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Lohr 4th Graders Create Personal Collages

100_0119 (1)The fourth graders in Mrs. Edgein’s class recently read a story called “Me and Uncle Romie”.  In the story, James takes a trip to visit his aunt and uncle in New York.  During his visit, James and Uncle Romie, who is a collage artist, have a wonderfully memorable time together.  As James is leaving, Uncle Romie gives him a collage to help him remember his visit.  The students wrote a descriptive paragraph telling about a collage they would like Uncle Romie to create for them.  Then they made collages that reflected their writing.

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Knapp Student has Artwork Featured on Billboard

20141206_164201This fall students in Mrs. Davis’ art club participated in the 2014 Kindness Art Contest. This contest was part of the Stark County Library’s selection of Wonder as its One Book, One Community initiative. Students were tasked with creating a  poster that illustrated a precept, or a rule, about how people should behave.  The focus was on kindness and how to treat others.  Kara Hill’s artwork was chosen as one of the grand prize winners out of over 275  submissions county wide!  Look for her artwork featured on the billboard near Lincon Way and Rhor. Congratulations Kara!

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Employability: What Does it Take to Get a Job?

employability_log_webThe District 9 State Support Team will be holding a presentation on Thursday, January 15th from 6 – 8 PM at R.G. Drage Career Center (map). The topic will be Employability: What does it take to get a job?  Information will be provided for both parents and educators. An outline of necessary skills students need when pursuing employment will also be provided. Participants will be provided with strategies and supports to identify essential life skills and vocational checklists for both teens and adults. 

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Opinion Writing Comes Alive for Genoa 4th Graders

imageRecently, opinion writing came alive for Genoa’s fourth graders. Members of the Perry High School speech and debate team shared a dynamic exchange on two topics:

- Should cursive writing be banned?
- Should parents help their student with homework?
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The students had an opportunity to see two sides of a topic debated and were also able to see how a debate is conducted.  The fourth graders learned how important backing up their opinion with facts become  as well as how to open and close an argument. Genoa students are now beginning to brainstorm information for their own opinion piece.
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PHS Symphonic Choir to Perform with Canton Symphony

ChoirThe Perry High School Symphonic Choir, directed by Beth Polen, will be performing on the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert December 8, 2014 at 3:00pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall.  The Symphonic Choir will be part of a combined chorus consisting of members of the Canton Symphony Chorus and Alliance High School Concert Choirs.  The chorus will perform family holiday favorites such as Star CarolFirst Noel, and Hallelujah Chorus and lead the audience in a sing-a-long of traditional carols along with the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets are $18, $24 and $28 each (seniors and students $5 off).  Use discount code PERRY when ordering to receive a 20% discount off regular adult ticket prices! www.cantonsymphony.org/concerts/holidaypops for more information or to order tickets online; or call 330-452-2094.

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New Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018

Hat_BGOhio House Bill 487 established new requirements for earning a high school diploma in Ohio. The new graduation requirements will take effect with the class of 2018. These are students who are entering ninth grade for the first time in the 2014-2015 school year. Students in the classes of 2014 – 2017 and those who are repeating ninth grade this school year will continue to operate under Ohio’s current graduation requirements.

 

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Incorporating Technology and Writing into Math Class

DSC02667Mrs. Scaife’s fourth grade class was recently working with charts and graphs in math class.  We took our learning one step further with technology and learned how to create a chart to record our own data collection with our Skittles candy.  Once our chart was complete, we learned how to use the information to create a bar graph.  Then, each student wrote five questions that could be answered using the information on their bar graph.  The students then exchanged papers with another student in our class to see how well we could read and interpret the information on the graph!  We really enjoyed creating this project as part of our understanding of charts and graphs!
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Lohr 3rd Graders Shoot for Stars

grade31Students have been “shooting for the stars” when it comes to their Rocket Math goals. Students in third grade have a goal of accomplishing facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Mrs. Williamson’s class has achieved their addition facts and are now working toward accomplishing their subtraction facts. The students work as partners to practice their facts on a level before they are tested on that level. As the students achieve their fact goals they are rewarded with a treat, certificate, and signing of our hallway rocket to show off what “Rocket Stars” they truly are.
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PHS Marching Band Superior…..Again!

PHSMBThe Perry High School Marching Band wrapped up their 2014 season with a second straight Superior Rating at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in Dayton.  The Marching Panthers had another outstanding year, earning Superior ratings at every competition they attended.  Throughout their season, the band competed against over 125 marching bands from across Ohio bringing home awards for Best Visual, Best Auxiliary, Best Percussion, and Reserve Grand Champions.  In October, the Panthers earned the highest music score in school history at the Maysville Band Competition.  In addition, the Marching Band has now earned 8 consecutive Superior ratings dating back to 2012, and has qualified for OMEA State Finals for 4 consecutive years.  The Perry Band program has earned a reputation as one of the best in the state.

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Early College Signing Day

Perry High School is pleased to announce that two student athletes have received Division I scholarships during the NCAA early signing period. The first athlete is Kassidy Troxell, a senior softball player who signed with Division I St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.  Kassidy’s career batting average is .521, and her accomplishments include being named First- Team All Federal League in 2013 and 2014 and Honorable Mention All- Northeast Ohio in 2013 and 2014. Kassidy also holds a 3.9 GPA, and she is ranked fifteenth in her class. The second athlete is senior Jose Rodriquez, who signed with The Ohio State University to receive a Division I wrestling scholarship. Jose’s accomplishments are outstanding. He is currently ranked fourth in the high school national wrestling rankings in the 126-pound weight class. He is a three-time state finalist and a state champion in 2013. His other honors include being an Ironman finalist in 2013, finishing third in the Beast of the East competition, winning the Virginia Beach National Championship, becoming a finalist in the 2014 Super 32 National Challenge and being named a 2013 Cadet Freestyle Fargo, ND All- American.