Friday, May 27, 2011

MTA Certification

Please join me in congratulating the following individuals on achieving the Microsoft Technology Associate certification and Microsoft Certified Professional designation.

Christian Pynaert – Plymouth
Pedro Jimenez – Bremen
Allen Collins – Plymouth
Adam Risner – Knox
Dylan Miller - Plymouth

These students passed this certification this week and should be congratulated on their hard work. The MTA certification is a brand new certification from Microsoft and is very close to the Network + training that we conducted the first half of this academic year. Hopefully, this certification is the first of many as these Microsoft Certified Professionals continue to prepare for a rewarding career in Information Technology. More information can be found on the MTA certification at .

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Plymouth Alumni Association Annual Alumni Banquet

It's time once again for the Plymouth Alumni Association Annual Alumni Banquet. This year the event will be Friday June 17, 2011 at Plymouth High School.

There will be tours of the PHS facilities - state of the art broadcast studio, theatre, music rooms, and updated athletic facilities - beginning at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Hall of Fame Program starts at 7:30 p.m.

You can reserve and pay for your seat online at and while you are there be sure to sign up for our mailing list and make your Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame nominations.

Cost is $25 per person and there is limited seating. You can also make your reservation by sending an email to, call
574-952-4444 or send your check made payable to the Plymouth Alumni Association to 611 Berkley Street, Plymouth IN 46563.

Country Auto Center helps raise $550 for Riverside Intermediate

Pictured here: Shayla Noble, Jessica Clemens, Joe Martin Jr., Donna Burroughs, Kiley Weiss (front) Ouinte Rodgers and Uriel Medrano

Country Auto Center helped raise $550.00 for Riverside Intermediate School with Chrysler’s "Drive for the Kids" program. The fundraising event was held on May 5, 2011.

Fifty-five parents and guests each earned a $10 contribution to the school from Chrysler by taking a brief test drive in a Town & Country, the companies award winning minivan. Country Auto Center supplied the vehicles, and volunteers from the dealership were on hand to assist in the fundraising drives.

“Drive for the Kids is a mutually beneficial program. We’re pleased to support our local schools, and enjoy demonstrating a terrific, world class product,” said Joe Martin Jr., owner of Country Auto Center. “Parents are genuinely interested in testing our Chrysler minivan with all the advanced safety, technology, and economy features; and we are happy to help raise extra dollars for the school. We all work together for the kids. Everyone has a great time.”

Chrysler supports schools in the communities where the company does business. Since 1993, when Chrysler introduced Drive for the Kids, Chrysler dealers have worked with parents and educators in communities across the nation. Chrysler has contributed an estimated $4 million, directly to local schools, for student needs from playgrounds and field trips to reading programs and computers. Chrysler is proud of this tradition of community involvement.

3rd Annual Ta Ta Trot: Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship

The third annual Ta-Ta Trot will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 9 a.m. to benefit the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship.

There are three distances to race this year! Participants can register to run/walk a 5K (3.1 miles), a 10K (6.2 miles) or a 15K (9.3 miles). The race starts behind Oliver Ford-Lincoln in Plymouth. The run/walk will take place through the Green Way Trails/Plymouth Centennial Park.

One female and one male winner for each running category will receive a free vacation for two to Las Vegas, Cancun or a Carnival Cruise (airfare is not included).

If you do not wish to participate in the event, but would like to volunteer or donate to the scholarship, contact Jennifer Houin at Oliver Ford in Plymouth at 574-935-1001.

For an entry form, please visit the following link:

Thank you for your continued support of a great scholarship in memory of an amazing woman!

Mayor for a Day

Five Riverside Intermediate students joined Mayor Mark Senter on the radio station to read their essays..."If I were Mayor".

Joining the mayor is Garret Garver who spent the day as Mayor.

Other finalists were Destiny Hartwig, Carter Sanderson, Brandt Bush, and David Bacon.

