Latest News for Perry Local Schools

Top D.A.R.E. Students Recognized

DSCN0107-300x224The 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!

School Board Member Seat Notice

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

Perry Mock Trial Team Qualifies for Regional Tournament

Mock TrialCongratulations 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!

Edison Musicians Selected for Honor Band

bandCongratulations 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!


Edison Artists Earn Scholastic Art Awards

artCongratulations to Edison art students who had work recently judged to be winners in the 2015 Scholastic Art Awards.

Receiving Honorable Mention Awards are Nathan Hall with two, Kayla Burlingame, Kelsie Everitt, Alaina Hastings, and Lauren Lieser.  Silver Key Awards were earned by Camdyn Crookston, Paige Curry, Jason Lacourt, Kennedy Thomas, and Natalie Watson.  The Silver Key winning artworks are on display at Kent State Stark and these five students will be among those recognized at the awards ceremony this Saturday.
Front: Jason Lacourt, Kayla Burlingame, Kennedy Thomas, Paige Curry, Lauren Lieser.
Back: Kelsie Everitt, Natalie Watson, Nathan Hall, Alaina Hastings, Camdyn Crookston.

Nate Baker Scholarship

nate3We are currently working with Mrs. Baker (Nate’s mom) on raising money for the Nate Baker Scholarship fund.  We are accepting pre-orders for t-shirts, cost is $10 (click here for the order form) We will accept pre-orders through Friday February 20th.  Each year a scholarship is given to one wrestler and one football player in honor of Nate Baker.  If you would like to support this great cause, please print the attached order form and send it to the high school: c/o Joy Minor.  Monetary donations are also accepted.  Any questions or concerns please contact Joy Minor at the high school.

Valentines for Veterans


Perry Service League is making Valentines to send to Veterans and Enlisted men and woman in our community or anywhere in the world that you have a loved one!  Please click HERE to submit a veteran’s name and address before February 6th!

First Graders at Lohr Race to 40

IMG_1120Mrs. Deuble’s first grade class is learning how to add and subtract to forty with and without regrouping!

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!

Lohr 2nd Graders Measure Up

Chloe and Sam measureLohr second graders in Mrs. Cobb’s class enjoyed developing their understanding of an inch as a unit of measurement and practiced their measuring skills.