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Moments with Merritt

Moments with Merritt – May/June 2024

As we wrap up another school year, P-CCS is already planning for next year.  An important part of our planning will take place as we welcome our youngest learners and their families to the district.  Key P-C-C-S staff members are making plans for Pre-School, Young Fives, and Kindergarten registration, along with open registration for all grade levels.  Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica L. Merritt spoked with a couple key educators in the preparation for our youngest learners including Executive Director of Elementary Education, Dr. Denise Lilly, and Dodson Elementary Kindergarten Teacher, Joanna Perry.

This edition of Moments with Merritt will air on Tuesday May 21, 28, and June 4, at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Kindergarten May 2024 final mixdown with music
(19:32)

 

Moments with Merritt – March 2024

Gallimore Elementary School is a great example of the wonderful teaching and learning that is happening throughout the district.  This past fall, Gallimore staff and students had two significant recognitions to celebrate.  First, the school was named a 2023 National Blue Ribbon School for the second time, making it one of the country’s highest performing schools.  The honors didn’t end there as Gallimore was ranked the number one elementary school in Michigan by U.S. News and World Report.  P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, spoke with Gallimore Principal, Aimee Bell and student, Ava Beauford.

This interview will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday March 5, 12, 19 and April 2 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Gallimore March 2024 w theme music
(8:00)

Moments with Merritt – January 2024

Liberty Middle School 8th grade English teacher, Hawanya Urquhart, is an example of our wonderful staff.  This past Fall, Hawanya was named Michigan Middle School English Teacher of the Year for 2023 for her continued commitment to student success and excellence.  The Michigan Council of Teachers of English award recognizes Hawanya’s dedication to student success and fostering a nurturing and effective learning environment.

For this edition of Moments with Merritt, P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, welcomed Ms. Urquhart and one of her former students, Plymouth High School Freshman, MaKenzie Dunham.

This interview will air on 88.1 the Park on Tuesday January 23, 30, February 6, 13, at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Hawanya Urqhart January 2024 with theme music
(15:33)

 

Moments with Merritt – December 2023

Vaibav Ramu, a senior at Plymouth High School, has achieved a rare and commendable feat.  Vaibav scored a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Microeconomics exam. This is a testament to his hard work, as Vaibav is among only 44 students globally to have scored a perfect score on this challenging exam.  Dr. Monica Merritt welcomed Vaibav and Canton High School Microeconomics Teacher, Jeffrey Richards for this edition of Moments with Merritt.

Moments with Merritt will air December 12, 19, January 9, 16 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Vaibav Ramu December 2023 with intro music
(14:13)

Moments with Merritt – September 2023

A new school year brings excitement for students, teachers, administrators and families. This year’s theme for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools is “Reach Higher.” P-CCS Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Merritt, talks about the new school year with three new Principals and three students. Her guests include Eriksson Elementary Principal Michelle Lee, Bentley Elementary Principal Edward Latour and Plymouth High School Principal Greg Anglin. The student guests are Eriksson 3rd grader Emmitt Smothers, Bentley 5th grader La’Meir Hall and Plymouth Senior Elise Taylor.

Moments with Merritt will air September 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5:40 p.m.

Moments with Merritt Principals August 2023 final mixdown
(16:45)

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