Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - October 12, 2018
Happenings in our Community
This popular town wide tradition of community service helps keep our open spaces, parks, beaches conservation lands and neighborhoods beautiful. Families, neighbors, school groups, clubs, businesses and organizations all pitch in. Thank you for doing your part in the past and we hope you’ll join us again this year. If you’ve never done it before, don’t miss it this fall – it’s a good way to instill civic pride in our children and it’s fun.
The Town offers purple bags for collecting the litter and will pick up full bags from your drop location. Contact Patrick Farah at Town Hall at 508 747-1620 x10204 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Let him know an area you’d like to clean up or he will suggest a group you can join.
Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC)
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Plymouth International Chorus Opportunity!
English Language Arts
Very Special Student Recognition
A 9th grade student at Plymouth South is being recognized for her work on an English class project on the other side of the country. Students in Mrs. Degelder's English classes at Plymouth South began the year with a focus on the "This Is Me" theme by taking a look who they are and how their life experiences shape them. As an extension of this, students were assigned a research project, asking them to take a look at a city outside of Massachusetts, similar in size to Plymouth, to examine the variety of experiences that we can have as Americans. For this project, students were also asked to e-mail a city or school leader or member of the media in the city or town upon which their research focused.
Freshman Ainsley Richardson chose to research Georgetown, Texas, where she reached out to the editor of the local paper, who not only answered her questions, but also had a few questions of his own for Ainsley. Ainsley's responses and a brief description of the project were published as part of an editorial in the Williamson County Sun.
Science, Technology & Engineering
Fire Prevention Week
Saving homes from hurricane flooding and erosion
This is me
Madison hosts EDTV Kids
Morton Movers Fitness Club
Sharpen the saw
At this week's morning meeting, we talked about ways we can “Sharpen The Saw”, a few volunteers shared what the best book they read this summer was, and we celebrated September’s Leaders of the Month!
Here’s a few suggestions of questions you can ask your child tonight about this morning’s assembly:
*What are some ways you can calm yourself when you are feeling worried?
*How can you take care of your body to help yourself stay healthy?
*How do we show leadership at school?
*What does it mean to be a leader?
Looking for volunteers!
PCIS is looking for singers, songwriters and poets who would like to perform during the PCIS Family Community Literacy Night’s Coffee House. If interested please text 508-564-1476 by October 28th.
PCIS Dance Crew
Mrs. Partridge and Mrs. Hamel’s Dance Crew! The club is open to all- the only requirement is to have fun dancing!
Blending science, technology and art!
Grade 6 students have been learning about the structures of cells. In a lesson that blends science, technology, and art, students used Google Draw to create a rendering of an animal cell complete with labels for each cell structure and a description of its function.
Analyzing character flaws
Spanish Heritage Month
AP Environmental Science
AP Environmental students measure trees to calculate how much carbon is sequestered. Their objective is to determine how many trees it will take to offset the amount of gasoline they use to drive annually.
PLYMOUTH SOUTH ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Congratulations! Jordan Colbert and Joe Flynn
Jordan Colbert - Field Hockey: The player of the week for Field hockey is Jordan Colbert. Jordan is a senior captain who plays center midfield for our team. Jordan consistently plays 110% both at practice and in games. She is also a true motivator- Even if the team is down, she looks for a way to pick them up. Jordan is a positive role-model for every player in the program and dominates in games due to her intense work ethic. As a midfielder, Jordan works hard both defensively and offensively, acts as a team player, and plays to win. Jordan has been a key player in every game so far this season and has kept us in reach of our opponents. Jordan is a true leader by example.
Joe Flynn - Golf G&G/PSHS Male Athlete of the Week: Joe Flynn is the player of the week for golf. Joe is a senior captain who has been on varsity for 4 years. He played outstanding golf last week to help lead the team to 3 more victories. Joe shot a one under 35 in a win to secure a tournament berth for team for the third consecutive year.
All Freshman students went on three different college tours on Wednesday, Oct. 11th. Students in the photo below enjoyed a visit to Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay where they got a chance to take a tour of the campus and ask questions.
Assistant Principal Mr. Loranger had a chance to visit with two former Plymouth South students at Mass Maritime Academy.
Freshman Academy Students of the Month - September
Congratulations to the following freshmen students. They were nominated and awarded Freshman Academy students of the month by their team teachers. They each received a certificate, a t-shirt and a coupon for free goodies from the bakery at Southside Fare.
Left to right: Sonia Abdel-Fattah, Colby Keating & Victoria Vincent