Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - May 24, 2019
Video of the Week - PNN Live Show
Science, Technology & Engineering
Massachusetts Envirothon 2019
Students from PSHS researched this issue within the town of Plymouth as well as at their school, calling local farms, grocery stores, and food shelters and speaking to school lunch employees to learn about sustainable agricultural practices, methods of waste reduction, and food equality. Based on what they found, students identified areas of improvement and offered plausible solutions to problems.
The team from PSHS also focused in on a community action project at their school. After writing and receiving a grant from the Plymouth Education Foundation, the students were able to obtain funding to purchase a shed, rain barrel, verma compost, and garden tools in order to sustainably maintain the raised bed gardens at PSHS. Flyers were created to educate PSHS culinary students how to set aside food scraps for composting, and a second flyer was created to educate classes on the use of rain barrels to collect rainwater for gardens.
Our students did a great job presenting their project to a panel of judges consisting of citizens and environmental professionals from government agencies, non-profit organizations, academia, and private industry. We now look forward to tasting the fresh herbs and vegetables that are grown sustainably in our PSHS gardens in upcoming culinary cuisines!
Shown in the photograph from left to right are Evan Sherman, Kayla Glynn, Sienna Giannelli, Michael Collins, Madelyn Cruza, and Lauren Riley.
Thank you Mrs. Potter for advising this group.
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!
Preparing Seniors for Graduating with Computer Files
It is highly recommended for all seniors to take their Google Drive files with them using Google Takeout. Google Takeout is a free service Google provides to easily download or transfer data. This is especially handy for times like this where students graduating will lose access to their files shortly after the school year comes to an end. The recommended method is transferring data to another account using the transfer option, but if students do not have a personal account, or do not want to create one, they can simply download their files using this link.
PNHS -- see your Technology Integration Specialist, Jeff Hudson, for questions/help.
PSHS -- see your Technology Integration Specialist, Justin Schuler, for questions/help.
PMC Kids Ride
Help Raise Money for Students Visiting Japan
Paint Night June 5th at Cabby Shack
Releasing the Butterflies
Miss Nancy is one of our wonderful speech-language pathologists at the preschool. Each week she goes into the classrooms that she is working with and does a song or story with the students to help support their speech-language development. This week she had the students sing "Five Little Ducks". After singing the song the students were then invited up to play a part as a duck in the song. The students really enjoyed this week's circle with Miss Nancy!
FFES Budding Recording Artists
Emily A Swartz Fund, inc.
We Dig School Gardens!
Was this the final round of the State basketball tournament? With the championship on the line?
No, it was the annual culminating ART Gallery night at Manomet Elementary School!!
Hundreds of children and their families flowed through the building to catch a glimpse of a special art project, and to admire the work done by all the students in the school. Each child had pieces on display - as many as five finished pieces per student, and the effect was awesome! The hallways and cafeteria were alive with the pride and joy of artists and their families. Somewhere, amid the throngs of artists and art lovers was Ms. Jaimee Cooke, Manomet’s talented and tireless art teacher. She had put the whole show together, (along with many helpers), with a combination of teaching skill, relentless creativity, and sheer determination.
All in all, the evening was a wonderful reminder of the centrality and importance of the Arts in education. Vibrant colors, great projects, a new hallway mural, and much more were the talk of the school. Ms. Cooke teaches about famous and lesser-known artists, shares a variety of styles, techniques, and mediums, and even works to support other subject areas like math in the work her students produce.
The Great Mail Race
Fourth-Grade Patriots vs. Loyalists Debate!
Grade 5 Science Fair
Students learning to appreciate the awesomeness of the universe!
Students will research and choose a deep space object to image. Once the list of deep-sky objects is submitted for imaging, they are immediately acquired as soon as the weather permits. The ATEO will be slewing all night long hitting the targets on the student's list. Once the images are processed by the staff at Insight Observatory they are uploaded to Astrobin.com, a website that hosts Insight Observatory's Image Gallery. Individual collections will be created for each class where Mr. Daniels and his students may access the data they retrieved with the ATEO.
The objective of this lesson is to appreciate the awesomeness of the universe.
Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
Let the Sun Shine!
Bridging the Gap
Senior Hypnotist Night
The prom court consisted of: