Latest News for Perry Local Schools

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.


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.

Edison 7th & 8th Grade Bands Earn Superior Ratings

Honor-BandCongratulations to the Edison 7th and 8th Grade Bands for earning Superior ratings at OMEA Junior High Contest.  The students performed at Hoover High School Friday evening May 8th for three judges.  Both groups earned the highest rating possible!

Rookie Marcher Day – May 27th @ 1:30 PM

phsbandsRookie Marcher Day for all incoming freshmen members of the Perry HS Marching Band will be held on May 27th from 1:30-4:30PM at Perry High School.  Mrs. Martin will escort the students from Edison to PHS.

There will be a brief parent meeting for all “rookie” parents at 4:15 in the Mattachione Theatre.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email Mr. Smith at

Monday, May 11 Choir Concert Cancelled – Tickets for Tuesday Available

Due to lack of ticket sales, our Monday, May 11 spring concert “Another Op’nin’, Another Show” is CANCELLED.  However, reserved seats for Tuesday night are still available for $6 each.  Some tickets will be for sale at the door beginning at 7:00 that evening.  Tuesday’s concert begins at 7:30 and will be followed by a reception for our graduating seniors.