Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - February 14, 2020
If you are an individual looking for mental health services (and reside in Plymouth) consider using Interface Referral Service to help guide you through this process. Upon calling a referral counselor will:
➡️ Learn about your reasons for seeking services
➡️ Identify your insurance information
➡️ Schedule an appointment with a provider that fits your needs and takes your insurance
Visual & Performing Arts
Social Students Department
Science, Technology & Engineering
Seeing Beyond the Stars
Grade 8 students in Mrs. Runyon’s science class at Plymouth South Middle School, Plymouth, Massachusetts discussed these and other questions before embarking on a journey through space via Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) remote telescope network (https://www.insightobservatory.com/p/services.html). Students selected deep-sky Messier objects to research, hunting for objects that both inspired them, as well as were visible in the January skies of the northern and southern hemispheres.
Working in groups, the students presented and taught each other about these objects, and decided which ones to select for imaging using Insight Observatory's Educational Image Request (EIR) form (https://www.insightobservatory.com/2018/01/educational-image-request-form-classrooms.html). After the deep-sky image requests were uploaded to the telescope queues, acquired and processed, the students compared their images with those taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. They discussed the differences between the image qualities gathered from the ATEO remote telescopes and Hubble, both in location and structure.
Insight Observatory would like to thank Mrs. Runyon and her 8th-grade science students for participating with its "Bringing the Universe to the Classroom" program. At the same time, the Plymouth Public Schools would like to thank Insight Observatory for their commitment to our district.
Mrs. Runyon's 8th-grade science students research possible deep-sky targets to image through Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescopes for Educational Outreach (ATEO) remote telescopes in the computer lab at Plymouth South Middle School. Photo credit: Karen Runyon.
Mrs. Runyon's 8th-grade students compare images of deep-sky objects such as nebulae, galaxies and star clusters taken with Insight Observatory's ATEO remote telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo credits: Karen Runyon.
Just a few sample images taken by 8th-grade science students at Plymouth South Middle School, Plymouth, MA. M78 and M45 imaged on Insight Observatory's 16" f/3.7 astrograph reflector (ATEO-1) in New Mexico, USA and M42, and M43 imaged on the 12.5" f/9 Ritchey-Chretien (ATEO-3) located in the Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile.
Summer is Coming Fast!
Plymouth Community Intermediate School July 6-10, 2020 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm daily
It is anticipated that this week-long adventure will fill. Please do not hesitate to register.
Mini Scientists in Mrs. Drollett's 2nd Grade Class
Mrs. Foley's 3rd Grade Experiments
Grade 1 Valentine Assembly
IBES Celebrates up for Valentines Day
Big Day for Fifth Graders!
Our students are 100 days smarter!!
One School One Book: James and the Giant Peach
Be My Valentine
Kindness Week at PCIS
All Things Egyptian
Phenomena Based Learning - Making Predictions and Observing Chan
Freshman Challenge Day
This year's battle was close from the get-go. One point separated the three teams after three rounds. In the end, the "Gold Standard" prevailed and students on the Gold Team enjoyed their bounty in the cafeteria. Teachers identified several stellar student performers throughout the day who came away with prizes for their individual efforts.
Until next year, GO EAGLES!