Category: News

Stark County’s Safety and Security Task Force

The next edition of the Perryite was mailed out last week and many of you have/will be receiving it over the next few days. As you will see, the Superintendent Message references a link where a report can be found from the Stark County’s Safety and Security Task Force. An error was made and the link was not provided in the message. To view the report and resources, please visit, then click on Stark County Schools Safety and Security Task Force Report. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Safety and Security at Perry Local Schools

Parents and Guardians,
The Perry Local School District would like to take this time to thank our parents and community members for working with the district to keep our students and staff safe. Your continued partnership and support makes all the difference!

As you know, this has been a trying time for school districts across our county, state and nation. We wanted to provide you with a brief reminder of the safety and security protocols that the Perry Local School District has in place, including the following: (more…)

PHS Bands Earn Superior Ratings

Congratulations to the Perry Symphonic Winds and the Perry Concert Band. Both groups earned superior ratings at OMEA District Contest on Friday evening and will be headed to State for the 8th straight year.

March 7th Candy Incident Update

On March 7, one of our high school students brought in candy to share. One of the students who had received the candy, began to redistribute and claim that the candy had been tampered with. This caused panic for the other students who had consumed the candy. Appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be taken against the student who caused anxiety and fear. We will not tolerate this type of behavior. An official report has been made by the Perry Township Police Department that can be viewed here. Again, the safety of our students is our top priority and we take any situation that affects their well-being very seriously.

Perry Hat Day – Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23rd is Hat Day, for $1 you can wear your hat ALL DAY LONG! This is a friendly competition between schools in our district to see which school can raise the most money. All money raised is split three ways:  the school that raises the most money will get to choose a non-profit organization where a third of the money will be sent, a third goes to Business Professionals of America (BPA–Co-sponsors this event) and another third goes to Perry Athletic Hall of Fame (Co-sponsors of this event).  Show your support by wearing your favorite hat on March 23rd!

Notice of Change in Payment to Perry Local Schools

Due to an instituted change by Perry’s banking partner, effective immediately all checks for school activities, clubs, etc should be made out to Perry Local Schools. The memo line can be used to distinguish the specific activity, club, etc for which the check was written for.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Update on March 7th , 2018 Illness Claims at PHS

We would like to provide everyone in the community with an update on the candy incident that took place on March 7 at the high school. At this time, preliminary indications do not suggest that the candy was tampered with. When the official results are available, we will provide an update. Again, we do not believe there is any additional cause for concern. I would like to thank area safety services for their quick response and support. I would also like to thank our staff members for always putting our students first.  Again, the well-being of our students is our top priority and we take all situations that may impact their safety and health very seriously.  Click here to download this press release.

Superintendent Beatty

PHS Incident Update March 7, 2018

Parents and Community Members:
The safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. As many of you are aware, some of our students may have been affected by candy that was brought to school. The district is working closely with authorities to fully investigate the situation to determine whether or not the candy was tampered with. Upon the findings of the investigation, appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be taken. For additional details, please click here to see the media release from the Perry Township Police Department.

State Champs

IMG_2306Congratulations to Perry High School’s Speech and Debate team on winning the state title! This past weekend, PHS secured the state title at the annual Ohio Speech & Debate Association (OSDA) state tournament out of 89 teams, which took place on March 2-3 at Sylvania Northview and Southview High Schools.  (more…)

School Breakfast Week March 5 – 9, 2018

schoolbreakfastTo encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Perry Local Schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 5-9, 2018.  (more…)