Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - January 24, 2020
Educational Tour of Peru: Land of the Inca
STUDENT SERVICES / GUIDANCE
Advanced Placement (AP) Orientation Night
Visual & Performing Arts
Aladdin Jr. - get your tickets!!
English Language Arts
5th Annual Anthology Celebration
Another year of celebrating talented students who have produced remarkable work for the 5th edition of "Reflections: Plymouth Anthology of Young People’s Writing." 80 students from across the district were honored at this year's celebration for their outstanding poems, stories, and artwork. This edition marks the fifth book published in collaboration with our sister city in the UK. What makes this edition even more unique are the additional entries from students in Leiden, the Netherlands.
In her forward of the book, Dr. White, English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator, explains the collaboration with Plymouth, UK and Leiden, the Netherlands:
"Since its inception, this project has represented a partnership with the Plymouth UK schools as we move towards the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s landing. This year, we welcome additional entries from students in Leiden, the Netherlands. Leiden was where the Pilgrims initially settled in search of religious freedom, and they brought traditions from their time there to their final destination in America. We are thrilled that this year’s edition includes the work of current students from both of these places that are so important to the history of our town - and ultimately, the country."
Congratulations to our published writers and artists! We are so proud of the work that is shared each year through "Reflections."
Science, Technology & Engineering
Biomedical Applications Now Available
The program connects students to courses and experiences that promote career exploration and readiness. Biomedical Science Staff work collaboratively to create an instructional program that is rooted in project based learning and that which fosters partnerships with professionals that expand on the opportunities for Plymouth students.
In order to be considered for acceptance into this program, interested students must complete an online application (bit.ly/biomedapp). Applications are due on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. For more information, check out these links (bit.ly/biomedinfo and bit.ly/pltwbiomed). Note that only current 8th grade students are eligible to apply.
23rd Annual Early Childhood Fair
New Phonics Program
Video Gaming at Hedge School
We Measure UP
A Physical Education Balancing Act
Honoring MLK Jr.
Fifth graders created beautiful posters to honor Martin Luther King Jr throughout the halls of SES!
Third Grade fill their Cub Coin Containers.
One Book, One School
Active Reading Strategies
Now that the year is half over, students had some opinions on the units they studied so far. Lily enjoyed the unit on the insulated cups because she got to manipulate lots of material. The slime and glacier unit was Shea's favorite because he got to make something. Grady appreciates the hands-on nature of all the units!
NHS members participated in the ceremony: Robert Murray was the Master of Ceremonies, Jeffrey Rodden gave the Presidents Greeting, Diana Holmes spoke on the National Honor Society Colors, Caleb Kerr spoke on Scholarship, Keegan Johnson spoke on Community Service, John Alves spoke on Leadership and Julia Cheesman spoke on Character and lead the inductees in the NHS pledge.
Assistant Principal AJ Butters, Assistant Principal Shannon McGuire and Assistant Principal Benjamin Janulewicz also assisted in the induction. A special part of the evening was the recognition of 42 teachers who have had a profound impact on the inductees and were invited to the induction by the students.
VPA Concert, Reflections and Critique Discussions
During Tuesday nights Reflections Anthology reception Jenna Abraham spoke to the crowd about how she illustrated her artwork for the poem “birth.”
Also, critique in AP Art. Students are discussing their concentration with other students offering suggestions and thoughts.
Panther TV Awards
Here are our winners (all are seniors): Kaitlyn Bonnetti - Story on EEE (Episode 1), Cait Mazzolla - Story on Sharks (Episode 1), Mila Manic - Story on the Immigrant Experience (Episode 3), Abigail White - Story on the Scallop Roll (new decorative shells downtown) (Episode 1).