Monday, March 26, 2007

Two Championships on Saturday for Plymouth

Basketball Championship
Plymouth's basketball team won the AAA State Title Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It was Plymouth's second basketball championship for Plymouth and coach Jack Edison. Plymouth jumped to an early lead and ended the game with a 72-61 win over Evansville Bosse. At the game's end, Jason Renz won the Mental Attitude Award. It was a great day for Plymouth's players, coaches, cheerleaders, pep band, parents, and fans.

Speech Championship
Plymouth's Speech Team won the AA State Title Saturday just seven miles south of Conseco Fieldhouse at Southport High School for the 10th time in the last 11 years. Declan Fox and Lizzie Brown won state championships in their events. Eight other Plymouth speakers finished in the top six. Congratulations to the speakers, coaches, and all of their loyal fans.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Blog Bits

Indoor Track Success
Two PHS students participated in the State Indoor Track Meet in Bloomington last weekend. David Burroughs and Daniel Neidlinger qualified for this state meet with their scores at regional contests at Culver Academies and Huntington. Daniel Neidlinger placed 10th in the state on the distance race. David Burroughs placed 2nd in the state and set a new school record in the long jump. He jumped 22’11”. The first place winning jump was only a half inch longer. Congratulations David and Daniel!

Poetry Reading Success
Nancy Tyree, PHS junior, placed 2nd in the state at the Poetry Out Loud contest in Indianapolis. The contest was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. She received a $100.00 price for placing second. The school will receive $200.00 for the high school library for her second place finish. Great job Nancy!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Blog Bits

Weekend for Champions
This Friday and Saturday, 35 speech students from Plymouth High School will be participating in the State Speech Tournament at Southport High School. At the same time, our boy’s basketball team will take on Evansville Bosse for the Class 3A State Basketball Championship. Our students are able to participate consistently at the championship level because of the preparation and hard work of our Speech and Basketball staff and students with great support from the community. Go Pilgrims!

Future Thoughts
Next year’s Kindergarten class will graduate in 2020. Our task is to prepare students for the future. As a result, schools are undergoing changes. These changes reflect our changing world and the impact of technology. The magnitude of this challenge is presented in a short video prepared by Karl Fisch and updated by Scott McLeod. Please view, “Did You Know”. Please share with your thoughts with us after viewing the clip.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Congratulations BPA

Congratulations to BPA for an outstanding performance at State Leadership Conference. The entire club performed well in their competitive events and continued to carry on the excellent PHS Business Professionals of America tradition. Two students advanced to National Leadership Conference May 9-13 in New York City.

Financial Math and Analysis Medalist- Bailey Capper-8th Place
Payroll Accounting- Kami Pfledderer-8th Place
Extemporaneous Speech- Mat Tinsley-4th Place
Prepared Speech- Kayla Dalton-8th Place
Interview Skills- Bailey Capper-State Finalist-4th Place
Small Business Management Team- Bailey Capper, Alex Eads, Alex Starr, Tom Young (All Sophomores)-State Finalist-5th Place
Web Design Team- Brian Kunze, Michael Roach, Joe Scott, Bryan Towne-State Finalist-7th Place-State Finalist-7th Place
Parliamentary Procedure Team- Keshia Carnegie, Paschina Carnegie, Devan Garcia, Ashey Gyberson, Brandon Himes, Chad Montgomery-7th Place
Advanced Accounting- Mat Tinsley-4th Place (Advances to National Leadership Conference)
Desktop Publishing- Bre Britten-16th Place, Alex Starr-11th Place, Bri Garland-1st Place (State Champion by a landslide, Advances to National Leadership Conference)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

2007 Kindergarten Round-up

Plymouth Community School Corporation will host the annual Kindergarten Round-up on April 11, 2007 in all Plymouth Elementary Schools.

There will be two sessions. Parents and children need only attend one session. The 1st session is at 1:30 p.m. The 2nd session is at 6:00 p.m. Each session should last no longer than one hour.

Please bring an original copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and a social security number. The schools will make copies of the originals. For Spanish speaking Kindergartners and parents, interpreters will be available. During the hour-long Round-Up, parents will meet with administrators and fill out registration forms; children will meet with Kindergarten teachers for screening.

In order to be eligible for Round-Up this year, your child needs to be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2007.

For those unsure of which building their child will attend, please call (574) 936-3115 and ask for the transportation department.

Requests for morning or afternoon sessions of kindergarten can also be made at this time.

Las escuelas de la Corporación de Plymouth van a tener su junta annual este 11 de abril, para los padres de los proximos niños que van a entrar a kinder en todas las primarias de Plymouth..

Habrá dos sesiones. Los padres y los niños solo necesitan asistir a una sesión. La primera sesión es a la 1:30 de la tarde. La segunda sesión es a las 6:00 de la tarde. No durará más de una hora cada sesión

Por favor traiga una copia original de la acta de nacimiento, los registros de la inmunización, y el número del seguro social del niño. Las escuelas harán copias de las originales. Intérpretes estarán disponibles para los padres y niños que solo hablan español. Durante la junta de una hora, los padres conoceran a los directores y llenarán formularios de inscripción; niños estaran con maestros de kinder para un examen pequeño.

Para ser elegible para la junta de padres e hijos este año, su niño tiene que haber cumplido 5 años en o antes del 1 de Agosto de 2007.

Si usted no sabe a cual escuela su niño asistirá, por favor llame al (574) 936-3115 y pregunte por el departamento de transporte.
Las solicitudes para sesiones de la mañana o de la tarde de kinder se pueden hacer también en este momento.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Two Hour Delay

Plymouth Schools and St. Michael's will operate on a two-hour delay on Friday, March 2. The alternative schedule will be used for Kindergarten. High winds and snow starting around 6:00 AM created a need for this delay.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Blog Bits

Three Art Show Winners Named

Vickie Cook and Judy Harness are proud to announce three Plymouth art students that have been named finalists in the Symphony in Color contest. They are: Alexsia Ramirez, Jefferson, Caleb Bunton, Washington, and Shawnee Buchert, Webster.

Students listened to the music performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and created artwork that illustrates the rhythm and movement of the music. The 100 finalists work will be on exhibit at the Indiana State Museum from March 31-May 15, 2007.

Each year, more than 35,000 elementary school children throughout Indiana participate in Symphony in Color, an enrichment program offering a unique blending of two disciplines: symphonic music and visual art.

The program culminates in a juried exhibition in both the Hilbert Circle Theatre and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The 2007 exhibit will be at the Indiana State Museum due to construction at the IMA. There are 100 finalists and 36 blue ribbon winners selected each year. One entry will receive the Pacini Award and will be displayed in the Hilbert Circle Theatre for an entire year.

Under the direction of a teaching professional, children interpret recorded selections of symphonic music through their personal artistic creations. For additional information on this contest, see the following website,