Contact the PHS Athletic Office for any questions.
The athletic activities scheduled for tonight -- C-Team Baseball vs. Elkhart Memorial, Softball vs. SB Riley, and the Girls Tennis match against Valpo -- have all been postponed for this evening. Once the games/matches are rescheduled, we will post that information.
Contact the PHS Athletic Office for any questions.
The PHS Girls Track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, 2014 with Wawasee and Goshen has been rescheduled for Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The meet will be hosted by Goshen.
The Plymouth Administrators visited ITAMCO (Argos plant) on April 4, 2014. The visit was to provide our administrators with a glimpse of a local business in action and what we can do as educators to prepare our students for that type of work. The administrators had previously toured the Plymouth Foundry and were able to see first hand the advancements in technology at work. With both experiences in mind, the administrators will begin talks about what a Plymouth High School graduate's skills should consist of upon exiting the high school.
Saturday, April 12 is our Virtual School Day at Plymouth High School. It is very important that all students participate . The Virtual site is ready to go: http://www.plymouth.k12.in.us/phs-vrtual-makeup-day.html where Virtual Lesson Plans have been shared with students along with teacher contact information and deadlines for assignments.
The principals will be in the building to assist any students who need help from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Students who need Internet access can report to the cafeteria or the library.
On Saturday, April 5th, the Lincoln Junior High Bands and Orchestra traveled to Knox Middle School to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association Organizational Festival for junior high/middle school bands and orchestras. All students in band and orchestra at the 7th and 8th grade level represented their school at this festival.
The Lincoln Junior High orchestra earned their second straight gold rating under director Jodi Kallenberg. The orchestra performed Ashokan Farewell by Jay Unger,Dragon Dances by Soon Hee Newbold, and Follow the Drinking Gourd arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle. Ashokan Farewell featured solos by Hayden Bardwell and Cassandra Salach.
"This was a highly polished performance with many hours of work put in. These students are some of the most musically mature students that I have worked with and that speaks highly of all the music programs here in Plymouth," stated orchestra director Jodi Kallenberg.
Both of the Lincoln Junior High bands had outstanding performances and earned the top rating of a Gold Award. The 7th grade band performed the following: A Prehistoric Suite by Paul Jennings, Too Beautiful for Words by Rob Grice, and Jamboree by Jay Chattaway. The 8th grade band performed Abracadabra by Frank Ticheli, Rain by Brian Balmages, and ended with Arabian Dances by Roland Barrett. The 8th grade band performed in Group 1, which required playing the most challenging music for their grade level.
“The 8th graders played very difficult music that required students to be much more individually accountable. Many students had solo parts. I am extremely proud of all the band members in both grades though. They exceeded all of my expectations,” said band director Lisa Wallyn.
If you missed these performances, you can hear some of these selections and more this coming weekend at the Lincoln Junior High Craft Show and Nelson's Port-a-Pit Chicken sale. Bands, choirs, and orchestras from Lincoln Junior High School and Riverside Intermediate School will be featured alongside many different craft and food items. This year's craft show also features a children's carnival. The event runs from 11:00-2:00 on Saturday, April 12th in Lincoln's gyms and cafeteria.
(Attached picture shows members of the bands and orchestra posing with their gold medal plaques along with Principal Reid Gault and Orchestra Director Jodi Kallenberg.)
Each year, the National Band Association hosts the “Indiana All-Star Marching Band” for students from the top Indiana High School band programs. This honor band annually performs and marches in the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade on Memorial Day Weekend. Traditionally, each member of the band that is selected will wear the uniform of their home school band program forming a parade unit with a multitude of school colors represented. This year, eight students from Plymouth High School were selected for this honor. These students include:
Eric Burch, sophomore mellophone
Jessica Celmer, junior color guard
Ashley Crosby, freshman flute
Shelby Haisley, senior trumpet
LeaAnna Miller, junior trombone
Anna Piazza, junior clarinet
Colleen Scarborough, junior color guard
Sarah Tanner, sophomore alto sax
These students will spend Memorial Day Weekend on the campus of Butler University with over one hundred students from other Indiana band programs preparing for their parade performance. The Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade is televised throughout local news stations and begins at 12:00 Noon EST on Saturday, May 24th.
Congratulations to these students on their selection for this honor and for representing the Plymouth High School Band at this event. Information on the parade television broadcast will be shared at a later date.
WSOI Sophomores Jon Eberly, Grace Cupka, Haley Mills, and Agriculture Facilitator, Jacob Riley, left on Thursday morning for the World Food Prize Youth Institute at Purdue University in West Lafayette.
Jon, Grace, and Haley will be competing in the World Food Prize, which is similiar to Noble Peace Prize for Agriculture. Each of them wrote essays on "Food Insecurity in a Targeted Country." Grace reflected on the Convict Revolution in Mali. Jon wrote on Good Governance in Mali. Haley's researched the Water Pollution in Hungary.
WSOI @ PHS is so proud of each of you. Best of luck and enjoy this amazing experience!
Make plans to "Meet the Pilgrims" this Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the all you can eat Pancake Breakfast. The cost is $6.00 per person. Ages 5 and under eat free. The event will be held in the PHS Cafeteria.
The fundraiser will be used to purchase equipment for the Softball/Baseball programs. Click here for more information.
The WSOI Learners were poised the question :
"Imagine that you are an analyst for the Department of War during the early years of the Second World War. Based on the investigation of spam, develop a one paragraph sales pitch to the U.S. Government that explains why it should, or should not be purchased by the military. Be sure to use descriptive language and the persuasive techniques. "
The students tweeted their project...and within an hour SPAM Corporation tweeted back!
Director Nancy Cox from the Marshall County Humane Society spent the day in Mr. Koops' biology classes on Thursday in the Weidner School of Inquiry at PHS. WSOI will be partnering with the Humane Society to make Dichotomous Keys to help Humane workers identify the possible breed of a dog as they come into the shelter based on their physical traits and behaviors.
WSOI biology students will also be developing Kennel Cards to place on the dogs cages that will identify the dog's possible breed(s) (as determined by the Key), their likes and dislikes, type of owner and home they would fit well into.
Lastly, we will be constructing an informational brochure to explain how the powers of evolution have been manipulated by humans to create all the dog breeds we see today, what each group of breeds is used for, what homes they would be happy and healthy in, and potential problems with purebreds and why you should adopt a mixed breed dog.
The second picture is of Mr. Phil Koops, Nancy, Eugene (Mrs. Flynn's dad) and Mrs. Flynn who performed a "doggy DNA test" on Eugene's dog Benji who is a Marshall County Humane Society rescued dog. The students will send in his swabs to a lab that will identify his breed.