Latest News for Perry Local Schools

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.

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.

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.

 

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!