Category: News

No School February 19th and 20th

school closedPerry Local Schools will be closed Thursday, February 19th and Friday, February 20th, due to extreme cold temperatures.  Parents/Guardians and students involved in PHS extracurricular activities should check district websites and media outlets for the status of extracurricular events on days when schools are closed.  All extracurricular activities (practices, games, and after school activities) for Perry’s elementary buildings, Pfeiffer Intermediate School, and Edison Middle School are cancelled for the day when Perry Local Schools are closed. Y­Care is closed when Perry Local Schools close for the day. Childcare through the YMCA is offered at the Massillon YMCA, Meyers Lake YMCA, and the Navarre Towpath YMCA when schools are closed.

School Board Member Seat Notice

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 Tuesday, February 10, 2015

High School Guidance Office Announces AP Scholar Awards



The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.  About 18 percent of the more than 1/8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Three Perry High School students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.  These students are Daniel Krajci, Nicole Lanka, and Kevin McDougal. (more…)

Make-up Day Set for May 27

Dear Parents & Students:

Governor Kasich signed House Bill 36 on Wednesday, April 13, which increases the number of calamity (snow) days for this year from three to five. We have used a total of six calamity days this year, so we have one day that must be made up. Our goal is to make up this remaining day in a way that supports our students’ academic achievement with the least amount of impact on your family’s plans and schedules. Our make up day for students will be Friday, May 27. (more…)

Watson Elementary Raises over $4,500

Presenting the check to Akron Children's Hospital.

Watson Elementary School became “Change Bandits” for the seventh year as part of 98.1 WKDD’s Have a Heart, Do Your Part Radiothon to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Watson students donated their piggy bank money, loose change and even some birthday money to help the kids in need. The whole school became miracle makers as each classroom tried to raise the most money. Mrs. Rochford’s Kindergarten class holds the title this year with $830 being donated by the twenty-three Kindergarteners. (more…)

Zack “Attack” rolls as State Champion

CantonRep.com / Michael Balash

Perry High School Junior Zack “Attack” Dailey is the 140 pound Ohio State Wrestling Champion.  Zack was also recently announced as the Repository athlete of the week.  His key to success, “hard work”.  Whether it is the off-season, pre-season, regular season or the post-season, Zack attributes hard work with success.  As for winning the State Championship, Zack stated it was “pretty awesome.  I pinned two, won by three and then tech falled for the state championship.”   (more…)

Over 50 PHS Students Competing at State Tournament

This weekend, March 3-6, is a great opportunity for over 50 Perry students to exhibit the greatness of Perry throughout the state.  It’s a chance for them to leave their mark on history.  This weekend is State competition for Speech and Debate, Wrestling, Bowling and gymnastics.  Representing Perry this weekend: (more…)

New Perry Athletics Website

We are pleased to launch the new Perry Athletics website.  With a proud tradition of athletic excellence, this new “official” home of Perry Athletics will be the place to get all of your favorite Perry sports information, schedules, pictures, facilities, team websites, twitter feeds and more.  Check out the new schedule view in list mode, month view and color coded!  Click the following link to check out the new athletics website:  http://perrylocal.org/athletics