January, 2015

Plainfield Community Middle School

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PCMS NEWS

January 2015 is the beginning of a new year and a new semester at PCMS. The holiday hoopla has passed. Students have settled into their schedules and the athletic calendar is abuzz with winter sports.


Sit back, relax and enjoy this edition of The Red Pride Review.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & CALENDARS

To view daily announcements and current information visit our website.


To view upcoming activities and events happening at PCMS, check out our calendars.

PCMS Calendar

PCMS Athletics Calendar

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PCMS 2014-2015 YEARBOOK

Yearbooks are on sale now for $28 each. Yearbook order forms are being mailed to parents this week. Additional order forms are available in the main office or you can print one by clicking here.


There are 3 ways to order.

  1. Order online at www.dmhphotographics.com. Click on PCMS Yearbooks.
  2. Call DMH Photographics at 317-838-0921 to order by credit or debit card.
  3. Mail this form and a check to DMH Photographics.


  • Please do not send orders to PCMS.
  • Yearbooks must be pre-ordered.
  • The deadline for orders is March 20, 2015.
  • Delivery is scheduled for the end of May.

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ART CLUB

PCMS Art Club members, Stephen Holesapple, Mason Burress and Sawyer Duke, utilized their artistic abilities to create some fun scenes for the Department of Public Works' snow blades. Awesome work boys!


Information was shared with town residents via The Water Line, the newsletter inserted in utility bills. Click to see The Water Line, December 2014

JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations!


6th grade: Lily Royer & Zander Muehlenkord

7th grade: Allison Fox & Jeffrey Gowen

8th grade: Shelby Raff & Spencer Decker



As pictured from left to right:

Allison Fox, Shelby Raff, Spencer Decker

Jeffrey Gowen, Zander Muehlenkord
Lily Royer

DECEMBER VALUE AWARD WINNER


Congratulations to PCMS 6th grader Grace Blacketer!


Grace was awarded the December Value Award, "Kindness". She was recognized for her accomplishment at the January school board meeting.

FLAVOR OF FRIDAY

Mr. Ellis' Social Studies classes have been participating in Flavor of Friday. Flavor of Friday is an attempt to expand students' palettes and expose them to other cultures.


Some of the items this year have included Jubes (Japanese candy), bamboo shoots, Japanese peanuts, wasabi peas and Satellite Wafers from Asia. They have also enjoyed some American cuisines including pumpkin Oreos, prime rib potato chips, coconut M&M's and, most recently, St. Elmo's famous cocktail sauce.

5TH GRADE STUDENTS VISIT PCMS

On Tuesday, January 13th, the band and choir entertained future 6th grade students as they visited Plainfield Community Middle School.


During this time, the fifth graders learned about the middle school band and choir programs, as well as, the different scheduling options for next year.

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Equal Opportunity

Our January value of the month is Equal Opportunity. All PCMS students had an opportunity to help develop our new mission statement that is in the process of being finalized. We are excited that the students were able to provide their input and were able to have a voice in this important process.


Preparing for High School

PCMS Guidance counselors will be meeting with all 8th grade students on February 3, 2015 to prepare students for high school scheduling. A speaker from the 21st Century Scholars Program will also be here to talk to the 8th graders about the program. Please remember all 7th and 8th grade students who qualify for free or reduced lunch should apply for the 21st Century Scholarship at www.scholars.in.gov. The 21st Century Scholarship provides 4 years of free tuition at any state college in Indiana. If you have any questions, please contact the guidance department at 838-3672.


PHS 8th Grade Pre-Enrollment

The high school guidance counselors will present pre-enrollment material to current 8th grade students at PCMS on February 9th. Students will learn of graduation requirements, diploma requirements and courses offered at the high school. Students will be given freshman course selection forms that are due back to the middle school guidance office by February 18th. On February 25th, high school guidance counselors will hold pre-enrollment scheduling lab sessions at the middle school for students to enter course requests into PowerSchool.

The high school will host an 8th Grade Parent Night on February 10th at 6:00PM in the high school auditorium to present pre-enrollment material and high school requirements to current 8th grade parents. An 8th grade pre-enrollment video will be available on the guidance website after February 10th.


May 1st is the deadline for making any changes to course requests for next year!

HOMEWORK PORTAL


  • Are you checking the Homework Portal?
  • Find out what homework has been assigned.

