On January 31, 2020, the entire Pathways Program went on a field trip to the Mystic Aquarium spending the day immersed in the underworld. They met up with other students from four other surrounding High Roads Schools. Student had the opportunity to interact with others their age and new friendships were formed. Students certainly demonstrated their developing social skills. Students enjoyed the sea loin show and a 4D film on dolphins. For many of our students, this was their first 4D experience. They screamed as they were sprayed by the water and shrieked as they reached out to catch the [...]
Students spent the month of February focused on Black History. Not only did they study the many achievements of African Americans but also lead open discussions on the topics of racism and equality for all. They worked on projects to express how areas of gender equality and sexual orientation applies to them, their community and their country. Students were able to better understand injustice and oppression and what they can do to continue to educate themselves and their community. Learn more about our school today.
Celeste has recently joined the Pathways Program and she has been a positive and joyous addition. She is always willing to help a classmate or a teacher. Celeste is inquisitive and never hesitates to ask questions or get clarification. She has many interests and loves to learn. She has been researching the colleges that she would like to apply to someday and is very interested in pursuing Marine Biology. Celeste has demonstrated her energy for her education and optimism that is contagious. These reasons are why she is January's student of the month. Learn more about our [...]
Students really enjoy having fun and playing games together. On 01/17/2020 during a Fun Friday, students tested out their speed and their balancing skills in some Minute to Win It games. With practice, they were able to get better, but their need for competition sometimes got the better of them. The staff also got in on the activities but were no match for some of the students. Learn more about our school today.
Students have been working on resume writing, applying for jobs and interviewing. The students needed to apply for the position they were interested in. They then were required to complete the application and schedule an interview. Decisions for the jobs are currently being considered and will be posted by the end of next week. Students could apply for as many jobs as they are very interested in but only able to hold one position at a time. Learn more about our school today.
The Pathway Program currently has four students who have been Volunteering in the Readiness Program located downstairs from the Pathways Program. These students have an opportunity to earn time to spend with three to five-year-old kids. The kids love to see the old kids down to play with them and to read to them. Some of our Pathway students are interested in going into early child-care in the future. This experience allows students real-life exposure to this job setting and expectations. Pathways students can then use this experience when filling out job applications and writing resumes. [...]
Ms. Felix has been chosen for January’s staff of the month. She is a strong assistant teacher with many skills and talents other than teaching. She is an amazing artist who has been commissioned to show some of her work. She is also an active member of the Reserves serving our country. Ms. Felix is patient with her students and as a strong understanding of the Catapult Learning model. She is a strong teammate and is willing to take on any role including substitute teaching when needed. We thank Ms. Felix for her service in and out of the [...]
Mr. Neumann is the head of Pathways music department. He has been teaching the students how to play the guitar and how to read sheet music. Students have been starting to write their own songs and hope to do a talent show at the end of the school year. Mr. Neumann advocated for the students and had an electric piano donated to the program. He will be starting to teach piano soon. Mr. Neumann has also donated some DJ equipment and an amplifier for the students to learn how to use and try out different sounds on guitar. Students are [...]
Here at Plainfield Pathways we understand the importance of teamwork to help students reach their goals. Our Student of the Month program is meant to promote success in and out of the classroom. The student chosen will have shown excellence and perseverance in the classroom and will be celebrated with a special lunch with the staff of their choice! Some keys areas we will look at each month include: Significant progress in the classroom Marked improvement in grades Personal developments Community involvement and service Willingness to participate and be involved Visit our website to learn [...]
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. This Thanksgiving, Plainfield Pathways celebrated with friends and family.There was a music room set up with student painted guitars, arts and crafts, and a bead making activity. Friends, family, and staff were able to enjoy a delicious thanksgiving meal with raffles, guessing games, and music. Needless to say, everyone walked away with full arms and a full stomach! Visit our website to learn more about Plainfield Pathways