Latest News for Perry Local Schools
Meet Jada, a 10 year old mixed breed dog saved from the shelter as a puppy by Cindy Zutavern. Jada is now a trained reading therapy dog who has been creating miracles with kindergarteners in Mrs. Logan’s class at Whipple. Jada was entered in a contest about how reading therapy dogs are helping in classrooms and we have been selected as a national finalist! (more…)
The Perry History Club (PHC) will be holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the 1893 Genoa School on Saturday, March 21st from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM at the Perry Grange. Tickets for the fundraiser are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. You can purchase tickets from a PHC member or at the door.
Attention ladies in 3rd through the 5th grade: Do you like having fun? Are you looking for ways to make new friends? Do you want to learn how to be healthy and strong? In March, Girls on the Run is coming toPerry! All Perry girls in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to join a team of Girls on the Run (GOTR) every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30p – 6:45p at Pfeiffer beginning on Tuesday, March 10th. This is an exciting opportunity you won’t want to miss. Register online at www.GOTRStarkCty.org or by calling Amy Shock at (330) 244-9331. Register today, deadline for registration is March 6th. Click here for a GOTR program flyer.
Carlie Perretta, Maria DeRenzo and Keenan Walker competed in the State Swimming and Diving State Meet. On Thursday, February 26th, Maria finished 20th in Girls Division 1 diving in the state. On Saturday morning, February 28th, Keenan dove in the Division 1 boys competition and finished 16th, earning him All-Ohio honors. Saturday evening, Carlie competed in the 100 breaststroke in the finals of the state competition and finished 4th (pictured left) in the state in Division 1 with a time of 1:04.63. This resets her own school record and the county record and earns her All-Ohio honors and All-American consideration. Congratulations on great performances this weekend.
Join us on Friday, March 27th for a district wide hat day! All of Perry Local Schools will be participating in Perry’s Hat Day for just $1.00. Students and staff can wear a baseball hat, a beret, a cowboy hat, or any kind of crazy hat! All the money raised will go to the Perry Athletic Hall of Fame. The school that raises the most money will get to choose what non-profit organization the money will go to the following year, along with bragging rights!
Whipple second grade decided to take advantage of the freezing temperatures by creating colored ice marbles to teach their science unit on motion. The students were asked to determine various ways to set the “marbles” in motion and record their hypotheses. Each student was then asked to experiment and try out their recorded option of force. Some of the hypotheses included rolling the ice marble, sliding it, and even throwing it (done underhand of course). At the conclusion of the experiment the students continued to experiment with regular marbles in the classroom trying to create different paths of motion (straight, curved, and zig-zag), what would happen by introducing friction onto the surface, and finding ways to slow down or speed up the “marbles”.
Children who eat breakfast at school start the day ready to learn—reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behavior. However, only half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast according to the Food Research and Action Council. To increase participation in the School Breakfast Program, Perry Local schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 2-6, 2015, National School Breakfast Week is a week long celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents. (more…)
Perry’s academic challenge team recently completed filming for the popular game show, Academic Challenge, which airs on WEWS NewsChannel5 on Saturday evenings. The Perry team did an awesome job and had a great experience!
The show will be aired for your viewing pleasure on Saturday, April 18th at 7:00 PM.