The recent D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony recognized outstanding Perry students Brynn T., Megan M., Ashton K., Anna G. and Erin W. as the top D.A.R.E. students for the 3rd quarter grading period. The top students were chosen due to the time and effort they put into making these lessons personal and sharing, not only what they learned, but how they are applying it to their lives. What really set these students apart was their ability to convey the D.A.R.E. teachings into their final essay and how D.A.R.E.’s curriculum has impacted their lives. These students also had excellent class participation and demonstrate good character. (more…)
The students in Mrs. Edgein’s class have been working hard on their planet research projects this week! After reading “Discovering Mars”, each student was assigned a planet to research and create a poster about. Students used text features such as captions and photos to present the information on their planet.
Whipple second grade decided to take advantage of the freezing temperatures by creating colored ice marbles to teach their science unit on motion. The students were asked to determine various ways to set the “marbles” in motion and record their hypotheses. Each student was then asked to experiment and try out their recorded option of force. Some of the hypotheses included rolling the ice marble, sliding it, and even throwing it (done underhand of course). At the conclusion of the experiment the students continued to experiment with regular marbles in the classroom trying to create different paths of motion (straight, curved, and zig-zag), what would happen by introducing friction onto the surface, and finding ways to slow down or speed up the “marbles”.
Perry’s academic challenge team recently completed filming for the popular game show, Academic Challenge, which airs on WEWS NewsChannel5 on Saturday evenings. The Perry team did an awesome job and had a great experience!
The show will be aired for your viewing pleasure on Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 PM.
Construction Technologies teacher, Mr. Dave Jones, is having his students build not one, but two fully functioning houses in the construction technologies workshop. These houses give the students hands-on experience on how to frame, build a foundation, put in doors, windows, electricity, plumbing and everything else that goes into building a house. Pictured are junior construction technology students.
Watson Elementary raised $5,007.10, the largest participating school donation, for the kids at Akron Children’s Hospital during the 98.1 WKDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. 100% of the money raised goes directly to patient care. Students and staff at Watson are proud to have donated more than $35,000 over the past 11 years.
We are Perry… making miracles happen.
The sixth-grade boys played for the Perry Youth Basketball (PYB) championship over the February 7th weekend at the high school. Team 19 won the championship game on the varsity court by the score of 31-19. Team members are Trey Barnett, Gage Geier, Hayden Hmeidan, Jackson Huntsman, Spencer Huntsman, Anthony Kirk, Jarred Pettay, and Allen Shoaff. Their names will be engraved on the PYB Championship trophy that is on permanent display at Pfeiffer.