Sports Physicals

Sport physicals for all incoming 7th thru 12th graders for the 2011-12 school year will be given at Plymouth High School on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 starting at 5:30 pm.

Athletes need to have their physical form filled out and signed by their parents in order to receive the physical. The cost will be $20.00.

PHS forms can be picked up in the athletic office.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Speech Team Garage Sale

Saturday is the annual Garage Sale fund raiser for the Speech, Theatre, and Broadcasting program at PHS. They need donations! Clean out your closets and garage! If there is anything that you have been meaning to get rid of - now is your time! You can make this a tax deductible donation! Items can dropped off on Wednesday till 5:00 and Thursday till 7:00.
The garage sale will be held on Saturday May, 11th on the PHS stage from 7:00am till 2:00pm. Come in through the loading dock doors (door 4). Stop by and see what is for sale!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BPA National Leadership Conference Results

The BPA National Leadership Conference was held May 4-7, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Below are the results from the conference.

Payroll Accounting: Fletcher Craft - 17th

Fundamental Spreadsheets: Eric Blake - 29th

Keyboarding Production: Scott Cawthon - 36th

Fundamental Word Processing: Kelly Bryant - 15th

Basic Office Systems and Procedures: Sam VanVoorhis - 47th

Computer Security: Logan May - 22nd

Administrative Support Team - 17th: Eric Blake, Scott Cawthon, Fletcher Craft, Morgan Hill

Small Business Management Team National Finalists - 11th: Courtney Harris, Bryt Hiatt, Maja Howard, Lane Singleton


Administrative Support Team finishes in the Top 20 at National Leadership Conference for the second straight year, this year with three new members.

Small Business Management Team finishes as a National Finalist for the third time in four years.

Kelly Bryant placed 15th in her National Leadership Conference event, the highest placing of all individual 2011 PHS BPA National Qualifiers.

Fletcher f n both of his National Leadership Conference competitive events.

Bryt Hiatt placed 11th in the nation in his three National Leadership Conference competitive events during his four years in PHS BPA career and won two State championships.

Eric Blake, Scott Cawthon, Logan May and S Van Voorhis had strong performances in their individual competitive events.

9 members finished in the Top 25 at this year's National Leadership Conference

PHS had a school record 14 members qualify for the 2011 National Leadership Conference

This very successful 2011 National Leadership Conference capped off the most successful year in PHS BPA history.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Riverside Intermediate Scores Highest in the Nation

Riverside Intermediate Computer Applications teacher, Amy Gerard, received a notification today from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that Riverside's sixth grade students scored the highest in the nation on the April edition of the FBI-SOS Internet Safety Challenge. For their student's outstanding accomplishments, Riverside Intermediate will be presented with the FBI-SOS National Trophy. Someone from the Indianapolis office of the FBI will be in Plymouth later this month to present a trophy to Riverside.

Congratulations on a job well done!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Lincoln Academic Super Bowl

This weekend the 7th and 8th grade Lincoln Academic Super Bowl Teams competed at the State Competition at Wawasee Middle School. The subject this year was Latin America and all of the teams had to learn, study and understand this information in order to compete. After a tight race throughout the morning, the Social Studies team of Drew Gerard, Jessica Stillson, Sarah Rundle and Libby Read placed first out of all of the teams in the area. The Language Arts team of Haylee Schuh, Megan Rust, Emma Trappe, Alex Jeffirs and Ian Bardwell also placed first, pulling ahead in the last couple of competition questions. Finally, the Interdisciplinary team, which is composed of Math (Janessa Salazar), Science (Brennan McPherron), SS (Drew Gerard), and LA (Ian Bardwell) placed a well-earned 3rd to secure their finish. The Math team consisting of Janessa Salazar and Brennan McPherron and the Science (Emily McKenzie, Sarah Tanner, Brennan McPherrson, and Curtis Smith) teams also had a great meet and worked hard this season! Congratulations to all of the students!