Pfeiffer Intermediate School will be holding a parent/guardian orientation for current 4th grade students who will be attending Pfeiffer for the 2015-2016 school year. Orientation will take place on Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 PM in Pfeiffer’s gymnasium. Information at this meeting is intended for parents/guardians of 2015-2016 Pfeiffer students. We respectfully request that only adults attend.
On April 17th Mrs. Casey’s 5th grade language arts classes had the opportunity to meet Mr. Jin S. Stearns, the author of the book Lost Seoul. The students recently finished reading his book and were excited to meet a real author. The students prepared questions related to his life and about the book he wrote. Parents were also invited to come in to hear the author’s presentation. Mr. Stearns told the students and the parents about his journey from a Korean orphanage to the United States. Both the students and the parents were touched by his moving story. This was a wonderful experience for everyone.
The Perry Local Schools’ Board of Education is seeking qualified and interested candidates to fill a vacant Board seat. The appointed member will serve on the Board through December 31, 2015. Those interested must submit a letter of interest and a summary of qualifications to:
Perry Local Schools
Attn: Mrs. Betsy Elum, Board President
4201 13th St. S.W.
Massillon, Ohio 44646
To be considered, the letter of interest and summary of qualifications must be received in the Board office by 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015
On Thursday, May 7th, Whipple Heights Elementary will be hosting our district’s 1st Annual “Expert Expo!” All 55 of our district’s students participating in the gifted program will come together in Whipple’s gym to display the research projects they have been working on for the past five weeks. The students are very eager to show their amazing work. Everyone is welcome to stop by and check out the Expert Expo on May 7th from 5:30-7:00pm!
The 2015 edition of Perry Bands in the Round will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 PM in the Perry High School gymnasium. Grade level bands in 6th through 8th, the Perry Concert Band, Jazz Band and the Perry Symphonic Winds Band will all perform. Tickets for the event are $6 at the door. Gift baskets will be on display for raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.
Perry varsity baseball will be hosting Veterans Night at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 22nd. Veterans, their family and friends, are welcome to attend the Panther’s game versus Orrville as Perry pays tribute to those who have served, and are currently serving, our country. Contact Shelly Burkheimer or Saul Arkwright at email@example.com for more information. Click here for an event flyer.
Congratulations to all four of the PHS choirs for outstanding performances–Symphonic, Kinsmen and Treblemakers all earned Superior ratings and Lyrics earned an Excellent. Congratulations to the members of the Perry Symphonic Winds and the Perry High School Concert Band! Both groups earned Superior ratings this weekend at OMEA State Finals! For the first time, Perry has 3 bands that have earned Superior ratings at OMEA State Finals in the same year: Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Bands. Go Perry!
Perry Local Schools wish to express condolences to the Capuano family on the recent passing of Marlene. Marlene was a 1961 Perry grad, district transportation supervisor, board member and major supporter of the Perry schools family. Calling hours will be held Friday, April 24th at Rossi Funeral Home from 10:30 AM till 12:30 PM. A Funeral Mass & Eulogy Celebration will be at 1:30 PM at St. Joan of Arc Church followed by a procession to Calvary Cemetery. Marlene’s obituary can be read here.
The students and teachers at Edison Middle School take April’s National Poetry Month very seriously. They take it so seriously, in fact, that they transformed a classroom into a Poetry Coffee House—complete with a student-created backdrop, lava lights, and treats. The entire seventh grade attended the “Coffee House” to share original poems with one another. In the tradition of the “Beatniks” of the 1950’s, students were encouraged to replace conventional applause with snapping and shouts of, “Cool, Daddy-O!” Also, following the “Beatnik” style of dress, everyone—including teachers and guests, were asked to dress in black. This practice allows the audience to focus on the words of the poet presenting, rather than becoming distracted by an outward appearance. (more…)