Monday, January 31, 2011

ISSMA District Level Solo and Ensemble Band Competition Results

Congratulations to all of the band and orchestra students that attended the ISSMA District level Solo and Ensemble competition this past Saturday.

The following students had GREAT performances and will now advance to the ISSMA State Finals (held at North Central H.S. in Indianapolis) on the last Saturday of February.

State Finalists
Justin Buchert
Leah Cook
Chris Eberly
Lindsey Holloway
Caitlin Jung
Katie Lee
Zach Lee
Addie Palmer
Ben Piazza
Jacob Pritchard (in 2 events)
Greg Rundle

The following students only missed being a state finalist by one half of one point!
Nicole Splix
Ashley Stokes

Friday, January 28, 2011

Education Legislation Newsletter – Volume 2

House Bill 1002 calls for the enhancement and addition of Charter Schools to be authorized. The bill is calling for these dollars to be taken from public school transportation funds. Transportation funds are collected by local property taxes.

Where, you might ask, are Charter Schools located in Indiana? According to The Hechinger Report, 70% of Charter Schools in Indiana are located within the Indianapolis Public Schools district. The remaining Charter Schools are, for the most part, in urban areas such as South Bend, Gary, Fort Wayne, and Evansville.

Do you think this is a good idea? Do you agree with the state sending your property tax dollars to Indianapolis and other urban areas for Charter Schools? If you are for this or against this, please take time to email Senator Ed Charbonneau and Representative Nancy Dembowski to tell them how you feel.

Edward E Charbonneau –
Nancy Dembowski –

Boletín de Noticias del Legislación de Educación – Volumen 2

El proyecto de ley 1002 pide el aumento y la adición de Escuelas Autónomas para ser autorizadas. El proyecto de ley pide que quiten estos dólares de los fondos públicos del transporte de las escuelas. Los fondos del transporte son recibidos por impuestos sobre la propiedad local.

¿Dónde, usted quizás preguntara, están las Escuelas Autónomas localizadas en Indiana? Según El Reporte de Hechinger, 70% de Escuelas Autónomas en Indiana están localizadas dentro del distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Indianapolis. La mayor parte de las Escuelas Autónomas están, por lo general, en las áreas urbanas como South Bend, Gary, Fort Wayne, y Evansville.

¿Piensa usted que esto es una idea buena? ¿Esta usted de acuerdo con el estado que envíe sus dólares de impuesto sobre la propiedad a Indianapolis y otras áreas urbanas para las Escuelas Autónomas? Si usted esta de acuerdo con esto o contra esto, toma por favor un tiempo de mandar un correo electrónico a Senador Ed Charbonneau y a la Representante Nancy Dembowski para decirles cómo usted se siente.

Edward E Charbonneau –
Nancy Dembowski –

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PHS Swim Team Results

This past week on Thursday and Saturday, the girls PHS Swim Team swam their conference meet at Northridge High School. The Pilgrims placed 5th overall in the finals meet with over 10 personal best times, while other swimmers achieved lifetime bests. Senior captain Kenzie Miller led the team in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays both of which placed 5th in Saturdays finals. She swam the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:05.75 breaking both the conference meet record as well as the Northridge pool record. In the 100 backstroke she broke both records again with a time of :56. 23 to also get the PHS team record! Congratulations Kenzie! Senior captain Hannah Eads also contributed to the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays as well as swimming a season best in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11. Senior Katelynn Brashere swam a season best in 200 medley relay as well as a personal best in the 100 fly with a time of 1:08 in Saturday’s finals. Junior Alayna Holmquest placed 9th in diving overall to help the team move forward in the finals. Junior Katelyn Brown had a lifetime best in both the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:11 and 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:21 to also lead the Pilgrims to their conference finish. Sophomore Megan Senter swam a lifetime best in the 500 free with a time of 6:07, while Ella Portteus also swam lifetime bests in the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle. Finally, freshman Lexi Fetters dropped 2 seconds in the 100 fly to get a time of 1:15 while Kaley Brower broke her season records in the 50 and 100 free to get personal bests. Congratulations ladies! Senior night is this Tuesday at home-come support the seniors!

Monday, January 17, 2011

BPA District Leadership Conference Results

Please congratulate BPA members for an outstanding performance at this year's 2011 District Leadership Conference that took place today in Warsaw.

Members in Bold Have Advanced to State Leadership Conference.

