Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Symphonic Winds Earn Perfect Score

Congratulations to the members of the Perry Symphonic Winds for earning a perfect score at OMEA State Contest this past Friday. The band earned straight Superior ratings on the floor, and a Superior in sight reading. One judge remarked “There is not a rating high enough to credit this incredible performance.”
Congratulations also to the members of the Perry High School Concert Band for earning a rating of Excellent on Saturday morning. The staff and directors are very proud of both groups, and the accomplishments you have made this year. 100% of Perry Band Students competed at the State level this year with the Marching Band, Symphonic Winds, and Concert Band!

Watson and PHS share Arts in Stark “smArt” grant

Friday, April 19th, the high school art room was full of first graders. The first graders were students of Amy Forchione of Watson Elementary. Mrs. Forchione, along with high school art instructor Sue Rusu, applied for and received a smArt grant from Arts for Stark. The grant was used to mix the arts with the core standards. For this project, the teachers chose to mix fiber arts and social studies. Together, they looked at the process of going from the sheep (with real sheep) to yarn. The class looked at the materials for fiber art, weaving, Kumihimo (Japanese braiding), dying wool and using a card loom. The class had extra help on hand from the Algonquin Spinners and Weavers.

PHS Math Team Achieves Success

Congratulations to Perry’s Math Team on a second place finish at the Stark County High School Math Challenge held at Kent State University Stark Campus on Saturday, April 20th. Perry senior Tim Watkins earned first in the individual awards as well. (more…)

Board of Education Meeting Changed

April’s board of education meeting originally scheduled for April 23rd has been changed to Tuesday, April 30th. The meeting will take place in the library at Edison Middle School beginning at 6:30 PM.

Area Agencies to Host Town Hall Meeting

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the recent parties in our county involving alcohol and underage youth underscore the importance of adults being watchful of our youth.   A common denominator in both parties was teens making poor choices and needing more parental and/or adult supervision. (more…)

Perry Pride Reflected in Student Volunteers

Perry Pride was on display during the 4th annual Project Perry Pride community service day held on Saturday, April 13th. Community members and Perry students gave back to their community by helping rake residents’ yards, clean gutters, tidying up school property, and removing trash along West Tusc./Lincoln Way and other area roads.

Click here to read the Canton Repository’s  coverage on Project Perry Pride.  (Photo Courtesy of CantonRep.com / Scott Heckel)

Ryan Andrzejczyk Pitches No-Hitter

Perry Junior, Ryan Andrzejczyk, starting pitcher for the Perry High School varsity baseball team threw a no-hitter against Glenoak in a 2-0 win on April 4, 2013.  Going into the top of the 7th inning, Andrzejczyk didn’t even know he had a no-hitter in progress.  He said “a friend yelled from the stands, saying I had a no-hitter going and then my catcher, Colin Guscoff, told me that there was a hit earlier in the game.”  It turns out that hit was scored as an error on an over-throw.  Only two batters reached base, one on the error and the other on a walk.  Other than those two, Andrzejczyk was perfect, striking out 9 batters, “my fast ball and curve ball were really on for that game.”  As a matter of fact, his fast ball clocks in in the low 80s.  Not only was the no-hitter exciting against the Golden Eagles, but to do it against former teammates made it even sweeter.  Andrzejczyk played baseball growing up with many of the players on the Golden Eagle team.

Superintendent talks with Future Educators

Superintendent Marty Bowe was welcomed to the Teacher Academy of Perry High School on Tuesday, April 2nd for a discussion of the teaching profession.  Members of Marcia Torrence’s Teacher Academy class spent an hour with Superintendent Bowe.  Topics of discussion were teacher responsibilities, school and district responsibilities to the community and changes in the teaching field in the near future to mention a few.  After hearing Bowe speak, Senior Mallory Vodopich felt that, “she likes the direction of changes that are coming for the teaching career and wouldn’t change anything about them.”  Superintendent Bowe enjoyed the discussion and his time with the students.  According to Bowe, schools need to, “Focus on students.  They’re your number one priority.”