A Jefferson Elementary School robotics team is not only learning how to build a competitive robot, but also about some of the ethical considerations that go into their design.
Plymouth High School students will once again have the chance to experience some of their history lessons firsthand. Last week, the school board approved a 12-day European field trip for the summer of 2019.
Local school administrators continue to keep an eye on the state legislative session. Plymouth School Superintendent Andy Hartley updated the school board Tuesday on a few bills making their way through the Indiana General Assembly.
The Plymouth Community School Corporation stands to save a great deal of money by switching Internet service providers.
Updated plans for the new Lincoln Junior High School building were presented to the Plymouth School Board Tuesday.
The Plymouth School Board approved the 2018-2019 school calendar when it met Tuesday. Superintendent Andy Hartley said the biggest change is that the school year will start a little later. Students’ first day of class will be August 8, while the last day will be May 31, 2019. Christmas break and spring break will each be two weeks long, while fall break will last one week.
The Plymouth School Board will start preparing for the 2018-2019 school year when it meets tonight. Next year’s school calendar will be up for approval, along with transfer student deadlines and class capacities.
The Plymouth School Board approved the 2018 conditions of employment for classified staff.
The Plymouth School Board approved several school policy updates this week. “These policies are surrounding background checks, reporting of child abuse/neglect, suicide prevention – all things that reflect updates to statute from last legislative session,” explained Superintendent Andy Hartley.
Design work continues for a new Lincoln Junior High School. “The site layout, again, looks pretty solid,” Plymouth School Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday. “The major intent with that was to get traffic off the streets with drop-off and pickup. So that will flow through off of the front of the old Lincoln, if you will, and kind of run through a lane and drop off there on the west side, and bus parking will be in the back.”
The Plymouth School Board will consider a few start-of-the-year items when it meets tonight. Board members are scheduled to reorganize, set their pay for the year, and approve their 2018 meeting schedule. Various appointments will be considered, as well as the renewal of the school board’s contract with attorney Jeff Houin.
Several Plymouth High School students were recognized for their academic accomplishments during last week’s school board meeting.
The Lincoln Junior High School building project is moving along according to schedule. “Design work continues,” Plymouth School Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board last week. “We hope to have some renderings for you to look at formally at our next meeting, and it’s also in the next phase of estimations from the construction management firm.”
Sixth graders at Riverside Intermediate School are learning valuable science, engineering, and math skills with Lego robots. Members of the school’s Lego Robotics teams demonstrated their machines to the Plymouth School Board last week. They also discussed their recent competition at the First Lego League Qualifying Tournament in Granger.
Making sure kids in foster care have educational stability is the goal of a new policy approved by the Plymouth School Board last week. It calls for Plymouth Schools to enroll foster students immediately, even if they don’t have all the documents that would normally be required, like birth certificate, immunization records, or proof of residency.
The Plymouth School Board got an update last week on the Class of 2017. Of the high school’s 282 graduates, 69 percent of them had a solid plan, according to Director of Guidance Aimee Portteus. Forty-six percent of Plymouth graduates now attend a four-year college, 16 percent went to a two-year college, and others planned to pursue technical training or enter the military.
The Plymouth School Board updated a few agreements and approved some regular end-of-the-year items, when it met Tuesday. Board members voted to renew the corporation’s service agreement with Go Solutions Group for 2018. Continue reading
The Plymouth Community School Corporation is updating some of its food service guidelines. The nutritional standards approved by the school board Tuesday deal with food and drinks that are sold to students during school, but aren’t part of the official school lunch or school breakfast program. That includes items sold à la carte or in school vending machines.
Plymouth School Board members got a closer look Tuesday at last year’s high school accountability grade. Plymouth High School received a B for the 2016-2017 school year, in the Indiana Department of Education’s A-through-F grading system. Assistant Principal Kyle Coffman explained that grade is determined by several factors.
Changes to high school graduation requirements are being discussed during today’s State Board of Education meeting. Among the local school administrators following the issue is Plymouth Schools Superintendent Andy Hartley. “There are concerns with respect to the access to earning a high school diploma for all students,” he told the Plymouth School Board Tuesday. “Those were and have been voiced by me and several others, and so we’ll see where things land.”