Latest News for Perry Local Schools
Perry Local will be continuing or implementing several changes to promote a positive culture and to address the growing mental health/safety concerns for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here for a press release detailing some of the many steps the district is taking to ensure the highest quality educational experience for our students. Parents will be receiving a similar letter detailing these changes as well. With the ongoing support of our administrators, staff, parents, students and community members, we hope that these changes make this year one of our best years yet.
Today’s students are digital natives and this is how they learn, how they communicate, and how they solve problems. The presence of technology in the lives of our students in undeniable. It’s time to bring that technology into the classroom every single day. This is education in the 21st century. The focus of the One2One program in the Perry Local Schools is to provide tools and resources for the 21st century learner. Excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational curricula. Increased access to technology is essential to build upon college and career readiness skills. The individual use of Chromebooks in the classroom is a way to create a personalized learning environment that fosters collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking for all learners. (more…)
Open house for all Perry Local elementary schools will be Thursday, August 16th from 5:30-6:30pm. Class and Teacher lists will be posted on August 10th after 4pm. All school supply lists are posted on the school’s website. Bus list will be postcards mailed to homes the week of August 14th. If there are any changes to student pick up or drop off, please call the bus garage as soon as possible so your student has the most up to date information in their record for routing.
Congratulations to the members of the 2018-2019 Perry Symphonic Winds for being selected to perform at the 2019 OMEA State Conference. This event is attended by nearly every music educator in the state, college music professors, and professional musicians. In order to be considered, groups must audition by submitting a recording. This year, 120 collegiate, professional, and high school groups applied to perform. The Perry Symphonic Winds were one of only a handful of groups to be selected. This year, the conference will be held January 31st-February 2nd at the Cleveland Convention Center. A special thank you to the senior class of 2018 for helping us achieve this accomplishment.
Dakota Charnock passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Akron Children’s Hospital after many years of health issues. Dakota would have been a senior at Perry High School this fall and will be missed by her peers and the staff.
Counselling services will be available tomorrow (July 10, from 9:00 -11:00 AM) at Perry High School for any students or community members.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dakota’s family at this difficult time.
During the summer months, just as our students get a break from their academic life, so does our Perry staff. With school no longer in session, all Perry Local School Counselors will be out of the office until school resumes. However, if you or someone you know are in need of mental health assistance during this time, there are resources available to you. Click HERE to download the resources.
Purchase a FOOTBALL TAILGATE PARKING LOT SEASON PASS to park inside the Career & Wellness Center Lot during football games: $70 per vehicle or $100 per RV. On a first-arrival basis, this pass permits the holder to begin tailgating at 4:00 PM for all 7 regular season home games! As always, the game gate opens at 5:30 PM. To obtain a TAILGATE Parking Pass, deliver a check made payable to: Perry Local Schools to the Perry High School Ticket Office – Door #4, Tuesday thru Thursday from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Hurry, as there are only 60 spots available!
The Perry Athletic Department is offering athletic passes for the 2018-2019 school year for both families and individual students. Details and cost for each pass can be found here. Questions regarding athletic passes can be directed to the Athletic Department at (330) 478-6159 ext 2901.
The Perry High School softball team defeated Lakota West in 5 innings 11-1 to claim the OHSAA Division I State Championship on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The Panthers had a dominant state tournament run outscoring their opponents 73-4. Junior Gia Durieux set a state record in the semi-final game by blasting 3 home runs. Perry also set the all-divisions record (since 1990) by scoring 23 runs to break the mark of 22 set by Hoover’s undefeated team in 2013 and became the first team to score double-digit runs in both games. Congratulations to the team and coaches on a remarkable accomplishment.