Staff and volunteers from SJRMC and the St. Joseph Physician Network donated back the $20 fee for each IHSAA physical to the Plymouth High School Athletic Training Program. Approximately 168 physicals were processed in a two hour window at SJRMC at the Plymouth Campus on June 2, 2014. The Plymouth High School Athletic Department would like to recognize and thank SJRMC and the St. Joseph Physician Network for their partnership and support of our student athletes and parents. Plymouth High School received a check for $3,360.00.
PIctured below are:
Roy Benge, Athlethic Director PHS, Jim Condon, PHS Principal, Dan Funston, PCSC Asst. Superintendent, Loretta Schmidt, President SJRMC Plymouth Campus, and Eric Holsopple, Manager Rehabilitation Plymouth Campus. Not pictured is Ryan J. Carroll MAE,ATC, LAT, Athletic Trainer Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center / Plymouth High School
The Marshall County Museum and the Weidner School of Inquiry are collaborating on a project that focuses on the war experiences of local WWII veterans. The students are looking for local WWII veterans to interview about their personal WWII stories. The interviews will be captured on video and the finished product will be presented to the museum to be used as part of a permanent exhibit enhancing the artifacts and memorabilia that are already part of a museum collection in the Military Room.
The addition of the video footage will make the exhibit come to life with “real stories” about “real people” from our community. This endeavor will not only educate the local high school students that will be working on the project, but also patrons of the museum will be enlightened by seeing and hearing about how lives were forever changed and impacted.
With the 70th anniversary of both D-Day and VJ-Day, the need to encapsulate this time period seems even more critical, as many veterans from that war are no longer with us. If you know of anyone that would be willing to talk about their experiences during WWII for this project, please contact the museum at (574) 936-2306.
Congratulations to Plymouth High School, Lincoln Jr. High School, Riverside Intermediate, and Webster Elementary for being nominated as Speak Up Loud and Clear schools.
Speak Up Loud and Clear, formerly known as Speak Up 200, is an annual recognition program that highlights schools that are effectively incorporating Speak Up data into their local decision-making. Each year, finalists are selected based on total student participation, length of time involved with Speak Up, and use of data in local decision making. PCSC has participated in this survey for the past three years. Last year, three schools in the district were nominated.
Rinda Kay Scott, a 2014 graduate of Plymouth High School and alumni member of the "Pride of Plymouth" marching band and winter guard programs, recently completed her first season as a member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.
On Saturday, August 9th, DCI (Drum Corps International) held the annual "summer games" and World Championships in Indianapolis. This event concludes a full summer of touring and competitions across the country. Thousands of young adults compete worldwide in the drum corps international circuit. The season ends with groups advancing through the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and the top twelve corps advance to the world championships.
The Blue Stars advanced to the world championships and placed 9th overall.
Rinda was a featured performer in her very first season and had numerous small dance and flag solos in the performance. Bryan Ames, PHS band director said, "This was an amazing thing that we had a student from our program audition and make it into a program like this. To my knowledge, she may be the first student from our school to be a member of a World Class corps. Participating in this activity is highly competitive and there are often several hundred students from around the country that audition for a small handful of open positions. Words simply can't begin to express how proud I am of Rinda and what an emotional experience it was to watch her perform."
Rinda began with the band program at Plymouth when she joined the middle school color guard while in 7th grade.
PHS color guard director, and teacher at Menominee Elementary School, Nicole Horner trained Rinda over her many years in the program. Mrs. Horner said, "I could tell Rinda was special from the beginning. Even as a middle school student she shined as a performer and quickly became one of our most respected members. Watching her perform at the world finals was an overwhelming and emotional experience. To know that I was able to watch her grow over many years into such a strong performer was very exciting and special."
Dozens of Plymouth High School band members and parents made the trip to Indianapolis to attend the championship competition to see Rinda perform and support her at this event.
Congratulations to Rinda on her achievements and for representing our school and community at the DCI World Championships!
The PHS Boys Tennis Team will be hosting the fundraiser "Smash Cancer" in partnership with the Bremen Boys Tennis Team. This fundraiser will benefit the Marshall County Cancer Association.
You can support these efforts in one of three ways; by purchasing a "Smash Cancer" t-shirt for $15, by sponsoring this event for $100 which will include your name or business name on the back of the shirt, or by coming out to the Plymouth vs. Bremen Boys Tennis Match on Wednesday September 10th at 4:30 at home.
Click here for the order form. You can read about the success of this event last year here.
Please contact Kelsey Flynn at 574-914-4849 or email@example.com to order a t-shirt for the event or be a sponsor.
Several businesses in our area donated backpacks and school supplies for our students. Pictured is Michiana Behavioral Health Care who collected several backpacks and bags of school supplies to donate to our students in need.
The Plymouth FOP and Verizon also provided many backpacks with supplies for families.
Thanks to all the businesses who helped our students with a GREAT start to the school year!
The Rockies Youth Football league will hold the final sign-ups this Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Sign-ups will be held at PHS near Door #6 (across from the football field). Students in grades 2-6 interested in playing should plan to attend.
Cost is $75.00 per player. Practices will start on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Families will multiple players will receive a discount. For more information, please contact Garrett Wright at (574) 780-0789 or Joe McKee at (574) 952-4868.
Eric Day, PHS alumni and founder of the "Stay Positive" campaign, came to a band camp rehearsal this week and spoke to the entire marching band about his story and how the "Stay Positive" foundation began.
This is the second season the "Pride of Plymouth" has used these shirts to remind the entire program that a positive attitude can drastically change the outcome of a season's work. Every member of the leadership team in the band will wear these shirts to all Monday evening rehearsals to remind themselves and their peers of the importance on focusing on the positive side of everything the band does in rehearsals.
All proceeds for the "Stay Positive" foundation go directly to Jill's House serving families in need. Anyone interested in obtaining a "Stay Positive" t-shirt or bracelet can contact the PHS band office.
Visitation will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Crossroads Evangelical Free Church and the funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014 with an hour visitation prior beginning at 10:00 a.m. also at the Crossroads Evangelical Free Church which is located at 1650 Oak Road, Plymouth IN 46563.
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