Monday, November 30, 2009

Chamber Orchestra

Congratulations to Sarah, Karly, Breanna, Lauren, April, Katie H., Hayden, and Ian B. for making this year’s Chamber Orchestra! They will be working on some very difficult music in an attempt to play along with the South Bend Symphony’s Super-Size Concert in April.

Maestro Yeh was looking for high school string players but we are challenging the chamber group to learn the music as well. Although Maestro Yeh said tryouts were not necessary to be a part of the performance, tryouts are a condition for our chamber members. By Spring Break, each chamber member will have to show that they know the music well enough to participate in the performance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 24th - Alternate Bus Drop-offs

NIPSCO has informed us due to construction 3rd Street will be closed during the afternoon bus routes. Students will not be able to be dropped off tonight at Washington Street and 3rd Street or Adams Street and 3rd Street.

Bus numbers 14, 24, and 6 will be affected. Students will be dropped off at Lake Street and 3rd Street or Jefferson Street and 3rd Street.

2009-2010 New Staff

Jenni Watkins is a new 2nd grade teacher at Webster Elementary. Mrs. Watkins is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University. She has her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education.

Jenni and her husband, Mickey, have three daughters. Her husband is the Technical/Youth Pastor for Plymouth Wesleyan Church.

Mrs. Watkins is pleased to be teaching in Plymouth because it is such a great community with excellent schools and wonderful people. She is looking forward to being a part of the Webster staff and investing in the lives of her students.

Friday, November 20, 2009

H1N1 Clinic

The Marshall County Health Department will hold a clinic for the H1N1 vaccine during the school day on Monday, November 23, 2009 at Lincoln Junior High School. The clinic will be for junior high aged children.

A student MUST have a signed permission slip to receive the vaccination. Permission slips will be sent home today and will also be available on the Lincoln Junior High School website.

Riverside Spell Bowl Team

Riverside Intermediate School sixth grade spell bowl team earned first place in Class I at the Northern Indiana District Spell Bowl held at North Liberty on Thursday night. Special congratulations to Ricky Cooper III and George Stults for scoring perfect rounds. Earning ribbons for near perfect rounds were Emily Morris, Elise Patrick, and Sarah Tanner. Other spell bowl members contributing to the championship were Heather Baumgartner, Eric Burch, Alex Fox, and Curtis Smith.

The team is coached by Sharon Scott. The spell bowl team is sponsored by Angie Stults of PNC Investments at National City Bank.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SCRIP Fundraiser

Let the Riverside and Webster PTO help with your gift giving this year!

The Riverside and Webster PTO use a program called SCRIP as a fundraiser for the schools. SCRIP is gift cards that can be purchased for gifts or weekly purchases. The businesses who participate in the SCRIP program give Riverside and Webster a portion of the proceeds. For instance, Martin's grocery store scrip can be purchased in increments of $25.00 or $50.00 from Riverside and Webster. With each purchase Martin's donates to the school 3% or .75 cents for the $25.00 card and $1.50 for the $50.00 card.

Local SCRIP offered by businesses include:

Opie's, City Center News and Books, Java Trail, Beef O'Brady, JCPenny, CVS, Kmart, Walmart, Walgreens, Game Stop, Advanced Auto, BP Gas Station, Family Express, Marathon, Shell, Speedway, Kroger, Lowes, Applebees, Arbys, Ponderosa, Bob Evans, Burger King, Christos, Corndance, Edgewater Grille, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Little Caesars, Long John Silver's, Mi Camino Real, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, The Vine, Wendys, Ace Hardware, Bath and Body Works, and Sally Beauty.

The Riverside and Webster links under the Plymouth School Corporation website have an order form that lists other businesses that support the SCRIP program. SCRIP can be purchased at Riverside and Webster during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily with cash or check made to RIS or Webster SCRIP. Many local SCRIP is kept on hand. Other SCRIP will be ordered and delivered most times within a week of the order.

Thank you for supporting our schools!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

2009-2010 New Staff

Amy Lewis is a new 5th grade teacher at Riverside Intermediate. Mrs. Lewis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University.

Mrs. Lewis is married and has three sisters and two nephews. Mrs. Lewis loves to camp and fish. She also likes to play tennis, cook, and spend time with her friends.

Mrs. Lewis is glad to be teaching in Plymouth because she is close to her family and she has heard many positive things about the corporation and community.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Safety at the Bus Shuttle

Recently, a five year old boy got off of a bus at the high school and walked to Jefferson Street without being stopped by our supervisors. We have a significant number of parents who, for one reason or another, pick their children up at the bus shuttle at the high school instead of their child’s school.

In the name of safety, parents are now asked to pick their children up at their home school and not at the bus shuttle. This goes into effect immediately.

In addition, we have posted security at the south end of the parking lot to insure that young children don’t walk away from the bus shuttle area.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

PHS Yearbook - Senior Pictures

Parents of Seniors Who Have Not Had Their Picture Taken For The Yearbook...

Last chance for have your picture included the PHS Yearbook.
Looking back, senior year will be one of the defining moments in your child’s life. After all, it is not every day that a teenager blossoms into a young adult and graduates from high school. For this reason, we want to be certain your son or daughter is photographed for the 2010 Plymouth High School Mayflower yearbook and for the local newspapers at graduation.

Seniors have one final opportunity to have senior portraits taken at PHS in the library media center during homeroom and lunch on Monday, November 9, 2009. Portraits cost $10.

Please be advised that students who do not take advantage of this final opportunity for portraits WILL NOT BE PICTURED in the senior portraits section of the yearbook.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

H1N1 Clinic

The Marshall County Health Department will hold a clinic for the H1N1 vaccine on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Washington Elementary School. The clinic will be for children, ages 6 months to 18 years of age.

Because school is in session that day, lines will not begin to form until 3:30 p.m.