This fall, our school cafeterias are meeting tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!
School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. Starting in School Year 2012-2013, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
· Age-appropriate calorie limits
· Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving (1/2 cup) of produce
· A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
· Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
· More whole grains
· And less sodium
We are always working to offer Plymouth students healthier and tastier choices. School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families too!
Breakfast: $1.10 all schools Lunch: K-6 $1.75 7-12 $1.85
Easy online payment system: MyNutrikids.com
We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this fall.
Plymouth graduate, Jason Pickell, will be heading to Charlotte, NC over Labor Day weekend. Pickell, who will turn 19 on June 25th, has been chosen as an Indiana Democratic delegate to the national convention. He will be the youngest delegate to ever be selected from Marshall County. As a representative of Marshall County at the Democratic Party state meeting in Fort Wayne last weekend, Pickell spoke of his belief that young people need role models as he asked those at the state convention to give him one of three spots for males to the national convention.
One of his biggest supporters, his father Bob Pickell, was also a state delegate for the first time.
Jason isn't ruling out a career in politics in his future, but says he will start at the local level and then work his way up. In high school, he delved into the Jr. State of America Club and honed his speech skills as a member of the PHS Speech and Debate Team. In 2011, he won a bid to the NFL (National Forensic League) finals.
Jason will be attending Ball State University this fall to study political science.
The Construction Systems class at Plymouth High School had a contest to design the Building Trades house for this coming school year. The class worked in teams of 4 -5 students each on five different house plans and then submitted them to the Building Trades Board. The Board selected one of the plans, along with some modifications they would like to see in the final house plan and sent it back to our class. The group of students that were involved with the plan had the opportunity to continue working on it during their free time third trimester.
Jeremy Shidler took the primary lead role and completed the plans for display during the Building Trades open house this past May. Jeremy received a check for fifty dollars for his hard work in putting together the final home plans. The other two students that worked on the original house design were Sam Nichols and Shane Miller.
Mr. Ken Robinson, Teacher, has been instrumental in getting this contest off the ground. Mr. Robinson hopes through this contest more of the school will be involved in the whole program, from the design stage through the completion.
Frank Aerts, Physical Therapist, IU Health, LaPorte, presented a check for $750.00 to Roy Benge, Plymouth High School Athletic Director, for ImPACT Concussion Testing for the athletes at PHS.
The LaPorte Hospital Foundation is pleased to award these funds to Plymouth High School for the purpose of purchasing ImPACT for the athletes at Plymouth High School. The baseline tests will assist with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of concussions in athletes at PHS.
Representatives pictured are John Scott, Assistant A.D, Roy Benge, Athletic Director, Frank Aerts, IU Health, Krysta Magee, PHS Nurse, and Dr. Tony McPherron, Specialty Orthopedics.