Parcellin's Parent Page

News and Notes for Parents at Plymouth North

A time to wrap up and celebrate!

Now that the calendar has turned to May, we begin to turn our attention towards the long awaited events to celebrate North students and graduates that we've been working all year towards! May is an opportunity for students to reflect on, assess and give recognition for a year and a career of hard work.


From state assessments, AP exams, tournament games, rolling rallies, and senior celebrations... it's a jam-packed month full of events and momentous milestones! We look forward to your presence, assistance and support through it all in the next few weeks!


Pete Parcellin
Principal,

Plymouth North High School

In this week's Parent Page...

  1. Key Dates and Upcoming Events
  2. Senior Events & Important Notes
  3. Last Chance to Order Yearbooks
  4. Upcoming May Grade 10 MCAS & June Grade 9 MCAS
  5. Final Exam Schedule: June 12-16th
  6. DECA International Success
  7. Skills State Success
  8. Spectrum Performs in NYC
  9. PNHS Travels to Panama
  10. PN Athletic Boosters Events
  11. Freshman Class Chocolate Fundraiser
  12. Interact Club Town Wide Cleanup 5/13
  13. French Club 2024 Trip to Quebec
  14. Sports Schedule & Information
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1. Key Dates and Upcoming Events

MAY DATES:

  • Thursday, May 4th: Art Show, 3-5pm

  • Thursday, May 4th: CCTE Senior Showcase, 6:30pm

  • Wednesday, May 10th: SeniorFest, 8-11am (Seniors w/ pre-ordered T-Shirts only)

  • Wednesday, May 10th: HALF DAY PROFESSIONAL DAY, 11:05AM DISMISSAL

  • Tuesday, May 16th: MATH MCAS, Grade 10

  • Wednesday, May 17th: MATH MCAS, Grade 10

  • Thursday, May 25th: PNN LIVE SHOW! K Block, 10:08am on Youtube

  • Friday, May 26th: Grades Close for Seniors & Last Day for Seniors

  • Friday, May 26th: CLASS DAY, School Wide Assembly, 9-11am

  • Friday, May 26th: Junior Prom, Lake Pearl, Wrentham, 6-10pm (doors close at 6:30pm and students should be picked up by rides/transportation no later than 10pm)

  • Monday, May 29th: NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY

  • Tuesday, May 30th: Senior Dinner Dance, Indian Pond Country Club, 6-10pm


JUNE DATES:

  • Saturday, June 3rd: Graduation, 9:30am, Stadium

  • Tuesday, June 6th: Biology MCAS, Grade 9

  • Wednesday, June 7th: Biology MCAS, Grade 9

  • Monday, June 12th: B4 & B3 Period Final Exams, 2pm Dismissal

  • Tuesday, June 13th: A1 & A2 Period Final Exams, 2pm Dismissal

  • Wednesday, June 14th: B1 & B2 Period Final Exams, 11:05AM DISMISSAL

  • Thursday, June 15th: A4 & A3 Period Final Exams, 11:05AM DISMISSAL

  • Friday, June 16th: Students With Make-Up Exams Only, 11:05AM DISMISSAL

  • Friday, June 16th: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
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2. Senior Events and Important Notes

There are only 16 more school days after today for our graduating seniors! From today until graduation on June 3rd at 9:30am, there is a PACKED calendar!


Check the Senior Events Newsletter that I sent out earlier in the year for more info on dates, times and requirements. You can also check the Senior Class "Google Classroom" page, or reach out to Ms. Wolcott, Senior Class Advisor for more information.


Some key upcoming information:


  • A new event for "Tie Dyeing" SeniorFest T-Shirts will be Saturday, May 6th from 10am to Noon in the Back Parking lot near the stadium.
  • Rustic Marlin Signs are still available for $20 via the order form linked below.
  • 2023 Yard Sign pick up is Wednesday, 5/17 from 5-6pm at the school's Main Entrance.
  • Seniors should attend a mandatory class meeting on Thursday, 5/25 during last period in the PAC for an outline of all info, requirements and events for Senior Week.
  • Any requests for handicapped parking at Graduation should go to Senior Class Advisor Ms. Wolcott by Tuesday, May 30th.


Flowers & Gift Items at Graduation Fundraiser: For any families at Graduation that would like to buy flowers or gifts for their graduate, the Junior class has partnered with "The Commencement Group" who will be on hand selling items as a fundraiser for the class of 2024. Click here to pre-order to have items ready for you on Graduation Day.



We can't wait to celebrate and recognize this incredible class of graduates!

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3. Last Chance to Order Yearbooks!

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Online sales deadline is 5/8. After 5/8 all sales will be in person until distribution before graduation.


How to Purchase the Yearbook

Yearbook Price is $75 *Service fee applies online.

Purchase a Yearbook online: buytheyearbook.com

To Pay at School: Checks or Money Orders made payable to: PNHS SAF (Plymouth North High School Student Activities Fund) to Mrs. Gaignard in Room 243.

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4. MCAS: Math Grade 10 & Biology Grade 9

We have 2 more rounds of MCAS testing for PN students before the end of the school year:


  • Math MCAS: For all Grade 10 Students on Tuesday, May 16th & Wednesday, May 17th
  • Biology MCAS: For all Grade 9 Students on Tuesday, June 6th & Wednesday, June 7th


Testing begins right at the start of school, and students will be assigned testing locations mostly by alphabet. Students can check the large signs at both entrances to determine their testing locations on either day, and can check with their Advisory teacher or classroom teachers who also have the lists prior to the testing day.


