Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Knapp Elementary School’s Amy Elson Named Teacher of the Year by Perry Local

Amy Elson, a second-grade teacher at Perry Local School District’s T.C. Knapp Elementary School, was recently named Teacher of the Year by Perry Local Schools.

Each year, the Stark County ESC recognizes a rookie educator and an outstanding Teacher of the Year from each of the school districts that works in coordination with the service center. Currently, the Stark County ESC provides shared services to 14 local and six city school districts, one exempted village and one career center in Stark, Carroll and Wayne Counties. Together, these districts enroll over 60,000 students.  (more…)

Perry Teacher Academy Students Exhibit Strong Showing at Statewide Conference

Students in Perry High School’s (PHS) Teacher Academy recently competed at the Educators Rising Ohio State Conference on March 15 and 16 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus and earned a number of impressive accolades.

Over 800 students participated in the state competition with 30-40 competitors in each event—the highest number of participants in the conference’s history.  (more…)

Perry High School’s Mock Trial Team Competes at State Competition

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After a successful win at both the district and regional levels, Perry High School’s (PHS) mock trial team competed at the state competition March 8-10 in Columbus against St. Xavier High School and Upper Arlington High School. Unfortunately, Perry lost to Upper Arlington and did not advance to the final rounds.


Stark County’s Safety and Security Task Force

The next edition of the Perryite was mailed out last week and many of you have/will be receiving it over the next few days. As you will see, the Superintendent Message references a link where a report can be found from the Stark County’s Safety and Security Task Force. An error was made and the link was not provided in the message. To view the report and resources, please visit, then click on Stark County Schools Safety and Security Task Force Report. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Safety and Security at Perry Local Schools

Parents and Guardians,
The Perry Local School District would like to take this time to thank our parents and community members for working with the district to keep our students and staff safe. Your continued partnership and support makes all the difference!

As you know, this has been a trying time for school districts across our county, state and nation. We wanted to provide you with a brief reminder of the safety and security protocols that the Perry Local School District has in place, including the following: (more…)

PHS Bands Earn Superior Ratings

Congratulations to the Perry Symphonic Winds and the Perry Concert Band. Both groups earned superior ratings at OMEA District Contest on Friday evening and will be headed to State for the 8th straight year.

March 7th Candy Incident Update

On March 7, one of our high school students brought in candy to share. One of the students who had received the candy, began to redistribute and claim that the candy had been tampered with. This caused panic for the other students who had consumed the candy. Appropriate disciplinary and legal action will be taken against the student who caused anxiety and fear. We will not tolerate this type of behavior. An official report has been made by the Perry Township Police Department that can be viewed here. Again, the safety of our students is our top priority and we take any situation that affects their well-being very seriously.

Perry Hat Day – Friday, March 23, 2018

March 23rd is Hat Day, for $1 you can wear your hat ALL DAY LONG! This is a friendly competition between schools in our district to see which school can raise the most money. All money raised is split three ways:  the school that raises the most money will get to choose a non-profit organization where a third of the money will be sent, a third goes to Business Professionals of America (BPA–Co-sponsors this event) and another third goes to Perry Athletic Hall of Fame (Co-sponsors of this event).  Show your support by wearing your favorite hat on March 23rd!

Notice of Change in Payment to Perry Local Schools

Due to an instituted change by Perry’s banking partner, effective immediately all checks for school activities, clubs, etc should be made out to Perry Local Schools. The memo line can be used to distinguish the specific activity, club, etc for which the check was written for.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.