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"Connect 2 Compete"

With many components of the District's blended learning initiative, it is often asked about the students who do not have Internet access at home. Cox Communications have a program called "Coonnect 2 Compete" that offers high speed Internet to qualifing families for $9.99/month. Specific program information is available at http://connect2compete.org/cox/.


1S1B If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

One School, One Book is a shared reading experience among students, teachers, administrators and all support staff. A single book (this year If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson) is chosen and over the course of a month EVERYONEreads! There is a calendar that staff and students follow and daily opportunities for students to win prizes. Teachers will be leading discussions around themes in the book in their classes and at various times throughout the week everyone participates in DEAR (Drop Everything And Read). The program ends with a culminating event that will address several of the themes of the book.  The goal of One School, One Book is to promote literacy and get students and staff talking around a shared book. 


Attention All Parents - Parent School Climate Survey

Click here to access the Parent Survey 


Buy the Class of 2016 Platt High School Yearbook by December 20th and save $10

plus get an autograph section for FREE!

  Buy your yearbook on-line @ YBPay.lifetouch.comusing yearbook ID Code : 8273316.


Common Core Information

New Common Core State Standards website, http://ctcorestandards.org.

 Meriden Awarded Nellie Mae Foundation Grant

We are thrilled to announce that the Meriden Public Schools has received a 20-month - $450,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation to help redesign our high school learning environments!  Meriden was selected as one of seven districts in New England through this highly competitive grant process.  Together, we will be working to create blended learning environments that embrace online, student-centered and experiential learning.  This highly prestigious award recognizes the commitment and dedication of our high school staffs, district leaders, and supportive Board of Education. http://www.meridenk12.org/Schools/High_Schools/Student-Centered-Learning/


Message from Dr. Benigni, Superintendent of the Meriden Public Schools

The Connecticut State Board of Education recently adopted guidelines for student absences.  For the first nine absences, parents may write a letter excusing the absence.  However, on the tenth absence, medical or legal documentation will be required.  Students who attend school regularly achieve success!  Thank you!

Expect More Achieve More

All freshmen have recently received a copy of the Connecticut State University System's latest document EXPECT MORE ACHIEVE MORE. Please be sure to ask your child for this very important document that explains new admission requirements starting with the class of 2015 as they prepare for college within the state university system. The new standards are consistent with the state's revised requirements for high school graduation, as approved by the state legislature and State Board of Education. For further information, please go to the following website: http://www.ct.edu/initiatives/admission.