We encourage all students taking MCAS to get a good night's rest, get to school early and take advantage of our free breakfast offered to all students each morning to be fully prepared to do their very best on the test, which is a state graduation requirement.

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5. Final Exam Schedule

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Final Exams are administered in all classes to students in grades 9-11 during the last week of school. The exams count as 10% of a student's overall course final grade, as well as serve as preparation for post-secondary expectations, and course and department-wide learning assessments.


Our student handbook is very strict on the limits for excusing students from taking exams at the time they are scheduled. Per the handbook, "Final exams will only be administered during the scheduled exam period. Make-up examinations are only afforded to students with excused absences and must be arranged with the subject teacher. The principal must excuse all absences during exams. Final exams are worth 10% of the overall grade."


Excused absences are required to be pre-approved by school administration, for handbook outlined purposes only and all exams are to be completed prior to the end of the last day of school at 11:05 on June 16th. We highly encourage full attendance for students on the last week of school.


The exam and bell schedule for the last week of school is above. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of exam week, we have half days and students are dismissed at 11:05 after both exam periods.

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6. DECA International Success!

Over April Vacation, several Marketing students at PNHS along with their teachers travelled to Orlando, Florida where they participated and competed in this year's ICDC DECA competition after qualifying on both the district and state level to do so!


We were excited to learn that:

  • Seeger Creane was a medalist for his exam score in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making.

  • Olivia Morano was a top 10 international finalist for her "Secret Life of Bill" Financial Literacy Project.

  • Maggie Kusmin was a medalist for her role play in Apparel and Accessories Marketing.


Congratulations to all three outstanding kids and their teachers: Ms. Figlioli, Ms. Sprowl and Ms. Burns!

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7. SkillsUSA Statewide Winners!

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Last week, several students from Allied Health, Engineering and Facilities Management went out to Central Massachusetts to compete in the annual SkillsUSA state competition after qualifying in district competition.


We were excited to learn that:


  • John Driscoll and Lucas Lacerda from the Engineering program received Bronze Medals in the Additive Manufacturing competition.
  • Annalise Lopes, a Junior in the Facilities Management program won the Gold Medal in the Facilithon competition.


Annalise has qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Atlanta in June!


Congratulations to all three outstanding students, and their teachers: Mr. Nielsen and Mr. South!

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8. Spectrum Performs in NYC

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After winning it all in the Northeastern USA finals of A Capella, PNHS vocal group Spectrum travelled last week to New York City to compete in the National Finals!


Named one of the top 7 High School A Capella groups in the United States, we are SO PROUD of Spectrum for their talent, hard work and the excellent performances they've had this year!


Congratulations, Spectrum and their incredible teacher, Mr. Grossman!

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9. PNHS Travels to Panama

Over April Vacation, 50 Eagles travelled to Panama for a once in a lifetime guided trip! Led by EF tours and organized by Mr. Cardoso from the Math Department, students saw the Panama Canal, visited a local honey farm, ziplined through the jungle, saw the sites of Panama City, and went whitewater rafting and surfing all in one trip!


Thank you to Mr. Cardoso and the chaperones for making this experience happen for our students!

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10. PN Sports Boosters Information

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11. Freshman Class Chocolate Fundraiser

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12. Interact Club Town Wide Cleanup Next Saturday

The Interact Club is participating in the Plymouth town-wide cleanup event taking place on Saturday, May 13th from 9-11am.


Any PNHS students or families are encouraged to sign up to join the Interact Club as they clean up the streets surrounding PNHS. Participants will be provided with purple trash bags and should plan to meet the PNHS cleanup group outside the gym entrance at 9:00am. See Ms. Lewison for more information.


In groups, volunteers will choose their cleanup routes and will leave full trash bags along the route for the DPW to pick-up.


A prize will be awarded for the strangest trash item!

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13. French Club 2024 Trip to Quebec

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The PNHS French teachers are pleased to be able to offer students the opportunity to travel to Qu├ębec in February of 2024!


The goal is to engage them in a rich cultural experience in which they will be able to practice and enhance their language skills through authentic interactions.


An email will be sent to the families of all French students that will contain more information about enrollment, so stay tuned!


Please contact your student's French teacher if you have any questions.

-Nicholas Davis: ndavis@plymouth.k12.ma.us

-Elizabeth Favorito: efavorito@plymouth.k12.ma.us

-Michelle Lewison: mlewison@plymouth.k12.ma.us

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14. PNHS Sports Schedule

The PNHS Spring Sports season is well underway!


Eagle Nation is having an incredible start to the season. Last week, the first MIAA Spring Power Rankings were released, and PN was ranked in the top 32 qualifying teams for the state tournament based on their current performance IN EVERY SINGLE SPRING SPORT!


Aside from power rankings, our track teams just had an incredible showing at the D3 State Relays this past weekend: 7 different relay teams from PNHS medaled in their events! The Boys 4X400 of Nammour, Guiliani, Riley & Sten won 1st place in D3 by 5 full seconds and has the 5th best time in the entire state!


Make sure you get to these games and matches to root on our very successful Eagles!


Check the PN sports schedule with up to the minute updates through the Arbiter sports website or download the ArbiterSports app!

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