Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - November 30, 2018
BECOME A HOST FAMILY!
What's Your Reason
The Plymouth Area Substance Use Prevention Collaborative has begun rolling out a social marketing campaign this month called "What's Your Reason". This campaign is designed for youth, by youth, as an effort to change the norm around underage drinking. Sometimes when young people choose not to drink, they feel like they are the only ones... but in reality, youth who choose not to drink are not alone. "What's Your Reason?" is a way for young people to share the reasons they don't drink and arm their peers with tools to decline using substances as well.
Follow @PlymouthCluster on Instagram & Facebook to check out more of the campaign and encourage your students to do the same!
Visual and Performing Arts
Plymouth 400 Illuminate Celebration
On November 17th Visual and Performing Arts had over 200 students participate in the Plymouth 400 Illuminate Celebration. Our Plymouth UK 'Banner Students' created beautiful illuminated paper lantern sculptures which they marched with in the parade. There were performances by the Plymouth International Alumni Chorus, a Ukulele group from NMES, Spectrum, Northern Lights, South Avenue, and the 'This is Me' group.
A very big thank you to the students and teachers that all worked tremendously hard to make this happen! The VPA is happy and proud to participate in community events such as this! Great work everyone!
English Language Arts
Science, Technology & Engineering
Mr. M’s Class is Storming the Castle!
text feature surgery
Fall Leaf Exploration
Coach Wright-Ward's 4th grade work on circuits!
MES second grade students worked hard during the month of October to coordinate a special drive to collect socks for those in need. This "Socktober" event led to the donation of 400 pairs of socks, which far exceeded anything they thought was possible! Way to go MES! These donations were presented at a brief ceremony yesterday. Special thanks to Ms. Ross for coordinating this effort with the boys and girls.
Setting goals each month
STEM in the library
This week, students read the Caldercot award books, “Mirette on the High Wire” and “The Man Who Walked Between the Towers” with Ms. Ashley. They balanced on taped “wire” with their arms tight to their bodies and then stretched out, discussing how each was different. Each group then tried to make the tallest tower out of cups. Students added a layer of paper and evaluated if that made it easier to balance the structure. Great work!
Annual Pajama Literacy Night at West!
Holiday Yard Sale
Congratulations to the PCIS Students of the Month!
PSMS Pep Rally
Using the Socratic method of class discussion, grade 8 students shared their thoughts about the relationship between cause and effect as illustrated in the story Hidden Figures.
PNHS Pep Rally
"Variety is the Spice of Life"
The Plymouth North PE Departments has shaped their curriculum in a fashion that allows students to participate in a variety of activities throughout their high school careers. Lifelong fitness is so important and by providing opportunities to explore different activities we hope to help students find a sport or activity they can continue doing after high school. Currently we are offering volleyball, basketball, hockey, and yoga.
Students attending the conference: Allison Varao, Brendan Clarke, Paige Potter, Charlotte Woomer, Emma Cappola, Amy O'Hanley, Jessica Varao, Rory Perry, Riley Bassett, Josh Brown, Emma Lavin, Kayla Rippon, Andi Martin
John and ABIGAIL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to the South High recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarships awarded by Dr. Maestas this week. This is due to their high academic achievement on the MCAS exams. Well done!