Latest News for Edison Middle School

Edison Team Competes in National Competion


Edison teachers Stephanie Laskey and Stacy Daugherty  recently entered a team into the Rube Goldberg National OnLine Competition, 2014. 

The team, comprised of thirteen seventh and eighth grade students, designed and built a simple machine that solved a task. This year’s task: Zip a Zipper. Starting the second week of March, the students worked every morning for 40 minutes (during homeroom) and also came in for a five and one half  hour session over spring break.

Below is a link to see the final project. Winners will be announced at the end of May. Please visit, and leave a comment, to see the excellent work from Edison’s Innovative Inventors. 


Blizzard Bag Due Dates

Last week Superintendent Bowe conducted an All Call regarding the Governor having just signed a calamity bill. The signed bill provides relief only to districts who have been forced to close school more than ten days.  In his message, Mr. Bowe shared that Perry Local must now complete three days worth of Blizzard Bags.  Also, we must extend the school year by one day in order to make up the four days we are required to make up. Listed below are the days the Blizzard Bags will be assigned as well (more…)

Cedar Point Opportunity for 8th Graders

cedarpointEighth graders will have the opportunity to go to Cedar Point for the final Opportunity Day on Thursday, May 29th. Please see the flyer for requirements to qualify, payment information, permission slip, and other important details.  Ticket orders and payment must be submitted no later than May 2nd.  There will be no refunds for any reason. Click here to download, or print, the informational flyer and permission slip.

7th Grade Math Team Competes at Stark County Math Tournament

photoCongratulations to our 7th grade Math Team!  Under the direction of Coach Megan Drumm, our math team competed in the Stark County Math Tournament and had 11 team members place.  This the best Perry has ever done!

 Team Problem Solving-2nd place- The team was comprised of Elizabeth Sailer, Madison Violand, and Jessica Jackson.
Mental Computation-Kevin Echelberry-1st place, Morgun Hill-5th place
Algebra/Data Analysis/Probability-Emma George-6th place, Ashlee Barnett-8th place
Number Sense-Jason LaCourt-6th place, Bella Ramos-8th place
Geometry/Measurement-Bekah Walker-3rd place, Preston Blakeslee-7th place

Middle School Cheerleading Tryout Information

cheerleadingA schedule of meetings and events for any current 6th and 7th grade student interested in trying out for cheerleading is listed below.  Questions regarding tryouts can be directed to Katrina Kegley (

Monday, April 21st 6 – 7 pm Edison cafeteria (mandatory parent meeting)
Monday, April 28th  5:30 – 7:30 pm  Edison Gym (Clinic 1)
Tuesday, April 29th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Edison Gym (Clinic 2)
Wednesday, April 30th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Edison Gym (Clinic 3)
Thursday, May 1st  5:30 – 7:30 pm Edison Gym (clinic 4)
Cheerleading Tryouts – Saturday, May 3rd  8 am – 4 pm in Edison gym and Cafeteria 

Edison’s Art Club Mural and Autism Awareness Project

photo 3Students in Edison’s Art Club having been working on a mural in the cafeteria of the school to improve the space.  Last fall they began brainstorming and created a design that would eventually come to life on the walls.  The mural depicts silhouettes of various students with bold splashes of color in the background.  Lastly, a quote by Albert Einstein completes the piece, “When we all think alike no one thinks very much.” Students also worked on a small mosaic for Autism Awareness month in April that will be showcased in the entryway of the school. We are proud of their work and dedication!

Edison Blood Drive – Monday, March 17th (3 – 7 PM)

lifeshareEdison Middle School is sponsoring a blood drive. If you would kindly help by donating not only will you help save lives, but our school will also receive a fundraising grant.  The Blood Drive will be open at Edison from 3:00-7:00pm on March 17th. Please be sure to bring a photo ID. Thank you for your help!



Jr. High State Tournament Results

wrestlingOn March 8-9, the Edison Jr High wrestling team sent 7 members to the Jr High State Tournament at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Results were:
74 lbs  Jacob Williams 5wins 2 losses state qualifier
78 lbs  Chase Norman  state qualifier
84 lbs  Kyle Gruber  2 wins 2 losses  state qualifier
120 lbs Emil Soehnlen  5 wins 2 losses 5th place
146 lbs Zach Blackiston 5 wins 3 losses 6th place
176 lbs Jarin Curtis  state qualifier
209 lbs Logan Wise  2 wins 2 losses state qualifier