Thursday, April 29, 2010


On Saturday, May 1st, Oliver Ford along with the PHS Athletic Dept. and the PHS Athletic Booster Club will again sponsor the Drive One 4uR School. The event will be May 1st from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the PHS parking lot in front of the Rockpile. Every 5 minute driving test will pay PHS $20.00. 300 drivers is all that is needed. Requirements are - must be 18, valid driver's license and limited to one test drive per household. If we get 300 valid drivers, Oliver Ford will kick in another $500.00.

Along with the Drive One 4uR School fundraiser, the cheerleaders will be selling raffle tickets for an IPOD touch, nano, shuffle, Gateway netbook, and a big BBQ grill (donated by Oliver Ford). Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing for the raffle will be May 1st. Raffle tickets can be bought from any PHS cheerleader, in the PHS athletic office or Oliver Ford.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SCILL Center - Student of the Month

The SCILL Center is pleased to announce the Student-of-the-Month recipients for the month of March.
Robert Davis from North Judson-San Pierre High School and Cody Hamman (pictured above) from Plymouth High School were the AM class recipients of the award. Vance Rosentreter from Oregon-Davis High School and Laban Schmidt from Knox High School were the PM class recipients of the award.
The Student-of-the-Month is chosen by the AutoTech instructors, Rodney Dawson and Mark Anderson, based on the student’s test scores, class participation, attitude, attendance and initiative in the shop.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Project Based Learning

Sixth graders at Riverside celebrated their Science unit on predators with an Earth Day project. The students participated in researching the mustard plant that is taking over plant growth in 30 states. They collaborated with the local park and learned that this plant is choking out other plant growth in our park.

For Earth Day, teams of sixth grade students pulled more than 100 loaded garbage bags of this predator plant out of the local park. This project was sponsored by a grant that teachers Tillie Kain and Sue Turpin obtained and is a featured portion of a national project working to eradicate this plant in 30 states.

Monday, April 26, 2010

PHS Concert Bands

The PHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble both attended the annual Indiana State School Music Association's concert band competition.

Both of the Plymouth High School concert bands earned the top rating from all three judges for an overall placement of a Gold Award rating!

The Symphonic Band also earned an additional Gold Award rating in the sight-reading portion of the contest.

This event was the final qualification for Plymouth H.S. to receive the ISSMA "All-Music Award" reserved only for programs that earn Gold Ratings in every ISSMA event for the entire school year (Marching Band, Jazz Contest, State Solo and Ensemble contest, and Concert Band Contest). This will be the 7th consecutive year that PHS has earned this award!

Congratulations to all of the students in the PHS band department!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jefferson School

Saturday night a tree near Jefferson Elementary Schools was hit by lightening. A gas line was damaged. NIPSCO was on the scene immediately and repaired the gas leak. Thanks to NIPSCO, David Schoof, and Bruce Johnson, we will have school on Monday.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LJH Academic Super Bowl Results

Congratulations to our Lincoln Junior High Academic Super Bowl teams. They brought home the championship plaque from the NELMS conference meet on Thursday night in a hard fought battle beating Warsaw Edgewood by one point. Each team did its part in the run for the title. The English and science teams finished in first place for their competitions. The math team finished a strong second, missing only one question, and the social studies team came in third.

We are very proud of their efforts.

Members of the teams include: English: Deborah Anders, Jamie Cook, Shelby Harrell, Jon Howard, David Walsh, John Stillson, and Ellen Smith; Math: Cristina Chavez, Justin Clemons, Sam Mellott, Diana Olivares, Tucker Pletcher, and Luke Schumacher; Science: Kyle Barry, Rachel Hartman, Alex Jeffirs, Savannah Mae, Matt Pearson, and Jessica Salazar; Social Studies: Anthony Boener, Elliot Eads, Branton Leazenby, Mack Mercer, and Cody Pozcik

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Operation Leadership

On March 31st, students in the Operation Leadership had the pleasure of listening to guest speakers from our community talk about what it takes to be an effective leader.

Greg Compton, John Oliver, Jack Davis, Jessica Oliver, Laurie Sutter, Francis Ellert and Senator Ed Charbonneau all presented personal insight and experiences to the students.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Kindergarten Round-Up

Since non-resident students now can attend Plymouth Community School Corporation (PCSC) with no tuition, PCSC will host the annual Kindergarten Round-up on April 15, 2010 in all Plymouth Elementary Schools. Parents are invited to bring their children to Plymouth.

Resident parents should attend their specific school district round-up. Non-resident parents may attend the round-up at any of the four Plymouth Elementary Schools; however, their child may be placed at another Plymouth School to balance class size.

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, 2010.

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