Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - February 1, 2019
Science, Technology & Engineering
STUDENT LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY THIS SUMMER!
Looking for student leaders who are ready to take charge!
Camp Invention Leadership Interns can earn 40 volunteer hours in one week. Must be entering at least grade 10 in the fall. Leaders-in-Training must be entering grades 7-9 in order to take advantage of this opportunity to gain mentorship experience.
Camp Invention is July 8-12 at PCIS.
English Language Arts
Poetry Out Loud Competition
We are extremely impressed with Plymouth North and South's Poetry Out Loud competitions this week!
Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program that encourages the study of great poetry through challenging recitation competitions. By participating in this program, our high school students strengthened their public speaking skills and self-confidence, all while learning about literary history.
English classes, grades 9-12, took part in the competition throughout the month of January with finalists of each class moving on to the main event this week. It was truly remarkable to see the preparedness, poise, and enthusiasm as students performed their chosen poems.
Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the PNHS and PSHS Poetry Out Loud! The winners will now move on to the regional competition in March!
View more highlights and photos here.
First Annual History Day competition
The Plymouth Public Schools Social Studies Department held the First Annual History Day competition last evening!
The National History Day program is a rigorous independent research project in which students much choose a topic related to the annual theme, conduct extensive research using primary and secondary sources, and create a final project that tells the story of that topic, it's relation to that theme, and its significance in history - no small feat!
Over the last seven months, grades 9-11 honors students at both high schools have worked extremely hard researching and creating these fascinating projects. The best projects of each honors class were invited to participate in last night's competition.
This year's theme is Triumph and Tragedy, which is a prevalent theme in many historical narratives. Students told the story of their chosen topic through detailed exhibits, comprehensive websites, and captivating documentaries. A job well done to all! Congratulations to the final winners who will be advancing to the South Shore History Day competition at Foxboro High School in March.
View more photos here!
Visual and Performing Arts
Central Office Art Show
2019 Tech Expo Highlights
This week, our middle school students and parents got a chance to learn hands-on all of the opportunities that the College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) program provides! Our technical education graduates are attending some of the top colleges and technical institutes in the country. In addition, many go on to high paying apprenticeships or have a head start on military training.
Thank you to our current CCTE students and instructors for their dedication to the program and wonderful tech expo!
CCTE at Plymouth North & South consists of 17 high-quality programs that are blended into the comprehensive academic environment. The application for the 2019-2020 CCTE program is fast approaching - February 5th! For more about CCTE visit bit.ly/PPSCCTE.
22nd Annual Early Childhood Fair this weekend!
The Plymouth Family Network is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Early Childhood Fair on Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at Plymouth North High School. The theme for this year's fair is "This is ME: Building Social & Emotional Skills". (Snow date is 2/9/2019)
We present this community wide early childhood fair to increase public awareness of the need for high quality childcare and early education. It also provides families with information about the variety of community services available in Plymouth for young children and their families. The fair includes special activities and entertainment for families with young children including school bus rides, crafts, drumming, dance party, educational activities and much more.
2nd Annual Career Day
Art with Ms. Monska
Fifth Grade Presents Aristocats
Fifth graders at NMES performed Aristocats. What a great show! The students worked hard at rehearsals for the past few months, supported one another and put on two fantastic evening performances for families and friends.
Many thanks to Ms. Kat Kramf for sharing her musical theater talent and passion with our students. Thank you also to Mrs. Fonseca, who was there every step of the way and Mrs. McCarthy for her artistic set/stage design.
Great job, all!
Fun in Math
It's been a busy week here at South! Our fourth graders have been working hard, learning equivalent fractions. Great work, grade 4!
Thank you Student Lighthouse Team!
Will the Groundhog see his shadow?
Glow Run Success!
A Journey to Neverland
Studying nonfiction in grade 6
Congrats Boys' Basketball!
Harvard Model United Nations
CHINESE EXCHANGE STUDENTS
Our Chinese exchange students are enjoying their stay here as new South High School Panthers as well as our students are enjoying engaging in conversations with them and learning about their culture.