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&13;PCISs Grade 7 population experienced a special academic day this past Wednesday as they participated in the schools third annual Career Day.

&13;The HipKids Reading program is sponsored by Little, Brown for Young Readers, and is an extension of the Hip Scout and YALSA YA Galley project. Eleven fourth graders from South Elementary School were selected for their reading abilities, self-motivation, and communication skills. So r, the group has read six books so r this year, five of which we received prior to their publication date. The group meets during lunch period with South Elementary Schools librarian, a month after we receive the book, and gives feedback on each book.  They also write reviews of the books on a blog.

&13;Plymouth North will be holding a school-wide event to collect toothbrushes and donations for the savetheirsmiles​.org group. Students will have opportunities to learn about this non-profit, philanthropic effort. The donated dental hygiene items will be brought to the Moskito tribe in Nicaragua this summer. The fundraiser drive begins Wednesday, June 1.

&13;Congratulations to all graduating seniors!  The ceremony for the graduates of Plymouth North High School will be held Saturday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. at Memorial Hall. The Class of 2011 Valedictorian is Cara Goodman; the Salutatorian is Florence Gonsalves.

&13;PCISs Career Day offers students a glimpse at future professions.

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&13;In an email to PCIS, local marine biologist Eben Franks noted that, It was impressive to see so many students asking questions, paying close attention and really thinking of themselves in the realm of the ocean sciences and exploration.

&13;Ride Maestas Ride!

Cold Spring School students Thallys and Kyle show their years work during last weeks Writing Celebration.

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&13;Dream Ride

&13;The Plymouth North Senior Dinner Dance will be held today, Tuesday, May 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Spirit of Boston.  The Plymouth South Senior Dinner Dance will be held, Thursday, June 2, at the Popponesset Inn in New Seabury at 6 p.m.

&13;With a little under two weeks remaining before Dr. Maestas sets off on his magical ride up the eastern seaboard, the PCIS students and staff got together to put on a Dream Ride Rally and wish him luck. The entire PCIS sixth grade population assembled in the gym to root on the Superintendent.  The assembly provided Dr. Maestas with some warm smiles and laughter that can motivate him throughout his adventure.

&13;Career Day is part of the education we offer our students on a variety of post-graduate experiences. PCIS Ranger Housemaster Paul Duprey said.  In eighth grade we take our students to a local college. Ultimately, Career Day and other PCIS opportunities are aimed at exposing students to the different careers paths available after high school, said Duprey, who organized this years event.eastern health careers

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&13;The students in Ms. Reids second grade classroom had the honor of a visit by well known author and illustrator Jan Brett.  She shared her most recent book, The Three Little Dassies, a story based on a trip she took with her husband to Namibia, Africa.  She also brought two special visitors, her pride and joy, her two pet hens.  The children were in awe as they watched Jan discuss and illustrate one of her dassies, an animal from the story.  She gave the illustration to the class as a gift.  She also gave every student a personally autographed book.  Ms. Reids class is anxiously awaiting her newest book and will never forget their visit with Jan Brett.  Thanks to Michael and his mom for arranging this visit.

&13;Plymouth Norths Academic Convocation will be held Thursday, June 2, in the PNHS Auditorium at 7 p.m. Plymouth Souths Senior Awards Night will be held this Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

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&13;Cold Spring School held its annual Writing Celebration over two days, May 26 and May 27.  Each student in the school had a writing sample on display.  Students work is saved throughout the school year so that they can see the progress they have made.  Parents are invited to attend during the day with their childs class, and students are encouraged to read writing samples from previous grades as well as see they type of work they might be doing in the coming years.  This celebration of our writing has been an annual event for over 20 years, and is one of our most popular year end events.

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&13;Seventh grade students rotated among four half-hour sessions which featured presentations from various professionals including: a veterinarian, nurse, genetic counselor, physical therapist, school psychologist, Marine Corp staff sergeant, attorney, architect, human resources employee, engineer, marine biologist, sports journalist, and K9 unit police officer.  Students were able to choose four professions of interest.

&13;The class of 2011 at Plymouth South High School will graduate at 1:30 p.m., also on June 4 at Memorial Hall. The schools two valedictorians will be announced this week.

&13;Throughout the school day, 22 professionals ranging from Massachusetts state  Representative Vinney deMecedo, to Bridgewater State Universitys President Dr. Dana Mohler-Faria, to Plymouths Superintendent Gary Maestas, enlightened students on the life-time positive advantages of a good education, including the opportunities and the options it provides when choosing a profession.

&13;Federal Furnace will be holding a Walk-a-Thon  Tuesday, May 31, a Book Fair from June 1-June 3, and an Ice Cream Social Friday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. Manomet Elementary will also be holding an Ice Cream Social Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Hedge School will hold a PTA meeting Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m.

&13;Career Day was a product of proper planning by PCIS seventh grade teachers and the PCIS leadership team.  I am appreciative of the speakers, the teachers, and the staff for their dedication and hard work in this event a success.  Duprey concluded.

&13;The day began with the keynote presentation to students by Colleen Coyne, a gold medal member of the 1998 womans hockey team, and culminated with Dr. Maestass presentation that emphasized following your dreams.

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&13;The PCIS physical education staff helped decorate the gym and included a 15-foot long sign reading Godspeed Dr. Maestas! All in all the event was a tremendous success.  PCIS congratulates Dr. Maestas on his dream and wishes him the very best.

