Latest News for Perry Local Schools

PHS Wrestling Team State Champs!

State ChampsCongratulations to the Perry High School Wrestling team for making history and becoming the first boys athletic team state champions!  The team dominated the state competitors by winning the finals 48-9 over the 3rd seeded Brecksville Bees!  Through the tournament, the Panthers beat Delaware Hayes and St. Ed’s to reach the state final match against Brecksville.  Read more about the teams victory from the Canton Repository by clicking here. View the team receiving the state trophy by clicking here.

STATE CHAMPS!

State ChampsCongratulations to the Perry Wrestling team for making history and becoming the first boys athletic team state champions!  The team dominated the state competitors by winning the finals 48-9 over the 3rd seeded Brecksville bees! Read more about the teams victory from the Canton Repository by clicking here. View the team receiving the State Trophy by clicking here.

Genoa Panther with Character

Genoa WinnerCongratulations to Alexis Williams, second grader, for winning a brand new bike!  She won this bike by being nominated as a Panther With Character!  The bike was donated by KFC!  Alexis’ picture will be placed on a plaque at the KFC Massillon store.  The next give-away will be in May!  We thank KFC for their partnership as we promote exemplar character at Genoa!

Whole Brain Teaching

Whole Brain TeachingMiss Kristen Bagnola (fourth grade teacher) and Mr. Justin Boggs (third grade teacher) at Knapp have incorporated a new researched based learning call “Whole Brain Teaching” in their classrooms.  This is a highly interactive form of instruction that delivers information to students in short “chunks”.  Kids use hand gestures to learn information with their teacher.  Then the students teach each other  using hand gestures. While students teach each other, the teacher walks around the room to discover who understands the lesson and who needs more instructions.  Mostly this is used to remember vocabulary words,  key steps in writing or solving math problems. If you would like to see this in action, please go to Knapp’s web page or Facebook page to watch the videos.  It is pretty cool and the students enjoy learning this way.

PHS and Central Swim Teams Collect Food

 

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At their competition on Sunday, February 2nd, the Central Catholic Crusaders and the Perry Panthers concluded their canned food drive. The teams brought in a multitude of items that will be donated through a district hosted program, Perry Helping Perry, to the local food banks. The teams, coached by Mark Rogers (Central) and Eric Spaulding (Perry) were pleased to see the teams take the initiative to do something great to help the community. “We are exceptionally proud of this group of kids. Many of them swim together in the summer and train in mornings alongside one another and it is great to see how close they have become” says Eric Spaulding of Perry.  “Both teams have learned that when you have a large group of individuals pursuing a common goal, great things can be done” Said Mark Rogers (Central). “They learned that they have the perfect opportunity to think about what larger goals could be accomplished, both in the school and in the community. We are proud that the students have realized this opportunity and found it to be their responsibility to act and help those in the community that are in need.” “It is great to see young people recognizing a problem and then doing something about it. We may be here to coach them, but more importantly, we hope that we are teaching them about how to be good people.”

D.A.R.E. Skate Party – Monday, February 17th

dare_pictD.A.R.E. will sponsor a skate party on Monday, February 17th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the North Canton Skate Center. The cost to participate is $5.75 which includes skate/roller blade rental. Speed skates are $1.50 extra.  *New activities are laser tag, rock-wall, bumper cars, euro bungee, and 30 new video games. *Pricing for additional activities is $5.75 per activity or $20.00 for an unlimited bracelet.