Category: News

PHS Speech and Debate Qualify 53 to State Contest

Perry Pride 200We are proud to announce that 53 Perry High School students (click here for the list) were honored with state qualifier plaques at the OSDA Little District Tournament held at Perry last Saturday.  Perry also took first place sweepstakes honors at the event; we outscored second place Jackson by over 200 points!  We know that large numbers of qualifiers have become the expectation and the norm for Perry, but this year we shattered any and all previous records of numbers of state qualifiers.  In addition, if we consider the number of schools that competed at Little Districts and divide by the number of qualifying spots that were awarded, it would average out to 12.5 qualifiers per school.  If we exclude Perry, the average would be 9.5 qualifiers per school. As you can see, Perry is an anomaly in our state.  Week in and week out, Perry students are beating the top scholars from the wealthiest and most prestigious schools in the state of Ohio.  Our students have become masters at problem-solving, academic writing, and expressing themselves productively.  These remarkable students and the coaching staff truly embody, “Everything humanly possible.”  We invite you to witness what our kids can do on February 15 and 16 at the NSDA Big District Tournament at GlenOak High School.

PHS Awarded Link Crew Student Resiliency Program Grant

linkcrewPerry High School recently received a $2,500 grant from Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (MHAR) to implement a school resiliency program called Link Crew, which aims to make the transition into high school easier for freshmen by providing the structure for them to receive support and guidance from peers. In support of the program, the non-profit corporation Hayden’s Story: The Hayden Porter Foundation made an additional $3,500 donation to support Link Crew. Hayden’s Story is a foundation that was formed by the family of Hayden Porter, a Perry student who took his own life in January of last year. The mission of Hayden’s Story is to develop solutions and offer support for the prevention of suicide, and the foundation is thereby working closely with Perry High School to implement Link Crew. They hope to eventually bring the same program to other area high schools and to develop scholarship funds for outstanding mentors and counseling resources. (more…)

Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up Opens Feb. 3rd

Online registration for February 2019 Conferences opens on Sunday, February 3rd at 6pm. Online conference registration will close on Sunday, February 10th at 11pm.

 Perry High School        Edison Middle School         Pfeiffer Intermediate       Genoa Elementary
 Knapp Elementary           Lohr Elementary          Watson Elementary     Whipple Elementary

February 2019 Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, February 12th and 14th from 5pm – 8pm each evening. There is no school for Perry students on Friday, February 15th and Monday, February 18th.
Parent Tutorial Links: How to Sign Up for a Conference | How to Cancel a Conference | Find Previously Scheduled Conferences

Perry Local Schools Closed January 30-31, 2019

closedDue to the extreme wind chill and cold temperatures, all Perry Local Schools and the Career Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st, 2019.  Please stay inside, warm and safe.

Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children

header-T-BR_1Reminder! Pfeiffer Intermediate School will be hosting a special program titled “Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children.” The program, which will be held at Pfeiffer on February 4 at 6 p.m., is for any adult who wishes to focus on the strengths of children and nurture a path to thriving for all.  The program is presented by Missy McClain from Akron Children’s Hospital and sponsored by the Pfeiffer Parents Assisting Teachers and Students (P.A.T.S). Light refreshments will be provided by P.A.T.S.  For more information, contact Pfeiffer Intermediate School at 330.478.6163.

Perry vs Jackson Boys Basketball Ticket Info

4760590775_2b26136332_bThe Perry Athletic Department is being proactive with this weekend’s away boys basketball game at Jackson. In the past the Perry Athletic Department has sold reserve tickets for our away game at Jackson throughout the week leading up to the game. As we all know, Jackson has had some successful teams and their home games are always a near sell out.  The reserve tickets Perry doesn’t sell will be given back to Jackson and they turn around and sell them as first come first serve and usually their fans get them. Our reserve seats at Jackson are directly behind our bench from the baseline to the scorers table.  With the game occurring this weekend and the wind chill is expected to be extremely low for most, if not all of the week.  We want our fans to know that our ticket office will be selling reserve tickets starting Tuesday January 29th through Thursday January 31st during ticket office times 7:30am – 3:30pm.  **If school is closed because of the weather, the ticket office is closed as well.**

Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children

header-T-BR_1Don’t forget! Pfeiffer Intermediate School will be hosting a special program titled “Increasing Developmental Assets and Building Resiliency in Children.”  The program, which will be held at Pfeiffer on February 4 at 6 p.m., is for any adult who wishes to focus on the strengths of children and nurture a path to thriving for all.  The program is presented by Missy McClain from Akron Children’s Hospital and sponsored by the Pfeiffer Parents Assisting Teachers and Students (P.A.T.S). Light refreshments will be provided by P.A.T.S  For more information, contact Pfeiffer Intermediate School at 330.478.6163.