Plymouth City Park Summer Tennis sign ups will be held on Saturday, April 26th from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., Monday, April 28th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday, May 6th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the courts in Centennial Park. For more information, click here or visit the Plymouth Tennis website at www.plymouthtennis.com.
The softball games interrupted by the weather last night vs. Elkhart Memorial will resume tonight, April 22, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. We will start at the point the rain caused the delay.
The LJH track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Start time will be 4:30 pm at Rochester Middle School.
Today is the first day of Fall Color Guard auditions for students in grades 5-12 for the 2014-15 school year. We will be meeting in the HS music wing promptly at 4:00 p.m. Auditions will run Monday-Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothing!
Playing in their first match of the season on Saturday, April 19, 2014, the Plymouth Varsity brought home the hardware defeating all 14 teams at Maplecrest CC in the Goshen Invitational with a team score of 318. This was our programs first ever win at this event! Saturday's performance was also a single stroke off our best ever performance at Maplecrest.
Leading the way for the Pilgrims was senior Nate Kolter with a solid 75. Nate finished 3rd overall. His front nine paced the team as he turned a 1 under par (35) featuring 3 birdies. Even more impressive was Nate's even par round through 15 holes. Solid, steady, and consistent play up and down the lineup was a staple today! Junior Ben Schenk turned in 41 and went out in 38 for a solid 79. Senior Zach Craft turned in 40 and went out in 40. Junior Reis Yoder turned 41 out in 43. Senior Evan Parkhurst turned 43 out in 44. Everyone's round included a debacle hole somewhere today. Impressive were the players ability to gather their composure and string together quality shots, couple together pars, and find a birdie here or there. As a team we tallied 8 birdies. Most impressive was the ball striking as 4 players hit more than half of their greens in regulation.
Saturday's field featured almost all NLC schools minus Warsaw and Wawasee. This convincing victory sent an early season message to area teams about the quality and depth of our program this season. The time, effort, and dedication to preparation is rewarding to see for our players.
JV Results, Saturday, April 19, 2014:
Playing in their second event of the young season the Plymouth JV finished four shots off the lead - finishing 3rd (384 team total) - in the Rochester JV Invitational at Round Barn Golf Club Saturday afternoon. Leading the way for the Pilgrims were freshman Hudson Yoder and Roger Karr both with 92's.
Rounding out the scoring for the Pilgrims:
9 - Grant Clady 95
10 - Rick Cooper 98
10 - Curtis Smith 102
12 - Austin Kriss 103
9 - Trevor Danielson 106
9 - Dylan Johnson 110
9 - Zach Moser 118
9 - Tyler Newton 124
Both JV and Varsity are back in action Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Eberhart GC in Mishawaka vs Bremen and host Marian. Our home opener at PCC is this Thursday, April 24, 2014 vs Triton, CMA, and SB Adams.
In preparation for the upcoming Indiana State School Music Association's concert band competitions coming up next Friday, the Plymouth High School Bands have been working with guest clinician Mr. Terry Collins. Mr. Collins is a retired band director from Lewis Cass and holds one of the best records in the state for ISSMA state finals appearances (nearly thirty consecutive years of state marching band championships qualifications with Lewis Cass bands). Mr. Collins annually works with the "Pride of Plymouth" marching band and returns in the spring to help the students prepare for the state tournaments. "Mr. Collins is a valuable asset to our program and a great mentor for our kids. The students get really excited when he comes in because he truly pushes us to be the best we can be," said PHS band director Bryan Ames. "Having retired teachers who are truly passionate about the success of our program and students is a wonderful asset to the music programs at PHS."
The Plymouth High School Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra will all compete on Friday, April 25th, at Concord High School. The band program must earn Gold Ratings to qualify for their 11th consecutive "All-Music Award" recognition from the state music association.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, Plymouth High School honored the members of the Class of 2014 who are ranked in the top 5% of their class at a banquet held at Christo's Banquet Center. The evening began with a welcome from Mr. Condon and PHS Graduate Mr. Nick Chaney. For the past three years US Granules, the company Mr. Chaney works for, has graciously sponsored the banquet.
After dinner, Superintendent Dan Tyree presented each student and their parents to the group. The students then each recognized their most influential teacher.
Mr. John Oliver, US Granules, and Mr. Chaney then presented each student with a framed Block P and each teacher with a plaque recognizing them as being named a most influential teacher by members of the class of 2014. Mr. Oliver then ended the evening with some closing remarks. Music for dinner was provided by the PCSC Orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Jodi Kallenberg.
