Monday, May 24, 2010

PHS - National Honor Society - Teacher of the Year

On Sunday, May 23, 2010, the Plymouth High School National Honor Society named Josh Martin as "Teacher of the Year". Mr. Martin has been teaching English at Plymouth High School since 2004. Mr. Martin is also the head coach of the boys soccer team for Plymouth High School.

Congratulations Mr. Martin!

PEA Scholarship Recipients

Plymouth Community School Corporation would like to thank Plymouth Education Association for their hard work and dedication to students by raising money to give Danielle Lenne, Cayla Sharp, and Kayla Vanlue each a $1,300.00 scholarship so can continue their education to become teachers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

PHS Academic Super Bowl Team Results

Plymouth's Academic Super Bowl teams competed in the Area Competition at North Judson on April 20th.

English Team - 1st place
Math Team - 1st place
Science Team - 1st place
Social Studies Team - 2nd place
Fine Arts Team - 3rd place
Interdisciplinary Team - 3rd place

The English Team's score of 20/25 tied with the 5th highest score in our division in the entire state. The top five teams from each division compete at the state competition; however, the English Team did not qualify due to the tie breaker.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PHS - Senior Directed One-Act Performances

This Saturday, May 22, 2010, the PHS Acting class will be holding the 14th annual Senior Directed One-Act Competition.

Five One-Acts will be presented throughout the afternoon, with awards afterwards. The performances will be in the PHS Studio Theatre, just behind the auditorium, and are FREE. (There will be a "good will" offering box to help offset the cost of awards.)

Please come to see as many of the shows as you can. The shows are 25-30 minutes each with a 10 minute break between each for set changes. This way the audience can also come and go as they wish.

Upcoming Sports Physicals for Grades 7-12

The Plymouth High School along with several local doctors will be offering sports physicals for athletes entering grades 7-12 at Plymouth High School on Tuesday, July 6, (females) and Wednesday, July 7, (males) starting at 5:00 p.m.

The cost will be $20.00.

Parents & athletes need to pick up their physical forms at the junior high or high school. All forms need to be filled out and signed by their parents in order to receive the physical.

Friday, May 14, 2010

BPA National Leadership Conference Results

The following are the results from the 2010 BPA National Leadership Conference that was held on May 5th through May 9th in Anaheim, California. PHS qualified a school record 10 members to attend the conference.

Payroll Accounting
Stefan Baird-National Champion-1st
Sam Webster-45th

Spreadsheet Analysis
Stefan Baird-National Finalist-9th
Gage Egierski-13th

Fundamental Word Processing
Kaitlyn Brettin-14th

Administrative Support Team-13th
Preston Bastardo
Shara Hudson
Mike Treat

Other Conference Notes

Stefan Baird won Plymouth High School’s first Business Professionals of America National Championship in Payroll Accounting. Stefan was also a National Finalist in his other competitive event, Spreadsheet Analysis. Overall in two years as a BPA member, Stefan won a National Championship, finished as a National Finalist in two other events, and finished in the Top 18 in another.

Gage Egierski advanced to National Leadership Conference for the second year in a row, having a very strong performance in 2010. Gage could not attend the 2009 NLC due to a scheduling conflict.

Kaitlyn Brettin advanced to National Leadership Conference for the second time in three years.
Kaitlyn finished in the Top 17 both appearances, with a Top 14 finish in 2010.

6 PHS National Qualifiers finished in the Top 14, capping off a very strong NLC performance and the most successful BPA year in PHS history.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Purdue Dean of Agriculture visits Plymouth High School

Dr. Jay Akridge, Dean of Purdue’s School of Agriculture, took time to meet with Plymouth High School students to discuss opportunities available to them in the Agricultural Sciences. He stressed the importance of skills learned in the classroom as well as extra-curricular programs like 4-H and FFA.

