Plymouth Public Schools
Voyager Express Newsletter - April 5, 2019
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Vaping: Just the Facts - community and parent forum
On Thursday, April 11th at 6:30pm the Plymouth Area League of Women Voters in collaboration with the Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative (PYDC) will be hosting a community forum entitled “Vaping: Just the Facts”. This event, which will take place in the Little Theater at Plymouth Community Intermediate School (PCIS) will focus on the issue of “vaping” and current e-cigarette use including the scope of the problem, impact on the adolescent brain and body, as well as solution based responses to this epidemic. The speakers and panel will include Amy Turncliff (PhD Neurobiology), Kelly Macomber (M.Ed, Program Coordinator), Dr. Nate Horwitz-Willis (PH, MPH, MP, Director of Plymouth Public Health) as well as Plymouth Public School high school aged youth. Please join us free of cost for an evening of learning around this important issue.
PYDC has a variety of events taking place during the month of April. Please feel free to reach out directly for more details around any of the listed events!
English Language Arts
A Community of Readers
Earlier this year, the HS Literacy Team organized a reading PR campaign at both schools to highlight the reading life of teachers, administrators, and other staff members. Our hope is that these adult models will discuss what they enjoy reading and promote a culture of reading within the school community. Students are enjoying seeing the changing titles on the classroom doors, and the libraries are welcoming new titles - and readers - every day!
Science, Technology & Engineering
Blake Planetarium Events
Check out upcoming programs!
Visual and Performing Arts
What kids want to be when they grow up - Cold Spring News
Latest Edition of the Federal Furnace Times
Check out the latest edition of the Federal Furnace Times published by our fifth graders. You will find articles on everything from teachers to our new drama club, as well as poetry, and comics. You will also find sections on Arts and Entertainment, and Sports. Enjoy!
Pirates Past Noon School Play - Hedge Elementary School
MES K-Kids Reaching Out to the Homeless
MES has been fortunate to have over 40 students participate in a volunteer outreach group throughout the course of the school year during their own time. The K-Kids' most recent project was to collect recycled cans in order to use the proceeds to purchase items for care packages to the Homeless in our community. Special thanks to Ms. Brandt and Ms. Cooke for coordinating this effort!
When Art meets Technology!
Grade 3 art students recently created masterpieces using green screen technology!
Our kindergarten students took part in project based learning this month centered around community helpers. The unit kicked off with real community helpers coming to talk about their jobs and why they are important. They learned about all community jobs in school and chose a specific job to research. With the help of their big friends and parents, each student learned more about their chosen topic. The final event lead to students dressing up and talking specifically about what they learned about their chosen job!
Family Math Night
Students and families spent the night coding, playing bingo, and competing against each other at our annual Family Math Night.
Week in Review: April 1, 2019 - Falcon TV
A Lacrosse First
Blue sky, green grass, warm breezes - spring means the return of outdoor gym classes. 8th-graders were leaping, stretching, bending, and catching as they played lacrosse. According to the physical education teachers, this is the first time lacrosse has been played in PSMS gym classes.
Plymouth's Town Meeting
8th-grade civics students discovered that Mr. Loretz wears many hats. Not only is he a music teacher at PSMS, but he is also an elected representative for Plymouth Town Meeting. By sharing his experiences, students learned what Loretz had to do to get elected, how town meeting works, how to find what precinct they're in and who their representatives are, and when the next town election takes place. Loretz emphasized how important it is for everyone to cast their ballot; he won by only one vote!
Students in the Career and College Technical Education programs at PNHS have been very busy. Allied Health's CNA class students are putting their skills to work at Life Care Center of Plymouth taking care of patients in order to fulfill their clinical requirements for state CNA testing. Students are feeding, transferring, bathing, dressing and toileting patients utilizing the skills that they have learned in the lab. Students are scheduled to take the Massachusetts Certified Nursing Assistant Exam in May.
AP Computer Science Principals
Students taking AP Computer Science Principles with Mrs. Nielsen use skills that they’ve gained all year to prepare for their Create Performance Task to be submitted to their AP digital portfolio.
Plymouth South Wrestling
Congratulations to the Plymouth South Wrestling team for winning their 8th league title in a row. Best of luck to the 20 seniors graduating from the wrestling team.
FRESHMAN ACADEMY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Students in the photo were nominated by their team teachers for Freshman Academy Students of the month for March. They each received a t-shirt, certificate and coupon for a free treat from Culinary. Congratulations!! They are: Left - Right: Colleen Guindon, Daija Andrews, Donte Andrews and Shavonnah Lewis.