Perry Local Schools News

Perry Symphonic Winds to Perform at 2015 OMEA State Convention

IMG_0281The Perry Symphonic Winds have been selected to perform at the 2015 OMEA State Conference.  This event is attended by nearly every music educator in the state, college music professors, and professional musicians.  In order to be considered, groups must submit an audio recording for consideration.

This year, 130 collegiate, professional, and high school groups applied to perform.  The Perry Symphonic Winds were one of only a handful of groups to be selected.

This is not just an honor for the Symphonic Winds, but for ALL members of our program!

A special thank you to the senior class of 2014 for helping us achieve this accomplishment.


#BuddStrong Shirt Order Form

Screen shot 2014-07-23 at 7.25.09 AMIf you are interested in purchasing a #BuddStrong t-shirt, please download and complete the order form and return it with payment to the Perry Board of Education Office at 4201 13th Street Massillon, Ohio 44646. When shirts arrive, you will be notified to pick them up at Edison Middle School. All proceeds will be donated to the Budd family. Thank you for your support! Click here to download the #BuddStrong order form. 


Fundraiser for the Budd Family – Thursday, July 24th

The Geisen Haus in North Canton (directions) is offering half off appetizers to anyone making a donation of any amount to Mrs. Budd and her family. The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, July 24th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Cash or check donations will be accepted.


Sharon Budd Fundraiser – Tuesday, July 22nd

#BuddStrongEdison Middle School invites students, staff, parents, and community members to join us in the Edison cafeteria on Tuesday, July 22nd for our #BuddStrong Event. Feel free to stop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00pm. We are going to have materials available to make cards, write letters, and do “Positive Put Ups” for Mrs. Budd. (Former students know what that means!) This will be a time for us to show our support for Mrs. Budd as well as provide comfort for our school community by being together in one of the places she truly loves … her school.
We will also have the following items for sale:  #BuddStrong t-shirts for $10.00, #BuddStrong bracelets for $1.00, and various baked goods. All proceeds will be donated to the accounts set up for the family.
We look forward to being together to honor our teacher, colleague, and friend!

Support Needed for Perry Teacher Injured in Accident

sharonbuddSharon Budd, pictured in the center of the front row, is a very special person in so many people’s lives. She has the ability to befriend anyone and always does. Her smile, contageous laughter, and hilarious stories and jokes are enough to bring sunshine to anyone’s day.

Sharon, her husband Randy, and her daughter Kaylee were driving to New York City on Thursday, July 10th when an unimaginable act of violence and stupidity was committed. Sharon was hit by a boulder thrown from an overpass while Kaylee was at the wheel. The boulder struck her in the face, causing severe damage. It is a miracle that Kaylee was able to get the car stopped safely. Kaylee has been so strong…as have Randy, Luke, James, and Joey. It’s the kind of strength they learned from Sharon when she fought and BEAT breast cancer 15 years ago. They are supporting Sharon now as she fights for her life at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Sharon remains in critical condition after having emergency brain surgery to allow her brain to swell.

Now, let’s come together in love and support for the incredible Sharon Budd and her family. Sharon is and has always been a fighter. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her and if we can make that road just a bit more manageable for her and her family, let’s do it!  Click here to show your support to Sharon and her family.


Perry Local School Network Outage: Friday, July 18th

Update: The Perry Local Schools network will be shut down Friday, July 18th for an upgrade.  Phone service will not be available for the day. This had previously been planned for July 11th.


Class of 2015 Senior Picture Information

Screen shot 2014-04-29 at 10.56.06 AMATTENTION ALL 2015 SENIORS AND PARENTS
Senior pictures will be taken this year by James Wood Photography on the two dates listed here: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am in the auxiliary gym by scheduled appointment only. OR Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from noon – 3:00 pm in the auxiliary gym by scheduled appointment only.  A $25 sitting fee will be charged at the time of the appointment unless you are purchasing a senior picture package from James Wood Photography by September 1, 2014. Information on packages is available on our website and at James Wood Photography.  Click here for additional informationclick here for photo guidelines and click here for Senior Specials from James Wood Photography.


Super Sophomore Lucas Kelley State Champ Pole Vault

photo 1Congratulations to Perry High School Sophomore Lucas Kelley on winning the Division I State Track and Field Pole Vault title.  Lucas vaulted 15’10″ to not only win the Division I title, but that height also sets a new Stark County pole vault record.  Congratulations Lucas!


Perry Youth Soccer Camp: July 7th – 9th

soccerballThe annual Perry Youth Soccer Camp presented by the Perry High School coaching staff and players will be held July 7th-July 9th from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the soccer stadium.  Early registration is $40. Click here for more information on this exciting opportunity.
Online registration is available at

Genoa 4th Graders Partner with Local Organizations for Renovation

DSC_0002Genoa Elementary School was awarded a grant from Arts In Stark to create linoleum block prints of the one room schoolhouse on Genoa Avenue.  Fourth graders participated in this project in an effort to learn more about our school’s history, experience a new art technique, and help raise awareness and funds for the one room school renovation. Thank you Team Genoa, Perry History Club, Art Historian – Kathleen Wieschaus and Arts In Stark for this wonderful opportunity. Click here to view a video on the project.