Freshmen

March 13-March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Week, Kids.  St Patrick WeekHere are some things for you to consider:

IU School of Informatics and Computing Summer Camp - This a great way for you to spend some time at Indiana University. There is a lot of power stepping onto a campus that you are considering for your post-secondary education.

Marshall County Summer College Success Academy - We are super excited about this opportunity for our 10th and 11th graders. Please look this over and apply Today. Let us know if we can help you.

National Honor Society: If you are not already a member of NHS, have a 3.3 cumulative GPA, are a Junior or Sophomore, and have been at PHS for at least a semester, you will receive this week a letter inviting you to apply for membership. If you qualify and do not hear from me by the end of the week, please contact me.

If you are planning on taking Summer School, we will have official registration for those courses during the weeks of March 13 - 17 and March 20 - 24. The cost for each session is $20. Unless you qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, you will need to pay the fee when you register in order to reserve your spot.  You can get more specific information about summer school at this google doc: Summer School 2017 Information for Students.

March 5-March 10, 2017

The Grading Period End on Friday, March 10

Please make sure you communicate well with your teachers if you have work that needs to be completed/made up before then. Also, as you consider your grades, please make a Smart Goal or two in order to put yourself in position to finish strong this year.

Summer School Sign Up

If you are planning on taking Summer School, we will have official registration for those courses during the weeks of March 13 - 17 and March 20 - 24.  The cost for each session is $20.  Unless you qualify for Free/Reduced lunch, you will need to pay the fee when you register in order to reserve your spot.  You can get more specific information about summer school Here

ISTEP

We're almost done, Sophomores & Freshmen. This week, if you are enrolled in Biology, you will be taking the Science ISTEP during you regularly scheduled class.  Exceptions to that are those found on This List. If you are listed here, please report at the time listed to the location listed with your computer.

We also have just a few of you who need to do Make Up Testing from last week.  Again, if you are listed Here, please report at the time listed to the location listed with your computer.


January 23-27, 2017

This week is Cash for College Week in Indiana.  Here are a few reminders/things to consider as you plan for Life After PHS:

All Students: Have you heard of Indiana’s CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan? It only takes $10 to start, and your college savings account can grow, free of taxes! Tell your parents or guardians to visit CollegeChoiceDirect.com to start saving today!

Also...It’s never too early—or too late—to start searching for scholarships! Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/Cost for tips on how to search for scholarships to help make college more affordable for you! Follow Learn More Indiana on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about what the FAFSA can do for you! Follow them on Twitter @learnmorein or Facebook at Facebook.com/LearnMoreIN.


December 12-16, 2016

When we return from Christmas, we'll start choosing classes for next  year.  We encourage you to start reviewing your Indiana Career Explorer account and updating your Interests and Skills Inventories.

Also, keep reviewing the Hoosier Hot 50 List.  Here is this month's segment:

Hoosier Hot 50: 
Job of the Month

Each month, this newsletter will highlight one of the Hoosier Hot 50 (HH50) jobs. HH50 is a listing of the fastest growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow. The list's ranking is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state of Indiana. Although HH50 focuses on the jobs of tomorrow, there are several professions that are hot now.

#20 - Plumber

Average Salary: $49,310
Education Training: Certification
Major Industry: Architecture and Construction

2012 Employment: 8,280
2022 Projections: 9,444
Annual Growth: 14.06%
Annual Change: 300

"The best part of my job is this feeling that you get once you've completed a larger project. It's nice to know you've done that. And this is sort of going to be in place for a long time. The person that would like this job is somebody who's hands on, likes to figure out how things work and doesn't mind getting a little bit dirty once in awhile. Some days are hard, some days are easy,  but it's a good balance for somebody that wants to stay active." ~ Jack, Plumber


November 7-11, 2016

Weekly Announcements

Check out PHS Weekly Activities Here.

TODD GONGWER Presentation

Lifeplex is hosting Todd Gongwer on Saturday, November 12 from 11am-12pm. It is open and free to the public.  See attached for more info.

Hoosier Hot 50: Job of the Month

Each month, this newsletter will highlight one of the Hoosier Hot 50 (HH50) jobs. HH50 is a listing of the fastest growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow. The list's ranking is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state of Indiana. Although HH50 focuses on the jobs of tomorrow, there are several professions that are hot now.

#35 - Operating Engineer

Average Salary: $49,310
Education Training: Certification
Major Industry: Architecture and Construction

2012 Employment: 8,280
2022 Projections: 9,444
Annual Growth: 14.06%
Annual Change: 300

"The person who would like this job would be somebody who likes a fast-paced environment - that is not afraid of the inclement weather and long hours. For somebody who wants to do my job, the biggest piece of advice that I would give to them is to check in with their local apprenticeship programs and see when they're gonna take applications. There is no school for it...." ~ Steve, Operating Engineer

Check out more "Hoosier Hot 50" jobs at www.hoosierhot50.com


October 3-7, 2016

Happy October, Freshmen!  A few things to remember....

 

Grading Period

The Grading Pewriod ends on Friday, Oct 7Remember to talk to your teachers to get in make up work, etc.  Athletes, you must be taking and passing FIVE classes to be eligible to continue playing your sport this season.

 

PSAT Day - November 2

Wednesday, Nov 2 is PSAT Day for Juniors and Sophomores.

Freshmen will be participating in a Career Exploration Day Program.

More information to follow....

