Plymouth Public Schools

Voyager Express Newsletter - September 27, 2019

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This week's events and newsworthy items from the Plymouth Public Schools

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EDTV is proud to be partnering with Plymouth 400 to hold Plymouth's first ever student film festival! Students in grades K-12 have the chance to share THEIR voices. Visit http://plymouthedtv.com/2020 for more information.
Student Film Festival

High School Broadcasting Club

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Follow EDTV on social media! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | www.plymouthedtv.com

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Get involved!

Learn more about PYDC and how you can get involved by visiting our website at www.pydcplymouth.org.

Stay connected with PYDC! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | pydcplymouth.org

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Science, Technology & Engineering

What Does STE Learning Look Like in Plymouth?

You may wonder what science and technology/engineering (STE) education in Plymouth looks like? Perhaps you recently moved to town or your child started in the Plymouth schools just this month. Either way, we want you know that our goal in STE is to provide learning experiences driven by observable events that students want to figure out and problems they want to solve.


This video (https://youtu.be/_VNsPCQ0AK0) will present you with an overview of our program. You can also read more in-depth about our program here (https://www.plymouth.k12.ma.us/Domain/1912).

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Stay connected with STE! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Visit our website

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Visual and Performing Arts

FOREIGNERS JOURNEY

Concert to benefit high school music programs!
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Stay connected with VPA! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Visit our website

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Back to School

We are soaring into another great year at the preschool! Students are excited to be back in school making new friends, learning, and having fun!
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CSES EDTV Kids!

Our EDTV kids are getting ready for another great year reporting CSES news! Take a look back on a behind-the-scenes with last year's news team.
Behind the Scenes at EDTV - Cold Spring Elementary School
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Congratulations Mrs. Whynott!

Inspiration Award Recipient 2019 - Lisa Whynott
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Hedge School Open House

Hedge Families enjoyed the annual Open House this Wednesday. The PTA hosted a Book Fair and Bake Sale with some amazing raffles. Students had an opportunity to show their families their classrooms and other parts of the school while learning about grade level expectations and goals. Teachers were thrilled to meet families and celebrate the start of a wonderful school year!
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Drum Roll Please!

5th grade students at IBES are performing in a drum circle. Students are working on improvising, listening, and creating music through teamwork!
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IBES Drum Circle

Kindergarten Garden

IBES principal Erica Manfredi was treated to a healthy snack grown and harvested by Mrs Blauss’ kindergarten classroom. The basil was started from seed last February in the classroom kinder-garden, then transplanted in May to the outdoor garden beds. Tomatoes from the community gardens initiative of Tera Cura gave the class tiny tomato plants. Families cared for the gardens over the summer and the current class is enjoying the harvest.

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MES Team Building

Ms. Kupinski had her 5th grade PE students working on some special team-building activities. Working collaboratively, they had to put on their problem-solving hats to explore how best to solve an assigned challenge!
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Building Classroom Community

Mrs. Farrell's 4th grade class worked on building a classroom community this week by hosting a "Me Museum." Students brought in artifacts representing different parts of themselves and wrote exhibit labels explaining the item's importance.
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West welcomes families to Open House

We really enjoyed seeing all of our West family members at this year's Open House. Teachers did a great job presenting and setting the stage for a PAWsitive year!
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7th Grade Senators Give Back to PCIS

The 7th grade senators are right back at it, continuing to beautify the entrance to PCIS.

STEM Day at Fenway

Ranger Grade 7 students had the opportunity to attend a STEM day at Fenway Thursday, September 19th as a team! Several NASA scientists spoke to students about multiple STEM topics and career opportunities. The team was then treated to a great afternoon game against the San Francisco Giants on a beautiful fall day!
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Instrumental Opportunities

Our instrumental music program at PSMS is thriving. Between Concert Bands, Orchestras, Jazz Band, Allegro Band, and private lessons, there are tons of ways for students to flex their musical muscle! We look forward to our many upcoming field trips, including to Bridgewater State University, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and the Trills & Thrills Festival at Six Flags New England, as well as to our district's elementary schools and other local performances! There has never been a better time to be an instrumental musician at PSMS!
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Interacting with the Environment

Mr. Herbert's classes took a field trip around the school to search for ways that humans interact with our natural environment. Specifically, how do we change, use or adapt to our surroundings? Mr. Herbert uses sunscreen to adapt to a sunny climate, we use solar panels to harness the sun's energy, and we change the land as we replant trees that had been cut down when building our school.
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Spanish Exchange

Plymouth North is hosting students and teachers from IES García Morato for our 2019-2020 Spanish exchange trip. We are excited to host two teachers and 21 amazing students from this amazing high school in Madrid to give them a full taste of our culture and way of life in Plymouth. In addition to this, we hope to build strong international friendships that will give students motivation for learning and exploring their world going forward. Our friends from Spain will return the favor when we travel with 22 students and three teachers from our combined North-South High School exchange this coming April break. We will be hosted by our same exchange pals, but this time in their homes as we meet their families and learn about our cultural similarities and differences. Plymouth high school students have the opportunity to travel to Spain or France on exchange trips that run every other year and strive to maintain full reciprocal exchanges with home stay and cultural immersion as the focus. If you or your family are interested in attending an exchange, contact your Spanish or French teacher for more information!
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Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Committee put together a few samples of the work that students turned in and were amazed at North students' written & artistic expressions to reflect what they've read over the course of the summer!
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Blackout Suicide Awareness Day

On Wednesday, September 25th students and staff wore black to raise awareness about suicide. Every 40 seconds someone commits suicide. We want everyone to take action if you ever see or hear of someone feeling this way. We want you to BE THERE!
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Fire Safety at Panthers' Cubhouse

This week Lieutenant Doug Grey from the Plymouth Fire Department came to Panthers’ Cubhouse to talk to the children about being a firefighter. He showed them all the important equipment they use each day and even let the children try on his jacket!
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Plymouth Public Schools

253 South Meadow Road | Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-830-4300 | Fax: 508-746-1873

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