Plymouth School Board Approves School Calendar, Transfer Student Deadline for 2018-2019

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.

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Plymouth School Board Updated on Lincoln Junior High Design Work

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.”

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Plymouth School Board Updated on Lincoln Junior High Project

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.”

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Riverside Lego Robotics Teams Exploring Solutions to Water Challenges

Riverside Intermediate School

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.

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Plymouth School Board Updated on Career and College Readiness

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.

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Plymouth School Board Approves Updated Food Service Guidelines

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.

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Plymouth High School Assistant Principal Discusses School Accountability Grade

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.

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Plymouth Schools Superintendent Keeping an Eye on Graduation Pathways Proposal

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.”

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