Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Holiday Season will be kicked off Friday November 26th in downtown Plymouth with the Annual Christmas tree lighting.
The Festivities begin at 5:45 with the carolers from PHS, at 6:15 the fire truck with Santa arrives downtown. The Marshall County Museum will have Santa there for a visit and the trains will be running that evening.

Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served at The IN/spirative Art Center and Mrs. Clause will be there available for photo ops at 6:30.

Many stores will be open until 8 PM for Holiday Shopping.

Core Values: Enjoyment

Monday, November 22, 2010

ISTEP Online Practice

The Indiana Department of Education has just launched a web-based version of the ISTEP+ Online, it allows students, teachers and parents to see and take a “working” version the ISTEP+ Online test. All of the tools and features that students will see and use are a part of the site. This is a great way for everyone to become familiar with what the ISTEP+ Tests looks like online.
You are invited to visit http://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/3-8_gqe_resources.html to access “Experience ISTEP+ Online”.
· Features of Experience ISTEP+ Online include:
· Grade-specific manipulatives
· Option Eliminator, Highlighter and Eraser tools
· Sample test experience based on content areas assessed
· How to mark an answer
· How to mark an item for later review
Please allow a chance for students to become familiar with the ISTEP+ Online environment. An official login is not needed to participate. Simply click “Log in” once a grade level has been selected to access this experience.
If you have any questions about Experience ISTEP+ Online please call us at 317-232-9050 or email us at istep@doe.in.gov

Plymouth Spell Bowl Team 4th in State

The Plymouth Spell Bowl Team finished 4th in the State with a score of 74 and just 3 points away from 2nd place. Coach Amy Schmeltz was very pleased with their performance. "It was their highest score of the season. They are a very young team, so we hope to be here again next year." Near perfect spellers were Zach Mahan and Elizabeth Oviedo. Perfect spellers were Grace Stokes, Nate Mahan, Kelsey Schnieders, and Pauline Dagaas. Ten spellers perform at state with the other students serving as alternates. The spellers for Plymouth were Elizabeth Oviedo, Dana Hall, Krissy Wieringa, Nate Mahan, Zach Mahan, Ashley Stokes, Pauline Dagaas, Kelsey Schnieders, Abby Schumacher, and Grace Stokes. Plymouth's alternates were Tori Godwin, Dakota Bradley, Olivia Houin, Angel Figueroa, Rachel Garcia, and Zandra Norris. The team would also like to thank everyone for their support.

Core Values: Commitment to Students, Team Player

Friday, November 12, 2010

Spell Bowl Team Heads to State

Fifteen members of the Plymouth High School Spell Bowl Team will travel to Indianapolis for the State Spelling Championship for the first time in school history. Good luck to all of the spellers and Coach Schmeltz!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Washington & Webster Honored at Indiana State House

Congratulations to Washington and Webster Elementary Schools. Both will be honored at the Indiana State House today for having the highest growth of any elementary school in the county. Washington Elementary also recorded the third highest academic growth of any elementary school in Indiana!

Core Values: Commitment to Students

Friday, November 05, 2010

Red Ribbon Week

Jefferson Elementary and Webster Elementary are "PAWS"itively Drug Free!
Webster's 4th grade student council (pictured) along with our social worker, Mrs. Bendy, coordinated a collection drive for items to be delivered to the Marshall County Humane Society. A total of 113 items were collected during the annual Red Ribbon Week.

Webster students, Mackenzie Umbaugh and Sienna Tremblay, presented pet item donations to the Marshall County Humane Society. These items were collected by Jefferson and Webster Student Council members during the week of Red Ribbon Week. Our theme for the week was “We are Paws-itively drug free!” We collected pet items as a way to be positive role models to others. Mackenzie and Sienna are 4th grade Webster Student Council members and they volunteer at the Humane Society every Friday. They are holding two kittens that are currently available for adoption at the Humane Society.

Jefferson 4th Grade Student Council members recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week by being “paws”-itive role models to others in our community. Students collected pet items to send to our local Humane Society.
The following students are pictured:(front row) Alexandria Spark, Ian Arveson, Macy Carter, Katy Smith, Grace Allmon, Gillian Robertson, Makena Carmichael, Austin Richey, Ashton Darnell (middle row) Israel Martinez, Samuel Frias, Nathanael Celmer, Makayla Mahoney, Christopher Everly, Blake Reed, Alyssa Buzzard, (back row) Taylor Humphrey, Lily Cochern, Hailey Boal, Harold Button III, Trenton Arveson, Daniel Stauffer, Paytyn Dodson, Mercedes Bastardo, and Taylor Williams.
Core Values: Integrity, Team Player