Friday, February 26, 2010

Riverside 5th Grade Recorder Pep Band

The 5th grade Recorder Pep Band, under the direction of music teacher, Mrs. Jamie Briles, performed during the 5th grade girls' basketball game at Riverside Intermediate School on February 25th after school.

The Rockets school spirit was evident everywhere!

See the Pilot News Website for actual live action!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

7th Grade Girls Basketball Results

The Lincoln Jr. High 7th grade girls A team won the Benjamin Franklin (Valparaiso) Middle School Tournament on Saturday. The girls won their first game over Grimmer Middle School 23-13. Kirstin Riise lead the team with eight points Hunter Stevens had six points and Haley Harrell had 5 points. Kylee Rippy added four points. Kaydon Folser and Emily Trump added some key defensive minutes. Abby Patrick, Carly Berger and Libbie Portteus did a great job rebounding for the team.

For the championship game, the girls played Ben Franklin Middle School and won 22-14. Hunter Stevens lead the team with ten points. Haley Harrell had five points, Kirstin Riise had four points and Kylee Rippy added three points. Allie Wright had some key defensive stops throughout the game.

Riverside 5th Grade Girls Basketball Team Results

The girls 5th grade A basketball team won the North Liberty Tournament last Saturday beating LaVille 18-10. To get to the championship, the ladies defeated North Liberty 20-2. All the girls contributed both offensively and defensively in the two big wins! The Lady Rockets are 4-0 on the year. The A team consists of Hanna Hopple, Miranda Southwell, Destiny Schoff, Lanae Singleton, Ashley Harrell, Rachel Hilty, Nicole Horvath, Kennedy Snyder, Erin Hunter, Brittani Splix, Maddie Samuelson, Alli Dennie, and Victoria Styers. Student Manager- Chanelle Taylor Coach- Kimberley Burns Volunteer Assistant- Tosha Hamann

The 5th grade girls B Team finished second in the North Liberty Tournament, losing 14-12 in the final seconds of the championship game. The 3-1 Lady Rockets came from behind to make it the most hard fought game of the year. The B Team consists of Alaysha Jackson, Victoria Leazenby, Mackenzie Derifield, Shania Northern, Amber Blissmer, Cassie McPherron, Lexie Stein, Sierra Strickland, Courtney Bradley, Destinee Hartwig, Zoe Keilman, Madison Stevens, and Haley McFarland. Student Manager- Chanelle Taylor Coach- Kimberley Burns Volunteer Assistant- Tosha Hamann

Both teams will host a 5th Grade Tournament at Menominee Elementary Saturday, February 27th beginning at 9 am.

Come out and support the Lady Rockets!

Monday, February 22, 2010

WSBT TV I Love to Read Challenge - VOTE!

WSBT's Alyssa Rossomme will be visiting one of these lucky schools Tuesday, February 23rd.

Oregon Davis Elementary
Knox Community Elementary
Menominee Elementary
North Judson Elementary

Be sure to place your votes between 5 am and 7 am tomorrow morning! Online - Visit and the option to vote is under the Question of the Day on the right side of your screen. You can vote as many times as you like.

State High School ISMAA Solo and Ensemble Results

Plymouth High School’s choirs did an outstanding job at the State ISMAA Solo and Ensemble contest Saturday. Results follow.


1. Sarah Gouker
2. Courtney Harris
3. Olivia Hilliard
4. Danielle Lenne
5. Tayler May
6. Amy McLiver
7. Shelly Ortiz
8. Alison Sherk
9. Tyler Switzer


1. Katie Galloway
2. Priscilla Hammonds
3. Heather Rohr


1. Gouker Ensemble- Grace Anders, Tori Fox and Sarah Gouker
2. Lenne Ensemble- Angelina Jung, Ashley Lenne, Danielle Lenne and Heather Rohr
3. Ortiz Ensemble- Grace Anders, Kendall Cooper, Tori Fox, Cassie Gaines, Jessie Gibbs, Sarah Gouker, Courtney Harris, Olivia Hilliard, Angelina Jung, Ashley Lenne, Danielle Lenne, Tayler May, Shelly Ortiz and Heather Rohr


1. Switzer Ensemble- Jack Bowen, Cassie Gaines, Maggie Howard, Angelina Jung, Tayler May, Shelly Ortiz, Scott Read, Heather Rohr, Ty Shively and Tyler Switzer

Where are they now?

We all know about Morgan Uceny's bid for the US Olympic Team two years ago, but where is she now?

Well, recently Morgan was interviewed by Runner's World. See the interview in the attached link.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SchoolReach Information


In our effort to improve communication between parents, students, and schools, March 14, 2010 Plymouth Community School Corporation is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. The service may also be used from time-to-time to communicate general announcements or reminders. This service is provided by SchoolReach, a company specializing in school-to-parent communications.

