Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - November 16, 2018
DID YOU KNOW
- E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid.
- Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Larger devices such as tank systems, or “mods,” do not look like other tobacco products.
- JUUL is a brand of e-cigarette that is shaped like a USB flash drive. Like other e-cigarettes, JUUL is a battery-powered device that delivers a nicotine-containing liquid to produce an aerosol that is inhaled.
Information Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interested in learning more about vaping? More information can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/index.htm.
This image was created by a young person who participated in our PhotoVoice project at the Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth this summer!
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
MassDot Video Contest
This is Film Production II, PNHS. Oliver, Justin, David, and Kaitlin won second place in the statewide MassDot Transportation Save Streets Smart Trips Video Contest. Their PSA was an action film parody that reminded drivers and pedestrians of different health and safety tips. You can watch it and the other wining videos on the youmovemass youtube channel!
Science, Technology & Engineering
College, Career, and Technical Education (CCTE)
A former student visits PECC
Last week Miss Gabby’s class had a special visitor. One of Miss Gabby’s former students, Emily, asked if she could come in and read for her preschool class. Emily did an excellent job reading and the preschool students loved having her come in. While she was reading the students were completely silent and all had eyes on her as she read the story. Emily also stayed for centers and helped students roll and build turkeys using play dough. The preschool students were sad to see her go. To top it all off, when asked what she would like to be when she grows up, she said a preschool teacher! Way to make your former preschool proud Emily!
geography of Massachusetts
A chat with students from Plymouth, England!
Last week, our 4th and 5th Grade Chorus had a pretty adventurous experience! They were able to participate in a Google Hangout with a group of Year 5 students from Plymouth, England! Each group performed a song for each other and then were able to comment on each other's performance.
Additionally, students were able to ask questions and answer questions about cultural practices, including a typical school day, favorite foods, as well as what Thanksgiving means to us, and our most recent Veterans Day.
Veteran's Day Celebration
Chloe's research project
Turkey Trot for the local Food Bank
The First Annual NMES Turkey Trot
The First Annual NMES Turkey Trot took place during regularly scheduled P.E. classes Tuesday, November 13th through Monday, November 19th. Students will be walking, running, and moving to build endurance and exercise with food donations.students will also be learning how to read food labels.
NMES collected several boxes of food donations, and enjoyed the physical challenge as well as Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Hansen’s turkey costumes!
Great things happening with engaged readers at South Elementary!
Mrs. Dorr’s 5th grade class has been working on a Volume City project over the past few weeks. They had to plan out the layout of each district and calculate the volume for each building. Students worked together in groups and then put the whole thing together at the end!
PCIS's Annual Thanksgiving Baskets
Such wonderful tradition! 7th Grade Senators and 8th Grade Falcon Pride have worked extremely hard to put together 45 Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need this Thanksgiving season. Congratulations on a job well done! You should be extremely proud of yourselves.
A very special thank you to advisors, Mrs. Lovell and Mr. Quinn, for all their guidance each year with this wonderful tradition. Baskets will be distributed early next week.
How we break down the Food we eat
Grade 6 students got hands on to learn about digestion. Using liquids to break down bread in plastic bags, students gained a better perspective on how enzymes break down the food we eat.
Veteran’s Day Assembly
On Friday, November 9th, Plymouth North High School’s social studies department and the student council organized the 7th annual Veteran’s Day Assembly in honor of local vets. The event included inspirational speakers from the both the war in Vietnam and Afghanistan.
Congratulations to the Sophomore Class for winning the PowderPuff Trophy last night at South High!