Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - June 7, 2019
Video of the Week
English Language Arts
Resiliency "How to Bounce Back"
Science, Technology & Engineering
Plymouth Partners with Massachusetts Maritime Academy
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the Plymouth Public Schools and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy signed an articulation agreement. Signing this agreement was the Plymouth Superintendent of Schools, Gary Maestas, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Rear Admiral, Francis McDonald.
The articulation agreement guarantees admissions to the Academy if students enrolled in the Biomedical Program meet certain criteria. Accepted students may also earn consideration for a merit scholarship as part of this agreement also.
The Plymouth Public Schools would like to thank Admiral McDonald, as well as Commander Joshua Tefft for making this partnership possible. Their support for the success of our students is unwavering. Additional thanks to those representatives from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Mass STEM Hub, Plymouth Public Schools, and Project Lead the Way for attending this ceremony.
Celebrate 50 Years!
Magic Tree House: Space Mission
Back to the Moon for Good
We Are Stars
Passport to the Universe
Info from the Technology Department
Next week, be sure to look for our Summer Happenings page on our website. You will find information on Summer Reading for all levels, Summer Math at the Middle School, Summer Work for AP/Honors, Summer School, Blake Planetarium Summer Events, and more.
Look for the link on the LEARN MORE button on the Summer Happenings photo or visit https://www.plymouth.k12.ma.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=4044
Technology at the Massachusetts State House -- Education Evolution Event
On Wednesday, students from our EdTV Programs along with students from South Elementary School shared how they infuse technology into the learning at the Massachusetts State House Hall of Flags.
Hosted by MassCUE, the Education Evolution event gave students from across the Commonwealth the opportunity to showcase their innovative learning practices. Plymouth students were visited by State Representative Muratore.
Mrs. Sherman's 5th-grade students showed how they used tech to connect with Alaska and track seasonal change with the Journey North program. Mr. Albert, Technology Integration Specialist, worked with Mrs. Sherman and the students. EdTV students showcased their broadcast journalism skills and how they are using technology to highlight happenings within their school community.
Visual and Performing Arts
Imagination Movers Returns to Plymouth!
A great time for the whole family AND an awesome way to help out the Plymouth Music Programs as well!
Music Mattress Sale Fundraiser
PMC Kids Ride
The students had multiple centers to go throughout their day. There was bike riding, bean bag toss, relay races, face painting, giant trucks, water fun, and a dance party area, just to name a few. Thank you to our physical therapist, Miss Jen, who coordinated the entire event. Also, a special thank you to all of the middle schoolers who volunteered to help with our field day. The preschoolers loved playing with the "big kids" and it was especially nice to have former students of the preschool there to assist with field day. It was a great day!
5th Grade Olympics
4th Grade Field Trip
Orchestra Performance Practice
Chopped at MES
Grade 5 Science Fair
Ancient Civilizations Projects
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics I Reviewing Projectile Motion
Learners within their groups were charged with reviewing projectile motion which is one of the four major kinds of motion we studied this past year (rotational, uniform circular motion, & one-dimensional motion).
Using CPO (Cambridge Physics Outlet) marble launchers, groups were asked to apply projectile motion concepts and to construct a data table that summarized various ranges, launch angles, and launch velocities for each "notch" on their CPO launchers.
Data tables and target practice with the CPO launchers were then applied to a turn-based game.
Cooperative groups labeled classroom tables as their ships and targets were placed on the tops of the table ships.
Physics pirates then took turns firing on each other’s table / ships.
Two rounds were completed and at the end of each round tables were moved to create new targets / ranges to apply to new launches.
Students had to work as cooperative groups, communicated, applied their prior work as well as prior knowledge, had to improvise, adapt, and overcome (Clint Eastwood) as the game evolved, and were allowed to use a computer to be 21st century learners as some used EXCEL / GoogleSheets to calculate their "shooting" on the fly