The Agriculture field is ripe with opportunities for students in Food Science, Plant Sciences, Bio-chemical Engineering, Forestry and Land Management, and various aspects of Farm Management and Production Farming. There are more jobs than graduates in most of the programs and this trend is growing, providing a bright future for those who prepare themselves to enter this field.

Huge Garage Sale on PHS Stage

This Saturday is the (annual spring fund raiser for speech/theatre/broadcasting) HUGE garage sale on the PHS stage... from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The stage will be full of treasures! If you are out and about on Saturday, please stop by and see what we have to sell! If you know anyone who loves garage sales, please spread the word! We want lots of people here on Saturday!! Park in the north parking lot, enter through the loading dock doors.

Also... if you want to clean your closets/garages/attics and make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation, we'd be happy to take your goodies! Drop them off after school on Thursday and you will receive a tax donation form.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Elementary and Riverside Tri Kappa Art Show Winners

1st—Oiivia Newcomb Jefferson
2nd—Calli Peregrine Washington
3rd—Riley Bradley Jefferson

First Grade
1st—Elizabeth Hosteltler Webster
2nd—Haley Rensberger Jefferson
3rd—Allissa Hartman Washington

Second Grade
1st—Dylan Panzica Menominee
2nd—Madison Hancock Washington
3rd—Hannah Haight Jefferson

Third Grade
1st—Haley Buchanan Washington
2nd—Julia Patrick Webster
3rd—Jada Anglin Menominee

Fourth Grade
1st—Jailyn Fox Webster
2nd—Hope Carter Webster
3rd—Zach Tomblin Washington

Fifth Grade
1st—Giuliana Davis Riverside
2nd—Victoria Styers Riverside
3rd—Oscar Olvera Riverside

Sixth Grade
1st—Miranda Dunn Riverside
2nd—Katie Bowling Riverside
3rd—Taylor Parillo Riverside

PHS Tri-Kappa Art Show Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Tri-Kappa Art Show for a great representation of fine artwork. The winners are:

BEST OF SHOW: Katelyn Hartsell

1st - Katelyn Hartsell
2nd - Katelyn Hartsell
3rd - Rachel Emmons
4th - Rachel Emmons
5th - Cierra Carroll

1st - Kasey Litts
2nd - Josh Obrachta
3rd - Adriana Olvera
4th - Emily Rosas
5th - Dalton Bergeron

1st - Clay Corsbie
2nd - Dan Samuelson
3rd - Kasey Litts
4th - Chris Klingerman
5th - Brandon McNelly

1st - Zach Craft
2nd - Jorge Dorentes
3rd - Jose Ortiz Baca
4th - Caleb Killy
5th - Daryl Huff

1st - Allyson Gergely
2nd - Paul Falkowski
3rd - Paul Falkowski
4th - Ariel Rensberger
5th - Athena David

1st - Kelsey Schnieders
2nd - Dan Samuelson
3rd - Annyssa Alonso
4th - Clay Corsbie
5th - Allyson Gergely

Riverside Intermediate Staff Talent Show

The Riverside Staff is putting on a Talent Show to raise funds for the school. The event will take place on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Riverside Intermediate Gym. You won't want to miss seeing some of your favorite people displaying their many talents on stage...and live!

This show was requested by our PTO, so we consider it a command performance!! For $2.00 you will enjoy an evening of laughter while supporting a worthy cause.

We're also having a Walleye Fish Sandwich fundraiser in advance of the show....just like at the Blueberry Festival! All tickets purchased by May 14th will provide additional funds for our school. Sandwiches are $6 each. Additional food items will also be for sale.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Mayor for the Day

Left to Right - Emily McKenzie, Taylor Parillio, Sarah Tanner, Mayor Senter, Lexia Griffin, Ricky Cooper, Elise Patrick

These Riverside Intermediate School students were finalists for the Mayor’s Essay Contest. All sixth grade students were involved in writing an essay If I Were Mayor......

