Monday, August 31, 2009

2009-2010 New Staff

David Hatcher is the new social studies teacher at Plymouth High School. David is a graduate of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. He has his bachelors in secondary education and also psychology.

David is pleased to be working in Plymouth because of the district's emphasis on professional development and doing whatever it takes to maximize students' academic and social achievements.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cooperative Efforts to Support Programs

Head Football Coach, John Barron, and Head Band Director, Bryan Ames, are shown in this photo today supporting each other's programs. If you will notice, it is the football coach wearing the band shirt and the band director wearing the football shirt.

Rochester, look out!

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Plymouth Yearbook

Please help Plymouth High School celebrate this event by purchasing a Plymouth Yearbook. Seniors who purchase a yearbook and have their head and shoulders portraits taken by Thursday, September 10th (a rescheduled date) will be entered in the drawing to win $200.

The senior head and shoulder portraits with Ron Zimmerman will be taken during periods 3 and 4 and the cost is $10. This payment is a fund raiser for the yearbook staff and ensures that seniors will be pictured in the yearbook and in the local newspaper at graduation. Seniors are reminded to dress appropriately and look their best.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Menominee Elementary and Washington Elementary

Once again, Plymouth elementary schools have been honored as the top Title I schools in the State of Indiana. Plymouth received word yesterday that both Menominee and Washington Elementary Schools are in the top 7 for Title I School of the Year. Both were chosen for closing the achievement gap in the sub-group populations. This means that all sub-groups in their schools are achieving. Both principals will undergo a telephone interview. After the telephone interview, several schools will be chosen to have an on-site interview. Once the interview is completed, the top school will be chosen.

This year the top Title I school will be honored in Washington DC at the National Title I Conference. This is the same award that Webster Elementary received last year.

Great job Menominee and Washington!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

2009-2010 New Staff

Quinn Selner is the new Special Education (MoMH) Teacher at Plymouth High School. She is a graduate of Purdue University and holds her Masters from Indiana University. She also holds an administrative license from Indiana Wesleyan University.

She is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have one son.

Quinn is pleased to be teaching in Plymouth, where she lives and where her son will attend school in the future.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blog Bits

Plymouth Schools have not been alerted to any present danger that has caused Union North (LaVille) to go into a lock down.

We will continue to monitor the situation in St. Joe County for a possible impact to Marshall County and Plymouth Schools.

2009-2010 New Staff

Zane Cooper is a new 6th Grade Teacher at Riverside Intermediate. He is a graduate of IUSB and holds a bachelors degree in elementary education.

Zane is the son of Robert and Karen Cooper. He has a brother and two sisters. Zane is married to Lauren Cooper, who is a 2nd Grade Teacher at Menominee Elementary.

Zane is pleased to be teaching in Plymouth because the school corporation, along with the overall community, make it a great place to call home.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009-2010 New Staff

Amy Schmeltz is the new English teacher at Plymouth High School. Mrs. Schmeltz received her Masters degree from Indiana University and Olivet Nazarene University.

Mrs. Schmeltz lives in Plymouth with her husband, Dan. She is excited to be working in her community.

Mrs. Schmeltz looks forward to being a part the Plymouth High School English Department.