On Friday, February 24, 2012 the Webster Elementary staff and students were recognized for receiving a 4 Star Rating from the Indiana Department of Education. Webster Elementary has received this distinction two years in a row and the entire community came out for the event.
Webster Elementary staff was treated with a delicious breakfast sponsored by Ponderosa. Ponderosa donated the breakfast and their time in appreciation of Webster Elementary’s accomplishments. Later in the morning, everyone gathered for an awards ceremony in the gymnasium.
Daniel Tyree, Superintendent, opened the ceremony by reading a book, "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and congratulating Webster Elementary’s efforts towards academic success.
Carrie Cannon, Curriculum Intern, introduced Francis Ellert who is running for State Representative. Mr. Ellert congratulated the students, staff, and parents for their efforts to receive this distinction. Mrs. Cannon also had the student body thank their teachers for their hard work and for setting high expectations and goals towards their academic success.
At the end, Mark Senter, Plymouth Mayor, presented Carrie McGuire, Principal, with a key to the city. Mrs. McGuire’s staff presented her with a gift also. Mr. Pickell closed the ceremony by singing the Webster Elementary school song with the students.
The staff, students, and parents were thrilled with their accomplishments!
A 5K Run/Walk and a 1- mile Leprechaun run will be held to benefit Eric Day, a graduate of PHS, and his family. Eric is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor in Bloomington, Indiana. The event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on the PHS Football Field and through the Centennial Park. Registration will be at 9:00 a.m. Entry fees are $15.00 for students and $20.00 for adults. Entry fees include a T-shirt.
Bruce Ruffing Grill will also be there with pulled pork sandwiches.
This event is sponsored by the PHS Pep Club. Eric was president of this club while at PHS.
More information may be found on Facebook - St. Paddy's DAY Dash. If you have questions, please contact Kelsey Flynn at email@example.com
The PHS Winter Performance Ensemble (winter drumline and winter guard) recently competed in both the IHSCGA (Indiana High School Color Guard Assoc.) and IPA (Indiana Percussion Assoc.) circuits on February 18th. At the Heritage H.S. IHSCGA competition, Plymouth came in 3rd place out of 13 schools in class 2A. At the IPA contest, Plymouth came in 1st out of 7 schools in class 2A.
After the 1st place finish at the IPA competition, PHS band director (Bryan Ames) was notified by the Indiana Percussion Association board of directors that Plymouth High School had been nominated for and selected for a classification promotion. This means the board of directors feels Plymouth has competitively outgrown its current classification and Plymouth will be moved up to a harder level of competition for all future events. Plymouth will now be considered a Class A competitor!
This is the first time PHS has ever received a promotion in the IPA circuit. The entire PHS ensemble will be recognized in a formal award ceremony at Warsaw High School on Saturday, March 3rd, during the awards presentation of this competition. Every member of the PHS guard and drumline will be pinned with a special recognition pin from the Indiana Percussion Association to recognize this achievement.
Congratulations to all members of the Winter Performance Ensemble! Upcoming events and competitions can be found on the PHS Band Website.
Dave Cox has tendered his resignation, announcing his retirement after 20 seasons as Head Coach of the Plymouth Girls’ Basketball Program. Prior to hire as head girls’ coach at Plymouth High School, Cox spent a combined 6 years in the Triton, Caston and Plymouth feeder systems. Coach Cox’s varsity record was 308-152, highlighted by four NLC Championships, nine 3A Sectional Championships, two 3A Regional Championships, two 3A Semi-State Championships, 2001 3A State Runner-Up, and 2008 3A State Champions. Coach Cox was named the ICGSA 3A State Coach of the Year. Dave was the 15th winningest active coach in Indiana. Coach Cox initiated a Plymouth indoor / outdoor summer league basketball program in 1993 that grew to over 85 teams / 874 participants across Northern Indiana. Dave completes his career as the winningest coach in Plymouth High School girl’s basketball history.
