Category: News

Edison Scholastic Art Award Winners

Congratulations to Edison art students who were recently awarded Scholastic Awards!  Receiving highest gold key honors are ninth graders Kaitlin Andrews and Hector Cuellar.  Their works are being sent on to New York City for national judging.  Silver key awards were given to eighth graders Kristel Doong and Gabriel Stanton.  These four works, along with the rest of the area winners, can be viewed at Kent State Stark Campus Fine Arts Center until February 4th.

Honorable mention award-winners are eighth graders Logan Awad, Ashley Casterline, Erica Curtin, and ninth grader Gabrielle Geis.

Great job, Edison artists!

Reedurban Remembrance Committee

will be holding their next meeting at Reedurban Elementary in the Cafeteria on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30 PM.  We will be discussing events and schedules for the Spring Open House, Reedurban replica sales and future events in honor of Reedurban Elementary. All are welcome.  If you have any questions regarding this committee, please feel free to contact Andrea Clements, Principal at  330-478-6150.

Regional Scholastic Arts Competition

Congratulations to all of Perry’s art students competing in the Regional Scholastic Arts Competition.  Award winners are Matt Meeks with a Gold Key, Amanda Cameron, Justin Woody, Cassie Guiler, Jamie Weinfeld, and Tara Dedman all receiving Silver Keys. Honorable Mentions go out to Caleb Snyder, Justin Woody, Matt Meeks, Amanda Cameron, Molly Craig, Cassie Guiler, Caitlin Korchnak, Amy Degasperis, and Michelle Mann. The Gold and Silver Key winners work will be on display at Kent State University in the Regional Scholastic Art Show, open now through February 4th. Matt Meek’s Gold Key drawing will advance to New York City for National Competition. Congratulations to all of our artists!

Attention Fisher Foods Shoppers

Perry Baseball is participating in the Fisher Foods Community Rewards program. We need 50 Fisher Foods shoppers to register their Rewards Card number for our organization to participate. All we need is for Rewards card holders to register their card number for the Perry Baseball Bullpen Boosters. After we get 50 registered members Fishers will donate 1% to our organization.


PHS Speech and Debate Earn First Place

On Saturday, January 15, the Perry Speech and Debate Team earned first-place sweepstakes honors over the 40 schools in attendance at the Toledo Sylvania Varsity Invitational Tournament.  Congratulations to individual champions:  Caleb Snyder (Humorous Interp), Hannah York (Oratorical Interp), and Justin Woody and Alli Francis (Duo Interp).  Also placing in the top six in their individual events were:  Tiffany Powell, Matt Meeks, Austin Black, Jessica Berbari-McCallum, Garth Woodson, Calvin Curtin, Michael Audi, and Nick Bentley.
Semi-Finalists included:  Molly Craig, Haley Smith, D. J. Marlatt, Kim Rose, Suzi Shapuite, Charlie Jeffreys, Tod Mohney, Karen Zimmerman, Mike Meyer, and Ben McGavin.
Congratulations Perry Speech and Debate!

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Classes will be held at the Perry Pool February 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Students are required to attend all classes to be certified. A pretest will be held at the pool on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm. The pretest consists of a 550 yard swim (front crawl, breast stroke), surface dive and retrieval of a 10 pound brick and a submerged swim. The cost of the class is $150.00 and is due the night of the pretest. This fee will include books and rescue mask. Students must be 15 years old by March 27, 2011. Class size is limited to the first 20 qualifying students.

For more information or to sign up for the class, call Willard Barriffe at 330-455-8074 weekday evenings between 9:00 and 10:00pm, the Perry Pool at 330-478-6157 or Jan Jordan at 330-832-4471.

Typical Peer Preschool Screening

A screening for preschool-age children who are typically developing and are eligible for enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th at T. C. Knapp Elementary. Children must turn 3 years old before September 1st. Children must demonstrate age-appropriate speech/language skills, play skills, social skills, and behavior to be considered for enrollment. All typical peers must be reliably toilet-trained before classes begin in August. If your child meets these criteria and you are interested in scheduling a screening appointment, please contact Tammy Cardinal, beginning on March 21st, at 330-478-6187. For more information about the preschool program, please access the Perry Local Preschool website through the Perry Local Schools website.

Preschool Screening for Special Needs Children

A screening for preschool children ages 3-5 who have suspected delays is scheduled for Thursday, March 31st at T. C. Knapp Elementary. This does not include children enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year. If you have concerns that your preschool child may demonstrate significant delays in the areas of speech/language development, motor development, cognitive development, and/or social-emotional/behavioral development , please contact Lindsay Akers at 330-478-6174 for more information about scheduling a screening appointment. For more information on identifying and serving preschoolers with special needs, please access the Perry Local Preschool website through the Perry Local Schools website.


Pfeiffer student, Logan Robinson, wakes up very early one Saturday a month and rides his bike, rain or shine, to Perry Christian Church to volunteer for the Angel Food Ministry. He heard about the ministry that provides food at a low cost to local families from PCC Minister Craig Ott and decided to get involved over a year ago. Logan and other volunteers begin at 7:00am sorting and packaging food for pickup. At first, Logan just pushed carts and loaded groceries, but he has proven himself and now is responsible for more important jobs and ways of helping people. Logan takes his servitude very seriously, and even turns down leisure activities and sports events in order to do his duty at Angel Food. The adults involved have taken him under their wings and are instilling in an already amazing young man what it means to serve others with joy, compassion and unconditional love. He calls his fellow Angel Food workers his adult friends!