Latest News for Edison Middle School

Edison’s Rube Goldberg Team Takes 1st Place

Rube Goldberg TeamA huge congratulations goes out to this year’s Rube Goldberg team for taking 1st place in the Rube Goldberg Competition! The team competed at the Goodyear STEM day at Firestone High School. The team worked all year on their board game based Rube Goldberg machine. The machine, started by a phone call, included tires rolling down a track, dominoes falling off the desks that started a perfection game, a balloon inflated by baking soda and vinegar, and a solar powered laser reflected by mirrors. All these processes were used to light up a Goodyear blimp decal! The team won $2,500 for Mrs. Laskey’s Gateway classes and will take a trip to Goodyear to tour the facility! Great job to the following team members: Olivia Abraham, Libby Adams, Anthony Bartolone, Grace Brown, Dakota Dunaway, Abigail Findley, Kara Hill, Dominick Jenkins, Emma Knutty, Marcus Miller, Haeli Miller, Anthony Newsome, and Taylor Stanford. 7th graders stay tuned to find out how you can be part of this amazing team next year! Tryouts coming soon!  Check out the video here!

Edison Character Award Recipients

star_PNG41463Teachers from each team select two to three students who have demonstrated outstanding character traits each month. Chosen students are recognized as role models in our school. Their pictures and awards are posted on a hall bulletin board and they are given a window sign to be displayed at home that shows they were selected as a Character Award winner. Click here to see this month’s award winners. Congratulations to our recognized students! We are proud of you!

Girls Basketball Camp

4760590775_2b26136332_bGirls Basketball Camp- June 3- June 6 for any girl entering grades 2-8. Camp flyers have been distributed to each elementary, Pfeiffer and Edison. Access The Perry Girls Basketball Website for additional information or contact Lauren Bausch at

Boys Summer Basketball Camp

4760590775_2b26136332_bSummer basketball camp will be from June 10th – June 13th for boys entering grades K-8.  Camp will feature stations and games.  Camp registration can be accessed on the Perry Local website under athletics  – boys basketball.  Camp flyers will be distributed within the coming days!

April Lobby Artists

lobby art aprilCongratulations to the April Lobby Artists!  These students currently have their artwork displayed in our office lobby and should report to the office right after announcements for a picture: Brooke Lieser, Mya May, Brieann Jacobs, Alexis Gilbert-Tucker, Mason Kuhlins, Cora Baker, KJ Oestereich, Katelyn Thomas, Owen Schwartz, Kaeden Yuhasz, Lizzy Veno, and Bella Schweizer.

Model United Nations

Model UN.2 Model UN.1The Edison Model United Nations team returned from the three-day OMUN competition in Columbus, Ohio. It is the largest academic competition in the state of Ohio, and our students won big this year.  The delegations from the United Kingdom and Mali both advanced to General Assembly, and the delegations from the United Kingdom and Italy both advanced to the Cultural Talent Semi-Finals. The United Kingdom won it all! They won Outstanding Resolution, the Cultural Talent Award, and the top prize of Outstanding Nation. 8th grader Skye Hoover and 7th grade Kariane Elson won the Outstanding Leadership Awards; Kariane Elson also won the Agendas Issues Contest. Peyton Fisher won 2nd place in the Peace Essay Contest. And Edison won Top Prize in the I-OPEN Project. Additionally, three Edison students were elected to State Office: Leah Briggs and Luke Wagner are Council Presidents for the 2019-2020 school year, and Brooke Lieser has been elected President of the Human Rights Council, making her the first student in Perry history to be elected to the high office!  It was a fabulous three days of rigorous academic research, writing, public speaking, and debate, and our students represented Edison with pride, proving that we are now officially the school to beat in next year’s competition.

7th Grade Math Team

math teamCongratulations to our 7th grade Math Team!  They competed at the Stark County Math Tournament and had 10 team members place.  In Mental Computation, Sang Pham took 2nd place and Tyler Burkholder took 7th place. In Geometry/Measurement, Olivia Fleischaker won 1st place, Jessica Revlock placed 4th, and Gabrielle Miller took 7th.  In the Team Problem Solving category, Perry placed 5th. The team was comprised of Nate Dulcie, Kelsi Bragg, and Ceeanna Gray. And finally, Joe Backus won 3rd place in the Advanced Algebra category and Zach Nesbitt took 7th place.