Perry Local School District participated in the Panorama Student Survey from Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 10. This survey took place at all buildings and reached students in grades 3-12. The Panorama survey is designed to support student success by providing data that can monitor the social and emotional well-being of the district, school buildings and students. This information will be used to set culture goals at the district and building levels, tailor lessons on social and emotional health and monitor the growth of students. Through the generous donation made by David and Dr. Alise Bartley, the costs for the survey for the 2019-2020 school year has been covered. The couple is highly invested in the community and pleased to support student well-being. (more…)
Congratulations to the following Edison students who had artwork selected by Akron Children’s Hospital as part of the community collection which began back in 1993 and now has over 3,200 pieces. Their artwork will be displayed at one of The Art Children’s locations with a small excerpt about them and how they developed their artwork. (more…)
A huge congratulations goes out to this year’s Rube Goldberg team for taking 1st place in the Rube Goldberg Competition! The team competed at the Goodyear STEM day at Firestone High School. The team worked all year on their board game based Rube Goldberg machine. The machine, started by a phone call, included tires rolling down a track, dominoes falling off the desks that started a perfection game, a balloon inflated by baking soda and vinegar, and a solar powered laser reflected by mirrors. All these processes were used to light up a Goodyear blimp decal! The team won $2,500 for Mrs. Laskey’s Gateway classes and will take a trip to Goodyear to tour the facility! Great job to the following team members: Olivia Abraham, Libby Adams, Anthony Bartolone, Grace Brown, Dakota Dunaway, Abigail Findley, Kara Hill, Dominick Jenkins, Emma Knutty, Marcus Miller, Haeli Miller, Anthony Newsome, and Taylor Stanford. 7th graders stay tuned to find out how you can be part of this amazing team next year! Tryouts coming soon! Check out the video here!
Perry Local School District recently received a $30,000 safety grant from American Automobile Association (AAA) Massillon Auto Club in Massillon, Ohio. The grant is one of five grants given to school districts in Stark County by AAA Massillon in an effort to improve safety in the local community. Perry Local Schools’ Director of Business Operations Darryl Woolf decided to apply for the grant, specifying what the funds would be used for. The grant will ultimately support the district’s plan for the implementation of additional on-site security cameras across district’s buildings and grounds. According to President of AAA Massillon Jeff Bushman, the only stipulation for receiving the grant is that the funding is utilized for safety purposes. (more…)
The Annual Hat Day for Perry Local Schools raised over $1,300! The winning school was Genoa Elementary. Genoa chose to donate a 1/3 of the money to Genoa’s iCare Team. The other 2/3 went to the Perry Athletic Hall of Fame and PHS Business Professionals of America. We take pride in giving money back to our community. Thank you to all the schools that participated in Hat Day. You make a difference!
Nathan Miller, a sophomore at Perry High School (PHS), recently competed in the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad (OHMIO) on March 30 at Capital University. The OHMIO rewards mathematical excellence and encourages team work, challenging students individually, in teams and in a ciphering format. To qualify for OHMIO, students must receive a top score from Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) tournaments. Miller, who received a top score at the OCTM’s tournament at The University of Akron in
February, is Perry Local Schools’ only qualifier in the district’s history for the OHMIO. Typically, around 100 students from the state of Ohio are invited to participate. Miller qualified
for the invitational this year and his freshman year, as well. The OHMIO consists of a full day of competition beginning with a one-hour individual test that covers all high school math topics, including calculus. After lunch, the competitors compete in an eight-round ciphering contest. Success requires a broad knowledge of mathematics and lightning-fast computation. The competition concludes with a team competition, where four students from four different schools compete as a team, testing student skills in both strategy and cooperation. (more…)