Latest News for Edison Middle School

Plant a Garden

Start a garden this summer!! Free garden seeds will be handed out with Grab and Go lunches on Friday, May 8, 2020.
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Band Fundraiser Pick up and Information

Dear Band Students and Parents: In February, many of you ordered Butterbraid products to support the Perry Band program.  With social distancing in place, it has been difficult for us to arrange product delivery.  On behalf of the Perry Bands, I apologize for this delay.  We now have a pick up date scheduled for May 15th, from 3PM-6PM near the PHS Wellness Center entrance.  If you ordered Butterbraid products, this will be the only opportunity to pick them up.  Unfortunately, we can’t store the items for you if you are unavailable on this date,  so please arrange for someone else to pick up your order if you are unavailable.  We have limited access to school buildings and this is the very best we can do.  We ask that you stay in your vehicle until one of our volunteers assists you.  Please avoid the main entrance to PHS (near the front steps) as we will be conducting our Uniform/Equipment return for HS Band members during this time. All orders can be picked up in the parking lot near the PHS Swimming Pool/Wellness Center Entrance.  Again, this will take place on May 15th, from 3PM-6PM.  Thank you for your continued support and I hope each one of you is doing well. – Ryan Smith

Perry Bond Levy Update

With the unofficial positive outcome of Bond Levy Issue 15, Perry Local School District has secured the funding to build four new elementary school buildings in addition to targeted renovations to Perry High School and the Career & Wellness Center. Should we receive the official passing of this levy on May 19th , the district will have secured a partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to receive $80 million in state funding for this project. These dollars will be used to build a new Middle School and complete the renovations to Perry High School. We are appreciative of those who exercised their right to vote early for the levy in March and those who submitted absentee ballots given our current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has not been an easy past few months for our country and our township. We have faced unprecedented obstacles, but have banded together to display what Perry Pride truly means through the strength and resiliency of our community. I would like to thank those who worked tirelessly to get out in the community and keep residents informed and educated about Issue 15. Their diligence and hard work speaking with residents and answering questions at night and on weekends is truly commendable. We will continue to update Perry Township residents throughout the planning stages of this project. Should you have questions about plan details, please visit the Bond Levy Issue 15 FAQ section on www.perrylocal.org.
On behalf of the Perry Board of Education,
Thank You!
Sincerely,
Scott A. Beatty
Superintendent
Perry Local Schools

Remote Learning Grading Guidelines

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Perry Local has established the following grading guidelines for the fourth grading period.  With the Governor’s decision to continue educating remotely for the remainder of the year, the District thought it was important to clearly outline the academic expectations for the final grading period.  Understanding the difficulties of truly educating and evaluating  a student remotely, these guidelines were created to encourage our students to remain engaged in their learning but at the same time not be punitive.  Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through this season much longer than most of us hoped.  We know however the safety and wellbeing of our students will always be the overarching theme of what drives Perry Local.  Puede hacer clic aquí para ver la versión en español.

Edison Yearbook Ordering Information

Have you been trying to remember if you ordered your Edison yearbook or not?  Let me help – you haven’t.  But, now is your chance! Normally, orders are taken at school, but since that is not currently an option, yearbooks will be ordered online this year through the publishing company. Below, is a link to order and some information about the book as well.

1. The price of the book is $31 ( $30 for the book and a $1 handling fee).
2. The book will contain all of the pictures it normally would have, except:
TRACK (because they did not get started in time) and
CHOIR GROUP PHOTO (but there are plenty of photos from the choir concert!)
3.  Delivery date for the book is up in the air.  If it arrives in the summer, and we are able to, a date for pickup will be arranged.  If not, the book will be delivered to students at school when we return in the fall.
4.  A video is below showing how to order the book in case you have any problems.  FYI – the cover shown on the site is not the actual cover of this year’s book.
5. If you have any questions or need to discuss payment issues (we will work with you as best we can), please email me at dalene.street@perrylocal.org
6. Here is the link to order – it says Edison Junior High School, but it is us!
Please place orders no later than May 1st.

Mobile Response Information

There is a team of local, licensed counselors ready to come to you within minutes when you need help with any urgent mental health or substance use need! This includes, but is not limited to, things like: Family argument / Parental struggles / Behavior concerns in yourself or others / Feelings of isolation / Difficulty coping with stress / Substance use worries.  This service is available 24/7/365 through Coleman Crisis Services, and is still operating (safely) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Call 330-452-6000 to reach the Mobile Response team, and read more about them – including the reasons people call – in this PDF, which you may have seen in The Repository last weekend.