On Friday, May 7th the finalists read their essay on the 1050 am radio; the students' essays will be posted for the community to read on the radio station website-–

Mayor for the Day: Emily McKenzie

Changes to Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

The following Board of Trustees meetings have been changed:

May 20th has been changed to May 27th at 7:00 p.m.
May 27th there will be an executive session at 6:00 p.m.

June 3rd has been changed to June 10th at 7:00 p.m.
June 17th has been changed to June 24th at 7:00 p.m.
June 24th there will be an executive session at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

PHS Musical "Oliver"

The PHS Fine Arts Department invites you to join us for an evening of entertainment as we present this year's musical, Oliver.

The two shows will be Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8, in the PHS Auditorium. The shows start at 7:30 PM each evening and the auditorium doors will open at 7:00 PM each evening for general seating.

All tickets are $7.00.

We have over 100 PHS students involved in the show with parts as singers and dancers, in the orchestra, and working backstage as crew. We hope to see you at the show!

Plymouth Rewarded for Support of Music

This week the American Music Conference and NAMM announced the winners of the 11th annual "Best Communities in America for Music Education" and Plymouth was selected as one of two communities from Indiana. West Lafayette was the other.

This is the first time Plymouth has ever received this award. Some of our "high marks" for receiving this award were listed as following:

* ENCORE promotes Fine Arts in Plymouth
*Strong music classes offered in grades 6-12
*HS Band earning a 7th consecutive "All-Music Award" from ISSMA for receiving Gold Awards at every ISSMA event for the school year
*HS Band winning a state championship this winter
*HS Band, Choir and Orchestra working as a "team" effort and combining forces at music events to promote the overall program
*Active music boosters program that raises additional necessary funds
*Youth programs (PCYO) funded through community and grant funding
*Music courses offered at all grade levels K-12 and music teachers working in all corporation buildings

Below is a link to the actual award site.

LJH English Academic Super Bowl Team

First Row: Ellen Smith, David Walsh, John Howard, and Jamie Cook; Second Row: Deborah Anders, Shelby Harrell, John Stillson, and Mr. Boyer

The Lincoln Junior High Academic Super Bowl Team participated in the annual Indiana Academic Competition this past Saturday, and the English team brought home the state title, while the Science team finished 7th in the state.

The English team, including Ellen Smith, Jamie Cook, Deborah Anders, Shelby Harrell, John Howard, David Walsh, and John Stillson, correctly answered 23 out of 25 questions. The questions all pertained to this year’s theme: An American Generation: 1964 – 1980. The team had to read a collection of literature from that era, including, among others, Paul Zindel’s The Pigman and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Fiddler on the Roof, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou, “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton, and “Rain on the Scarecrow” by John Mellencamp. Not only did the team post the highest score in their state class, but they posted a higher score than all other teams in all four classes.

The Science team, including Kyle Barry, Rachel Hartman, Alex Jeffirs, Savannah Mae, Matt Pearson, and Janessa Salazar correctly answered 16 out of 25 questions. They studied scientific issues, including space and underwater exploration and the development of personal computers, that pertained to the same era in history. Congratulations to our future writers and scientists!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Vote for 5-Star at Lincoln Junior High

As featured on WSBT this morning, you can vote for this program to receive crucial funding with a Pepsi Refresh Everything grant at

Click the link to to vote for the 5-Star program at LJHS.

You can learn more about 5-Star at This worthwhile program is currently mentoring students at Lincoln.

Here's what it's not ...
a boring, preachy, predictable program focused on what's wrong with kids today
tough love and scare tactics
a strict curriculum that "mentors" follow like a formula
an after-school quarantine for problem kids

... and what it is
engaging, energizing, interactive events
a face-to-face encounter with your own potential
a way to an alternate reality — one with new purpose and possibilities
a place to build relationships, values, integrity and self-confidence
One-day road trips for fun and inspiration
coaches and volunteers who connect with kids