Fundamental Accounting
Patrick Felke-1st
Lane Singleton-3rd
Tyler Crum-5th
Micah Harner-7th
Aiden Osman-8th

Payroll Accounting (PHS Wins All SLC Spots)
Fletch Craft-1st
Matt Scheetz-2nd
Morgan Hill-3rd
Calvin Eads-4th
Caitlin Jung-5th
Karson Doll-6th

Keyboarding Production
(PHS Wins All SLC Spots)
Kelly Bryant-1st
Emily Blake-2nd
Micah Harner-3rd
Scott Cawthon-4th

Tyler Crum-5th
Karl Faulstich-6th
Morgan Sissel-8th

Fundamental Word Processing
(PHS Wins All SLC Spots)
Kelly Bryant-1st
Jacob Schrock-2nd
Kaitlyn Brettin-3rd
Caitlin Jung-4th

Desktop Publishing
Kelli Weist-2nd
Jacob Schrock-3rd

Chelsey Burkus-8th

Basic Office Systems and Procedures
Kaitlyn Brettin-1st
Sam VanVoorhis-2nd

Prepared Speech
Sarah Gouker-2nd
Courtney Harris-3rd

Extemporaneous Speech
Patrick Felke-1st
AJ Ruffing-6th

Interview Skills
Maja Howard-4th

Medical Office Procedures
Sam VanVoorhis-1st

Administrative Support Team-1st
Eric Blake
Scott Cawthon
Fletch Craft
Morgan Hill

Small Business Management Team-1st
Courtney Harris
Bryt Hiatt
Maja Howard
Lane Singleton

Database Applications
Mike Treat-1st

Advanced Spreadsheets
Karl Faulstich-1st

Global Marketing Team-1st
Luke Bumpus
Sarah Gouker
Mitch Holloway
Matt Scutchfield

Advanced Word Processing
Calvin Eads-3rd
Kelli Weist-5th
Karson Doll-6th
AJ Ruffing-7th

PC Servicing and Troubleshooting
Logan May-1st
Jacob Lenburg-2nd

Computer Security
Logan May-1st
Jacob Lenburg-2nd

Fundamental Spreadsheets
Eric Blake-2nd
Josh Zehner-3rd

Matt Scheetz-5th
Emily Blake-6th
Mitch Holloway-7th
Morgan Sissel-8th

Broadcast Team-1st
Sam Compton
Mike Treat

Advanced Interview Skills
Bryt Hiatt-2nd
Luke Bumpus-3rd

Medalist Winners in Open Events

Insurance Concepts-Micah Harner

Marketing, Management, Human Resources-Logan May

Information Technology Concepts-Logan May, Micah Harner

Administrative Support Concepts-Matt Scutchfield, Logan May, Micah Harner

Financial Math and Analysis-Logan May, Caitlin Jung, Kelly Bryant

Members Advancing to State Leadership Conference in Two Events
Patrick Felke
Lane Singleton
Fletch Craft
Morgan Hill
Kelly Bryant
Scott Cawthon
Jacob Schrock
Kaitlyn Brettin
Sam VanVoorhis
Sarah Gouker
Courtney Harris
Eric Blake
Mike Treat
Bryt Hiatt
Logan May
Jacob Lenburg
Calvin Eads

LJH Red Storm Results

In round one, the Red Storm dominated early, capturing a 41-5 halftime lead before putting the game away for good in the second half, defeating the Trojans 66-16. Jack Barron led all scorers with 16 points, and Stevie Helm netted eight. Matt Friar chipped in six points and grabbed five rebounds while Logan Crum, Braydon Davidson, and Jake Dewar each chipped in six points.

In the championship game, the Red Storm wore down a hungry Lion team en route to a 61-41 victory. Cam Eveland paced the Red Storm in the first half, netting 11 of his 15 points in the first two quarters, and after a slow start, Braydon Davidson erupted in the third quarter, scoring 11 of his game-high 23 points. Eveland's first half and Davidson's second were enough to keep the Lions out of reach. Sam Stone chipped in eight points, and Jack Barron added seven. Nate Knapp, Trevor Neidlinger, and Spencer Mae-Croft fueled the Red Storm defense in both games. The 7th-grade Red Storm has now won 15 straight games and stand at 17-2 for the season.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


All after school activities (including athletic practices) for Plymouth Community School Corporation have been canceled for Tuesday, January 11, 2011, due to the weather.