Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Marlene Capuano Memorial Bench

Perry monument with flowersMany may not know that Marlene Capuano was an integral part of the Perry Veterans Memorial Committee that raised the money to build our beautiful Memorial that rests in front of the high school.  The fundraising was never ending, but the small and dedicated, committee raised 125,000 dollars in a year and a half.  Anyone in Perry knows who you mean if you say “Marlene” or “Mar.” She was feisty, strong-willed, compassionate, dedicated, and always “fun.”  We can’t replace her, but we can remember her and celebrate her passionate life.   (more…)

PHS Art Club Chipotle Fundraiser

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 10.03.12 AMPlease stop by the Chipotle at Canton Center TONIGHT, May 18th and support the Perry Art Club!  You can bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or just mention the offer and 50% of the proceeds with be donated to the Perry High School Art Club.

Operation: Flags of Freedom

FlagsFrom May 22-25, hundreds of American flags will once again line the Perry High School front lawn to mark the third annual Operation: Flags of Freedom weekend. This special community event honors those who have served and those who are currently serving our country and includes a veterans breakfast, a community picnic, a free screening of the award-winning documentary Collecting Sgt. Dan, children’s activities, a mobile military history museum, and much more. (more…)

Edison Innovators Place in Rube Goldberg Challenge

Rube Goldberg Pic.2015Edison Innovators were at it again! This year the robotics team, comprised of both 7th and 8th graders, entered Goodyear’s 2015 Rube Goldberg Challenge®!  The challenge was for students to design a creative device to fill an inflatable toy Goodyear blimp with at least twelve intermediate steps between start and finish.  The winners were announced during STEM Career Day on April 18, 2015. Edison Innovators were awarded third place out of fourteen teams in the middle school category. They are the recipients of $500 and six Amazon Kindle Fire (8GB) with a 6″ HD display with wi-fi.

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4th Grade District Track Meet

Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 2.16.37 PMThe Perry 4th Grade Track Meet was held at the Perry Track Stadium on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  Lohr Elementary won the combined team score for the 4th year in a row.  Lohr won the girls overall and Watson won the boys overall.  This was the last track meet for Lohr P.E. teacher Brenda Horton and Whipple P.E. teacher Marla Thomas as they will be retiring at the end of the year.  Special thanks as well goes to fellow P.E. teachers Mike Laubacher, Ethan Kagy, and Ben Shenk.  It was also great to see retired teachers Dick Maier and Sue Nelson at the meet. Click to here to see the results and click here to see the video.

Class of 2016 Senior Picture Information

FullSizeRenderSenior pictures will be taken this year by James Wood Photography on these two dates: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 7:00 am – 11:00 am in the auxiliary gym of the high school by scheduled appointment only OR Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the auxiliary gym of the high school by scheduled appointment only.  A $25 sitting fee will be charged at the time of the appointment unless you are purchasing a senior picture package from James Wood Photography by September 1, 2015. Information on packages are available here and at James Wood Photography.  Click here for additional informationclick here for photo guidelines and click here for Senior Specials from James Wood Photography.

Perry Local Elementary Gifted Expert Expo

IMG_1311It all started back in March when each student participating in our Elementary Gifted Program chose a topic to research for something they’ve always wanted to know more about.  Over the next couple of weeks, students brainstormed research questions and then researched online, read nonfiction books, took notes, and made/refined their outlines.  Once they had all of their research compiled, they used that information to produce a set of projects that together would serve as their research display. (more…)

Graduation Information

graduation-ceremonyPerry High School graduation is Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.  No tickets are required to attend the graduation.