Children new to the English language will be getting some extra help, during Plymouth Schools’ upcoming intersession period.
Kindergartners and first-graders got a chance to see what it’s like to go to college, thanks to the Marshall County Promise program. A group of first-graders from Webster Elementary School discussed their recent Walk into My Future trip with the Plymouth School Board last week. Continue reading
Local elementary school students who need some nutritional assistance get help from Blessings in a Backpack. Now, some Plymouth students will get to be on the other side of the program, according to School Superintendent Andy Hartley. Continue reading
The Plymouth Community School Corporation has tightened its policies on background checks and drug testing for school employees. State law now requires school employees to have a background check every five years, not just when they’re first hired.
The Plymouth School Board formally adopted the corporation’s 2018 budget Tuesday. It calls for a General Fund of just under $26 million and a Capital Projects Fund of over $3 million.
The Plymouth School Board continues making preparations for the Lincoln Junior High School building project.
The Plymouth School Board is expected to act on a few items related to the Lincoln Junior High School building project tonight. They include the purchase of some adjacent land at 900 Lincolnway East, as well as the re-approval of the building corporation that will technically be financing the work.
The Plymouth School Board got an update Tuesday on first graders’ reading progress. Students from Menominee Elementary School demonstrated what they’ve learned during the first month of the school. Principal Steven Boyer explained that first grade is when students make the most progress, when it comes to reading foundation.
Plymouth High School Band students may be going to Hawaii in 2019. The school board Tuesday approved a field trip request from Band Director Bryan Ames.
The Lincoln Junior High School building project has the Plymouth Community School Corporation borrowing money from its Rainy Day Fund. Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday that some architect’s bills will soon be due to Barton-Coe-Vilamaa, but the bonds to pay for the project won’t be sold for another couple months.
The Plymouth School Board got an update on the alternative high school program Tuesday. Teacher Katie Duran reported that the program’s graduation rate dropped to 80 percent during the 2016-2017 school year, compared to 92 percent the previous year.
The new school year has brought a few changes at the Plymouth Community School Corporation. Andy Hartley has recently taken over as superintendent, while Jill VanDriessche will soon take over his old position of assistant superintendent.
The Plymouth School Board has approved some policies and agreements for the new school year.
The Plymouth Community School Corporation is looking to streamline the way it responds to emergencies.
The Lincoln Junior High School building project continues to move forward.
The Plymouth School Board has picked a South Bend school administrator to take over as assistant superintendent.
The Plymouth School Board will consider the appointment of a new assistant superintendent tonight. The job became open last month, when Andrew Hartley was promoted to superintendent.
Seventh and eighth grade students from the Innovation Academy at Lincoln Junior High School presented project campaigns to the Plymouth School Board this week.
The Plymouth School Board agreed to enter into a contract with Cincinnati-based The Motz Group to purchase an artificial turf to be installed on the high school football field.
Superintendent Dan Tyree explained that the price of astroturf products have drastically changed from the time the board discussed the issue a year ago. He said that a procurement process has changed the price. A $1 million artificial surface quoted a year ago was proposed to the board by The Motz Group at $794,600 with a seven-year, $14,000 maintenance package. Maintenance includes sanitizing and cleaning the surface annually, plus a safety inspection. The surface is guaranteed for eight years, but it can last as long as 12 years. The product would be comparable to the field installed at Warsaw High School.
The Plymouth School Board accepted the retirement of Superintendent Dan Tyree Monday night. The school board members praised him for his years of service and mentioned that he is leaving the school corporation better than how he found it.
Tyree has been in education for 41 years. Two of those years were spent in the Knox Community School Corporation and the rest in the Plymouth school system.
Tyree recently underwent a kidney transplant and sees priorities a little differently. Continue reading