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&13; In an effort to raise awareness about bullying, West Elementary School hosted a Family Anti-Bullying Night. Four parents including Ann Donelan, Health Educator; Dennis Hassan, Safety Resource Officer and Karen Winsper; Technology Integration Specialist, provided information on what bullying is, how it is handled in school and what parents can do to help.  Children participated in cooperative games, interactive web sites, story time and role playing scenarios.  All who attended received wrist bands, funded by the PTA, to remind everyone they play an important part in preventing bullying.  A big thanks goes to Wests Anti-Bullying Committee who planned this evening as well as additional activities during the year.

&13;The event opened with PCIS Principal Brian Palladino wishing our superintendent the best of luck.  The event continued as music teacher Sharon Francer and students performed a song they wrote for the occasion. The rally also included interactive opportunities for both the students and staff including a jeopardy game, a poetry contest with poems having dreams as the theme, a video montage about dreams, and the crowd vorite-the scooter board obstacle course.

&13;Indian Brook will feature the Grade 4 and 5 Band/Orchestra and Grade 5 Chorus Show Wednesday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  PCIS will also hold a Chorus Concert Wednesday at 7 p.m.  West Elementarys Grade 4 and 5 Instrumental Concert will be held Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m.

&13;To wrap up their Nutrition unit, the first graders at Cold Spring Elementary enjoyed a pancake and fresh fruit breakst funded by the schools PTA. Many parent volunteers came in to help set up, cook, and serve at the breakst. The children were also treated to a special interactive Smart Board lesson given by Mrs. Porter, a parent volunteer. In this lesson the children learned more about the food groups and healthy choices.

&13;For the second year in a row (in only its two-year old program) Plymouth Souths Panther TV was given the All New England Award for being the Best High School Broadcast News Program in New England by the New England Scholastic Press Association at an awards ceremony at Boston University. Panther TV also won 5 of 7 individual awards given in the broadcasting area of the competition.  Senior Nikki Bevans won an award for outstanding news coverage for her report on freshmen outdoor education and teambuilding.  Seniors Samantha Fanning, Olivia Savage, and Junior Ann DeLoid won an award for outstanding news coverage for an on-location news story they did at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty that discussed the history of Immigration and how it still impacts America today.  Senior Walter Cicchetti won an award for outstanding feature story for his coverage of Thanksgiving in Americas hometown.  Walter Cicchetti also won an award with Haley Wentworth and Dominique DeCola  for their public service story Save your Deer Life.  Amber Tanderes and Jenn Weatherhead won an award for outstanding public service campaign for an anti-bullying PSA entitled Be a Hero.  Earlier in the year, Maxx Luddy and Annie DeLoid won a New England Emmy for Outstanding Sports Coverage.  Panther TV also won two honorable mention Emmy Awards for Public Service Reporting and Public Service Advertisments.

&13;Two groups of Plymouth North students fielded two Robot teams in a national competition held at the Vicennes/Purdue university school of aviation technology.  The competition was sponsored by the National Tool and Manucturers Association in cooperation with DMG/Mori Seiki an international, manucturer of CNC precision machine tools. The Plymouth North Student Engineering Team of Derek Salvucci, Cam ODwyer and Dan ORourke fielded Anarchy, a well armored combat robot with a horizontal axis rotating drum weapon. Anarchy earned scores that placed them in the top five overall for engineering documentation.

&13;Watch Fox News, Monday, May 30, at 8:45 a.m., as Gary Maestas and his Dream Ride will be featured. The ride will begin June 6 in Washington, D.C., and finish  June 12 in Plymouth. Gov. Deval Patrick, Mrs. Patrick, and Senate President Murray will be in Plymouth June 12 to welcome the Dream Ride home!  He will also hold a rally Tuesday, May 31, at Cold Spring Elementary.

&13;Congratulations to art teacher Liz Rioux and PCIS students for their most recent recognition. Each of the following students won honorable mention in the Massachusetts Marine Educators 2011 Marine Art Contest for students in grades K-12:  Jessica Pickett, Grade 6; Khiabet Rivera, Grade 7; Jake Yorks, Grade 7.  This years contest was the most competitive ever and the honorees were recognized out of 750 entries.  All of the winning artwork and many of the honorable mention pieces will become part of a traveling art exhibition that will tour this summer and throughout the 2011-2012 school year.

&13;Items in this article were collected from the Superintendents weekly email.

&13;Next week, the kindergarteners at Cold Spring School will begin a unit on rms. They are excited to begin the unit, as it will end with a trip to Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth. At the rm they will engage in planting activities and meet the animals.

&13;Plymouth South High Schools Graphic Design and Visual Communication Department is once again excited to announce that our students swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the AAA Southern New England Poster/Video Contest. Juniors Ashley Obin, Kelsey Price and Micaela Fornaciari were awarded 1st place and a check for $300 for their PSA video titled Texting Isnt Cute.  Seniors Walter Cicchetti, Haley Wentworth and Dominique DeCola were awarded 2nd place and a check for $200 for their PSA video titled, Save Your Dear Life.  Senior Amanda Bogart was awarded 3rd place and a check for $100 for her poster titled Do you really want to drink your future away?

&13;Congrats to Plymouth North Varsity baseball team for the 10th consecutive ACL Title.  Six players were recognized as ACL All-Stars:  Mike Cahill, Doug Maccaferri, Zack Prifti, Alex Rozak, Matt Walsh and Zack Zaniboni. The team won the ACL Sportsmanship award and Matt Walsh was the MVP of the Atlantic Coast League.

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&13;Screwed up, a full body spinner, was created by Jason Gardner, Nick Taormina, Frank Aguiar and Sean Serrilla. This student engineering group was recognized specifically for highest achievement in the CAD design process.

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