Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday, but neither Plymouth South nor North made the list.
Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria used leaves both Plymouth North and South off of the list. Neither school was ranked in the magazine's annual survey. Rising Tide Charter School was also not ranked; it started a high school section this past year. Plymouth high school students do have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Plymouth North High School is 26 percent. The participation rate at Plymouth South High School is 22 percent. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Plymouth Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gary E. Maestas, sent the following email to Plymouth families on Sunday night. The letter includes links to resources on how to talk to children about the bombings.
Monday is the first day of school for Plymouth school children, since the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gary E. Maestas sent the following letter to parents and guardians of school-age children in the district. Good Day Plymouth Families: Over the past week, the events surrounding the Boston Marathon have left us all with a sense of heartache for the lives lost in Boston and the many people injured in the bombing. Traditionally, I have made time on Patriot’s Day to watch the Boston Marathon on TV since it has always been a dream of mine to run in it. While watching the early runners finish, I once again experienced that desire to run in next year’s race. A couple of hours later, I turned on the TV in …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Need some activities for the kids to get through April vacation week? Here are some suggestions for activities around Plymouth.
Monday, April 15 YMCA Camp Clark is holding a babysitting class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is for 11-15 year olds, and will follow the Red Cross curriculum. Cost of the class is $75, and that will cover the course and required manual, which will be provided. Tuesday, April 16 Cupcake Creations for Teens Make your treat and eat it too. Visit the Library during school vacation week to decorate a cupcake with frosting, candies and other fun confections, from 3 to 4 p.m. April 17, 18, and 19 Chess by Any Other Name Ages 6 - 18 The Plymouth Public Library is hosting a Chess Education and Match Play Program led by William Petrillo. Bill is a member of the US Chess Federation and a class instructor for USA Chess. The program will feature …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Plymouth South High School named three freshmen the most improved and three more outstanding students for Term 3.
PSHS freshmen Hannah Bailey, Shannon Colbert, and Cullen Murphy were named Plymouth South's outstanding students for Term 3. Freshmen Quinn Carey, Dominique Finlay, and Michael Mahoney were named most improved students among Plymouth South's freshmen class. All six students received gift certificates from Cabby Shack.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
West Elementary fourth and fifth graders vote for their favorite books and design the cover for those books.
West Elementary fourth and fifth grade students recently completed the Massachusetts Children's Book Award Program, which encourages reading for pleasure by involving students in grades 4-6 throughout the State in an "election" determines the most popular book title from a list of 25 professionally-selected nominees. The winning author is awarded the MCBA based on ballot tallies from all participating Massachusetts students in grades 4-6. Library media specialist Linda Shannon and Art specialist Elyse Robbins collaborated on the book cover project. Students were given the assignment to use their imaginations to create a book cover based on their interpretations of character, plot, theme, or setting of their selected MCBA nominee. The cover…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Jacqueline Flynn's research into how to kill ticks is being looked at by the federal government.
Jacqueline Flynn was working on an entirely different angle of tick research when she came across findings that would launch her project into first place at the Braintree High School Science Fair, second at regionals and garner the interest of state and federal officials. Flynn, a sophomore at Braintree High School, was worried about making sure she removed ticks from herself and her clothing after collecting them for a different project when she researched how to kill them in a laundry cycle. She found a lack of data, and what she did find indicated that ticks frequently survive a clothes washer cycle because they are difficult to drown, but that a full hour in the dryer can kill them. After 13 cycles of testing, Flynn discovered that …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Plymouth resident who attends Bristol-Plymouth Technical School placed second in the science fair held at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
Tricia Delph, a student at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School, won second place at the RIT National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students for her project, "Lily the Robot." More than 50 contestants from across the country brought their exhibits to Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., during the competition, held March 22–24. The goal of the Science Fair, in its eighth year, is to promote interest in technology, science, engineering and math among 6th through 12th graders who are deaf or hard of hearing. First-, second- and third-place cash prizes were awarded to middle school students, high school students and in team divisions. First place winners in each …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Four Plymouth residents are among the Curry College students inducted into the Management Honor Society.
Wednesday, March 27
Ernest A. Silver, Professor and Chair of the Department of Management at Curry College, is pleased to announce the following Plymouth residents were inducted into the Management Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta: The induction ceremony and dinner took place Thursday, March 21, at Curry College's Milton Campus. The 27 inductees were joined by their family and friends, Sigma Beta Delta chapter members, the Management Department faculty and the Administration. Junior and senior Management majors who have earned at least 60 credits from Curry and have a GPA of 3.4 or higher are eligible to join Sigma Beta Delta. Each inductee received a certificate and pin and will receive an honor cord to be worn at graduation. Follow Plymouth Patch on Twitter…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
OMG PD: A look at police news around the South Shore and Cape and Martha's Vineyard.
The following information is from police departments, courts and media outlets that serve Patch towns. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Gas and Dash in Milton. Fight breaks out in Hingham restaurant. Weymouth man refuses to pay bar tab on St. Patrick’s Day, is chased out of bar and backs into an innocent bystander in the parking lot with his car. Braintree man charged with gang feud shooting. Plymouth Sheriff defends Obama assassination joke, calls critics “hypocrites.” More charges for man accused of photographing women in Hyannis tanning salon. Cape Cod duo arrested on drug charges. Martha’s Vineyard woman jailed in package store ruckus. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Due to the expected winter storm on Tuesday, the state announced that the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25.
Since much of Massachusetts is expecting a winter storm on Tuesday, and with it the possibility of numerous school closings or delayed openings, the MCAS English Language Arts Composition test for students in grades 4, 7 and 10 has been postponed until Monday, March 25, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on its website. Originally this composition test was scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, but in an effort to make sure all schools administer the test on the same day, "all schools must administer the ELA Composition test to students in grades 4, 7, and 10 on Monday, March 25, including schools that are not affected by the weather," according to a memo from Elizabeth Davis, Associate Commissioner of …