Tuesday, June 21, 2011

These students are touring Washington DC as part of the partnership with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Education. The students have a front row seat to democracy in action in the halls of Congress as well as in meetings with Washington insiders and media.

This opportunity was made available as part of the Title I, Part C Migrant Grant.

Rebecca Ippel PHS English as a New Language is chaperoning the students:

Left to Right

Jose Velero, Jorge Veloro, Rebecca Ippel (chaperone) Yoselin Galiano, Alejandra Renteria, and Monica Renteria.

Riverside Accepts Ingenuity Grant from 3M

3M Plant Manager, D.J. Fishbaugh presented checks to Math and Science Teachers at Riverside Intermediate School. The grant recognizes and supports teachers who make math and science come to life. 3M targets STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math eduction). These areas of education represent the background of most 3M employees. More importantly, these disciplines open the doors to ALL types of career opportunities and help individual understand the world around them.

Ingenuity Grants will be presented to teachers in 36 3M communities across the country. Teachers from 21 states participated in the Ingenuity Grant program. 119 grants were awarded to 52 schools, totaling over $350,000. These grants will serve over 32,000 students.

Along with 3m Plant Manager D.J. Fishbaugh, and HR rep Amber Moulton for 3M in Plymouth are Riverside teachers:
From Left to right Kim Burns, Vanessa Zook, Tara Sharp, Crystal Dennie, Jim Keister, Nikki Rumpler, Terri Dennie, Amy Lewis, Jeff Hunter, Shelley Shafer, Eric Knebel, Stephanie Beiswenger, Tillie Kain, and Sue Turpin

Riverside Spruce Up

Students, parents, school employees gathered on Saturday, May 14, to spruce up the landscaping at Riverside Intermediate School. These students and staff worked 3 hours and spread 24 yards of mulch around trees, building, and bushes.

From left to right:
Kathy Olejniczak, Kyle Whiteman, Jared Bubica, Trevor Grimmet, Jared Fuzey, Jim Keister, Jared Renfrom, Guillermo Morales, Luke Lyon, Josh Carlton and daughter, Kirk Davis, Austin Hardesty, Josh Eberly, Dylan Manuwal, Shawnee Burchert, Giuiana Davis, Wendy Guernsey

Monday, June 20, 2011

PHS Band Earns "All-Music Award"

The Pride of Plymouth Bands have been presented with the Indiana State School Music Associations prestigious "All-Music Award."

This award is only give to band programs that participate in every facet of the state music associations events and the program must receive the top ratings of a "Gold Award" at every state event.

This achievement is marks the eighth consecutive year that the band program has received this award. Congratulations to all of the students and staff in the many different departments of the band program on another great year of achievements.

PHS Band & Choir Tour Washington, D.C.

The band and choir recently completed their tour of Washington D.C. The music students were able to tour Arlington National Cemetery, the U.S. Capitol Building, Smithsonian Museums, Mount Vernon, Washington and Lincoln Monuments, and the war memorials (including the Vietnam Wall, Korean War Memorial and Wall, and the World War 2 Memorial.

The band represented the State of Indiana in the National Memorial Day Parade through the heart of Washington, and the choir performed as part of the Naval Memorial wreath laying ceremonies. Washington D.C. had a record-high heat index on Memorial Day and the kids did an amazing job of dealing with the heat during the performances.

Congratulations to all of the music students that represented our community and state at this national event.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

One Stop Registration Schedule

ALL SCHOOLS @ Plymouth High School

August 3, 2011
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

August 4, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please park in the north lot of Plymouth High School

Enter through Door 5

Use www.plymouth.k12.in.us to access all the school websites including the corporation site.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

REMINDER - 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 www.plymouthalumni.blogspot.com 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 plymouthschoolsalumni@gmail.com, call
574-952-4444 or send your check made payable to the Plymouth Alumni Association to 611 Berkley Street, Plymouth IN 46563.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Lindsey Downs from Plymouth High School Earns National Photo Contest Award, Sponsored by Jostens and Wolfe’s Camera

Lindsey Downs, a junior from Plymouth High School was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Photo Contest, sponsored by Jostens and Wolfe’s Camera. This nationally acclaimed, annual competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of student photographers.

Downs was among 114 winners selected from more than 6000 contest entries submitted by high school, junior high and middle school students nationwide. Photo contest submissions were judged on composition, artistic merit, and technical qualities, as well as the ability to convey a compelling story.

In addition to serving as an assistant editor for the 2011 Mayflower yearbook, Downs is also a member of the National Honor Society and French Club. She throws shot put and discus on the girls track team. She is a nine year member of the Green Acres 4-H Club. Her parents are Lester and Patty Downs.

"Jostens is honored to recognize the artistic talents of student photographers and their ability to capture important school experiences and traditions through the lenses of their cameras,” said Gary Lundgren, Jostens’ senior program manager/education. “Our photo contest allows students to personalize, share, and remember school experiences through sophisticated, high quality photography. Many of the submitted photos will help tell their school story as part of the yearbook.”

Downs’ winning photograph, along with all the other winning photographs from the 2011 Photo Contest, were announced on Facebook and featured on the Jostens.com Web site. These photos will also be featured in the 2011 issue of the Jostens Gotcha Covered Look Book, a popular resource for yearbook advisers and staffs seeking creative ideas, trends, and inspiration.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

PHS Speech Competes in Washington, D.C.

Over the Memorial Day Weekend the PHS Speech Team traveled to Washington D.C., for the NCFL Grand National Speech Tournament. Facing off against the top teams from around the country and over 220 of the top qualifiers in each event, the team had numerous outstanding finishes.

· Pauline Dagass (sophomore) finished 3rd in Declamation.

· Austin Craft (senior) and Stephanie Gorka (senior) finished 21st in Duo Interp.

· Sean Hatfield (senior) and Jason Pickell (junior) finished 23rd in Duo Interp.

· Bryt Hiatt (senior) finished 25th in Extemporaneous Speaking.

· Sarah Gouker (senior) and Olivia Hilliard (junior) finished 44th in Duo Interp.

· Sam Compton (senior) finished 45th in Dramatic Performance.

· Emily Walden (senior) finished 60th in Dramatic Performance.

· Rebecca Brumbaugh (junior) finished 79th in Original Oratory.

Kelsey Shaffer, Michaila Nate, Nelson Wagner, and Deven Berger competed at the tournament and turned in solid performances as well.