HOMEWORK HOTLINE

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students.


  • Tutors help students in grades 6-12.
  • 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sunday - Thursday
  • September - May
  • Call toll free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~JANUARY ATHLETICS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BOYS BASKETBALL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

WRESTLING

RED PRIDE SPIRIT

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FOOTBALL

Attention 6th grade boys - If you are interested in playing 7th grade football join us for a "Middle School Football Night", Wednesday, February 18th, 5:00 pm at PHS (LGI Room). Come and meet the Plainfield coaching staff and get more information about Red Pride Football. Enter the high school through the main lobby or main athletic doors and someone will be there to direct you to the LGI room. See Mr. Ellis, Mr. Gauck, Mr. Leath, Mr. Mayfield or Mr. Young if you have any questions.


Attention 6th, 7th and 8th grade football players - There will be a Youth Football Pro-Style Combine hosted at the Indianapolis Colts training facility on Sunday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:00 pm. Cost is $45, and space is limited. Flyers are available in the front office, or click here Indy Youth Combine Flyer .

SOFTBALL

For all girls interested in 7th grade softball - Open gym will be held every Tuesday in February, starting February 3rd, 7:15-8:15 pm at PCMS.

SOCCER

Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for the high school girls soccer team next year should attend open play on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm at Brentwood Elementary.



Attention 6th and 7th grade girls - If you are interested in the 2015 PCMS girls soccer program join us for a call out meeting Thursday, February 5th, at 7:15 am in the east gym.

SWIMMING & DIVING


Swimming and Diving pIctures will be taken Thursday, February 5th, 3:15 pm at PHS.

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RED PRIDE DANCE CLINIC 2/16/15

A dance clinic will be hosted by the PHS Dance Team at PHS on Monday, February 16th, 1-4 pm. This is during mid-winter break. The fee is $25 per participant and youth ages 4 & up are eligible. Participants will learn basic dance skills, dance team etiquette, and a short dance routine that they will perform during halftime of the PHS Boys Varsity basketball game on Tuesday, February 17th. Dance Clinic Flyer

PHYSICS FOR ALL 2/4/15

Come to PHS on Wednesday, February 4th, for a fun-filled evening of demonstrations, models, stage shows, and hands-on experiments. The fee is $5 and all proceeds will be used for Camp Invention scholarships. This event is hosted by the AP Physics students. Physics For All Flyer

Autograph Session 1/31/15

On Saturday, January 31st, the Plainfield RBI Club with sponsorship help from the Plainfield Optimist Club will be hosting an autograph session at Deer Creek Golf Course from 3-5 pm. Major league players Drew Storen (Nationals), Tucker Barnhart (Reds) and former MLB player, George Foster, will be signing autographs during that time. There is a $10 per item charge for Barnhart and Storen and a $15 per item charge for Foster. Funds raised will benefit youth baseball in Plainfield. This is a separate event than the dinner/auction being held later that night.

Pee Wee Baseball Registration

Do you have a 5-8 year old youth interested in tee ball or pee wee baseball? Click here to access Plainfield Pee Wee Association registration information.
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DO YOU KNOW A PCSC EMPLOYEE WHO IS WORTHY OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION?

It's that time of year again! We are now taking nominations for ROSE Awards - an opportunity to Recognize an Outstanding School Employee deserving special recognition for outstanding qualities, activities, efforts or contributions.


All administrative personnel, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, certified staff, counselors, custodians, nurses, and transportation staff are eligible.


Don't miss this opportunity to acknowledge our great PCSC employees! Submission deadline is March 20, 2015.

RACHEL'S CHALLENGE 3/10/15

Please join us for a FREE community event presented by Plainfield Community School Corporation featuring Rachel’s Challenge, a program based on the life and writings of 17 year-old Rachel Scott, the first student killed during the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999.


Rachel's Challenge

Tuesday, March 10th

6:00pm

Plainfield High School Auditorium


We hope you will join us for this inspiring true story of hope, acceptance and redemption.


Students will take part in age appropriate assemblies for grades K-12 throughout the day. *Elementary students will not hear about the Columbine tragedy or Rachel’s death. The evening event is recommended for adults and children 12+.

EVENT FLYER


Learn more about the program organization: http://www.rachelschallenge.org/

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