Please see the link for the English or Spanish version of the introduction letter and form. Please complete the form and send it to each of your student(s) school(s).

English Version:

Spanish Version:

Monday, February 15, 2010

State Swimming Results

This past weekend Plymouth High School junior, Kenzie Miller, competed at the State Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.

Kenzie competed and placed well enough on Friday night to swim in the championship heats Saturday afternoon in both of her events: 200 IM and 100 BACK.

Swimming against the best teams in the state, Kenzie medaled and placed 6th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.30 and medaled and placed 7th in the 100 back with a time of :56.88.

Congratulations Kenzie-great season and great job representing Plymouth High School!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

PHS Art Students Win Top Awards

Plymouth Artists
(l-r) Jordan Harner, Kasey Litts, Zach Craft, and Brandon Baird. Not pictured: Allyson Gergely
2010 marks the 87th anniversary of the Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried exhibition at THE SOUTH BEND REGIONAL MUSEUM OF ART conducted to encourage and recognize junior and senior high school student achievements in visual arts. With the support of national and regional co-sponsors, the Scholastic Art Awards program has grown to become the largest and oldest juried exhibition of its kind in the United States.

Several Plymouth High School art students received high honors at the Northwestern Regional Scholastic Art Awards Contest held recently. Schools from eighteen counties in northern Indiana and southern Michigan entered artwork in the contest.

Brandon Baird won a Gold Key award for his exceptional fashion illustration, which will be forwarded to New York for national-level judging. Zach Craft received two Silver Key awards for his work in Digital Design. Jordan Harner received an Honorable Mention in Drawing and Kasey Litts received an Honorable Mention in Digital Design. Allison Gergely also received an Honorable Mention for her Portfolio submission. An Award Ceremony and Reception will be held at the South Bend Museum of Art this Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.

February 11, 2010 - 2 Hour Delay

Plymouth Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay today, February 11, 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

IUSB Evening Classes

IUSB classes held at Plymouth High School for this evening, February 10, 2010, have been cancelled.

Schedule Adjustments Due to Weather

Girls Basketball Sectional @ PHS
The 2 games scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2010, have been cancelled and moved to Friday, February 12, 2010. Plymouth will play CGA @ 6:00 p.m. Friday's semi final games will be played on Saturday, February 13, 2010 and the championship game Monday, February 15, 2010.

PHS Boys Basketball
The Plymouth vs. Warsaw game @ Warsaw will be played as scheduled on Thursday, February 11, 2010.

Friday, February 12, 2010
School will not be in session for students on Friday, February 12, 2010. A teacher in-service day is planned.

Monday, February 15, 2010
School WILL BE in session.

Schools Closed

Plymouth Schools are closed today. The day will be made up Monday, February 15 which was already scheduled as a snow make up day.

2 Hour Delay

Plymouth Schools will operate under a 2 hour delay today.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Updated: PHS Evening Activities

Due to weather conditions and to ensure safety for our students & staff all PHS athletic and extra-curricular practices will end at 5:15 p.m. today.

The high school girls basketball sectional will be held tonight. The new starting time for the Rochester vs. St Joe game is at 6:30 p.m.

The only cancellation this evening is the after school academy assistance program held in the PHS library.

LJH ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Results

Lincoln Junior High School had several instrumental students compete in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble competition this weekend and all of them made a great showing in their categories.

Earning Bronze Medals:
Mariana Olvera - Flute
Ira Tillman - Bassoon

Earning Silver Medals:
Ian Bardwell - Cello
Hope Babcock - Flute
Lauren Winkler - Oboe
Jessica Sayer - Clarinet
Lexi Fetters - Clarinet
Holly Gosky - Clarinet
Jessica Beagle - Clarinet
Mariah Tepper - Clarinet
Alyssa Egierski - Alto Saxophone
Rachel Hacha - Alto Saxophone
McKenzie Goble - Tenor Saxophone
Tucker Pletcher - Tenor Saxophone
Kathryn Hickman - Flute Trio
Kathryn Burke - Flute Trio
Korie Rice - Flute Trio
Will Sibal - Trumpet
Jose Figueroa - Baritone
Joseph Brennan - Tuba
Breanna Morrow - String Quartet
Korie Rice - String Quartet
Kathryn Hickman - Struing Quartet
Ian Bardwell - String Quartet
Cody Gamble - String Quartet
Jessica Knill - String Quartet
Karissa Krou - String Quartet
Amanda Wolford - String Quartet

