Latest News for Perry Local Schools
Perry Local School District recently received a $30,000 safety grant from American Automobile Association (AAA) Massillon Auto Club in Massillon, Ohio. The grant is one of five grants given to school districts in Stark County by AAA Massillon in an effort to improve safety in the local community. Perry Local Schools’ Director of Business Operations Darryl Woolf decided to apply for the grant, specifying what the funds would be used for. The grant will ultimately support the district’s plan for the implementation of additional on-site security cameras across district’s buildings and grounds. According to President of AAA Massillon Jeff Bushman, the only stipulation for receiving the grant is that the funding is utilized for safety purposes. (more…)
The Annual Hat Day for Perry Local Schools raised over $1,300! The winning school was Genoa Elementary. Genoa chose to donate a 1/3 of the money to Genoa’s iCare Team. The other 2/3 went to the Perry Athletic Hall of Fame and PHS Business Professionals of America. We take pride in giving money back to our community. Thank you to all the schools that participated in Hat Day. You make a difference!
Nathan Miller, a sophomore at Perry High School (PHS), recently competed in the Ohio High School Mathematics Invitational Olympiad (OHMIO) on March 30 at Capital University. The OHMIO rewards mathematical excellence and encourages team work, challenging students individually, in teams and in a ciphering format. To qualify for OHMIO, students must receive a top score from Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) tournaments. Miller, who received a top score at the OCTM’s tournament at The University of Akron in
February, is Perry Local Schools’ only qualifier in the district’s history for the OHMIO. Typically, around 100 students from the state of Ohio are invited to participate. Miller qualified
for the invitational this year and his freshman year, as well. The OHMIO consists of a full day of competition beginning with a one-hour individual test that covers all high school math topics, including calculus. After lunch, the competitors compete in an eight-round ciphering contest. Success requires a broad knowledge of mathematics and lightning-fast computation. The competition concludes with a team competition, where four students from four different schools compete as a team, testing student skills in both strategy and cooperation. (more…)
The Speak Life Resiliency Run is nearly here and the Perry Local School District is preparing the final touches for what is sure to be a memorable event. The 5K run/walk is in commemoration of the students who lost their lives last year. All of the funds raised by the race will be donated to Akron Children’s Hospital and Coleman Professional Services. The Speak Life Resiliency Run will begin at Perry High School at 9 a.m. on May 4, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. Pre registration costs $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 10 and under); on the day of the race, the fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children (ages 10 and under). Those who are interested in participating can register online at hermescleveland.com. Online registration closes Friday, May 3. (more…)
Rocco Grossi, a senior at Perry High School (PHS), was recently delegated to attend and speak at the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from March 11 to 22. Grossi is a member of Perry High School’s Students Learn International (SLI), which is an advocacy group that discusses human rights and educational issues on a local and global level.
Open to Perry special needs students in grades PreK-12 and their families. Are you a student or parent of a student looking for a fun way to be active with others? Are you looking for a group to join where all are welcome no matter the level of skill, ability, or age? A place where you can meet others and participate in a variety of fun physical activities in a relaxed atmosphere? Well, Perry Active Gym is for you! Click here for the flyer and registration information.