Perry Local Schools News

Phlebotomy Certification Exam


Perry High School is very proud of 11 students who passed their Phlebotomy Certification Exam.  This continues the 100% pass rate for this exam from the Med Tech Program at PHS.  The students are Tyler Anderson, Taylor Baker, Brandon Cordea, Emily Curkendall, Dreama Doran, Alyson Dotson, Brooke Hinchcliff, Jessa Johnson, Chelsey McCauley, Alec McDaniel and Sydney Rossi.



district9The District 9 State Support Team will be holding a presentation on Thursday, March 19th from 6 – 8 PM at R.G. Drage Career Center (map). Dr. Cathy Hamilton will present on high expectations, employment and student success. Parents and educators are encouraged to attend the very informative presentation. Click here for a presentation flyer.

Registration is required for this event. Please contact Holly Kemp (, or by calling 330-493-6082 Ext. 1314. Questions pertaining to this session can be directed to Mary Lynne Offredo, SST9 Consultant ( / 330-493-6082 Ext. 1553.


Holiday Greetings!


Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

HoFDinnerPlease join us on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the McKinley Eagles for the inductions of the Class of 2015 into the Perry Athletic Hall of Fame.  The doors will be open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm.  The program will then start at 7:00pm.  The cost is $35 per ticket.  Class of 2015 Inductees: Bob DiAntonio, Travis Kovach, Doug Lantz, Jeff Lessig, Jim Luke, Steve Luke, Lauren (Mulbach) Cline, Ron Sense, Zach Slates, Shelly (Smart) Hinkle, and honoring the 1969 Football Team.  Click here for a ticket order form


Lohr Elementary Host Grandparents


On Tuesday,  December 9th, Lohr Elementary students welcomed their Grandparents to the school for Grandparents Day.  The Grandparents were treated to the Lohr Holiday program, Flakes.  Flakes was a musical program about snow flakes presented by the 1st and 2nd graders.  The program was led by Mrs. Wendt, the school’s music teacher.  After watching Flakes, the Grandparents visited the classrooms and enjoyed cookies and punch and time with their grandchildren. Thank you to all the Grandparents that were able to attend.


Employability: What Does it Take to Get a Job?

employability_log_webThe District 9 State Support Team will be holding a presentation on Thursday, January 15th from 6 – 8 PM at R.G. Drage Career Center (map). The topic will be Employability: What does it take to get a job?  Information will be provided for both parents and educators. An outline of necessary skills students need when pursuing employment will also be provided. Participants will be provided with strategies and supports to identify essential life skills and vocational checklists for both teens and adults. 

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PHS Symphonic Choir to Perform with Canton Symphony

ChoirThe Perry High School Symphonic Choir, directed by Beth Polen, will be performing on the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert December 8, 2014 at 3:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.  The Symphonic Choir will be part of a combined chorus consisting of members of the Canton Symphony Chorus and Alliance High School Concert Choirs.  The chorus will perform family holiday favorites such as Star CarolFirst Noel, and Hallelujah Chorus and lead the audience in a sing-a-long of traditional carols along with the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $18, $24 and $28 each (seniors and students $5 off).  Use discount code PERRY when ordering to receive a 20% discount off regular adult ticket prices! for more information or to order tickets online; or call 330-452-2094.


New Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018

Hat_BGOhio House Bill 487 established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. The new graduation requirements will take effect with the class of 2018. These are students who are entering ninth grade for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year. Students in the classes of 2014 – 2017 and those who are repeating ninth grade this school year will continue to operate under Ohio’s current graduation requirements.



PHS Marching Band Superior…..Again!

PHSMBThe Perry High School Marching Band wrapped up their 2014 season with a second straight Superior Rating at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in Dayton.  The Marching Panthers had another outstanding year, earning Superior ratings at every competition they attended.  Throughout their season, the band competed against over 125 marching bands from across Ohio bringing home awards for Best Visual, Best Auxiliary, Best Percussion, and Reserve Grand Champions.  In October, the Panthers earned the highest music score in school history at the Maysville Band Competition.  In addition, the Marching Band has now earned 8 consecutive Superior ratings dating back to 2012, and has qualified for OMEA State Finals for 4 consecutive years.  The Perry Band program has earned a reputation as one of the best in the state.


Early College Signing Day

Perry High School is pleased to announce that two student athletes have received Division I scholarships during the NCAA early signing period. The first athlete is Kassidy Troxell, a senior softball player who signed with Division I St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.  Kassidy’s career batting average is .521, and her accomplishments include being named First- Team All Federal League in 2013 and 2014 and Honorable Mention All- Northeast Ohio in 2013 and 2014. Kassidy also holds a 3.9 GPA, and she is ranked fifteenth in her class. The second athlete is senior Jose Rodriquez, who signed with The Ohio State University to receive a Division I wrestling scholarship. Jose’s accomplishments are outstanding. He is currently ranked fourth in the high school national wrestling rankings in the 126-pound weight class. He is a three-time state finalist and a state champion in 2013. His other honors include being an Ironman finalist in 2013, finishing third in the Beast of the East competition, winning the Virginia Beach National Championship, becoming a finalist in the 2014 Super 32 National Challenge and being named a 2013 Cadet Freestyle Fargo, ND All- American.