Latest News for Perry Local Schools
The D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held on January 21st, recognized outstanding 6th graders Jahari Harris, Caroline Kamerer, and William Hughes II as the top D.A.R.E. students for the 2nd quarter grading period. The top students were chosen due to the time and effort they put into making these lessons personal and sharing, not only what they learned, but how they are applying it to their lives. What really set these students apart was their ability to convey the D.A.R.E. teachings into their final essay and how D.A.R.E.’s curriculum has impacted their lives. Jahari, Caroline, and William also had excellent class participation and demonstrate good character.
All students are asked to take a pledge to stay alcohol, tobacco and drug free, to live without violence and continue to spread the knowledge of D.A.R.E. with others. Officer Blanc appreciates the work that ALL students put into the essays and enjoyed reading each and every one of them. Congratulations to all 2nd Quarter students for graduating from the D.A.R.E. program!
The Perry Local Schools’ Board of Education is seeking qualified and interested candidates to fill a vacant Board seat. The appointed member will serve on the Board through December 31, 2015. Those interested must submit a letter of interest and a summary of qualifications to:
Perry Local Schools
Attn: Mrs. Betsy Elum, Board President
4201 13th St. S.W.
Massillon, Ohio 44646
To be considered, the letter of interest and summary of qualifications must be received in the Board office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Congratulations to the Perry Mock Trial team! On Friday, they competed at the District Competition and qualified to the Regional Tournament on February 20. Led by attorneys Christian Lisik and Alexis Frantum, the team did not lose a single ballot. Joined by witnesses Quinci Spencer, Grace DiGiulio, Annie Brand, Alex Orians, and Jake Zartman–they defeated both Lake and Jackson teams. Special awards went to Quinci Spencer–outstanding witness and Christian Lisik and Alexis Frantum as Best Attorneys. Congratulations team!
Congratulations to the following Edison Middle School 7th and 8th grade band members for being selected to perform in The Ohio State Honor Band Festival to be held on Saturday, February 21 at The Ohio State University.
7th grade: Lauren Carpenter
8th Grade: Rocco Grossi, Mackenzie Scott, Lauren Cooney
These students were selected from over 800 nominations across the state of Ohio and are being recognized for their hard work and dedication in our Edison Bands. The students will have the opportunity to work with OSU professors, guest conductors, and other middle school students from across the state of Ohio, as well as perform in a concert featuring two 7th Grade and two 8th Grade Honor Bands.
The 8th Grade Honor Bands will be performing a world premiere of a brand new composition by Robert Sheldon commissioned in honor of the 2015 Festival by The Ohio State University.
Congratulations to our Edison Middle School musicians! You make Perry very proud!
Students are engaged in learning a fun game with beans called “Race to 40.” You roll a dice and get that many brown beans to put in the ones place. Your partner rolls and does the same. When you get ten or more ones you trade them in for a red bean, which represents ten. The first player who gets to forty is the winner! First graders will play this game for learning subtraction regrouping as well. Players start with forty and the first to get to zero is the winner.
Feel free to try this game at home with your students. It’s so much fun!