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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!


On November 14th, the Perry Youth Football Competition Cheer Squad traveled to North Canton Hoover to compete.  They took 2nd place overall. Congratulations girls! Pictured (front r-l) Page Archinal, Caragan Burick, Nicole Conley, Lauren Colemam, Rylee Lavelace, Kailyn Elliot (back l-r) Katy Krepp, Cassidy Burger, Emily Rodriquez, Lauren Cozzoli, Lauren Burwell, Stephanie Spencer, Peyton Clarke and Maranda Solomon.

Toys for Tots Donation

Pfeiffer students and staff donated $1800 to Toys for Tots Tuesday, December 21, 2010.  The money was raised by students and staff purchasing chain links.

Pictured: Mr. Kumpf (Pfeiffer teacher), Commandant Jim Woofter, Dana Hunter, Bill Merriman, Mrs. Gregoire (Pfeiffer teacher), Allison Labuda (Pfeiffer student and granddaughter of Bill Merriman), Leah Reese (Pfeiffer Student Council) and Jeffrey Swan (Pfeiffer Student Council).

7th Grade Choir Show Canceled – RESCHEDULED

The Pfeiffer 7th Grade Choir Show that was canceled for December 14th, has been rescheduled for January 11th at 7:00pm. Students have a mandatory after school rehearsal on Monday, January 10th, 3:00-4:30pm. Questions should be directed to Mr. Carver at or 330-478-6163.

Christmas Ornaments for Sale

Happy Holidays Everyone!

The Pfeiffer Middle School Choir is selling holiday ornaments for $5 each to help purchase sound equipment. The ornaments come in 2 colors, gold and white, with the panther logo on the front. Each ornament comes in a nice gift box and makes a perfect gift for both young and old!

Click here for an order form.

Weather Related Delay or Cancellation of School

With winter weather arriving, it is important for parents and students to be aware of our procedure for the delay or cancellation of school.

Two-Hour Delay: beginning this year, we are implementing a two-hour delay to be used on days in which we get hit with bad weather, but the weather is moving through relatively quickly. It will be a straight two-hour delay for all students across the district. Busses will arrive two hours later than normal, and school will begin exactly two hours later than normal.

School Closing: when school is canceled for the day, all practices and events at the elementary buildings, Pfeiffer, and Edison are canceled. Perry High School events and practices may or may not be canceled, depending on the weather and road conditions throughout the day. There will be no events or practices earlier than noon. District and high school administration will determine if practices and events may occur during the afternoon and/or evening. The district website will be updated throughout the day. (more…)

PHS First Ever National Circuit Tournament Champion

Congratulations to Perry senior, Caleb Snyder, who was Perry’s first-ever national circuit tournament champion at The Glenbrooks Varsity Speech and Debate Tournament in Chicago, Illinois.  The Perry team was one of 222 teams to compete at this prestigious event on November 19-22.  In addition to Caleb’s first-place title in Humorous Interpretation, the team took fifth place sweepstakes honors overall.  Semi-finalists included:  Allie Francis and Justin Woody (Duo Interpretation), Kanisha West (Dramatic Interpretation), and Quarter-finalists Suzi Shapuite and Kim Rose (Duo Interpretation).  Congratulations Perry Speech & Debate!