School district releases 2012-13 schedule after first week of classes.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The 2012-13 school year kicked off this week with three consecutive half-days. How are you coping with this week's schedule?
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools kicked off the 2012-13 school year this week with three half-days, the third of which is today. Some parents have expressed displeasure with the new format this week, which allows teachers time for professional development and eases students back into the school year. Others, meanwhile, are fond of the format. Plymouth-Canton Patch polled readers on Facebook about how they're coping with the schedule and we received a variety of responses, both opposed to and in favor of the schedule this week. "I think this schedule is ridiculous," Pam Doute said on Facebook. Pamela Heestand had a different opinion on the schedule. "It's helping my kids ease into their freshman year at the Park, but I'd still rather …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
District makes minor changes to previously published calendar.
Start and end times at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have undergone a minor change, according to a posting on the district website. The middle school half-day dismissal is now at 11 a.m. One minute was added to the regular daily schedule; the new dismissal time for a full day is 2:51 p.m. One minute also was added to the full day of the district's elementary schools. The revised calendar for the entire district is posted above.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Canton restaurant participated in Salvation Army's Back to School Blitz.
Many children look forward to arriving on the first day of school with new notebooks, backpacks, and new writing supplies, but it's a different story for children whose families cannot afford these items. Real BarBQ of Canton looked to raise awareness and help kids in the Plymouth-Canton community who are in need with a recent promotion to help students in need. The restaurant collected more than 200 items to be donated to the Salvation Army for its Back to School Blitz program, providing donors giving at least $5 in supplies a free dessert, according to a news release. Among the items donated, the news release said, were composition books, pencils and markers.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Calendar is part of teachers' negotiations, which have not yet been finalized.
Plymouth-Canton parents looking for a district calendar to plan out their student's year might have to wait longer to find dates specific to the district. According to the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools website, the calendar is included in negotiations for teachers' contracts, which have not yet been finalized. Still, parents can plan for holiday breaks and days off by consulting the Wayne County milestone calendar, which is posted here on Patch. Parents also should note the first three days of this school year, Sept. 4-6, will be half days for all students grades K-12. Check back regularly with Plymouth-Canton Patch for more updates as the 2012-13 school year approaches.
Student growth, new superintendent among district goals this year.
The following District Goals were adopted by the Plymouth-Canton Board of Education earlier this month: District Goals 2012-2013
Friday, August 24, 2012
Southeastern Michigan's cadre of twenty-something Patch local editors sat down this week to offer the only advice we're qualified to offer.
With the first day of school looming large, parents may be stuck for words of wisdom to offer their children. As always, Patch exists to make your life ridiculously easy. Read on to see what these seven local editors in a community near you had to say from recent experience and if one or more of these short essays resonates with your family, feel free to share them. Anyone who tells you high school will be the best time of your life is lying. It's only the pre-game to life. Your friendships will change, relationships will start and end, tests will be aced and failed, but even a year after you graduate, every moment that seemed earth-shattering will be a memory. That's not to say what happens in high school doesn't matter, but try to keep …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A Michigan-based company recommends 'proper precautions' to avoid these crimes.
A total of 240 auto crimes occurred at colleges across Michigan in 2010. As students begin flooding campuses statewide, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) offers tips on how to keep from being a victim of auto theft on campus. “Leaving car doors unlocked and belongings on display is far too common at colleges and universities,” said Terri Miller, director of the Michigan-based company. “Campuses aren’t havens from crime. Students need to be aware of the risks if they want to keep their vehicles safe.” Most auto theft-related crime can be prevented with proper precautions. Following are tips from H.E.A.T. for steering clear of auto theft on campus: If you witness an auto theft crime or suspicious activity, report it day or night to …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Plymouth players report to training camp and to PCEP next week.
When the Plymouth Whalers open training camp next week to start the 2012-13 season, the team’s Most Valuable Person may not be a player, a coach or trainer. Although players like Tom Wilson and Alex Aleardi, coaches Mike Vellucci and Joe Stefan, and Athletic Trainer Dennis MacDonald will play their part towards Plymouth’s success this season, perhaps the Most Valuable Person around the Whalers next week will be John Seidleman. Seidleman doesn’t diagram a power play, score goals or hand out sticks. Seidleman is the Whalers’ Educational Consultant. Seidleman – a retired Plymouth education professional - will be instrumental next week in ensuring first-year players transition into the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park smoothly and with …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
District releases first-day schedule for parents, students at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.
The first three days of school are half days for all Plymouth-Canton students K-12: Please refer to the attached time schedule with full day, half day and Open House information. The school calendar is a negotiated part of the teacher’s union contract, which has not been finalized as of August 2, 2012. Check here for more school calendar information.