Plymouth Community Schools

 

Top 5 Reasons  


WHY YOU SHOULD

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Top 5 Reasons To Enroll Your Child Plymouth Community Schools

Leading
Education Technology
Championship Opportunities in
Athletics and Academics
Outstanding Teachers
and Coaches
     
ITouch Champions Outstanding Teacher and Coaches

From iPod Touch labs to the one-to-one MacBook initiative, students will have the technology tools to optimize their learning.
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A variety of extracurricular programs are designed to provide learning and leadership experiences for all students from grade four through twelve.
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A strong legacy of nationally recognized teachers and coaches will continue to guide students for improved education and character.
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Proven Track Record in
Scholarships and Awards
Early Childhood
Education and Care

 
     
Achievement Early Childhood Education and Care  

Both Plymouth Schools and its students have been awarded with prestigious recognition demonstrating leadership for bright futures.
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Pre-school, full day kindergarten, tutoring, and before and after school childcare give families safe and early learning opportunities.
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iTouch Leading Education Technology

The pace of technology is increasing more and more. You need a school that embraces technology. At Plymouth Community Schools, technology is as important to the learning process as white boards and pencil sharpeners. Plymouth Community Schools demonstrate leading education technology in some of the following programs:

• One-to-One MacBook initiative to be unveiled this fall at Lincoln Junior High School
• Wireless available throughout the corporation
• Project Lead-the-Way curriculum taught at Lincoln Junior High and Plymouth High School (pre-engineering)
• Curriculum partnerships with Indiana University and Purdue University
• Project-based Learning to be piloted in 2011
• New Tech School-within-a-School concept at Plymouth High School scheduled for 2012
• IPod Touch labs for use at all schools
• Student run HD Television Studio at Plymouth High School
• Student run Television Studio at Lincoln Junior High
• Microsoft Certification available through Crossroads Academy at PHS
• AP math, science, social studies, and English classes available
• Accelerated math and science at Lincoln Junior High

Technology is used as necessary tools as well as within the curriculum. As a student enrolled in Plymouth, there will be many opportunities to stay abreast of the necessary technology tools that optimize learning. ^ return to top ^ Enroll Here

 


Championships Championship Opportunities in Athletics and Academics

Key to providing learning and leadership experiences for Plymouth students can be found in the variety of extracurricular programs available throughout their school years. By the age of fourth grade, students will have an opportunity to get involved in clubs, academic- and athletic teams. These activities keep students healthy and socially involved, preparing them for a thriving future. Some of the championship opportunities Plymouth schools have provided for its students to experience:

• Plymouth’s boy’s basketball team has won the state championship twice, finished runner-up once, and has had two Trester Award winners
• Plymouth’s girl’s basketball team has won the state championship once, finished runner-up once, and has had two Trester Award winners
• Plymouth’s football team has won the state championship once
• Plymouth’s cross country team finished second in the state and had the overall champion
• Plymouth’s volleyball team finished second in the state twice
• Plymouth’s baseball team was a state runner-up
• Plymouth’s track, swimming, tennis, and wrestling teams have consistently produced state finalists and state championship athletes
• In 2009-2010, more of Plymouth’s athletes were named all-conference academic than any other team in the NLC
• Plymouth’s Business Professionals consistently have individual state champions and national finalists - this year they won a national champion
• Plymouth’s music department has won the ISSMA Banner for all around involvement many years in a row
• Plymouth’s Winter Ensemble won the ISSMA State Championship this year
• Plymouth’s Speech Team has won 12 state championships, regularly has state and national champions, and has won the School of Excellence Award seven times
• Lincoln Junior High’s English Academic Team won the state championship

With several state and nationally recognized trophies in the case, Plymouth Community Schools has a clear mission of providing opportunity and leadership in athletics and academics. ^ return to top ^ Enroll Here

 

Outstanding Teachers and Coaches Outstanding Teachers and Coaches

The source of academic and athletic success comes from excellent teachers and coaches who lead students and teams throughout their school days. Dedication to high standards of talented and educated faculty at Plymouth Community Schools is demonstrated by some examples including:

