Welcome from the Director
I would like to welcome you and your students to the 2021-22 school year. First, I would like to express my gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve the students and families of Plymouth High School. As the proud mother of 3 sons who are all Plymouth High School graduates, I am deeply committed to the support and guidance of our students to take full advantage of the academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities available in our school community.
As the Director of the Weidner School of Inquiry, I am excited to provide a choice option for our students who would like to complete coursework via Project Based Learning. We have a great mix of talented and dedicated facilitators who care very deeply for young people and their education. With hard work, engaging curriculum and purposeful collaboration, I hope that our small learning community at PHS will become a special place for all members (community, staff, facilitators, and learners) to learn and grow together.
Our aim in the Weidner School of Inquiry is to empower students to maximize their academic potential and gain powerful skills that will prepare them for an ever changing future. We believe strongly in focusing on our relationships with our students to help guide them to success in the classroom and in achieving their goals for the future, whether that be college, the workforce or the military.
We are committed to making a positive impact on your child by setting high expectations, cultivating growth mindsets and partnering with parents to create a support team for each individual. I look forward to working with each family this year and watching your child thrive and grow! Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time should you have questions or concerns!
Mrs. Jennifer Felke
Director - Weidner School of Inquiry @ PHS
Director - CTE/Dual Credit @ PHS
Culture that Empowers
Trust, respect, and responsibility are the hallmarks of our culture. At New Tech schools, students and teachers alike have exceptional ownership of the learning experience and their school environment. Working on projects and in teams, students are accountable to their peers and acquire a level of responsibility similar to what they would experience in a professional work environment.
Teaching that Engages
Project Based Learning is at the heart of our instructional approach. In Project Based Learning, learning is contextual, creative, and shared. Students collaborate on projects that require critical thinking and communication. By making learning relevant to them in this way, student engagement reaches new levels. This higher level of engagement is associated with better educational outcomes.
Technology that Enables
The smart use of technology supports our innovative approach to instruction and culture. With access to Web-enabled computers and the latest in collaborative learning technology, every student becomes a self-directed learner who no longer needs to rely primarily on teachers or textbooks for knowledge and direction. We use Echo, an online learning management system to create a vibrant network which helps students, teachers, and parents connect to each other, and to student projects across the country.