Latest News for Perry Local Schools

PHS Business Students Help Pfeiffer Snack Shack


The Business Department would like to congratulate PHS students Trisha Barnett and Katelyn MacArthur and Pfeiffer students Lincoln Warstler, Logan Keim, Jack Wagner, and Payton Daugherty for being Business Plan Development Program award recipients. Because of their business plan, the Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce awarded $500 to Pfeiffer Middle School to start a business, The Pfeiffer Snack Shack. All proceeds from the Pfeiffer Snack Shack will be donated to the Pfeiffer Homework Club so that students who need tutoring can stay after school to get the help they need. Thanks Trisha and Katelyn for making a difference in Perry!

Perry Alumnus Earns Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Honor

cincinnatisyphonyorchestraMatthew Ernst, a 2000 graduate from Perry High School and former member of the Perry High School Band program, was recently named principal trumpet for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra!  Following his years at Perry, Matthew went on to earn degrees from The University of Michigan and Southern Methodist University.  Prior to winning the audition for CSO, Matthew was principal trumpet with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and associate principal with the Louisiana Philharmonic.

Click here to read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer

Help Edison Team Win National Competition

RubeGoldberg CompetionYou can help a team of Edison students win the People’s Choice Award as part of the 2014 International Online Rube Goldberg Machine Contest. The team, comprised of 13 seventh and eighth grade students, designed and built a simple machine that solved a task. This year’s task: Zip a Zipper. Starting the second week of March, the students worked every morning for 40 minutes (during homeroom) and also came in for a five and one half hour session over spring break.

Click here to visit the competition page and to view all entries. To vote for Edison’s entry “like” them on facebook.

Bands in the Round, May 8th

birThe end of the school year is fast approaching, and that means everyone’s favorite night of the year is almost here!  Bands In The Round will be held on May 8th, at 7:00 PM in the PHS Main Gym.  Tickets are $6.00 per person and will be sold at the door.  If you are planning to use your Palace Tickets for admission, you must present those tickets at the door.  

Lohr Reading Fiesta!

IMG_0857Learning is always fun at Lohr!  Our literacy night included Jasper our Mexican burro, nachos & cheese and cinnamon cookies (sponsored by the fabulous Lohr PTO), story telling by Mr. Ryan, Perry’s Assistant Superintendent, Mexican Hat Dance lessons with Mrs. Wendt, pinata making, fraction fajitas and Mexican jumping bean patterns.  It was a wonderful evening filled with literacy and math activities, ideas, prizes from the pinata and of course pictures with Jasper.  We had a tremendous turn out… over 140 students! Thank you to the students and families that participated and to all the teachers that put in time and energy to make this evening a success.

Perry Police Hosting Awareness Program

PerryTwnshpPoliceThe Perry Township Police Department will be hosting Hidden in Plain Sight on Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM in the Edison Middle School gymnasium. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Hidden in Plain Sight is a parent/guardian awareness program for adults only presented by the Bath and Copley Police Departments. The program is designed to give parents/guardians information indicative to dangerous and risky behaviors. The program features an interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager’s bedroom. Other topics include substance abuse, violence, juvenile crime, eating disorders, technology, risky games/challenges, and much more. For more information please contact Officer Bill Watson ( at 330-478-5121 or 330-478-6167 ext 3150.  Click here to view a program flyer.

Edison Wrestling State Duals Champs!

EdisonchampsThe Perry Edison Wrestling Team competed at the OAC State Duals Tournament on Sunday February 23rd.   When the dust settled, the team had captured Perry’s First Jr. High State Championship.  The team went 5 and 0 on the day by  the following scores:
Perry Edison  72    Logan Hocking  25
Perry Edison  79    Mentor Shore 15
Perry Edison  48    Midview  46
Perry Edison  75    Olmstead Falls  18
Perry Edison  50    Marysville  47
Members of the team that competed on Sunday are:  Jacob Williams,  Chase Norman,  Kyle Gruber,  Darese Sparkman,  Stone Tausch,  Jebrell Andrews,  Luke Millin,  Cullen Kopan,  Emil Soehnlen,   Nick Groves,  Skylor Castello,  Zach Blackiston,  Max Baker,  Jarin Curtis, Matt Takacs,  and Logan Wise.  OAC rules permit up to four wrestlers from outside the school and former Perry students Nick Shephard and Luke Dye, as well as Jackson’s Victor Marcelli also contributed. Other Edison team members (not competing on Sunday) are:  Gavin Carney,  Zach Heath,  Dylan Lones,  Chandler Michaels,  Zak Searfoss,  Brian Stevenson,  and Kohner Walters. The team is guided by Head Coach Shaun Smith, and assistants Jason Wise, Emil Soehnlen and Dick Maier.

Unused or Expired Medication Disposal

Screen Shot 2014-03-23 at 11.11.30 PMThe Perry Police Department will be collecting unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10am -2pm.  The Special Response Unit will be collecting the medications at Anytime Fitness in Marc’s Plaza.  For more information, visit  Click here for the flyer.