Friday, March 15, 2013
Plymouth and Canton Chambers combine to offer five $1,000 scholarships for Plymouth, Canton, Salem, Starkweather and non-PCCS students.
Submitted by Wes Graff The March 22 deadline is approaching for students to submit applications to receive the Student Citizen Scholarships from the Plymouth Community and Canton Chambers of Commerce. The two Chambers reward the scholarships based on community service only, not grade point. There will be a selection committee that will pick one student each from Canton, Plymouth, Salem, Starkweather and a non PCCS high school student who lives in the district. Scholarships will be at least $1,000 apiece. The application is attached to this story, and can be downloaded from a link on the front page of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools website (www.pccs.k12.mi.us). To apply return applications to: Community Relations 454 S. Harvey St. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Voters will decide on a $114 million bond at the polls on May 7. Tell us why you'll vote yes or no.
When Plymouth-Canton voters head to the polls May 7, they'll consider a $114 million bond proposal to replace an aging Central Middle School, replace buses and upgrade technology throughout the district. The $114 bond proposal, which the district says will not increase the district's current millage rate of 4.1 mills if passed, will replace Central Middle School with a new building on district-owned property at Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads in Canton, install fiberoptic networking throughout the district, add tablet devices and laptop computers to each K-12 student, make building improvements and gradually replace the district's outdated fleet of buses. If the bond is approved, voters would opt to hold the rate from an existing …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The following information was provided by Canton Township Police. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
Canton Township Police responded March 1 to the main office of Canton High School for a report of marijuana use, according to a police report. A security officer at the campus told police she was informed by a student that the Plymouth High School boys bathroom smelled like marijuana smoke and security footage showed two male students in the area at that time, the report indicated. One of the students identified in the video, who was inside Canton High School, was questioned and told administrators he and another student were going to the book room, stopped in a bathroom on the way there and the other student entered a stall and proceeded to smoke marijuana before both students headed to the book room. Administrators searched the student’s…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Jeremy Hughes says bond will replace aging Central Middle School, help buildings meet technological demands.
When Plymouth-Canton voters head to the polls May 7, they'll consider a $114 million bond proposal to replace an aging Central Middle School, replace buses and upgrade technology throughout the district. Superintendent Jeremy Hughes shared the district's case for the bond Monday with parents at a forum at the Canton Public Library, stressing the urgency of some of the pending expenditures. The $114 bond proposal, which Hughes said would not increase the district's current millage rate of 4.1 mills if passed, will replace Central Middle School with a new building on district-owned property at Canton Center and Cherry Hill roads in Canton, install fiberoptic networking throughout the district, add tablet devices and laptop computers to each …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Educational Excellence Foundation fundraiser is Friday at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center.
Nedeljkovic, 17, attends school at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.
Release from the Ontario Hockey League: Toronto, Ontario – The Ontario Hockey League today announced the Top OHL Performers of the Month for February, 2013, including Eric Locke of the Saginaw Spirit, defenceman Ryan Sproul of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and rookie goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers. Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month and OHL Rookie of the Month – Alex Nedeljkovic (Plymouth Whalers): Alex Nedeljkovic of the Plymouth Whalers earns both OHL Rookie and Vaughn OHL Goaltender of the Month honours after posting an 8-2-0-0 record including one shutout victory. His eight wins were a league-high while also leading all netminders with a league-low goals-against-average of 1.79 and league-high save percentage …
Board votes 6-1 to offer job to Milwaukee Public Schools administrator.
The Plymouth-Canton Board of Education appears to have found the district's new chief. The board voted Thursday 6-1 to offer Michael Meissen, supervisor of school improvement and student achievement for Milwaukee Public Schools in Milwaukee, WI, the job as Plymouth-Canton's next superintendent. If he accepts the job, Meissen will replace outgoing superintendent Jeremy Hughes, who took the post in 2011 on an interim basis and extended his stay in October of that year through 2013 to give the district time to find a successor. According to the Canton Observer, Meissen was chosen over the district's executive director of business services, Brodie Killian, the only internal candidate to be named as a finalist. Board secretary Adrienne Davis, …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Canton's Ben Griffen finishes sixth, Plymouth's Mohamad Yousset Jr. finishes seventh at Palace of Auburn Hills.
By Danna Castillo The 2013 MHSAA Individual State Finals were held at The Palace of Auburn Hills this past Thursday-Saturday. The best of the best in D1, D2, D3 and D4 were represented in Auburn Hills, including some star athletes from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools: Bracket results can be found at MHSAA.com. Share your photos from the weekend's wrestling events here on Patch. Correction: The author incorrectly stated Ben Griffin was upset in the first round; Griffin won his first two rounds.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Jessi Longe made case for 2 challenged books in video distributed to school board members in 2012, will study public policy at Michigan State.
Salem High School senior Jessi Longe hopes to study public policy this fall at Michigan State University. While not even graduated from high school yet, Longe has already made a splash in the local political arena. In 2012, Longe was a vocal supporter of keeping two texts in her AP English classroom after they were challenged by a family in the district who alleged Graham Swift's Waterland and Toni Morrison's Beloved were inappropriate for high-schoolers. Longe and friends created a video detailing the impact the books have had on students and distributed the clip to Plymouth-Canton Board of Education members. She also addressed the board about keeping the books in classrooms. The book challenge made national headlines, and two separate …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Heavy overnight snowfall closes area schools.
After a night of constant snow, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools are closed for the day, giving students fresh off their mid-winter break last week another day off. This is the district's third snow day this school year. As of 5:15 a.m., the following schools officially canceled classes due to wintry conditions: Several inches of snow fell overnight, wreaking havoc on driving conditions Wednesday morning. Stay safe during your commute morning by checking our live traffic map before you leave for work.