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Town Meeting votes to build new ball fields for Plymouth South High School

A white and brick school building.

Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved borrowing $3.1 million dollars to build two artificial turf fields for the new Plymouth South High School, Saturday morning. A portion of that money, up to $1.8 million, would be reimbursed to the town once the PSHS project is officially completed in September 2018. That money would come from the project’s contingency fund. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South High DECA students earn places at national conference

 

Plymouth South High School students Brianna Johnson, Nicole Mullally and Allysia Tavekelian earned Gold Level Certification in School Based Enterprise at the recently held State DECA Conference. 
 
That qualified them for the International DECA Conference in Anaheim, CA at the end of April. Joining them will be Brianna Lonergan and Alec Medeiros who won third place for the public relations category. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South Middle School students kick off fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Plymouth South Middle School, led by Student Council, has kicked off Pennies for Patients, a three week fundraiser that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  
In the past two years that the school has participated in the event, over $8,700 has been raised. In 2015 PSMS was one of the top five fundraising schools in New England. Homerooms will raise money for cancer research while competing for a pasta lunch donate by the Olive Garden. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Plymouth students win big at SkillsUSA competition

 

The Plymouth Public Schools’ SkillsUSA chapter sent over 120 students to the District Competition at Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School last Friday.  There were 32 medal winners and 28 students qualified for the State Competition in April.  Continue Reading →

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Maestas makes case for borrowing more money to build fields at new Plymouth South High

As Town Meeting nears, school officials pitched their plan for additional turf fields at the new Plymouth South High School, Monday night. The school department wants to borrow an additional $3.7 million to pay for the fields, which would be located where the current high school building stands, But, those in attendance at Plymouth South Middle School seemed less interested in the cost and more interested in what they would be like. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Selectmen support new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School

Selectmen voted Tuesday to support borrowing $3.7 million dollars to pay for building new athletic fields at Plymouth South High School, a month after putting off a vote on the same request. Superintendent Gary Maestas said he anticipated that up to $1.8 million of the sum would be repaid from the Plymouth South High School building project’s contingency fund after it was officially complete. The school department is looking into a deal to install solar panels at the school to pay for the lights. The field would be used by the soccer, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams.

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Andrew Wagner named PSHS Male Athlete of the Week

Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week Andrew Wagner placed 4th at Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Meet in the 55 hurdles with a time of 8.00, the 9th best time in the state and 2nd fastest in school history. 
Andrew is currently first in the Patriot League. Continue Reading →

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Jaiden Andrews runs off with PSHS Female Athlete of the Week honors

Jaiden Andrews the PSHS Female Athlete of the Week  placed 4th in the hurdles on Saturday’s Massachusetts State Coaches Meet with a personal best time of 8.94. She is currently the 10th fastest in the state, and #3 in the Patriot league. Continue Reading →

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PSHS students go to DC for the presidential inauguration

Forty-one Plymouth South High School Students, along with four teachers, attended last week’s inauguration of President Donald Trump. Besides the inauguration itself, The students visited the National Museum of American History, the National Archives and the Newseum on Thursday. They also attended the EF Inaugural Ball that evening. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jacob Stasiowski pins PSHS Athlete of the Week honors

Jacob Stasiowski, a senior captain on the Plymouth South wrestling team, is this week’s Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week. He currently has a record of16-2 and was a finalist in the Marshfield Tournament.  Jacob is a returning Division-1 sectional champion. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South High students give voice to the homeless

When students at Plymouth South High School involved with the DECA program want to do a project related to public relations, they usually look to do something involving a business. Seniors Alec Medeiros and Brianna Longergan chose a different client. The homeless. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Selectmen think additional PSHS ballfield can wait

Selectmen voted to hold off on putting more money into the new Plymouth South High School. School department officials came before the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night, asking that more money be borrowed for the project in order to build an artificial turf field, along with lighting and drainage. The field would be used by the soccer, baseball and softball teams.

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Cam McPhee named PSHS Male Athlete of the Week

Cam McPhee has had an outstanding week for the Plymouth South boy’s hockey team, earning him Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week honors. 

Cam earned a shutout in back-to-back games against Bishop Stang and last year’s division 3 state champions, Hanover.  Hanover was previously undefeated coming into this game as well.  He made 62 saves over the two games and his current shutout streak stands at just over 90 minutes of play. Continue Reading →

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Brandi Andrews named PSHS Female Athlete of the Week

Brandi Andrews leads all scorers with a season high of 17 points in Friday night’s game against Pembroke. 

Brandi showed great leadership in the win for the Panthers, playing great defense and controlling the offense. She’s this week’s Plymouth South High School Female Player of the week. Continue Reading →

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Manomet Elementary students spread holiday cheer

 
Prior to the holiday break, approximately 20 students from Manomet Elementary School headed out to three local nursing homes in order to spread some cheer.  
Led by their music teacher Caitlin Batstone, the students sang a number of holiday classics and delivered handmade cards from students. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South Middle School students talk about reading with Patriots’ wide receiver

On Tuesday, December 20, Grade 5 at Plymouth South Middle School took part in a “Read with Malcolm” Skype session with New England Patriots’ rookie wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell.  
Mitchell, who struggled as a reader his entire life, discussed the importance of reading and becoming a better reader. When Mitchell was injured in 2012, he realized he had to put more attention into his reading game. Mitchell recently wrote a children’s book called “The Magician’s Hat” and started the Share the Magic Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to promote the long-term benefits of reading and book ownership among students in Title I schools and underserved communities.  
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Michael Whyte named Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week

Michael Whyte is this week’s Plymouth South High School Male Athlete of the Week. Mike, who is currently ranked 5th in the state, competes in the 152 pound weight class on the wrestling team and has a record of 15-1. He is senior captain and won the Oliver Ames tournament and placed third in the Marshfield tournament.  Continue Reading →

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Kendra McIntosh runs off with Female Athlete of the Week honors

Plymouth South High School Female Athlete of the Week Kendra McIntosh has been a dedicated member of the track team. 

Kendra works extremely hard and gives maximum effort at all times.  She has been one of the most valuable athletes on the girls track team and is willing to do whatever the team needs to be successful. 

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WICKED LOCAL: Broken sprinkler head floods classrooms at Manomet Elementary School

A wing of Manomet Elementary School flooded over the weekend after a sprinkler head malfunctioned. Superintendent Gary Maestas said the water problem in the 1960s-era kindergarten wing was discovered shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday. The sprinkler continued to flow for at least two hours before a plumber could shut down the system. Read more at Wicked Local. Continue Reading →

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Plymouth South senior’s art is featured in new calendar

Plymouth South High School Senior Fallon Mell, who finished second in the 2016 Massachusetts Marine Educators Art Contest, is featured on the cover of this year’s 2017 Marine Art Contest Rule Book.  
Her prize-winning artwork will be included in a 2016-2017 calendar, and her piece will be on display in a traveling art show throughout the region. Stellwagen Bank is a co-sponsor of the contest, along with the New England Aquarium, Center for Coastal Studies, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and The Ocean Genome Project/Northeastern University. Continue Reading →

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Buy a Christmas Tree and support PSHS athletes

The Plymouth South High School Tennis, Track and Softball teams are holding a Christmas Tree sale this weekend at the school. Trees will be on sale on Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prices range from $35 to $60. All proceeds benefit the teams. Continue Reading →

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