College and Career Resource Center

Just a reminder of our hours:

TWTH - 5th hour

MWF - 8th hour

Thursdays - 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Thursday - 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

 

This week we will host: 

Tuesday- SRT- University of Indianapolis

Wednesday - SRT - University of St. Francis

Thursday - SRT - Wabash College

(Here is the overall Calendar)

One More Thing To Consider...

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare field is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, it is estimated that the growth rate for Registered Nurses through 2024 is 16% -- the national job average is seven. Ivy Tech Community College is known for its healthcare programs – our nurses have been hired at some of the best healthcare facilities in the state. Healthcare is an industry that is not only growing, but will always be hiring.

Ivy Tech offers several healthcare programs.  Students can choose to study any of these programs in our state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Healthcare Specialist

Health Information Technology

Imaging Sciences

Kinesiology

Medical Assisting

Medical Laboratory Technology

Nursing and Practical Nursing

Paramedic Science

Physical Therapist Assistant

Radiation Therapy

Surgical Technology

Therapeutic Massage

Each of these programs translates directly into high-demand careers in the health care field. 


September 26-September 30, 2016

Good Morning, Freshmen.  Let's take a deep breath and relax into this week together.  Here are some opportunities for you to consider.  

Important Career Interest Survey

If you have not completed the College & Careers Prep Survey in your English class, then go to the Guidance webpage or follow this link

https://docs.google.com/a/plymouth.k12.in.us/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe51-CeHSvyoSSj0UCP6YcD13a3_6cD0sJLi5g19BDrafvRmg/viewform

We'll use your responses to match you up with a speaker in your career interest area.  The survey is VERY brief and will be closed Monday night, so please make your requests.

Building Resilience

We all can develop Resilience as we walk through life together. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned over time. Each week, let's think about another way to do this:

Make connections 

Make some friends by practicing the skill of empathy, or feeling another's struggle. Really look others in the eye and hear what they have to say.

Be the kind of friend you would like to have. 

Build a strong family & friend network so you have support through life's inevitable disappointments and hurts. 

At school, watch to make sure that no one is not being isolated. Connecting with people provides social support and strengthens us for the day. 

What can you do to make a difference today?

College Go Week

It is College Go Week. How many of you can get to New York City without a map, GPS or your phone? Probably none! And you won’t reach your college and career goals if you don’t have a high school Graduation Plan. Do you know which classes you plan to take, and which diploma you’ll earn? Your high school diploma matters when it comes to college! Make sure you’ll be ready to apply for college. Talk to your school counselor or check out LearnMoreIndiana.org/collegefor more information.

College and Career Resource Center

Just a reminder of our hours:

TWTH - 5th hour

MWF - 8th hour

Thursdays - 7:00-8:00 am

Thursday - 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

This week we will host: 

Monday- LUNCH- Purdue Polytechnic South Bend

Tuesday- SRT- Anderson University

Tuesday- LUNCH- Grace Bible

Wednesday - LUNCH - St. Joseph's College

Thursday - SRT - Valparaiso University

Friday - SRT & LUNCH - University of Northwestern Ohio


September 6-September 9, 2016

Just a Little Reminder

Planning Checklist for Freshmen

Getting prepared for college and your career is easy. The following pulled from the Freshmen Checklist will help you to be prepared for what’s ahead. Focus on these two items this week:

Read the Learn More magazine

Take some time to read through your Learn More magazine. It’s all about thinking about your career, planning for college, and paying for it all. You should receive a copy from your homeroom teacher on Tuesday, Sept 6.

Explore careers

Use a variety of resources  to learn about different careers, explore your interests and take a career assessment. You can also learn about what degrees are required for different careers. Visit career information here to learn more.

Also, on November 2 we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Freshmen Career Fair.  More information will be coming soon...and we'll want your input on careers you want to hear about.


August 29-September 2, 2016

Things to think about this week:

 

Home Room Information:

This week during home room you will be doing a 4 Year Plan Process.  If you have not already, you will need to create a google doc using This Template which will require that you make a copy.  Save it somewhere you can find it later!

Post Secondary Information/Opportunities:

1.  On Wednesday Ancilla College will be in the lunchroom providing information about their programs.  Stop by and see wha they have to offer.

2.  On Wednesday, during SRT, Purdue will be here.  If you are interested in becoming a Boilermaker, check them out.  We will announce what room early in the week.

3.  On Thursday, during SRT, Hanover will be here.  This is a great chance for you to gather some good info from them.  Again, we'll announce the room early in the week.

4.  Still thinking about what you want to do after high school?  Consider IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing. https://soic.iupui.edu/about/.

Hoosier Hot 50: Job of the Month for September

Each month, the Guidance Department will highlight one of the Hoosier Hot 50 (HH50) jobs. HH50 is a listing of the fastest growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow. The list's ranking is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state of Indiana. Although HH50 focuses on the jobs of tomorrow, there are several professions that are hot now.

#6 - Licensed Professional Nurse 

Average Salary: $39,900
Education Training: Certification
Major Industry: Registered Nurse, Surgical Technologist; Radiologic Technician, Clinical Laboratory Technologist

2012 Employment: 19,055
2022 Projections: 23,268
Annual Growth: 22.1%
Annual Change: 886

"I believe the kind of person that would like this career would be somebody that was able to talk to people and be patient with the family members. And, somebody that really enjoys science and math, because you do a lot of science and math in the nursing career field.." ~ Jason, Licensed Professional Nurse

Check out more "Hoosier Hot 50" jobs at www.hoosierhot50.com