Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Ethics Bowl

IMG_6953The Ethics Bowl Championship was held in Mrs. Daily’s Ethic’s class.  Two teams evaluated multiple ethical cases and presented their ethical theories to support their stance.  Celebrity judges Principal Conrad, Officer Barrett, Miss Lentz, Mr. Jenkins and Miss Anna Leibler weighed all the evidence presented and rendered the final winner.  All students enjoyed the topics of discussion and look forward to the next Ethics Bowl.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

HoFDinnerPlease join us on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the McKinley Eagles for the inductions of the Class of 2015 into the Perry Athletic Hall of Fame.  The doors will be open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm.  The program will then start at 7:00pm.  The cost is $35 per ticket.  Class of 2015 Inductees: Bob DiAntonio, Travis Kovach, Doug Lantz, Jeff Lessig, Jim Luke, Steve Luke, Lauren (Muhlbach) Cline, Ron Sense, Zach Slates, Shelly (Smart) Hinkle, and honoring the 1969 Football Team.  Click here for a ticket order form

PHS Broadcast Students In Action

IMG_6915 (1)Over the next two weeks, students of the Broadcast I class at PHS will be gaining real world experience.  For several years, the class has taken their complete TV studio out to the Elementary schools to create a DVD of the Holiday programs.  The students set up cameras, run cables, work with headsets, create graphics, and film each live program with three cameras.  The final product is a DVD that parents can purchase for $10.  This activity is one of the favorite times of the year for the broadcast teacher, Keith Brown.  “I really enjoy getting the students out of the classroom and into a real life situation for broadcasting.  If we don’t get the shot on a live program, they won’t start over for us.”  The teamwork, communication and technology used for the recording of these programs are all beneficial skills to have for life.

Lohr Elementary Host Grandparents

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On Tuesday,  December 9th, Lohr Elementary students welcomed their Grandparents to the school for Grandparents Day.  The Grandparents were treated to the Lohr Holiday program, Flakes.  Flakes was a musical program about snow flakes presented by the 1st and 2nd graders.  The program was led by Mrs. Wendt, the school’s music teacher.  After watching Flakes, the Grandparents visited the classrooms and enjoyed cookies and punch and time with their grandchildren. Thank you to all the Grandparents that were able to attend.

Pfeiffer Announces November Lunchbucket Award Winners

20141205_081642Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as the November Lunchbucket Award winners! These students “Go to Work” each day with great “Attitude and Effort”. Each student was presented with a certificate, mini “lunchbucket” and had their name read over the P.A. to recognize this achievement.  Great Job!

5.1 Avery Bussey – Zachary Essinger

5.2  Riley Morrison – Brendan Lammlein

5.3  Peyton Breit – Nick Steffan

5.4  Hannah Miller – Myles Harte

6.1  Jacquelyn Blythe – Griffen Vinas

6.2  Juliette Dematteis-Cornell – Daniel Krach

6.3  Meagan Monter – Raj Jefferies

6.4  Kailee Wilson – TJ Curry

Mr. Hick’s Class – Sam Gabehart

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.

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!

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.  (more…)

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.