-5 will be using the program Investigations and 6th grade will be using CPM: College Preparatory Math.  For Reading grades K-6 will be transitioning to the Lucy Calkins: Reading Units of Study. This reading program will compliment the new writing program, Lucy Calkins: Writing Units of Study that we implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

Finally, our district has committed to all students 3rd - 12th grade to be one-to-one with technology.  This means all our students 3rd - 6th grade will be issued a chromebook for the school year.  At our level, students will not be able to take the chromebooks home but will be using them in all classes for projects, classwork and assessments as determined by his/her teachers.

We are excited for all the new things happening in our building and district. We strive to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of "EVERY LEARNER, EVERY DAY!"

We wish everyone a great school year!

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Heather Skinner

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News & Announcements

The Plains Elementary Back To School Open House and Picnic, August 27 4-6 pm
The Plains Elementary will hold the annual Back to School Open House and Picnic on August 27, 2018. Beginning at 4:00 pm, students can visit their new classrooms and meet their new teachers. School supplies can be dropped off at that time. The picnic will be on the back playground and will begin at 4:30 pm and end at 6:00 pm. PTO will provide hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
Summer Meals 2018 for Kids & Teens: Athens Area Locations USDA Summer Food Service Program
School will be out soon. Summer meals for kids and teens will be served in our community this year. ​Open to all children 18 and younger NO enrollment NO cost ​​Locations: ​​10 Hope Drive, Athens, OH, 45701, 740.385.36813 45 E. 4th St., The Plains, OH, 45780, 740.797.4287 29 Converse St., Chauncey, OH, 45719, 740.797.2512 Learn more about the USDA Summer Food Service Program on this website.
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The Plains Elementary  |  90 Connett Rd.  |  The Plains, OH 45780
Phone:740-797-4572  |  Fax:740-797-4432