Plymouth Public Schools
District Newsletter - February 5, 2022
Catch up each month with special
recognition and newsworthy happenings
from across the Plymouth Public Schools.
March 6, 2022
Plymouth Schools Recognize Black History Month
Classroom Doors Come to Life at PCIS
Students and staff at PCIS took part in a door decorating contest centered around influential Black figures in history. Teachers and students were tasked to transform their classroom door to honor the achievements of African Americans throughout our history - and they did not disappoint!
Before decorating their door, Ms. Clancy-Coleman's 8th Grade Civics class studied Black women in government. Students did their own research and voted on a Black woman to honor in their Black History Month door decorating.
Once all doors were finished, students in the Developing Leadership through Cultural Awareness club were joined by Ms. Michelle Badger, School Committee Vice Chair and Plymouth No Place for Hate Committee member, to judge each door on their creativity and message. The winning door with be announced next week. Great work, PCIS!
CSES Dreams for the Future
After learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his contributions, Cold Spring 2nd Grade reflected upon our current society and created their own hopes and dreams for the future.
Creating Art like Alma Thomas
Curriculum changes giving Plymouth students a deeper appreciation of Black history
PLYMOUTH - Students at Federal Furnace Elementary School got an unforgettable lesson in Black history last week while learning how the postal service works. As part of Black History Month, the students learned the real life story of Henry "Box" Brown, a Virginia slave who had himself mailed to freedom inside a shipping crate before the Civil War.
Heart Health Month
Plymouth South High Shows Support for Heart Health!
In honor of Heart Health Month, the South High community stepped up with donations and we were able to raise over $800.00 for the American Heart Association. Special thanks to nurse Laurie Westgate Rotondo for her leadership!
Screenings for Staff at Plymouth North High School
Staff at Plymouth North High School had the opportunity to receive Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose Screenings from Nurse Educators, AnnMarie Schroeder and Laura Wilson, along with healthy recipes handouts for Heart Health Month.
An Important Conversation about Social Media
Since the start of the school year, Plymouth South High School has noticed an increase in unsafe use of social media by students. This motivated Principal Fry to start an important conversation with students and staff surrounding social media.
"One of our goals as a school community is to ensure that our students understand that there is a place for social media yet safety needs to be paramount. A number of awesome students and staff, including our school resource officer, collaborated with our Panther TV staff to create this video. We focused on 5 essential guiding questions which were presented to students and staff after viewing the video in order to help start an important conversation. We hope this video helps to educate our students and continues to prioritize their safety." -Mrs. Fry
This is such an important video and we encourage all of our families to watch. We are extremely proud of these students for sharing their perspectives. Thank you, Principal Fry and PSHS staff!
Our Inspiring Educators
Kate Fitzgerald - Plymouth South Middle School
Each year, the Plymouth Public Schools' staff is invited to nominate a colleague for the district's Inspiration Award. Four remarkable staff members were honored at this year's Opening Day ceremony, including Mrs. Kate Fitzgerald, 8th Grade Civics Educator at Plymouth South Middle School.
Mrs. Fitzgerald a phenomenal teacher; one who students turn to for support, guidance, or encouragement, and a colleague who is a pure joy to work with. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Mrs. Fitzgerald!
National School Counselors Week
In February we recognized the incredible school counselors of our district. We invited students to share a shout-out on Instagram to a school counselor who has had a major impact in their lives. Visit our Instagram and to see the shout-outs in our highlights. THANK YOU, to our school counselors for their constant care, support, and dedication to PPS students and families. We truly appreciate all they do!
School Resource Officer Appreciation
We also celebrated our School Resource Officers! Our dedicated SRO's provide our students and staff with not only safety and protection, but also support and lasting relationships. THANK YOU Officer Keegan, Officer Ireland, Officer Eliason, and Officer South for all you do!
Important Upcoming Dates & Announcements!
Legally Blonde, The Musical!
Plymouth North Players present their first musical since 2019 -- Legally Blonde! A fabulously fun award-winning musical you won't want to miss. March 11th & 12th at 7 PM. Tickets are available online only. Grab yours today!
"In The Together" Grand Unveiling
Please join us to celebrate the art of Community Art Collaborative's "In This Together" created by Plymouth Public Schools students and so many wonderful members of the community. March 31st, 4 PM at 11 Lincoln Street.
Summer STEM Opportunities
Are you looking for summer opportunities for your children? If so, go no further! Both STEM summer camps are being offered right here in Plymouth. Register today before these weeks fill up. (Camp Invention is more than half full already.)
Plymouth Family Resource Center
The Plymouth Family Resource Center, located on Court Street, has been such a valuable asset to our community. From peer support groups, parent education, budgeting and financial assistance, virtual playgrounds, and more, they continue to provide a wide variety of resources to families throughout Plymouth.
Please be sure to follow their Facebook page for important updates and events they have scheduled for the month of March. You can also learn more by visiting their website at www.plymouthfamilyrc.org.
Plymouth Family Network
The Plymouth Family Network is an outstanding resource providing support to families with young children and expectant parents living in the town of Plymouth. PFN offers referral services, preschool/childcare guidance, early screenings, and free playgroups and parent enrichment opportunities. Learn more about PFN services and upcoming events on their website.
Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC)
PYDC is a community coalition in the town of Plymouth with a mission to strategically prevent and reduce substance use, to increase the protective factors that support a healthy community, and to enhance community collaboration in Plymouth.
Upcoming School Committee Meeting
11 Lincoln Street | Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-830-4300 | Fax: 508-746-1873