• 66% of the teachers have a Master’s Degree
• Two teachers are National Board Certified: Kathy Richter and Anne Liechty
• Ten teachers have won the Lily Fellowship for Teacher Creativity: Herb Eveland, Anne Liechty, Daniel Tyree, Vicki Cook, Judy Harness, Janice Curtis, Mary Gifford, Michelle Holloway, Deb Wise, and Monty Peden
• One teacher has won a Fulbright to study in Africa: Monty Peden
• Three speech coaches have been recognized by the National Federation as District Winners: Daniel Tyree, Charlotte Tyree, and Dave McKenzie
• Mary Gifford has won the Armstrong Teacher Educator Award from Indiana University and was an Indiana Teacher of the Year Finalist. 
• One speech coach was recognized by the National Federation as a Regional Winner: Daniel Tyree
• Four speech coaches have been voted into the State Speech Coach Hall of Fame: Daniel Tyree, Charlotte Tyree, Jane Faulstich, and David McKenzie
• One speech coach was voted into the National Speech Coach Hall of Fame: Daniel Tyree
• One speech coach was selected as National Coach of the Year: David McKenzie
• Five athletic coaches have been selected into the state’s Athletic Hall of Fame: Mary Beth Hunter, Tennis; Bob Read, Wrestling; Allen Shockney, Cross Country; Bill Nixon, Baseball; Jack Edison, Basketball.
• One Plymouth coach was named National Coach of the Year: Jack Edison

A strong legacy of nationally recognized teachers and coaches will continue to guide students for improved education and character.
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Achievement Proven Track Record in Scholarships and Awards

Awards abound both in the graduates attending higher education and in the state and national awards received by the Plymouth Community School system. Plymouth’s seniors are frequently awarded with numerous scholarships. Annually, Plymouth graduates receive between 1.5 and 2.4 million dollars in scholarships. Recently, Plymouth’s seniors have won full scholarships to Notre Dame, Northwestern, Indiana University, Ball State, Purdue University, Indiana State University, and Valparaiso University.

In addition to the scholarships, Plymouth’s seniors have consistently won appointments to West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy. Plymouth’s seniors have been accepted into prestigious colleges and universities in and out of Indiana including:

• University of Notre Dame
• Northwestern University
• Duke University
• Dartmouth University
• Cornel
• Loyola Marymount
• University of Southern California
• DePaul
• George Mason University
• Texas A&M
• DePauw
• Rose Hulman
• Indiana University
• Purdue University

Plymouth Schools have won state and national awards that illustrate their commitment to your child’s education including:

• Webster Elementary: Title I Distinguished School 2009
• Washington Elementary: Finalist Title I Distinguished School 2010
• Menominee Elementary: Finalist Title I Distinguished School 2010
• Plymouth High School: State Chamber of Commerce “Best Buy” School 2009
• Plymouth High School: US News and World Report “Bronze Award” 2009
• Plymouth High School: State Chamber of Commerce “Head of the Class” 2010

Enrolling your student in Plymouth's award winning school system will provide opportunities for future scholarships and awards for your child.
Both Plymouth Schools and its students have been awarded with prestigious recognition demonstrating leadership for bright futures.
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Early childhood Education and Care Early Childhood Education and Care

Plymouth Community School is committed to offering safe and cost effective early childhood learning and care for all families. From pre-school and all day Kindergarten to tutoring and before and after school childcare, Plymouth Community Schools is dedicated to the diverse needs of each family.

• Full-day kindergarten regardless of budget cuts
• Limited space is available for pre-school opportunities
• Plymouth’s Latchkey Program for before and after school offers outstanding childcare at a low cost
• Bilingual aides are available to communicate with parents in all buildings
• Each elementary school offers a Welcome Center for parents to use free of cost
• All elementary schools offer back-to-school nights, Title I nights, migrant nights, and parent-teacher conferences each year
• All elementary schools are staffed with music, art, and physical education teachers
• All elementary schools are staffed with nurses and social workers
• Plymouth’s food service department offers free lunch to children all summer
• Plymouth continues to offer summer school and after-school tutoring
• Plymouth’s teachers are trained to use the latest technology to help young learners learn to read

There is a variety of programs and opportunities for children to start building a successful learning experience with Plymouth schools.
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