Latest News for Perry Local Schools

PHS Named U.S. News Bronze Medal Winner

Perry High School was recently named a bronze medal winner in U.S. News Best High Schools report for 2013.

Ohio high school students must earn at least 20 credits in various subjects, including economics and financial literacy. In 10th grade, students take the Ohio Graduation Tests, which assess reading, writing, math, science and social studies skills, according to the Ohio Department of Education. (more…)

PHS Girls 4 X 400 Team State Champs!

The girls 4×400 team of Faith “Charliee” Strickland, Jackie Genetin, Mikayla Dearing, and Hannah Luke won the state championship in a new school and Stark County record of 3:48.59.  Charliee once again started off strong giving the baton to Jackie in good position as she ran a great 2nd leg to hand off to Mikayla in 2nd place.  By the time Mikayla handed off to Hannah with a 10-15 meter lead it was just a matter of time until Hannah would cross the finish line and clinch the state championship for the girls.  Not only did the girls win, they won in dominating fashion as they finished over 3 seconds ahead of 2nd place Troy (3:51.67).  Hannah also earned All-Ohio status with a 4th place 200m dash (24.87 into wind) and 7th place 100m dash (12.44 into the wind).  The same girls just missed All-Ohio with a 9th place finish in the 4×200 (1:43.04).  Andrew Vincent finished 16th in the pole vault clearing 13 feet. (more…)

Perry Local Partners with the YMCA

The YMCA of Western Stark County is proud to be expanding! The YMCA, click here for the West Stark Y website, will be offering the residents of Perry and the surrounding areas a place to come together as a community to focus on healthy living while having fun and making new friendships! The first classes begin June 10th. Some of the planned offerings are:
Adult Fitness – the YMCA will offer morning and evening group exercise classes five days a week at Perry High School.
Youth Enrichment Camps – the summer will start with sports camps then move to aquatics and end with a stretching camp. Children can attend every four-day-long camp or stay throughout the summer for all of them. Either way, each child will experience something new every week.

Girl’s Track Team District Champs – State Meet Next

The Perry Girls Track Team needed to win the 4x400m relay in order to be able to win the District Championship and did just that.  Hannah Luke anchored the team of Faith “Charliee” Strickland, Jackie Genetin, and Mikayla Dearing to victory like she had three times earlier on the way to 4 District Titles.  The girls ended up tying for first place with GlenOak overall.
The Ladies also placed 3rd at the Regional Championship on May 31st.  Advancing to the State Meet are Hannah Luke (100m, 200m, 4×200, 4×400), Mikayla Dearing (400m, 4×200, 4×400), Jackie Genetin (4×200, 4×400) and Faith “Charliee” Strickland (4×200, 4×400).  The  4×400 relay finished with a time of 3:50.91 which is a new Stark County record.  Advancing to the State meet for the boys team is Andrew Vincent in the Pole Vault.  Good luck to all of our athletes at State!

Lohr Wins 4th Grade Track Meet

On Wednesday May 15th, the annual elementary track meet was held at the Perry High School Track Stadium.  Genoa, Knapp, Lohr, Watson, and Whipple Elementary Schools each had 2 boys and 2 girls compete in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, Long Jump, and Softball Throw.  Each school also had a 4×100 meter relay team.  Lohr Elementary edged out Knapp in the final team standings by 4 points to win the combined team title with 98 points. (more…)

Panther Paw Cafe

Mr. Pfeiffer’s students are proud to introduce “The Panther Paw Café” to the Perry Local School District.  The Panther Paw Café is a student-operated ‘coffee shop’ which students are taught school-to-work skills. This allows them to interact with real customers, money and actual on-the-job scenarios.  For the last few weeks of school, the students served the staff at Perry High School regular and decaf coffee.  Within the next few years, the business is expected to reach out to other staff in the district as well as the student body.  A variety of jobs are given to students on a daily basis.  Jobs include being a greeter, cashier, server, re-stocker and more.  Along with these jobs, checklists are used to evaluate student progress.  Students are enjoying every minute of their opportunity to participate in The Panther Paw Café.

Pfeiffer’s Girls on the Run Program a Success

This spring, a group of 19 5th and 6th grade girls have been meeting twice a week to learn how to follow a healthy lifestyle both physically and emotionally.   On June 1, the girls will be participating in a 5K race at Walsh University with over 1,000 women and girls.  The girls have been coached by staff members from Pfeiffer. (more…)

Symphonic Winds to Perform for Ohio Band Directors

Congratulations to the 2013 Perry Symphonic Winds for being invited to perform at the Ohio Band Director’s Conference in December!  The Symphonic Winds will be 1 of 3 high school bands from the state of Ohio to perform at this invitation only event.  The 2013 Ohio Band Director’s Conference will be held in December at The University of Akron.

Field of Flags set for Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, honor your hero by placing a flag in Perry’s own Field of Flags.
Click here for an order form.  We will be selling flags from now through Memorial Day to be displayed at Perry High School Veterans Memorial in Massillon, Ohio (May 25-27).There are four different color fields, that flags can be placed in. GOLD for Fallen Heroes; RED for Veterans who have served, BLUE for service men and women currently serving; WHITE for all others whom family and friends want to recall and honor this Memorial Day.  (more…)

Baseball Fundraiser Saturday May 18th

Saturday, May 18 at Waikem Ford from 1pm to 7pm the baseball team will have “Drive a Ford for your Team” fundraiser.  This means that everyone (1 per household) that comes in to Waikem that day and test drives a new Ford, Ford will donate $20 to the PHS baseball program.  Along with a test drive, the baseball team will be holding a car wash and selling food.  Click here for a flyer.