Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - October 25, 2019
ONE MORE WEEK TO SUBMIT VIDEOS!
As you continue to work on your video submissions, here is some important information to help you along.
Superintendent Search - Parent Information Sessions
WE ARE SEEKING HOST FAMILIES!
We are seeking host families as we prepare to welcome middle school Italian students to Plymouth in November.
The middle school program is now open to both 7th and 8th grade students. The goal of the program is for students and families to engage in a one-to-one exchange model - to have the same families reciprocate hosting on each side. In Spring 2020, Plymouth students will have the opportunity to study in Milan.
For more information and to apply, visit bit.ly/PPSItalyExchangeApplication.
Italian Student Exchange
We’re excited to welcome students from Collegio San Carlo, Milan, Italy! The focus of their exchange is the science program we have at both of our high schools. They will shadow their North and South host students, attend science classes, visit the Blake Planetarium, experience a football game and see Northern Lights a cappella.
Earlier this week, Italian students and teachers toured Boston, the State House, and MIT with social studies coordinator, Rob Powers, and STE coordinator, Alison Riordan. They also visited the Plimoth Plantation, downtown Plymouth, and Pilgrim Hall Museum.
Our Italian guests are having a wonderful time with their host families - carving pumpkins, venturing out on the lake, and teaching their hosts how to make authentic pasta dishes! It's truly an unforgettable experience for all. We look forward to the rest of this exciting visit!
Plymouth's Fall Hometown Cleanup Day
Now in its tenth year, the town wide clean up spring and fall has become a Plymouth tradition. With all of us pitching in we keep our parks, beaches, conservation land, village centers and neighborhoods beautiful and safe for people and for wildlife.. It is a good way to nurture civic pride in our young people. To find a group or register your own, contact 508-322-3374, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or go out on your own and spend 10 minutes in your neighborhood.
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
Visual Performing Arts
PNHS DRAMA PRESENTS THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
English Language Arts
Science, Technology & Engineering
STEM WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
STEM WEEK PUMPKIN EXPLORATION STATIONS
Balance for Kids Yoga at Hedge School
Yaroslava Kazakova Scientist Robotic Engineer
Maker Space Opens at MES
Fall Scavenger Hunt
SES Fun Run
What a great day for a Fun Run at South Elementary! Thank you for all of your support.
Kindergarten Firefighters in Training
Learning Outside of the Classroom
The seventh grade Mercury Gold Team learned about the Cape Cod Canal at the Canal Visitors' center. National Park Rangers explained how the canal operates, how navigation systems work, bridge structures, communication systems, and the history of the canal.
Mercury 8 took their annual visit to Historic Plymouth. We explored the waterfront, visited the 1820 Courthouse, sat in the Selectmen's seats, talked about local government and its roots in direct democracy, and explored Burial Hill, Leyden St, Cole's Hill and the Rock looking for clues to our historical past.
Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom
New Ways to Create Art
Communicating with Technology is offered to 7th-graders. In this computer art class, students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator to create unique works of art that include logo design, creature creation, ice cream flavor posters, and underwater scenes.
In Computer Art, 8th-graders learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate existing images and create original works of art. The pictured students chose a panoramic image and turned it into a tiny earth. This introduction includes the use of a wide range of tools and techniques that can be applied to future educational and creative projects.