Earning Gold Medals:
Rachel Hartman - Flute
Kelly Henderson - Flute
Miranda Hacha - Oboe
Gracie Gilbertson - Clarinet
Courteney Keller - Clarinet
Shannon May - Bass Clarinet
Tyler Wagner - Alto Saxophone
Luke Schumacher - Alto Saxophone
David Walsh - Alto Saxophone
Kyle Barry - Baritone Saxophone
Megan Leonard - Baritone Saxophone
Tylor Broggren - Trumpet
Libby Read - Trumpet
Nicholas Byron - Trumpet
John Stillson - Trombone
Konnor Smith - Percussion
Sarah Iwinski - Percussion
Eric Jung - Percussion
Brandon Knepper - Percussion
Chandlor Lamb - Percussion
Zachary Lee - Percussion
Nate Mahan - Percussion
Chandler Price - Percussion
Kylie Redman - Percussion
Masen Sanchez - Percussion
Karissa Krou - Viola Trio
Emma Libersky - Viola Trio
Ian Rettig - Viola Trio

Congratulations to all participants!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Band and Orchestra ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Results

The High School Band and Orchestra participated in the annual ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Competition at Kokomo H.S. Many students participated in the event from both the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and the Orchestra.

The following 32 students earned their Gold rating in Group I and will advance on to state on February 27th:

Adam Fish - flute solo and woodwind ensemble
Jacob Pritchard - oboe solo and woodwind ensemble and mallet ensemble
Taylor Jones - trumpet solo
Stephen Johnson - trumpet solo and brass quintet
Jesse DeVault - trombone solo and brass quintet and mallet ensemble
Leah Cook - snare solo and mallet ensemble
Brittany Halsey - woodwind ensemble
Amy McLiver - woodwind ensemble
Holli Spier - woodwind ensemble
Megan Fisher - woodwind ensemble
Jared Beabout - woodwind ensemble
Faith Fish - woodwind ensemble
Katelyn Brashere - woodwind ensemble
Addie Palmer - woodwind ensemble and string trio
Greg Rundle - woodwind ensemble
Chris Eberly - woodwind ensemble
Matt Lee - woodwind ensemble
Elizabeth Wolford - woodwind ensemble
Gentry Heisler - woodwind ensemble
Katie Shaffer - woodwind ensemble
Cameron Pifer - string trio
Kayla Arriaga - string trio
Parker Miller - mallet ensemble
Lindsey Holloway - mallet ensemble
Jacob Shafer - brass quintet
Katie Lee - brass quintet
Stephen Boener - brass quintet
Jordan Harner - brass quintet
Nelson Wagner - brass quintet
Travis Plumley - brass quintet
Tonya Roeder - brass quintet
RJ Dudash - brass quintet

In addition to advancing to the state finals, one ensemble earned a perfect score for their performance (very difficult to do in the Group I division):

Leah Cook
Lindsey Holloway
Jacob Pritchard
Jesse DeVault
Parker Miller


Lock Down

Plymouth High School is under a lock down at this time. This is a routine lock down. Studets are not in any danger.

Dancing with the Stars - Riverside Teacher Wins!

Riverside teacher, Tara Sharp, and PHS graduate, Devan Garcia, won the 2nd Annual Dancing with the Stars competition Saturday night at Swan Lake Resort.

The event raises funds for the Neighborhood Center and Lincoln's 5 Star program. Funds raised at the event surpassed the $50,000.00 mark.

Congratulations to Tara for a job well done.

Friday, February 05, 2010

State IHSFA Debate Tournament

The State IHSFA Debate Tournament in Indianapolis has been canceled for this weekend.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

PHS Vocal Solo and Ensemble District Results

Several PHS student musicians participated in the Vocal Solo and Ensemble District Competition on Saturday, January 30th. The medal tally was 24 gold, 10 silver and 1 bronze. Those students who entered in Division I and received a gold rating will be moving on to compete in the State competition on February 20th in Indianapolis.

The following students received a Gold in Division I:
Katie Galloway
Gouker Ensemble
Sarah Gouker
Priscilla Hammonds
Courtney Harris
Olivia Hilliard
Lenne Ensemble
Danielle Lenne
Tayler May
Amy McLiver
Ortiz Ensemble
Shelly Ortiz
Heather Rohr
Alison Sherk
Switzer Ensemble
Tyler Switzer

The following students received a Silver in Division I:
Grace Anders
Kendall Cooper
Tori Fox
Brittany Hazen
Maggie Howard
Angelina Jung

The following student received a Bronze in Division I:
Anne Marshall

The following student received a Gold in Division II:
Stephanie Diedrich

The following students received a Silver in Division II:
Marie LaValle
Amanda McPherron
Tia Merritt
Ty Shively

The following students received a Gold in Division III:
Cinthia Lua
Morgan O'Neal
Gina Rodeghero

The following students received a Gold in Division IV:
Vanessa Hite
Lauren Rearick
Aimee Ringer

Monday, February 01, 2010

Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser

Two Riverside Intermediate students, Kaylie Barden and Travis Owen, will help raise money for the Neighborhood Center and Lincoln Junior High's 5 Star program by dancing this Saturday night, February 6, 2010 in the Second Annual Dancing with the Stars Fundraiser Event.

If you want to help this worthwhile cause, please go to the following site and register your votes!