Members of the Top 5% and their Most Influential Teacher are:
Kyle Barry - Mr. Josh Martin - PHS English
Scott Carmichael - Mr. Bob Garrity - LJH Science
Riley Cartwright - Mr. Ryan Rust - PHS Math
Danielle Erickson - Mrs. Jona Cartwright - PHS Health Careers
Kristen Gergely - Mr. Dave Cox - PHS Science
Rachel Hartman - Mrs. Elizabeth Miller - Menominee Elementary
Nathan Mahan - Mrs. Amy Schmeltz - PHS English
Tucker Pletcher - Mrs. Michele Holloway - PHS Math
Logan Richards - Mr. Dave Hatcher - PHS Social Studies
Ellen Smith - Mrs. Delia Gadziola - PHS Foreign Language
John Stillson - Mr. Leland Zumbaugh - LJH Social Studies
Travis Tredway - Mrs. Donna Chaney - PHS Science
Congratulations to our students, their parents, and their most influential teachers.
Thirteen players led by Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech have been selected for the 2014 IndyStar.com Indiana Boys All-Stars.
A 6-10 forward, Lyles collected 117 votes in the Mr. Basketball balloting to capture the top individual honor for the state's boys basketball players. Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor received 108 votes to finish as runner-up for Mr. Basketball. James Blackmon Jr. of Marion was third with 95 votes. Bryant McIntosh of Greensburg and Tyler Wideman of Lake Central tied for fourth with seven votes apiece.
Others chosen to the 2014 Indiana Boys All-Stars are Bluiett, Blackmon, McIntosh, Wideman, Grant Evans of Wapahani, Tayler Persons of Kokomo, D.J. McCall of Fort Wayne Concordia, P.J. Thompson of Brebeuf Jesuit, Jeremie Tyler of Indianapolis Tech, Zach McRoberts of Carmel, Mack Mercer of Plymouth and Sean Sellers of Greensburg.
A complete list of those chosen as 2014 IndyStar.com Indiana Boys All-Stars follows:
2014 IndyStar.com Indiana Boys All-Stars
# Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice
1 Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech, 6-10, F, 23.7, Kentucky
2 James Blackmon Jr., Marion, 6-3, G, 33.6, Indiana
3 Grant Evans, Wapahani, 6-3, G, 25.5, Wright State
4 Tayler Persons, Kokomo, 6-2, G, 18.2, Northern Kentucky
5 D.J. McCall, Fort Wayne Concordia, 6-5, G, 18.5, IUPUI
6 P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit, 5-11, G, 23.6, Purdue
7 Bryant McIntosh, Greensburg, 6-4, G, 14.3, Northwestern
8 Jeremie Tyler, Indianapolis Tech, 6-3, G, 16.2, Ball State
9 Zach McRoberts, Carmel, 6-6, F, 14.1, Vermont
10 Mack Mercer, Plymouth, 6-9, F, 17.1, Belmont
11 Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor, 6-6, G/F, 36.2, Xavier
12 Sean Sellers, Greensburg, 6-6, F, 20.7, Ball State
13 Tyler Wideman, Lake Central, 6-8, F, 15.7, Butler
Head coach: David Benter, Brownstown Central
Assistant coaches: James Blackmon Sr., Marion; Clint Swan, Crown Point
For more information, click here.
Come see what PHS students are creating!
Beginning at 6:00PM in the Varsity Gym, PHS will hold the 1st Annual Innovation Fair.
Student projects in Robotics, Bridgebust, Agriculture, Art, Science, and much more, will be on display for parents and community members to view. Enter through Door #5 (north).
TRIMESTER 3 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES Also that evening, PHS Teachers will be available to meet with parents pertaining to their students academic progress in their third trimester courses. All teachers will be located on the upper deck of the Varsity Gym that night. Walk-Ins will be welcome from 6:00 – 6:30. Starting at 6:30, pre-arranged appointments will begin. If you would like to make an appointment with a particular teacher that evening, please contact the high school at 936-2178.
For the fourth year in a row, Webster Elementary staff and students are proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Four Star School by the Indiana Department of Education. Only 74 schools in the entire state have received this designation for all of the past four years. Webster would like to thank our students and their families for their hard work and effort to achieve this honor.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Indiana’s 4 Star schools for 2012-2013 on Tuesday. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. A total of 311 schools received the award throughout the state.
Superintendent Ritz congratulated these schools today. “I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year,” said Ritz. "Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations.”
For more information and a list of schools for 2012-2013, please visit the Department of Education website here.
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