Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Bits

Re: In-Service ½ Day

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, is scheduled as a corporation in-service day.

All elementary, Riverside, and LJH students will be dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

PHS students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Re: PHS ½ Day

On Friday, November 7, 2008, Plymouth High School students ONLY will attend ½ day.

Plymouth High School students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m.

Lincoln Junior High, Riverside Intermediate and all elementary schools will attend a full day on November 7th.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Strategic Plan Meeting #2: The Futurist

Over eighty educators and stakeholders met at Christo’s Banquet Center to hear a three hour presentation by Ed Barlow, Futurist, titled “Engaging the Future: It’s a Journey, Not a Destination.” Twenty-one of the audience members represented Plymouth Schools and the Superintendent’s Advisory Council.

Barlow organized his talk around eight areas of change we will all go through. They include:
1. Change Continuum
2. Economic Change
3. Global Change
4. Environmental Change
5. Science and Technology Change
6. Demographic Change
7. Organizational Change
8. Human Resources Change

If you would like to see notes from Ed Barlow’s presentation, they will be online starting October 28, 2008 at and the password is MCEBS.

Our final three meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

November 3, 2008 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. LJHS Café Demographer
December 1, 2008 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PHS Café Focus Group
December 8, 2008 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PHS Café Focus Group

Please plan to attend and bring a friend with you. We need to snowball our small group into a large group.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Strategic Plan Meeting #1

Approximately 30 citizens attended the first meeting for the development of Plymouth School’s Strategic Plan last night in the Plymouth High School cafeteria. Those assembled listened to Plymouth Administrators paint a snapshot view of the Plymouth Community School Corporation.

Meeting #2 will feature futurist Ed Barlow who will address the eight stages of change for the future in education. The second meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2008 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Christo’s Banquet Center. There are still a few seats available for that presentation. If you would like to attend, please call Rosalie Babcock at 936-3115.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Blog Bits

Lady Pilgrim Golf Team “3-peats”

The Lady Pilgrims Golf Team will compete at their third consecutive state finals today at the Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana. Members of the team include Rebecca Moberly, Alex Starr, Allison Bayley, Ashley Lenne, and Erin Kinney. Coaches are Julie Stauffer and Jack Kinney.

Good luck girls! You too, Jack!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Blog Bits

This is a reminder Plymouth Schools is embarking on a major effort to create a new strategic plan. This educational think-tank will start Monday, October 6, 2008 in the high school cafeteria. While some received a written invitation, please understand everyone is welcome to attend. All meetings are open to the public except for the October 20, 2008 meeting at Christo’s Banquet Center due to the limited seating. Please print this schedule and plan to attend as many meetings as you can.

• Monday, October 6, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Plymouth High School Cafeteria, Orientation

• Monday, October 20, 2008, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Christo's Banquet Center, Ed Barlow, Futurist

• Monday, November 3, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lincoln Jr. High School Cafeteria, Jerry McKibben, Demographer

• Monday, December 1, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Plymouth High School Cafeteria, Characteristics of a Plymouth High School graduate

• Monday, December 8, 2008, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Plymouth High School Cafeteria, Programming needs

We understand that schedule conflicts may keep you from attending all meetings. Please do not let that stop you from attending some of the meetings. All input is valued and appreciated.