October 3rd, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Just five years ago the Plymouth School District was so out of balance that Washington Elementary did not have a Title I teacher or aides. As the 2011-12 school years starts there are concerns with an out of balance situation, but this time itâ€™s Webster Elementary and Menominee Elementary that are getting dangerously close to losing Title I services. Because of this, Superintendent Daniel Tyree feels that itâ€™s important to take a close look at the shifts in population within the school district and make possible adjustments through re-districting for the 2012-13 school year.
The arts -- and its offerings to students at Culver Academies as well as to the community at large -- are at the fore as the school prepares to unveil the Rosemary Berkel Crisp and Harry L.Crisp II (CMA â€™53) Center for the Visual Arts on its campus, which will be dedicated Oct. 7.
The $4.1 million retrofit of Eppley Hall of Science provides the spaces necessary for Culverâ€™s visual arts curriculum with new studios and dedicated classrooms for drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, an expanded photography area, an auditorium/classroom, and two galleries.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton football head coach Rodney Younis described quarterback Zak Shively as a general.
The senior signal caller certainly turned in a four-star performance at homecoming Friday.
Shively hit 18-of-25 passing attempts for 261 yards and a trio of touchdown passes, rushed for another, and scored on a two-point conversion run to lead the Trojans to their first win of the campaign by a convincing 41-0 count over winless LaVille in Northern State Conference action.
PLYMOUTH â€” One good half of football wasnâ€™t enough to get the Plymouth High football team over the hump Friday night.
Five second-half turnovers proved to be costly for the Rockies as Concord rallied for 45-14 victory over Plymouth in Northern Lakes Conference action at the Rockpile.
Trailing 14-3 near the midway of the second quarter, the Minutemen (5-2, 5-0 NLC) managed to cut the deficit to four points at the break on a three-yard run by Jarrett Settles.
KNOX â€” Class 2A No. 6 Bremen is a challenge for a healthy lineup.
When your starting quarterback has to sit the game out and one of your fullbacks is also out with an injury, the result can be ugly.
The Lions put on a clinic on both sides of the ball at Knox, scoring on all but their first and last possession before marching out the reserves and holding the Redskins to just three first downs in a 53-0 homecoming spoiler at Knox Friday.
Culver falls at Jimtown
Jimtown scored three touchdowns in the second quarter for an eventual 35-14 Northern State Conference win over Culver at Jimtown Friday.
The Jimmies snapped a 7-7 tie with a touchdown off an 84-yard kickoff at the 10:18 mark of the second frame and never looked back in the win.
Micah Budzinski scored Culverâ€™s first touchdown on a 6-yard fumble return at the 10:32 stop of the second quarter to knot the game at 7-all with Collin Stevensâ€™ PAT.
BREMEN â€” Donâ€™t get dinner before the Bremen vs. John Glenn football game Oct. 14 â€” a chili tasting contest sponsored by the Bremen Kiwanis will provide food for the evening. For five dollars, you can taste chili recipes from several area restaurants or chefs and vote on your favorite.
â€ś(Attendees) will get three tickets at the door for $5,â€ť said event organizer Lindsay Wright. â€śThey can put all their tickets in one bucket or pick their three favorites.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” See You at the Pole (SYATP), a global day of student-led prayer, began in the 1990s. During the event, which always occurs the fourth Wednesday in September, students gather at their schoolâ€™s flagpole before the day begins to pray for their school, city, and nation.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got a boost from juniors Amber Redinger and Andria Shook, and the Lady Pilgrims claimed a Northern Lakes Conference win over visiting Goshen at home on Senior Night Thursday.
SYRACUSE â€”Â The drought is finally over.
Blake Milliser scored twice for Plymouth, and the Rockies broke into the Northern Lakes Conference win column in their penultimate conference contest with a 3-1 comeback win at Wawasee Thursday.
The victory snaps a winless streak stretching all the way back to the Blueberry Tournament.