Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Dave Riggs – National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year

IMG_1810From his first job at the University of Arizona, to coaching the Perry wrestling team for the last 28 years, Coach Dave Riggs has racked up the accomplishments.  His latest being the most impressive.  Coach David Riggs was named the National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.  After leading the Panthers to their first team title in 2014, Riggs learned of his national award through email.  When he first read it, he was shocked.  Then after letting it sink in, he feels very grateful and honored of the award.  Coach Riggs stats are beyond impressive: 3rd in the State in the last 12 years, 9 times state runner up as a team, 28 individual state champs and 100 state placers, last 19 years as Federal League champs with a record of 142-2.  Congrats to Coach Riggs and the entire Panther Wrestling Program.

PHS Senior Elected President for State FEA

Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 9.35.28 AMPerry High School Senior, Josh Childs, has been elected as the Future Educators of America (FEA) president for the 2014-2015 school year.  Josh is thrilled to have been elected to this position.  His bio reads:  Josh Childs, President, is a senior at Perry High School. In his spare time, he loves to hit the dance floor and bust a move! His debating skills are superb from four years on the debate team and as a class representative for his school. Josh will be majoring in Middle Childhood Education after graduation.

Edison Art Students Sweep Local Poster Contest

starksoilThis past Spring, Edison art students entered a poster contest sponsored by the Stark Soil and Water Conservation District.  The 2014 theme was “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil”.  We are proud to report that our students brought home all top three awards!  Their posters were recently (more…)

Remembering 9-11 by Louie Mattachione

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 9.26.35 AMSEPTEMBER 11TH TRIBUTE

By “Louie” Mattachione
As Americans…we have dates and events in our American History that we never seem to forget.  Dates that have come to represent a very important time in our lives!  Dates such as: The Signing of the Declaration of Independence, The End of the American Civil War, The Day Of Infamy – December 7, 1941 – the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, The Martin Luther King March on Washington.  Some 13 years ago…yet another event took place. (more…)

Pfeiffer 6th grader is Grand Champion at the Stark County Fair

photo 4Congratulations to Mackenzie Meadows for earning Grand Champion honors at the Stark County Fair.  Mackenzie and her horse, Scarlett, competed over three days in the 1st year walk/trot category.  Mackenzie and Scarlett performed in areas of horsemanship, dressage, trails, jumping, barrels, poles, speed and control and cones and barrels to name a few.  Mackenzie has spent many hours working and training her horse, and the hard work paid off.  We are all proud of Mackenzie for her accomplishment!

Perry Girls Youth Fall Basketball League Registration

PERRY BBALL2Perry Girls Youth Basketball  is now accepting registration for girls in grades 3-6 for the upcoming fall basketball league. The league begins on October 7th and runs through November 16th. Girls will participate in a two week skills camp and a four week practice and game schedule. Practices will be held two nights a week with officiated games on Sundays. A parent meeting will be held on September 30th at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria at Pfeiffer.

Click here for a registration form and more information.

Perry Township Oktoberfest – Saturday, September 13th

townshipsymbolPerry Township will hold a Bicentennial Parade on Saturday, September 13th to help celebrate 200 years. The parade will kick off at 11 am from Austin Avenue and finish at Perry High School. After the parade, head over to Hartwick Park for everything Oktoberfest! Food and beverages will be available for purchase from vendors. The Perry Adult Boosters will have a concession stand as well. For more details visit

Perry Men’s Golf Outing a Success Thanks to Perry Community

golf-ball-on-teeThank you to the Perry Community!  PHS Men’s Golf Booster Club had a successful outing on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Tam O’Shanter’s  Hills golf course.  159 golfers, including coaches and PHS alumni golfers, several sponsors and 13 volunteers showed support to our young men while enjoying a beautiful day of golf, fellowship and a steak dinner provided by Falcone’s.   Your generous support is greatly appreciated and we encourage (more…)