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Welcoming Teachers and Preparing for Students!
Welcoming Teachers and Preparing for Students!
Sabrina Kapp
Monday, July 30, 2018

As teachers settle into their classrooms and finish all of the hours of required pre-FDOS (First Day of School) training, I wanted to share a few photos from this morning's welcome breakfast.

Superintendent Scott Olinger welcoming everyone to the breakfast and the new school year

Teachers listening to important updates for the coming year

Many districts have fancy, fun and much longer welcome-back events, but our focus is on breakfast, highlighting some outstanding moments from the previous year and touching on a few important changes for the coming year, then getting our teachers back to their schools for their own preparation. No right or wrong way, but this is #ThePlainfieldWay.

Teacher-of-the-Year Ann Mennonno addresses her peers

We honored teachers who have served Plainfield students for 20, 25, 30 and 35 years, and then honored our Teacher of the Year, and Indiana Teacher of the Year Finalist Ann Mennonno. School Board President Jessica Elston gave a powerful speech that touched everyone's heart, and Superintendent Scott Olinger talked about many things, but with an emphasis on school safety.

Ann Mennonno shakes hands with School Board President Jessica Elston, while her peers give her a standing ovation

Ann Mennonno addressing the crowd

We also took this rare opportunity to get some group photos, first of all teachers, counselors and administrators.

A group photo of PCSC teachers, counselors and administrators

Then, we gathered all PHS graduates for their own photo - 52 strong!

PHS graduates who are now teaching, counseling or working in school administration at Plaifnfield

And last but not least, our fearless leaders. Superintendent Scott Olinger (center) and Assistant Superintendents Jud Wolfe (left) and Pat Cooney (right).

Superintendent Scott Olinger (center) and Assistant Superintendents Jud Wolfe (left) and Pat Cooney (right)

Welcome back, everyone - we'll be ready for students tomorrow!