PLAINFIELD, NJ - Summer is over for Plainfield students who will head back to school on Thursday, September 5.  They will start the school year cheered on by residents, and with a new superintendent at the helm of the district.

Gentlemen Making Changes, Inc. is once again inviting community stakeholders to support the students returning to both high schools on the first day of school.  Those interested in participating should arrive at 7:30 a.m.  Plainfield High School is located at 950 Park Avenue, and the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, or P.A.A.A.S., is at 1700 W Front Street.

Dr. Diana Mitchell, Plainfield’s new superintendent for the public school district, met the community on August 28, issuing a "Champions for Students" challenge.  In a letter welcoming students, faculty and staff back to school, Dr. Mitchell said the district is intent on providing a rigorous curriculum, and ensuring all district students are both college and career ready.

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Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members of Plainfield Public Schools:

On behalf of the Plainfield Board of Education, administration, faculty, and staff, I want to personally welcome you to an exciting year of teaching and learning. The Plainfield Public School District is committed to providing a quality education to all students in a supportive learning environment as well as delivering a rigorous curriculum daily that promotes lifelong learning and fosters respect for self and others. Each of our schools offer a wide variety of unique programs to address yourchild’s needs, aspirations, and learning styles. It is our goal to ensure all of our students are “College and Career Ready” to be able to compete in our transitioning global economy. As Rita Pierson, educator, once said, “Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, one who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” I challenge you to become a “Champion” to at least one student in our District.

Our focus for the year will be building principal leadership and teacher capacity in the classroom. I believe “we” are our greatestresource and we must utilize our expertise and knowledge in order to create successful opportunities for our students. Every decision we make must be in the best interest of children.

In closing, I would like to thankthe Plainfield Public Schools community for the opportunity to serve as your Superintendent. I look forward to us working together to support our mission and serving as “Champions” for our students.


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