Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Watson Named Top Donator For Akron Children’s Fundraiser

imageWatson Elementary  raised $5,007.10, the largest participating school donation,  for the kids at Akron Children’s Hospital during the 98.1 WKDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon. 100% of the money raised goes directly to patient care.  Students and staff at Watson are proud to have donated more than $35,000  over the past 11 years.

We are Perry… making miracles happen.

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Kindergarten Ready or Not Program 2015 – Thursday, March 12th @ 6 PM

Join us at the Sippo Library (map) at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 12th to learn more about the world of kindergarten at Perry Local Schools. Hear information from district personnel to help prepare your child for this important transition. Click here for an event flier and information on how to register. 

Click here for more information on registering your student for kindergarten 2015 – 2016 in Perry Local Schools.

Perry Youth Basketball Crowns Champion

DSC_0091The sixth-grade boys played for the Perry Youth Basketball (PYB) championship over the February 7th weekend at the high school.  Team 19 won the championship game on the varsity court by the score of 31-19.  Team members are Trey Barnett, Gage Geier, Hayden Hmeidan, Jackson Huntsman, Spencer Huntsman, Anthony Kirk, Jarred Pettay, and Allen Shoaff.  Their names will be engraved on the PYB Championship trophy that is on permanent display at Pfeiffer.

Top D.A.R.E. Students Recognized

DSCN0107-300x224The D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held on January 21st, recognized outstanding 6th graders Jahari Harris, Caroline Kamerer, and William Hughes II as the top D.A.R.E. students for the 2nd quarter grading period. The top students were chosen due to the time and effort they put into making these lessons personal and sharing, not only what they learned, but how they are applying it to their lives. What really set these students apart was their ability to convey the D.A.R.E. teachings into their final essay and how D.A.R.E.’s curriculum has impacted their lives.  Jahari, Caroline, and William also had excellent class participation and demonstrate good character.

All students are asked to take a pledge to stay alcohol, tobacco and drug free, to live without violence and continue to spread the knowledge of D.A.R.E. with others. Officer Blanc appreciates the work that ALL students put into the essays and enjoyed reading each and every one of them. Congratulations to all 2nd Quarter students for graduating from the D.A.R.E. program!

School Board Member Seat Notice

The Perry Local Schools’ Board of Education is seeking qualified and interested candidates to fill a vacant Board seat.  The appointed member will serve on the Board through December 31, 2015.  Those interested must submit a letter of interest and a summary of qualifications to:

Perry Local Schools
Attn: Mrs. Betsy Elum, Board President
4201 13th St. S.W.
Massillon, Ohio 44646

To be considered, the letter of interest and summary of qualifications must be received in the Board office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Perry Mock Trial Team Qualifies for Regional Tournament

Mock TrialCongratulations to the Perry Mock Trial team!  On Friday, they competed at the District Competition and qualified to the Regional Tournament on February 20.  Led by attorneys Christian Lisik and Alexis Frantum, the team did not lose a single ballot.  Joined by witnesses Quinci Spencer, Grace DiGiulio, Annie Brand, Alex Orians, and Jake Zartman–they defeated both Lake and Jackson teams.  Special awards went to Quinci Spencer–outstanding witness and Christian Lisik and Alexis Frantum as Best Attorneys.  Congratulations team!

Edison Musicians Selected for Honor Band

bandCongratulations to the following Edison Middle School 7th and 8th grade band members for being selected to perform in The Ohio State Honor Band Festival to be held on Saturday, February 21 at The Ohio State University.

7th grade: Lauren Carpenter

8th Grade: Rocco Grossi, Mackenzie Scott, Lauren Cooney

These students were selected from over 800 nominations across the state of Ohio and are being recognized for their hard work and dedication in our Edison Bands.  The students will have the opportunity to work with OSU professors, guest conductors, and other middle school students from across the state of Ohio, as well as perform in a concert featuring two 7th Grade and two 8th Grade Honor Bands.

The 8th Grade Honor Bands will be performing a world premiere of a brand new composition by Robert Sheldon commissioned in honor of the 2015 Festival by The Ohio State University.

Congratulations to our Edison Middle School musicians!  You make Perry very proud!


Edison Artists Earn Scholastic Art Awards

artCongratulations to Edison art students who had work recently judged to be winners in the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards.

Receiving Honorable Mention Awards are Nathan Hall with two, Kayla Burlingame, Kelsie Everitt, Alaina Hastings, and Lauren Lieser.  Silver Key Awards were earned by Camdyn Crookston, Paige Curry, Jason Lacourt, Kennedy Thomas, and Natalie Watson.  The Silver Key winning artworks are on display at Kent State Stark and these five students will be among those recognized at the awards ceremony this Saturday.
Front: Jason Lacourt, Kayla Burlingame, Kennedy Thomas, Paige Curry, Lauren Lieser.
Back: Kelsie Everitt, Natalie Watson, Nathan Hall, Alaina Hastings, Camdyn Crookston.