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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Plymouth High School Sees Success at IUPUI Mobile App Challenge

Samuel Carroll, Bridget Schafer, Borias Miller, Kobe Johnson, Isabel Nuñez, Andrew Fornash, Max Duncan, Brandon Hudson (Plymouth Community School Corporation Photo)

Computer programming students at Plymouth High School recently had some success in a statewide competition. A group of eight students under the supervision of Math Teacher Lindsay Moore took part in the IUPUI Mobile App Challenge on November 4. Continue reading

Plymouth High School Students Discuss World War II History Trip with School Board

Some Plymouth High School students got to experience World War II history firsthand this past summer. The Plymouth School Board had the chance to hear about their trip during Tuesday’s meeting.

A group of 13 students spent roughly two weeks visiting Europe in July, according to teacher Ryan Wolfe. “This trip was focused on World War II and the Western Front,” he explained. “So everything that we did was really focused on World War II, which curriculum-wise, really hits both World History and U.S., but it was probably more focused on U.S. History, which students take as a junior. Most of our kids had had either World or U.S. prior to going.”

The trip took the students to England, France, Belgium, Germany, and Austria. Six of the students were at Tuesday’s meeting to highlight some of the places that stood out to them. Some focused on the beaches of Normandy, and U.S. and German cemeteries, while others reflected on visits to a Nazi concentration camp and a Holocaust memorial. Continue reading

Plymouth School Board to Continue Planning for Lincoln Junior High Project

The Plymouth School Board will hear comments from the public tonight on the lease finance process for the Lincoln Junior High School building project. The corporation plans to replace much of the school with a new building, while the original 1926 structure will be left in place and renovated for other uses. On top of that, renovations are also planned at Plymouth High School, Riverside Intermediate School, and Washington Discovery Academy.

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