The Riverside Intermediate School Science Bowl team recently competed in a state competition. The Riverside team placed in the Top Ten for the State of Indiana. The team is coached by Mrs. Sue Turpin, 6th grade teacher at Riverside.
Members of the team pictured are: (L to R) Caleb Isom, Hattie Myers, Trent McKenzie, Owen Delee, Antony Hernandez, Luke Mikesell, and Annie Keller. (Not pictured is Sabel Bloss)
The Scholastic Art Awards are an important opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents. It is the most prestigious and largest recognition program for creative young artists in the U.S.
Submissions are juried by a panel of professional artists, who look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
This year, the Plymouth Art Department is proud to announce that several art students have received Scholastic Art Awards. Congratulations go to GOLD KEY winners, Brandon Baird (received 2 Golds), Josh Cole, Olivia Coulter, Ramon Luna, and Alex Pesak. SILVER KEY recipients are Brandon Baird and Clay Corsbie. Also, Aaram Kamali and Ramon Luna received HONORABLE MENTION awards.
The awards will be presented during the 2012 Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:30 pm. at the Bendix Theater in the Century Center. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Warner Gallery in the Century Center. The artwork can be viewed in the Warner Gallery until March 3, 2012.
Way to go Plymouth Art Department Artists.....you make Plymouth proud!
The Plymouth High School Theatre Department presents, Out of Our Greeking Minds,
an original play by the members of the Advanced Acting class. This wonderful Greek inspired comedy will be performed on Friday, February 10th, and Saturday, February 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the PHS Auditorium. All seats are $6.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door and doors open 30 minutes before the show.
It is amazing that the students have written their own full length show, using anything Greek as an inspiration. But you won't have to be completely up on your Greek history to enjoy this wonderful night of comedy. And the audience will certainly enjoy a guest appearance by Plymouth's own principal, Mr. Jim Condon, in the show.
For further information, please contact Miss Jane Faulstich at 574-936-2178 ext. 1151, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Erika Martin, a 2005 PHS graduate, was recently awarded the NSF (National Science Foundation) EIDRoP (Evidence-Based Inquiry into the Distant, Remote or Past) GK-12 Fellowship. Erika is presently a graduate student at Kansas State University pursuing her PhD in Fish Ecology. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University.
Through EIDRoP, graduate fellows in the biological sciences, geosciences, chemistry and biochemistry and physics work with mentor teachers at Junction City High School (USD 475) to develop, present and lead a series of presentations and activities both to convey specific scientific research and to help students understand the evidential support for the content of that research. Fellows communicate their own research as well as science content and methods in broader disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts.
Erika’s job is essentially to help make science understandable and exciting, and to get rid of the “mad-scientist-world-domination” ideas that society has about scientists. Congratulations Erika!
In the interest of students’ safety, Plymouth Community Schools will be on a two hour delay today, February 6, 2012.
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County will be hosting its annual fundraiser on February 18, 2012. The gala is called “The Magic’s in the Hat” and will be held at Christos Banquet Center. The event will include a dinner, dancing, and an auction. The individual price of a ticket is $55.00 or a corporate table of 10 tickets may be purchased for $500.00. The goal is to raise $35,000.
A majority of the funds raised at the gala come from the auction items. Both items for auction and cash donations are greatly appreciated. Possible auction items include, but are not limited to: jewelry, tickets to a theatre, sporting events, electronics, fine wines, or vacation packages. Creativity is encouraged. Cash donations help to underwrite the cost of a larger item.
The Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County is a youth oriented agency that promotes decency and helps prevent delinquency through services directed at providing behavioral guidance and the promotion of health, social, educational, vocational, and character development of children.
If you would like to donate auction items or purchase tickets, please contact Wendy Haenes, Board Member or Daniel Tyree, Board Member at (574) 936-3115. Donations or auction items may also be dropped off at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County, 314 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth, Indiana.